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Hotel Mac Rae

409 Crescent Ave. PO Box 246, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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#10 of 20 hotels in Avalon
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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.
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Becky L wrote a review Oct 28
San Diego, California6 contributions4 helpful votes
Very Quiet, quaint little hotel right on the beach/boardwalk. In walking distance of everything. Room and lobby were very clean and guest services friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay again and highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Ocean view was totally worth it and still quiet.
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Trofecta77 wrote a review Oct 13
San Diego, California4 contributions7 helpful votes
So this is the first time I have ever been to Catalina. Thought the trip would be fun. So far the hotel is nice right across from the beach and near a lot of shops and restaurants. Too bad it’s covid 19 rules do to being in La county so a lot of mask wearing. I don’t know if I will be back to this island but I would recommend this hotel. It’s a little old but the area it’s in is really good. I figure most hotels in Catalina are not five star but this hotel is nice and clean. Room smelled very nice when I got here. Only thing the AC in room 101 faces an area that’s storing stuff so I didn’t use it because it brought a smell of pee. I would stay here again if I came back to the island but don’t think that’s going to happen.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Creeping_Death_LA wrote a review Aug 2020
Los Angeles, California3,706 contributions392 helpful votes
This hotel gets 5 stars for its location - hands down. It's one of the oldest hotels on the island. When you walk into the dated rooms you feel like you are at a discounted motel. The summer prices are high especially for the weekend and this hotel sells out. The bed is comfortable and the air conditioner works really well. The bathroom has a skylight so you get plenty of light with flicking the switch.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Lincolnshirechap wrote a review Jan 2020
Shropshire767 contributions228 helpful votes
Right across the street from the beach and pier, easy flat walk from the ferry port area. We stayed just one night (Wed 8th Jan 2020) in a Courtyard view room. Reception is up a flight of stairs and through the main Courtyard, with a lower level past reception where our room was located. The TLC (Tender Loving Care) relates to the rather old feel the room had and the strange box wood draws our TV sat on. It is quaint though and we liked the simple, relaxed, seaside vibe the room gave off. Toilet and show worked fine, bed comfortable, linen and towels crisp and clean. Lean breakfast of tea/coffee/orange juice; pastries on a help yourself table by reception. Cost was fine for Catalina Island and of course any refurbishment would most likely means a price hike. Would we stay there again; yes!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Deanna B wrote a review Jan 2020
San Marcos, California2 contributions
Wonderful view of ocean. Is right across the street. Clean and quiet. Great free breakfast right outside our room. Activities for various trips are within walking distance, as are many fine retaurants.
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Date of stay: October 2019
$111 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Mac Rae
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Mac Rae?
Nearby attractions include Catalina Island Conservancy (0.1 miles), Catalina Island Museum (0.1 miles), and Golf Gardens Miniature Golf (0.1 miles).
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Mac Rae?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Mac Rae?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steve's Steakhouse, Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co, and Scoops Catalina Island.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Mac Rae?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Catalina Island Casino Ballroom (0.4 miles).
Does Hotel Mac Rae have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.