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“Spectacular View!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Mac Rae
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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“Spectacular View!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2004

I stayed in the Hotel Mac Rae for three days and enjoyed it immensely.
We got a great deal on a room with a king-size bed (very comfortable) and an incredible panoramic view of the hills, casino, beach, ocean, pier, and mountains. We were right in the middle of all the action, which was a real plus. The hotel was nice -- no frills, but very clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. When we booked our room, we were warned that a club/bar was next door to the hotel and that it was sometimes noisy. However, even though we stayed on a weekend, we did not find the noise bothersome at all. We didn't even use the earplugs that the hotel provided. The bathroom has a skylight. Our stay was great. We will definitely stay at the Hotel Mac Rae again. It is perfect for someone who wants to enjoy Catalina on a budget.

  • Stayed April 2004
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2003

This is a very old hotel, but very clean and nice. Our room was right on the ocean over shops and restaurants. It was perfect. The people in the hotel are great and very accomodating. A fantastic place to visit and a nice hotel.

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

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