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Reviewed 2 March 2016

We stayed here recently and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Although the hotel is old, it is well kept, clean, and quiet. We had an ocean view room and were able to keep the window open at night and enjoy the breeze. The shower is dated but more than adequate. The location in the center of town can't be beat. Price...

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

Dear Gary, Thank you for your kind review. The breeze and sound of the ocean through our Ocean View room windows is very relaxing. I am pleased that you found our staff to be pleasant and that you enjoyed our central convenient location and pricing. The building was built by my great-grandfather in 1920 so it is getting older. We...

Fullerton, California
Reviewed 15 February 2016

My wife surprised me with an overnight stay in Catalina for Valentines Day. We stayed that the Mac Rae. Great Location. We got there around 11AM and they let us get into our room early. The bed was too soft for us. It is dated but seemed clean. My only issue is the Wi-Fi in the room did not really...

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

Dear Tom, What a nice surprise from your wife. We are pleased that you enjoyed our location, your early check-in, your clean room, and that you found members of our team to be very friendly. You might want to surprise your wife with Catalina on her birthday. We look forward to your next visit to Avalon and to the Hotel...

Long Beach, CA
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Some might say the decor is outdated, but that's precisely why this hotel has character and charm. Everything is clean and in great working order. I hope they never change it; which is what they're done to some of the attractions and shops in Avalon. This erases local color and ends up looking generic--like a mall in Orange County: very...

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

Dear Guest, We are so pleased that you appreciated the cleanliness and charm of our guest rooms. Our property has been in our family for 4 generations and we do not want to lose the character that you enjoyed. Avalon has a special feel due to our unique history and we are glad that you felt the local color at...

Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We stayed in the Queen bed, ocean view room. The view was excellent! We slept with the windows and curtains open and woke to a beautiful sunrise. Took great pics of it from bed! Unbelievable! I read all the reviews before going and it was just as promised. The rooms are small and dated which doesn't matter to us. The...

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

Dear Guest. I love that you fully enjoyed the experience of the ocean view rooms, even taking great pics from you bed. My staff is excellent and I shared your comments with Hannah, which she much appreciated. Yes, Catalina is the BIRTHDAY ISLAND. If you travel to the island on your actual birthday, you receive free roundtrip tickets on the...

Nipomo, California
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Wonderful Hotel. Love the family history. The Hotel MacRae is in a prime location, right across the boardwalk to the beach. Very close to the many shops and restaurants the island has to offer. The room was very clean and comfortable. Many thanks to the staff and the General Manager for accommodating our crazy schedule. Can't wait until we can...

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

Dear Tacy, It was our pleasure to accommodate your family and your unique schedule. I'm glad that you enjoyed our central location and that you found our rooms to be very clean and comfortable. We look forward to your next visit! Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

We both really liked Hotel MacRae. I think it's a great location, I love that it's family owned and the common patio is a great perk. The patio is clean, well maintained and comfortable. The room: I really liked the skylight in the bathroom. The beds were comfortable and the painting on the wall was a nice piece of history...

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

Dear Kelly, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our "great location" and "unique" family history. Each winter we completely spruce up all of our rooms and wash all of the carpets, etc. We look forward to having you as our guests once again at the Hotel Mac Rae, your...

Reviewed 24 November 2015

The hotel is very well located, across the beach and in the middle of the shops and restaurants. The room is small but comfortable. The only problem is that the staff is not friendly and it seems they don't want you around.

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

Dear Rochele, We are pleased that your enjoyed our location and that your room was comfortable. I am sorry to hear that you did not find my staff to be friendly. As you can see from the other reviews, one of the best amenities that we offer is our hospitality. Call us for your next visit to the island and...

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Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Good location. Right in the middle of front street. I paid extra for a room with ocean view. Don't do that. Room not great. Small but clean... not worth the money. Rent just a normal room save money. Check in after 2 but you can leave luggage until then. People are nice and even sent me somethings I left behind...

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

Dear Jamie, We were happy to return your items that you had left in your room. The ocean view rooms are always the first to sell out. They are wonderful for folks that like to relax in their room and enjoy the view. We can certainly offer you courtyard view rooms on your next visit to the island. They work...

Riverside, California
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Small room a little dated but perfect location and a nice staff. A nice touch that they have a place to leave your luggage while you enjoy the rest of your day waiting for the 4:00 or 4:30 Catalina Flyer.

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

Dear Laura, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed our location and customer service. We look forward to your next visit to Avalon. Karen Biery, 4th generation "Mac Rae", General Manager

Orange County, California, USA
Reviewed 19 October 2015

The MacRae is a family owned hotel located right in the heart of town. The room was fine and the staff fine - it is just older and very basic. The room is small and the bathroom extremely tiny. It was fine for our needs as we booked rather last minute and pretty much everything was booked. but we have...

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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 your review. There is a large variety of hotel locations, accommodations and prices in Avalon. I am glad that you found our rooms to be clean, simple and that our staff was fine. We offer our guests a convenient location are the best priced hotel right on the beach. Our...

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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: ₹ 7,200 - ₹ 18,327 (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
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#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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