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“Great beach location...” 4 of 5 stars
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Capistrano Surfside Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   34680 Pacific Coast Hwy, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624-1301   |  
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Santa Rosa, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great beach location...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

We enjoyed this perfect location, walk on the bridge over the Pacific Coast Highway and right onto the beach... It is close to town, shops and many sights... Easy on and off access to the freeway... Check-in and check-out was fast and pleasant... The day and night staff was very friendly and helpful... Our week's stay here was a time share exchange... I called a day prior to our arrival inquiring what location our room would be - I was told on the top third floor facing the hill... The staff informed me at that time I could have called a month earlier and requested ocean view, but not necessarily would get it... But once settled into our 1 bedroom unit, it was pleasant enough... We could not hear the traffic on the PCH nor Amtrak in front of the resort... We had our own BBQ grill on the back deck with a patio table and chairs... There, we could enjoy morning coffee in the morning sun... We could enjoy the setting sunset on the beach or on the front pool... Security is good especially so close to the beach and PCH... We would visit again... Once again the staff was very nice - when we got home the evening of our departure, there was a telephone message saying that we had left some clothing in our room... We mailed them an envelope with the correct amount of postage so they could return our belongings to us... That's very pleasing service...

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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24 hotel reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

The staff really make this place shine, they have biking, pool, boogie boards, movies, books and whatever else one might need for you here. The room was decent, it wasn't old it just wasn't the most stylishly designed place. It was very clean and the finishings were quartz and granite so you know it's been renovated. We didn't get to use the pool but we saw that lots of people were using it. We really took advantage of the bikes to see the local area. The beach is rough here so it wouldn't be safe to boogie board, the waves would be slamming you onto the sand it was a pretty steep angle. We went into Leguna Beach for brunch and found a busy rooftop patio with amazing views to eat at. I can't remember the name of the hotel it was at but you enter through the hotel and make your way up a stairwell inside the hotel to get to it. It's pretty unmarked. We also heard there's a great place for evenings called The Deck in Leguna beach that's pretty popular again with spectacular views.
We went next door to the hotel for a drink and after looking at the prices decided we'd have dinner at www.creeksiderestaurant.com/ <--it was fabulous! A little pricey but the best taco salad I've ever had.
We stayed 2 nights at the Surfside Inn, slept well, there's free highspeed internet and great staff, highly recommend this place to stay.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Titusville, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Because of a reservation mix-up on my compann's part we didn't have the 2 bedroom/2 bath we requested. We got 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. This property's 2 bedroom suites only have 2 beds, one king and one queen. The pull-out sofa is not very comfortable. The queen room has a vanity/sink. Between the two bedroom there is a bathroom with a longer vanity and one sink with a closed-off toilet/tub.

Every suite has a balcony with an ocean view. There are 3 stories with elevator and underground free parking. The first floor is raised above ground level about 4 feet. There are 6 suites (quite large) with 2bed/2bath. They are on each end of the floors and have a partial ocean view. There are 6 suites with 2 bed/1 bath. They are on the end of each floor facing ocean. The lower room numbers's view is obstructed by the walkover bridge to the ocean but still a good view. The higher numbers overlook the pool. We had #104. All other suites are 1bed/1 bath. The suites are not elaborate, but are quite comfortable.

The pool and hot tub are big enough and are glassed in from the sidewalk. There is a very large lounge area with a pool table, large flat screen TV and sitting area, vending machines and free coffee. The kitchen is well-stocked.

Dana Pint with its restaurants and shopping is 5 minutes away. Laguna Beach was our favorite haunt. Lots of boutiques and good eateries, expecially Banana Republic. San clemente is just to the south and is more residential. We ate one night at the Olementi Mexican restaurant next door. It's know as a favorite of Richard Nixon. We wouldn't eat there again!

Driving is easy, but we were glad I brought my GPS along. Surfside Inn is 25 minutes from John Wayne Airport. It's just off I-95 and easy to find.

The hotel staff is most accommodating and quite knowledgeable. We all became good friends right away. This is a spot I would definitely visit again. I would just make sure they had reserved the type of rooms to meet my needs. We were three ladies, so we had to compromise more than I would have like. Otherwise, a very good time.

Room Tip: No bedrooms have two separate beds.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cave Creek, Az
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

2 bdrm condo, 2 bath unit 325, general condition of condo was ok, has full kitchen we brought in food for the week, large covered patio furnished ok, very large gas bbq, on evening of day 2 we decided to cook using the bbq, after bbq was on for about 20 minutes when heavy heavy heavy black smoke and soot started coming out of the bbq, opened up removed my ruined steak, entire bbq was on fire, huge fire, I turned off gas supply, fire continued to burn about a hour or so, the wall and ceiling around the bbq covered heavy black soot, soot covered everything on patio, gallons of dirty black grease ran onto patio floor area, the fire was so bad I was fearful the entire resort was going to burn down, only upside was some great local tours we took

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego
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243 reviews 243 reviews
54 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

Great location; right across from the beach, and by the bridge crossing PCH. We had a great unit - a 2 bdrm/2 bath on the 3rd floor (#325), w/ a nice ocean view looking up the coast It was very spacious w/ big balcony, huge jacuzzi tub in the master bath; good-sized fully-stocked kicthen, clean, nice furnishings. The staff was super friendly, and there was pool and Jacuzzi. I also liked that it’s a small resort – just 37 rooms – 6 2-bdrm/2 baths and 6 2 bdrm/1 baths on the ends, and 25 1-bdrms (some in the front w/ ocean views, and some in the back w/out).

Very family friendly. Liked the free bikes/helmets to borrow, games to check-out, and the lockers of beach chairs, toys, etc to borrow. I’ve stayed at a lot of timeshares, but this is the only one that I recall where each unit has its own full-sized private grill on the deck, which was really convenient. We hit Costco nearby for some steaks and fixins, invited some family over, and had a great evening of relaxing in the pool/Jacuzzi, games, BBQed steaks followed by a walk on the beach. The next morning we borrowed bikes and went for a long bike-ride on the beach, and later a rollerblade, w/ the skates w/ brought. Can’t beat that.

Only real dislike was the traffic and noise from PCH, but overall it was a great place for a weekend get-away,

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roy, UT
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

This was one of my favorite places to stay!! We just got back and the service was excellent! The pool was heated and pleasant to swim in even on an overcast day and they have plenty of beach equipment and bikes to check out and use. I hope to visit again soon!

Room Tip: Call ahead: they gave us an ocean view room!!
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Blackfoot, Idaho
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22 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

We just returned from spending the week between Christmas and New Year's at the Capistrano Surfside Inn. The resort is in an outstanding location on the PCH with an overhead crosswalk to Doheny Beach out the front parking lot of the resort. I thoroughly enjoyed a daily morning run overlooking the ocean and the Dana Point harbor. We stayed in a one bedroom unit that appeared to have been recently updated. We were on the back side of the resort and did not mind not having an ocean view as things were very quiet and peaceful. The room had everything we needed, and the giant jacuzzi tub was a plus. The resort has a small exercise room with a treadmill, eliptical, and stationary bike, as well as a weight machine and a few free weights. There is also a game room with a pool table. The outdoor pool and jacuzzi are small, but more than adequate for relaxing. The staff members that we encountered were more than helpful and friendly. We look forward to a return visit in the coming year.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Capistrano Surfside Inn

Address: 34680 Pacific Coast Hwy, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624-1301
Location: United States > California > Capistrano Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Capistrano Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Capistrano Surfside Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 37
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