Visiting Catalina Island during off-peak season has tons of perks! Less crowded, cooler weather, and incredible savings are great reasons to visit through March. Plus, through March, Catalina Express and Paradise Hotel Partners offer combination boat and accommodations packages at more than a dozen hotels in Avalon as part of its “Best of Winter” offering.
There’s a deal to fit every budget and taste. Find a full listing here. Each package includes round trip transportation on Catalina Express. (Plus, several Avalon hotels offer complimentary wine and cheese hour)!
The Avalon Hotel & The Aurora Hotel: These sister hotels offer amazing views from their rooftops, including a 360-degree view of Avalon and its harbor. The Avalon’ has a fountain in the Garden Patio, along with a fire pit, secluded seating and intricate landscaping. Aurora has a more modern ambiance and a stylist lobby to relax in. The Best of Winter package offers free boat transportation to/from Avalon, on-island taxi transfers from boat to hotel and continental breakfast. From $395 double occupancy for two nights at The Avalon and $393 at The Aurora, inclusive of taxes, savings of 30%.
Hermosa Hotel: This is Catalina Island’s friendly, economy hotel located in the heart of Avalon. The Historic Hermosa has been serving guests of the island since 1896. Includes round trip boat transportation, two passes to each of the following: Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens, Catalina Island Museum and two hour-hour bike rentals. From $179.50/person, for two nights, savings of 33%.
Hotel Metropole: This hotel is centrally located in the heart of Avalon and just steps from the beach. Winter Special includes Continental breakfast, 1 bottle of Champagne, 1 luxury spa basket and starts at $219 double occupancy, per night, plus tax, nearly 30% savings.
Hotel Villa Portofino: Consistently rated one of Avalon’s best hotels, the Hotel Villa Portofino carries on the traditions of a European seaside resort with high quality standards, personalized service and a relaxed Mediterranean charm. The “Limited Package” includes round trip boat transportation, continental breakfast and taxi transfers from boat and hotel. From $101.25/person, inclusive of tax, with a savings of more than 20%.