My girlfriend highly recommended this property due to it's location, and it was in very close proximity to the beach and the pier. However, the property is located right at the railroad crossing and anyone who knows anything about trains knows that they blow their whistle when they're nearing the railroad crossing. And much to my dismay, there were a lot of trains! Usually the first train came through around 6:30 a.m., and they continued all day and into the evening until about 1 a.m. Amtrak, Metrolink, and freight trains all the time, which made a good nights sleep almost impossible.
And, as a previous reviewer mentioned, the wall unit air conditioner did not work. You need the air on in July because 1. The room faces the ocean/sun, and 2. The windows facing the ocean don't open. You are supplied with a large floor fan, but it was broken also. There are quite a few ceiling fans, and we had them running on high day and night.
Not only did the air not work, our stove/oven and refrigerator didn't work either. But to their credit, they quickly replaced these items as soon as we reported them. Also, to their credit, they loan you beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas at no charge.
The top floor units have the best balconies because they are completely open and the view is amazing. However, there is zero privacy
The bathroom was small w/one sink and no counter top space. The shower/tub is standard size, however the tub was severely chipped, the grout was rotting away, and the shower head only came up to my chin.
I wish I had good things to report. I can say that the office staff was very friendly and very helpful. The property just isn't worth the $329/night for a one bedroom.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Del Mar Hotel San Clemente
- Hotel Del Mar