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Catalina Express and Paradise Package Hotel Partners Offer Great “Best of Winter” Packages through March 2018

Catalina Express and Paradise Package Hotel Partners Offer Great "Best of Winter" Packages
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Southern California, here is your chance to discover the little island vacation destination that is within reach for a one day or a longer staycation. Located just 22 miles off the coast of Southern California, Catalina Island is accessible by boat from three ports via Catalina Express: San Pedro, Long Beach and Dana Point.

Catalina Express and Paradise Package Hotel Partners Packages Include Round-Trip Boat Transportation and Savings Up to 60%; Island Events Provide Even More Reasons to Visit with “Best of Winter” Packages and Discounts through March, 2018

Catalina Island’s clear blue waters and Mediterranean climate and ambiance are a Shangri-La-La. This laid-back island town is chock full of places to eat, drink, shop and be as active or relaxed as visitors would like. Catalina is a wealth of natural and cultural resources, unique animals and plants found nowhere else on earth. Sightseeing opportunities are numerous and varied from escorted tours around town, adventure rides into the interior, to zip lines, ropes courses, rock climbing and underwater adventures. Independent activities are plentiful, from camping, hiking, snub, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, spa treatments, beach lounging, golf, motor boating, parasailing, fishing, boat rides down the coastline, and more.

Catalina Express and Paradise Package Hotel Partners Offer Great "Best of Winter" Packages

Catalina Express and Paradise Package Hotel Partners Offer Great “Best of Winter” Packages

Catalina Express’ Best of Winter ferry/hotel packages offer savings of up to 60%. Catalina Island is best during the winter is picturesque, glorious, serene and without the crowds of summer. It’s a convenient island paradise for locals looking to destress from the Mainland, as well as a great destination for visitors to SoCal.

Visiting Catalina Island during non-summer months has many perks, from more room to roam, cooler weather, to incredible savings.

Now through March 2018, Catalina Express and Paradise Hotel Partners offer combination boat and accommodations packages at nearly 20 hotels in Avalon as part of its “Best of Winter” offering. And with event galore, taking place through March, there’s no reason to say no to an overnight stay in Avalon.

From budget to luxury, there is a deal to fit every pocketbook and taste. Following is a sampling of winter offerings; a full listing can be found here. Each package includes round trip transportation on Catalina Express. Even better, several Avalon hotels offer complimentary continental breakfast and/or wine and cheese hour, events abound, from First Fridays at the Museum (free), Annual Avalon Harbor Water Cleanup on February 24, and An Evening with Oscar on March 4, 2018.

Hotel Catalina and Courtyard Suites

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.

Guests take in the harbor views and the magnificent sunrises and sunsets from one of the large balconies and lull themselves in one of our wicker rocking chairs or relax on a wicker settee. The garden courtyard offers another perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon or evening. Take a soothing soak in the in-ground Jacuzzi or have a barbecue on the large gas grill.

Best of Winter package includes:

Round-trip boat for 2 on Catalina Express
Free morning Kona coffee, tea, juice and donuts
10% discount at Antonio’s Pizzeria on the waterfront, MI Casita Mexican Restaurant, Original Jack’s Breakfast Kitchen
10% discount with Catalina Adventure Tours

One night midweek (Sunday – Thursday) rates start at $81.75 per person and two-night minimum weekend (Friday & Saturday) rates start at $188.50 per person; prices represent a 35 percent savings. Available through March 15, 2018

Pavilion Hotel

The 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.

Best of Winter package includes:

Overnight accommodations and round-trip boat transportation on Catalina Express
Daily hot breakfast and evening wine and cheese receptions with beautiful bay views
Day pass to Island Spa Catalina’s soaking pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and ocean-view relaxation deck
Daily access to Island Spa Catalina’s instructor-led yoga and virtual fitness classes
Admission to Avalon Scenic Drive Tour, featuring postcard views at every turn
Beautifully-landscaped private courtyard, with comfortable fire pit and relaxing chaise lounges
Concierge and baggage service to and from Cabrillo mole

Starting rates (double occupancy, two night) are from $117 per person. Double occupancy, one night from $155 per person. These rates represent a savings of more than 40 percent.

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.

Best of Winter package includes:

1 night stay
Round-trip transportation on Catalina Express for 2
Continental breakfast

Prices start at $295, inclusive of tax for a savings of 60 percent and is valid until March 15, 2018 for Midweek (Sunday – Thursday) only. Holidays and Special Event dates excluded – some restrictions apply.

Hotel Vista del Mar

One of Avalon’s best-loved hotels, Hotel Vista Del Mar is recognized as one of Avalon’s leading hotels with gracious island hospitality, thoughtful amenities and distinctive Mediterranean charm. With a reputation for outstanding service and ideal location, Hotel Vista Del Mar has consistently provided an unparalleled guest experience.

Best of Winter package includes:

Luxury stay at Hotel Vista Del Mar
Round-trip boat transportation on Catalina Express
Continental breakfast
Milk and cookies each evening

Aurora Hotel

Inspired by the sea, Aurora immerses you in relaxation, inviting you to discover the magic of sensuous waves and the comfort of modern style. Avalon’s newest inn combines Catalina bed and breakfast hospitality with a metropolitan boutique hotel ambiance. With a crisp, modern design, the Aurora Hotel provides Catalina’s overnight guests with a sleek haven of relaxation and style. Its sophisticated, contemporary look is unprecedented on the island and inspires the spirit with a palette reflecting the beauty of Southern California’s natural wonders.

Best of Winter package includes:

1 night stay
Continental breakfast
Upgrades available
Includes round-trip transportation on Catalina Express

Prices starting at $295 double occupancy and represents more than 50 percent savings.

Catalina Express and Paradise Package Hotel Partners Offer Great "Best of Winter" Packages


Catalina Express

Catalina Express offers up to 30 daily round trip departures and year-round service to Avalon and Two Harbors, transporting nearly one million passengers annually. It offers comfortable airline-style seats and grouped table seating. Traveling to Catalina Island in as little as an hour, each vessel was designed and built/purchased specifically for comfort and speed. Catalina Express is an unparalleled resource in Southern California, and one of the world’s most respected ferry fleets.

*Cover photo is Aurora Hotel’s patio.

For more information and reservations, call 800-429=4601, or visit CatalinaExpress.com

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