Dear Guests,

The Mac Rae family and hotel staff members hope that you are all well and that you continue to stay safe through this health crisis. In compliance with the instructions from the State of California, as well as the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce, the Hotel Mac Rae will be closed through May 15, 2020. We sincerely hope to be able to open again after that time and will keep this website updated as time goes forward. We will continue to be answering our phones from home during our normal business hours if you would like to contact us to ask questions, to make future reservations or to cancel your existing reservation. You will also continue to be able to make future reservations from this website for arrival dates after May 15, 2020 at this time. All cancellation fees will be suspended through this crisis.

With our very best wishes in these difficult times,

The Mac Rae Family

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Grandmother Mac Rae

“Grandmother” building the hotel – 1920

Building the Hotel

Our hotel was built in 1920 by our great-grandfather, Herbert Dewey Mac Rae. His daughter, Margaret May Mac Rae, is shown here helping with the hollow clay tile during construction. The 4th generation Mac Rae family currently welcomes you to our beachfront hotel. Click here to experience the rich history of Avalon and the Hotel Mac Rae.