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Hotel Mac Rae

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Sw Grand Mound,
Reviewed 1 week ago

LOVE where this is located. In the heart of it all! The facilities here were just OK. There is a lot of updating needed, but you would find this is true for all of the facilities on the island in this price range. (We have stayed on the island 4 times now) The customer service was good! I even left...

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Yucaipa, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary In Avalon/Catalina Island and we chose to stay at a The Hotel Mac Rae. We researched many of the local hotels and decided upon The Hotel Mac Rae . From our first call to reserve our room with Sean it was a pleasure.Very polite and courteous to describe our room and amenities. When we...

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Thank waynefromcali
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Though the hotel is older, the rooms are well kept and clean. The hotel is right by the beach and 5 minute walk from the fairy. Complimentary light breakfast (sweets and coffee) is served in the morning. WiFi is also complimentary. But what really makes this hotel a gem is the people that work there. Excellent customer service going out...

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Thank Lilly R
Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 3 November 2016

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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Thank Michael K
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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Thank jphl63
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

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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 Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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: ₹ 4,706 - ₹ 16,370 (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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“The courtyard is cute, it was quiet for us. Heaters in the nearby rooms were a bit noisy”
 of 5 bubbles jocelynn515, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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