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131 Metropole Street PO Box 646, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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#17 of 20 hotels in Avalon
Hermosa Hotel provides visitors with the best value on the island. Our hotel caters to groups of all sizes with adjoining rooms, kitchenette units, and ample storage for gear and sand toys – and, we’re dog friendly! We’re an ideal spot for guests who are always seeking new adventures, especially scuba divers who enjoy our free diver lockers and carts. Located right in the heart of Avalon, Hermosa Hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the boat landing and a 5 minute walk to the beach. After a full day of fun in the sun, Hermosa Hotel will welcome you back with friendly service and comfortable charm. Catalina Island has so much to offer families of all ages, from breathtaking hiking views to adventurous ziplining. Hermosa Hotel is the perfect spot for your next family or group getaway, especially with our larger units that include full kitchens and sleep up to eight guests.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Complimentary tea
Mini golf
Canoeing offsite
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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danbohan9 wrote a review Jul 2020
Peoria, Illinois52 contributions3 helpful votes
We picked the Hermosa Hotel because it has a great location and is not nearly as expensive as most. It is less than half a block from the main drag, quite close to the Metropole Marketplace. The staff at the desk were friendly and helpful. It would be nice if the room floors were clean. And don't expect to find a chair in the room. However, this would not stop us from staying there again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: There are a couple rooms on floor 1; otherwise you have to climb stairs.
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Response from Hermosa Hotel, General Manager at Hermosa Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and provide feedback. Our family units and our mini-suites do have a seating area for your next visit if you were looking for a little more space for your family. We hope that you will join us again soon.
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Amy K wrote a review Nov 2019
Saint Louis, Missouri113 contributions11 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
This hotel isn't the most updated and does not have all of the modern amenities, BUT it is charming, the location is fantastic, and the prices are reasonable for the stay you're getting. It still has a lot of the same features as it did when it was built, which comes with it's own inconvenience but also interest. I've stayed here multiple times. It's definitely better for couples as they openly discourage partying or noisy evenings. I've only ever stayed in the bungalows, but you do need to double check that you're not getting a room with a shared bathroom if that matters to you.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Rick D wrote a review Jul 2020
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The room was small but cute. The air conditioner was loud so open a window. As for as the bathroom towels or lack there of..... No face or hand towels and the bath towel was small , thin and felt like fine sand paper. When I checked in, the person at the front desk was pleasant and helpful and very nice.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Bring your own towels
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Response from Hermosa Hotel, General Manager at Hermosa Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and provide feedback. We apologize that there were not enough towels in your room and we have made not to correct for the future. Please make sure next time to let someone know so that we have the opportunity to bring you extras. We hope you'll visit our lovely island again soon, and that we'll have the pleasure to be the lucky hotel that gets to provide you with the lodging during your stay.
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Megan P wrote a review Jul 2020
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I['ve stayed at the Hermosa Hotel often over the years, and I have to say, it is still one of my favorite places on the island! If you're looking for a place to stay that's close to town, doesn't require you to walk uphill, and won't break the bank, then this is the place for you! The staff is always kind and helpful. That being said, I do wish that I could walk around the hotel barefoot without my feet instantly becoming incredibly dirty. The new paint looks great, but a quick mop or speeping of the floors would be lovely (and a double check for trash... both my room and a friend's still had trash on the floor when we checked in). Now, in all fairness, none of this will discourage me from staying here again. The Hermosa is a fantastic little place, and I will always appreciate a cheap hotel for what it is: a place to rest my head at the end of the day!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Mitch T wrote a review Jul 2020
Acton, California15 contributions1 helpful vote
Very small cottage room with a smaller bathroom -- I had to maneuver my size 13 feet to close the bathroom door. No closet - well there were 6 hangers on a hook on the bathroom door. It has a small refrigerator, microwave and modern tv. The queen sized bed took up most of the room but THAT was the most comfortably luxurious piece in the room. The cottages are old but you wouldn't know it except by its 1890's seaport style as the plumbing, paint, porcelain and shower fixtures all look new and very very clean. I would stay again as the people --especially Matt -- were super congenial. The price is good for the Island.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Hermosa Hotel, General Manager at Hermosa Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for staying with us. We hope that you will join us again soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hermosa Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Hermosa Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Catalina Island Conservancy (0.2 miles), Catalina Island Museum (0.03 miles), and Golf Gardens Miniature Golf (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hermosa Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Hermosa Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hermosa Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hermosa Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steve's Steakhouse, Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co, and Scoops Catalina Island.
Are pets allowed at Hermosa Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hermosa Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hermosa Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Catalina Island Casino Ballroom (0.4 miles).