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Hotel Mac Rae

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Long Beach, CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was friendly when we checked in and when we were checking out. The room wasn't grand or extravagant, but it had what we needed. The TV was old, but it worked. What this place has going for it is its location. It is centralized on the beach facing street which is also where all the action happens. There...

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Nampa, Idaho, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mac Rae Hotel is a fine, family run place - the 4th generation now operates it. It is located in the single, best spot in all of Avalon - right on the Promenade, right over the beach. When I made our reservations, I asked the clerk if it is worth it to have the ocean view room. He said,...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thumbs up for their location and the room is clean as well as we were able to checked in early but the customer service is really poor. The room did not have microwave,fridge,coffee maker and flat iron which are basic amenities a hotel room should have.The receptionist was not also helpful when we asked if they have a microwave.She just...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a couple of days at Hotel Mac Rae. Quiet, peaceful, relaxing. I learned awhile ago that it is always worth paying extra for the ocean view room and to save on other things. This was so true at Mac Rae. The room was small, which doesn't bother me and was completely made up for the huge bay...

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Avalon, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my first day here after having researched several hotels. Hotel is neatly maintained and very reasonably priced even though it's so close to the attractions. VONS and VONS express are at couple of minutes walk. I also see several people complain about internet reliability. I got very good speed and uninterrupted internet. May be they already upgraded to...

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right off the beach and close to everything made for a very nice stay in a historic hotel.The beautiful courtyard made up for the small room size. There was plenty of room for relaxing away from the crowds.The breakfast was limited to coffee, juice, and pastries.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with my wife the weekend of March 24th. The hotel has a history dating back to the 1920s and displays it proudly and tastefully. The rooms don't have a ton of bells and whistles, but we're clean and comfortable, and do not show their age. I had one of the better vacation sleeps of my life here. I...

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Belgrade Lakes, Maine
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I enjoyed my stay at the Hotel MacRae. Located on Crescent Ave. in Avalon, it is steps to the beach, and close to restaurants and shops. The open air courtyard is very comfortable and a great place to gather with friends. Rates are reasonable, especially considering the location. The rooms are basic, but clean and well cared-for. The staff is...

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Upland, California
Reviewed 15 March 2017

In hindsight I'd get a two bed room to have more space instead of a single bed. The staff was very accommodating. My girlfriend and I arrived early before our room was ready but there is an area where you can leave your bags while you walk the beach until your room is ready. The day of our check out...

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Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The hotel is cozy and comfortable for a short stay. The breakfast is truly just coffee and a pastry good to get you started for an early walk before brunch or early lunch. The bathrooms are grouted and dated, but clean. Every room is slightly different and that adds to the charm of this hotel, the furniture, the colors of...

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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
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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: €134 - €287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Mac Rae Hotel
Mac Rae Avalon
Hotel Mac Rae Catalina Island, CA - Avalon
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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