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“Great little hotel right on the main street”
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Hotel Mac Rae
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Really like the Motel Mac Rae. Went for my eldest daughters birthday and we had one of the back rooms. Niice and quiet plus it was a king size bed. Very comfortable. Air conditioning was good too! It was not real warm during the day but enough for me to get a little burned. You can drop off your luggage early which helped and even got early check in which was really nice. Mac Rae also has a spot by check in to store luggage while you wait for your boat. Also nice. Prices are good considering you are on the island.

Room Tip: The front is nice because you have an ocean view but you also have the noise of the street and of El...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

I booked this site unseen....it was the best price for three of us. The hotel is clean and simple.
Great location. Quiet sleep time. A central patio area was most convenient. We stored our
luggage in the hotel between check out and ferry boarding. Nice staff. We were there before
the busy season....FYI.

I recommend this place.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

This hotel is in a great location, it is right on the Main Street at the water and you can walk from the ferry to the hotel in five minutes. We we able to ask for and receive a good price and the rooms are fine and clean. They are small but good for 2 people.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

This hotel is very well located right in the heart of town right across from the water. Unfortunately, everything else was rather subpar. The hotel and our rooms were pretty old and run-down. The bed was super uncomfortable and there were lots of items that were in serious need of repair. The hotel would have been ok for $100 per night but we paid north of $250 which is highway robbery for the value we received.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We did an over night on Catalina and booked the hotel Mac Rae for our visit. It was conveniently located..a short walk from the ferry terminal and near to everything. The hotel is quaint and lovely. Our room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. Thee is a very nice little courtyard outside the rooms with seating if we wanted to sit and relax for a while before going out. All in all it was a very pleasant stay and we will return there next time we visit Avalon.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

This hotel is right on the front street of Avalon, upstairs above the shops. Good beds, very cleans rooms, up-dated air conditioning units in the rooms and new windows. This hotel is in the best location. Just walk down the stairs and you are on the main street and beach! It's an older building, but this is Catalina, all the buildings are old. But very clean. Front desk guy was very helpful and professional. No complaints here. After Sept. 2, they have a great deal: 1/2 off the room rate.

Room Tip: Great Location, close to everything!!!
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Mac Rae in June 2013. it was a very clean and friendly place. Cute little courtyard. We got there early and our room wasn't ready however, they allowed us to store our luggage so we could visit the island. The staff was very friendly. I recommend doing the semi-submersible trip, so many fish and our 8 yr old daughter loved it. If you are coffee drinker, like me, it was nice that a little shop called Lloyd s sales coffee for .50 all day (they have the best brownies too). We went to Antonio's for lunch and had their Italian sandwich, which was huge and great. I would have given the hotel a 5 however the water pressure and plumbing situation on the island is a little sub-par.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Address: 409 Crescent Ave., PO Box 246, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
Price Range: £81 - £234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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 
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Hotel Mac Rae Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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