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Americas Best Value Inn Budget Lodge

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2002 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Laughlin, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We had never stayed in San Clemente, so we thought we would try o find a spot in the middle of town. The hotel itself seems a little older, but there seem to be renovations going on. The room we got was fairly dated, but the bathroom seemed clean, a plus. Our room seemed to be a small suite as... More 

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Yucaipa, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at this hotel many times (formerly called Budget Lodge) with our grandkids mostly because of the affordable rates BUT I must say this hotel has only gotten BETTER. The Host, who has always been very helpful, put us in a quiet room away from the street noise. The room was sparkling clean every time... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

After this trip, I've learned not to depend on others opinions about hotels. This was a nice and quaint place to stay, the exterior was clean, the parking was acceptable and it's close to many local dining establishments and local surf shops. The manager was very hospitable, polite and concise, I like that! The room was comfortable and clean, all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Last second booking and it was basic hotel but clean and NO BED BUGS this is the most important in a hotel .The bathroom was weird with no showers, because the Jacuzzi was outside the bathroom next to the bed. The parking is limited and very compact. The bed little hard and tv was outdated but overall it was average... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

For the money its an excellent place for a nights sleep. Manager Henry is great. Close to the main street and freeway. OC Tavern about a block away. 2 good restaurants within. 100 yards. Some freeway noise. But bang for your buck in South San Clemente you can't beat this Budget Clean and functional. Small fridge and microwave.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

This is your basic, no frills hotel. If you just need a place to sleep for the night, this will do. CONS - Office manager was crabby and the TV was a tri-color unit (the screen had 3 tints of color on it) from 1987 but does have HBO! PROS- The Wi-Fi worked really well which was a nice surprise.... More 

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San Clemente, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

The property manager was extremely rude, The staff was noisy and then they had the gall to complian how i closed my door.(which was accidental). The manager smoked in the hallway and it reeked. I work nights and the manager complained because I was sleeping during the day and didn't answer the door when the maids came (I did not... More 

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California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

I would stay here again if I wanted a place to crash and that was it. The location was ok because there's a really great Mexican restaurant - El Mariachi, across the street as well as a walk's distance to shops and other eateries. The room wasn't too bad. It was actually in a lot better than the Best Western... More 

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South Shore of Montreal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

San Clemente is expensive, you got more to see and experience in Carmel and you have lodging for a lot less in Monterey which is about 10 min from Carmel. The room was clean, bed comfy. Parking is under the hotel. Not noisy but the AC in room 313B was noisy (it the heater at the same time) so don't... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

I found the management and cleaning staff very friendly and accomadating. The hotel did need some aesthic updating. However, everything was clean, the bed was comfortable, the room was larger than expected and the price couldn't be beat. There is also an amazing place to get breakfast right across the street.

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abvilasvegas, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn Budget Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments as we constantly strive to improve. We are happy to hear that you were satisfied with our cleanliness and friendly staff. We take great pride in our inn and put customer service first. We look forward to your return visit. Sincerely, Henry More 

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