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Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   35 Via Pico Plaza, San Clemente, CA 92672
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Ranked #2 of 17 hotels in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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135 reviews 135 reviews
33 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's hard to find a relatively inexpensive hotel in San Clemente that is not older and somewhat mildewed--but this is it. Nicely clean and contemporary, this hotel has the feel of a new place. We asked for room away from freeway noise and were rewarded with very quiet spot on backside of hotel. Lots of easy parking, breakfast and easy... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very attractive mission style building situated on a hill side behind some stores. Desk staff were extremely helpful and attentive. Rooms were comfortable and quiet. Pleasant location but if you want to be in the area near the ocean with restaurants, this wouldn't be the best spot.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great everything. Close to beach, close to restaurants, close to shopping. Very clean and has a fridge, and coffee pot. The breakfast is great. Has eggs, cereal, yummy cinnamon rolls, bacon, sausage and a great variety of bread and rolls. Have stayed her many times. The pool is great,too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here 8 days. Nice hotel, rooms were clean,breakfast was good, location was close to everything, minor things but great staff made up for it especially Riz,Allan and lady in charge of breakfast.Near highway but was not bothered by it.

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Provo, Utah
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night, but wish we stayed for 2. We really enjoyed this hotel. It is very comfortable and nicely decorated. Our room was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. We were staying in San Clemente to play at a quiet beach, which was just down the road. It would be an easy bike... More

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Orlando, Florida
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62 hotel reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We left LAX and plugged in the GPS the hotel's address. Once we got closer to the hotel, the GPS had us take exit 76. It took us through a neighborhood and after driving in circles for 15 minutes...to a dead end. After being frustrated not being able to find the place, I called the front desk. The clerk was... More

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Charles T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North, responded to this review

I am very sorry about you getting lost on your way in from LAX. It is a long drive and the last thing anyone wants is to be lost. We have had multiple conversations over the past year with GPS companies to get this issue rectified and unfortunately we still have not been able to get this fixed. It is... More

Palmdale, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just wanted to get away for a few days mid-week to relax. All we wanted was a pool, the ocean, and a pier to fish from. We lucked into finding this hotel. 3 teenage girls, plus my wife and I. We also had my wife's service dog traveling with us. This is a pet friendly hotel, and they always had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were very friendly, check in was super fast, room was very clean, the bed was SO comfortable. I haven't slept that good in years. The breakfast had a lot of options and was pretty good. I stayed in 2 hotels after this one because we were doing a road trip, and their Customer Service and breakfast was much much... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Positive: We forgot our clothing in the hotel. Called from Las Vegas to ship it to our home in Pennsylvania. They did it according to their policy of Fed-Ex Express. (Rhymes with the hotel name!). When we received the bill, we called and talked to Manager Ms. Guzy. (Fed-Ex charges were $30 for pair of pants!) She heard complain and... More

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Las Vegas
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just checked out of the hotel and the stay was fantastic. Riz at the front desk is a rock star and surpassed all expectations. Check in was a breeze even though we showed up a bit early. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly, they even gave us a couple recommendations on where to rent a bike. Clean and comfortable rooms... More

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Charles T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. Riz is awesome and she is a pleasure to work with. I am happy to hear she makes our guests feel special. We will share your comments with her, I am sure she will be very excited to hear them. Thank you. More

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Address: 35 Via Pico Plaza, San Clemente, CA 92672
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North 2.5*
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Newly renovated Holiday Inn Express San Clemente is nestled in the fabulous beach side community of Southern Orange County midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Known as the Spanish Village by the Sea, San Clemente boasts having the most pleasant climate in California. With easy access from I-5, short drive from Orange County Airport. Our location makes us ideal for visiting great local attractions such as, Legoland, Sea World, Disneyland, and Del Mar Race Track. You can relax at local beaches, attend surfing competitions, or walk on the San Clemente Pier, shop at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets. For business travelers we are close to Camp Pendleton, SONGS Power Plant, Bechtel, and Quest Diagnostics. Work or relax, our room amenities will assist you in making a day to remember and our bedding will make sure you enjoy a great night sleep. To start the morning right, stop by for the Express Start hot breakfast, served complimentary in our breakfast area and log in to our free WiFi to catch up on world news. A fitness room is available for those wanting some exercise and staying fit. Finish your day by taking a swim in our sparkling heated pool. Our professional staff is courteous, friendly, attentive and committed to making your stay fun, and memorable with first-class quality accommodations and legendary service to exceed your expectations. Stay Smart at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente! ... more   less 
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