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“A diamond in the rough.” 4 of 5 stars
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The Patriots Boutique Motel
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
Phoenix, Arizona
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91 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“A diamond in the rough.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

We just returned from a one night stay at the Patriots. We booked last minute and were able to get a room at a reasonable rate. The owner was very friendly and helpful. The location is excellent and you can walk to most anything. Wifi is free and very good, the beds were super comfy and you can park right in front of your room. There is a refrigerator, microwave and flat screen TV. If you want to go to the beach you will need a vehicle. Our room was pretty basic, no iron or hairdryer and a suitcase stand would have been nice. I know several rooms have been remodeled and I don't think ours was one of them. Overall, this property has great potential and I hope it continues to improve.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Jed T, Owner at The Patriots Boutique Motel, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review on TripAdvisor! It was nice to have you visit us and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We are constantly making improvements, so hopefully on your next visit we will have the luggage rack for you :) As far as the hair dryer and iron, we do have those available at the front desk for guest use.

Look forward to your next visit!

Jed
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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

My friend and I had a great time staying at the Patriots. It was like staying at a friend's house--the staff was super courteous when we arrived, we had absolutely no problems, and the room was perfect!
When we got there, the staff was waiting for us--seriously like we were family! I think one of them even said "Good, you're here!" (or at least that's my recollection!)
Parking was a breeze--we were able to park right next to our room, so the car was in full view all the time.
What's more is it was within EASY walking distance of everything--restaurants, shops, and bars (my friend & I were on a dive bar mission--totally accomplished). AND the price was way better than anyone else.
Bottom line: If you're looking for a unique (not chain hotel), affordable, and charming place to stay that's right next to the middle of everything (close enough but far enough not to be noisy) and has great beds, this is for you. That they treat you like their close friends is the icing on the cake!

Room Tip: The corner room was awesome--one of the beds was in a little "nook," so for friends on a g...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Sherman Oaks, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

What a wonderful weekend getaway spot! The view is absolutely beautiful, overlooking the sparkling ocean. Upon arrival my fiancé and I were greeted with a warm welcoming staff that promptly showed us our room. Our room was the perfect size, with a large bathroom! The shower temperature and pressure was amazing (not like those corporate hotels where the water is like a dripping faucet)
The location is great for walking to all of the cute shops and restaurants. After a day full of the beach and shopping we headed back to the room looking forward to a relaxing night. The owners of the Patriots' Motel were nice enough to invite us to BBQ with them, we grilled dinner and then later on made smores all night. After a wonderful evening with the owners we quickly fell asleep once we laid on our cloud-like king size bed. We highly recommend staying here and we will be returning to the wonderful gem in San Clemente!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

My family and I drove up from San Diego to visit the beaches and pier in San Clamente for the day, we needed a room to stay for one night. We did a ton of searches online but opted to find something when we got there, after driving forever and checking on the various hotels/motels on the beach which costs a startling 200+ for ONE night. We decided to stay in town, we found the Patriots motel and checked out the room with two beds, almost two rooms, (the second bed is in an alcove) for $100 for the night (we had four people). The price is a little high but considering where we were and what others were charging it was reasonable. The beds are new, no bed bugs (first thing we checked on before we even looked at the rest of the room), carpets are soft and clean (you can actually walk barefooted and not get grossed out). Bathroom was clean, new towels etc. The place has a 1940's charm with modern amenities. Flat screen tv, netflix, refridge etc. Although it didn't have a clock.
All in all for a one night stay when you're really not in your room it's a great place, I would stay here again.
There were only a few things we didn't like, the coffee (which who cares about that since there is a ton of places to eat and get something to drink right on the same street.) and the fact that it's so close to the road. Plus the ghost that kept waking me up because he didn't want me in his little alcove.

Room Tip: Great place to stay if you are hanging out on the beach all day and only need a place to clean up an...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank Shevonp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay. We enjoyed its location, the staff and our bed was very comfortable. The room we stayed in was perfect and a little courtyard attached with a BBQ area. We ate like kings two nights in a row!!! When we needed anything they brought it to our room immediately. We would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012
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1 Thank LuSicMuSic
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Jed T, Owner at The Patriots Boutique Motel, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit!

Thank you,

Jed Tarr
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Property: The Patriots Boutique Motel
Address: 711 So. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672 (Formerly Patriots' Motel)
Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Patriots Boutique Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Patriots Boutique Motel is located in downtown San Clemente, a short stroll to the beach and walking distance to the Del Mar restaurant and shopping corridor. With a new Ralphs grocery store one block away and the neighborhood favorite Bagel Shack next door, you can leave your car parked and walk everywhere you want to go! Each room features brand new pillow-top mattresses & linens, large flat screen TVs, free WiFi internet and morning coffee in the lobby area. San Clemente is located one hour south of LA and one hour north of San Diego, and is known as the Spanish Village by the Sea because of its Spanish Colonial Architecture. 20 minutes from Laguna Beach and 10 minutes from Dana Point, San Clemente is a centrally located gem of a town and a great place for vacation! ... more   less 
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