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Hotel Mac Rae

409 Crescent Ave., PO Box 246, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Hotel Mac Rae
Ranked #4 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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Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This hotel is part of the 1920's charm of Catalina Island! We stayed for the weekend and I was not disappointed. The rooms are average in size but very clean. The open courtyard is a great place to meet others and smoking is allowed. There is no elevator, so be prepared to carry luggage up a flight of stairs. Out... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We stayed here for one night on a package deal with the Catalina Express which, based on Catalina Express ticket prices, meant that our room came to about $75/night. For that amount of money it was an "ok" hotel - in the heart of things about 5 min walk from the ferry. We had what was probably the cheapest room... More

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St. James, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Price is right and location is near the beach and a five minute walk to the ferry. Plain, simple, clean room and great for budget conscience travelers. Hotel help were available for any inquiries. Small continental breakfast, with poor choices.

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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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