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“Great Customer Service - Kathy H.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn San Clemente

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Holiday Inn San Clemente
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Hesperia, California
2 reviews
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“Great Customer Service - Kathy H.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

Loved my stay here is was one of the best experiences I have had at a hotel in along time. The Manager and staff were so accomodating and worked their tails off to make sure we got an early check in and late check out. They bent over backwards to make sure we were all happy the manager even ran upstairs when we forgot something in our room to get it for us as we were all dressed up to go to my son's wedding. We had a great Sunday Brunch and the gentleman that puts that on was also so accomodating, I can't say enough about this Holiday Inn I will suggest it to friends and family and we will be back. Thanks for all that you did to make our stay a pleasurable one.

Room Tip: Ocean View.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kathy H
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Stephan M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Clemente, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Thank you for this review, come visit again really soon, we are all looking forward to it.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dacono, Colorado
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

Hi all. Just stayed at the Holiday Innin San Clemente (the one near Presidio). The location was nice. A couple blocks from Del Mar street, a few blocks from our favorite restaraunt Sonny's, and a 15 minute walk to beach & pier. Grand daughters had a nice time in pool & spa. Front desk clerk and manager treated us great. We had two rooms for 4 adults and 2 children. Manger upgraded one of our rooms for us so we could all watch fireworks. Rooms are VERY clean. Really enjoyed our stay and recommend to others coming to stay in San Clemente.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stephan M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Clemente, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Thank you for this review, come visit again really soon, we are all looking forward to it.
I like to talk with Guest at check in, and I am ready to upgrade reservations when possible.
Our goal is to create great memories.
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Bakersfield, California, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend with a large bridal party. We rented several rooms and had SUCH a great time!! The main manager is such a sweet man. He treated are entire party extremely well. The other staff had great customer service as well! Also, the bartender in the bar/restaurant is a great guy too!! The hotel is close to the beach and you can see the ocean from the balcony rooms. It was one of the best hotel experiences I have had and that is saying something because we travel a lot! I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting San Clemente! Oh, and on Sundays there is a great champagne breakfast with live music!! :)

Room Tip: We stayed on the 3rd floor and had an ocean view room. I would pay the extra money for the ocean vi...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 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 Christen83
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Stephan M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Clemente, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Thank you for this review, come visit again really soon, we are all looking forward to it.
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DeLand, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012 via mobile

What a great location. This hotel puts you within walking distance of the best San Clemente spots. The front desk was friendly and helpful and remembered our names throughout our stay. The ocean view is spectacular, overlooking San Clemente. Beds are very comfortable and furniture is newer. Balcony was a treat. Restaurant was ok but just walk down the street to Antoine's for the best breakfast. Covered parking was nice seeing as it was getting warm. Will definitely stay here the next time I'm in town.

Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Stephan M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Clemente, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Thank you for this review, come visit again really soon, we are all looking forward to it.
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45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

The view here is incredible. I was stunned looking at the sunrise and sunset. The staff was friendly and the room was clean and comfortable.

Room Tip: Get an oceanside view.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robert G
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Stephan M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Clemente, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Thank you for this review, come visit again really soon, we are all looking forward to it.
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Austin, Texas
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

I had an excellent recent two-night stay at this particular Holiday Inn in San Clemente. Not only were the rooms spotless, but the staff from the front desk to the hotel restaurant were tops. Particularly, Edgar at the front desk was friendly and helpful in greeting me and checking me in. The next morning I was greeted by Paul?? (who is French) at the front desk and also very friendly and helpful. My room was large, had a nice work desk, a sitting area, and flat panel TV. The bathroom was spotless and bright with plenty of white linens. The room also had a small refrigerator. The room I was given on the third floor allowed me to see the ocean in the distance. Although the beach is within walking distance from the hotel, it is close to 3/4 of a mile walk. The only downside was that during the night I could hear an occasional truck on Interstate 5 passing by since the highway is only about a block from the hotel, but the sound was faint. I would not hestiate staying here again.

Room Tip: Although the ocean view rooms on the third floor are nice, the ocean is still a good distance from t...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ptadin
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Stephan M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Clemente, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Thank you for this review, come visit again really soon, we are all looking forward to it.
By the way, Paul's name is actually Stephan :-)
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Winterport
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

We walked into the Holiday Inn in San Clemente late in the afternoon on a Monday without a reservation. We were greeted by the front desk clerk as well as Todd, the hotel manager. They acted sincerely pleased to have us stay there and make our stay a great experience. Despite only having a few rooms that were not already booked, they set us up with a great room at a great price and made us feel very welcomed. Throughout our stay we were treated to a helpful and enthusiastic staff who clearly understand the importance of great customer service and what it takes to run a successful business. Todd and his staff obviously enjoy their jobs and their customers. We will definitely stay at the Holiday Inn whenever we visit San Clemente in the future!

Room Tip: Even though the hotel is not right on the beach, the ocean view rooms still have a beautiful view wi...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mvb0228
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Property: Holiday Inn San Clemente
Address: 111 South Avenue de la Estrella, San Clemente, CA 92673
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in San Clemente
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn San Clemente 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful 72 room full service hotel in historic San Clemente. Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean or take a stroll through downtown past the shops and restaurants to San Clemente Pier or San Clemente Beach. ... more   less 
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