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“Cramped, dirty, dingy.”
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Hotel Mac Rae
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Montgomery, Texas
1 review
“Cramped, dirty, dingy.”
Reviewed 10 August 2010

Would not come back to this hotel. The room was run down and dirty. Mold in the showers. Tiny tiny bathroom (the shower door hits the sink when you open it). No telephone. Went to the front desk to get an extra blanket but no one there. Lots of narrow stairs to get to the hotel. There were dead bugs inside the faded framed prints on the walls. It was depressing. Stale vending machine type rolls for breakfast. Stains on the sheets. Lumpy bed. Flat pillows. Only good thing about it is that it is conveniently located.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 July 2010

Up a flight of stairs that leads to a courtyard. Sweet. Rooms look very beachy. Right on the main drag. Easy to get to from the ferry and convenient to everything. The "breakfast" is not but there are plenty of restaurants and a bakery. Have already recommended this place to family. One drawback-singing from next door bar could be heard in the bathroom--I slept through it but my sister heard it.

  • Stayed July 2010
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Lenexa, Kansas
1 review
Reviewed 19 June 2010

Not often do I take time to write a review on anything, The Hotel Mac Rae is an exception. First off we wern't expecting Taj Mahal, The room was clean and quiet, We were there to enjoy the Island and not stay in the room all day. The court yard was a neat suprise, I usually rise before my Wife and Daughter, so it was a nice place to read while waiting. The room had a new big screen with DVD player if you care to kick back and relax in the room. The only issue was the girls couldn't figure out the shower head, oh well. I have and will recomend the Hotel Mac Rae to any one that asks.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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california desert
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Reviewed 1 June 2010

Had a very enjoyable stay here in mid-May. Room and bathroom were clean, and the bed was comfortable. The hosts were very accommodating. It was a last-minute trip for us, and we were able to book for one night (most places would only rent for 2). They have dvd's available to watch, and the beach is down the steps and out the front door. It was a windy day, so the interior courtyard was nice. Overall it was a great stay, I would recommend it and we will return

Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Riverside, California
1 review
Reviewed 26 April 2010

The location couldn't be better, right on the main drag, which is pedestrian only, directly across from the waterfront. Central to everything. Rooms are small, but most rooms on the island are; it was clean,comfortable and more quiet than we expected on a Saturday night. Price is very reasonable compared to other island hotels. My brother & his family had a room also and were just as happy with theirs.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Arroyo Grande, California
1 review
Reviewed 20 April 2010

Our love of antiques led us to this great hotel which is nicely located in town. Although the hotel and its rooms are of an earlier time, it is beautifully kept with a large, attractive patio for daytime and evening get togethers. Our room was very comfortable and each morning we enjoyed our coffee, orange juice and rolls before getting ready for the day's activities. Leave the "new stuff" for another time ... visit the Hotel Mac Rae as a real treat to yourself! I know you will enjoy it as much as we did.

Stayed May 2008, travelled with friends
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 14 November 2009

Very nice, quaint, little hotel. We got a great deal, $59 a night, any room, Monday through Friday I believe during the winter, the deal is on there website or if you call. We got lucky by getting the last ocean view suite. We could see the boats, cruise ship, pier, etc and hear the waves crashing all night. The room had a very small TV, a fairly comfortable queen bed (they had lots of extra pillows available), overall fairly clean but definitely a small room. The interior courtyard rooms with two beds looked much larger. It was in a great location on the beach in the middle of town, you could walk everywhere. I think this is the best location of any hotels I saw. Overal a great deal and a great stay for my first visit to Catalina!

  • Stayed November 2009
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Property: Hotel Mac Rae
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:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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Mac Rae Avalon
Hotel Mac Rae Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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