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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 #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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El Monte, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really like the Motel Mac Rae. Went for my eldest daughters birthday and we had one of the back rooms. Niice and quiet plus it was a king size bed. Very comfortable. Air conditioning was good too! It was not real warm during the day but enough for me to get a little burned. You can drop off your luggage... More

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San Marcos, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this site unseen....it was the best price for three of us. The hotel is clean and simple. Great location. Quiet sleep time. A central patio area was most convenient. We stored our luggage in the hotel between check out and ferry boarding. Nice staff. We were there before the busy season....FYI. I recommend this place.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This hotel is in a great location, it is right on the Main Street at the water and you can walk from the ferry to the hotel in five minutes. We we able to ask for and receive a good price and the rooms are fine and clean. They are small but good for 2 people.

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Hermosa Beach, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This hotel is very well located right in the heart of town right across from the water. Unfortunately, everything else was rather subpar. The hotel and our rooms were pretty old and run-down. The bed was super uncomfortable and there were lots of items that were in serious need of repair. The hotel would have been ok for $100 per... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We did an over night on Catalina and booked the hotel Mac Rae for our visit. It was conveniently located..a short walk from the ferry terminal and near to everything. The hotel is quaint and lovely. Our room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. Thee is a very nice little courtyard outside the rooms with seating if we... More

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This hotel is right on the front street of Avalon, upstairs above the shops. Good beds, very cleans rooms, up-dated air conditioning units in the rooms and new windows. This hotel is in the best location. Just walk down the stairs and you are on the main street and beach! It's an older building, but this is Catalina, all the... More

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Central Valley CA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Mac Rae in June 2013. it was a very clean and friendly place. Cute little courtyard. We got there early and our room wasn't ready however, they allowed us to store our luggage so we could visit the island. The staff was very friendly. I recommend doing the semi-submersible trip, so many fish and our... More

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Hotel Mac Rae is a family-owned and operated simple, basic hotel right in the center of the Catalina waterfront. It's not expensive, but it will do for the budget traveler. You do have to schlep luggage up one flight, so probably not for those who have bad knees. The staircase opens onto a little open courtyard with tables and comfy... More

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Stayed here for one night April 23rd for my wife's birthday. The hotel itself is more like a motel, but all hotels in the island are the same way. Don't expect any fancy 5 star here. Just not the place for it. The location of the hotel is right in the heart of the island. 5 minutes walking distance from... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

You know the room itself really wasn't that bad and sheets did seem clean. My issue was with shower. While in shower It sounded as though someone from either the room next door or the restaurant (galleon) flushed a toilet.And then some very disgusting foul water came out of my showerhead.My blood still boils when I think about it. I... More

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Also Known As:
Mac Rae Hotel
Mac Rae Avalon
Hotel Mac Rae Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Address: 409 Crescent Ave., PO Box 246, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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