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Reviewed 23 March 2015

We stayed here 8 days and it was absolutely fine! It is right next to the 5 but we didn't hear it. They have a little breakfast - bananas, oranges, power bars, Capri Suns, coffee and hot water. The breakfast isn't ready till 8:30 but right across the street is Surf Donuts. It's about a mile and a half to...

Thank Maryc99719
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We rate this hotel experience as terrible. Room was not clean. Lack of towels, flat pillows, dirty floors and not vacuumed. Bathtub dirty and tub mat had holes. Bright lights outside shined into the room at night making it difficult to sleep. TV Cable was not working. Management is nice and friendly, but housekeeping is poor service. After complaining to...

Thank WrtravlCor
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 January 2015

I was at the end of my rope, ready to dive into the deep end when my husband said I could find a nice getaway. I used to live in Dana Point so i know the area is heaven. i just needed an escape and the price was right! We booked it, packed our bags and got the hell out...

5Thank BeTheBestMe
Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 3 January 2015

the stay was 12/24 to 12/28 so we could visit our Marine Grandson, wife and daughter-great granddaughter. The rate was very good, the room was large, very clean. third floor (301) corner was good. All non-smoking. The Inn is at least 25 years old, but has character, has been kept up nicely without taking away the design. The only issue...

3Thank Dlplatt
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed on the 2nd floor. Close to the freeway but the windows keep the sound out which was perfect. Staff members are great! Providing excellent service. Room was really cool. Has this beachy theme to it. The only thing I wish is it was walking distance to the beach. But san clemente is a hilly town so we had...

3Thank sarah c
Riverside, California, United States
Reviewed 21 August 2014

😄😄 we really loved our two night stay room was clean ... It was our first time in san Clemente & it was a nice experience its not far from the beach .... The pier was very close by .... If we come again we plan to stay here again 😀😃😄

Thank Martha D
Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Stayed in this place for 8 days and I have only 2 real negatives and they would be small ones at that. First the place isn’t real “by the beach”, it’s more “a decent jog to the beach” but to be honest it was dead cheap so I couldn’t care! Me and my brother stayed here for the first part...

Thank LilFlink
Riverside, California
Reviewed 24 July 2014

I came with family and we got two different rooms. Both with 2 beds, both the beds smelled clean and the linens were nice and crisp. In both rooms the bathrooms were also clean and with extra towels. One of the things i really loved about this hotel is that they have kinda like an outdoor patio where you can...

Thank Charlie P
San clemente
Reviewed 8 July 2014

My room was extremely dirty, not even clean. The shower didn't work and when I told the guy who gave me the keys he keeps repeating "you should have checked out the room yourself then told me." Like it's my job to do that. I ended up getting another room where there were Cobb webs everywhere and the door luck...

4Thank Billylikesfop
South Holland, Illinois
Reviewed 13 March 2014

We loved our stay at this charming little motel. It's older...but nicely decorated and clean. Comfortable King bed room on the third floor gave us a wonderful view of the ocean. Scanty complimentary breakfast but there is a donut shop with nice pastries across the street as well. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. We got a great price...

4Thank littledaisyrose

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quaint local family owned Inn with ocean view, yet near Hwy 5, restaurants, shops. We offer a king or 2 queen bed clean, comfortable and spacious rooms with the following amenities:Continental Breakfast Daily Patio and ocean/sunset view Microwave and mini fridgeCoffee maker, iron, iron board, and hair dryerDining and office table and chairsAlarm clock radio with adaptor for Ipod, music deviceTV, DVD player and DVD moviesParking – some coveredLocal restaurants, surf board and bike rental, shopping and night life walking distanceEasy on and off Hwy 5 access, just minutes to San Onofre, Camp Pendleton, Dana Point Harbor, State Park, Beaches ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Little Inn by the Beach

Address: 1819 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3245 (Formerly Motel San Clemente)
Region: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Price Range: RM374 - RM669 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Little Inn by the Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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Little Hotel San Clemente
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“Very little parking, so be prepared”
291lorid, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“request a third floor room overlooking the courtyard”
253georginar, 10 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Each room faces west so your sunset view is lovely.”
466kathrynl, 26 May 2015 | Read review
“Top floor may have a better ocean view.”
WrtravlCor, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
“It is not 'by the beach', but close!”
Dlplatt, 3 Jan 2015 | Read review
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