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Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Laguna Niguel
Reviewed 18 November 2016

First off they are dog friendly which was important as we nurse our aging dog in its final days and cannot leave him home. But what is not to like. I felt like I time traveled back to classic Catalina. Staff was wonderful and the location convenient to everything all for a great price. It would be nice to have...

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad that you and your family dog enjoyed your stay. We have some nightstands that just came in, and will make sure they get placed in any rooms with out them. Thank you for that feedback!!

Morrilton, Arkansas, United States
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Very Scuba friendly. Nice accommodations for divers. Extra showers for after dive. Special area in "alley" where you can wash and lock up your dive gear. We took this hotel because of cost. Right next to a VONs grocery store. NO air conditioning.

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your diving vacation. You're right, the Combo Rooms do not have air conditioning. They have ceiling fans, and for heat they have electric blankets. All of our other room types have AC/heat... so we can absolutely accommodate this on your next stay by booking you into one of the other types. Have a great Thanksgiving holiday.

Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Flying in with dogs for a quick one night stay left us with very limited options. But starting with Mindy, who was helpful in giving me helpful information when I called to inquire, and Matthew who helped me with the booking and checking us in, this ended up being a great experience. It was super close to everything you want...

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience and give your feedback. We certainly hope to host you again!

Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I Like it simple very beautiful people who run it. I was in J and hope to go Back next year if everything is fine with my Mom who then will be 92. I seen the comments but I thought it was homie and so close to everything. God willing I will be back. Wish I could live there such...

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Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience, Lynn. We look forward to hosting you AND your mother next year.

Redlands, California
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I had a fantastic stay at this budget hotel. The location is great and it is a hotel that is completely scuba diver friendly. We stayed in a family unit room that had two pull out couches, and two double beds. We had 6 people here for the weekend and it was fantastic! The beds were not particularly comfortable, but...

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Sounds like we are a perfect match :) Visit us again soon!

San Diego, California
Reviewed 7 October 2016

My girlfriend and I visited the hotel for her birthday. We found the deal, hotel and Catalina Flyer, on Groupon. Stayed two nights in Cottage C. The price seemed reasonable until we arrived. We love Catalina Island but couldn't wait to leave because of the hotel accommodations. The two stars are for the staff. The young man at the front...

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We are constantly upgrading and cottage C is blocked out all week to receive its long-awaited renovations. Thank you for your feedback... we take these to heart.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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: $109 - $184 (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 a room that does not face Metropole Street or you may hear the golf carts going up the street.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 3Hondas, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“None. For comfort stay somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles robertmD2019ER, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Just pay more and stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles 822ninaf, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Cottage E. - Would not stay again.”
 of 5 bubbles triptakero25, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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