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Travelodge San Clemente Beach
Ranked #13 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
Reviewed December 29, 2011

The San Clemente Travelodge is an older hotel on the city's main drag. It's basic with not too many frills. Space is at such a premium that the Coke and ice machines are outside the lobby in the parking garage.

Honestly, I might have given this rating an "average" instead of "poor" except for the fact that our room reeked of pot. We thought it was a previous guest after the scent went away, but the next morning, it came back in full force, leading us to think it was someone across the hall. Now, hotels can't always control its guests. But we were staying there over Christmas with our family, which made it worse. The staff, though, was nice and accommodating, even adding a lemony scent to our room (perhaps we were a little too subtle in explaining our situation).

Bottom line: If you're young and looking for a cheap place to crash by the beach, this would be good. For families, though, look somewhere else.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

This small hotel met all our needs as my husband and I traveled with our two young kids and my mother. The extended suite was a good size for us, and the breakfasts (included) had a huge selection, including waffles! The staff was friendly and accommodating, and the rooms (and rest of hotel) were very clean. We appreciated the under-hotel parking as well. The outdoor pool and spa were great, too. It was a lovely place to stay!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Jen1125
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

I stayed her for a weekend for a little R and R. The hotel is basic and simple with no frills. You're close the the beach and you can walk to a bar, liquor stores and restaurant (but there is not tons of options)

Be careful when booking because online it acts if the rooms all have balcony's facing the freeway/beach or the parking lot/golf course, but that is not the case. They have lower end rooms that have no such balcony and designed poorly. Besides the flat screen TV that was mounted in an odd place where you have to looks left from the bed to watch, there is nothing modern about the rooms. Parking is limited and tight. They have free continental breakfast but stop serving early, so pay attention.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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1  Thank Vinsured
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

We stayed at this Travelodge in Beautiful San Clemente California and it was the best time. The room was very spacious with a view of the Golf course, or you could get a room with an ocean view. excellent housekeeping and very very good rates. we checked every hotel in town and the rates here were the best. especially because it was such a clean and beautiful room. Next time I visit San Clemente I wont even bother looking anywhere else I am going straight to this Travelodge. Friendly good people.

Room Tip: Get a room with a golf course view B/C no freeway
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank ryans2000
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Reviewed January 8, 2011

I travel a lot to San Clemente CA as I have Conferences to attend at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station , I prefer to stay at Travel Lodge all the time .,
They have very good rooms and excellent House Keeping .

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 2, 2011

We stayed here for a night on our Southern Cali road trip. This motel provided great value and very friendly service. The room was clean, the building is relatively old and close to the highway. This is a motel, not a five star hotel. That said, it doesn't get much better in this price range.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 5, 2010

Alright, i honestly cant believe all of the positive comments on this hotels staff. I was treated horribly my entire stay. I was so miserable there that me and my boyfriend left early. They would yell and throw a fit if we had any visitors past 6pm. Not to mention they completely harrassed a couple of our guests. The staff treated our guests like tresspassers and would escort them out to their cars(our guests were nothing but polite). There was a loud get together of some sorts going on down the hall from us as my boyfriend and i were laying in bed with the music on (not too loudly) and they call to tell us we are being to loud. Ridiculous. I cant even put into words how miserable i was. Miserable enough for it to become a joke that this hotel was probably like jail between me and my boyfriend. Also, our room was the size of a shoe box and the breakfast looked like something set out for some pets. They are also very stingy with their internet, so their "FREE INTERNET" sign that you see as soon as you walk in the door should mention that it comes with griping and moaning. I can understand how pushing that button that prints out the internet code can be tiring. The best part of that stay was driving away.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank drhootie
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sctravelodge, Manager at Travelodge San Clemente Beach, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2010

Dear Readers,

We truly apologize for any inconvenience these customers may have undergone. We do our best to make each and every customer’s stay enjoyable and welcoming, and our staff treats everyone with the upmost kindness and respect. As many of our customers can attest, we provide a friendly environment and genuinely enjoy chatting with them throughout their stay. Moreover, we take it upon ourselves to ensure each of our registered guests receive the peace and amenities they are entitled to, including a parking space and easily available access to internet. As a result, we have a large number of returning guests who find our staff helpful and personable.

With all of this in mind, it should be dually noted that these guests violated our basic hotel policies in this particular situation. They attempted to sneak in extra guests through our back entrance and even occupied three (3) parking spots in our limited parking lots. We do not allow guests after 6pm and only offer 1 parking spot per registered guest in order to respect other customers’ right to a space. Additionally, neighboring guests made noise complaints about their room, and it is our responsibility to address such issues and ensure we maintain an appropriate noise level for all customers. In regards to accommodations, these customers specifically chose their room despite our staff warning them that it was the smallest we had available in the array of room options we had to offer. We have always been more than willing to print multiple copies of the internet password for our guests, and take pride in the fact we offer free internet access when most motels and hotels charge for this service. Finally, we do in fact offer a full breakfast every morning, but these guests checked out early (before breakfast was served at 7am).

Again, we are sorry for any hassle these customers experienced as well as for any resulting disturbance our other guests experienced that evening, but we take our motel policies seriously and want to ensure all our guests are treated fairly and given the privacy and access they deserve. We are very warm and hospitable motel conveniently located very close to the beach and downtown area, and we encourage you to come stay with us!

Thank you & Happy Holidays,

San Clemente Beach Travelodge

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Additional Information about Travelodge San Clemente Beach

Address: 2441 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3351
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
Price Range: $87 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Travelodge San Clemente Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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