We read that the staff here is very helpful, and we definitely found that to be the case. When we left our luggage at the Hermosa Hotel at the end of our stay, the staff willingly agreed to charge my husband's cell phone in the office. However, the accommodations were not as great as the staff. Our room had two beds and a chest of drawers; two of the drawers were broken. The beds were high, making it awkward to sit on them to get dressed. There was a folding chair in the closet, but no place to leave it set up where it was not in the way. One of the pillows was awful; it seemed like a bag of rags, whereas the other pillows were quite firm. The toilet ran on if we didn't push the handle all the way up. Two of the four light fixtures didn't work, a problem for people like us who enjoy reading at night. When our room was cleaned, the maid didn't leave any coffee, and there was no blow dryer in the room. The patio furniture is rather shabby; one of the chairs didn't even feel stable. If you are looking for a hotel where you can comfortably relax on the property, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for decent accommodations with few amenities in a quiet neighborhood while you go off to explore the Island, this place might work!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This charming property is located one block uphill from the beach in a quiet residential area still walking distance to the shops and restaurants. Modern kitchenettes and our sunny patios set the scene for relaxing barbecues with family and friends. Store your bikes in our lush courtyards or enjoy lounging on one of our public or semi-private decks with sweeping harbor views. We have some pet friendly rooms. This is the perfect setting for intimate weddings and small events and celebrations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Catalina Beach House Hotel Avalon
- Catalina Beach Hotel
- Catalina Beach Avalon
- Catalina Boat House Catalina Island/Avalon, CA