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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.