Birthday Island

   Blog,Blogs ,,,,,,,,   December 29, 2017  Comments Off on Birthday Island

Catalina Island for your birthday! It looks like these two had a fun birthday visit to Catalina Island! Since the Catalina Express ends their awesome Birthday Promotion as of 12/31/17, the Hermosa Hotel has come up with our own version!  Check out our 2018 Birthday Island Package at

Catalina Trail Venture Weekend

   Blogs ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,   November 18, 2017  Comments Off on Catalina Trail Venture Weekend

Super fun!  Runners hit the trails on Catalina Island this weekend to participate in a marathon, half marathon, 10k or 1-mile kids fun run. Check out for upcoming events!

Day Trip To Two Harbors

   Blog,Blogs,Uncategorized ,,,,,,   September 13, 2017  Comments Off on Day Trip To Two Harbors

My first of many trips to Two Harbors Written by: Matthew Ever since I moved to Catalina in the spring of 2015 I have wanted to see what Two Harbors had to offer. Before this summer the only options to get down there were either a $200 cab ride, the Wildlands…

the Catalina Tile Experience

   Blog,Blogs,Uncategorized ,,,,,,,,,   August 16, 2017  Comments Off on the Catalina Tile Experience

Make Your Own Catalina Tile Written by: Nick Recently, a few of us at the Hermosa Hotel decided to check out the Catalina Tile Experience offered by Silver Canyon Pottery. Located in Avalon’s “industrial area” on the same site as the original facility, Silver Canyon Pottery has been faithfully restoring, recreating,…

Traveling with Man (or Woman)’s Best Friend

   Blog,Blogs,Uncategorized ,,,,,,,,,,,   January 3, 2017  Comments Off on Traveling with Man (or Woman)’s Best Friend

The Dog Blog Written by: Matthew and Featuring “Junior” and “Minnie” Having a dog is one of life’s great joys. They make us laugh, comfort us when we are down, and protect us even if we don’t know we need protecting. Being able to travel with our best friend(s) is something…

Go Fish!

Something’s Fishy… Written by: DEVON Recently my friends and I got the chance to do some fishing on a day off – it was a great way to spend the day! We took out our buddy’s dinghy instead of fishing from the pier or mole, just to make the experience more exciting. We…

Catalina Outdoor Adventures

Leave Town and Get into the Island’s Interior… with Scotty! Written by: MARK Many of you reading this remember Scotty, who was a Hermosa Hotel front desk manager for four years. Well, after almost a year of applying and waiting, Scotty obtained the permits and has launched “Catalina Outdoor Adventures.” It…

Quick Eats

   Blog,Blogs,Uncategorized ,,,,,   August 24, 2016  Comments Off on Quick Eats

            Grubbing out island style Written by: NICK It’s lunchtime and your stomach is growling.. but what to eat?  While the island life is typically slow-paced and laid back, for the more active adventurers it can be hard to find time to eat between various activities….

Family Fun

   Blog,Blogs,Uncategorized ,,,,,,,,,   July 22, 2016  Comments Off on Family Fun

FAMILY FUN Written by: MARK Last week my great-nephew James visited us on the island. We did the zip line the first day. James was a bit apprehensive on the first zip… but was FEARLESS on the next four! After a quick lunch we grabbed the snorkel gear and headed…