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Hotel Mac Rae

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409 Crescent Ave., PO Box 246, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Hotel Mac Rae
Ranked #5 of 7 Avalon B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Checked in w a friend , wanted to try a diff hotel this yr., will def stay w the Pavillion next time. Just left bag in rm then went about town. Got back to room and really took a gd looksie and to my horror found pubic hair in the shower, sink and bed!! Toilet seat falling apart, dirty drains,... More

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Fort Bragg, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought our family to Catalina last week for four days and three nights to celebrate two birthdays. We stayed at the Mac Rae. We had three ocean front rooms and two courtyard rooms at a cost of over $4000.00. Having stayed at the Mac Rae numerous times over 20 years we knew the room size etc., but with 3... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel has an excellent location, overlooking the main Crescent street and the beach. We forgot to bring beach towels, so the ones hotel provided came in handy. The room was small but very clean, also reasonably priced.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The continental breakfast was great. I would just suggest that the hotel provide some type of tongs or other gripping device for guests to grab their morning muffins with. Also, we enjoyed the courtyard in the middle, though I noticed it was not "smoke-free". Would it be less economical to make the entire hotel smoke-free? Overall, it's a very nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My BF and I went to Catalina on a whim this past Saturday. ALL hotels online were booked. We walked past and saw "Vacancy" and thought we should see how much it would cost to stay a night. Usually we find prices in/around $600+ per night on the weekends, so we have never gone before. We walked up and were... More

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Lincoln
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely little hotel right on front street. It is located directly overlooking the beach & has a nice sunny courtyard in which to relax. Restaurants & shops are a minute walk out & down the stairs. There is no elevator but its only one flight of stairs & the location is so central to everything it makes... More

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Palmdale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was worried about staying here due to the exterior look, but pleasantly surprised as I walked upstairs. Great central location, very friendly staff and nice rooms....small but nice. First night I stayed toward the back which was very quiet and the second night I stayed toward the front with an ocean view. very accommodating! I would stay here again... More

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Fountain Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great, simple hotel room. Located right next to the karaoke bar as well as close to all food and drinks! They were also one of the few hotels on the island that would let you reserve for a one night stay. Clean, comfy, and very friendly staff! Great place for friends and I to crash after a long day on... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great location with even better hospitality. My friends and I were in a bind and needed three rooms for two nights. Not only did the front desk staff take us in without question but they offered us one room no charge! The central courtyard was a great place to wind down and the frienldy atmosphere was a direct reflection of... More

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Costa Mesa, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Clean, comfy, central location and beachfront don't typically portend affordable, yet at this family-run hotel IT DOES. The staff are friendly and informative. Also, the management accommodates guest's arrivals and departures.by providing a toilet and shower before and after checkout. Hotel Mac Rae is a one story walk-up - no elevator.

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Address: 409 Crescent Ave., PO Box 246, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Mac Rae Hotel
Mac Rae Avalon
Hotel Mac Rae Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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The 4th generation Mac Rae family invites you to our centrally located beachfront hotel. Our hotel features panoramic ocean view rooms, continental breakfast, an open-air courtyard, complimentary beach towels and DVDs, after check-out shower facilities and luggage storage. All rooms are non-smoking and offer air conditioning, wireless internet, cable TV/DVD, and hair dryers. Come and enjoy our relaxing, quaint Mediterranean atmosphere right on the beach, in the very heart of Avalon. ... more   less 
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