The tiny seaport village of Avalon, 26 miles off the Southern California Coastline on Santa Catalina Island is a tourist destination year round but in October becomes the Center of the Smooth Jazz Universe. JazzTrax festival goers since 1987 have been coming from around the world to see and hear the Stars of Smooth Jazz in live performance in this historic 1929 Avalon Ballroom … looking out to Sea.

Avalon is filled with quaint hotels, 1 bed and breakfast, loads of rental houses and ocean front villa's (with golf cart) at Hamilton Cove. These are the specific hotels who participate annually helping JazzTrax happen.

If you'd like to search further beyond these our most important Island friends, simply scroll to the very bottom of this page for further Accommodation Links. Or bring your pup tent to the Hermit Gulch Campground! Or simply sail or power Your Boat over to serve as Your Floating Hotel.

OFFICIAL JazzTrax Island HOTELS



Is this YOUR YEAR to cross October at JazzTrax on Catalina Island off YOUR BUCKET LIST? Here are the very best places to STAY.





Catalina Island Inn

(800) 246-8134
(310) 510-1623

catalinaislandinn.com

Located right in the heart of Avalon with 5 NEW luxurious private patio rooms and other recently remodeled accommodations--- come relax with us in comfort and style. An easy walk to the Avalon Casino Ballroom and other JazzTrax venues --- let our attentive staff and elegant amenities assure you a delightful stay.



JAZZTRAX WEEKEND PACKAGE
Catalina Island Inn offers it's JazzTrax Weekend package at $736.00 per person which includes Round Trip Boat transportation on Catalina Express for 2 Adults, taxi transfers, a soothing Couples Massage in our Simply Nirvana Spa, champagne, and 3 Nights in a Catalina Island Inn luxurious new King Bed, Fireplace, Private Patio Room. Or try one of our recently renovated HARBOR VIEW ROOMS with King Bed and Private Balcony for $690.08 per person. Also available --- 1 Classic Queen Bed (non-view) Room at $474.48 per person for 3-night stay. Stay valid during JazzTrax Weekends (Oct. 9-12, 16-19) Thurs; Fri; Sat OR Fri; Sat; Sun … as long as your stay is AT LEAST 3 NIGHTS.






The Avalon Hotel
(310) 510-7070

theavalonhotel.com
kate@theavalonhotel.com

Catalina Island’s top-rated Boutique Inn indulges its guests with breath-taking ocean views, sumptuous beds and classic Craftsman style. With only 15 rooms, most featuring ocean views, The Avalon Hotel has become the standard for understated elegance on the island.

JAZZTRAX WEEKEND PACKAGE

Join us for an October JazzTrax Weekend. Come an evening early for the 'one of a kind' Unplugged Under the Stars on Descanso Beach with Mindi Abair or Peter White and enjoy your Thursday Night Stay for free, when you pay for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additional weeknights are only $99 if you'd like to thoroughly indulge and make your Catalina Island experience an even LONGER vacation



Before Friday Nights kick in the JazzTrax weekend in the Avalon Ballroom, The Avalon invites festival goers guests to celebrate the start to their Smooth Jazz Island Weekend with a complimentary Glass of Wine … and Cheese Reception.








Hotel Catalina & Courtyard
Garden Suites
(310) 510-0027
(800) 540-0184

www.hotelcatalina.com

Hotel Catalina & Courtyard Garden Suites welcomes JazzTrax festival goers with a FREE night stay either Thursday or Monday night with a paid reservation for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Arrive early on Thursday for "Unplugged Under the Stars" at Descanso Beach or stay an extra day after the festival and enjoy sightseeing, activities or a simple day of relaxation.

Stay into the following weeknights or come even earlier and pay just $99 a weeknight with a 3 night fully paid weekend minimum, and still get Thursday or Monday for free.

Hotel Catalina and its newly remodeled Courtyard Garden Suites offer large Ocean View Suites, Deluxe Mountain Views, Standard Rooms, Family Cottages, Oversized Family Rooms as well as an exclusive Ocean View Penthouse Suite.



Hotel Catalina and Courtyard Garden Suites offers basic and premium packages, and both properties are a short walk to the Casino Ballroom, bay front, shops and restaurants. In addition, guests also receive a 10% discount for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Catalina Hot Spots restaurants including El Galleon, Mi Casita, Antonio’s Pizzeria & Cabaret and Original Jack’s Country Kitchen.

For detailed information on in-room and hotel amenities, rates and reservations, please visit our website – www.hotelcatalina.com

Hotel Catalina & Courtyard Garden Suites looks forward to another magical October when JazzTrax brings the best entertainment and most wonderful fans to Catalina Island!







Pavilion Hotel
(310) 510-0027
(877) 778-8322

www.visitcatalinaisland.com

Creating a new style on Avalon Bay is the recently re-designed Pavilion Hotel. Luxury accommodations, just 14 steps from the beach. Set in an elegantly landscaped tropical garden with relaxing cool ocean air in your semi-private courtyard lanai. Evenings during JazzTrax gather around our large inviting fire ring in our outdoor ocean view lounge. With complimentary European breakfast each October morning and complimentary wine and cheese tasting reception every evening 4:30 to 5:30 just before heading to JazzTrax in the Ballroom.

The Pavilion Hotel located steps from the beach with complimentary luggage service from the Avalon boat dock to your room. Relax in our comfortable, guest only Library and have our concierge assist with everything from dinner reservations to booking tours. Choose from 4 different room types. Don't miss our very own Avalon Grille for your JazzTrax weekend's absolute best dining, just a block away.








Glenmore PLazaGlenmore Plaza
1-800-4-CATALINA (422-8254)
or (310) 510-0017

glenmoreplaza.com

Make California's 2nd oldest hotel your JazzTrax Island base. Built by the same architect who built Calif's oldest, The Hotel Del on Coronado Island in San Diego. The Glenmore Plaza is located Dead Center in the Heart of Avalon. Walk to everything. Even stroll down the delightful harbor boardwalk alongside the ocean water to the Avalon Ballroom for all the weekend's JazzTrax concerts.

JAZZTRAX WEEKEND SPECIAL
Buy 3 Weekend nights and get a 4th night FREE. Arrive an evening early for Thursday Nights Unplugged Under the Stars on Descanso Beach to take advantage of your FREE night. Don't start paying until Friday Night. Or use your FREE Island night on the far end. Staying over Monday Night, after most have left the Island, to discover the utter quiet bliss of our Island on a weeknight.

Come view our complete new Facelift on Facebook. All street front rooms 2nd, 3rd, 4th floors completely remodeled including our world famous Clark Gable Suite with it's spiral staircase up into the bedroom circled by windows every direction overlooking all of Avalon. We pick you up in our FREE Shuttle from Boats or Heli Pad. Offering FREE baggage storage, FREE Continental Breakfast and FREE WiFi.

TAKE A TOUR of this the Oldest Island Hotel and 2nd Oldest Hotel in California 1891







Hotel Metropole
(800) 541-8528
(310) 510-1884

hotel-metropole.com

This is too great a hotel not to arrive on Thursday for JazzTrax Opening Night on the Beach. Especially as Thursday Nights during JazzTrax is FREE with a paid 3 night weekend minimum. Wake up Friday Morning already on the Island with a full day of nothing. Well maybe that nothing is the Metropole's Touch of Heaven DAY SPA.

Think Couples Romance with an aromatic full body Swedish massage in our double candle-lit room. Sweet Thai Massage for ultra pain relief and relaxation. LaStone Therapy utilizing heated and frozen marble stones, relaxing as well as balancing.

All rooms at the ultra-chic Metropole are inviting, but our suites offer a special kind of luxury that any Smooth Jazz fan will absolutely appreciate (or smooth jazz fan's mate). The Beach House is 2-bedroom, 2-bath, perfect for Smooth Couples in October arriving for a weekend of friendship and smooth jazz together. A 1,800 square foot hideaway, but just steps from town's finest restaurants.

The VIP Wing combines an oceanfront suite with 3 adjoining rooms, the VIP Oceanfront Guest Suite is a spacious 1-bedroom with 1.5 bath suite. Our cushy suites have full ocean views, plasma flat screen TVs, state of the art whirlpool baths, separate spa showers, fireplaces, and Italian linens. All VIP suite JazzTrax guests have the services of a special concierge to make certain every need is met. And we're right on the Oceanfront in downtown Avalon.

JAZZTRAX WEEKEND SPECIAL
Thursday Nights during JazzTrax is FREE with a paid 3 night weekend minimum. Wake up Friday Morning already on the Island with a full day to explore or do nothing.  







Hotel Villa Portofino
(310) 510-0555

www.hotelvillaportofino.com

Constantly rated one of Catalina Island's best hotels, the Hotel Villa Portofino carries on the traditions of a European seaside resort with high quality standards, personalized service amidst a relaxed Mediterranean charm. Just steps from the beach, shops or a casual 5 minute stroll down the ocean front boardwalk to JazzTrax high up in the Avalon Ballroom looking out to sea.

The Villa Portofino offers a full range of room types. From Courtyard to Deluxe Oceanview Suites. All featuring air-conditioning, heat, telephone, cable TV and free WiFi. Our suites offer fireplaces, bathtubs and seating areas. Some offer balconies, patios, and steeping tubs. Call hotel for special JazzTrax Offers.



Now offering 20 Percent Off for Thursday arrivals with 3 night weekend minimum.
Hotel Villa Portofino is The Closest Hotel to Casino and Avalon Ballroom.

Mention you saw Hotel Villa Portofino on JazzTrax Website and receive a
Free Bottle of Wine upon your arrival in October.






Aurora Hotel and Spa
(310) 510-0454
(800) 422-6836

auroracatalina.com

Catalina Island's Top-Rated Boutique Inn indulges its guests with breath-taking ocean views, sumptuous beds and classic Craftsman style. With only 15 rooms, most featuring ocean views, The Aurora Hotel and Spa has become The Standard for understated elegance on the Island.

JAZZTRAX WEEKEND SPECIAL
Join us for a JazzTrax Weekend. Come an evening early for the 'one of a kind' Unplugged Under the Stars on Descanso Beach with Mindi Abair or Peter White and enjoy your Thursday Night Stay for free, when you pay for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additional weeknights are only $99 if you'd like to thoroughly indulge and make your Catalina Island experience an even LONGER vacation.


Before Friday Nights kick in the JazzTrax weekend in the Avalon Ballroom, The Aurora Hotel and Spa invites festival goers guests to celebrate the start to their Smooth Jazz Island Weekend with a complimentary Glass of Wine … and Cheese Reception.







Seaport Village Inn
(800) 2 CATALINA
(800) 222-8254
(310) 510-0344

www.seaportvillageinn.com

Arrive Thursday for Unplugged Under the Stars at Descanso Beach and with a paid 3 nights Friday, Saturday, Sunday, get Thursday Night FREE.  Wake up Friday Morning already in Avalon with a full day to explore and relax before the concerts begin Friday Night.  OR with a paid 3 night JazzTrax Weekend Stay get a 4th night on Monday FREE. Stay an extra night after everyone else has left the Island.  A 4th Night FREE with a Paid 3 Night JazzTrax Weekend Stay in October. 

Shuttle service upon arrival and departure from boats or helicopters. Hot complimentary breakfast every morning. Spacious Ocean View. Within walking distance of everything in town. 5 minute walk to Avalon Ballroom. Located on hillside overlooking all of Avalon Harbor. Smoke Free Resort Hotel.Family Owned.

JAZZTRAX WEEKEND PACKAGE

3 Night JazzTrax Packages starting at $249.00 Per Person including Round Trip Boats from Mainland, 3 Nights Hotel, Hot Breakfast each morning & Arrival and Departure Shuttle Service from Boats in Avalon to and from Hotel.








Hotel Atwater
(310) 510-0027
(877) 778-8322

www.visitcatalinaisland.com

Newly remodeled and more comfortable than ever, we are one of Avalon's LARGEST and BEST located Catalina Island hotels. With 91 rooms, 4 different room types and new furnishings, Hotel Atwater is perfect for your October JazzTrax weekend stay while enjoying concerts in our Wrigley Casino Ballroom just a 5 minute stroll down the boardwalk away.

Our historic hotel opened in the 1920's, and offers a wide variety of room types. From Economy to Suites. We fit any budget with all rooms on the second and third floor accessible by stairs only.

Located in the Heart of Avalon, 1/2 block from the beach with some of the Best Rates on the Island! Your home headquarters in October during JazzTrax. Ideal for Smooth Jazz Lovers.





 

Further LISTINGS of Catalina Island Overnight Accommodations ***non participating hotels


www.catalinachamber.com
www.Catalina.com
Trip Advisor


Hamilton Cove Villas (comes with golf cart) and In Town House Rentals

Catalina Island Vacation Rentals
Hamilton Cove Vacation Rentals
WHERE TO EAT WHILE ON CATALINA ISLAND

Trip AdvisorYelpUrban Spoon

A WEEKEND ON CATALINA ISLAND NEW YORK MAGAZINE
5 point weekend escape plan **add JazzTrax if October

OR DAYTRIP OVER FOR JAZZTRAX SATURDAY OR SUNDAY with Catalina Express late boat back after Final Performance
Never been before?
You could taste test the JazzTrax Festival with a DayTrip over on Saturday or Sunday either weekend. Catalina Express has constant ferry service all day between the Mainland and Catalina Island. Check out this Catalina Express Video

Best to taste test, Opening Weekend as you will instantly want to find a hotel room or rental house to come the ENTIRE Closing Weekend. For Day Trippers Catalina Express also offers a late night return boat approximately 11:45 pm Avalon Departure, but returning ONLY to downtown Long Beach.

Most festival goers come for the entire weekend. Thursday for Unplugged Under the Stars at Descanso Beach or Friday………….. to Monday return.

Got somebody with an October Birthday? Check out Catalina Express Ride Free on your Birthday offer.


Catalina Express
310-519-1212 or 800-618-5533
www.catalinaexpress.com


Catalina Express offers departures throughout the day from Long Beach Downtown Landing, their Brand New San Pedro Port of Call and Dana Point. Approximate travel
times from Mainland to the Island 60 to 75 minutes.


Catalina Express offers Late Boat Returns "after Final Performance"
SATURDAY and SUNDAY Evenings both JazzTrax Weekends


- There are No Late Boats on Thursday or Friday Evenings. First Boat off Island 8 am DAILY with departures from Avalon and the Mainland throughout the day
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Helicopter Service
310-510-2525
www.islandexpress.com

Island Express
   
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