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Palmdale, California
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Laguna Niguel
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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!! More 

Morrilton, Arkansas, United States
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank ScubaManage
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. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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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! More 

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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 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... More 

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

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

Redlands, California
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75 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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... More 

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

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

San Diego, California
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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... More 

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2 Thank Robert M
HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

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. More 

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

I'm sorry but you really have to reduce your prices. For $199/night this is what we got: - tiny room: imagine a small bedroom and putting two beds in it, a tiny stand up shower next to the toilet, tiny sink. A tiny spot to hang clothes.... but wait the microwave is in there so you can't hang your clothes.... More 

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1 Thank Nina F
HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Hmmm... definitely not happy to hear the room's cleanliness was an issue. I hope you let us know about this during your stay so we could be aware specifically which room you're referring to. It never helps us to read about these things down the road when we cannot take action and make things right. As a fellow traveler, I... More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed in Cottage H during our visit to Avalon. The one star in this review is for the convenient location of the hotel and the friendly front-desk attendants. We LOVED Catalina, and we will definitely be back, but we will never stay here again, nor will we recommend this hotel to anyone we love...perhaps people we... More 

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for specifying exactly which room you stayed in. We inspected the room and found the lights in the lamp had been slightly unscrewed, perhaps because the lighting with all three was too bright (?). We DO have AC/heat, and tested to confirm it was working perfectly. I hope you let us know about the missing blind... More 

Orange, California
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61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Front Desk was friendly and helpful and I was grateful to find a room on short notice. Property for the price was older and did not feel clean or fresh. Small cottages sound very quaint but fighting in rooms above us until 3:00am, bathroom rush and mold in shower, bedding felt old and floors not clean.

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I hope you made a point to let us know these things prior to checking out so we could investigate your room as well as check with our manager-on-duty that night for calls received about noise. We appreciate your information so we can make our property and your experience better. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $117 - $556 (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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“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
“Pick room away from street and noise. Lots of stairs if you choose a room up the hill.”
 of 5 bubbles Virgangulo, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Just avoid... Spend a little more and stay at any of the nicer places.”
 of 5 bubbles TroyJKnott, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
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