The hotel features Spanish-style architecture and is set in the tranquil hills surrounding the city of Avalon on Catalina Island.
The property is located a short walk from the bustling shops and restaurants on the front street, Crescent Avenue.
You can look out onto the town and the Pacific Ocean below from the common area on a pair of patios with terra-cotta tiles and outdoor furniture.
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 king and two-queen 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 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.
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What You Get
Stay for two
Option 1: $95 for 1 night in a standard king room (up to a $169 value)
Option 2: $115 for 1 night in a standard double-queen room (up to a $189 value)
Valid for check-in Friday or Saturday
Option 3: $269 for 2 nights in a standard king room (up to a $398 value)
Option 4: $289 for 2 nights in a standard double-queen room (up to a $458 value)
Policies and Fees
Book by: 2/7/14
Travel by: 3/31/14
Cancellation policy and fees: all cancellations subject to $25 fee; 7-day notice or fee of applicable 1-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
Promotional value expires Feb 8, 2014. Amount paid never expires.
Must book by 2/7/14 or promotional value expires
Must complete travel by 3/31/14
Limit 7 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
Limit 7 per visit
Valid only for option purchased
Reservation required; subject to availability
All cancellations subject to $25 fee; 7-day notice or fee of applicable 1-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
Must be 21 or older to check in
Credit card required at booking and check-in
Not valid with reward points
12% tax not included.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Standard Double-Queen Room
Two queen beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: $15 for each additional guest 12 or older; $10 for each additional guest 11 or younger
Standard King Room
One king bed
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 2
Check in: 2 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Parking: not available
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed
Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.
By ferry: Catalina Express departs daily from Long Beach and limited schedule from San Pedro and Dana Point. Visit www.catalinaexpress.com for more info or to book your boat transportation, or call 800-481-3470.
Catalina Flyer runs once daily from Newport Beach to Catalina at 9 a.m. and back at 4:30 p.m. For more info or to book a reservation, visit www.catalinainfo.com or call 800-830-7744.