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“Nice place to stay” 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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Boulder City, Nv
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24 hotel reviews
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“Nice place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Spent a week at The Surfside inn in Capistrano Beach CA, We had a huge 2 bedroom unit with 2 baths. The unit was nice and had a patio with it's own BBQ. The view was not all that good as it over looked a Mexican Restaurant parking lot. If you leaned out you could see the ocean, Just not from inside the unit.
The staff was friendly and helpful. The Kitchen was well stocked but the appliances are dated but worked well. It had a huge 2 person spa tub, that we did not use as the sewer backed up into it several times while we were there.
The spa outside was nice it was clean and not to hot. The pool area is small but nice about the right size for the amount of units.
Parking is at a premium here just enough spots for the units no doubles. If you have a large car or pickup truck the spaces are tight.
The bed was lets say bad the mattress was worn out so they just added a topper pad but it still caused you to roll to the edge.
It was crowded the week end we were there as there was a Blues Festival going on at Doheney State Beach.
Would we go back? Sure its location is great just needs to be updated, starting with new beds and maybe a new couch.

Room Tip: if you stay in the back it is quitter on account of the train across the street, but you will not ha...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thank you so much for the feedback. I appreciate you taking the time to both review us and to point out a few things that may need our attention. I hope you think of us again if you are in the area ;0) -Amanda
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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed a week at the Capistrano Surfside Inn and the place was very nice. We had a one bedroom unit overlooking the ocean with a nice balcony looking out at the ocean. The staff was very nice and the everything there was great. They have a nice jacuzzi and pool . There is a covered parking garage. We ate at the two restaurants next door and both were excellent. We will definitely try to return to this place.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We really appreciate the kind words. We hope you come to stay with us again next time you are in the area ;0)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Perfect place to relax and enjoy the ocean. Located near shopping, ocean activities, beach, and local sites.
The staff are awesome and all of your needs are meet.
Double jacuzzi tub makes for a romantic night.
Dishes, cooking utensils, dish soap, towels and pool towels are provided.
You can purchase food and grill out every night.
Perfect vacation.

Stayed March 2014
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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate the kind words. We hope you are able to come stay with us again in the future.
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Bellevue, Washington
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We did rci timeshare exchange to stay here in February. The manager Amanda was very helpful in facilitating our stay! She arranged for us to upgrade to two bedroom unit when our party expanded from 2 to 6. We were in unit 216 with large covered deck and great view of ocean and beach. Not all units have ocean view ask staff before coming. Excellent room sizes. Bed in master bedroom was very comfortable. Good kitchen for preparing snacks or a meal. Staff very helpful and hospitable.This inn is well maintained and clean. It is on Pacific Coast hwy 1 so much car traffic and trains. There is pool and hot tub which were closed for winter. Shopping is nearby including a costco. Free use of bikes and beach equipment a nice benefit. There is walkway from inn to beach, over the highway. We had a very enjoyable stay!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! It's our pleasure to accommodate any special requests that we can. Our pool was closed only because it was resurfaced recently (something we have to do every 10 years). Normally it's open year-round. Thanks for the kind words and we hope to see you again in the future!
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Ventura
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We are owners here. It is a timeshare, but they also rent out rooms when they are available. The staff is so nice, especially Augustina. She is so helpful and kind. Definitely worth a stay if they have vacancies .

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glendale, Arizona
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12 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Capistrano Surfside Inn is a super place just steps to the beach. It is located right under the pedestrian walkway to Capistrano Beach and just minutes to the town of San Juan Capistrano. Our room (on the end) was spacious and comfortable with views of the beach. Even though the train and PCH are right in our front yard, there was no problem with noise. You should know the beach is uncrowded for a reason... the sand here is very gravely and not soft. One plus, though, are the fire rings for evening bonfires at the beach.

Room Tip: Choose an upper level room for best views and no noisy neighbors above you. End rooms are largest.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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San Jose, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

By the rail road, highway 1, ugly pedestrian overpass for the view. The place is like a retirement housing minus bingo nights. There is a rusty pedestrian overpass that is an eye sore and obscures the beautiful ocean scenery. The whole place smells old and musty.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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CapoSurf, Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Guest did not call in advance for a room assignment and the only ocean-view unit left was the handicap unit. She was very upset about having to take the handicap unit.
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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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