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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was very clean and comfortable, perfect for those looking to spend their time outdoors but with easy access for a quick change. Located above a store along the main boulevard and steps to the beach. Very nice staff.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in an ocean view room for three nights (Mon-Wed). The building is older and there are quite a few stairs to both the front and back entrances. As others have said, the room was small but clean, and the bed was not large but was comfortable. The hotel's location is great, right in the middle of town and... More 

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Bangkok
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good: this place is clean and quaint. Very well located, right on the boardwalk. The Bad: no room service; what they call a Queen sized bed is known a s a Twin in the rest of the world. The Ugly: charging $300 a night for this very simple, small room seems like price gouging

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best buy on Catalina Island...BY FAR.................very well run by friendly staff and owners, A great location with beautiful ocean views. Restful, serene and comfortable.This time of year has perfect weather, Many great restaurants close to the hotel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room we stayed in at the Mac Rae was an ocean view Queen. It was simply appointed, but clean. The view was beautiful and it was just feet from the beach, and it's located in the middle of the boardwalk. We also enjoyed the free continental breakfast. There was also a nice little courtyard area with chairs/chaise lounges, tables... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrible, uncomfortable beds with short sheets. WiFi only worked for one of our six days. Claimed to have been remodeled in 2015, but our room looked like it was 30-40 years old. Tiny bathroom. A/C couldn't keep up half the time and it was only 80 degrees outside. Supposed to be a nonsmoking property but there were people smoking in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

The Hotel Mac Rae on Catalina Island is a small quaint hotel that is located in the most perfect of locations - right in the middle of all that Avalon Harbor has to offer. Our room was small, but very comfortable. The room was very clean and the staff was friendly and helpful.

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

Thank you for complimenting my office and housekeeping staff. I will share your kind comments with them. We have a good group and I am glad that we were able to be a part of your island experience. Please come see us again soon. Kind Regards, Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager More 

Chino Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

The hotel is an original to the island, owned by the same family. If you book an ocean view room, it is, literally, on the boardwalkand a lovely view. It wasn't noisy at night. While doing our tourist activities, the hotel was always a hop away to and from. However, being so old, amenities that we've all become accustomed to... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your view and the location. Our island constantly struggles with our internet. This summer we had workers staying at the hotel that were installing fiber optics for a new internet service for the island. We cannot wait! I am sorry for any inconvenience but... More 

Silverado, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We stayed Wed-Friday in an OV Queen room #204 overlooking the beach. Let me start with the Pros- great view of ocean and boardwalk, windows have been upgraded to double paned and black out curtains, it was clean and the bed was comfortable. Cons- Price- Way over priced for what you get, paid over 500 for 2 nights. Room was... More 

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

As we advertise, we do have the best prices on the beach. Our hotel was built by my great-grandfather in 1920 so we are an old historic property. Your description of our hotel doors as plywood planks is untrue. There is a framed information sheet in each room that lists a cell phone number that goes directly to our night... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Hotel Mac Rae is the perfect hotel for a quick trip to Catalina. Right across from the beach and in the middle of the bustling part of Avalon it is near many restaurants, shops, bars and walking distance from the various activities that Avalon has to offer. It is clean and the people are very friendly. The hotel is no... More 

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

My great-grandfather did pick a nice location for our family hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed our staff and amenities. Thank you for your consideration of our drought situation during your stay. We look forward to your next visit. Please bring some rain when you come back. Kind Regards, Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Mac Rae

Address: 409 Crescent Ave., PO Box 246, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $110 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Mac Rae Hotel
Mac Rae Avalon
Hotel Mac Rae Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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