Very nice people, but unorganized. We showed up at 3:00pm (check-in time) for our check-in and waited an hour in the "lobby" (living room of their house) for them--no one around. Finally got a call back an hour later, and received directions to the studio apt. (off-site, a mile or so from inn, in a residential neighborhood a ways from main downtown area--not scenic), where the key was under the mat. The studio was just fine and well stocked with everything you need. Not in the most picturesque neighborhood, but it was just fine. No complaints.
The rooms in the "Inn" are just fine, but it's not like any B&B I've ever been to--really feels like someone's house and a little too close quarters for it to be all that comfortable. I'd call it more of a "Room in Someone's House" rather than a Bed & Breakfast. The positive thing is that it is in a great location, just a block off the main street w/lots of shops/restaurants.
Though I spoke w/the owner a few times on the phone (very nice, told me she'd drop by some fresh-baked cookies which never arrived), we never saw them in person. We had a stopped-up toilet on the morning we left but weren't able to get them on the phone. They also advertise morning breakfast around 9:00, but they weren't even there and didn't tell us they wouldn't be--not a problem since we weren't planning on eating there anyway, but would have been a bummer if we had planned on it. She called a few hours later--they weren't even in town. Left our key in the lobby and headed out.
Again, nice people, but I wouldn't choose this place again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Always Inn San Clemente Bed & Breakfast is a charming beach close Tuscany-style inn located in the heart of downtown San Clemente. This beach close inn offers all the amenities of a four-star hotel, without extra charges, making it popular with romantic getaway couples and business travelers alike. Just three blocks from San Clemente’s famed pier and beach, the inn is in the heart of historic downtown, close to the pier and beach, 60 shops and boutiques, 16 restaurants, 12 art galleries, the Cabrillo Playhouse, the train station, and the beach hiking and biking trail. We offer comfortable rooms with private whirlpool baths, pampering, warm hospitality, great breakfasts and more. Guests enjoy meals on our deck, courtyard or outside patios, with palm trees, roses, gardenias, colorful vines and succulent and herb container gardens. ... more less
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