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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
san diego
Reviewed 24 July 2013

The Hermosa Hotel was perfect for my party of 5. I think the hotel is honestly represented on their website and fairly priced. It is an older property, but that gives it character. The staff was very friendly and enthusiastic to help. We stayed in the family style room #5. My only advice would be to be careful when walking...

Thank greenwavecr
Torrance, California
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We stayed in the Cottages and to our dismay, the room was so small and junky. This place is old and in need of a lot of work inside and out. The walls are so thin we could hear people talking as they walked up and down the stairs all evening.

3Thank Hartes62012
Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 21 June 2013

When you want to go to Santa Catalina Island ("Catalina") consider the Cottages at the Hermosa Hotel. They are 90 years old and in very, very nice shape. Management is constantly pouring tons of money into these little gems resulting in transferring "rustic" into clean (very), air conditioned, state of the art TV, fun and livable mini apartments (bedroom, kitchen,...

1Thank SJM921
San Diego, California
Reviewed 20 June 2013

We booked a package over the phone after reading and researching online. The staff members were friendly from the very beginning all the way through to our final goodbyes. We stayed Sunday through Tuesday in one of the landing cottages, which are definitely small. If you are unable or unwilling to walk up a lot of stairs, this isn't the...

1Thank KarinSDCA

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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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  • Air Conditioning
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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: RM342 - RM1,550 (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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Also Known As:
Hermosa Hotel Avalon
Hermosa Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
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“Rooms near the balcony are very convenient for making the balcony your living room! :)”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 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
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