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“Good SoCal place” 3 of 5 stars
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Capistrano Surfside Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   34680 Pacific Coast Hwy, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624-1301   |  
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Madison Heights, Michigan
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good SoCal place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

Everything was average. There weren't any problems and we had a good time. Definitely go to the Monday morning meeting for some good info about area attractions. We ended up getting 2 for 1 whale watching the same day. Take out the free bikes to get a look at the beach and harbor nearby. The beach directly in front of the place is no good for swimming or surfing. You need to go down to the main beach by the harbor. One bad thing is the commuter train that comes by a couple times an hour it seems like. It's loud but quick.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I am an original owner(since1980's). I own the largest plan, 2BR 2BA End unit. A little known secret is that the 2BR 2BA end units on the San Clemente side are larger & more quiet than the units facing the mexican restaurant. Both bedrooms are HUGE, as is the spa tub in master BR. Large balcony off LR & MBR w/BBQ & table/4 chairs. Ceiling fans in BRs, 2 flat screen TVs. Free use of bikes & beach chairs/sand toys. You can catch the train to Anaheim for Disneyland, Angels baseball & Ducks hockey games or to San Diego for the Zoo, Chargers football or Padres baseball games from San Clemente or San Juan Capistrano train stations nearby. Whale & dolphin watching boats, jet skis, standup & regular paddle boards, kayaks, motor scooters, electric bikes & surreys are for rent in Dana Point & San Clemente. Go to San Clemente Pier Fisherman's Bar Monday thru Friday for the $3 dinners w/pano view & smell of ocean surf. Go to San Clemente 99 cent store to stock up on cheap groceries & Costco for more expensive items. Fish Bucket in Dana Point has some great specials, Tues. 2-4-1 prices w/live music on patio. The Strand at Dana Point(PCH north to Selva)is one of the most beautiful beaches & it's adjacent to Ritz Carlton. You can see backside of multi-million $$ homes from beachfront sidewalk. Not for elderly because too many stairs down to beach. Front desk at Surfside Inn ask for Agostina, she is the best and knows the area well.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

Great service from Agustina and her staff!! A typical hotel does not have a full kitchen with all the hardware that's required to create a meal. You even get a grill in your patio, with the outdoor table in order to enjoy that sea breeze. Which is a great money saver when your on a tight budget that does not allow you to eat out every time. Will go back again in a heart beat.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gallup, New Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We are owners here, and this is my favorite week out of every year. I love the location right across from the beach, but it's also an easy drive to Anaheim, Legoland, and San Diego. We have great service every time we are there, and I hate leaving to go home. They make simple upgrades to the property every year to keep it nice, and it is a well-managed property. We also own a timeshare elsewhere that we convert to points, so we stay at many places around the country, and this one never gets old because of the home-y feel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I loved it this place! A lot bigger than what you would get in a hotel room. Pretty much like a one-bedroom apartment. Loved having the kitchen and even had some friends over for a BBQ! Nice size deck. Having the beach across the way was heavenly. Staff was super friendly and helpful. I had a chance to enjoy the pool which was nice too. I didn't really want to leave. A few pubs and restaurants within walking distance which was so nice. I would definitely stay here again in a heartbeat and recommend to friends. Very reasonable too!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We purchased a Sundowner week here around 7 years ago. The Sundowner units are 2BR/1BA and all face the ocean on the corners of the building. We live in Alaska so it took a while before we could go down, so in 2008 we stayed for 2 weeks, and it was FANTASTIC!! We have been timeshare owners for over 10 years and have stayed in places all over the country, but this is our favorite! The staff is so friendly and efficient, we feel like it is our home away from home. We love it and bought another week this last winter, Sea Captain, 2BR, 2BA and are looking forward to staying there this coming November. I can't believe the bad reviews, but some people can't be pleased no matter what. We had guests stay there 5/27/12 - 6/3/12 and they wrote me yesterday raving about how much they loved the resort. We will keep coming back!!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Chino, California
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

My husband and I purchased a timeshare at the Capistrano Surfside Inn last year. We love it. It's clean, cozy and feels like home. The staff is friendly and the ammenities are very well kept. It's a great place to stay, especially if you live Inland, it's close by but yet you feel like you're really getting away from it all. Great restaurants in all the surrounding areas as well.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 > Orange County > Capistrano Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Capistrano Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Capistrano Surfside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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