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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Chino Hills, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Silverado, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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Thank Lisa G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Pros - Located on the beach front in downtown Avalon. Allowed me to stay 1 night (Saturday night) whereas other hotels required a 2-night minimum stay. They gave me a 10% discount because it was my birthday. I liked the bed, it was large, comfy and stylish. Cons - There was no early check-in or place to store luggage securely... More 

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Mac Rae! The room was spotless, the view was spectacular, and the staff helpful and friendly. Our room (# 205) was so welcoming with a great air conditioner. All of Southern California was experiencing a heat wave when we were there, including Catalina, and the cool comfortable room was so nice. The... More 

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were a little late making reservations for the weekend in Catalina and to my surprise found a ocean front king room at Hotel Mac Rae. I snatched it before it got sold out as well, since we already had boat reservations to go. Once we arrived to Hotel MacRae, first thing we remembered them telling us is that there... More 

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Carlsbad, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This hotel is terrific! Right in the heart of everything. Our room had an ocean view and a great breeze with the windows open. The staff were all pleasant and helpful. The bathroom is small but no need for a lot of primping in Catalina! Room was clean, bed was comfortable. I would stay here again for sure!!!

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

Thank you very much for your kind words and I am pleased that we were able to contribute to your island experience! We look forward to your next visit. Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager More 

Los Angeles, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Like the other reviews said, the hotel is at a great location with friendly and helpful service. Pretty basic hotel- The main reason I give them less stars is for the poor value... Even though it was peak season, the $300/night we paid seems extreme for just how basic the room was. The comforter had some yellow/discolored stains and we... More 

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

It is our goal to provide our guests with valuable hospitality to enhance their island experience. As I have mentioned before, the pricing of our property is generally the best that you will find right on the beach in the center of Avalon. Your comforter experience in unacceptable and not typical of our property, as you can see from other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The hotel is your basic hotel with no frills , I wasn't dissappointed with anything. .Location was good, central to everything .Room as promised , a tiny bit loud as it is above a club but really not bad. And it got quiet around midnight. We checked in early as soon as the room was ready which was nice. The... More 

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

Dear Mary, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am pleased that you appreciated the cleanliness and location of our hotel. We have had a recent change in our office staff so you will not have the same experience on your visit. The internet on the island is substandard and a common complaint with all of... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • 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: $128 - $308 (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:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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