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Hotel Mac Rae

409 Crescent Ave., PO Box 246, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #5 of 7 Avalon B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Tina90210 Beverly Hills, California
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Beverly Hills, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Hotel is nice , the location is wonderful , my ocean view room was great ! I truly enjoyed my 5 days vacation there . I love Catalina Island and I had a really beautiful time there . The breakfast is okay .

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Pasadena, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were treated well and the location was superb! Right in the middle of the beach and steps to Gren Pier. No suprises - just a relaxing place to stay. Best of luck into the future to the Mac Rae family.

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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 on your recent visit to Catalina Island and for taking the time to post these comments. We are pleased to hear that our staff treated you well and that you found your rooms to be relaxing and clean. I very much appreciate your kind best wishes for my family and... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Checked in w a friend , wanted to try a diff hotel this yr., will def stay w the Pavillion next time. Just left bag in rm then went about town. Got back to room and really took a gd looksie and to my horror found pubic hair in the shower, sink and bed!! Toilet seat falling apart, dirty drains,... More

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Fort Bragg, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We brought our family to Catalina last week for four days and three nights to celebrate two birthdays. We stayed at the Mac Rae. We had three ocean front rooms and two courtyard rooms at a cost of over $4000.00. Having stayed at the Mac Rae numerous times over 20 years we knew the room size etc., but with 3... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel has an excellent location, overlooking the main Crescent street and the beach. We forgot to bring beach towels, so the ones hotel provided came in handy. The room was small but very clean, also reasonably priced.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 21, 2014

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 July 7, 2014 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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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Address: 409 Crescent Ave., PO Box 246, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
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Mac Rae Avalon
Hotel Mac Rae Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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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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