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Hotel Mac Rae

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Florida
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Wonderful location in the middle of town. We enjoyed sitting on the courtyard upstairs even though you were surrounded by rooms and could not see the ocean. The hotel was old but clean and the rooms were adequate except finding plugs for computers and phones. Coffee ready at 7 am and some muffins and croissants. You pay for the location...

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

We have 4 ocean views across the front of the hotel, on the beach. The other rooms surround our open-air courtyard. This design provides for a quiet, peaceful courtyard right on the beach, in the center of Avalon. I am sorry my staff was not able to provide you with the information that you requested. I will visit with them...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 June 2016

After researching almost all the hotels on the island, I was pleasantly surprised by how amazing Hotel Mac Rae was on many levels. I had never been to Catalina and came for my birthday on 5/25/16 and brought my mother and 1.5 year old son. The hotel was very easy to walk to from the dock where the ferry drops...

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

Thank you so kindly for taking the time to share this review. I will share your comments with my staff as well. We are all happy to hear that you enjoyed your Island Birthday and that we were able to play a part in your experience. We look forward to your next visit. Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General...

Los Angeles CA
Reviewed 26 May 2016

There was a special event on the island the place was slammed. The Mac Rae still had one room. The room was clean and comfortable. There is a drought on Catalina so water conservation is on everyone's mind.

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

We are glad that we were able to accommodate your for a Little SCUBA and Island Time. We look forward to your next Island visit. Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager

New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Room was fine. But if you were unlucky and got a room off the courtyard, you would have to keep your curtains closed. Lots of stairs with no one to help you. No security whatsoever. Young people at the desk not very knowledgable. Continental breakfast only consisted of soggy pastry and extremely weak coffee

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

I am glad that your room was fine, but I am sorry that you did not take advantage of what help is available to your from our staff. Our office staff assists guests with their luggage upon request. We also have 24 hour security on the property. We close the security doors in the evening that only our guests can...

Alta Loma, California
Reviewed 10 May 2016

really great location as it is right in the heart of all the shops and the beach. Easy to get in and out, especially after a long night. Unfortunately the only down size is the room is overpriced for what you get (much like most of the island these days). Nothing special in the rooms.

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

I am glad that you enjoyed our central location and that you enjoyed Avalon nightlife. Our prices are the most reasonable that you will find in the very center of town, right on the beach. Come and visit Catalina again soon. Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager

Vancouver
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This is a great hotel with comfortable rooms, courtyards and free coffee and danishes in the morning. It's centrally located right on the marina and close to all the fun things in town. There is a luggage rack where you can leave your gear if you're catching a later ferry. Super good value.

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

Thank you for your kind comments. It is our goal to offer clean and comfortable accommodations at our beachfront location for the best prices on the beach. I am pleased that you found our property to be a "Super good value". We look forward to having your as our guest again on your next visit to Catalina. Karen Biery, 4th...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Great quaint hotel right in the middle of Avalon - wonderful and attentive staff - even for a late night arrival - DEFINITELY stay here! Clean rooms, proper beds and great hot water plus delicious continental breakfast made things very delightful.

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

Thank you for your very kind review. I'm so pleased that we were able to be a contributing factor to your Catalina experience. Please come back and visit us soon.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 8 May 2016

If you like going back to a simpler time, then Catalina and Hotel Mac Rae are for you. The hotel was built in the 20's, I think, and is still owned by the same family that built it. My wife and I stayed there 15 years ago, and it's exactly the same now as then. The hotel is not luxurious...

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

Yes, you are correct. Our hotel was built by my great-grandfather in 1920. "Location, Location, Location!" He did pick a premium spot. As you mentioned, our property features "immaculate" rooms reflective of a "simpler time". This allows us to offer "reasonable" rates on the beach. I will share your kind comments about my staff with them. We have wonderful reservationists...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 5 May 2016

No elevators - but I'm not sure how many hotels in Catalina have them anyway. Nice place, but, these are not traditional hotels if that's what you're hoping for! Bed was comfy enough, linens fine, restroom fine - king size bed? (questionable, for a big city girl) Great location. Don't worry too much about the short walk from the Port...

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

As you make the quick walk to the hotel from the boat, you will see that Avalon is made up of unique small businesses. This is true for our hotels as well. I am glad that you enjoyed your room, even though it is not traditional. Our "King" rooms feature Eastern King beds. If you are used to California Kings...

Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I have many great memories coming to Catalina as a kid, although it was on our boat or I'd stay with some friends in a house their parents rented. For me, this hotel had great nostalgia with the view of the pier, the beach, the casino, and def. watching the coming and going of boats mooring and checking in with...

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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 so pleased that you enjoyed your Ocean View room and our "original Catalina vibe". I want to assure you that we do have a night security on duty to help with any guest issues. At check-in we point out to our guests that the security direct phone number...

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Amenities

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  • 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: ₹ 9,252 - ₹ 19,788 (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 front rooms have the best view, but are also the noisiest.”
xicanodan, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ocean front is worth it.”
RobinW730, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view...but that is just my choice”
philips5112017, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I got double twin, it's very comfortable and clean.”
venky2017, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Specify if you would like a room with a view because they are limited.”
Deni51, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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