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Orange County and Catalina Island Hotels

Hermosa Hotel and Catalina Cottages

  • 131 Metropole St. Map It
  • Avalon
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  • Quiet enforced after 10 pm
  • Kitchenettes available
  • Reasonably priced
  • Nearby grocery store


  • No frills
  • Combo rooms share a bath
  • Some rooms lack heating and/or a/c
  • No elevator

Updated 04/01/2014

Fodor's Review

This historic 1890s hotel offers small rooms, some well-worn character and a friendly vibe. If you're looking for luxury or amenities, this may not be the place for you. Cottage with basic kitchen facilities and cooking essentials are more spacious; you can also request one of the more updated rooms, which have heat, a/c, and private baths. A few suites with private entrances, full kitchens, and private baths sleep six and are ideal for families or groups. The beach is half a block away.

Hotel Information


131 Metropole St., Avalon, California, 90704, United States

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310-510–1010; 877-241-1313

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 30 rooms, 19 cottages, 1 suite

Updated 04/01/2014

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Oct 18, 2010

Hermosa Hotel and Catalina Cottages Review

This was our 3rd time in Catalina and had never stayed at the Hermosa Hotel before. Previously, we spent approximately $600 for a 2 night stay, elsewhere but we heard about the Hermosa hotel from a local diver and called them up for this trip.... SWEET! We only paid exactly $347.2 for a summer 2 night weekend in one of their better remodeled rooms. (Still very basic. Don't think it had more than 1 picture on the wall, ha) The unit we stayed in was

called the B+, which had a new tiled shower like you'd see @ Holiday Inn. The rest of the bathroom was new as well, the floor was carpeted, the walls were white. Other amenities were a mini-fridge and a microwave (Coffee is in the lobby every morning). This was the only hotel I've been to where I remembered the employee's names; Gina, John (Goes by 'Hub' and an amazing pool player), Mindy and Mark, the owner. THey Are All RElated! It's a family hotel- They made the stay for sure. We paid half the price and had less luxurious room than our previous stays but we got more out of it. For a minute I actually got jealous that another couple at the counter was laughing with the employees. I was thinking to myself, "Hey, those are my hotel friends"! I highly recommend this hotel; not because the rooms are fantastic because they are nothing fancy at all; but because of the environment, cheap rooms, awesome staff; the price is unbeatable. I scored everything a 5 less then rooms. The rooms get a 3. We saved $300 on the hotel... We came in way under budget. Last trip we spent about $1200, but this time we spent about $700. OH! And let the managers tell you where to eat! They are Right! Ask about dollar taco's and $4 margaritas- HOW COME NO ONE TOLD US BEFORE; It Was amazing. That's one way we stayed way under budget, haha. Only the locals know about it, so ask! I could go on! We had a great time.

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