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Capistrano Surfside Inn

34680 Pacific Coast Hwy, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624-1301
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was a little taken aback by the pedestrian nature of the accommodations. This is not resort lodging like many timeshare properties. If you want clean linens, you strip your beds and gather your towels, bag them, leave them outside your door, and clean ones are delivered. Nothing quite like coming home after a long day and having to make... More 

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North Port
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

enjoyed a week via a timeshare exchange. Fantastic accommodations. Spacious lodgings overlooking the ocean. A plus was a porch with a gas grill which we used two times while enjoying our sunsets and wine! Very clean in unit and staff constantly seen cleaning the halls, mopping the floors in the hallway and laundry areas. Would highly recommend as an exchange!

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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, it makes our day to hear that you had a fantastic vacation! We hope you come to visit us again ;0) Amanda Burgess, General Manager More 

Las Vegas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our favorite vacation destinations is the Capistrano Surfside Inn. We have been so impressed with this outstanding resort. The suites are large and well appointed. The kitchen is fully stocked and with a full size refrigerator, stove with full oven and all of the rest of the tools that make cooking a pleasure. We have even made oven... More 

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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us (again)! Keep the feedback coming, we find it invaluable! And we will strive to continue to improve based on our guests comments and suggestions. We look forward to your next stay. Amanda Burgess, General Manager More 

Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We arrived at 9:45pm to a sopping wet floor in the bathroom (yuck), grey foul smelling water coming up from the drain of the bathroom sink, a disgusting scrub brush (to think it was used to clean the room!) and not a shred of toilet paper in the unit. We got a backside unit which was very out of date... More 

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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

I'm so sorry this was your experience with us! I wish really we had spoken about the problems you experienced while you were still here with us so I had the opportunity to make it right with you. Thank you for your time on the phone the other day, I appreciate all the feedback. I hope you come back and... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Our experience with the staff right from the beginning was wonderful and we appreciated how accommodating they were. The location was perfect. We were able to walk on the beach each morning. We had marshmallow roasts on the beach. We loved the accommodations available; bikes, beach chairs, pool table, pool, hot tub, movies, and friendly staff. It was nice to... More 

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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

Jeffery, We are so glad your family had a great stay with us! Sounds like you and your family really took the time to enjoy and explore all that our area has to offer. Give us a call when you're ready to plan your next stay with us, hopefully with some advance notice we can keep you in the same... More 

Oostburg, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We (my daughter, 3 year old granddaughter and a friend) were very pleased with our ocean view room. I particularly liked the balcony. We were unable to find a few things in the kitchen, but we immediately got help. The rooms were clean, brightly decorated and spacious. The kitchen was well stocked with necessary dishes and etc. The over-the-road-to-the-beach bridge... More 

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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! The weather was so perfect this weekend too. Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, we hope you come and stay with us again soon. Amanda Burgess, General Manager More 

Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We traded our timeshare week through our vacation club trade service with a request for central West Coast beach area. This Resort fit the bill. I didn't see any reviews before booking, but they have found us good properties before so I didn't hesitate with pulling the trigger. We had a 2/2 on the third floor end.(see room tips). In... More 

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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, it sounds like you made the most of your vacation by visiting all that the area has to offer! We'd love to have you come stay with us again in the future. Amanda Burgess, General Manager More 

Timbuktu, Mali
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We chose this place through VRI. We've also stayed at two other great properties: San Clemente Inn and Winner's Circle in Del Mar. We live in a very quiet home in a very quiet neighborhood. We were a little concerned about the road noise at Surfside Inn. It was not an issue. We were surprised how easily we got used... More 

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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

What an excellent and detailed review. Thank you so much for taking the time to post. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you as our guest again in the future. More 

Yorba Linda, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I have been an owner at the Capistrano Surfside Inn since 1990. I never considered giving it up and gone there every single year. I like it so much, I bought a second unit and spend another week there in the Winter. It is definitely one of the good things in my life. In recent years, the management of the... More 

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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

This review made my week! It means the world to us to have our long-standing owners express their delight in SurfSide Inn. It's the owners like you that help this resort to maintain it's cozy beach environment that our owners love to come to and we enjoy to work in. Thanks for the positive feedback and we'll see you next... More 

Denver, Colorado
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214 reviews 214 reviews
22 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It's a nice and laid back hotel, not a party resort. There is quite a bit of road noise. the property overall is old but kept in decent shape. There are lots of stores and restaurants a short drive from there. Staff is pleasant.

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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Hope to see you again! ;0) Amanda Burgess, General Manager More 

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