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Winters, California, United States
Reviewed April 4, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Hermosa Hotel over the winter break and throughly enjoyed it! Yes it is a bunch of old cottages and an old main building, that can not remotely compare to the Marriot. But why try? Who wants to stay in a sterile, overly designed chain anyway? At least on vacation! Our little cottage was...

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2Thank Dave A
o.c. california
Reviewed March 2, 2012

We stayed in one of the Catalina Cottages at this property. This is the second time and I would go back again, no problem. We only stayed two nights, but for two people who might want to stay even longer and save some money, it would still be great. The full kitchen is a separate little room with a small...

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2Thank kayceelouise
Santa Monica, California, United States
Reviewed March 1, 2012

I'm just getting ready to start planning our 7th annual Labor Day trip to Hermosa Hotel. I'll start off by saying that if you are looking for high-end, top of the line, fine accoutrements, room service, bellman, turn-down service, etc, this is not going to be your place. BUT if you want a clean, quiet, friendly, most importantly, inexpensive place...

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1Thank Dana P
Lakewood, California
Reviewed March 1, 2012

I give Hermosa Hotel & Catalina Cottages 4 stars. Prior to arriving there, I researched and learned that the place was nearly 100 years old. Most of the buildings are original so I didn't expect much in the areas of technology or modern decor. I went to the website and saw images of the rooms. I received the accommodations that...

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Santa Monica, CA
Reviewed February 29, 2012

The people that run this hotel are very nice and it is in a great location. My husband and I purchased a groupon for two nights plus ferry ride plus ghost tour and mini golf and we had a lovely time on Catalina Island - but coming back to our hotel room to sleep was not one of the highlights....

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3Thank IAmThatAngela
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed February 21, 2012

we had a wonderful time at the Hermosa hotel, clean room, next door to grocery store and walking distance to shopping and sight seeing.

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Orange, California, United States
Reviewed February 21, 2012

My wife and I have been staying at the Hermosa Hotel and Cottage nearly every summer for a decade now and love the place. We're well-traveled, spoiledare lucky enough to have lived abroad or vacationed in some of the world's great places--Bali, Tuscany and Liguria and Umbria, Mexico, Virgin Islands--and we wouldn't stay anywhere else on Catalina (which is, by...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Our first stay at this hotel-- found a good deal on Groupon. We brought our 7 month old Brittany Spaniel with us. The first night they assigned us to a cottage at street level. (the hotel is on one of the major streets of Avalon). There was also a lot of foot traffic (the hotel is just a couple dozen...

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Orangevale, California
Reviewed February 10, 2012

Back in October my girlfriends and I who had never been to Catalina finally made our trip possible. One thing I for sure wanted to do was to see if the Hermosa Hotel was still there. Back in 1955 my parents stayed there for one of their many anniversaries. I had a picture of the hotel as well as one...

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Reno
Reviewed February 2, 2012

Very helpful and accommodating staff. We stayed in the cottages, which are small but adequate. The cottage was clean and comfortable. We loved the package that we got. The hotel is very close to everything. We will return to Avalon.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about Hermosa Hotel

Address: 131 Metropole Street, PO Box 646, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $139 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hermosa Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 51
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Also Known As:
Hermosa Hotel Avalon
Hermosa Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“I don't recommend any rooms here. But if you have no other choice, avoid the "cottages".”
 of 5 bubbles ElaineP8, 2 days ago | Read review
“Rooms near the balcony are very convenient for making the balcony your living room! :)”
 of 5 bubbles Mikegbrennan, Feb 14, 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room that does not face Metropole Street or you may hear the golf carts going up the street.”
 of 5 bubbles JayA427, Jan 8, 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you can walk up alot of steps to get to your room. Book early for August as you will need an air conditoned room in the daytime.”
 of 5 bubbles 3Hondas, Dec 18, 2016 | Read review
“None. For comfort stay somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles robertmD2019ER, Oct 7, 2016 | Read review
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