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Casa Tropicana
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
Reviewed October 20, 2011

We spent one evening at Casa Tropicana in the San Clemente room and really enjoyed our stay. The room was comfortable, and the refrigerator was stocked with snacks and drinks. We had to leave early the next day and were going to miss breakfast, so the staff placed the equivalent of a continental breakfast in our fridge the night before. The view from the terrace is lovely, and the location is great. As other reviewers have mentioned, the adjacent wine bar does have live music, but we didn't not find it distracting on the night we were there. We had a very relaxing evening and hope to return soon.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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casatrop, Owner at Casa Tropicana, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2011

Now we’re talking!
Thanks for the wonderful review. I am especially glad that you mentioned the new beach bar & grill on our first floor, Sunset’s! It kind of fun down there. Thanks also for pointing out while you were staying with us, you weren’t distracted by the music mentioned in the review below.
Sue and I are very glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward the having you return, again, and again. Thanks!
Rick Anderson
Owner

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Reviewed October 11, 2011

Not nearly as relaxing as they represent it to be. Nice beach, but noisy bar downstairs and noisy train. Overpriced for the inconveniences.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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casatrop, Owner at Casa Tropicana, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2011

Ah come on back…
Unfortunately every now and then we do receive a not so favorable review. This just shows we’re for real. From the three sentence review, it’s really hard to tell what the underlying problems were. Not being relaxing, overpriced, with a noisy bar and train doesn’t sound good to me either. However, I disagree about not being relaxing, or priced properly. Especially in light of all the special attention and additional amenities, champagne, wines, munchies, snacks, and fridge filled with free goodies and so on.
As mentioned in several reviews, we do have a train. I do admit it is sometimes hard to ignore…it is a train. But we live together very well. It’s not anything we try to hide are ignore, you really can’t. The vast majority of our guests think it’s kind of cool.
One thing that is new is our new restaurant located on the first floor. It’s called Sunset’s! Sue and I are very excited about this. They bring a lot to the guest’s experience. Nice beautiful fully re-decorated interior. Several large flat screen TV’s for the big games, a pool table, good food and a sushi bar too!
They do have acoustic entertainment on the weekends too. The music is contained to the first floor and all doors and windows are closed during the live entertainment. The restaurant is new, and the only thing I can think of that may have been an issue, was the enthusiasm of it just opening and perhaps a little extraordinary level of excitement that came with that.
So don’t be afraid, come and stay with us and take advantage of a brand new exciting opportunity that now is part of your overall getaway experience.
Rick Anderson
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

Location is perfect. Service was teriffic. Food was excellent. This is the perfect place to unwind in San Clementes relaxed atmosphere. The room was great. Thanks to the staff, we'll be back.

Room Tip: A room with an ocean view is a must.
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2011

We just returned from the Casa Tropicana to celebrate our 25th anniversary and loved every part of our stay. Sue was very approachable and had everything we could have asked for to make this a very romantic stay for my husband and I. The only thing that I hope will change for our next trip would be that the bar right under the hotel that has a live band, will be replaced with another occupant or change to a different crowd. There were a lot of screaming people that had way too much alcohol and were very noisy, where we had a hard time getting to sleep. Otherwise, everything else was GREAT! Thank you again Sue--Janie Wright

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

Although we live close to San Clemente, we have never been to this beach town. It is delightful. Casa Tropicana has an excellent location and the place is spotless. We had a front room (beach view) and enjoyed the terrace outside our room at every opportunity.

The staff was most friendly and very helpful. Even though Casa is a bit pricey, we would return. The trains going by did not bother us, in fact, we felt it added to the charm of the place. We would definitely recommend Casa Tropicana if you want to get a beach fix.

There is a wonderful walking trail along the beach where we exercised every morning.

Room Tip: The third level floor only has two rooms and thus you almost have the large terrace to yourself. Bo...
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

My husband and I have traveled all over the country, as well as out of the U.S.
We traveled from New Jersey to San Clemente late August and I have to say that our experience at the Casa Tropicana was the hi-lite of our trip! What a beautiful place! One of the nicest places we have ever stayed in! The room was gorgeous, the complimentary stocked fridge blew my mind, the morning buffet was so much more than we expected, the view from our deck outside our room was fabulous and the staff was not only friendly but over and beyond accommodating. I have never experienced this treatment from a hotel staff before. A really GREAT, GREAT place! Loved it!

Room Tip: ocean side view is a must!
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

My husband and I just returned from a perfect weekend at Casa Tropicana! It is a beautiful hotel- the location is perfect, the rooms are lovely, the staff is exceptionally nice and accomodating, and the view is heavenly. Also, all of the extra (and unexpected!) amenities are wonderful- this is what sets this hotel apart from all others. We will be back as soon as possible. Thank you for an unforgettable stay!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa Tropicana

Address: 610 Avenida Victoria At the Pier, San Clemente, CA 92672-5369
Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
Price Range: $268 - $434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Tropicana 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spanish-inspired architecture, ocean views, stylish comfortable decor and a relaxed atmosphere. We invite you to enjoy sunset from an ocean view deck Casa Tropicana Hotel in San Clemente is located steps from the beach and close to many local faves – Casa Romantica, San Juan Capistrano Mission and Disneyland. Offering complimentary amenities - beach bags and chairs, flat screen TVs, fireplaces, robes, wifi, and Jacuzzi tubs. Great off season prices. ... more   less 
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