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Hermosa Hotel

131 Metropole Street, PO Box 646, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #17 of 19 hotels in Avalon
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had heard about Catalina Island while on a business trip to Costa Mesa, California. Being from the east coast and moving to the deserts of Las Vegas, I desperately missed the shoreline. So, when I took the week of my birthday off, Catalina Island was the first place I thought of to go and explore. We had Cottage D,... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Location is good and close to everthing but unfortunately I was not very satisfied with the room. The room was stifling hot and even with 2 fans going it did not cool off the room which was on the third floor. Bed was poorly made and towels had to be requested as none were in the room upon arrival. Only... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed in a 3rd-floor no-AC room for the weekend. It was exactly what we expected, and we were very happy with our stay. The hotel is historic, which is appealing but it's important to recognize that "historic" also means "old". So yes, the building is old, the rooms are old, the bathroom fixtures are old, the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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264 reviews 264 reviews
43 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a perfect location for our family. My children are aged 10-16 and were able to walk basically everywhere they wanted to go, including the beach and golf course, on their own. Down the street is an arcade and a Vons grocery store, as well as several options once you reach the main street, including restaurants and shopping, a... More

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Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When i had originally booked a room for 3 at this hotel, my idea was to find a reasonable place to sleep at since we would be out for most of the day.My initial communication with the staff was a great experience.They were very accommodating to my specific requests and were always available to answer my questions. We arrived on... More

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San Diego, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arrived on the Ferry to Avalon around 12:30 and made our way to hotel via taxi. Very nice young man (Jaime) checked us in and he mentioned that they have a shuttle to and from the Pier. This was not on our confirmation and would have been helpful and saved us $15 - no big deal though. Our room was... More

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Riverside, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel staff was very nice, but the hotel was VERY EXPENSIVE we paid $424.00 per night for the 4th of July 2014 weekend regarless it was very duty and desperately in need of a touch up. The stove in the kitchen had a gas leaking problem, we were wondering if we were gonna be able to wake up in... More

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Montreal, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

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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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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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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