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The Patriots Boutique Motel
Ranked #13 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
Peoria, Arizona, United States
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“Great location!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Flew into John Wayne Airport and headed down to San Clemente for a weekend trip. We rented the suite which came with the private patio up front and really enjoyed it! We had a BBQ and a fire, listened to some music and had a few drinks - great space. The room was very clean and the property has a great location, with a grocery store a block away, the beach a 10 minute walk across the street, and the main strip where all the restaurants and shopping is was a 5 minute walk as well. We booked directly through their website so we got a free breakfast at the Bagel Shack, which is located next store and has great bagels and coffee. It was a great trip and we will be back for sure!

Room Tip: The suite is definitely worth the money!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

We stayed at the Patriots Motel in early June. We were spending some time with our family for a few days. The motel is very well situated and a 20 minute walk from the beach. I would describe the motel as basic but clean. The manager is a very helpful and cheery person who really does care about his customers.

The motel is going through some remodelling and during our stay there was a bit of work going on which at times felt like we were living on a construction site. This unfortunately made our stay a bit frustrating as we had a small baby who struggled to fall asleep with the noise. I say this not to portray the motel in a negative light, quite the opposite in fact. When we were checking out we mentioned these issues with the manager and he apologised for this inconvenience. He said that he would make some phones calls and try and get us some sort of refund.

We drove off thinking, we'll never here from that guy again, much to our surprise, he called us about 15 minutes after we left saying that he was able to offer us a partial refund which was more than we expected. I wouldn't let this put you off, the motel will probably be finished the remodelling so that shouldn't be an issue now.

I would recommend this hotel primarily due to the excellent customer service. I would say that it's pretty expensive for what you get but this may be a reflection of the the location, San Clemente is a beautiful place.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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St. John's, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

My husband and I stayed here one night last August on a stop on a road trip. We happened to try and find a room during a town festival so all places were booked solid. The location was good and we were grateful we were next door to some shops and very close to the beach. The staff were excellent and very friendly. However the room we had was showing its age and definitely lacking in ways. The bathroom was clean but definitely in poor condition. The air conditioning was a portable unit that was in the bathroom and couldn't reach to the bedroom. And I made the mistake of walking on the carpet barefoot which turned my feet black. I dont think any cleaning could save it. And being unfamiliar with the area, I cannot comment on the price but $120 for one night seemed excessive.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jed T, Owner at The Patriots Boutique Motel, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Hello - Thanks for the review. We are actually new owners who took over the place last July, so you must have stayed with us when we first took over. Since your stay, we have completely remodeled the rooms, replacing all carpet and vinyl flooring, bringing in brand new king pillow-top mattresses, flat screen TV's, microwaves and fridges. We have all new vanities and light fixtures and have added WiFi internet connection, which is free for our guests. As you know, we are in a great downtown location, where you can walk to the beach and all the shops and restaurants on Avenida Del Mar. Also new since your stay, is the new Ralphs grocery store, which just opened up down the street, walking distance... so for nights you don't feel like going out, you can make dinner in your room or snack and watch a movie. We are a great value stay!

Hopefully you can come visit us again and see what we've done with the place!

Jed
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Went on a one night get away and boy was I so happy I did! Jed has done an amazing job with this motel! the rooms are so incredibly cute and nicely redone! Location could not be better, friendly staff, I won't stay anywhere else! :)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

Staff are kind and friendly. Pet rooms very clean and well furnished. 'Beachy" feel all around. Fabulous freshly baked bagel shop right next door. Close to Del Mar street for a walk that takes you all the way down to the beach and on to the Pier for a bowl of amazing chowder at the Fishermans Warf Restaurant. Wonderful little beach motel.

Room Tip: We stayed in room three as we had our dog. Its a little off the main row of rooms so a bit quieter f...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Riverside, Ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

If you do your research and know you won't be staying at the Hyatt then this is a great find. Good rate, great location and very helpful staff. The rooms are plain but clean. We were in San Clemente to spend time outside, not sit in the room so it was perfect for us. Lots of bars and restaurants very close. Beach 10 min walk and you must come up hill to get back to hotel. It's and old school motel that makes for a good place to rest your head.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Took a one-night getaway up the coast to San Clemente April 20th. This place was great for that. It's clean and served it's purpose. Front desk girl was very sweet and had good recomendation for dinner within walking distance. (South of Nick's is a must!) The bed was not comfy, and pillows were flat. The "air conditioning" unit was just a fan, so it got a little stuffy, so if it was any hotter, would of been very uncomfortable.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Patriots Boutique Motel
Address: 711 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4251 (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 #13 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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