The 10 Best Hotels in Catalina Island (Top-Rated Places to Stay)

The 10 Best Hotels In Catalina Island -Top Rated Places To Stay

Interested in staying at one of the best hotels in Catalina Island?

We get it.

From romantic walks and rejuvenating spa therapies...

...and from scuba diving to zipline eco tours, there’s so much to see and do in Santa Catalina.

While you’re planning your visit, don’t forget to book a room at one of the amazing hotels on this list.

The following 10 offer wonderful ambiance, excellent locations, fantastic value, and much more.

Best Hotels in Catalina - Quick Picks

If you're in a hurry, here are our two favorite Catalina Island hotels in this review:

Catalina Island Hotels (10 Top-Rated Places To Stay)

1) Aurora Hotel & Spa - For those who want luxury

Aurora Hotel & Spa - For those who want luxury

If you seek luxury, Aurora Hotel & Spa is the best place to stay on Catalina Island. It delivers the traditional Catalina B&B hospitality within sleek, modern ambiance. The hotel is also four minutes away from the beach and Avalon Pier, treating guests to an ocean view.

While at the Aurora Hotel & Spa, you can relax at Island Spa Catalina. The retreat offers numerous facilities such as a soaking pool, salon, and wellness center. Simply inquire at the hotel’s front desk to schedule your spa experience.

2) Banning House of Two Harbors - Scenic ocean views

anning House of Two Harbors - Scenic ocean views

Highly rated for value, Banning House of Two Harbors is a historic B&B with ocean views. Its rooms and patio offer breathtaking views of Catalina Harbor and Isthmus Cove. With a complimentary breakfast every day of your stay to boost, you won’t want to go home soon.

While staying at Banning House, you can rent bicycles to explore the island, take a two-hour ride on a scenic route, or head to Avalon Casino. If you’d rather stay indoors, check out the game room.

3) Hotel Atwater - Affordable family friendly hotel with free breakfast

Hotel Atwater - Affordable family friendly hotel with free breakfast

Opened in 1920, Hotel Atwater is Avalon’s highest rated hotel for value. In fact, it regularly offers packages and special offer. Further adding to Hotel Atwater’s value is the complimentary breakfast item and beverage courtesy of Ben’s Bakery.

With the beach, Green Pier, and Tour Plaza close by, you can plan your own day of fun and excitement. If you’d rather relax, you can choose from the hotel’s three Island Spa Catalina packages.

4) Pavilion Hotel - Beachfront location with ocean views

Pavilion Hotel - Beachfront location with ocean views

There are many reasons why Pavilion Hotel is considered one of the top beachfront hotels in Catalina Island. Welcoming guests are landscaped tropical gardens, island-themed seating areas, and views of the beach and Avalon Bay. You also get a complimentary breakfast and wine and cheese in the evening.

Pavilion Hotel is just a five-minute walk from Island Spa Catalina, Catalina Grand Casino, and Pointe Catalina Island Golf Club. So, whether you want to relax or have fun, everything you need is nearby.

5) Hermosa Hotel - Pet friendly

Hermosa Hotel - Pet friendly

Among the variety of Catalina Island hotels, Hermosa Hotel is a great pick if you're traveling with a four-legged friend. A historic hotel with over a century of history, it offers quaint rooms and standard amenities. Making up for these, however, are great accommodation rates and packages to the island’s activities and attractions.

The Hermosa Hotel is also a favorite with divers, offering many services and amenities for them. But if you’d rather stay on land, head to the nearby Crescent Street Shopping strip, restaurants, or beaches.

6) The Avalon Hotel - One of the nicest hotels on Catalina Island

The Avalon Hotel - One of the nicest hotels on Catalina Island

The Avalon Hotel is one of our favorite hotels in Catalina due to its breathtaking ocean views, luxurious amenities, and artistic ambiance. It also offers to tantalize your palate with a complimentary continental breakfast

By choosing The Avalon Hotel, you can easily explore the island. There are several shopping outlets and tour services nearby as well. But if you’d rather stay at the hotel, you can lounge on the rooftop and get a 360-degree view of Avalon and its harbor.

7) Catalina Island Seacrest Inn - Great value

Catalina Island Seacrest Inn - Great value

With accommodations for every budget, Catalina Island Seacrest Inn is another fantastic place to stay if you seek great value. You can enjoy ocean views from the hotel’s sundeck, soak in your room’s spa tub, or even test your cooking skills at the BBQ facilities.

The pet-friendly Catalina Island Seacrest Inn is also conveniently located. In addition to being very close to the beach, it’s minutes away from local attractions like Catalina Segways.

8) Holiday Inn Resort - Includes outdoor heated pool

Holiday Inn Resort - Includes outdoor heated pool

Located in the hills of Avalon, Holiday Inn Resort is a pet-friendly retreat. It’s only ¼ mile away from the Catalina Island Golf Course and ½ mile away from the shopping district and beach.

If you’d rather spend more time at the resort, head to the full-service spa or outdoor heated pool. And if food is your passion, stop by The Seaport Bistro to enjoy Mediterranean dishes courtesy of the award-winning chef Gregory Wenger.

9) Hotel Metropole - Beautiful ocean views

Hotel Metropole - Beautiful ocean views

If you’re looking at Catalina Island hotels because you're planning a romantic or family getaway, Hotel Metropole is a fantastic choice; it's an amazing place to rest your body, mind, and soul. The hotel promises comfort, charm, and wonderful, friendly service. Complementing these are luxuries like oceanfront suites, Jacuzzi baths, spa and health club, and a free continental breakfast.

Hotel Metropole is also the right choice for adventure lovers. You can avail package and specials which include activities like kayaking and golfing. You can also walk to nearby attractions such as The Avalon Casino.

10) Hotel Catalina - Historical hotel in a great location

Hotel Catalina - Historical hotel in a great location

Located near the harbor, Hotel Catalina is considered a Victorian landmark. It offers beautiful views of the harbor which you can enjoy from the hotel’s balconies or wicker chairs. You can also relax in the in-ground Jacuzzi or plan a BBQ on the large gas grill.

If you plan on exploring the island, you’ll appreciate Hotel Catalina’s location. Avalon Pier is just a four-minute walk away while attractions like Wrigley Botanical Garden is a 20-minute drive away.