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Hotel Mac Rae

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409 Crescent Ave., PO Box 246, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Hotel Mac Rae
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Like everyone else has mentioned, Hotel Mac Rae sits on the waterfront boardwalk only a few minutes from the dock - clearly visible with it's pink-tinged building and large letters. The location of this hotel was quite convenient as it is located amongst the shops and restaurants... the hustle and bustle of Catalina Island. My friend and I stayed in... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Mac Rae is located just steps from the beach front which is very convenient. I was able to rent beach chair across the street. The receptionists were both extremely polite and helpful. I forgot my Apple charger and the young lady let me borrow one of hers (or the office) overnight. The Wifi was free with the passcode. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb location right on the beach. You can see the hotel from the boat! In the heart of downtown Avalon. Excellent double room was on the upstairs patio. Customer service excellent also. Good coffee and continental breakfast provided. This is the second time I've visited Catalina and stayed at this hotel each time. A great value. You won't be disappointed.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share such kind comments about your experience at our hotel. My team and I look forward to making your next visit with us just as nice. Until then. Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager More 

West Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great little hotel with a view of the harbor. We stayed in a patio room. One con is that you had to take a flight of stairs to get to the office and the rooms. I did not see an elevator. So if you have issues going up stairs, you might want to check with the hotel... More 

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

Dear Ben, It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. Thank you for acknowledging Amanda and my housekeeping staff. They are fantastic and I will be sure to share your compliments with them. We look forward to your next visit with us on the island. Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager More 

Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had view over cove open air court centrally nice clean rooms with great clean comfortable bed linens and shower. Would return to this one a no brainer. Service is good nice staff and open court a nice touch that one seldom sees that is clean and painted with nice shrubs.

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

Dear Diana, Thank you for taking the time to submit this review of our hotel on your recent visit to Catalina. I am so pleased that my team provided you with a clean room and friendly service. I have wonderful people working for me. We look forward to having you as our guest once again on your next visit to... More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great little hotel located on Crescent across from the beach and pier. The hotel is in the middle of town, great restaurant's and shops just a few feet away. They have 4 rooms with ocean views and a large patio area with tables and chairs. they serve a continental breakfast every morning. Great hotel that does not break the bank.

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

Dear Thom, Thank you for your kind review of our hotel. It is our goal to provide comfortable and convenient lodging at our beachfront location that "does not break the bank" so I am please that we were able to do that for you. We look forward to having you as our guest on your next visit to Avalon. Karen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had been to Catalina many times, but never overnight. So I decided to take him for his birthday. I was looking for a hotel on the beach. I came across the ad for Hotel Mac Rae and liked what I saw. So I booked a package deal that included our round trip boat ride. When we... More 

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

Dear Marilyn, It was our pleasure to have you celebrate your husband's birthday with us. I am blessed to have a wonderful housekeeping and front desk staff and I will share your comments with them. Your "breathtaking" Ocean View room will be waiting for your on your next visit with us. Thank you for taking the time to write this... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The rooms were a bit tiny but they only have so much room to work with. It's an older hotel with older style rooms but it's all we needed. It was clean and the location was unbeatable. The price worked too. I probably wouldn't pay top dollar go this hotel.

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

Dear Tami, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Mac Rae on your recent visit to Catalina. I am pleased that you found our rooms to be clean and enjoyed our location. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to our island. Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I have been to Catalina four times, almost always on the freebie Birthday weekends offered. This was the first time I ever stayed multiple days/nights. There are about 25 hotels and most are on or next to the main 'drag' Crescent St, it's called a St. even though it and most others are pedestrian only. The Mac Rae is right... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review of your experience. I am so pleased that you enjoyed our hotel and found our staff be be very friendly and helpful. Our location "Literally a two minute walk to most everything" is compliments of my great-grandfather, Herbert Dewey Mac Rae. Although we do not have... More 

Atascadero, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Stayed in the ocean front room. Everything was real relaxing and laid back. It is like being in a movie from the 1930's. We would definitely go back again and stay at the Hotel Mac Rae. The enclosed patio is a great place to have your coffee in the morning.

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

Dear Jeannine, I am so pleased that you were able to enjoy the special Catalina Island ambiance while you were here. We look forward to welcoming you back to one of our relaxing ocean view rooms on your next visit. Thank you for your kind review. Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager More 

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