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“A Little Hard To Find With New Rooms” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North

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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
Las Vegas, Nevada
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“A Little Hard To Find With New Rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This hotel can be a little tricky to find as it is tucked up a hill behind a strip mall. Outside it is a decently kept but older looking hotel however the interior was recently redone is up-to-date. The rooms were very clean and furnished nicely. The location is juts off I-5 and great if you need a stop for the night or want to explore San Clemente. However, you'll have to drive downtown or to the beach or pier so if you plan to spend your time there this may not be the best spot to stay at. However, those areas are a short drive.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • 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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Oakhurst, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I found this hotel to be very clean, quiet, and accommodating Staff were unbelievably kind and warm. It was a little hard to find, but well worth it. From the second I arrived to the second I checked out the staff showed me nothing but kindness. I will be staying there again the next time I visit the San Clemente area.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, January 31, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to hosting you the next time you are in the area.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

I booked this hotel through Hotwire After our trip from Las Vegas we stayed here for two nights as we wanted to visit sea world one day n Disney land the next day.

We loved the rooms .it had microwave n fridge in it. So it was perfect with young kids in a family.
Breakfast was very nice. Lots of choice. In a small place they almost had everything.
Self laundry machine was excellent as we had tons of loads after our trip from Vegas.
Loved it as it was only 45 minutes drive to sea world with moderate traffic and about 30 minutes from Disney land.
Will definitely stay there again when planning to visit just the beach again as its also very near to Dana point n San clementine beach.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 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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San Diego, California
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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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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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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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