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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ventura, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The location alone is a great start. You are close to a million things on Avenida Pico. Once you drive up the hill, you're in Shangri-La. Beds and chairs in the rooms are extremely comfortable. Breakfasts are good. Desk is big enough to do some work on your laptop. Nice outdoor area to sit and talk with your group as... More

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was disappointed in the cleanliness of the hotel - carpets not vacuumed, sheets and towels in rooms were worn - lobby area and outside of the building looked pleasant; rooms had balconies but no chairs to sit on - The best part of the trip was Allan at the front desk- What a delightful helpful attendant - a great... More

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

Thank you for your feedback in regards to your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Clemente. We pride ourselves on great customer service and a clean functional hotel. Unfortunetely we failed on one of those apsects during your stay and I apologize for that. I will be researching what happened with your towels and carpet and ensure our... More

Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here two nights towards the end of July. Overall the stay was very good. Rooms were clean beds were comfortable. I like how the hotel is newly remodeled and looks modern. The breakfast is ok, like every HIE complimentary breakfast, I did not expect a gourmet meal. It was nice that they made fresh baked cookies at the... More

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Fair Oaks, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was nice it overlooked a little garden area. Friendly and helpful staff, good breakfast, comfortable bed. It was a little hard to find the first time but close to many restaurants, shopping and beaches (not walking distance). I found it conveniently located to so many attractions and easy to get on and off the freeway. I would recommend... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very impressed with the staff at this hotel, from the warm greeting every time we passed the front desk (Morgan and Rizi and a young man on the night shift), to the women who cleaned our rooms, the woman who oversaw the much appreciated and delicious breakfast bar, to the man who made sure the chemicals in the... More

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La Habra
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were looking for a one night getaway in San Clemente. This hotel is tucked in the back of a shopping center, so it was quiet and affordable, not fancy, but adequate and "beachy." Perfect stop for families, comfortable beds and hot buffet breakfast in the morning.mthe staff was pleasant, friendly and patient. We live in North... More

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

We look forward to being your "Home Away from Home". Thank you. More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It looks nice, on the outside, but you soon learn the front of the hotel are party rooms, it's a pain to find but after you find it the first time, you won't forget it, it's an odd location behind a shady shopping center, and it had a weird smell, the rooms were ok, they didn't replace the soap and... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North, responded to this review

Dear Realtru, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am very disappointed to hear that you were not satisfied with your stay. Our hotel is committed to providing our guests with the highest quality services and facilities. It is regrettable there were certain aspects of your visit that did not meet your standards in particular the... More

Arlington, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our California vacation for seven days and visited our son who is stationed at Camp Pendleton in the Marine Corps. We hopped hotels alot as we visited San Diego, La Jolla, Hollywood and San Clemente. Out of all our hotels such as the Double Tree, Sheraton and Marriott, this Holiday Inn Express was by far the best. The... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to give this hotel the lowest possible rating I can. If there was a rating below "poor", that is the rating I would give them. This was the worst experience I have ever had at any hotel. It started at check-in when we were assigned to the handicap room. While I'm sure the accommodations are very helpful for... More

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

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Clemente. We take customer feedback very seriously as it helps us improve our product and service. I did notice you copy and pasted your feedback on 3 very prominent review websites ensuring it would be read by as many potential guests as possible, so I... More

Santa Barbara, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very pleased with my stay here. Each staff member from behind the desk to housekeeping were friendly, courteous and eager to help. We traveled with our 6 month old, and the fridge and microwave included in the room helped...plus the free coffee that the hotel supplies around the clock :-) I initially had difficulty with one of my... 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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