I really loved this place. The price is a bit steep (~$300/night) but given the prices in Laguna Beach of mere Holiday Inns I thought it was a great deal.
The rooms are lovely. Really unique with special touches. Who doesn't love a complimentary bottle of white wine, one of red and a bottle of champagne? Also, a pre-packed beach bag with chairs, towels and games?! Perfect. Nice decor, some of the softest beds I've ever slept on and a beautiful hibiscus and shell necklace upon arrival.
The patios are shared but there was never anyone else on them when I was out there. The view of the ocean and the pier is gorgeous and I sat for hours reading my book and listening to the waves.
The check out time is 11am unfortunately and there is really no where to store your bags or shower after the beach if you are flying out later in the day. And there are definitely trains that go by at night. I like trains so I wasn't bothered, but if you are a light sleeper this may be an issue (they have earplugs in the nightstand).
Overall a really lovely property on a quiet beach in a sleepy California town. I'd go back just to stay there - but I wouldn't mind if the rates were lowered a tad ;)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Casa Tropicana Hotel San Clemente
- Casa Tropicana San Clemente