The Hotel was nothing fancy, but still nicer than some have led on. Check in was fast and simple. The office was 300 feet away at the Seahorse Inn (people act like it was 9 miles away), I have walked further to get to the desk when I stayed in Las Vegas but nobody complains about that.
The room was a little spendy ($335 a night) but we were only there for one night and we were only in the room to sleep and to relax late in the evening on the deck that had ridiculously good views (see the pictures).
The trains are somewhat bothersome but they stopped around 10:30PM and did not start up until 7:30ish AM I believe. So if you like to sleep in late you may have problems, of course the mattress in our one bedroom apartment (room 7 I believe) was not all that comfortable so I hit the beach before then anyhow. Bring your own pillow and you should sleep fine.
The room was moderately clean, the couch was in great condition and was very comfy for the 5 minutes I spent sitting on it, I didn't use the kitchen, we ate out for all our meals. The pizza place just below served good pizza and the little cafe served some of the best crepes I have ever had (the berry crepe was delish).
The bathroom was not perfect (I did have plenty toilet paper but I was missing a thing to hold my roll) and the bath was peeling. But I expect nothing less from an old hotel like this that is on the beach, I don't know if I will come back to this hotel only because of the price, there are a few other small hotels along the beach that are a little more reasonable that I would like to try in my next visit to San Clemente. All in all my wife and I had a great stay (and she can be a little picky at times).
- Also Known As:
- Villa Del Mar Hotel San Clemente
- Hotel Del Mar