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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 3 weeks ago
Sharon K Long Beach, United States
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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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Claremont, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off luckily we got a good deal, for Avalon, on the hotel, I would have been miffed if I had paid full price. The pros, friendly staff, close to Vons and the beach. Con's, we stayed in the cottages which are small and basic, supposedly a quiet area but with thin walls it was extremely noisy from a combination... More

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Long Beach, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed three times, each better than the awesome visit before.... Could not compliment the staff more for capability or hospitality, friendly helpful, fun.... Perfect. Our room was at the top of the hill with a spectacular view, small kitchen let us cook and hang out on the deck and unwind which is what we needed this last trip. Better... More

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Los Angeles, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I surprised my wife for our 12th year anniversary with a brief Catalina get-a-away at the Hermosa Hotel. Both my wife and I exercise on a daily and were thrilled about the 80-steps to our OV3 room, elevator not required nor desired. Who needs a fitness center when you have OV3! We enjoyed the fact the workers and their families... More

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Palm Springs, California
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
56 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Would I stay here again....NO...I have outgrown this type of Hotel...We were lucky and had a cottage with only 2 steps to get into our room....Most rooms have 10 or way more steps...No Elevator...Rooms were clean to the eye...until you put on your glasses...But then again the price was right and if you want 4 star in Avalon...you will be... More

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We stayed for two nights and Charlie and Ciara could not have been better concierge hosts. Simple, but in a great location. The "Big" Von's was a 30 second walk along with numerous restaurants and bars within a short walk. Love the bikes they have on hand. Would stay again!

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

To say that this room was desperate for a remodel would be an understatement. The overall ambience of the room was "ghetto" and "bachelor pad." Everything was just old worn out; furniture, carpet, kitchen tiles were even loose. The carpet actually bunched up on us after a few hours, like a blanket. The cupboards & drawers were so old and... More

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Aliso Viejo, California, USA
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We went on the first moonlight hike and bike on January 18. After sundown, the hotel got permission to hike to the top of a hill where lights from the mainland and San Clemente Island could be seen. The highlight of the hike was seeing the almost full moon. The hike is not strenuous. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.... More

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Monrovia, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My friend and I each January come to Avalon Island to run the Avalon 50 mile Ultra marathon. The past 4 years we have always stayed at the Hermosa Hotel and Cottages in Avalon. Rooms are cozy & comfortable, a bit small for some perhaps, being tall runners, our rooms were nice and quite comfy. We enjoyed our stay, rooms... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My team and I recently stayed at this historic hotel and had an AWESOME TIME. Upon arrival we were greeted by Mark and Mindy, who on every encounter asked how we were and if we needed assistance. We stayed with them for our basketball tournament and the staff was very helpful and more than willing to assist and accommodate us.... More

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HermosaHotel, General Manager at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for the positive review. It was a pleasure having your team come stay with us. You're always welcome back! More

Santa Monica, California
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
23 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The only reason why we stayed here is because I have a dog. We first checked into a room with just a bed and bathroom. The size of the room was about 8ft by 8ft, a bit claustrophobic. The sheets on the bed seemed like it they were pulled out of the 1970's. On top of all of this, you... More

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Also Known As:
Hermosa Hotel Avalon
Hermosa Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Address: 131 Metropole Street, PO Box 646, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 20 hotels in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 
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