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Banning House Lodge

1 Banning House Road, Two Harbors, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Palm Desert
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Banning House for a few days to celebrate my birthday. We were a little worried about staying in Two Harbors midweek during December because we had heard that there would be so few travelers there the one and only restaurant in town would be closed. We needn't have worried. Eddie from the hotel... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we were greeted by friendly staff and got a tour of the place. it felt like home since we were able to use the kitchen all day long and at night we lit the fire in the great room. the view from the balcony was fantastic- we took so many photos! the lodge sits up high so one can see... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to the west end and won't be the last. Eddie and Sal at the Banning House went above and beyond to take care of us. Making sure we were comfortable and able to enjoy our stay with out worry. They truly seemed like they loved their jobs and really enjoyed taking care of the house. That is not... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very relaxing stay at the Banning House. The room was very comfortable, the staff very friendly. The range of food available at breakfast was not great but they make a really great latte! The views are really fantastic. Two Harbors is a tiny settlement and much smaller than Avalon but a great base for hiking and water... More 

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is spectacular. If you are looking for a quiet romantic getaway, or a nice place to spend time with family, The Banning House is the place to go. Sal and Eddie manage the property and are just terrific. They are kind and genuine and completely add to the experience. They have tons of knowledge and such joy and... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Cool concept, beautiful views, and amazing staff! This was my second visit to Two Harbors and first stay at the Banning House, and I was blown away by the quality and variety of all of the common areas. Kitchen, Dinning areas, and den were way beyond my expectations, and the attentive service from both Eddie and Sal was fantastic. They... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had the home closest to the town of Two Harbors. It was perfect for our group of 6 hikers. I believe there were 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Very cute and comfortable, plus great views of the Harbor. The Banning house staff was extremely helpful. They drove us into town, let us store our backpacks and went out of... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Banning House is a lovely property up on the hill in Two Harbors. While this is the only hotel-like option in Two Harbors, it really was very cute and quiet. The place isn't brand new and furniture is older, but the environment is lovely. The rooms are older but fine, the bathrooms are definitely outdated and the shower head was... More 

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long beach
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a beautifully restored old home at the isthmus of Catalina Island. You can see both harbors from the top and on a busy summer day, it is very quiet at the top of the hill, well at least when we were there. The room you get makes a difference, but if you choose one of the king rooms... More 

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Pasadena, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I entitled this review fondly and a bit tongue-in-cheek. Obviously this is the only hotel on that side of the island, so those who aren't staying on their boat don't have many options. Nevertheless, we frequent this hotel and are pleased to stay there, and find the hotel makes an effort to please despite the lack of competition. It may... More 

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Address: 1 Banning House Road, Two Harbors, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Two Harbors
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Number of rooms: 11
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Banning House Lodge Catalina Island/Two Harbors, CA

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