After living in San Clemente for many years, I returned for a visit. I was already familiar with the location of this Holiday Inn. I requested a 3rd floor with balcony and ocean view. I arrived quite late and was pleasantly surprised to find exactly what I had requested as well as a room that was clean and fresh ... remodeled just recently! The staff was more than helpful and courteous from beginning to end. Although you are a little bit of a walk to the beach .. the price of the room is very reasonable for ocean view and balcony. And you are walking distance to many great restaurants and San Clemente's downtown!!!! There was also a refrigerator and even a microwave in the room!! I could not have asked for a better stay!! And did I mention ... the weather was absolutely gorgeous .. usually the case in San Clemente!!!! I will definitely stay here on my next visit!!!