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Banning House Lodge

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1 Banning House Road, Two Harbors, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Rating summary
  • 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed three nights in the Crow's Nest (room 12). Absolutely delightful. We walked everywhere and only took their van up the hill once (when we arrived and didn't know). The staff here really care and go out of their way to make everyone happy. We were before season, but the staff grew up on Catalina, so I suspect they... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Several members of our group stayed in Room 2 and Room 9 of the Banning House Lodge, while other friends camped at the Two Harbors Campground (also a favorite location of mine). Room 2 is located in the main house and has one queen bed, two twin beds, gorgeous view of Catalina Harbor, and an adjoining sun deck shared with... More 

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sacramento, ca
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Banning House Lodge for 3 nights in mid April. We were blown away by the views, and appreciated not having a tv and wifi in our room. If you are looking to escape the rat race, this is the place to be. We enjoyed a half day cycle ride to Parson's Landing and didn't see another... More 

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Topanga, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location was wonderful (this is the only way to stay at Two Harbors on Catalina without camping) and the view was spectacular but there were radio and wifi and cell signals everywhere which definitely interfered with my sleep. So sad to be far away yet bombarded with microwave pulse radiation. Be prepared for the steep walk up to the... More 

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Lake Elsinore, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 100+ year Banning House is full of old fashion charm and service. When my husband and I got off the boat, the shuttle was waiting at the dock for us. Before the trip up the lodge, Tyler took us on a quick walking tour of the town, offering us dining and activities tips. Even though we arrived before the... More 

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SoCA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My partner and I had a lovely five day stay before the high season kicked in. The village and lodge were quiet and serene. The lodge is a step back in time. The staff is very cheerful and accommodating, our room was clean with nice toiletries in the large bathroom and very comfy pillows on the squeaky but comfortable bed... More 

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Foothill Ranch, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We arrived and Edfie (he was awesome) brought U.S. up to the hotel and gave us a brief tour of the common areas. We've been here before but he was the only person who gave a tour of the available common area. He also checked In on us halfway though our stay. He's the bees knees. The cleanliness and perfection... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Steven, Thanks for staying with us at the Banning House Lodge. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Palm Desert
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us at the Banning House Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! More 

Los Angeles, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for sharing you review of the Banning House Lodge. We look forward to seeing you again in Two Harbors. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for taking time to review the Banning House Lodge. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

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