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Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I get much better value for 1/3 of the price at a Comfort Inn. The room was small. The air conditioning initially didn't work. The so called continental breakfast consisted of coffee, OJ and some stale pastries, with no plates or utensils. Having to leave an ID when checking out a beach towel is an annoying detail - they have...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We love you Hotel Mac Rae! Everything was taken care of and easy. Check-in was a breeze, so was check-out. The room was clean and well taken care of. We loved the property, steps from the beach. Couldn't believe we could walk out of our room, and down a few steps to the Pacific. I had 3 great swims right...

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 18 October 2016

While the amenities are dated, that does lend to the coziness of our stay. The courtyard was a nice place to relax. Don't plan on the continental breakfast as a meal as it was only mini muffins and a mini pastry with coffee or OJ.

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Quaint family run Hotel in the heart of Catalina. Always friendly staff, clean comfortable rooms, complimentary continental breakfast, and you walk out of the hotel and you are on the boardwalk steps from the beach. I have stayed here hundreds of times and love it every time. Really a great value.

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

Dear Kelley, Thank you very much for taking the time to share you review. I am so pleased that found our staff friendly and the rooms to be clean and comfortable. We have a wonderful staff here that helps our family provide enjoyable beachfront accommodations to our guests as they experience what Catalina has to offer. We look forward to...

Long Beach, California, United States
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The room was quaint and cozy. Perfect for a weekend get-away. If you're looking to explore and not spend too much time in the room, it's perfect. The courtyard was nice, being outside right out of the room.

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

Dear Peter, We are glad that you stayed with us on your weekend get-away! It is our goat to offer clean, comfortable and cozy rooms to our guests. Our central open-air courtyard is a nice peaceful oasis right in the center of town and I am glad that you enjoyed it. Come back and see us again soon! Karen Biery,...

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I went with the Hotel Mac Rae because the price was more affordable than the others on the island, but the girl I talked to on the phone really seems to hate her job. No enthusiasm, no welcoming attitude, no personality. When I think of a professional phone interaction, I expect to hear, "Thank you for calling _____, this is...

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

Dear Amy, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and I apologize for your poor experience. As a family run hotel I always stress how important our interaction with the guest is to us and to our guests overall experience. I have discussed your comments with all women staff members and you will not experience that same...

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The room was very clean and comfortable, perfect for those looking to spend their time outdoors but with easy access for a quick change. Located above a store along the main boulevard and steps to the beach. Very nice staff.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your experience at our hotel. We look forward to your next visit! Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager

Seattle, WA
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stayed in an ocean view room for three nights (Mon-Wed). The building is older and there are quite a few stairs to both the front and back entrances. As others have said, the room was small but clean, and the bed was not large but was comfortable. The hotel's location is great, right in the middle of town and...

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

Dear Guest, Yes, Great-Grandpa did well picking the central beachfront location for our hotel and we are glad that you enjoyed it. With regard to our bed sizes, we do offer both king and queen size beds in our Ocean View and Courtyard rooms. It is possible that all the king beds were already sold out when you made your...

Bangkok
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The good: this place is clean and quaint. Very well located, right on the boardwalk. The Bad: no room service; what they call a Queen sized bed is known a s a Twin in the rest of the world. The Ugly: charging $300 a night for this very simple, small room seems like price gouging

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

Dear Fernando, I am pleased that you enjoyed our clean rooms and convenient location. I assure that our Queen beds are the same Queen beds you will find anywhere. Our property is located on the beach in the very center of Avalon. We advertise to have the "Best Prices on the Beach", and we do. If you compare our pricing...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The best buy on Catalina Island...BY FAR.................very well run by friendly staff and owners, A great location with beautiful ocean views. Restful, serene and comfortable.This time of year has perfect weather, Many great restaurants close to the hotel.

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

Dear Scott, Thank you so very much for this review! I am so glad that you had the exact experience that we strive for for all of our guests. Your Ocean View room will be waiting for you on your next restful, serene and comfortable visit to Avalon. Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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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
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: ₹ 7,487 - ₹ 7,487 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Mac Rae Hotel
Mac Rae Avalon
Hotel Mac Rae Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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“Back facing rooms may be less noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 196MichaelK, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“quaint, cozy historic hotel”
 of 5 bubbles jphl63, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Oceanfront is so worth the money”
 of 5 bubbles kelleyisaac, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms in the back are nice, no street noise”
 of 5 bubbles 136PeterK136, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Oceanside Rooms are louder due to Kareoke. Next time I'd get a courtyard room.”
 of 5 bubbles michellegN6992FJ, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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