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Hermosa Hotel

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Ramona, California
Reviewed 29 August 2013

I found Hermosa Hotel inexpensive, close to the docking area, centrally located, and overall fabulous. I loved the fact that they had a luggage room and shower facilities you can use if you arrived before check-in or needed to use after checkout; the staff was warm and friendly, the rooms had a mini-fridge and spacious bathroom, and the hotel has...

Thank lolljr
Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed in family room D, with 6 kids and two adults. We arrived and were allowed to be checked in early. We were pleased to find our very clean, comfortable room in the front of the hotel with a nice balcony right in the heart of town. It was a bit "cozy" with all of us, but we only...

Thank tastytravels4me
Reviewed 28 August 2013

If you are looking for a diver friendly hotel, then the Hermosa is a good one; or for anyone who doesn't need pristine surroundings. They have 3 lockers for gear, nice aluminum carts to haul stuff around, a big storage room in the main building, and the rooms aren't fancy. One of the nicest things is that once you have...

Thank JonnyDub
Reviewed 28 August 2013

I recently stayed here with my scout troop. Their family rooms were perfect for what we needed and the budget we had. The staff really makes this place worth it. They were friendly, helpful, and worked with me to get the reservations in order. They are knowledgeable about the island and offered to help in any way. We did find...

Thank Amanda B
New York City
Reviewed 26 August 2013

I've written dozens of reviews on Trip Advisor, but I've never given such a low rating to a hotel until now. Because there were 8 people in our party, I researched months in advance to find an economical place to stay in Avalon. I was quite happy with myself for finding a three-bedroom "family unit" at Hermosa Hotel for $392...

4Thank Yoritomo
San Diego
Reviewed 22 August 2013

This hotel is old, the walls are thin, showers are small, and there are really no amenities to speak of. BUT. It is a clean, comfortable place to stay. The staff is very nice and helpful. The bed was comfortable. What more do you really need after a day at the beach? I would definitely stay there again.

Thank Terri K
Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 8 August 2013

The Hermosa hotel delivered. We had a comfortable, clean room in this rustic old town-style building. It is not your typical hotel - it's actually much more interesting than most and it is simply a stones throw to the town. Clean and affordable with amenities for outdoors-type equipment etc..

1Thank Dr_P_Wilson
San Diego, CA
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Hermosa Hotel is a great, beach hotel, reminiscent of Calif. Days gone by yet is modern with ensuite bathrooms,coffee maker, frig. , microwave in our rooms. The stairs to the upper levels are easy for walking and bringing up gear. There is storage area on lower levels for gear and suitcases. The staff is cordial and helpful. Coffee in foyer....

Thank oldbabe74
Quartz Hill, California
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is the place to stay on Catalina! We got a great deal on a combo room. It was perfect for us. I took my adult daughter and my 2 grandsons. There was no microwave; no frig, and no coffee maker, no hair dryer. These are NOT things we need. It was very clean. The staff was extremely friendly and...

Thank momisabel
Phoenix, AZ
Reviewed 25 July 2013

The other reviews here have been pretty accurate. Having been to the island numerous times, we were already aware that the island is older & accommodations tend to be smaller in-scale than on the mainland, and that island plumbing is low-flow, so none of those things were surprising to us at all. What makes the Hermosa a gem is that...

1Thank designermomaz

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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: $131 - $504 (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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“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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