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“Training Event at The Holiday Inn San Clemente” 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
Orange, California
1 review
“Training Event at The Holiday Inn San Clemente”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Recently we had the opportunity to hold a training event at The Holiday Inn Express in San Clemente. My manager and I worked with Sarah Edwards to work out a room plan that would work for our group for a three day training event. Sarah was very patient with us as we had changes and questions daily that she always responded to promptly. We loved the meeting rooms because the doors opened up to the outside so the meeting was not so claustrophobic. The associates were able to go outside on breaks and lunch and it really allowed for a very open and invigorating environment. The hotel had a great audio and visual system that took care of all of our needs for our meeting. Guzy Johnson, the front desk supervisor, along with the rest of the staff was very helpful and came to our aid whenever help was needed.

We also booked a block of hotel rooms for the associates to stay in. Guzy and the staff ensured that all of the team was taken care of and efficiently checked them in and out of their rooms. The rooms were clean and comfortable and everyone was happy with their stay.
I would highly recommend The Holiday Inn Express in San Clemente to both travelers and those looking for a site to hold a meeting or seminar.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We would highly recommend this hotel, the staff was wonderful and made us feel like family. This hotel was kept clean and the staff we very professional. We had breakfast that was hot and very good. We thank Guzy, Cindy,Stephan, Rosie and many others for their service and care

Room Tip: The rooms on the west side face the Ocean and have nice views.
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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hienb, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the kind words.
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We had a 3 day meeting at the Holiday Inn and they did a great job of responding to all of our needs. Cindy at the desk was very helpful with transportation needs and volunteered to call around to find us the best rates.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hienb, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of the Holiday Inn Express San Clemente. We are working very hard to beomce the #1 Meeting spot in San Clemente and we are very excited to hear that our hard work is paying off. Thank you again for your comments.
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New York City, New York
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

There is nothing amazing about the rooms, but they were clean. The continental breakfast included is above average with many options. I enjoyed using the modern cardio machines in the small workout room. Helpful front desk staff.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Crystal River, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I travel a great deal for business so I get to stay at many different hotels. This is not a Weston or even Marriott property but the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. I was exhausted upon arrive as I had flown in early that morning from the east coast. They recommend a couple of restaurants per my flavor and even gave me a map and outlined how to get there. My room was typical and clean. The bathroom was well supplied and furniture was in good shape. I had a small balcony which did not have much for a view. The property is off the road and behind a strip mall so it can be a bit hard to find and does not offer much for views but it is up on a hill and my main concern was a comfortable bed and clean room and I certainly found that. Maybe I got lucky but I was close to the elevators but there was very little noise. I would recommend this hotel if you are in the area and need a good place.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hienb, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words. Our team strives to give the best customer service possible and I am glad it shows. We look forward to hosting you again on your next trip to Southern Orange County.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We bookended rooms well under what Holiday Inn was able to offer for the start and end nights of our trip to Catalina. Actually booked 2nd return night while staying the 1st night. It was in a really convenient location, good food nearby. Not a long drive to the ferry in Dana Point. The unit was excellent. I enjoyed the firm and soft pillows, the bed was wonderful.

Room Tip: we liked the underground room with balcony.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This hotel has a beautiful Spanish decor, and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. But the most wonderful things about the hotel are the comfortable bed and pillows. I had been recently become dissatisfied with some of the Priority Club properties because of uncomfortable beds and pillows, but this San Clemente hotel has convinced me to continue with Priority Club.
Even though it was close to the freeway, my room was very quiet. It's hidden and up a hill behind a shopping center, but I found that unique and convenient for shopping and dining. Very close to the beach too! Great area! When working in this area, I'll be sure to stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hienb, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay at our convenient, yet hidden location. I am very happy to hear you will stay with us again when your travels bring you back to South Orange County. Thank you.
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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 Family Hotel in San Clemente
#2 Romantic 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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