Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 133
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CaliTraveller81 Great staff, old hotel
The staff at the hotel is great, any questions I had were quickly answered and overall they were all friendly from the front desk to the bar staff to the room service workers. However, the actual hotel itself is very old looking. The rooms look as if they have not been updated since the mid-1990s or 80s. The elevator is extremely slow to the point that i would have rathered take the stairs to the basement garage from the second floor but I couldnt figure out where they were. The elevator also seems to stop at all the floors no matter what, many times over my 4 day stay I would get on the elevator at the second floor to go to the basement garage, the elevator would go to the third floor and no one would be there, then it would go to the second floor and stop again (no one would be there) and usually it would go to the garage then although it did stop at the first floor as well once. There is a pool but again it looks like it is from the 80s, I didn't want to actually get in it, it looks very dingy and while the water may be clean the pool looks uninviting. For a fitness center expect 2 elliptical machines and a treadmill in a room that is about 10 ft by 10 ft (again I chose not to use it). The rooms are in a word ugly, the air conditioner has an old knob dial from who knows when (it also occasionally leaks from the ceiling, the bathroom sink is outside of the bathroom and the outlets are all hidden away behind furniture so you know it was not designed with the expectation of a person having "electronics" again mid-90s or 80s. Overall I was disappointed in how much I paid versus the condition/style of the hotel. I would note that I did not come across any cleanliness issues while there (rooms were old but clean).
August 28, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Stephanie0000 Poor quality and bad service.
Would recommend this hotel only if it is last resort. Low value for money, very moldy smell throughout hotel and room, and unfriendly service.
August 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by V-mann Sunny Days
Great location to everything San Clemente offers including close enough to walk down to the Pier and back or take the shuttle if you like
August 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by timmy555555 Ok, but rooms are old
The staff was friendly and the hotel has a great location, but the rooms seem old and in need of remodel. Similar priced hotels are not far away.
August 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bkledz 5-Star San Clemente Holiday Inn
Driving across the country from coast to coast, we stayed at quite a few different hotels. Holiday Inn, San Clemente is by far the best. Rooms are very spacious and clean. Staff is very helpful with restaurant recommendations or just answering questions!!!
August 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ralphie24 Woohoo! As good as it gets!
I've stayed at over 200 hotels across the country over the past two years and this location easily made the Top 5 list. The location of the hotel was perfect; just a few hundred feet from shopping, dining, and bars and only a 15-minute walk to the beach.
My room itself was absolutely breathtaking, featuring a wrap around balcony with a gorgeous view of the quaint city of San Clemente and the Pacific Ocean. The room was very clean and the King bed extremely comfortable. The in-room jacuzzi was easily my favorite part. The room also featured a wet bar, walk in shower, refrigerator, and microwave.
Both my girlfriend and I had forgot our toothbrushes, and the front desk was more than happy to give us a pair. Small touches like this truly make me feel like my stay is important.
Although we live only an hour up to coast, this trip was exactly what we needed for a quick getaway. I would highly recommend this room to anyone looking for a pleasant stay in the local area.
August 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Links Girl San Clemente Experience
The bed was very comfortable and the room was very clean. Nothing in the room appeared worn so we felt the hotel was overall well maintained. Despite the close proximity to the interstate highway, the room was quiet and sleeping was no problem. The front desk staff was quite helpful when we needed directions. We would definitely stay in this Holiday Inn again.
August 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kriken Great location in a beach town
The staff is accommodating and the hotel is pet friendly which is a big plus. Boutique shopping and a variety of dining (including vegetarian and vegan) are within walking distance.
August 1, 2015