The Hermosa is a Catalina classic. Built in 1896, with ongoing updates; The Hermosa offers outstanding value. Nothing fancy. Each room is unique. The extremely affordable pricing allowed us to have plenty of money left over for island tours, a Segway ride, Zip lining, shopping and restaurant hopping. The Hermosa embraces the funky lifestyle of Catalina.
Our room had a microwave, refrigeration, flat screen TV, ceiling fan, portable fan, windows that opened, air conditioning and heater. The shower was newly remodeled with great water pressure and very hot water.
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Owner Mark was behind the front desk upon our arrival at 10:30am. We were immediately given our room keys. Before I finished signing in; Scotty grabbed our luggage and had it in our room.
The Hermosa’s location is in central downtown Avalon on flat ground. It is 1 block from the beach, tour pick-up site by the mini-golf course, library, Vons, great restaurants and downtown shopping. It was a 7 minute walk to the Casino, under 10 minutes to Descanso Beach and 20 minute walk to the Wrigley Mausoleum and Catalina campground.
This is a great hotel if you are into diving, other water sports or plan on getting dirty while enjoying the outdoor adventures of Catalina. Staying at the Hermosa Hotel allows you to pack-up and check out by 11am and still be able to dive, kayak, swim, Zip line, hike or hang out on the beach all day. When its time to clean up return to the Hermosa; ask at the front desk for a towel, soap and key to a private showing area. You can clean up and be ready to take the boat home smelling like a mainlander. There is also an area to rise off all your equipment and store it until you are ready to leave. The Hermosa always allow us to take full advantage of our departing day.
The Hermosa Hotel offers down to earth accommodations at an extremely affordable price. The friendly and helpful staff makes you feel like you are staying at a friend’s house who is glad you came for a visit.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hermosa Hotel Avalon
- Hermosa Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA