Our California trip started a day early on a whim after my boyfriend said he didn't have to work. Leaving early on Saturday morning, we both didn't check to set a place up and figured we would just locate a place while driving to San Clemente from Tucson (Our original destination was San Diego). My boyfriend wanted to take me to where his family vacations every year, which is where we were headed. We decided to look for a place after hitting Alpine, California for lunch. Once there, he pulled up expedia and I - pulled up tripadvisor to see where would be a decent place. We saw the Days Inn and promply called - the rate was a decent one. Not only was the lady nice who answered but she offered the different rooms available. We got a room, last minute for less than 100.00. We really didn't care which kind of room we got, so long as we got one so we opted for the cheapest one. We got a 1st floor, accessable king smoking room. We didn't care, we both smoke and it had everything we needed in this sweet town. =) Since we were spending one day there, this room fit the bill. It was very clean, everything was in order, the microwave and mini fridge worked as the TV did. The room (#114) was a smoking room, but didn't smell like one. It was decent room, the shower head massaged. Only downside was the view and parking. The view looked into a parking lot with 4 company trucks, but no big deal - we were staying 1 night and who really stays in their hotel room when there is other things to do? The parking can be a bit cramped; there is a lower parking space if everything is full. And please, do not try to park a car bigger than Fiat/Mini Cooper/Smart Car in the compact car parking. You would be a moron like the guy in a Dodge Caravan that did! I have a Caliber, and I didn't park there!
I did mention he was taking me to where his family vacations - so he wanted to show me all the little shops, the pier and have dinner. This hotel is located on a quiet side of El Camino Real, about a mile away from the main center of town. The Continental Breakfast is the true definition of the term - there are only bagels, little danishes, coffee, apple and orange juice. The Indian man who was the owner chatted with me while I prepared our bagels, and he was very nice and polite; very chatty too. He checked up to make sure our stay was nice and even waived when we left. If and when I return to San Clemente, I would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lodging establishment located half mile from North Beach. Easy access to Pacific Coast Highway 1 and Interstate 5. Clean, quiet and good value for the area as this small business keeps prices competitive for the area. Free wi-fi for all guests and a complimentary quick grab-and-go breakfast items in the morning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Days Inn San Clemente Hotel San Clemente
- San Clemente Days Inn