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Catalina Island Casino Ballroom

1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2000
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Nice Building / Movie theatre

Didn't had much time to explore, but could walk up to this building on the sea shore of Catalina... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
GP_Sunil
,
Bengaluru, India
Just imagine way back when...

What fun it must have been to dine and dance here "back in the day." When we walked through as... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
LATraveller77
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Los Angeles
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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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 310-510-2000
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Didn't had much time to explore, but could walk up to this building on the sea shore of Catalina Island. Nice & good looking building and it has a movie theater in it apart from the Casino part.

1  Thank GP_Sunil
Reviewed 2 January 2017

What fun it must have been to dine and dance here "back in the day." When we walked through as part of the tour conducted by "Frankie of Avalon," I could just imagine Benny Goodman's orchestra, or Les Brown's "band of renown" playing smooth dance...More

Thank LATraveller77
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Must see tour when visiting the island. Our tour guide, Rebecca, was just marvelous and really knew her stuff. She was quite the entertainer as well. Such a beatiful structure built with much to appreciate.

Thank rebecca s
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The ballroom was spectacular and very well preserved, a great tribute to William Wrigley, Jr, and all the architects and engineers, as well as workers who made this grand area. The decor was exquisite also, and the tapes of the big band music gave it...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great place for the Jazz Festival I attended for the first time. Also great views to be enjoyed outside along the balcony surrounding the ballroom. Looking to go again next year!

Thank AntonePC
Reviewed 23 October 2016

What an unbelievable landmark - it's like stepping back in time. We were lucky enough to be invited to a private event hosted at this beautiful Casino building and it was truly an experience. The views from all around were amazing, the architecture and the...More

1  Thank ShellBell914
Reviewed 18 October 2016

See my Catalina Casino review. This is definitely a must see when visiting Avalon...absolutely beautiful.

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We happened to stumble on to the Jazz festival while on the island and managed to get tickets. The music was fantastic, but the casino takes you back to another time! Magnificent!

Thank Temana
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Beautiful building on the edge of the shore. Excellent photo op location. Close location to downtown.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I never been there and always postponed-what will be there to capture my breath? Was!!! The view of hills covered with houses, running down to the ocean! I thought, may be instead of ferry I took a flight and came to Greece, or Italy? Breathtaking...More

Thank Venus P
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