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“Nice Place and Very Helpful Staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   35 Via Pico Plaza, San Clemente, CA 92672   |  
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Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
San Diego, California
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“Nice Place and Very Helpful Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We stayed here as we were heading north to LAX for our wedding week. It was a clean and stylish place. We would stay there again. There is plenty of parking, so they allowed us to leave our car there for a few days. That was really really helpful for our vacation. All the staff was kind and respectful. The breakfast was great and the pool was nice. The beds are very comfortable. I wish they had a hot tube, but all in all it was well worth a stay. I highly recommend!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived at this hotel. It has updated modern finishes and is well maintained. All the staff were friendly, courteous and helpful. Most notable were 2 gentlemen at the front desk Steven and Andrew. They were not only extremely responsive to our requests they seemed they genuinely cared about making sure we were comfortable during our stay. The hotel is in a great location with easy access to I-5 and close to the beach. We have stayed at other hotels in the area and the Holiday Inn Express in San Clemente is a terrific stay and value. This is our hotel of choice anytime we are in the area.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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West Covina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Our Church members stayed here for Thanksgiving retreat Nov 22-Nov24' 2012. We booked 19 rooms. It's was a secluded, quiet and very nice hotel. Everybody was so happy and has a good time, especially the children (sorry for the noise). The atmosphere is wonderful; nice patio where we can ate and played cards and relaxed. Super super good job to Niel Nana that helped me to book the hotel and arranged the contract in just one day before arrival date and make it happened. Thank you very much To Niel, God works his miracle through you so we could have this retreat. Thank you Gusy, a very nice Ubezh girl for your smiles and hospitality and all other staffs.....you are wonderful...GBU

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We stayed here for three nights at the end of our vacation before returning to the UK and we couldn't have made a better choice. The hotel is on a hill behind a small shopping mall, and although it's right by the freeway there is very little traffic noise. We loved the Spanish-style design. The staff are friendly, welcoming and very helpful, the standard of housekeeping is first class. Our room was spacious, quiet and sparkling clean. Hot and cold breakfast choices were good. There's a very pleasant heated pool in an open-air but sheltered courtyard, and a small patio area.

The hotel is ideally situated for visiting San Clemente and the other beach cities. The local beaches are good (nearest one to the hotel is a mix of sand and stones). We loved walking on the pier.

We recommend this hotel unreservedly and hope to be able to return soon.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charles T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for your kind words! We also feel that our hotel is in an ideal spot when visiting the Southern Orange County area. Glad you were able to take in some sites, I hope you were able to eat some Clam Chowder at Fisherman's on the Pier. It is by far my favorite. Thank you and we hope you come back to visit us in the near future.
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Santa Ana, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

My group of 13 had a lovely weekend here using the meeting room and hotel rooms. While this hotel is close to the freeweay and you hear some background droning, it was very peaceful. The atmosphere is delightful, right down to the lovely patio where we ate our lunch. All the hotel personnel were very helpful and Neel, the hotel coordinator for our group did a wonderful job ensuring that we had what we needed and that everything was all set for us. We'll be back next year!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I spent this past weekend with 12 other friends here on a special scrapbooking weekend. We all had a great time and loved the hotel. It's hidden in a shopping center, up a hill, and next to the freeway. All that doesn't sound that wonderful, but I didn't even hear the freeway noise, the hill made it a little secluded, and the shopping center (and the one across the street) had some good fast restaurants in that our ladies could grab food from. We loved the very large meeting room, which was right outside the hotel. It didn't feel like it was outside because there was a covered walkway. The pool was heated - a nice bonus - but it would have been nice to have a spa available. The rooms were all large and recently updated. The lobby had a Spanish-style look and was nice. The staff was always very friendly, meeting our requests for different things, and always had a smile. Some of the ladies had refrigerators that were really loud, but one had theirs changed out without a problem. Mine was fine. And there was a loud wedding party staying at the hotel. One of the ladies had her room changed to a more quiet part of the hotel, also not a problem. The breakfast was really tasty - cinnamon rolls were my favorite - but the hot breakfast was a bonus. We all just had a really nice experience here, and would definitely come back!!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Charles T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for your feedback on our hotel. My team enjoyed having your scrapbooking group at the hotel. We look forward to hosting your group again next time you come to the South Orange County Area. Thank you.
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I live in the mid west and went to visit my son while he was in Marine Combat Training. I stayed here and it was great! Clean rooms, amazingly helpful staff, great breakfast/coffee! And only 3 short exits from Camp Pendleton. I highly reccommend!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
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Charles T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
I first want to thank your son for his service to the country. We always enjoy hosting Soldiers and thier families. We wish your son safe travels while in the Marines and we hope you do stay with us anytime you visit the area. Thank you for your kind words.
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North

Address: 35 Via Pico Plaza, San Clemente, CA 92672
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Clemente
#2 Family Hotel in San Clemente
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North 2.5*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated Holiday Inn Express San Clemente is nestled in the fabulous beach side community of Southern Orange County midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Known as the Spanish Village by the Sea, San Clemente boasts having the most pleasant climate in California. With easy access from I-5, short drive from Orange County Airport. Our location makes us ideal for visiting great local attractions such as, Legoland, Sea World, Disneyland, and Del Mar Race Track. You can relax at local beaches, attend surfing competitions, or walk on the San Clemente Pier, shop at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets. For business travelers we are close to Camp Pendleton, SONGS Power Plant, Bechtel, and Quest Diagnostics. Work or relax, our room amenities will assist you in making a day to remember and our bedding will make sure you enjoy a great night sleep. To start the morning right, stop by for the Express Start hot breakfast, served complimentary in our breakfast area and log in to our free WiFi to catch up on world news. A fitness room is available for those wanting some exercise and staying fit. Finish your day by taking a swim in our sparkling heated pool. Our professional staff is courteous, friendly, attentive and committed to making your stay fun, and memorable with first-class quality accommodations and legendary service to exceed your expectations. Stay Smart at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente! ... more   less 
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