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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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2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I were suppose to check into Banning House July 18 2015. We arrived at 6:30pm from San Pedro to Avalon to find out the road to Two Harbors was closed due to weather. We were stuck in Avalon without a room. My partner called Banning House and was told by the GM there is nothing they can... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Love this place. Rooms are romantic, no phone, no TV. Beautiful views, great hikes, serene beaches. Fun beach bar. Kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, great restaurant, can't wait to return! Great for couples, families, friends.

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

Dear DianeM2, Thanks for staying with us at the Banning House Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! More 

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I'm biased. I just love this place. The historic atmosphere, with the ghosts of a century ago walking the hallways and hanging from the rafters in the main room. The smell of old fires in the ancient fireplace, and the views of the ocean from the wrap-around porches and corridors make up for the occasional uneven service you may receive.... More 

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

Dear Carlos, Thanks for staying with us at the Banning House Lodge. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

La Puente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is the only hotel in the Two Harbors area. The staff is great and very friendly. What ever you need they will try their best to get it. Breakfast every morning was great. Buffalo actually walk through the property at times. A great place to spend time and be totally disconnected from the rest of the world.

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

Dear dalugoz, Thanks for staying with us at the Banning House Lodge. We hope to welcome you back for future stays on Catalina Island. More 

California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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

Dear TravelerPaul18, Thanks for staying with us at the Banning House Lodge. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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

Dear Luv2Kayak, Thanks for sharing your experience at the Banning House Lodge. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

sacramento, ca
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

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

Dear karma432, Thanks for staying with us at the Banning House Lodge. We appreciate your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

Topanga, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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

Dear Maracujagirl, We're sorry to hear that the radio, wifi and cell signals in Two Harbors interrupted your sleep. We hope that you enjoyed your stay otherwise and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Banning House Lodge in the future. More 

Lake Elsinore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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

Dear thewinsomewench, Thanks for staying with us at the Banning House Lodge. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

SoCA
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 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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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear TVRDH, Thanks for staying with us at the Banning House Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back for future stays in Two Harbors. More 

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