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Hotel Mac Rae

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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Sparks, Nevada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than the view (of the harbor) and the location to the ferry, then isn't much you can say about what we thought would be a lovely boutique hotel. The rooms were clean but the continental breakfast was pretty sad. Bad coffee; a coffee creamer (no half & half); sad looking muffins and a Sara Lee like danish. We were... More 

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

Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. I am so happy that your enjoyed our view and location. I am sorry that you did not enjoy our coffee and found the noise from our neighbor to be so disruptive. We have worked with our neighbors to reduce the volume and we have not... More 

Glendale, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I have been coming here for years! We love staying at the Mac Rae, and I met the love of my life here! The rooms are simple but clean at a fair price for the location! The people are always friendly and we have even made some new friends thanks to the lounging areas around the hotel.... More 

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

Dear Guest, I appreciate your taking the time to share your experience at our hotel on this site. It is fun visit with our guests and to see friendships strike up in our central courtyard. Next time you come over to dive, let us keep your dive gear downstairs in our laundry room so it is out of your way.... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hotel Mac Rae is right on the beach and a short walk from the pier at Avalon. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and the room was adorable with a great view (Ocean Front Queen). We highly recommend it.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of your visit to our hotel. I am so happy that you enjoyed your ocean view room and I will share your compliment to my staff with them. We look forward to having you as our guest again on your next visit to the island. Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The hotel is in the center of the city and has a few rooms overlooking the beach. The rooms are very well maintained and has all the amenities. Even when you are inside, you can feel the catalina ambiance. Charming boutique hotel.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Mac Rae for your recent visit to Catalina. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our guest rooms and that we were able to share our Catalina ambiance with you. We look forward to your return. Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager More 

Lakewood, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

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

Dear Guest, I am so pleased that you stayed with us on your visit to Catalina. It is nice to hear that you found our 1920 hotel to be well kept and comfortable. I will share that with my staff as that is most certainly our goal. Please visit us again and we all hope you are feeling well once... More 

San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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

Dear Guest, I appreciate the feedback that you provided TripAdvisor about your stay at our hotel. I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your experience. The gentleman who checked you in no longer works at our hotel. Other concerns that you have have also been addressed as well. Our housekeepers do refresh our stay over guests daily, unless... More 

Birmingham, al
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

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

Dear Guest, We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving stay with the Hotel Mac Rae. My great grandfather would be glad to know that you appreciated the location he chose to build our hotel. We look forward to your return visit. Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae, General Manager More 

Germantown, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Hotel Mac Rae. I will be sure to share with my staff that you enjoyed your room and the service that you received while staying with us. I'm also glad to hear that you had money left over to enjoy the town during you visit! We look forward to welcoming... More 

Dana Point, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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HotelMacRae, General Manager at Hotel Mac Rae, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your posting regarding your visit to our hotel. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location and that the staff was nice and helpful. Since our hotel was built in 1920, we are constantly working on upgrades and I hope that you try us again in the future. Where ever you choose to stay... More 

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

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us at the Hotel Mac Rae for your birthday. I'm so pleased that you found your ocean view room very clean and homie! We look forward to your next visit. Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager 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
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Mac Rae Avalon
Hotel Mac Rae Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
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#11 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon

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