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Catalina Island Casino Ballroom

1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 877-778-8322
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Third Time Is the Charm

This is my third trip to Catalina, and finally took the Casino "Behind the Scenes" Tour. It was... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
gotf8th
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Las Vegas
Highlight of our day in Avalon

We had not been here in 20-years and remembered this building is a "must see". The overall beauty... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Linda H
,
Hesperia, California
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Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and romantic about Catalina Island. The one-of-a-kind venue is simply stunning inside, outside, and all around. If the meticulously decorated walls could talk, they’d tell countless stories of romance and celebration gathered from decades of memorable events. The immense, Deco-themed ballroom is large enough to contain weddings, large meetings or lectures or musical events. The Casino has retained its signature lavish style: a stunning medley of rose-hued walls, an arching, 50-foot ceiling with five Tiffany chandeliers, an elevated stage, raised seating areas surrounding the wooden dance floor, and a vintage full-service bar anchoring the back. A sweeping veranda surrounds the ballroom with stunning 360-degree views of Avalon Bay.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“jazz festival” (14 reviews)
“dance floor” (15 reviews)
LOCATION
1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 877-778-8322
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is my third trip to Catalina, and finally took the Casino "Behind the Scenes" Tour. It was excellent, especially the views from the top and the amazing ballroom!

Thank gotf8th
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

We had not been here in 20-years and remembered this building is a "must see". The overall beauty, size & capacity of both the ballroom and theater is amazing. We were sorry to find the theater is in need of roof repairs - the locals...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Took the family to this facility only to find that it was closed and it looked abandoned, this facility is not a casino it is a theater

Thank coyotejunction
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

The beauty of this building is phenominal and The memories of the days when radio shows and the ball room was filled will the lovely dressed ladies and appointed gentleman dancing the night away!

Thank Pattie D
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful casino. Dance floor and theater. Must go. And dance lessons. Can't beat it. Lovely history and Art Deco decor not to be missed. Big band history and dance floor

Thank darlijo s
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

The casino building is even more beautiful on the inside than it is on the outside! We had a great time on the Discover Tour! Got to learn all the inside information from our guide, Frankie from Avalon! He was a blast! We were disappointed...More

Thank Kim W
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

This casino has nothing to do with gambling. It has been a gathering place for locals and visitors from throughout the world who enjoy the theater and ballroom. The casino is steeped in history and the art deco design and decor are exquisite. Our tour...More

Thank boomerev
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

... woe to those trying to lease it. Spendy, inflexible, and totally lacking in service. But I did say gorgeous.

Thank Poochkin
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Take the tour with Frankie of Avalon...you will have so much fun! It's a beautiful building filled with lovely architecture!

Thank Laura W
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

I can remember going to the movies when I was growing up and the huge beautiful curtain would draw back when the movie would begin. Now add a really cool organ player before hand while you enter the building and you wait with anticipation while...More

Thank Dbducci
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