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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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Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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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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Lakewood, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time back to the island in 40 years. Lots of changes in Avalon. Staying here was nice! Although on the main bay front and built in the 20's, The rooms are up date and well kept. We got a queen bed, small room and it fit our needs well. We were out so much that we... More 

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was skeptical on booking this hotel online. But, with only two available hotels left on the island for the weekend, I ended up going with Hotel Mac Rae because the reviews were decent. I made sure to read reviews and check out travelers photos because for $260 a night, I need to be impressed with something! Unfortunately, I was... More 

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Birmingham, al
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here over Thanksgiving 2014. Hotel was really nice and staff was great. This hotel is old (along with everything else in Avalon) but kept up nice. Located in middle of entertainment area and just short steps to restaurants and shopping. Right across straight from beach. Rooms are small, baths are smaller with just standup shower. Beds very comfortable I... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiance and I stayed at the Mac Rae in early October 2014 and were completely satisfied with the service, room and location! This hotel is right on the oceanfront and in the middle of everything to do in Avalon. The rooms are comfortable and have the necessities. The common area was very nice and inviting. Avalon was a lot... More 

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Dana Point, California, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for our anniversary and it was ok. We had a courtyard queen room. It was mostly clean other than a few mystery hairs. The room was small and could use some upgrades. Bathroom floor was old and tiles were cracking. The walls are VERY thin, when someone was talking in the courtyard outside the... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for his birthday. The rooms were a bit small, but we were very comfortable. The first night was a bit noisy but the rest were fine. It's right where all the shops and hotels are. We had an ocean view room.

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New York City
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The location couldn't be more perfect. It is right in the center of town on the pedestrian promenade. This is great because you don't have to hear the golf carts or smell their fumes, which my husband and I noticed in other areas of town. It's close to all the restaurants and attractions. The room was comfortable and very clean.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were VERY disappointed with the standard of this hotel. Sink in the bathroom didn't work, a plumber was called and supposedly it was fixed but still didn't work. The bathroom looked tired and very, old. It desperately needs updating. The staff did as much as they could but most problems were beyond their control. The "Continental breakfast was pathetic.... More 

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Riverside, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Quaint and cozy - Cottage charm, beadboard walls, crown molding. You have to go up a flight of stairs to get to the hotel check in and rooms. And, if your looking to retire early, don't get the ocean view rooms, they are over a LOUD Karoke bar that goes past midnight.

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Arroyo Grande, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This hotel is located in the center of the Avalon crescent, practically on the beach. Our room was warm and cozy but had a nice quiet A/C when the weather warmed up. The well lit bathroom was clean and even had a shelf to hold makeup, etc. All of the linens and the room itself was clean and had been... More 

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Address: 409 Crescent Ave., PO Box 246, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Mac Rae Hotel
Mac Rae Avalon
Hotel Mac Rae Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon

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