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Mt Ada

Sophisticated Elegance with Inspiring Views

Catalina’s only Forbes Travel Guide 4-star hotel, Mt Ada commands the best views in Avalon from its majestic perch high above the bay. Formerly the home of William Wrigley Jr. and his wife Ada, this special and unique retreat offers six ensuite guest rooms, each beautifully appointed to reflect the elegance and charm of a bygone era.  

Wrigley’s former billiards room offers a relaxed ambience reminiscent of a private residence living room with large bay-view windows. Guests enjoy breakfast and lunch in the dining room or on the spectacular wrap-around terrace, which is also a great place to spot one of the island’s bald eagles soaring in the breeze. 

Transportation from the heliport, airport, and ferry terminal is provided with advance notice, and the hotel’s concierge is always available to secure dinner reservations or book one of the many land and sea adventures Catalina has to offer.

Book your stay at Mt Ada and experience luxury and style with the island's best ocean views, a shuttle from the ferry, and a Butler's Pantry.

Reserve the Hotel

Mt Ada is ideal for a business retreat, family reunion, wedding or any occasion. To reserve the entire property, email us.

OR CALL 877.778.8322


Amenities & Services

Guests at Mt Ada enjoy a host of complimentary amenities, including: 

  • Continental breakfast set upstairs prior to full-service breakfast.   
  • Daily hot breakfast and lunch  
  • Evening wine and cheese reception 
  • 24/7 Butler's Pantry (via concierge) stocked with beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee, teas and cocoa and assorted snacks including fresh fruit, mixed nuts, ice cream sundaes and popcorn. 
  • Complimentary use of a golf cart to explore the island is provided to each guest room for use during your stay. 
  • Private pick up from the airport*, heliport, boat terminal, or other lodging properties. 
  • High Speed WiFi 
  • 15% discount on Catalina Island Company activities & tours** 
  • Daily housekeeping, hair dryers, robes, fireplaces (excluding Morning Glory and Garden Porch) 

*Arrangements for pickup from the Airport in the Sky must be made a minimum of 72 hours in advance.
**Curated amenities are subject to change without notice. Activities and tours are subject to availability. Discount is not valid for Zip Line Eco Tour, Catalina Mini Golf Gardens, Rock Climbing Wall or Discover Two Harbors tour.  



Info & Policies


  • Office Line: 310-510-2030 
  • Mobile: 213-434-0330 

Check-in: 4:00 pm 

Check out: 11:00 am 

Payment Types: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Cash, Gift Cards 

Pets: We love animals, but unfortunately Mt Ada is not equipped to handle pets or emotional support animals. However, we do allow service animals with proper documentation. 

Smoking: Smoking and vaping are not permitted. We are a non-smoking property.  

Payment Policy: First night rate, occupancy tax and destination fee charged at time of booking. Remaining balance charged at check-out. 

Cancellation Policy: Reservations cancelled less than 30 days before scheduled arrival will be charged for the entire stay. Full refunds will be given for cancellations made more than 30 days in advance. 

Minimum Stay: A two-night stay minimum or longer may be required. 

Minimum Age: Children 14 years of age and older are welcome. 

Fees: City and State Tax; Rates are based on double occupancy. Additional guests above double occupancy will be charged $180 per person per night.  


Please note there is no elevator at Mt Ada and guestrooms are located on the second floor. 



Room Descriptions

Mt. Ada offers six ensuite guest rooms, each exquisitely designed to reflect the elegance and charm of a bygone era. The rooms are named after influential women in William Wrigley Jr.'s life, and each has its own unique features and stunning ocean views. 

The Grand Suite is a one-bedroom suite with an expansive private balcony overlooking Avalon Bay. The bedroom was Mr. Wrigley’s and has a fireplace, queen bed, large writing desk, full bath and overlooks the former site of Cubs Spring Training facility in Avalon Canyon. The living room, which was shared by Mr. and Mrs. Wrigley, features French doors leading to the balcony overlooking the bay and has a door connecting to Mrs. Wrigley’s bedroom and sitting room. 

Grand Suite Details: 
Fireplace, Private Balcony 
5 People, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 462 Square Feet 

Queen’s Aviary was Mrs. Wrigley’s suite and has a charming sitting room overlooking Avalon Bay with a door connecting to the Grand Suite. The large, sunny bedroom also looks out onto the bay and features a queen bed, fireplace and full bathroom. 

Queen's Aviary Details: 
2 People, 1 Queen Bed, 355 Square Feet 

The Windsor Room was reserved for the Wrigley’s special guests. The Prince of Wales, who later became the Duke of Windsor, was a guest in the 1920s. Situated at the corner of the mansion, the room has a wrap-around view of both the bay and Pacific Ocean.  The Windsor has a step-up queen bed, fireplace and full bath. 

Windsor Room Details: 
2 People, 1 Queen Bed, 260 Square Feet 

Bethany Glen is a lovely, relaxing room with a queen-size bed, full bath, sitting area, fireplace and a semi-private balcony. Both the room and balcony have a beautiful view of the hillside, down to Lovers Cove and out to the ocean. 

Bethany Glen Details: 
Fireplace, Balcony 
2 People, 1 Queen Bed, 200 Square Feet 

Morning Glory is a charming room with a wall of windows and glass doors looking out to the lovely eucalyptus trees and the ocean beyond. It has a queen bed, a ¾ bath, a small sitting area and a semi-private balcony. 

Morning Glory Details: 
Sitting Area, Balcony 
2 People, 1 Queen Bed, 260 square feet. 

The Garden Porch is a classic “sleeping porch” with windows that, when open, disappear into the wall leaving two walls of lovely open windows looking out to the ocean and hillsides, welcoming the wonderful fresh ocean breeze into your room. The Garden Porch has a queen-size bed and full bath.  A small private outdoor sitting area is adjacent to the room. 

Garden Porch Details: 
Private Outdoor Seating Area 
2 People, 1 Queen Bed, 180 Square Feet 

All rooms are furnished with luxurious linens and towels, televisions, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The rooms are decorated with antique furnishings, including some original pieces from the Wrigley family collection. 

Guests also have access to the hotel's common areas, including the cozy fireplace, living room, and the spectacular wrap-around terrace, which is the perfect spot to enjoy the island's stunning sunrises and sunsets. 

Please note there is no elevator at Mt Ada and guestrooms are located on the second floor. 



Our Guests Say It Best!


Read more about Mt Ada in these guest reviews:

“One of the most luxurious hotels on Catalina island with the best views in town.” 5.0/5 Google, March 2023

Sublime experience with Bespoke service, expensive but worth it

"From the minute they pick you up at the dock in their Mercedes van, until they drop you off to catch your boat home, no request is too big for the staff. Everyone is assigned an electric golf cart with their room, this is huge, because of the location on a steep hill, walking would take up a lot of time and energy." TripAdvisor, January 2023

Expectations Blown Away!

"I can't rave about this place highly enough. We were there for a family wedding & had the entire place to ourselves. From the beautiful grounds to the comfortable accommodations to the spectacular views - just astounding! But the real gem of the place is the awesome staff who take such conscientious care of you without ever feeling intrusive." TripAdvisor, August 2022

A magical place with incredible views and incredible service

"This was our second stay at Mt. Ada, and though there seem to be some changes afoot in terms of ownership and management, none of that affected the experience of our stay. The home and grounds are beautiful, as you might expect, and, within the context of it being a truly historic place, it is also well maintained with attention to the period during which it was built and used. The staff is phenomenal in every way." TripAdvisor, November 2022

Sincere Attention of Mt Ada Staff

"This was a uniquely pleasant experience at a superb historical residence overlooking Avalon, with a steady sea breeze on the room balcony to keep the temperature mild during the hotter ("dog") days of late Summer. The staff provided much more than anticipated in terms of dockside pickup and drop off, detailed explanations of the location and history of the estate, and impeccable service throughout our stay." TripAdvisor, September 2022

A lifetime memory!

“The inn at Mt. Ada on Catalina Island is a bucket list vacation for any romantic. William Wrigley Jr. built and stayed in this 6 room mansion overlooking Avalon Bay. There’s real history there, and the staff will make your stay a lifetime memory. Brandon was the main concierge, and attended to our every need. Christian and Pierre waited on us like we were royalty. Consider the fact that breakfast, lunch, wine and cheese and a golf cart are all included in your room pricing. You will be so glad you stayed there. We got married there!” 5.0/5 TripAdvisor, September 2022

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