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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This a wonderful location with outstanding common areas and great views. It's quaint, not the Ritz Carleton. If your biggest concern is how great is the wifi, look elsewhere. If you want a charming, fun place to enjoy a laid back vacation with great views and water activities then this is a great spot.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 January 2017

In late December we stayed in Room 6, a Lodge Queen room with a fantastic view of Cat Harbor. The portable heater didn't seem to be working the first night, but Ashley exchanged it for another and the room was so warm in the middle of the night that we had to turn it off completely. Our first two nights...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Route 66, Thank you for choosing the Banning House Lodge and for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I appreciate your feedback regarding your stay and will look into the items that you mentioned. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Tustin, California
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We visited twice (in September and October, I think), going back soon because it was so VERY special. It's a VERY private & quiet place, not for a party animal. The continental breakfast is good, if somewhat limited. Great free lattes, etc. Limited dining options, a moderate walk down the hill from the property.

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear CP220, Thank you for choosing the Banning House Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Murrieta, California
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We took the Catalina Express to Two Harbors. The minute we disembarked the ship, Ashley was waiting to drive us to the hotel. We stayed in room 3 which has private balcony and a great view of the harbor. We actually had a Bison come withing 20-30 feet of our balcony. The service was great, the staff was friendly( Ashley)...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Temecula977, Thank you for choosing the Banning House Lodge for your getaway to Two Harbors. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Reviewed 28 November 2016

My boyfriend and I hiked most of the TCT, ending at Two Harbors, and we arrived about 15 minutes into a rainstorm, before check-in time at Banning House. Our room wasn't ready, but the staff could not have been more accommodating. They shuttled us down to the town and let us leave our packs in the office, and when our...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Samantha, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Banning House Lodge. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Reviewed 16 November 2016

My partner and I had a wonderful time while staying at Banning House Lodge. Quiet, peaceful, romantic spot perfect for any occasion. Planning on making this an annual visit. We have arrived earlier than check-in time and the staff was very accommodating to our needs. You have an option to take the shuttle ( notify the staff prior to arrival)...

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Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Had two rooms, #1 and #3 (both Queen bed rooms). Number 3 has a balcony that is shared with room number 2. The balcony faces Catalina Harbor and offers a beautiful view. The bathrooms were a good size with space to spread out the toiletries. The shower in #3 leaked water onto the bathroom floor while the shower in #1...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kelly, Thank you for choosing the Banning House Lodge. We appreciate your feedback regarding storage, showers and the condition of the rooms. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Big Bear City, California
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

What a perfect couple of days we experienced at The Banning House. So relaxing, quiet, and peaceful. It was just what we needed after working the long Labor Day Weekend in the tourist town we live in. Our room was clean, could possibly be updated a little, but has a wonderful quaint feel that we loved. We were in rooms...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear hodieduran, Thank you for choosing the Banning House Lodge. I'm glad to hear that you were able to relax and recharge. The closure of the lodge has not been determined. We will keep guests abreast of developments. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Reviewed 13 July 2016

Great place and they provide all the tea you can drink! We had a lovely time. We were a group of four artists and found spectacular views for our work. There is a communal energy at work there or you can elect to be very private and romantic.

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Laura, Thank you for choosing the Banning House Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen Hotels Manager

Sierra Madre, California
Reviewed 12 June 2016

My husband and I stayed here for three days at the beginning of June in celebration of our 35th wedding anniversary. It was a wonderful time! We enjoyed our visit so much. The breakfast was filling and delicious, and the terrace was our favorite place to sit, relax, read, nosh, and wind down. It was great to buy some favorite...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House Lodge, responded to this review

Dear WMontecito, Thank you for choosing the Banning House Lodge as the spot to celebrate your 35th wedding anniversary. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen Hotels Manager

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Amenities

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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the West End of the island, the Banning House Lodge was built in 1910 as the summer home for the pioneering Banning brothers, who owned Santa Catalina Island. Now a charming, Craftsman-style bed and breakfast, the Banning House Lodge offers sweeping views of the Isthmus of Catalina and Catalina Harbor from its romantic, hilltop perch above Two Harbors A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily in the charming dining room. Van shuttle service between the lodge and Two Harbors village is included. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Banning House Lodge

Address: 1 Banning House Road, Two Harbors, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Two Harbors
Price Range: $79 - $419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Banning House Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Banning House Hotel Two Harbors
Banning House Lodge Two Harbors, Catalina Island, CA
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“Rooms in adjacent buildings are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Route 66 Kicks, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Views are different, call and ask. We preferred the separate rooms away from the main building.”
 of 5 bubbles CP220, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Be sure you can walk up hill because the shuttle service starts AT 4 pm and runs every hour until 9 pm. Breakfast 7:30 am until 10:00 am.”
  • View at top of walk path down to harbor.
 of 5 bubbles 602Traveler, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Some of the rooms have spectacular views, although the view from any one of them is good.”
 of 5 bubbles Hesterpinky, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“The Crow's Nest has it's own private balcony looking out into the harbor. Definitely worth it, just once.”
 of 5 bubbles msk515vt, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
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