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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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4 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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San Diego, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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La Mesa, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Claremont, California
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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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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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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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