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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 #13 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
Gallup, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Location is great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Location is great (right up the hill from the beach), rooms are clean, facility is a little outdated, but it's a nice timeshare in an area where timeshares are hard to come by. We have stayed four times and have enjoyed our stay every time. The galley kitchen is a nice bonus and helps you save money, because you don't have to eat every meal out.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the north section of the hotel. Nice views of the ocean and the state park.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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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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Petaluma
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for three nights while in the area to attend my sons graduation from Camp Pendleton. The only complaint I have about the Hotel, is a pervasive odor in the room. I had a "no smoking" room, however there was the odor of stale tobacco smoke, or something similar in the room. Other than that, the room was very clean, well furnished, and the location was great. The queen bed was a little hard for my taste, and the pillows were quite plump, something I'm not used to. I had breakfast at the on site restaurant, Adeles, the service was excellent and the food good. Bottom line, I would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I found the location of the San Clemente Inn wonderful. Nestled in between San Diego and Los Angles, this spot provides both adventure and relaxation in spades. The inn is very close to a state park and the view I spectacular! If you want to stay on the grounds and chill out, it’s easy and simple. If you want to go out and explore the surrounding countryside and/or park, that’s easy to do as well.

The rooms are spacious and well appointed with modern conveniences while maintaining an old world charm, including DVD player and full kitchen if desired. The décor is both warm and clean and I really loved that each room is No Smoking Allowed. I would like there to be a pet policy but I can live with that for now because everything else is so great.

Room Tip: Pick a room facing the park if possible.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marshall, Texas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

My family and I just returned from our vacation. The San Clemente Inn is our family favorite. The décor has been updated and is so comfortable. The staff is excellent and attentive. The state park is within walking distance and the beach is right down the hill!

  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

This place is so easy and comfortable. I love Adeles on site. San clemente beach is a 10 minute walk. I can ride my bike from here into town. San Clemente is a lovely beach community. If I could bring my dog here it would be perfect!

  • Stayed March 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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LOS ANGELES
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

After staying here for a wedding I cant quite say this "hotel" is worth being called one. Its more a over glorified motel, 2 levels with a pool restaurant/bar and billiards room.
Check in is at 3pm however they have something called Pre- registering which allows at 1pm to check in if you are an early arrival though this does pretty much absobs small surf town )so if you are looking for to sleep in on a vacation before you leave, DONT COUNT ON IT HERE . They expect you to call between 7am - 9 am the day of checkout for a request of a later exit time. And dont expect to get any simpathy from their staff... They have two very nice ladies at the front desk, but when speaking to the manager like the ladies, they blame the company on not being accommodating.

Now as far as the rooms go. My studio(, like that of my friends breaker suite) were 1970's-like decorated rooms with modern TV's. My Bathroom was a small bathroom with a shower equipped with a bar of soap wrapped in plastic and a complimentary mini tooth paste. Something one would think that a "hotel" of $135 a night (a price that rivals the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on a weekend) would provide a little more than tooth paste and a bar of soap.But no they do not.
Aside from that I will say that the location is a short 1/4-1/2 mile walk to the beach. So if you come for the beach its great, if you are looking for a nice room... LOOK else where.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Fullerton, California
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13 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The reviews here are generally right on and don't need further explanation. If you enjoy a small unit within easy reach of the beach for swimming and sunsets, this is a good choice in OC. Here are a few comments and tips:
1. Unlike most timeshares there is daily maid service and plentiful towels provided. This is a serious bonus if you visit the beach frequently.
2. Weeks turnover is Sunday. There is a lot of competition for the prime rooms on Sunday afternoon. Check-in is 4pm, but the staff will allow pre-registration at 1pm. On Sundays there is a crowd of people in the lobby waiting to snatch up the best rooms. We checked in on Friday of Labor Day Weekend and snagged two prime rooms (3rd floor, facing state park, ocean view) just by showing up at 1pm...no competition. We did this through points, although you could do this directly through the hotel also if you aren't using a timeshare system.
3. Third floor, facing state park is the best set of rooms for an ocean view. Not sure if 2nd floor views the ocean. First floor does not but some open onto grassy area (if you jump the balcony fence).
4. Bring a fan if the weather will be hot. The afternoon sun pours in, and only a nice breeze (with your main door open) will cool the unit. The ACs are not designed for 80+ temps, although those are not all that frequent.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 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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