Casa Mariquita Hotel - Avalon, CA

Stay at Casa Mariquita Hotel on Catalina Island, CA

Top Reasons to Stay at Casa Mariquita Hotel

  • The Spanish-style hotel is set in the hills surrounding Avalon.
  • The property is within walking distance of the beach and local restaurants and shops along the town’s main drag.
  • You can look out onto the town and ocean below from a pair of outdoor patios with terra cotta tiles and patio 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 also 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 rooms have refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, and views of 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 way to get around. Much of the island’s interior is unpopulated, home to a vast array of native desert foliage and wildlife. Visitors can hit the many secluded coves that dot the landscape 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 Island is accessible only by challenging dirt trails, but you can see many of its endemic plants in town at the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden. Some of the featured vegetation can only be found here, including wild tomato and rare Catalina mahogany. The memorial itself was designed to incorporate as much local material 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, with a surrounding backdrop of steep, amphitheater-like hills, occupies only about 3% of the island. Still, it’s 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 here is the art-deco-style Casino building. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, the circular structure stands at the equivalent of 12 stories tall and 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, with dates through June

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.


  • Use of beach towels ($1 cleaning fee)
  • Two outdoor patios
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Complimentary WiFi

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.

Other Details

Room Details

Standard Double-Queen Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $30 (plus tax) per night for each additional guest 12 or older; $15 (plus tax) per night for each additional guest 11 or younger

Standard 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 during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrade to a full view room for an additional $100 per night, subject to availability

Getting There

  • By ferry: Catalina Express runs multiple ferries a day to and from Long Beach, San Pedro, and Dana Point; Catalina Flyer makes twice-daily runs to and from Newport Beach

Traveler's Tips

  • The Catalina Flyer will not be making trips to Catalina Island until May 8, 2013.

Customer Reviews

(32 ratings)

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Tasha D. ·
May 23, 2014
Friendly front desk lady


Stephanie F. ·
March 15, 2014
The staff was awesome. They called a few days before arrival to see if they could assist in arranging my boat ride. They booked the boat for me ( sooooo convenient ! ). Also, the hotel is conveniently located and our bed was sooooo comfortable. Casa Mariquita is a cozy little hotel and I would definitely stay there again. -Nothing " fancy", but definitely clean, cozy and comfortable. I'll stay again.


Erika ·
March 6, 2014
Hospitality. Will definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends
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