Catalina Island sits surrounded by the Pacific Ocean , 26 miles off the Southern California Coastline. It’s only tiny seaport town is magically called Avalon, just 1 square mile. One can walk to virtually everything (there is also taxi service) including the Avalon Ballroom in the Wrigley Casino where the JazzTrax Festival has been held each October since 1987 and Descanso Beach where each JazzTrax Weekend before heading UP into the historic 1929 Avalon Ballroom, first begins with an Unplugged Thursday Concert on Descanso Beach Under the Stars.

It’s a tourist town, the Island Southern California’s primary boating destination thus Hotels everywhere and most recently modernized while retaining the Catalina old time charm. A couple Bed & Breakfasts including the historic Inn on Mt. Ada (original Wrigley Mansion).

There are the Mediterranean Style fabish Villa’s of Hamilton Cove who’s rental includes a kitchen and a golf cart for scooting back and forth to town. There are many in town Home Rentals. Amortize your festival weekend accommodation costs by sharing a rental home with friends or other couples, including full kitchens even as there are tasty Island restaurants everywhere in town. JAZZTRAX FESTIVAL RESTAURANTS PAGE

There’s even Herman’s Gulch Campground should you bring your pup tent, dirt cheap or if you are the other end of the spectrum and sailing or powering your BOAT over, check with the Harbor Master for a weekend slip. The harbor has taxi boat service, right to the Avalon Ballroom.

But these are the official JazzTrax Festival Hotels. These are the Hotels who have long supported our event. We encourage you to look here first because these JazzTrax friends will pamper and make your Island weekend a pure delight.



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.

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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.


 




(877) 778-8322
www.visitcatalinaisland.com



Hotel Atwater

(877) 778-8322

www.visitcatalinaisland.com


Inn on Mt. Ada
(877) 778-8322
www.visitcatalinaisland.com

 

 

 

Banning House
Lodge
(877) 778-8322
www.visitcatalinaisland.com


BOOK The Pavilion Hotel,
The Atwater Hotel,
The Inn at Mt. Ada,
The Banning House Lodge through VisitCatalinaIsland.com
877-778-8250












 


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

www.hotelcatalina.com

Hotel Catalina & Courtyard Garden Wing with Ocean View Penthouse & Suites welcomes October's JazzTrax festival goers. Call to ask about any Weekend Specials. Arrive early, on Thursday, for "Unplugged Under the Stars on the Beach" or stay an extra day after the festival and enjoy sightseeing, activities or a simple day of pure relaxation.



JAZZTRAX WEEKEND SPECIAL

Ask about our Weeknight Special Rates with a 3 night fully paid weekend minimum. or a Free Night added to your 3 night minimum.

Hotel Catalina and our newly remodeled Courtyard Garden Wing, (formerly the Vincentes Hotel,) offer Ocean View Suites, Premium Harbor Views, Deluxe Mountain Views, Standard Rooms, Family Cottages, Oversized Family Rooms as well as an Ocean View Penthouse Suite.



We offer basic and premium packages and both our properties are a short walk to the Avalon Ballroom, Bay Front, shops and restaurants including our own, where our hotel guests enjoy a 10% discount at all our Catalina Hot Spots restaurants, including El Galleon, Mi Casita Authentic Mexican Restaurant, Antonio's Pizzeria & Cabaret and Original Jack's Country Kitchen.

Please visit us at www.HotelCatalina.com and spend another magical October for JazzTrax on Catalina Island at Hotel Catalina or our Courtyard Garden Wing. Old world elegance combined with today's modern conveniences. Decorated in the Victorian style.





The Avalon Hotel
(310) 510-7070

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.






 


Aurora Hotel and Spa
(310) 510-0454

auroracatalina.com







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


www.catalinachamber.com
www.Catalina.com
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CATALINA ISLAND JAZZTRAX FESTIVAL
OPENING WEEKEND October 8-11
CLOSING WEEKEND October 15-18 2015
BRIAN CULBERTSON .. NORMAN BROWN .. GERALD ALBRIGHT .. JESSE COOK ..
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Please call Hotels Directly to ask about any special packages, discounts, and to book your room
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Rain or Shine .. All concerts are indoors except Thursday Evening
Late Boats off the Island after final performance on Saturday and Sunday Only and Only back to Downtown Long Beach Landing

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


DAYTRIP OVER
A JAZZTRAX SATURDAY OR SUNDAY
**only on Sat/Sun Nights
Catalina Express Late Boat Back After Final Performance
**late boat returns ONLY to Downtown Long Beach Landing

Catalina Express has constant ferry service all day between the Mainland and Catalina Island. Check out this Catalina Express Video
Got somebody with an October Birthday?
Check out Catalina Express Ride Free on your Birthday offer.
The boat ride from Mainland is approximately 1 hour.

   
   
Helicopter Service
310-510-2525
www.islandexpress.com

Island Express

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