Winter discounts in Catalina effective through March 2017

Visiting Catalina Island during off-peak season has many perks, from more room to roam, cooler weather to incredible savings.

Now through March 2017, Catalina Express and Paradise Hotel Partners offer combination boat and accommodations packages at 20 hotels in Avalon as part of its “Best of Winter” offering.  And with events galore taking place through March, there’s no reason to say no to a day or overnight in Avalon.

From budget to luxury, there is a deal to fit every pocketbook and taste.

Visiting Catalina Island during off-peak season has many perks, from more room to roam, cooler weather to incredible savings.

Now through March 2017, Catalina Express and Paradise Hotel Partners offer combination boat and accommodations packages at 20 hotels in Avalon as part of its “Best of Winter” offering.  And with events galore taking place through March, there’s no reason to say no to a day or overnight in Avalon.

From budget to luxury, there is a deal to fit every pocketbook and taste.

Following is a sampling of winter offerings.

Each package includes round trip transportation on Catalina Express.

Hint, several Avalon hotels offer complimentary continental breakfast and/or wine and cheese hour, events  abound, from the new First Fridays at the Museum—where each month the Catalina Island Museum provides a unique themed experience and an opportunity to explore its galleries after hours—the 4th Annual Catalina Island Museum Holiday  Symphony Concert on Dec. 16— An Evening with Oscar on Feb. 26, 2017 and Catalina Island Conservancy Marathon/10K/5K/Kids Run on March 11, 2017 and the Catalina Island Conservancy Ball on April 1, 2017.

There is no shortage of things to do and sights to see.

Hotel Catalina: Built in 1916, Hotel Catalina is the historic blue and white Victorian landmark that can be seen when entering the harbor.

Quietly nestled a few doors from Avalon Bay, it offers all the charm and hospitality of Catalina’s yesteryear yet guests will feel right at home with all the modern amenities and conveniences of today.

Best of Winter package includes round trip boat on Catalina Express (Dana Point departure $2  extra), one or two night stay in a Standard Room (upgrades available), courtesy morning tea, Kona coffee, juice and donuts, plus 10 percent discount for breakfast, lunch or dinner at four of CatalinaHotSpot restaurants (El Galleon Steakhouse, Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant, Antonio’s Pizzeria and Cabaret on the Waterfront and Original Jack’s Country Kitchen) and 10 percent Discount on Tours with Catalina Adventure Tours.

One night midweek (Sunday through Thursday) rates start at  $81  per person and two-night minimum weekend (Friday and Saturday) rates start at $184.50 per person, more than 35 percent.

Santa Catalina Island Company is offering Winter Specials at Pavilion Hotel and Mt. Ada.

Pavilion Hotel features luxury accommodations overlooking an elegantly landscaped tropical garden only 14 steps from the beach.

Join other guests around the hotel’s large inviting fire ring every evening for complimentary wine and cheese receptions. Or just relax and find your own island rhythm in the cool ocean breeze on your semi-private courtyard lanai.

Mt. Ada is the former home of William Wrigley Jr. and his wife Ada.

This one-of-kind 6-guestroom mansion offers unparalleled Avalon, Catalina Island and Pacific views from its spectacular wrap-around terrace.

The downstairs rooms are decorated in period elegance reflecting a bygone era, allowing guests today to enjoy Mt. Ada much like the Wrigley’s did nearly a century ago.

The Avalon Hotel: The Avalon Hotel offers breathtaking 360-degree vista of Avalon and its charming harbor from the hotel’s Rooftop Getaway.

This quaint boutique hotel features a Garden Patio and captivating fountain,  fire pit, secluded seating and intricate landscaping.

Modern conveniences abound in this icon of early Californian architecture.

Most rooms feature 42 inch flat screens.

High-speed internet connections are available for your convenience in each room at no extra charge.

Winter package includes a two night stay, double occupancy in a garden view room, two free round trip boat tickets on the Catalina Express,  taxi to and from the hotel once guests arrive in Avalon and Continental breakfast.

Prices start at $429, inclusive of tax for a savings of 65 percent.

Portofino Hotel: Consistently rated one of Avalon’s best hotels, the Hotel Villa Portofino, now part of the Eat.Drink.Sleep. hotel group, carries on the traditions of a European seaside resort with high quality standards, personalized service and a relaxed Mediterranean charm.

Located just steps from the beach, shops and sights, the Hotel Villa Portofino is where European Elegance and the Pacific Ocean meet.

Package includes round trip boat transportation, taxi transfers and continental breakfast.

From $145 per person, double occupancy, for one night, savings of up to 45 percent.

Snug Harbor Inn: Is a quaint, six-room, luxury hotel located in Avalon.

Like the rooms, each guest is treated as an individual, and the staff members are always on hand to ensure guests have an enjoyable and memorable stay with us.

Its stylish and welcoming Cape Cod theme not only soothes the most harried of souls but also evokes the essence and romance of life by the sea.

Winter Special includes luxury overnight stay, round trip boat transportation on Catalina Express, continental breakfast served in your room and wine and hors d’oeuvres each evening.

Rates start at $128.50 per person, per night, including tax, for a savings of $106.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here