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Topeka, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Close to freeway, a bit noisy, but didn't seem to bother our sleep much. We knew for the price it wasn't going to be the Ritz, however, it appeared as though it wasn't really cleaned very well... Like a good deep clean, just more wiped downed. Wi-fi never worked well, toilet seat was wobbly, coffee pot malfunctioned and went everywhere,... More 

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Thank Lori M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting in Southern California and needed a place to meet some friends that live a ways north of where we had been and decided on the Little Inn by the Beach. It's an older motel that has been remodeled and updated. Just off the freeway made it convenient since we know nothing about the area. Several dining choices... More 

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Thank LaJuania D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

I was staying here for 3 nights. Close to beach, good size room, close to all nearby places. No breakfast due to county issues. Cheap stay for ocean vacation. Beautiful beaches near by (Dana Point, Salt Creek park and Laguna Beach), nice Pier.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

I came in after a long day of golf, exuasted and needing some rest. Then while me and my wife were sleeping well, the motel attendant called my room at 10:30 pm to tell me I had to reposition my cars parking because my tire was on the line. Is that incredibly stupid or what. Never again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at nearly every hotel in san clemente over the past year and this would be our second favorite. Clean, nice owners who care. Nice rooms. Location is on east side of freeway though and you can't walk to beach or downtown. We would stay again though.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We booked one night here to be close to Dana Point, as we were taking the boat to Catalina the next day. There was a problem with the room we booked (a leak of some kind), so they needed to put us in a room with only one king, instead of 2 queen beds. The staff was very apologetic, helpful... More 

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Upland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The place is tiny but is well kept-up. Somewhat noisy from both street traffic and people chatting on the veranda outside the room. Numerous little amenities. Good size refrigerator; microwave with coffee setup. Light, free breakfast at the front desk. Interesting decoration. Internet a tad slow, but free. Parking a little limited; might have to park on the street. Pleasant... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

It's a tiny little motel within a stone's throw of the beach- nothing extravagant or sexy, but extremely well kept. The room had everything you would need for an extended stay and all was in good working order and clean. I'm keeping them in mind next time im around to save me some money compared to Dana Point or Laguna.... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

It was clean and a little dated but overall very good. It had very good air in our room and that is a necessity when I stay in a motel. The reference made to a snack basket in room is one that you must have money to take part in. Very nice staff!

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Huntington Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Spent one night here after hanging with friends on my birthday...for the price the room was clean and nice...friendly service as well..not a place if you have finicky accommodation tastes but great if you're okay with a non pricey lodging

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quaint local family owned Inn with ocean view, yet near Hwy 5, restaurants, shops. We offer a king or 2 queen bed clean, comfortable and spacious rooms with the following amenities:Continental Breakfast Daily Patio and ocean/sunset view Microwave and mini fridgeCoffee maker, iron, iron board, and hair dryerDining and office table and chairsAlarm clock radio with adaptor for Ipod, music deviceTV, DVD player and DVD moviesParking – some coveredLocal restaurants, surf board and bike rental, shopping and night life walking distanceEasy on and off Hwy 5 access, just minutes to San Onofre, Camp Pendleton, Dana Point Harbor, State Park, Beaches ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Little Inn by the Beach

Address: 1819 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3245 (Formerly Motel San Clemente)
Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Price Range: $85 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Little Inn by the Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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Little Hotel San Clemente
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