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Reviewed 29 August 2016

The room we stayed in at the Mac Rae was an ocean view Queen. It was simply appointed, but clean. The view was beautiful and it was just feet from the beach, and it's located in the middle of the boardwalk. We also enjoyed the free continental breakfast. There was also a nice little courtyard area with chairs/chaise lounges, tables...

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

Dear Michelle, I am glad that you were able to have a "Relaxing Vacation" and enjoy your clean Ocean View room and courtyard. I apologize for the Karaoke. It is our policy to let people know that may happen some nights. Yes, I agree about our TVs and we will be purchasing new larger TVs for the whole property this...

Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Terrible, uncomfortable beds with short sheets. WiFi only worked for one of our six days. Claimed to have been remodeled in 2015, but our room looked like it was 30-40 years old. Tiny bathroom. A/C couldn't keep up half the time and it was only 80 degrees outside. Supposed to be a nonsmoking property but there were people smoking in...

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

Dear Guest, I remember you as well. Your suggestion that I run to RadioShack to fix our internet was inappropriate for our situation, as I told your during your visit. Your other comments about our property speak to your person outlook on life and do not honestly reflect our property. To follow your own advise, there are many other wonderful...

Reviewed 16 August 2016

The Hotel Mac Rae on Catalina Island is a small quaint hotel that is located in the most perfect of locations - right in the middle of all that Avalon Harbor has to offer. Our room was small, but very comfortable. The room was very clean and the staff was friendly and helpful.

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

Thank you for complimenting my office and housekeeping staff. I will share your kind comments with them. We have a good group and I am glad that we were able to be a part of your island experience. Please come see us again soon. Kind Regards, Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager

Chino Hills, California
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The hotel is an original to the island, owned by the same family. If you book an ocean view room, it is, literally, on the boardwalkand a lovely view. It wasn't noisy at night. While doing our tourist activities, the hotel was always a hop away to and from. However, being so old, amenities that we've all become accustomed to...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your view and the location. Our island constantly struggles with our internet. This summer we had workers staying at the hotel that were installing fiber optics for a new internet service for the island. We cannot wait! I am sorry for any inconvenience but...

Silverado, California
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We stayed Wed-Friday in an OV Queen room #204 overlooking the beach. Let me start with the Pros- great view of ocean and boardwalk, windows have been upgraded to double paned and black out curtains, it was clean and the bed was comfortable. Cons- Price- Way over priced for what you get, paid over 500 for 2 nights. Room was...

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

As we advertise, we do have the best prices on the beach. Our hotel was built by my great-grandfather in 1920 so we are an old historic property. Your description of our hotel doors as plywood planks is untrue. There is a framed information sheet in each room that lists a cell phone number that goes directly to our night...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Hotel Mac Rae is the perfect hotel for a quick trip to Catalina. Right across from the beach and in the middle of the bustling part of Avalon it is near many restaurants, shops, bars and walking distance from the various activities that Avalon has to offer. It is clean and the people are very friendly. The hotel is no...

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

My great-grandfather did pick a nice location for our family hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed our staff and amenities. Thank you for your consideration of our drought situation during your stay. We look forward to your next visit. Please bring some rain when you come back. Kind Regards, Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager

Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Pros - Located on the beach front in downtown Avalon. Allowed me to stay 1 night (Saturday night) whereas other hotels required a 2-night minimum stay. They gave me a 10% discount because it was my birthday. I liked the bed, it was large, comfy and stylish. Cons - There was no early check-in or place to store luggage securely...

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

I am glad that we were able to give you a discount and a one night Saturday stay for your birthday. I am sorry for the experience you had with our night security staff. We have had a change in staffing for that position so that problem is solved. We have the wifi password listed in an information sheet in...

Corona, California
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Mac Rae! The room was spotless, the view was spectacular, and the staff helpful and friendly. Our room (# 205) was so welcoming with a great air conditioner. All of Southern California was experiencing a heat wave when we were there, including Catalina, and the cool comfortable room was so nice. The...

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

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your room and your stay with us! Thank you for sharing these kind words. We look forward to having you as our guest again next year, if not before, and be sure to ask for room 205 again! Kind Regards, Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager

Orange, California
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were a little late making reservations for the weekend in Catalina and to my surprise found a ocean front king room at Hotel Mac Rae. I snatched it before it got sold out as well, since we already had boat reservations to go. Once we arrived to Hotel MacRae, first thing we remembered them telling us is that there...

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

Thank you for sharing your birthday experience at the Hotel Mac Rae. Those ocean view rooms are our most popular guest rooms for the reasons you expressed. Thank you for acknowledging the attention to cleanliness that our housekeeping staff pays to our rooms. I'm glad that we were able to extend your checkout and that you enjoyed our staff. We...

Carlsbad, California, USA
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This hotel is terrific! Right in the heart of everything. Our room had an ocean view and a great breeze with the windows open. The staff were all pleasant and helpful. The bathroom is small but no need for a lot of primping in Catalina! Room was clean, bed was comfortable. I would stay here again for sure!!!

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

Thank you very much for your kind words and I am pleased that we were able to contribute to your island experience! 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
Internet
  • 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: ₹ 7,199 - ₹ 18,325 (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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“Specify if you would like a room with a view because they are limited.”
 of 5 bubbles Deni51, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“For more room space get a 2 bed room.”
 of 5 bubbles marcuscmccray, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view gets street noise, no view get a quiet room. Call and ask if you have a preference.”
 of 5 bubbles Q5419IEbrendal, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“View rooms at the front are great, but will get noise from street. Depending of the time of year, day of week, could be considerable.”
 of 5 bubbles TammyPatterson, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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