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South Orange County, CA
Reviewed 22 October 2015

We LOVED our stay at the Banning House Lodge. It's so quiet and relaxing. The staff is wonderful. They have a lot of information on the lodge and the local area. They seem to know everything about the Two Harbors area. We can't wait to return.

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CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear PrimaDawna, Thanks for staying with us at the Banning House Lodge. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Tyler Manager Manager

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

We were so impressed by the level of service from staff and general manager Tyler. They made us feel so welcome in this peaceful setting. They were so helpful even when we were dealing with family crisis back home. Continental breakfasts were ample and yummy. Tyler makes an excellent latte! Kitchen sports a microwave, refrigerator and bottled water, perfect for...

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CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Seekmoments, Thanks for choosing to stay with us at the Banning House Lodge. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Tyler Smith Manager

San Diego, California
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We had our wedding here and had a fantastic time. Sure there where a few hiccups regarding the rooms, check-in and checkout however I recommend staying here and would definitely stay here again. Everyone in town is wonderful. Overall we had a great time.

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Klmurray, Thanks for celebrating your special day with us at the Banning House Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back to Two Harbors. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager

Reviewed 22 July 2015

My partner and I were suppose to check into Banning House July 18 2015. We arrived at 6:30pm from San Pedro to Avalon to find out the road to Two Harbors was closed due to weather. We were stuck in Avalon without a room. My partner called Banning House and was told by the GM there is nothing they can...

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Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Love this place. Rooms are romantic, no phone, no TV. Beautiful views, great hikes, serene beaches. Fun beach bar. Kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, great restaurant, can't wait to return! Great for couples, families, friends.

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear DianeM2, Thanks for staying with us at the Banning House Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
Reviewed 5 June 2015

I'm biased. I just love this place. The historic atmosphere, with the ghosts of a century ago walking the hallways and hanging from the rafters in the main room. The smell of old fires in the ancient fireplace, and the views of the ocean from the wrap-around porches and corridors make up for the occasional uneven service you may receive....

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Carlos, Thanks for staying with us at the Banning House Lodge. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

La Puente, California
Reviewed 1 June 2015

This is the only hotel in the Two Harbors area. The staff is great and very friendly. What ever you need they will try their best to get it. Breakfast every morning was great. Buffalo actually walk through the property at times. A great place to spend time and be totally disconnected from the rest of the world.

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear dalugoz, Thanks for staying with us at the Banning House Lodge. We hope to welcome you back for future stays on Catalina Island.

California
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We stayed three nights in the Crow's Nest (room 12). Absolutely delightful. We walked everywhere and only took their van up the hill once (when we arrived and didn't know). The staff here really care and go out of their way to make everyone happy. We were before season, but the staff grew up on Catalina, so I suspect they...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear TravelerPaul18, Thanks for staying with us at the Banning House Lodge. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Several members of our group stayed in Room 2 and Room 9 of the Banning House Lodge, while other friends camped at the Two Harbors Campground (also a favorite location of mine). Room 2 is located in the main house and has one queen bed, two twin beds, gorgeous view of Catalina Harbor, and an adjoining sun deck shared with...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Luv2Kayak, Thanks for sharing your experience at the Banning House Lodge. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Folsom, California
Reviewed 8 May 2015

We stayed at the Banning House Lodge for 3 nights in mid April. We were blown away by the views, and appreciated not having a tv and wifi in our room. If you are looking to escape the rat race, this is the place to be. We enjoyed a half day cycle ride to Parson's Landing and didn't see another...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear karma432, Thanks for staying with us at the Banning House Lodge. We appreciate your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Amenities

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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the West End of the island, the Banning House Lodge was built in 1910 as the summer home for the pioneering Banning brothers, who owned Santa Catalina Island. Now a charming, Craftsman-style bed and breakfast, the Banning House Lodge offers sweeping views of the Isthmus of Catalina and Catalina Harbor from its romantic, hilltop perch above Two Harbors A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily in the charming dining room. Van shuttle service between the lodge and Two Harbors village is included. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Banning House Lodge

Address: 1 Banning House Road, Two Harbors, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Two Harbors
Price Range: ₹ 9,594 - ₹ 22,300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Banning House Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Rooms in adjacent buildings are quieter.”
Route 66 Kicks, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Views are different, call and ask. We preferred the separate rooms away from the main building.”
CP220, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Be sure you can walk up hill because the shuttle service starts AT 4 pm and runs every hour until 9 pm. Breakfast 7:30 am until 10:00 am.”
  • View at top of walk path down to harbor.
602Traveler, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Some of the rooms have spectacular views, although the view from any one of them is good.”
Hesterpinky, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“The Crow's Nest has it's own private balcony looking out into the harbor. Definitely worth it, just once.”
msk515vt, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
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