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Aurora Hotel & Spa

At a Glance

    Pros

  • trendy design
  • quiet location off main drag yet still close to restaurants

    Cons

  • standard rooms are small, even by Catalina standards

Aurora Hotel & Spa Review

In a town dominated by historic properties, the Aurora is refreshingly contemporary, with a hip attitude more reminiscent of Hollywood than Avalon. Standard rooms are small but appointed with mod chocolate and blue furniture and flat-screen TVs, while suites have Jacuzzi tubs or elaborate showers—the spacious Aurora Suite is a great splurge. There are striking ocean views from the rooftop deck. Unwind after a day of hiking or boating with a Mermaid's Kiss massage—a blend of Swedish, Japanese, and Thai techniques—at the spa. A complimentary continental breakfast is served and the front desk loans out laptops, binoculars, and GPS units to guests.

    Hotel Details

  • 15 rooms, 3 suites.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 04-25-2011

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