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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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  • 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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Camarillo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was spotless and the staff was friendly and helpful. It is great to be able to store your luggage before check-in and after check-out. Although this is a small hotel, and the rooms are not large, it was well worth the money. The location is perfect, right in the middle of town and right on the main street.... More 

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Victorville, California, United States
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location of this hotel was PERFECT! It only took less than 2 minutes to arrive at the beach. There were shops and restaurants all around. It was a short walk from where the boats dock so there was no need to rent a cab. Other than the wifi not working, it was amazing!

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Agoura Hills, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room was clean and well maintained. It was a small room, but perfect for us. Location was ideal for us as an active couple, since it is right in the middle of the main strip in Avalon. Great view out of our ocean view queen room. Staff was very nice and accommodating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel is in a great location. It is convenient to the ferry and across from the beach. Fun places to eat, drink, and enjoy some nightlife are steps away. Rooms are small but we expected this. There was a light breakfast but we did need more and ate elsewhere. Patio outside room was pleasant. Would stay again.

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LOS ANGELES
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Right on the water! Room was very clean and the staff was very attentive. There were no vacancies yet it was very quiet. A great courtyard to relax and have a glass of wine (buy a bottle just down the street). Breakfast is small muffins and coffee, but fresh and delicious. The price sealed the deal.

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HotelMacRae, General Manager at Hotel Mac Rae, responded to this review

Dear Rocky, Thank you for taking the time to share your vacation experience. I am so pleased that your were able to relax and enjoy yourselves as our guests. I am lucky to have such a wonderful housekeeping and office staff! I will share your compliments with them. We look forward to our prices being able to "seal the deal"... More 

Orange County, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well the positive I can say is the lady that checked us in was very nice, however we were checked into room 211...right by the ice machine, soda machine and housekeeping and luggage. Not only did we here every door slam, we felt it too! We heard every conversation.... The ice machine...the soda machine and the housekeepers! The room was... More 

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HotelMacRae, General Manager at Hotel Mac Rae, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am sorry to hear about your experience. Unfortunately, we cannot predict or control the actions of our guests. That door slamming arguing guest disrupted that evening for many of us. There is so much more to the Catalina experience, I hope that you will come back to the island in the future and have the vacation of... More 

Pomona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a quiet, serene getaway, don't stay here. However, if you want, like my family did, to be in the heart of everything, right by the ocean, a few minutes walk to anything, then Hotel Mac Rae is the place! It's one of the oldest hotels in Avalon, but it's been refurbished and updated and we were... More 

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HotelMacRae, General Manager at Hotel Mac Rae, responded to this review

Dear Guest, July 4th weekend, in a beachfront room, on the parade route, in the middle of town...you were right. Although that is not a recipe for a serene getaway, you were in the heart of everything with an uncrowded view of all of the 4th of July Avalon experience. I am so glad that your enjoyed your stay with... More 

Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Hotel Mac Rae last week on a visit for my husband's birthday. We love Catalina Island and Avalon, but usually just go for the day. We decided to stay overnight and chose Hotel Mac Rae based upon location, reviews, and price. Our room was the one in the photo with a hat on the bed -- Queen... More 

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HotelMacRae, General Manager at Hotel Mac Rae, responded to this review

Dear Kristine, Thank you so much for your kind review. I am so pleased that you celebrated your husband's birthday with us and that you enjoyed our hotel and staff. Those ocean view rooms are wonderful and I'm so glad that you were able to enjoy the view, ambiance, and cool breeze. We look forward to having you as our... More 

San Diego, California
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a kick and a half. The best location on the island, in front of the beach, and only a five minute walk from the ferry landing. You can make out the bubble pink facade as soon as you step off the boat. I was reminded of an inexpensive hotel in Spain or France, where you have to... More 

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HotelMacRae, General Manager at Hotel Mac Rae, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We've never been described as "a kick and a half" before. I like it! Thank you for your appreciation for our "best location on the island". We have just recently sampled some local freshly baked products for our continental breakfast and will be including them soon. Another favorite breakfast place of mine is Maggie's Blue Rose located just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like everyone else has mentioned, Hotel Mac Rae sits on the waterfront boardwalk only a few minutes from the dock - clearly visible with it's pink-tinged building and large letters. The location of this hotel was quite convenient as it is located amongst the shops and restaurants... the hustle and bustle of Catalina Island. My friend and I stayed in... More 

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HotelMacRae, General Manager at Hotel Mac Rae, responded to this review

Dear Helena, I appreciate your lengthy review. I will share with my staff that you considered our customer service to be "top notch" and that your found your rooms to be "very clean". I have a wonderful team here and I am so pleased that their efforts enhanced your stay. My great-grandfather chose a wonderful location for our hotel. I... More 

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