Do not stay here! This hotel was a horrible experience that I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy. The cottage was in disgusting condition with mold on floors. The bathroom mirror was rusted and looked about fifty years old. We took pictures of the place just to document the condition it was in. It was a tiny cottage where you could hear everything including the maid's children and family living in the cottage across the way at all hours of the night (the fire marshal came over one morning to check their cottage, she had eight people living in it). There were no amenities such as a blow dryer or shampoo and the bathroom smelled like fish. One morning when we went to go get new towels (not sure why the maid didn't supply new ones each day), the owner of the hotel ignored my boyfriend and helped several other people who came in after him (those other customers commented on it- pointing as if to say he's first which the owner ignored), I'd hate to think this was because my boyfriend is black but I could see no other reason why he'd be completely ignored. When he finally was helped, he asked for more towels and the owner told him to go get his old ones. What hotel on earth asks you to go get your old towels????? We were treated like second class citizens. We literally looked for new hotels online to stay at while we were there, but everything was booked. We even tried to go home a day early, but all the ferries back to port were full. The icing on the cake was on our third day when we looked at our mattress cover and saw old blood stains on it. Any hotel that continually uses sheets or mattress covers where they know blood stains are on it should be cited by the health department. I would have preferred to stay at a Motel 6. At least you know what you are getting there. It's cheaper and actually much cleaner. The Hermosa Hotel should be shut down. You couldn't pay to send me back there.
- 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