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“Great Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn San Clemente
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   111 South Avenue de la Estrella, San Clemente, CA 92673   |  
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Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
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Lake Jackson, Texas
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“Great Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Hotel Staff were great, location was close to shopping and the beach.Downtown San Clemente is a great place for shopping and dinning. Breakfast at the hotel was great and our server(IRAJ) was the best! Thanks

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Stephan M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Clemente, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thank you for this review,
Our restaurant is open for breakfast from 7.00 am to 10.00 am and also for diner from 5.00 pm to 11.00 pm. Make sure you ask Iraj about our breakfast special $2.95 ( Bacon or sausages, 2 eggs, potatoes, toast and coffee ) cooked when you order it! And don't forget to stop by at night and let Troy prepare one of his amazing cocktails.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Staff was excellent, the rooms were perfect for us and the restuarant was splendid! I highly recomend this place to families and business people alike! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here and will definitely be back!

p.s. make sure you ask about the free rentals for beach stuff & the weekday breakfast special! Those are key!

-Greg

Room Tip: Ask for the oceanview rates. Its worth the extra money to have a balcony!
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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Santa Rosa, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Our visit got off on the wrong foot when we couldn't have a regular place to park in the a basement parking area because the owner stores 10+ cars there. Unable to access the internet the first night didnt help either. Reported the toilet in my room was running and they offered to fix it. Next night it was worse, noisy. We were told that our breakfast in the morning would cost $2.95 (should have been free when you spend $180 to $200 a night) so imagine my surprise when we were charged $27. Brought this up to the staff later and was told it was our mistake, as much as to say, "suck it up." there was loud music either in the building or nearby until 11:00 pm. I'll be staying elsewhere next time, and there will be a next time because of family in the area.

Room Tip: Had a better experience in the other Holiday Inn Express in San Clemente.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stephan M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Clemente, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Sorry were stay at our property was not as good as for most of our Guest, as we can see on tripadvisor.
As we are in a full service hotel, we don't allow ourselves to serve a preheated breakfast, however $2.95 for 2 strip of bacon or 2 sausage, 2 eggs, potatoes, toast and coffee is a pretty fair deal, especially knowing that Chef cook fresh food at your order only.
Some of our booking option include a $20 voucher valid for breakfast which you can use to try one of our so many option in the menu.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The hotel is OK but not extraordinary. We did not book a beach view room, but were nevertheless rather surprised to have our room window directly at the level of freeway 5. It was simply impossible to open a window. If you stay there, take a beach view room. The rest was OK, clean and friendly staff.

Room Tip: Beach front !!!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stephan M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Clemente, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thank you for your feedback, and thank you for mentioning that we offer this room type, which allow our Guest to save some money and still enjoy the location of our hotel right in downtown San Clemente.
Non ocean view room are equiped with sound proof double window, Flat screen TV, mini fridge, microwave, pillow top mattress and high speed Wi-fi.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Good location to visit Marine son living in San Clemente but average building and very overpriced. Can walk to shops and restaurants. Quick access to highway. Difficult parking minivan or suv. Small pool. Front desk friendly and offered water bottles. Also gave beach chairs and towels to us for the day!

Room Tip: Request ocean view but not suites
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stephan M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Clemente, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thank you for this review, I am glad your were able to enjoy our complementary beach chairs and towel when you went to the beach.
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20 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

No, this is not a beach front property or resort, but a really good quality traveler's hotel. Like other guests, I had a very positive experience. It's recently updated, clean, very quiet, in spite of its location next to highway 5, and the front desk staff was genuinely friendly and helpful.

The beds were super comfortable and I really like the extra pillows (your choice of soft or firm).

I also liked that it is located just one block from the downtown area where all the shops and restaurants are located.

Breakfast should be included for what they charge, but they do offer a $2.95 special during the week.

I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Don't worry if you get a room facing the freeway. The rooms have double windows and the noise i...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Stephan M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Clemente, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thank you for this review, as you said, our location downtown is nice, your can also enjoy our restaurant with a full bar and great happy hours from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

It is a hotel. Nice staff, clean facility, great parking, and a close walk to the beach. Even though our hotel room was on the interstate, it was silent. Very kind staff, and very close to all the sites of SoCal. Coffee in the morning in the lobby.. which is a nice pick me up, before walking out for breakfast. Easy.

Room Tip: Our AC dripped on the top floor into our bathroom... kept bathroom door closed, so we didn't hea...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stephan M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Clemente, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thank you for this review,
we are conviniently located half way beetween Los Angeles and San Diego.
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn San Clemente

Address: 111 South Avenue de la Estrella, San Clemente, CA 92673
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in San Clemente
#4 Romantic Hotel in San Clemente
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn San Clemente 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful 72 room full service hotel in historic San Clemente. Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean or take a stroll through downtown past the shops and restaurants to San Clemente Pier or San Clemente Beach. ... more   less 
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