I've lived in Northern California for 6 years -- Finally, I got myself over to the Catalina Islands for a mini-vacation trip and so thrilled I chose Hermosa Hotel! First, with the basics: This hotel has a very down home personality, clean rooms, nice views of the residential neighborhood, close to everything (but still on a quiet block), very safe and your ferry reservations are taken care of along with your hotel reservation!
What I would like to highlight most of all -- The hotel staff is top notch!! I was blown away by how friendly, professional, helpful and such a pleasure the hotel employees were. I'm a true believer that that the attitude of any hotel staff has somewhat of an influence on the quality of your overall vacation. The Hermosa Hotel Staff made my first visit to Avalon that much more amazing!! I was able to get tips on snorkeling locations, self guided tours and assistance with directions from the airport. Most of all, I was really moved by their exceptional helpfulness when I had to cancel my 1st travel dates because of getting sick at the last minute. This lovely staff let me keep my reservations and I was able to re-book my trip for the following week! I highly recommend this hotel and feel like it's "home away from home"!More