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Review of Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North

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Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Beloit, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place to stay for a good value!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2010

This hotel was completely renovated in 2009 and the accomidations are a great value. All staff was very attentive to our needs and it was very clean. Away from the businesses and hustle of town, but on the edge and convenient to Highway 5 for easy access to everywhere. Free breakfast and a microwave and frig. in the room really helped with our budget. Would reccommend to anyone looking for an economical nice place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kim B
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2010

We visit California once a year on vacation. We have stayed at different hotels, but our stay at Holiday Inn Express was by far the best care that we have ever experienced. The management at the Holiday Inn Express paid special and detailed attention to courtesy, friendlyness and cleaniness. The staff was very friendly and were very helpful when asked about sites to visit. We were always greeted with a smile and a friendly greeting. I highly recommend the Holiday Inn Express as a choice of stay.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Abigail8385
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Bedford, PA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2010

Wow, just read a negative review of this hotel and couldn't believe it. This was hands down the best hotel I've ever stayed in. It had all the best qualities one looks for when one decides on a place to stay.
We came from Maryland to visit my son who was relocated to San Clemente. This hotel was perfect in so many ways. The staff couldn't have been more helpful or nice. There's a feel of quaintness or peace and quiet there. No noise, just tranquility. We passed very few people in the hallways. The complimentary breakfast was GREAT. It wasn't the usual boxed cereal and muffins. It was eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits. We ate breakfast every morning. Loved, loved the location. A lot of space for parking. It didn't feel like a huge commercial hotel feels. I like that it was around a shopping center and up a hill. Seriously, I can't recommend this GEM of a hotel enough. Oh, forgot to mention, the rooms were immaculate. Clean, modern and very nice. We called the front desk 2 times, once for an extra blanket because my hubby liked it cold in the room and they arrived with a blanket within 5 mins. The other time was to ask for some more wooden hangers, they also appeared in a very short time. I love this hotel, seriously. Best hotel experience I've had and we've traveled extensively.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SMV40
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gold coast
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2010

Lobby smells like a petstore. 90% of staff were unhelpful and rude. Very noisy next to freeway. Breakfast was awful. Noisy aircon/hard to set constant temperature. Very expensive for such a crap place. They requested $400 to use meeting room for 3 hours - how disgraceful!!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank IE02
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Wolverhampton
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2010

During the course of a recent family road trip around California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada I had occasion to stay at the Holiday Inn Express in San Clemente. We arrived early at San Clemente after two nights at a dodgy Quality Inn in Hollywood and what a difference.
We were greeted by a young lady called Guzy who allowed us to check-in early, upgraded our room free of charge and then spent time making us aware of the local attractions including options on where to have lunch and where we might find the best shopping.
Nothing was too much trouble for this young lady and her manners were impeccable. My family and I all felt as if she had taken a special interest in us though later I saw her assisting another couple in just the same friendly and efficient way.
The rooms were large, well equipped (Free wi-fi and multi-channel TV) and exceptionally well cleaned. The hotel is a little tricky to find, at the back of a shopping centre but it is well located for I-5 and the attractions of San Clemente. All in all a great hotel experience at a very reasonable price and if you are in the San Clemente area I can thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 032611a
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amandp, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North, responded to this review, 17 August 2010
Thank you for staying with us and taking time to share your thoughts with fellow travelers. We do appreciate your comments and business. Warm regards!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2010

First time in San Clemente with family, enjoyed this hotel for a week, clean, great beds, good breakfast ,something for everyone, friendly staff, short drive to the beach, close to freeway.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kajeffy
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amandp, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North, responded to this review, 17 August 2010
Thank you for staying with us and taking time to share your thoughts with fellow travelers. We do appreciate your comments and business. Warm regards!
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Kansas City, Kansas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2010

The hotel is located right off of a main highway, making it easy to get to. However, you do have to drive down a confusing side road, but don't be deterred! This hotel is definitely worth it.
The staff was very friendly and accommodating, even calling us to let us know when our room was ready. The room was very clean, updated and quiet. We didn't leave with the "hotel room" smell in our suitcase.
The grounds and decorations are very beautiful and chic. Breakfast was delicious! Very close drive to the beach. We had a wonderful experience and would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank amberruby
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amandp, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North, responded to this review, 17 August 2010
Thank you for staying with us and taking time to share your thoughts with fellow travelers. We do appreciate your comments and business. Warm regards!
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North

Property: Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North
Address: 35 Via Pico Plz, San Clemente, CA 92672-3998
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in San Clemente
#3 Family Hotel in San Clemente
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Clemente
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North 2.5*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated Holiday Inn Express San Clemente is nestled in the fabulous beach side community of Southern Orange County midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Known as the Spanish Village by the Sea, San Clemente boasts having the most pleasant climate in California. With easy access from I-5, short drive from Orange County Airport. Our location makes us ideal for visiting great local attractions such as, Legoland, Sea World, Disneyland, and Del Mar Race Track. You can relax at local beaches, attend surfing competitions, or walk on the San Clemente Pier, shop at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets. For business travelers we are close to Camp Pendleton, SONGS Power Plant, Bechtel, and Quest Diagnostics. Work or relax, our room amenities will assist you in making a day to remember and our bedding will make sure you enjoy a great night sleep. To start the morning right, stop by for the Express Start hot breakfast, served complimentary in our breakfast area and log in to our free WiFi to catch up on world news. A fitness room is available for those wanting some exercise and staying fit. Finish your day by taking a swim in our sparkling heated pool. Our professional staff is courteous, friendly, attentive and committed to making your stay fun, and memorable with first-class quality accommodations and legendary service to exceed your expectations. Stay Smart at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente! ... more   less 
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