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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 #13 of 17 hotels in San Clemente
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014
littledaisyrose South Holland, Illinois
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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South Holland, Illinois
1 review
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
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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SEATTLE
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Easy to find and a good location for touring up and down the coast. We asked for and got a third floor ocean view over the freeway, but quiet with the doors & windows closed. The staff was very accommodating, we had to move the 3rd night due to a leak from the rain. The room is nicely decorated, and... More

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Grants Pass, OR
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We had the opportunity to stay for six nights at this hotel over the Thanksgiving holiday. Well kept, clean, and even had a view of the ocean. The management was friendly, continental breakfast enough to get us started in the morning and the location was very convenient. Loved the bed! Had a microwave and frig so didn't have to eat... More

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Additional Information about The Little Inn by the Beach

Also Known As:
The Little Inn By The Beach Hotel
The Little Inn By The Beach Hotel San Clemente
Little Hotel San Clemente
Address: 1819 South El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672 (Formerly Motel San Clemente)
Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 17 hotels in San Clemente
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Little Inn by the Beach 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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