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“Courteous staff, rooms newly decorated and a view!” 5 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 #3 of 17 hotels in San Clemente
San Francisco, California
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“Courteous staff, rooms newly decorated and a view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

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!!!

Room Tip: One side looks at the freeway ... the other side faces toward the ocean!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Orange, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Very friendly staff, check in took only 5 minutes. the room was absolutely beautiful with a nice patio overlooking downtown San Clemente and the ocean. the Jacuzzi tub was definitely a plus, and the best part was that it was located in the corner of the room which allowed you to see the view from the tub. The room was very spacious and clean. The hotel was in a great location, right off the freeway and walking distance to the beach and the pier. An amazing experience overall, definitely recommend for anyone trying to get away for a few days.

Room Tip: Any of the corner rooms with the Jacuzzi tub.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Prenton, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Having worked as a Tour Manager for a holiday company, where I stay is important to me and San Clemente Holiday Inn has in no way disappointed me. Our room had a wonderful ocean view, jacuzzi and very comfortable bed. Nothing was too much trouble for the front of house Reception and everyone else employed here deserves a huge pat on the back .

This Holiday Inn is in a totally excellent position, has easy access to all local amenities, shops, transport, restaurants etc and above all the beautiful blue ocean. Can't wait to visit again.

Room Tip: Third floor, with ocean view is the place to be!!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Brigantine, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Truly enjoyed the experience in a downtown, centrally located hotel. Enjoyed the experience of the pier and the Fisherman's Restaurant. Our breakfast was excellent at the hotel. We cannot say enough about your employees. Our stay was quiet and enjoyable. The only problem we had or could complain about was the darn rain.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My wife and I were visiting the San Diego, CA area. We had booked and had printed tickets to Disneyland prior to leaving our house in Winchester, VA. We were three quarters of the way to Disneyland when we had discovered that we had left the entrance tickets at our home in Virginia. We stopped at the Holiday Inn at 111 S. Ave de la Estrella and spoke to Mr. Todd Forester, General Manager, and asked him if he could go onto the internet and reprint our tickets. Well, he took the time to help us, even though we were not stayibg there. He spent over a half hour of his time, and saved our vacation. The next time my wife and I visit California, we will make sure to stay at the Holiday Inn there.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We hold all of our Yoga for Surfers events at the Holiday Inn San Clemente, and love the attentive, friendly service we get from Todd and his staff. This is a family-owned hotel right in downtown San Clemente, just minutes from shops, cafes, restaurants and the pier/beach. We could hold our events anywhere in town but we always choose this Holiday Inn because we are welcomed like family. Our guests love the clean, fresh modern rooms; they are large, quiet and a perfect place to rest and recharge for all of the fun activities. We have had some of our attendees stay at other locations in town that they booked on their own, but once they saw the location, the amenities and experienced the overall vibe, they wished they had chosen the Holiday Inn. To let you know how much we like it, hubby and I even chose to stay here on our anniversary last year (even though we live only 20 minutes away) because we knew we'd be pampered, and we were right! If you're looking for a great location, very reasonable prices, and a place where the staff bothers to know your name and make sure you feel at home -- all in clean, typical SoCal spanish architecture and style, then look no further! You'll want to come back again and again.

Room Tip: We booked the suite with the jacuzzi! Perfect for an anniversary.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Seattle, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Best thing is location, near freeway but easy walk to town, nice beach views (but not on beach). Get an ocean view.

Hotel is a bit rundown. Hot tub broke, tub would not plug, microwave missing turntable, squeaky doors, and first night alarm went off at midnight! Room heater VERY loud. Nice staff tried to apologize but they need better maintenance and upgrades. Good breakfast but it's not included. Pool not heated.

Fine if you want to be near town but not the most comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn San Clemente, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear GalInSeattle,

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. I'm very sorry you were not satisfied with the condition of the hotel. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas. We welcome any opportunity to improve.

If there is anything we can do to make your next stay more comfortable, please do not hesitate to ask the Manager on Duty.

Sincerely,

Ferdinand G
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IHGCare
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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*
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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