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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night in #9, a NY themed room and loved it! Great bed, large tv, good AC. I love drive up to your room motels and The Inn is great! No road noise, friendly owners. We'll stay again and recommend it to friends! From the road it's appealing and well worth the low/mid price.

Thank sallybjo
Las Vegas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The Inn at Calafia Beach is a great value for the area. It has no frills however is clean, neat and convenient. It is on the main street, Camino Real, so you have to drive to get to almost anything however it does have free off-street parking. I would recommend it for the budget conscious traveler.

Thank seawolf1963
Dana Point, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This motel is run very well, privately owned by a very nice couple. I drove by liked the look so I went into the office asked to see a room before booking. Room was adorable and perfect for me, I got the "flower room" #13. Rooms have A/C, nice refrigerators, flat screen TV, tile floors. I am a female traveling... More 

Thank passion to travel
San Diego, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

San Clemente is an expensive city especially during the warm vacation months. Traffic, tourists, and oh so many cars. Did I mention expensive? That said, the Inn at Calafia Beach is more than a bargain. An older inn, the owners have upgraded much of it and appear to still be improving the facility. My room (16) was small but clean.... More 

2 Thank 1SGTommy
Florence, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Less than five minutes from the San Clemente State Beach, sits the Inn at Calafia Beach. Very hip, clean, affordable and a friendly staff. Everything water is theme, with each room decorated from wild and crazy to subdued. Close to downtown (everything is walkable!) and all the great restaurants and bars. Worth every dollar spent!

2 Thank TopChef7
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

I was only in San Clemente for the weekend and this hotel was perfect for me. It's a motel without the "motel feel". Loved the hardwood floors and the design of the room. It was simple and basic - nothing extra fancy or over the top. Price was just right. I was very comfortable there. Quick Uber or taxi to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is adorable! Pleasantly surprised to see each room is decorated so neat all having its own theme.It has a very quaint and home like feel. If ever in the area, I will be coming back to the inn at calafia to stay:). The owners are so kind. Thanks for a wonderful stay and for the birthday cake:).

Thank brie6258
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Really cozy and nice motel, well located, reasonably priced. The room was very confortable in every way. All the rooms were really big,special, clean and very nice. The owners were very helpful in advise on what to do in the city. High recommended.

1 Thank Veronica U
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Very very reasonably priced, nice rooms, clean and well done! The owners were welcoming and sweet. We didn't realized until the morning that they had coffee in the central area. Oh well. For $70/night, a real deal!

1 Thank TheOFins
Ventura, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I really want to rate this motel higher based on the friendliness of the owners, however we made the reservation based on the pictures of the inside of the rooms and these pictures lie. This is an old beach motel that has been repainted inside and out. Pros New bed, sink, toilet (although ours was broken and glued). Very clean... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
San Clemente surf motel- less than a mile away from the beach but not crowded as other beach towns. Friendly and Helpful management. Every room has a fridge and AC/Heating units and is a little different . Outdoor shower, a kitchen sink and a microwave in central Gazebo area. Steps away from OC Tavern and other restaurants and entertainments. 16 room carpet free, beach motel with free parking, great hospitality, digital TV and outdoor seating. Cool, fun, retro motor lodge- clean and efficient. No, it's not the Ritz so please don't review us based on Ritz standards. We do the best we can with what we've got and most people really enjoy the property. We back up to the golf course and are a mile from San Clemente State Beach. Boogie board offered upon request. Close to Camp Pendleton, Trestles. About 30 min from LEGO land. Pet friendly rooms available upon request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn at Calafia Beach

Address: 2341 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3256
Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Price Range: $87 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Inn at Calafia Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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