Aurora offers her guests a new level of island hospitality. As soon as you walk through the door you will be surrounded by a modern ambiance characterized by a cosmopolitan lobby with stylish couches for relaxing and an artistic, modern feel.
Off the third floor, you will find a roof-deck oasis with sleek furnishings and awe-inspiring views of romantic Catalina Island and the Pacific Ocean.
Whether you are unwinding in a guest room, being pampered in spa room or socializing in the common areas, Aurora's guests experience the art of relaxation.
- Ocean view roof-deck
- Friday evening wine and cheese
- In-room internet access and WiFi
- Continental breakfast
- On-site spa - Click here for details
- Non-smoking rooms
- Baggage storage
- Ice machines
- Wine available for purchase on site
- Laptops, GPS units, binoculars and more available for guest use
Before Aurora moved in, 137 Marilla Avenue was the home of the Cloud 7 Hotel. Featuring a Cape Cod exterior and an early American interior, that Catalina Island hotel served the island's visitors for more than 30 years.
You won't make it much past the front door before discovering that art is all around you at Aurora. If you're interested in purchasing work from any of our featured artists, please ask at the front desk.
Aurora's clean lines and modern attitude were created with the help of designer Lisa Bruchmann. Her fondness for European chic and crafting the unusual make her the perfect fairy godmother for the Aurora Hotel and Spa.
Xavier Gonzalez: This Southern California native created the stunning crystalline pottery in the lobby. Among many other places, he can be found at the Catalina Island Festival of the Art in September.
Bill Boyce: Internationally renowned underwater photographer Bill Boyce had a long history of marine science and conservation before allowing his passion for photography to become his vocation.
Bruce Hall: For more than two decades Bruce Hall, whose work has been exhibited in the Smithsonian, has used his unique vision to capture the marine environment.
We don't like rules anymore than you do. But that doesn't mean we don't have to play by them.
- Check-in is 3 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m.
- Aurora's rooms and indoor spaces are non-smoking.
- Please don't burn candles.
- Aurora is not wheelchair accessible.
- Pets are not allowed at Aurora (no, not even if they fit in your luggage).
- Rates are subject to government taxes, especially if there's a politician in the room.
- The rooftop deck is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Otherwise the neighbors get excited and then the party's over for everybody.
- Rates are subject to change without notice.
- Weekend reservations require a two-night stay and holiday weekend reservations require a minimum three-night stay.
- Except for the Aurora suite, our rooms have only one bed. We would be happy to make recommendations for family-friendly accommodations.
- Deposit policy: You will be charged one night's room charges plus tax 30 days before you check in. Packages will be charged in full when you make the reservation.
- On-line booking Cancellation policy: If you have to cancel, you'll be assessed a 20 percent processing fee. Cancellations made within seven days of your stay will not be accepted; however we will attempt to resell the room for you.
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For more information about Catalina Island, please visit The Ultimate Insider's Guide.
If you're in the Los Angeles area please visit Venice Beach.
For shuttle service between Southern California airports and Catalina boat terminals, please contact Karmel Shuttle.