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Hermosa Hotel

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Hermosa Hotel and Cottages has been around for decades and is a survivor, having escaped the historic fire of 1915 that destroyed half the town. A short walk from the Catalina Express dock (short if you are pulling not carrying your bags,) it is a funky trip to a slower time. A block from the harbor and no scenic view....

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We were upgraded to a cottage room as we booked the room along with the Catalina express from LA as a combo and it was also a weekday. The staff was very friendly and suggested us a few places to go around. The room was very clean and tidy. It also had a small kitchen to cook our own food....

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HermosaHotel, Manager at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

I remember that very windy night - wow, it scared me too! Thank you so much for taking the time to post here about your experience, and please come visit the island again soon!

Thousand Oaks, CA
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We tried to overlook all the problems and finally we had to admit: this place is a dump. We stayed in one of the "cottages", not in the main hotel. I have photos, so let's just start with the first of my journal of how nasty this place is... or at least how many things all added up to this...

2Thank ElaineP8
Reviewed 20 March 2017

THe place is cool. the best staff in the world. there rooms were clean. Great deal! The only thing that was keeping a 5 star was the bed was a little hard.. The place is rigth in the heart of town. I am going to go back and stay their again.

Thank D Y
HermosaHotel, Manager at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we greatly appreciate it.

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This place is very close to the waterfront and in the heart of downtown. You can walk from the boat to the hotel in about 10 minutes. The bathroom is a little on the small side, but the room was nice enough. Good tv reception... One concern is that the place says they have wifi in every room then when...

Thank BalikpapanRain
HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback very much. The information you shared will support the work we are doing with the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Avalon to improve the island's WIFI... limited/shared bandwidth is an ongoing struggle for the island and one we (the community) are taking very seriously and working diligently to improve. Again, thank you.

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Loved staying here!! Right in the middle of town, half block from beach, not too loud, delightful! I, too, am so glad I found this place so many years ago! I keep coming back to it when my wife says "I am not interested in camping this time (Hermit Gulch)!! Great staff!

Thank Mikegbrennan
HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! We really appreciate our returning guests and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Jeffery at the front desk was very friendly and knowledgeable of the surrounding area. Our package included two tickets on the Catalina Express from Long Beach, CA to Avalon; one night's accommodation at the hotel; two tickets to the Wrigley Botanical Garden; and two tickets to the newly opened Catalina Island Museum. Jeffery even reserved two tickets for us to...

1Thank Jay A
HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

We're so happy that you enjoyed your visit to the island and hope you'll come stay with us again. Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience.

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The Hermosa Hotel offers a package that includes two Catalina Express tickets, two Wrigley Botanical Garden Tickets and to museum tickets for a very reasonable price. The hotel is not luxurious, in fact a little shabby, but was clean, well located and quiet when we stayed. We stayed in one of the cottages. It had a small kitchen. The bathroom...

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll stay with us again in 2017. Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback.

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I am so glad I found this hotel as we couldn't afford $300 a night. I always look for a hotel that accommodates scuba divers. This hotel is quaint but not fancy at all but so affordable. Shower and bathroom was tiny and no shelf space but we were hardly in the room the 2 nights we stayed there. When...

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

So glad you stayed with us - please come back again!

Palmdale, California
Reviewed 25 November 2016

My sister and I stayed there in July with four college aged kids. Service was spectacularly friendly and helpful. They even booked our boat ride at a discount. Very close to everything (you cannot see the ocean from there). It is not luxury, but does feel authentically Catalina. No free breakfast, but nicer to eat at one of the local...

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hermosa is Catalina’s friendly, quaint, economy hotel located in the heart of Avalon half block from the beach and a short, flat walk from the boat landing. The Historic Hermosa Hotel has been serving guests of the island as far back as 1896 and, as was the style then, our rooms are small and simple. No thrills or frills- ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hermosa Hotel

Address: 131 Metropole Street, PO Box 646, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $126 - $490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hermosa Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 51
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Hermosa Hotel Avalon
Hermosa Hotel Catalina Island, CA - Avalon
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“Ask for an extra blanket - cold at night!”
lektra8462, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I don't recommend any rooms here. But if you have no other choice, avoid the "cottages".”
ElaineP8, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near the balcony are very convenient for making the balcony your living room! :)”
Mikegbrennan, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room that does not face Metropole Street or you may hear the golf carts going up the street.”
JayA427, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you can walk up alot of steps to get to your room. Book early for August as you will need an air conditoned room in the daytime.”
3Hondas, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
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