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“My 3 stays here”
Review of San Clemente Inn

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San Clemente Inn
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Simi Valley, California
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“My 3 stays here”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel 3 times now, as it is close to Camp Pendleton, and perfect for when my Marine leaves on deployment. Not a luxurious hotel, but spacious, clean rooms, large balcony, very pleasant, helpful staff, and ideal for families. Nice surroundings, beautiful atmosphere around Christmas time, with decorations, and a feeling of home. I would stay here any time, but it was more out of convenience I chose this hotel in the first place, the second and third were by choice.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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san francisco
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

First, the Good... the woman who checked me in was extremely helpful. The Bizarre... the bed was in an alcove with no bedside table, and no reading light above. So after reading yourself to sleep you have to get up and cross the room to turn off the light! Anything that you would normally keep on the table like the phone or a glass of water, has to go on the floor. Aside from that it's your basic budget hotel but a nice kitchenette.
The Horror... there is a 10 am checkout time. At check in you must sign a contract agreeing to this and an exorbitant penalty if you overstay. Horror for somebody like me who comes to town to work a festival, 14 hour days with no break, cold supper in the room at 1 am. I desperately need to sleep in monday am before the drive home. Only the manager could authorize a later checkout. I had to leave my work and lose business to call the him. The manager with the power made me beg for more time, then grudgingly gave me one extra hour only. I said that in many years on the road I have never come across a 10 am check-out, and that I would never have booked had I known. He claimed that it was on the hotel description on-line. Actually when you click on the fine print terms it is buried under boiler plate. Something unusual should not be made hard to find... 10 am departure should be front and center. Gentle reader, now you know. I staggered out at 11 am sleep deprived and exhausted, and unsafe to even drive an hour to the next night's motel.

Room Tip: Best room... anyplace else if you really need to sleep
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Great experience. We had a nice stay at San Clement Inn during 4th July weekend.The staff is friendly and courtesy. Room is clean and really comfortable.
The resort is close to downtown but far enough to give us a relaxing time. It has a restaurant in with a very yummy food.

Stayed July 2014
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3 Thank Loraine Q
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San Clemente, California, United States
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44 reviews
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

Staff and property upkeep was very hit & miss. The restaurant was a miss. Service and food were both bad. The location is great but there are better places to stay just across the freeway. Living nearby, we often have overflow guests. We will not geta room for them here.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

We recently stayed here and had a great experience. The accommodations were clean, spacious and the amenities were good. Plenty to do around the hotel such as the comedy shows, rent movies, or use the rec center. Close to the beach. The pull-out beds from the walls were awesome and comfortable.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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4 Thank ginnaq
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Huntington Beach, California
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7 reviews
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

The room was too small for four people. The restaurant in the hotel was excellent for breakfast. The free movies great plus. The game room air hockey,pool,fosseball . I just wish the room was bigger. San Clemente is a fun city. I got groupons for local restaurants. The little kitchen was great for snacks and waffles one morning. I brought my waffle iron from home.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a "condotel" as, at least, some of the units are timeshares. Did not see the larger unit, but ours was 280 square feet. Mini kitchen and a bed... Which was a mediocre mattress on a wooden pedestal. All this for the bargain price of about $125 a night when tax and booking (Hotwire) fees were included. It does have a pool. It does have a tennis court and game room. And, it does have a 9 hole putt-putt course. All of these things, however, do not make it the 3-star Hotwire purports it to be. This is a 2-star place at best.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Additional Information about San Clemente Inn

Property: San Clemente Inn
Address: 2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, CA 92672-4426
Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — San Clemente Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 97
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