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“From a Local”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Beachcomber Inn

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Beachcomber Inn
Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2004

I've had many family members stay here and its the best access to the best beach in California. Beautiful sunsets and walking distance to "main" street and pier. Great restaurant on the pier - Fishermans Wharf and breakfast joint across the street. Lots of surfers and locals to watch. The hotel is an "old fashioned" motel, but the only place to listen to the waves all night. You pay $$ for convenience, but we are never disappointed. Don't expect anything plush and only one or two rooms have phones. Cell phone service is also spotty, so know that you will just have to be out of touch. When you come to San Clemente, this is the best place to just relax

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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2003

We had a studio room with a small kitchenette that was very nice but the greatest thing is the view. We had a small porch on the front of the room if you want to sit and watch the ocean or you could have a small fire in the yard. It was a short walk to the beach and to the pier. If you look at the pictures on their website only imagine it being 100 times better. I couldn't of had a better Valentines Day present for my wife Thank you Beachcomber

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Property: Beachcomber Inn
Address: 533 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA 92672-5483 (Formerly Beachcomber Motel)
Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in San Clemente
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Clemente
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Beachcomber Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beachcomber Inn is a quaint boutique style inn situated steps from the Pacific Ocean. The inn was constructed in 1947 and offers vintage at its finest. The Beachcomber is believed to be the oldest continuously running businesses in town, and it is one of the few examples of Spanish Colonial Revival style inns located on a coastal bluff. The blissfully secluded Beachcomber provides the perfect window through which to experience the California lifestyle. This inn, due to the properties' unique position, offers unparalleled views of the waters below. Enjoy surf, sand and sun along with the unobtrusive charm of this inn. Spend the day on the waves, shopping on Del Mar, enjoying free WiFi or dining at a local non-chain eatery. You'll be sure to fill your day with fun or relaxing moments. Just 30 minutes from John Wayne Airport and minutes from the Amtrak train stop, the inn offers oceanfront lodging, complete with individual patios overlooking the beauty of the San Clemente Pier which creates the quintessentially relaxing hideaway. Rooms are also appointed with a fully equipped kitchen, king bed and sofa bed. The grounds allow for a peaceful night by the fire enjoying unobstructed views as the sunset casts a burnt-orange tint over the glistening surf. ... more   less 
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Beachcomber Hotel San Clemente

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