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Hermosa Hotel

131 Metropole Street, PO Box 646, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #17 of 20 hotels in Avalon
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
gdecarie Montreal, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice stay at Hermosa hotel. We stayed for 6 nigths. Very good and personnal service at reception...suggestions of restaurants, visits...We will be back :) Location is great! Very convenient luggage room for early arrival or late check out. On our way out the lasy owner even offered us a free ride with golf cart to catalina ferry pier.....very appreciated... More

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Anaheim
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed a last minute room to spend the night on the island and decided on Hermosa Hotel, since we heard of the low prices. For a Friday night in June, we paid $135 with tax. For a weekend night on the island, sure it is a steal. However, this hotel establishment desperately needs a makeover and for the housekeeping... More

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HermosaHotel, Manager at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there, We're glad you enjoyed your time on the island, and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your commentary and your business. We are constantly looking to improve and will address the issues you have mentioned. As Catalina's economy hotel, we're happy we were able to provide you with a place to stay... More

El Cajon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Historic Hermosa Hotel was lovely and quaint with several modern touches. My husband and I loved the cottage style room we were given on the third floor. Our room had a twin bed and a queen bed as well as a fridge, a microwave and a coffee pot. The appliances sat atop wooden furnishings. The drawer in the stand... More

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Ft. Worth, Tx
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

1st of all we loved Catalina. We took a tour of the Casino and the Catalina Museum. The Hermosa staff were friendly and knowledgeable of the Island. Kayla was accommodating too, in that she moved us to another room because of our "strange acting" neighbor next door. I love historic hotels, houses, etc. The lobby is clean and unique with... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We stayed in the Hermosa Hotel Room and my girlfriend and I are very satisfied. We were already aware of how old these rooms are so we didn't expect a luxury room. And perhaps we expected too low, the room was a lot better. It was small but big enough to get rest and relax. We specifically asked for a... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I am sharing this review because I have used tripadvisor in the past with excellent and accurate results, an as information is the best weapon I must arm potential travelers to Hermosa Hotel of the details of my stay. Staff was friendly, a bit too relaxed, but that may just be an island type of attitude. The room and premises... More

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HermosaHotel, Manager at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us; we appreciate your comments, concerns, and constructive criticism. As far as the construction goes, we of course have no control over the city's improvements, but the project is scheduled to end shortly. We have taken your remarks to the housekeeping and maintenance departments and will consult with them further. We are... More

San Diego, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Do not stay here! This hotel was a horrible experience that I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy. The cottage was in disgusting condition with mold on floors. The bathroom mirror was rusted and looked about fifty years old. We took pictures of the place just to document the condition it was in. It was a tiny cottage where you... More

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HermosaHotel, Manager at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there Courtney, Thank you for your review. We certainly appreciate candor. However, I really must raise a point of contention: we at the Hermosa would never discriminate against someone because of skin color. Absolutely never. Although your other comments are certainly deserving of attention, to suggest we operate in a racist manner is offensive not only to the integrity... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I stayed in one of the cottages that was toward the back of the hotel (up 2 flights of stairs - but I don't mind stairs), so it was off the street and quiet. The place is quaint. It is an older place, but still enjoyable. If you are looking for modern, this is not it. If you are looking... More

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HermosaHotel, Manager at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're very glad you appreciate the historic charm of the Hermosa and that you enjoyed your stay in Avalon. We hope to see you again soon! More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We visited the island mid April. We stayed in an ocean view apartment. The kitchen was well stocked as well cooked a couple meals. The bed was very comfy with nice pillows. There were French doors that opened onto a deck. The bathroom is nice and updated. The living room furniture was nice with French doors that opened on to... More

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HermosaHotel, Manager at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Darthula, Thank you very much for your glowing review! The Ocean View suite is my personal favorite room and a general favorite of all guests who stay there. We too look forward to your future stay - we'll see you soon! More

La Mesa, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Would rate a zero star but you can't. Anyways, we stayed 4/7/14 - 4/9/14. What a freaking joke!! The "Preferred Cottage" is little more than a shed with a bathroom in it. No closets, drawers or anywhere else to put/hang your clothes. Blinds were missing pieces so anyone walking by could look in, so we covered them with blankets. Even... More

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HermosaHotel, Manager at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Brad, Since the Hermosa Hotel changed management about five years ago, we have undergone major renovations, and continue to do so. We appreciate candid reviews like yours and make note of all concerns our guests bring to our attention. We also encourage guests to bring issues to our attention while staying with us, so that we can address them promptly.... More

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Address: 131 Metropole Street, PO Box 646, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
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Hermosa Hotel Avalon
Hermosa Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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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 
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