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“Great Hotel, Great Location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn San Clemente

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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
Mission Viejo, California
1 review
“Great Hotel, Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

My wife and I stay here every year during the surf competition in Sep. We always have agreat time and this year was no different. The hotel sits right across the street from Downtown San Clemente, they have excellent food in the restaurant and an attentive staff to go with it.

Room Tip: ocean view rooms have great views
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Elmer, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

To summarize, "EXCELLENT" From the Front Desk Check In and Out, the great On Site Management and Staff, to comfortable rooms and a location that affords walking access to all San Clemente has to offer, this Hotel will please.

Always my "To stay" location when in town

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mougins France
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Great weekend at the Holiday Inn. Last minute decision to escape inland heat wave and we were lucky to find a great room in San Clemente. The room was large and looked like it had recently been redecorated. We lucked out when the manager upgraded our room and gave us an ocean view room. The staff was very helpful and told us about what was available at the hotel and things to do close by. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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leeds
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97 reviews 97 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The waiter at breakfast was the best. he was friendly, helpful and knew what was going on! The manager also helpful and made us feel welcome.
We got there in the evening and front desk staff didn't give us much info about the facilities - or our breakfast voucher (our breakfast was included) so there was confusion in the morning, which could have been avoided.
The room was standard and comfortable (good mattress) we didn't hear the cars at all-despite being next to the freeway, seriously good hotel windows!
Overall a nice place to stay and handy for the downtown area, and only 15 mins walk to the pier.
Good place for a stop-gap.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Albany, NY
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Constant companion and I spent several days here recently and found it to be an excellent 2 star property. We had a king jacuzzi suite which was clean and comfortable as was the rest of the hotel. The amenities that we expect in 3 star and above properties; valet parking, large, comfortable, well appointed lobby and common areas, etc are lacking hence the 2 star rating. It is very conveniently located right off I-5 but that does put you off the beach, beyond a normal walking distance. On the plus side, it is very close to many excellent restaurants and shops. If your needs are easy on/off for traveling and central 'business' location in a simple, clean facility this should suffice. If however you prefer a more upscale hotel, close to the beach, at a similar price point, you might want to consider the Doubletree at Dana Point. Our friends stayed there and we spent much of our time visiting with them and enjoying that facility (see my review).

Room Tip: Get a room facing the ocean for both the view (limited) and quiet (the other side faces I-5).
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Lake Jackson, Texas
1 review
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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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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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:
#3 Family Hotel in San Clemente
#6 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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