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“Comfortable” 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 #4 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
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Snohomish, Washington
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Comfortable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This hotel has large, updated comfortable rooms. We stayed in a ocean side room and its not ocean front but can you see the ocean. The rate was great through groupon. Its clean the front staff is very friendly,parking was not an issue. Will stay here again for sure.

Room Tip: We requested the 3rd floor to have a better view. Room 333 the large size of the room was great.
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Troy M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Clemente, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
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Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am thrilled that you had a great time at our hotel and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Rating summary
  • 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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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My family and I travel here a few times a year for a beach getaway. Very nice location and walking distance to shops and places to eat. The accommodations are nice, but nothing fancy. Quick drive to the beach and downtown area for more shopping.

Room Tip: Try to avoid a room at the back of the hotel as it almost sits right on the 5 freeway and is very no...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Thank you to Todd, Shane and all the excellent staff at this location for another beautiful stay in San Clemente. Having first experienced the great location & care of the staff in January during a business trip, I was thrilled to be welcomed back for a visit with my Grandmother for a trip celebrating her 80th birthday. The rooms are spacious, very clean and quite comfortable. We loved being able to peek at the ocean on the horizon.

The sunset from our ocean-facing balcony was stunning!

Room Tip: Make sure to request to stay on the ocean-side of the hotel, the side facing the freeway can be nois...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

With a last minute booking during memorial weekend, Troy and staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The hotel, as well as the room, was very clean and well maintained. I loved the balcony with the great view and can't forget to mention that the bed was very comfortable. They have a great breakfast buffet that goes on until 10 am also. The hotel is conveniently located close to the beach, pier, restaurants, shops and bars. Such an enjoyable walk to the pier. I would definitely recommend this hotel and will be staying here again. Thank you for the great hospitality!!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Troy M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Clemente, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
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Thank you for the your comments about our hotel. I am thrilled that you had such a great experience at the Holiday Inn, San Clemente and we hope to see you again soon.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

San Clement is a great town to relax and enjoy beautiful weather by the beach. This Holiday Inn reflects all that and more! The location is great and the staff is even better. My significant other and I stayed in this great hotel for the weekend of Memorial day 2014, we had a blast! We walked down to the pier, we had a awesome dinner in one of the many restaurants near by and went out for some drinks in one of the many though unique bars around the area. I highly recommend this Holiday Inn to anyone staying in San Clemente!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Troy M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Clemente, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
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Thank you for taking the time to review the Holiday Inn, San Clemente. I always love to hear about our guests experiences when they take full advantage of our unique location in beautiful San Clemente. We hope to see you again in the near future.
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Diamond Bar, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I love coming here. It is in the perfect location, walking distance to all the bars and restaurants. The rooms are ok, I suggest upgrading to the 3rd floor. Jet tub and balcony with ocean view, can't beat that! The front desk crew are always inviting and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We recently stayed at this property for my nephew's wedding and coincidentally had a travel ball tournament nearby.

We had a "suite" but it is not your typical suite offerings you would expect from other hotels. You enter the room, bed to the left, two sofa chairs to the right, and in the back is the second bed. The bathroom is in the middle (similar to Jack and Jill setup). The interior is dated, the bathroom is cramped and there's an A/C condensation drain right above the shower head...site for sore eyes.

The worst is the one elevator on premise. It was painfully slow as we had luggage haul up. If you are looking to make a bee line out the door after you've checked in, it is better to take the stairs at either end.

Breakfast not included. They offered coffee in the AM. Had a Kuerig coffee maker at the counter. Restaurant on premise. We stayed at a Holiday Inn Express down the road, much better value.

Room Tip: We were on the floor 2. We could hear footsteps from above. For easy in-and-out and not have to wa...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn San Clemente, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Dear BBallDad88,

Thank you for staying and for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent stay. I regret to learn that our room layout and elevator were not up to your standards. I apologize for any inconvenience these may have caused you. We value all your feedback, whether negative or positive, for this will help us target specific concerns and make the appropriate upgrades towards improving our facility.

Once again, thank you for staying with us and I hope we have the chance to hosting you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Faith R
Case Manager
IHGCare
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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 Business Hotel in San Clemente
#4 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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