The hotel is in a hidden location above a shopping center, and our view was of the freeway, but those things aside, our stay was just as good as any other stay at Holiday Inn, our favorite hotel.
The room was clean, the bathroom was stocked - I aways wish the towels were a bit fluffier, but overall, it was all good. The housekeepers, dining area attendant, front desk - everone was great, and they afforded us a late checkout so we were able to enjoy breakfast and take a nice swim before hitting the road. The price was excellent compared to the many other hotels in the area. Again the location was not ideal, however, a quick 5 minute drive and you are at the San Clemente pier and downtown area. Im picky about my pillows, and we forgot ours at home, so I had a little trouble sleeping on the soft pillows marked "firm" but thats just me. Next time we would probably stay at the HI south, but hey, if the price is right, you never know. [Less]