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All You Need to Know About the Pool
at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area

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... quiet. A new hotel - pretty to look at also - Spanish Style. Pool is warm and central. Although pets are allowed, they are...
... are not looking for frills then this place is fine. Clean, pool, free breakfast all pluses. Behind a strip mall, no view, a...
... happy including families with children. There is a small pool that was very popular. Plenty of parking out front and...

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Pros: Safe, clean, quiet. A new hotel - pretty to look at also - Spanish Style. Pool is warm and central. Although pets are allowed, they are only on lower floor (of three floors). Staff very cooperative in moving this person due to loud children in nearby room. Walking distance or short drive if steep access too much, to Pizza and Pho restaurants, and 2 discount stores for any necessary sundries. Beds excellent.
Cons: Bit difficult to find.... follow GPS exactly! Go to END of Via Pico Plaza and turn right. Trust me! Drive along edge of parking behind Pho Restuarant and UP the steep incline. There it is ! Doors are bit thin - therefore if near elevator or next to noisy neighbors, change rooms !
All in all - a good reasonable choice.
It is 30 miles to the Pageant of the Masters from this hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: ASK to change rooms if problem
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Response from ernie251, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area
Responded 26 Aug 2019
Thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your most recent visit. We will share your comments with the hotel staff. We do want to apologize that you had trouble located the hotel, it is a bit tricky, but glad you were able to locate us and had a pleasant stay.
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If you don’t want to spend a lot and you are not looking for frills then this place is fine. Clean, pool, free breakfast all pluses. Behind a strip mall, no view, a bit dated interior minuses. Nothing special, I didn’t feel like I was in Southern California more like Indiana (actually, the Holiday Inn Express in Gas City, Indiana is very nice).
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area
Responded 23 Aug 2019
Hi Latoundji, Thanks for choosing us among your many hotel options, and for letting us know about your experience. We aim to continue being your top hotel choice where you can have a simple, engaging place to rest and recharge, and I am glad that you found our hotel clean, the pool nice. It's also great that you were satisfied with our breakfast offerings. I am so sorry though to learn that your stay was just average due to the limited room view, along with some dated interiors. Positive guest experience is something our entire hotel staff takes great pride in. We just regret that we didn't exceed your expectations. Perhaps next time, we'd be able to provide you an experience that aligns with the many 5-star reviews that we receive regularly. Hope to see you soon! Best, Kenneth F Case Manager IHGService
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I don't know that I've ever stayed in a Holiday Inn Express before but I was pleased with the value I received. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The location was excellent--only a few minutes drive from the beach. Even though it is next to the freeway, I heard no freeway sounds--my room was quiet. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The other people at hotel seemed happy including families with children. There is a small pool that was very popular. Plenty of parking out front and parking is free. Breakfast--well, it was pretty awful with processed cheese omelets and terrible bread options. Just choose cereal and yogurt and you 'll be happy. Overall a good value for the price I paid ($89/night).
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: I had a bottom floor room that was dark--but, it was very quiet so I was happy with it.
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Response from ernie251, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area
Responded 4 Aug 2019
Dear Sara, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to the Holiday Inn Express San Clemente. Our summer months are very busy with families visiting the area and not to mention the San Clemente Beach that is only 1 mile from the hotel. We apologize for the breakfast and not having other options. We will take note of your comments and explore other options for our complimentary breakfast buffet. We hope you will visit us back soon!
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The hotel was clean. The staff were great. San Clemente is a great place to escape to for a relaxing fun time. This hotel was very nice to stay. The breakfast is a great added bonus. Good coffee and plenty of options for picky kids. The pool is small and needs an update. Great outdoor fire pit to relax and read.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from ernie251, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area
Responded 21 Jul 2019
Dear Cheryl- Thank you so much for posting your review on Tripadvisor. We do our best to make every guest feel at home. I am delighted to hear you did enjoyed our various complimentary amenities and glad you enjoyed our outdoor fire place. Regarding the outdoor heated pool, let us see what options we have to make our pool more inviting. We value your comments and strive to further improve the guest experience. Thank you once again for sharing your recent visit at the Holiday Inn Express San Clemente.
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Very clean all around.
Breakfast was more simpler than other Holiday Inn Expresses(at least in appearance). But still a decent breakfast considering it is free.

Beach is 5min drive.
Good WiFi.
Clean pool.
No hot tub or steam room.

Right off the highway, but sort of hidden behind a strip mall, located up a long driveway.

No higher end dining options in walking distance, maybe even in short driving distance. Several fast food options in walking distance. Dollar store in walking distance. I believe the hotel has no dining options other than breakfast.

Great option just to have a good clean bed. I used this place as a overnight sleeping option while driving thru CA. Always been happy with Holiday Inn Express locations.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from ernie251, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N - Beach Area
Responded 5 Nov 2018
Delighted to hear your enjoyed your recent visit to the Holiday Inn Express San Clemente. I will share your comments to the staff and thank you for posting your review of Tripadvisor.
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