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.
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.