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Beachcomber Motel

533 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA 92672
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Ranked #4 of 17 hotels in San Clemente
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Fort Worth, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
12 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were traveling down to San Diego and just happened to run across this place. I have no idea how we found it, but it was spectacular! The room was kind of old and quiant?, but the view of the ocean,the sound of the waves crashing, the train tracks right below the bluff, the restaurant on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here with 3 of my friends for my 18th birthday, and when we arrived we found out that I had booked The Beachcomber Motel in Fort Braggs instead of San Clemente, so word of advice, make sure you're booking the right one! Luckily they had a cancellation so we were able to stay there after all, and I'm... More

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San Marino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, daughter (almost 17) and I have been vacationing here for the last 10+ years. Most recently, we stayed two nights w/o July 18 and three nights w/o July 25. The view and setting are spectacular and that's always been the draw. The accommodations have, until this summer, been lacking. Often described as 'quirky' or 'funky' in past reviews,... More

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San Diego
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16 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Above all, you are close enough to the ocean to hear the waves while enjoying exceptional views from any room and the motel’s center lawn. You can admire a great view from your bed, from the Adirondack chairs on the porch, and from the lawn chairs and lounges. Few places in Southern California do this as well. Close to the... More

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los angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Loved this little motel by the ocean. It was a bit on the pricey side due to high season, so we could only stay one night, but it was worth it. The view is amazing, the stay is relaxing. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Great great place. Train is just part of the background noise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This hotel was awesome! Very clean, great customer service and a beautiful view of the ocean and pier. For guests that have a larger vehicle, parking is very, very tight. All rooms have an ocean view, chairs on the porch as well as lounge chairs in the yard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Enjoyed our visit from check in to check out. We got there a little early and was still able to get into our room... Then on to boogie board at the beach below (we brought our own beach toys) and then dinner at the pier. . The nearby train was not a problem at all during the night, never even... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our dear friend, who is a true beach lover, recommended this hotel on our way from LA to San Diego-his description: funky, great location, truly "motel no-tell" type accommodations! Frankly, this would NEVER be my stop if not for our friend! Well, the Beachcomber more than met our expectations for location, view, proximity! Old fashioned motel - concrete block outside,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Twelve single story units ocean front on a bluff overlooking one of the most picturesque beaches you'll ever see. White stucco and red tiled roofs. It doesn't get more "San Clemente" than this. Newly remodeled, the entire property is perfection. You will never want want to leave, but if you must, everything is close by. Sunset views over the pier... More

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Laguna Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Beachcomber Motel in San Clemente is a charming motel set on a cliff overlooking the San Clemente Pier and Beach. We have stayed at beachfront locations for decades and this has the finest view you could ask for. The motel (my wife had never stayed at a motel before) has been recently renovated and could be described better as a... More

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Address: 533 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA 92672
Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
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