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Inn at Calafia Beach

2341 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

So I just called 949-492-1174 to confirm a reservation I made in May 2014, and was informed that anything 2 months or older was not being honored by the new management, including vouchers, etc. Initially I called the hotel directly and made a reservation over the phone. Today the front desk said whomever I talked to, was gone. She had... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

loved how the new management has redone the rooms, very cozy motel and a very hard working manager. price is worth it for the location near the beach. was very happy about the stay. definitely recommend it

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This hotel (I wouldn't even call it that) has the worst management known to mankind. They do not answer their phones, they constantly are changing ownership and taking it on their customers, and they are losing or throwing away reservations because they feel like it. I will never go back to this place and I am warning people to not... More 

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Menifee, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

SERIOUSLY???? Our daughter bought us a Living Social weekend and that is the best thing I can say about this deal. That she bought us a gift because she is wonderful. We arrived and the parking lot was filled with what appeared to be crack heads - keep in mind this IS NOT a destination for families, people past the... More 

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16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Don't expect too much from this place, but it wasn't as horrible as some of the previous reviews. I booked us a 3 night stay over Labor Day Weekend. I looked at older reviews and found that many had loved this place. More recent reviews, were not so positive. But, I gave it a shot, because the price was right.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We purchased a two night, two bedroom Groupon coupon and stayed here May 10-12. After spending a long day at the San Diego Zoo, we just wanted a shower and a quick nap before dinner with our relatives. When I went to check in, the young man behind the glass partition said he would open the door for us since... More 

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Los Angeles
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

My son purchased a two night stay at this hotel for me and my husband for Christmas. We booked our trip and proceeded to drive two hours to the destination. Upon arrival the desk clerk gave us our room key, told us we would be moved to a better room tomorrow, and told us the manager would buy us a... More 

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Colin F, Manager at Inn at Calafia Beach, responded to this review

I deeply apologize about the issues you had here. Unfortunately what actually happened was that we had over booked due to a flood of people making reservations before the Living Social expiration. We have a lot of returning guests who love staying here because of the cleanliness and the service. The bottle of wine meant that we would get you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Overall, my 2 stays here have not disappointed. Dana, the owner and management is excellent! Greets you with a smile and is SUPER personable. Retro surf motel with a quirky vibe is the theme. Basic rooms with clean linen and bath. The small fridge and microwave are good additions. About 2 miles from the beach! Loved that Hapa J's is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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80 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

This place is great value, and the rooms were recently redecorated, so they aren't as old and dusty as some places in the same price bracket. We enjoyed our 3 days here! There's a BBQ area and some basic kitchen equipment, which means it's easy to stay here and self-cater, if you're on a budget, or else there are loads... More 

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Indio, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I was a little skeptical as drove in, but once in the room, I found the room very clean, recently painted and nicely furnished. I was given a bottle of wine and a $25 gift certificate for a local restaurant, ( didn't get a chance to use it this trip). The staff was very friendly and helpful. It's a surf... More 

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