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The Little Inn by the Beach

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1819 South El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672 (Formerly Motel San Clemente)
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Ranked #14 of 17 hotels in San Clemente
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Riverside, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came with family and we got two different rooms. Both with 2 beds, both the beds smelled clean and the linens were nice and crisp. In both rooms the bathrooms were also clean and with extra towels. One of the things i really loved about this hotel is that they have kinda like an outdoor patio where you can... More

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San clemente
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My room was extremely dirty, not even clean. The shower didn't work and when I told the guy who gave me the keys he keeps repeating "you should have checked out the room yourself then told me." Like it's my job to do that. I ended up getting another room where there were Cobb webs everywhere and the door luck... More

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South Holland, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We loved our stay at this charming little motel. It's older...but nicely decorated and clean. Comfortable King bed room on the third floor gave us a wonderful view of the ocean. Scanty complimentary breakfast but there is a donut shop with nice pastries across the street as well. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. We got a great price... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

This place was a complete disappointment. My feet were black after walking from the shower to the bed to get dressed. Ridiculously noisy next to the highway and elephants above my room. Everything felt grimy and gross. Only one lock on the door that leads to outside. No privacy curtains so if you want sunlight during the day, everyone can... More

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Anacortes, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Welcoming...excellent, convienience...excellent- parking secure, bed very comfortable, safe, secure, in a great city. Very close to all that San Clemente has to offer. The owners take great pride in insuring your stay is enjoyable. Overall a good place to stay.

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13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Stayed one night here and enjoyed the hotel for its location and value. If you're looking for a good sleep then this hotel will not disappoint. The king size bed is so comfortable and the room is spotless and fresh.Would consider another sleepover for the comfort factor.

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

this is a mom and pops run hotel, they are very tight with the continental breakfast, there are only three muffins and pastries put out in the morning so if you want seconds or someone else gets them before you, your out of luck. there is no sitting area in the breakfast area it is just a small table set... More

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San Diego
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

First of all, this hotel is not by the beach. It's at least a mile away from a beach. We got an 'ocean view' room, which we could just see in the distance over the highway wall. It was mainly a highway view. On the plus side, the room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The owners obviously try... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Nice room, cabinet for tv very large, decor like tropical island. Bed good. Staff friendly although night staff said they would get back to me so I could make local call, they never got back to me? Good budget motel. Would stay again. Donuts across the the road at surfin donuts excellent. Sonnys restaurant well worth visit, just down road.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

When we hit the end of a day of poking about the back country south of LA, this hotel practically found us. Just a moment off the coast highway we saw the quaint old-styled place tucked back in a corner. Clearly geared for the surfing and beach walking art crowds, it drew us in from the start. The low prices... More

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Address: 1819 South El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672 (Formerly Motel San Clemente)
Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Little Inn by the Beach 2.5*
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The Little Inn By The Beach Hotel San Clemente
Little Hotel San Clemente

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Quaint local family owned Inn with ocean view, yet near Hwy 5, restaurants, shops. We offer a king or 2 queen bed clean, comfortable and spacious rooms with the following amenities:Continental Breakfast Daily Patio and ocean/sunset view Microwave and mini fridgeCoffee maker, iron, iron board, and hair dryerDining and office table and chairsAlarm clock radio with adaptor for Ipod, music deviceTV, DVD player and DVD moviesParking – some coveredLocal restaurants, surf board and bike rental, shopping and night life walking distanceEasy on and off Hwy 5 access, just minutes to San Onofre, Camp Pendleton, Dana Point Harbor, State Park, Beaches ... more   less 
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