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San Mateo Campground

3030 Del Presidente, San Clemente, CA 92672
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You just need to know what you're getting at this campground. You are getting a clean, well-run campground near the beach. The location is very accessible, near the 5 freeway and not far from a convenience market. Conversely, it's well isolated from any adjacent development so you don't feel like you're camping near a motel or strip mall. You are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We loved the campground. It was quiet, clean, friendly people. The hike to the beach is a nice hike and the beach is beautiful. Fire rings were great, nice picnic tables and there are plenty of trees and shrubs to give privacy from other sites. The whole campground is well maintained and you can tell they take pride in their... More

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Corona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This campground is near, but not on the beach. You can see Camp Pendleton from the sites. We knew that before we went; so, we were not disappointed. The sites have plenty of trees and shrubs to give you some privacy from other sites. We stayed in site 50 and it was very spacious and private. We took the 1.5... More

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Corona, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

First of all, there is NO grass! Few trees, all dirt, no shade. This campground has absolutely nothing going for it! The state should pay campers to stay there, not the other way around. The crows come to visit in the afternoon and throw berries all over the campsite and vehicles. The restrooms were nice and clean but there is... More

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Laguna Hills, CA
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stayed at San Mateo campground aug 16-17, 2013. We had 2 sites side-by-side and went with another famiy and their children and dog. If you get the inner-ring - there is TONS of space. But if you get the outer ring you can barely put a large tent on the site. The fire rings were great and everything seemed... More

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riverside california
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

I stayed here for more than two months jumping site to site. The staff and campground are perfect. My kids love to do all the events they do for the youth. Not to far drive from San Clemente, store, bars, food etc..

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This was our very first camping experience! Me, a 56 yr old Gramma, my Daughter & Son in-law, my Grandson 6 yr.'s old and Grand babygirl 9 mo's. We rented an RV through Cruise America ~ it was fantastic! So clean and new and in excellent operating order! I had read review after review and blog after blog for over... More

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LA area
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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

Spent 4 days over spring break here with 4 other families. Very clean, wooded campground. Spots were a little smaller than expected, but definitely not a parking lot situation. Kids enjoyed the 2 mile hike to the beach. Clean bathrooms and showers. Big grassy field areas. Only complaint is no sewer hookup. Only water and power. Also,, very limited cell... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012 via mobile

This campground was awesome! We stayed here for 5 days in our 5th wheel. Yes, there were squirrels, bunnies, & birds but our 2 dogs kep them all away. We heard the artillery & helicopters at Camp Pendleton but it didn't bother us. Only 1.5 miles to Trestles Beach! Also, the San Clemente Beach Walking Trail was spectacular! Great things... More

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Chula Vista, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Stayed here in mid-August and really enjoyed it. Better than the San Clemente campground, which is technically closer to the water but not a surfable beach. San Mateo had larger campsites with trees for privacy and shade in between sites. Closest drive to San Onofre State Beach for surfing, and the $30 you paid for a campsite waives the $15... More

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Also Known As:
San Mateo Campground Hotel
San Mateo Campground Hotel San Clemente
Address: 3030 Del Presidente, San Clemente, CA 92672
Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
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Ranked #4 of 7 Specialty lodging in San Clemente
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