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San Clemente Inn (VRI)
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, CA 92672   |  
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Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
Murray Utah
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A great resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

We had a great experience at this resort. It is family friendly and nicely kept. The recent renovations make it even more comfortable. The grounds and amentities are in top shape. Manager Lisa Francesconi Esterhuizen runs a tight ship and stays on top of things, but she is friendly and service oriented. Her welcoming attitude is reflected throughout her staff. I highly recommend this resort. We stay at several resorts, including Gold Crown properties, but this one is our favorite.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oceanside, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

We stayed in one of the newly renovated rooms and found it to be very nice. Great front desk staff, good restaurant on site, and very attentive housekeeping staff. The pool was beautiful, and having a separate spa for kids is a great idea. I would recommend this place if you want to stay a week or just get away for the weekend.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

Friendly staff. Close to the beach and cozy downtown San Clemente. Newly remodeled. Excellent value.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

This is a great place to stay. The rooms are all suites with a decent-sized bedroom (queen), nice bathroom, fully stocked kitchen, living/dining area, two twin murphy beds and a balcony. Our room overlooked the pool and garden area and was on the top floor (less noise). Very comfortable for a family of 4 and great location. Close to the beaches, downtown, Laguna Beach, etc.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2010

If your into roaches joining you in bed then this is the place for you. Great location, drab rooms and old furniture. Everything needs updating and lots of bug poison.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Winslow, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2010

We stayed at the San Clemente Inn for two weeks in September 2010 having last visited in 2007 and yes, we would go again. The staff are excellent, both friendly and helpful, nothing was too much for them. Some of the rooms are are a bit dated, but they are certainly clean and well serviced and have everything you need, personally I don't want to stay in the room all day when there is a first class swimming pool and Jacuzzi on site. A programme of updating the older rooms was started during our stay. For us the San Clemente Inn is ideally located, a short walk from the beach, the town is just a short drive away. If you can't find somewhere to park on the road, then yes you have to pay, but where don't you these days...at least the price is reasonable.The grounds of the hotel are immaculate and well kept, the front of the hotel does not do justice to the small rear garden which back on to the San Clemente State National Park. What can I say about Adele and her staff at the restaurant, they could not have been more friendly and helpful, good home cooked food at a reasonable price and good company.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Canyon Lake, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

For the timeshare, you must get there by 1pm for early checkin to get a room that is at all stayable even though check in is like 4pm. The front desk and restaurant employees are wonderful, helpful and kind. The grounds are clean and nice for children and the pool is clean. The rooms are cleaned each day and are clean. The rooms are depressing, dismal, small and the buildings are run down - it needs help. Do not stay here without a car and have pleanty of quarters for parking all over town. The town is small and cute with goodrestaurants and shopping. A sleepy little commuinity that takes you back in time. We recommend the Fisherman (happy hour) and Nicks. The beach is beautiful and plan lots of events because you will not want to be in the room.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about San Clemente Inn (VRI)

Address: 2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, CA 92672
Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — San Clemente Inn (VRI) 3*
Number of rooms: 97
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