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Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area

35 Via Pico Plz, San Clemente, CA 92672-3998
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 18 hotels in San Clemente
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Newly renovated Holiday Inn Express San Clemente is nestled in the fabulous beach side community of Southern Orange County midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Known as the Spanish Village by the Sea, San Clemente boasts having the most pleasant climate in California. With easy access from I-5, short drive from Orange County Airport. Our location makes us ideal for visiting great local attractions such as, Legoland, Sea World, Disneyland, and Del Mar Race Track. You can relax at local beaches, attend surfing competitions, or walk on the San Clemente Pier, shop at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets. For business travelers we are close to Camp Pendleton, SONGS Power Plant, Bechtel, and Quest Diagnostics. Work or relax, our room amenities will assist you in making a day to remember and our bedding will make sure you enjoy a great night sleep. To start the morning right, stop by for the Express Start hot breakfast, served complimentary in our breakfast area and log in to our free WiFi to catch up on world news. A fitness room is available for those wanting some exercise and staying fit. Finish your day by taking a swim in our sparkling heated pool. Our professional staff is courteous, friendly, attentive and committed to making your stay fun, and memorable with first-class quality accommodations and legendary service to exceed your expectations. Stay Smart at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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franktraveller wrote a review Apr 2
Los Angeles, CA15 contributions7 helpful votes
It’s clean and recently remodeled but that’s the best I can say. I had the choice of 4 classes of room to reserve and I chose an executive king which was the best and most expensive available. When I checked in I asked for a quiet private room not facing the freeway and on the top floor. He said there was nothing available higher than the 2nd floor and gave me my keys. Neither one worked so I went back and had them rekeyed. Second floor room has a great view of guess what—the freeway! The noise from it is all you hear. You feel very very far removed from the beach or anything fun or cute to walk to. You are up a big hill that bottoms out in a drab mini mall. It seems none or few of the rooms have decent views. That’s probably why despite all the balconies there is no balcony furniture. They probably realize it’s not that appealing to sit out there and look at the freeway and hear freeway noise. It is clean, I’ll give it that. But it’s a horrible choice for a romantic getaway or a staycation. I can only recommend it if you’re going to a hospital or something nearby, or are passing through and need a clean place to stay one night. I’m really sorry I chose this place and won’t be back
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area
Responded 2 days ago
Hello franktraveller, Thank you for choosing our brand and going out of your way to leave us your insights. We find ways for our guests to have an efficient and frictionless stay experience. It is saddening to know that we missed the mark this time. I am sorry that you encountered problems with your room key, and the room assigned faced the freeway. I am sorry that it made your stay not that comfortable. Not to worry, I have looped our team to make sure that each area of concern is addressed accordingly. Despite the inconvenience, we hope that you can give us another opportunity to host your stay again. Best, Ronald R. Case Manager IHGService
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Board in the World wrote a review Aug 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada11 contributions11 helpful votes
We've stayed at this hotel twice in the span of maybe 30 days. The first stay was actually really good. Great location for what we were doing in San Clemente, clean, good breakfast options in the time of Covid, and an overall pleasant experience. The second stay, not so much. The second stay we were there for two nights. The first night our daughter mentioned seeing ants in the bathroom which I then confirmed myself. The following morning it was mentioned to the front desk and we were told they would spray to take care of it while we were out for the day. After returning late after a long day of skateboarding and beach time we noticed nothing was really done. In fact the ants in the bathroom seemed to be worse. At this point the kids needed to sleep and we weren't about to change rooms with them barely awake. We checked out the following morning and I reached out to the manager via email the next day. I have never received a response back from him. I recently reached out directly to IHG Hotels directly and once again I have received no response back. We would consider staying at the hotel again since we did like the rooms and location, but if they can't respond to this issue it really makes us not want to come back. It might not seem like much of an issue to most, but it's pretty gross when your kid comes out of the bathroom and has to tell you how many ants she just smashed.
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Date of stay: August 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area
Responded Sep 5, 2020
Hi BoardintheWorld, Thank you for taking your time to write a review because this is one of the ways that let us know where we need to improve. While we're glad to hear you liked our location and enjoyed your first stay, I am sorry your recent stay with us didn't match your expectations due to the issue with the ants in the bathroom. This certainly isn't what we want for any of our guests. Your comments will not go unnoticed as I have shared them with our management teams to be addressed internally. Again, thanks for staying with us. We value your input, and welcome the opportunity to provide you with a better experience. Sincerely, Connie D Case Manager IHGService
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Jane P wrote a review Aug 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii97 contributions47 helpful votes
We’ve been traveling for 3 weeks and this was our best night sleep. Open free parking. Luggage trolleys to assist us with all our luggage. Checkin was a breeze. Room was sanitized and ready for us. We used a third party booking and as always given a room at the very end of al hall but that didn’t matter because we found the room to have actual queen size beds. Many (and I mean 5 hotels offered 2 double beds or a king). This was also the first hotel to offer a breakfast, limited but appreciated. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
1 Helpful vote
Jenthefoodgirl wrote a review Feb 2020
Menifee, California22 contributions18 helpful votes
Scrappin' Escapes really enjoys having their event at the Holiday Inn Express in San Clemente. We had 46 ladies that came to craft, stay, relax, shop and eat at all the great restaurants in town . I'd like to thank Ernie for taking care of our group during the renovation to ensure our guest were satisfied. The new room's are beautiful with comfortable beds. We loved having a Keurig machine in our room.Thank you to James for your kindness and help with requests we had. Its always a pleasure to see Guzy who is always so welcoming. Thank you to Brenna in sales who was able to take care of our group for a few years. The breakfast is good and gives you good choices.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
1 Helpful vote
ostan14 wrote a review Nov 2019
Province of Leinster, Ireland341 contributions458 helpful votes
This HI express is undergoing renovation, so for the moment it is a little tired. Our room was large and very clean, but it could certainly do with freshening up. It didn’t help that there was a herd of elephants staying in the room directly above us, gosh how much noise can someone make - a lot! The tv also had some issues, it would intermittently mute itself. All in all a good stay, great value, and I would imagine this will be an exceptional property when the make over had been completed.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
$106 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area?
Nearby attractions include Outlets at San Clemente (0.6 miles), Rainbow Sandals (0.3 miles), and San Clemente Downtown District (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vine Restaurant & Bar, Nick's San Clemente, and South of Nick's Mexican Kitchen + Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of San Clemente.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.