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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I hiked most of the TCT, ending at Two Harbors, and we arrived about 15 minutes into a rainstorm, before check-in time at Banning House. Our room wasn't ready, but the staff could not have been more accommodating. They shuttled us down to the town and let us leave our packs in the office, and when our... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I had a wonderful time while staying at Banning House Lodge. Quiet, peaceful, romantic spot perfect for any occasion. Planning on making this an annual visit. We have arrived earlier than check-in time and the staff was very accommodating to our needs. You have an option to take the shuttle ( notify the staff prior to arrival)... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

Had two rooms, #1 and #3 (both Queen bed rooms). Number 3 has a balcony that is shared with room number 2. The balcony faces Catalina Harbor and offers a beautiful view. The bathrooms were a good size with space to spread out the toiletries. The shower in #3 leaked water onto the bathroom floor while the shower in #1... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kelly, Thank you for choosing the Banning House Lodge. We appreciate your feedback regarding storage, showers and the condition of the rooms. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager More 

Big Bear City, California
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38 reviews
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Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

What a perfect couple of days we experienced at The Banning House. So relaxing, quiet, and peaceful. It was just what we needed after working the long Labor Day Weekend in the tourist town we live in. Our room was clean, could possibly be updated a little, but has a wonderful quaint feel that we loved. We were in rooms... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear hodieduran, Thank you for choosing the Banning House Lodge. I'm glad to hear that you were able to relax and recharge. The closure of the lodge has not been determined. We will keep guests abreast of developments. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager More 

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Reviewed July 13, 2016

Great place and they provide all the tea you can drink! We had a lovely time. We were a group of four artists and found spectacular views for our work. There is a communal energy at work there or you can elect to be very private and romantic.

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Laura, Thank you for choosing the Banning House Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen Hotels Manager More 

Sierra Madre, California
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Reviewed June 12, 2016

My husband and I stayed here for three days at the beginning of June in celebration of our 35th wedding anniversary. It was a wonderful time! We enjoyed our visit so much. The breakfast was filling and delicious, and the terrace was our favorite place to sit, relax, read, nosh, and wind down. It was great to buy some favorite... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear WMontecito, Thank you for choosing the Banning House Lodge as the spot to celebrate your 35th wedding anniversary. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen Hotels Manager More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed June 2, 2016

This place has everything you need. The lodge sits atop a small hill overlooking both harbors. The hospitality was amazing. We stayed here for 3 nights Memorial Day Weekend. If you want a hotel with all the amenities, this isn't it. If you want a hotel with amazing service, quiet, and a great nights sleep, then look no further. They... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tone, Thank you for choosing the Banning House Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen Hotels Manager More 

Amherst, Massachusetts
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Reviewed May 18, 2016

Catalina Island is a fantastic destination and Two Harbors is the quintessential place to stay. Off-season it is truly a step back to an elegant time.When we walked through the common areas, guests were quietly reading against a dramatic backdrop; I felt like I was at a writer's retreat. A raven joined us for breakfast, or should I say, swooped... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Hesterpinky, Thanks for choosing the Banning House Lodge. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More 

Seattle, Washington
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193 reviews
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Reviewed February 24, 2016

I wish our 1 night could have been stretched into 2 or 3 nights. The atmosphere is conducive to peace, relaxation, and enjoyment of the scenery. The Lodge is located on the hill with views of both harbors. There are trails nearby to hike and the walk down to the restaurant/ferry can be an exercise in itself. Tyler, the manager,... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jav9206, Thanks for choosing the Banning House Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed January 31, 2016

I'm almost afraid to post this review, as I don't want this place to get overrun during the off season. But it was truly a wonderful trip and an amazing place to stay. I do wish that they had more food options at the hotel, rather than the one restaurant and cafeteria in the harbor area, but I understand that... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kim, Thanks for staying with us at the Banning House Lodge. We appreciate your feedback regarding the dining options in Two Harbors. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Tyler Smith Manager More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the West End of the island, the Banning House Lodge was built in 1910 as the summer home for the pioneering Banning brothers, who owned Santa Catalina Island. Now a charming, Craftsman-style bed and breakfast, the Banning House Lodge offers sweeping views of the Isthmus of Catalina and Catalina Harbor from its romantic, hilltop perch above Two Harbors A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily in the charming dining room. Van shuttle service between the lodge and Two Harbors village is included. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Banning House Lodge

Address: 1 Banning House Road, Two Harbors, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Two Harbors
Price Range: $53 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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Banning House Hotel Two Harbors
Banning House Lodge Catalina Island/Two Harbors, CA
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“Be sure you can walk up hill because the shuttle service starts AT 4 pm and runs every hour until 9 pm. Breakfast 7:30 am until 10:00 am.”
  • View at top of walk path down to harbor.
 of 5 bubbles 602Traveler, Jun 2, 2016 | Read review
“Some of the rooms have spectacular views, although the view from any one of them is good.”
 of 5 bubbles Hesterpinky, May 18, 2016 | Read review
“The Crow's Nest has it's own private balcony looking out into the harbor. Definitely worth it, just once.”
 of 5 bubbles msk515vt, Jan 31, 2016 | Read review
“Rm 6 one step from lodge. Rms 1 or 2:shared balcony overlooks south harbor. Crow's Nest: a second story room, north facing, private balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 810tomj, Jan 30, 2016 | Read review
“Get a Room with a balcony because all have views . Most other rooms have views also, but the added balcony expands your own personal space .”
 of 5 bubbles NavyMarine1, Nov 22, 2015 | Read review
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