I live within walking distance of this hotel and run past it all the time. I have never stayed there so I cannot comment on the rooms or the service, but the view is stunning. This is the closest to the water you can get and the grounds are green and gorgeous. They have the only patch of grass around. The hotel is so quaint looking from the outside and each room at this ranch style, single story building, has it's own little porch with chairs and sits on a bluff right over the sand. It is just steps away from the pier and the Fisherman's restaurant. This is the best place for amazing clam chowder and out of this world, hot fresh loaves of sourdough bread.
The only possible drawback is that you are above the Amtrack train track and the whistle blows from time to time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Beachcomber Inn is a quaint boutique style inn situated steps from the Pacific Ocean. The inn was constructed in 1947 and offers vintage at its finest. The Beachcomber is believed to be the oldest continuously running businesses in town, and it is one of the few examples of Spanish Colonial Revival style inns located on a coastal bluff. The blissfully secluded Beachcomber provides the perfect window through which to experience the California lifestyle. This inn, due to the properties' unique position, offers unparalleled views of the waters below. Enjoy surf, sand and sun along with the unobtrusive charm of this inn. Spend the day on the waves, shopping on Del Mar, enjoying free WiFi or dining at a local non-chain eatery. You'll be sure to fill your day with fun or relaxing moments. Just 30 minutes from John Wayne Airport and minutes from the Amtrak train stop, the inn offers oceanfront lodging, complete with individual patios overlooking the beauty of the San Clemente Pier which creates the quintessentially relaxing hideaway. Rooms are also appointed with a fully equipped kitchen, king bed and sofa bed. The grounds allow for a peaceful night by the fire enjoying unobstructed views as the sunset casts a burnt-orange tint over the glistening surf. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beachcomber Hotel San Clemente