How do we get to Catalina Island?Unless you have private yacht or plane, most people take ferry, from San Pedro, Long Beach or Dana Point (operated by Catalina Express) to Avalon Catalina. Schedules vary by the port and season. Please check https://ssl.catalinaexpress.com/ for details. Catalina Flyer also has one boat schedule from Newport Beach to Avalon.
For those who like to travel in style, there’s helicopter service, operated by IEX, from San Pedro, Long Beach and Orange country to Avalon, Catalina. Please check http://www.islandexpress.com/ for details.
Our friendly front desk staff would provide booking service for you as well without extra charge
Any place to park vehicle at the departing port?There is paid parking available at each departing port.
$17.00 daily max per 24 hr period. Overnight parking available. Parking reservations are not necessary. Accepted methods of payment are cash, Visa or MasterCard. Vehicles may not park in excess of 30 days without prior written license agreement. Prices are subject to change. Overnight bus parking also. Check with parking vendor for details.
Operated by: ABM Parking Services – (562) 432-5166 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Park briefly in the short-term lot to purchase your tickets and parking pass for the long-term lot. Allow an extra 15 minutes to move your car to long-term parking and walk back to the dock.
Parking is $14.00 per day. Call 949 496-5794 ext 7 with parking related questions, not reservations.
HOURLY: FREE for the first hour, $1 per hour after first hour.
DAY: $17.00 per day.
Cash, credit cards or traveler’s checks only. Prices are subject to change and prorated rates may be available. Check with parking vendor for details. Parking operated by:
PCI Parking – (310) 547-4357
Parking $15.00 per day. Holidays $25.00
How far is the hotel from the arrival dock?Casa Mariquita is within walking distance of 12 minutes, with luggage. We are centrally located in Avalon, ¾ block from the main street, Crescent Ave, approximately in the middle of the town.
How far is the beach from hotel?The beach is located less than a block away and runs along the main street, Crescent Avenue
Is there spa, jacuzzi or swimming pool in the hotel?We do not have a spa, Jacuzzi or swimming pool at our hotel, however we do have two common outdoor patios for our guests to enjoy. We are also located less than a block from the beach.
Are there any handicap rooms available?We do have one Accessible Room with Two Queen size beds.
What is the pet policy?Sorry. We do not accept pets.
Do you have smoking rooms?No, smoking is not allowed in any room.
Can I bring my vehicle to the island?Catalina Island’s town of Avalon has a limit to the number of vehicles allowed. Only residents and business contractors are allowed to apply for a vehicle permit. There are other ways to get around this small town.
Golf carts are an enjoyable way to tour this small town. The cost is $40 per hour. Golf carts are not rented by the day.
A more economical way to get around is to rent an electric bike. The bike rental office is conveniently located just across the street from Casa Mariquita.
• No riders under age 18 (age 16 when riding with a parent)
• Maximum weight is 285 pounds
• Must know how to ride a bike
• Bikes cannot be taken into the Interior of the Island
Schedule and Pricing
Prices include Avalon City Tax
Daily Schedule: Hourly pick up times from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. All bikes must be returned by 7:00pm.
One Hour Rental: $20.00
Half Day Rental (4 hours): $50.00
All Day Rental (6 hours): $69.00 first day, $50 per day thereafter.
How far in advance should I book my room?The earlier the better. Sometimes rooms are booked up quickly. It is difficult to predict when we will sell out.
How do I get around the island?The best way to get around is by foot. Shops, restaurants, attractions and activities are all within walking distance. There are taxis for hire, golf carts for renting by the hour and electric bikes for hourly or day rental. The Avalon Trolley travels on a fixed route with a convenient stop located in front of Casa Mariquita Hotel. We also have great hiking trails and roads that give spectacular views of the town.
What is the cancellation policy?Applicable Cancellation Policy: If cancelled or modified up to 7 days before date of arrival, a fixed amount of USD 25 will be charged. If cancelled or modified later or in case of no-show, 100 percent of the total price of the reservation will be charged. Applicable Deposit Policy: 100 percent of the first night will be charged on the day of booking. The total price of the reservation will be charged at least 7 days prior to arrival.
What are check in/check out times?Check-in is 2:00 pm and check-out is 11:00am.
Can we schedule for our baggage to be picked up/dropped off at the dock?