Best Catalina Island Hotels

Patio View from Hotel St Lauren
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Catalina Island is a perfect weekend getaway from Los Angeles and other nearby towns. After enjoying the many things the island has to offer, you'll want a nice place to rest your head. Look no further than the Catalina Island hotels listed below, which are the best in their category in Avalon. If none of these hotels meet your needs, or if they're all booked up, the Visitors Bureau maintains a list of rooms available in all the Catalina Island hotels.

Have reasonable expectations no matter where you decide to stay. You'll pay more for Catalina Island hotels than you would on the mainland. Most hotels will also require a two-day minimum reservation on weekends and three days if it's a holiday weekend.

Best View

The Zane Grey Hotel had fantastic views but unfortunately, it's now closed. However, the Inn on Mt. Ada also has fantastic views.

Best Value for Money

The Aurora Hotel isn't the cheapest of all Catalina Island hotels but offers the best price-to-quality ratio. Lower-priced rooms at the Aurora are far superior to those at other similar-priced properties in town.

Best for Families

Located right in the middle of town and across the street from the beach, the Pavilion Hotel is one of the more moderately-priced Catalina Island hotels and each room can accommodate up to 5 people.

Best Luxury/Romantic Hotel

Avalon Hotel is located just steps from the waterfront and features gorgeous Craftsman-style touches.

Best Inexpensive Hotel

Hotel Atwater is highly rated by people who stay at the hotel and offers some of the lowest prices in town.

Best Moderate-Priced Bed and Breakfast

Old Turner Inn features comfortable surroundings in a pretty house.