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“Accommodating”
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Hotel Mac Rae
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
St. James, New York
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3 reviews
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“Accommodating”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Price is right and location is near the beach and a five minute walk to the ferry. Plain, simple, clean room and great for budget conscience travelers. Hotel help were available for any inquiries. Small continental breakfast, with poor choices.

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Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night...very clean, staff was nice and helpful..little noisy at night because our view was oceanview room and right in front of pier...but that's to be expected..would stay again..had a bathroom to use and area to leave luggage after checkout if want to walk around

  • Stayed April 2014
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El Monte, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2014

Really like the Motel Mac Rae. Went for my eldest daughters birthday and we had one of the back rooms. Niice and quiet plus it was a king size bed. Very comfortable. Air conditioning was good too! It was not real warm during the day but enough for me to get a little burned. You can drop off your luggage early which helped and even got early check in which was really nice. Mac Rae also has a spot by check in to store luggage while you wait for your boat. Also nice. Prices are good considering you are on the island.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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San Marcos, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2014

I booked this site unseen....it was the best price for three of us. The hotel is clean and simple.
Great location. Quiet sleep time. A central patio area was most convenient. We stored our
luggage in the hotel between check out and ferry boarding. Nice staff. We were there before
the busy season....FYI.

I recommend this place.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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California
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Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is in a great location, it is right on the Main Street at the water and you can walk from the ferry to the hotel in five minutes. We we able to ask for and receive a good price and the rooms are fine and clean. They are small but good for 2 people.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Hermosa Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2013

This hotel is very well located right in the heart of town right across from the water. Unfortunately, everything else was rather subpar. The hotel and our rooms were pretty old and run-down. The bed was super uncomfortable and there were lots of items that were in serious need of repair. The hotel would have been ok for $100 per night but we paid north of $250 which is highway robbery for the value we received.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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BOYNTON BEACH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We did an over night on Catalina and booked the hotel Mac Rae for our visit. It was conveniently located..a short walk from the ferry terminal and near to everything. The hotel is quaint and lovely. Our room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. Thee is a very nice little courtyard outside the rooms with seating if we wanted to sit and relax for a while before going out. All in all it was a very pleasant stay and we will return there next time we visit Avalon.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Mac Rae

Property: Hotel Mac Rae
Address: 409 Crescent Ave., PO Box 246, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach
Hotel Style:
#10 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 
Also Known As:
Mac Rae Hotel
Mac Rae Avalon
Hotel Mac Rae Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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