Casa Mariquita Hotel - Catalina Island, CA

Stay at Casa Mariquita Hotel in Catalina Island, CA

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Top Reasons to Stay at Casa Mariquita Hotel

  • The newest Spanish-style, open-air hotel set in the tranquil hills surrounding the city of Avalon.
  • The property is located a short walk from the bustling shops and restaurants on the front street, Crescent Ave.
  • You can look out onto the town and ocean below from a pair of outdoor patios with terra cotta tiles and outdoor furniture.
  • Next to the hotel, you can catch a trolley to Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden, home to rare Catalina ironwoods and other endemic plants.
  • The garden serves as the trailhead for the Garden to Sky Hike, a gently sloped climb that leads to outlooks with spectacular views of both sides of the island.
  • Standard and ocean-view rooms have refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, and views of the Pacific or the hotel’s courtyard.

Catalina Island, California: Desert Foliage and Secluded Coves in the Pacific Ocean

The rocky Catalina Island is only about 22 miles southwest of Los Angeles, but it’s a world away from the crowded metropolis. For starters, there are hardly any cars here—golf carts are the preferred mode of transportation. Much of the island’s interior is unpopulated, leaving room for abundant desert foliage and wildlife. Visitors can hide away in one of many secluded coves for sunbathing or snorkeling in temperate waters among starfish, sea urchins, and bright-orange garibaldi. Travel + Leisure called these coves “ready-made for romance,” naming Catalina one of the world’s most romantic islands in 2010.

Much of Catalina is accessible only by challenging dirt trails, but you can see many indigenous plants in town at the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden. The memorial was designed to incorporate as many local materials as possible, including quarried Catalina stones, blue flagstone rock from the harbor, and hand-painted tiles from a local pottery company.

You can get to the gardens by catching a taxi or trolley from nearby Avalon, the island’s only major city. This small village is set against a backdrop of steep, amphitheater-like hills. Avalon is where most visitors spend the majority of their time, thanks to a popular beach, a lively harbor, and a surprising variety of restaurants. The most famous landmark is the art-deco Casino building. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, the circular, 12-stories-tall structure houses an art gallery, a museum, and a theater.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • Stay for two in a standard or ocean-view king room
  • Dates into September


Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 8-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
  • Taxes: 12% tax added at purchase

Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Use of beach towels ($4 cleaning fee per towel)
  • Two outdoor patios
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary luggage storage available before check-in time (2 p.m) or after check-out time (11 a.m.)
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The Fine Print

  • Date cannot be changed once book; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 8-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 12% tax added at purchase.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Standard Double-Queen Room

  • Two Queen Beds • Room Size: 21' x 12' 8"
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $30 + tax for each person 12+, $15 + tax for 11 and younger

Standard King Room

  • One California king bed• Room Size: 21' x 12' 8"
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: $30 + tax for each person 12+, $15 + tax for 11 and younger

Ocean-View King Room

  • One California king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: N/A

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: not applicable
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request, subject to availability
  • Room upgrades: upgrade to a full view room for an additional $100 per night, subject to availability

Getting There

  • By ferry: Catalina Flyer runs once, daily from Newport Beach at 9 a.m. to Catalina and back at 4:30 p.m.

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