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Banning House Lodge

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06/12/2017 06/13/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed December 13, 2014

First visit to the west end and won't be the last. Eddie and Sal at the Banning House went above and beyond to take care of us. Making sure we were comfortable and able to enjoy our stay with out worry. They truly seemed like they loved their jobs and really enjoyed taking care of the house. That is not...

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for taking time to review the Banning House Lodge. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed November 26, 2014

We had a very relaxing stay at the Banning House. The room was very comfortable, the staff very friendly. The range of food available at breakfast was not great but they make a really great latte! The views are really fantastic. Two Harbors is a tiny settlement and much smaller than Avalon but a great base for hiking and water...

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

Thanks for staying with us at the Banning House Lodge. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Orange County, California
Reviewed November 24, 2014

This place is spectacular. If you are looking for a quiet romantic getaway, or a nice place to spend time with family, The Banning House is the place to go. Sal and Eddie manage the property and are just terrific. They are kind and genuine and completely add to the experience. They have tons of knowledge and such joy and...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed October 9, 2014

Cool concept, beautiful views, and amazing staff! This was my second visit to Two Harbors and first stay at the Banning House, and I was blown away by the quality and variety of all of the common areas. Kitchen, Dinning areas, and den were way beyond my expectations, and the attentive service from both Eddie and Sal was fantastic. They...

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had the home closest to the town of Two Harbors. It was perfect for our group of 6 hikers. I believe there were 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Very cute and comfortable, plus great views of the Harbor. The Banning house staff was extremely helpful. They drove us into town, let us store our backpacks and went out of...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed September 16, 2014

Banning House is a lovely property up on the hill in Two Harbors. While this is the only hotel-like option in Two Harbors, it really was very cute and quiet. The place isn't brand new and furniture is older, but the environment is lovely. The rooms are older but fine, the bathrooms are definitely outdated and the shower head was...

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long beach
Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a beautifully restored old home at the isthmus of Catalina Island. You can see both harbors from the top and on a busy summer day, it is very quiet at the top of the hill, well at least when we were there. The room you get makes a difference, but if you choose one of the king rooms...

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Pasadena, California
Reviewed August 17, 2014

I entitled this review fondly and a bit tongue-in-cheek. Obviously this is the only hotel on that side of the island, so those who aren't staying on their boat don't have many options. Nevertheless, we frequent this hotel and are pleased to stay there, and find the hotel makes an effort to please despite the lack of competition. It may...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have stayed here many times. It is the ONLY place in town. There seems to be no desire to upgrade the rooms. Our room was shabby. The window would not open, there were holes in the wall, the bathroom cabinet was falling apart, the shower was leaking. The furniture was old dilapidated and broken. There was no one there...

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Menlo Park, California
Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was my first visit to Catalina… I'd always been intrigued, but hesitant, as I'd only heard about the main city, Avalon, and all the golf carts, crowds, and potential "spring break" atmosphere. No one ever seems to talk about the "quiet cousin" on the other end of the island. Two Harbors is a wonderful rustic retreat, and the Banning...

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Amenities

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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $151 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Banning House Lodge 3*
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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“For something really special they do have a nicer room with a private balcony”
146shellya, 4 days ago | Read review
“Rooms in adjacent buildings are quieter.”
Route 66 Kicks, Jan 2, 2017 | Read review
“Views are different, call and ask. We preferred the separate rooms away from the main building.”
CP220, Dec 12, 2016 | Read review
“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.
602Traveler, Jun 2, 2016 | Read review
“Some of the rooms have spectacular views, although the view from any one of them is good.”
Hesterpinky, May 18, 2016 | Read review
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