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Catalina Island Casino Ballroom

1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 877-778-8322
Review Highlights
Well preserved and a must see!

The beauty of this building is phenominal and The memories of the days when radio shows and the... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Pattie D
Fabulous tour!!! Must see.

Beautiful casino. Dance floor and theater. Must go. And dance lessons. Can't beat it. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
darlijo s
via mobile
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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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1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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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
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
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
Reviewed 11 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
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
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
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
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We selected the 'Behind the Scenes Tour' as we had never been inside the Casino before. What a beautiful venue, rich in history. Our tour guide was funny and knowledgeable. We were in awe that a venue built in the 1920's was so soundly made...More

Thank RememberWhenAJ
Reviewed 23 May 2017

this was a business meeting for my life partner, and the evening was for partners of the workforce. The facility was elegant and up high on the 5th floor the views were stunning. It was cavernous so quite echo-y. :)

Thank fourcatmtn
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This casino is an architectural gem - a must see if you are visiting the island. The theater is a work of art and is remarked ly preserved. Fabulous Art Deco murals, light fixtures. Take the tour with a docent. The ballroom is remarkable, too,...More

Thank claudia b
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