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“Lovely stay at the Mission ( Holiday Inn Express)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North

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Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Redding, California
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63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Lovely stay at the Mission ( Holiday Inn Express)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at the Holiday Inn Express at San Clemente North . The location is very convenient for San Clemente and worked well for the wedding we were attending in the area as it did for the rest of the wedding party. The hotel is cleverly designed to look like an old California mission; which is why I called it "the Mission". Right next to the I-5 freeway; yet I heard no noise from it whatsoever. The staff were not only helpful but really friendly and warm. The usual Holiday Inn Express breakfast was everything I would have expected. We (the hotel) ran out of hot water on the last day ; but they gave a partial discount to many of the clients and were so peasant about it that I didn't dock them in points for it. There was a nice pool there that I saw children playing in and having a great time.

All in all I would highly recommend this place if you are going to be in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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hienb, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Holiday Inn Express San Clemente. I too love the "Mission" style of the hotel. I do apologize for the Hot Water issue you encountered, we did find the problem on that Monday and have since fixed the issue. Please come visit us again the next time you are in South Orange County.
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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Great hotel! Very clean, peaceful enviroment and the staff is very friendly. My husband and I want to thank Cindy and Eddy for making our stay pleasant! Thank you for providing good service and care. I have stayed at other hotels but there is something about this staff that makes you feel at welcome and at home.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We recently occupied many rooms for all our guests. We had a very enjoyable stay. Thank you Sarah for helping so much with the room block and for letting us use the board room for our hair & makeup, and to all the friendly staff who collaborated to meet our needs!

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I stay in San Clemente every month for a week or so and have never been disappointed in the HIE North. The staff is what makes the Hotel even more enjoyable - along with the sun and sea. The rooms are clean and the hotel is very well kept. I can't thank Guzy, Stephan, Cindy and the rest of the staff enough for making my stay feel like home.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Recently we had the opportunity to hold a training event at The Holiday Inn Express in San Clemente. My manager and I worked with Sarah Edwards to work out a room plan that would work for our group for a three day training event. Sarah was very patient with us as we had changes and questions daily that she always responded to promptly. We loved the meeting rooms because the doors opened up to the outside so the meeting was not so claustrophobic. The associates were able to go outside on breaks and lunch and it really allowed for a very open and invigorating environment. The hotel had a great audio and visual system that took care of all of our needs for our meeting. Guzy Johnson, the front desk supervisor, along with the rest of the staff was very helpful and came to our aid whenever help was needed.

We also booked a block of hotel rooms for the associates to stay in. Guzy and the staff ensured that all of the team was taken care of and efficiently checked them in and out of their rooms. The rooms were clean and comfortable and everyone was happy with their stay.
I would highly recommend The Holiday Inn Express in San Clemente to both travelers and those looking for a site to hold a meeting or seminar.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We would highly recommend this hotel, the staff was wonderful and made us feel like family. This hotel was kept clean and the staff we very professional. We had breakfast that was hot and very good. We thank Guzy, Cindy,Stephan, Rosie and many others for their service and care

Room Tip: The rooms on the west side face the Ocean and have nice views.
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Thank Judy B
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hienb, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the kind words.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We had a 3 day meeting at the Holiday Inn and they did a great job of responding to all of our needs. Cindy at the desk was very helpful with transportation needs and volunteered to call around to find us the best rates.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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hienb, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of the Holiday Inn Express San Clemente. We are working very hard to beomce the #1 Meeting spot in San Clemente and we are very excited to hear that our hard work is paying off. Thank you again for your comments.
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Property: Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North
Address: 35 Via Pico Plz, San Clemente, CA 92672-3998
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in San Clemente
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Clemente
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North 2.5*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated Holiday Inn Express San Clemente is nestled in the fabulous beach side community of Southern Orange County midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Known as the Spanish Village by the Sea, San Clemente boasts having the most pleasant climate in California. With easy access from I-5, short drive from Orange County Airport. Our location makes us ideal for visiting great local attractions such as, Legoland, Sea World, Disneyland, and Del Mar Race Track. You can relax at local beaches, attend surfing competitions, or walk on the San Clemente Pier, shop at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets. For business travelers we are close to Camp Pendleton, SONGS Power Plant, Bechtel, and Quest Diagnostics. Work or relax, our room amenities will assist you in making a day to remember and our bedding will make sure you enjoy a great night sleep. To start the morning right, stop by for the Express Start hot breakfast, served complimentary in our breakfast area and log in to our free WiFi to catch up on world news. A fitness room is available for those wanting some exercise and staying fit. Finish your day by taking a swim in our sparkling heated pool. Our professional staff is courteous, friendly, attentive and committed to making your stay fun, and memorable with first-class quality accommodations and legendary service to exceed your expectations. Stay Smart at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente! ... more   less 
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