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Hermosa Hotel

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Laguna Niguel
Reviewed 18 November 2016

First off they are dog friendly which was important as we nurse our aging dog in its final days and cannot leave him home. But what is not to like. I felt like I time traveled back to classic Catalina. Staff was wonderful and the location convenient to everything all for a great price. It would be nice to have...

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad that you and your family dog enjoyed your stay. We have some nightstands that just came in, and will make sure they get placed in any rooms with out them. Thank you for that feedback!!

Morrilton, Arkansas, United States
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Very Scuba friendly. Nice accommodations for divers. Extra showers for after dive. Special area in "alley" where you can wash and lock up your dive gear. We took this hotel because of cost. Right next to a VONs grocery store. NO air conditioning.

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your diving vacation. You're right, the Combo Rooms do not have air conditioning. They have ceiling fans, and for heat they have electric blankets. All of our other room types have AC/heat... so we can absolutely accommodate this on your next stay by booking you into one of the other types. Have a great Thanksgiving holiday.

Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Flying in with dogs for a quick one night stay left us with very limited options. But starting with Mindy, who was helpful in giving me helpful information when I called to inquire, and Matthew who helped me with the booking and checking us in, this ended up being a great experience. It was super close to everything you want...

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience and give your feedback. We certainly hope to host you again!

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I Like it simple very beautiful people who run it. I was in J and hope to go Back next year if everything is fine with my Mom who then will be 92. I seen the comments but I thought it was homie and so close to everything. God willing I will be back. Wish I could live there such...

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience, Lynn. We look forward to hosting you AND your mother next year.

Redlands, California
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I had a fantastic stay at this budget hotel. The location is great and it is a hotel that is completely scuba diver friendly. We stayed in a family unit room that had two pull out couches, and two double beds. We had 6 people here for the weekend and it was fantastic! The beds were not particularly comfortable, but...

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Sounds like we are a perfect match :) Visit us again soon!

San Diego, California
Reviewed 7 October 2016

My girlfriend and I visited the hotel for her birthday. We found the deal, hotel and Catalina Flyer, on Groupon. Stayed two nights in Cottage C. The price seemed reasonable until we arrived. We love Catalina Island but couldn't wait to leave because of the hotel accommodations. The two stars are for the staff. The young man at the front...

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

We are constantly upgrading and cottage C is blocked out all week to receive its long-awaited renovations. Thank you for your feedback... we take these to heart.

Reviewed 29 September 2016

I'm sorry but you really have to reduce your prices. For $199/night this is what we got: - tiny room: imagine a small bedroom and putting two beds in it, a tiny stand up shower next to the toilet, tiny sink. A tiny spot to hang clothes.... but wait the microwave is in there so you can't hang your clothes....

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Hmmm... definitely not happy to hear the room's cleanliness was an issue. I hope you let us know about this during your stay so we could be aware specifically which room you're referring to. It never helps us to read about these things down the road when we cannot take action and make things right. As a fellow traveler, I...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 10 September 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed in Cottage H during our visit to Avalon. The one star in this review is for the convenient location of the hotel and the friendly front-desk attendants. We LOVED Catalina, and we will definitely be back, but we will never stay here again, nor will we recommend this hotel to anyone we love...perhaps people we...

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for specifying exactly which room you stayed in. We inspected the room and found the lights in the lamp had been slightly unscrewed, perhaps because the lighting with all three was too bright (?). We DO have AC/heat, and tested to confirm it was working perfectly. I hope you let us know about the missing blind...

Orange, California
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Front Desk was friendly and helpful and I was grateful to find a room on short notice. Property for the price was older and did not feel clean or fresh. Small cottages sound very quaint but fighting in rooms above us until 3:00am, bathroom rush and mold in shower, bedding felt old and floors not clean.

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I hope you made a point to let us know these things prior to checking out so we could investigate your room as well as check with our manager-on-duty that night for calls received about noise. We appreciate your information so we can make our property and your experience better.

San Leandro, California
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We enjoyed our stay. Basic but great location near everything. The room could have used a better cleaning before we checked in but bed was comfortable and the staff friendly accommodating. Even the other guests were friendly. Would definitely stay there again.

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HermosaHotel, Owner at Hermosa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to make a posting... we appreciate feedback, both positive and negative. We are old (1896!), small, and our Catalina "funkiness" is perfect for the budget-conscious. We love our historic property and our guests, and it's very important to us to continuously hear how we can make your stay better... or that we contributed to...

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $185 - $523 (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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Hermosa Hotel Avalon
Hermosa Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
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“Ask for an extra blanket - cold at night!”
lektra8462, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I don't recommend any rooms here. But if you have no other choice, avoid the "cottages".”
ElaineP8, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near the balcony are very convenient for making the balcony your living room! :)”
Mikegbrennan, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room that does not face Metropole Street or you may hear the golf carts going up the street.”
JayA427, 8 Jan 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.”
3Hondas, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
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