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“Unit #4 beware”
Review of Villa Del Mar

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Villa Del Mar
Ranked #15 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
scottsdale
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unit #4 beware”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Mid level unit on the south side. Decor is classical "yard sale". Shower barely works(cold is hot and vise versa). Oval toilet seat on a round bowl. No extension cord so the TV was perched on a stand in the middle of the room. Night comes and the back hallway is lite up like a prison camp. Cannot use windows in back bedroom for ventalation without getting a full daylight effect. Seems there is a crepe restaraunt on the ground floor and the kitchen sit directed below the #4 living room. A column along the living room wall is the vent stack for a very noisy and vibrating oven/grill fan. The whole living room hummed and the vibration put your feet asleep. Staff kindly gave us a new room at 9Am but what if the rest was full. Not even a question like there was a surprise about the rooms problems. Since there were three available units on the level I question why they would give reservation quest the problem room? Moved to unit #2 for second night much better but still rummage sale furnishings. BTW construction on north side of building for at least 6 months m-f all day until 3PM. Staff was great but ownership does not care about doing anything but wringing profits from this location. You can only put lipstick on a pig for so long......

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

You can not beat the location and view! We love San Clemente and it's beach and vibe. We stayed in room 5 VDM this time (8 last time). Room was similar. I don't care that the motif is outdated and somewhat dirty...it's a beach trip. However, we stayed a week later in the season than last year and the price went up dramatically. And for almost $300/night, it was harder to swallow the less than impressive room. The train doesn't really bother me. But it did get "stuck" at 6am and was ringing for almost 30 min. Not fun. I really think this room with a window directly on the outside of the unit, made it louder. With all this said, I wouldn't even mind all this, IF the staff displayed good customer service. The younger woman checking me in, was unprofessional and rude. When I was upset that we did not have a parking spot for our second vehicle, she said rather annoyed "It's in your email!" Also, even though the house keeper was done cleaning our unit, they wouldn't let us in before 2 pm. It's those little acts of customer service, that make you want to go back and recommend to friends. I didn't get that impression this trip.
For now, I think this may be our last trip to this "resort" for a while :(

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We had another amazing weekend in San Clemente. Accommodations were the best. Scenic views from the huge picture windows and spacious balcony. Amenities made us feel at home with more than enough space for 4 adults. Office staff is super friendly and accommodating for a special occasion weekend. You really can't get a better spot than this for the price. Very affordable!! No doubt, we will be back... SOON!! Thank you, thank you Villa Del Mar.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Everything we wanted in a beach get-a-way!! Location is unbeatable, views
From living room and balcony were outstanding. Our family will be going back! :-)

  • Stayed June 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

Super friendly and helpful staff.
The apartment had everything you need plus a view to die for. Perfect balcony for laying in the sun or just looking out over the ocean. We loved it.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

I first booked at Travel Lodge, web site saying it had ocean view lol. So glad I switched to Villa Del Mar! We were right across from the pier and had a big balcony with a beautiful view of the ocean and Dana Point. Shops and restaurants right down stairs and across the street from the beach and walking trail. The Fisherman's Restaurant was very romantic at night and loved the outside seating with heaters. The room had everything we needed, it's older but who cares with the view and beach right there. I read a review about the train keeping him up, we slept like babies and enjoyed watching it go by during the day. What a great get away without a ton of people, can't wait to get back!

  • Stayed May 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2012

We were lucky enough to spent one lovely night here. The view in the evening was perfect. We made the short walk accross the road to the Fishermans restaurant which was also great. The suite was spacious, although felt a little insecure. This was due to having 3 external doors, all with dodgy locks that didn't seem up to the job! Despite this little detail, would definately visit again if I pass this way.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Villa Del Mar
Address: 612 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA 92672-5388
Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #15 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Villa Del Mar Hotel San Clemente
Hotel Del Mar

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