We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Little Inn by the Beach

1819 South El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672 (Formerly Motel San Clemente)
Hotel amenities
The Little Inn by the Beach
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #14 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
A recent review
Write a Review

45 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    8
    20
    8
    5
    4
See reviews for
15
17
2
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (13)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (45)
  • Mar-May only
    (10)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (14)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (11)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (10)
All months
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere about the place, but was a quite dirty. Can tell it hadn't had a good clean in a while, just simple wipe downs. There was grime all around the taps etc. Pillows were bad also. Wifi didn't work.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stayed here 8 days and it was absolutely fine! It is right next to the 5 but we didn't hear it. They have a little breakfast - bananas, oranges, power bars, Capri Suns, coffee and hot water. The breakfast isn't ready till 8:30 but right across the street is Surf Donuts. It's about a mile and a half to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We rate this hotel experience as terrible. Room was not clean. Lack of towels, flat pillows, dirty floors and not vacuumed. Bathtub dirty and tub mat had holes. Bright lights outside shined into the room at night making it difficult to sleep. TV Cable was not working. Management is nice and friendly, but housekeeping is poor service. After complaining to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers are raving about these San Clemente hotels

Los Angeles, California
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I was at the end of my rope, ready to dive into the deep end when my husband said I could find a nice getaway. I used to live in Dana Point so i know the area is heaven. i just needed an escape and the price was right! We booked it, packed our bags and got the hell out... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Silver Spring, Maryland
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

the stay was 12/24 to 12/28 so we could visit our Marine Grandson, wife and daughter-great granddaughter. The rate was very good, the room was large, very clean. third floor (301) corner was good. All non-smoking. The Inn is at least 25 years old, but has character, has been kept up nicely without taking away the design. The only issue... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stayed on the 2nd floor. Close to the freeway but the windows keep the sound out which was perfect. Staff members are great! Providing excellent service. Room was really cool. Has this beachy theme to it. The only thing I wish is it was walking distance to the beach. But san clemente is a hilly town so we had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Riverside, California, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

😄😄 we really loved our two night stay room was clean ... It was our first time in san Clemente & it was a nice experience its not far from the beach .... The pier was very close by .... If we come again we plan to stay here again 😀😃😄

Was this review helpful? Yes
Limerick, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stayed in this place for 8 days and I have only 2 real negatives and they would be small ones at that. First the place isn’t real “by the beach”, it’s more “a decent jog to the beach” but to be honest it was dead cheap so I couldn’t care! Me and my brother stayed here for the first part... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverside, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San clemente
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

43 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (33)
Viewed
Room/suite (15)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay