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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We enjoyed a 3-day stay here last month. This is a quaint older Hotel with personality. No pool but all the basics and nice folks working there, all of whom seem to really care about taking care of the property. Yes, it needs a little updating but the bath is spotless (tile, floors, sinks, etc.) & the bed & bath... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Stayed 4 nights, the king size bed was hard as a rock, the pillows were flat as pancakes. You had one fluffy towel the other was so thin you could see through. The continental breakfast was breads, coffee sometime fruit it didn't start until 8:30am nothing available until then. I believe our room was never vacuumed during my visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Stayed here over the 4th of July weekend. The room was clean and had the nice surprise of both a whirlpool bathtub and a door that lead out to a little patio area. Absolutely perfect for a summer night. Our room was on the 3rd floor and overlooked the courtyard, which was quiet and relaxing. Good parking and location.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • 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 South El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672 (Formerly Motel San Clemente)
Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Price Range: $90 - $174 (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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The Little Inn By The Beach Hotel San Clemente
Little Hotel San Clemente
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