We overall enjoyed are stay at the Residence Inn San Juan Capistrano. It is well located with very each access to Dana Point area restaurants, Doheny Harbor and the Mission at San Juan Capistrano. The Metrolink/Coaster rail link is TOO CLOSE. Train horns around the clock. We first heard them while checking in and asked the front desk person about them. The female front desk clerk explained how the trains stopped after 10:00 p.m. so not a worry. An out and out misrepresentation. Our (and others) first morning breakfast buffet experience was marred with no milk availability for cereal or oatmeal. Upon speaking with Anthony he indicated their vendor did not deliver and that they knew about it the night before. I asked him why, with several groceries nearby, no one solved the problem. Upon the suggestion from me, someone promptly headed to a store.
Management suggestions from a longtime senior H.R. Executive: EMPLOYEE TRAINING and EMPOWERMENT. Train your staff to always be honest with the guest, don't misrepresent and empower your staff to solve problems when a senior manager is not available. Don't let the corporate b.s. worrying about a $2.50 reimbursement ruin a guest experience.
We will stay again at this property. Kudos to Chris for being honest and forthright with us about the train issue when approached the second night of our stay. He is an outstanding employee.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Residence Inn San Juan Capistrano Hotel near Dana Point, we combine all of the comforts of home along with modern amenities and a passion for service that makes every guest feel welcome. This San Juan Capistrano hotel offers 130 spacious suites with separate areas for sleeping, relaxing and cooking - full kitchens with granite countertops and convenient kitchen appliances. In addition, take advantage of complimentary grocery delivery, a free daily hot breakfast buffet, and free Wi-Fi throughout. Join us at The Residence Inn Mix™, a fun and relaxing way to unwind, socialize and connect. Three nights a week our hotel features a different opportunity to socialize in our lobby or outdoor space. Located off I-5, our hotel in San Juan Capistrano provides easy access to Dana Point, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Camino Real Playhouse and The Coach House. With two meeting rooms and 1,535 square feet of event space, our hotel in San Juan Capistrano offers full meeting and event services with A/V technology. ... more less
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