Okay, as you have read other reviews, this is not one of your 5 star hotels, but I really liked this place. We were there for the half-marathon as spectators. We had rooms 12 and 14 which shared a bathroom/shower. The Hermosa is a short walk from the Express ferry and close to everything else in Avalon. Very friendly staff greeted us, gave us a complete explanation of the rooms and what they were doing for the runners. Up one flight of stairs to our room only to find that it had not been cleaned yet (it was 3:30 pm). We told the manager, he checked it out, was very apologetic and had it ready to go in about 30 minutes. We managed to find a beer while we waited. Since our room was right above the street and with the windows open it was noisy. But that was bearable, and later that night it quieted down. There was a large plywood sheet on the ceiling used a patch, but it was painted white and blended in. The shower, toilet and the sink in our room all worked. The bed was clean and reasonably comfortable. For the runners, they offered showers after the race and a place to stow your gear/bags. I'd definitely stay here again. C'mon, this is an island (okay off the LA coast) and you have to get on island time/attitude. We did and that's why we liked this hotel. And the price was one of the other reasons we all stayed here. Try it out.
- 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