Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 27
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GuestLP Excellent location
This hotel is in an excellent location. Walking distance from San Clemente downtown. We stayed here for our wedding weekend. After the wedding we returned to the hotel, changed and walked downtown to continue partying with some of our guests that also stayed there during the weekend. They were very kind to arrange a discounted room rate for our wedding party. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. On the other hand the property is a bit old and could use some updating, but the location, ocean view rooms, and friendliness of the staff more than makes up for it.
August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by trip27 Very Clean
The staff was friendly. The rooms were clean and linens crisp and fresh looking. The Lobby had a wonderful fresh clean scent. No little signs that others had used the room before us.
August 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Garvinvh Our experience
Origianally stayed here using a coupon voucher from LS and were so impressed with the hotel in general and convenient location that We booked a return trip. We arrived on Sunday which was during the Fiestas celebration and had a wonderful time. The room was comfortable and clean. Staff were very accomodating.
August 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KennyandKathy2013 Great Place and Staff-
Stayed for a wedding in San Clemente. Hotel very clean and staff was superb!
Would definitely stay again.
August 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Okitex Luv this hotel!
Excellent location. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Very close to the pier and night life! Rooms were clean and the area was extremely safe, (walked everywhere with no issues).
August 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Abuelitanumerouno Great Vacation
Our room had the most beautiful view of the Ocean. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony drinking coffee. The hotel is located walking distance to many shops and restaurants.
July 28, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Holmsey50 Great location but left exhausted
Love the location which is in downtown San Clemente and the staff are very friendly and helpful. BUT, after staying two nights, I left exhausted. Throughout both nights, I could hear people on each side of my room (talking and TV), doors slamming in the hallway and it sounded like a herd of elephants were in the room above me. Evidently, the hotel construction has no soundproofing at all. I visit San Clemente several times a year but doubt if I will stay at this Holiday Inn again.
July 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by allthumbs Close to beach and town center
Friendly service. Clean rooms. Easy walking access to downtown shops and beach. Had a good stay. Highly recommend to others.
July 13, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by feedback713 noisy room and parking lot full
I have been a priority club gold member for quite a few years and have specifically requested for a quiet room to be noted online as well as per phone call request in advance. However, we were assigned a noisy room facing in front freeway and could hardly sleep due to loud noise of freeway. In addition, we could not find a parking space in parking lot, had to park my car on public street.
July 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Deedles Clean and comfortable
We enjoyed our stay. It was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious as well. The staff was very kind.
July 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Traveler1234ABCD Excellent location and staff!
This hotel is in a great location if you are visiting San Clemente. The staff and manager are friendly and helpful. The view of the ocean is beautiful and it is just steps away from great restaurants. Highly recommend.
June 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pambj Great location to quaint downtown of San Clemente,
We have stayed here twice in the last 6 months to attend family weddings. This location is close to quaint shopping area, and wonderful restaurants. Very walkable downtown.
Our plane arrived arrived 2 hours earlier than check in and were able to check in right away. The reception gentleman from Yakima, Wa. was very kind and cheerful, making us feel at home in Southern California.
I would recommend to request ocean side room if possible as the back side view is of the freeway. The only problem we found was a noisy room air conditioner. We would stay here again any time.
May 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by atleastfourcharacters Nice large room with comfy bed
This was a very pleasant place to stay with a large room where I was easily able to get a good nights sleep. I had worried about the proximity of I-5 but it turned out to be a non-problem.
Parking in the garage is pretty tight and I was glad to have rented a small car. The hotel is walking distance from a number of restaurants and easy to get to from the freeway.
Staff were quite pleasant and friendly.
May 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Senorita Great Service
Everyone we came in contact with at this location were very friendly and was very focused on making our stay a good experience We were disappointed they did not have the breakfast bar as do most Holiday Inns. Their restaurant did provide a good breakfast.
May 18, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Merton Skip this hotel!!
We needed to stay in San Clemente within walking distance of town and wanted a king bed. That is the ONLY reason we chose this poorly run excuse for a hotel. It was raining when we arrived and the lobby greeted us with filthy towels on the floors where guests had wiped their feet. Is this the best they could do?
The hotel is located immediately next to the 8-lane Interstate 5 freeway which is why we chose an ocean-view room rather than an intimate freeway view with incredible noise 24 hours every day. It didn't help much as the roar of the freeway was dreadful. OK, we deserved that since we knew where it was located. To drown out the drone of the cars we turned on the A/C but it would not stay on nor would just the fan. Hopeless!!
The bed was of poor quality but the pillows were a joke, tiny minis that you couldn't keep your head on. We called the front desk and were told that's all they had!! So we stuffed the pillow cases with towels to try and sleep through the roar, unsuccessfully. Finally, in the middle of the night we simply gave up, got in our car and drove home to San Diego. Upon checking out the clerk wisely didn't inquire about our stay. They're well trained to avoid such a perilous discussion.
NEVER STAY HERE!!!!!
December 12, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lclarknj1 2nd time here, but on wrong side of the property
I stayed at this hotel for business in July and wrote a highly favorable review. Stayed again recently for only one night and my experience was less satisfying. I stayed on the side of the building closest to highway 5, and it was loud.Room was also right over the courtyard, and that was loud as well. In addition, that is the smoking area, and the smell drifted in. So, while I stand by my original opinion (positive) of the property, I have to re-emphasize that you need to stay on the OTHER side of the building facing town. Staff is friendly and professional. I did not use the restaurant or room service.
December 12, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TallGlass17 Staff is Great!!
The staff at this Holiday Inn is great! Shane and Troy especially.
November 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by G4469 Excellent in everyway
Todd and his staff have done a great job with this Hotel. I have stayed here off and on for six years and what a transformation! I wouldnt stay anywhere else!! I recommend the Hotel to everyone who asks. Definately a home away from home. Right downtown SC makes it even better all the shops and resturants. Access to the freeway is right out your door ...
October 29, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by tundragirl Average bed, less than expected for a 'resort'
Great value, but not the most restful sleep. bed was hard, and noisy from above.. I was on second floor. restaurant good, but service slow. floor in halls was uneven. All easy to put up with since the room was cheap.
October 24, 2012