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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a room that we booked weeks previous for $110. We arrived and the motel was empty besides the two of us. We got there around 1pm and their check in is 3. No problem. Can we leave our bags? No. That day we saw that there was a cheaper rate online for $80. After they put us in the...

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Joyce P, Manager at Inn at Calafia Beach, responded to this review

As mentioned on all travel websites, our check-in time is 3:00pm. We offered you an early check-in for you & your luggage at an additional charge but it was declined. The $80 rate you saw was for future dates for a minimum 7 day stay.

Maryland
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I've stayed here a few times with my boyfriend. The owners are very nice and accommodating - the man helped us figure out how to set up a gaming system on a TV in the room. The rooms were clean and pretty spacious (we stayed in a cheaper room). The only advice I have is to ask for a room...

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Menifee, California
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This small retro motor court is soooo cute. It has a beachy feel. The rooms are decorated differently, very eclectic. The rooms are small but comfortable. Location was great for us. We went to The OC Tavern, just a couple of buildings down. Parked once, were able to walk there and back. Joyce, the owner, was wonderful. She put up...

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stopped in for one night on our way from San Diego to Ventura, and ended up staying two. Really clean and comfortable, absolutely lovely management, and great value. Lots of delicious restaurants, cafes and pubs within walking distance, and easy drive to Trestles and Laguna Beach.

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Boulder
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night in #9, a NY themed room and loved it! Great bed, large tv, good AC. I love drive up to your room motels and The Inn is great! No road noise, friendly owners. We'll stay again and recommend it to friends! From the road it's appealing and well worth the low/mid price.

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Las Vegas
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Inn at Calafia Beach is a great value for the area. It has no frills however is clean, neat and convenient. It is on the main street, Camino Real, so you have to drive to get to almost anything however it does have free off-street parking. I would recommend it for the budget conscious traveler.

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Dana Point, California
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This motel is run very well, privately owned by a very nice couple. I drove by liked the look so I went into the office asked to see a room before booking. Room was adorable and perfect for me, I got the "flower room" #13. Rooms have A/C, nice refrigerators, flat screen TV, tile floors. I am a female traveling...

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San Diego, CA
Reviewed 6 June 2016

San Clemente is an expensive city especially during the warm vacation months. Traffic, tourists, and oh so many cars. Did I mention expensive? That said, the Inn at Calafia Beach is more than a bargain. An older inn, the owners have upgraded much of it and appear to still be improving the facility. My room (16) was small but clean....

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Florence, Oregon
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Less than five minutes from the San Clemente State Beach, sits the Inn at Calafia Beach. Very hip, clean, affordable and a friendly staff. Everything water is theme, with each room decorated from wild and crazy to subdued. Close to downtown (everything is walkable!) and all the great restaurants and bars. Worth every dollar spent!

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 23 February 2016

I was only in San Clemente for the weekend and this hotel was perfect for me. It's a motel without the "motel feel". Loved the hardwood floors and the design of the room. It was simple and basic - nothing extra fancy or over the top. Price was just right. I was very comfortable there. Quick Uber or taxi to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
San Clemente surf motel- less than a mile away from the beach but not crowded as other beach towns. Friendly and Helpful management. Every room has a fridge and AC/Heating units and is a little different . Outdoor shower, a kitchen sink and a microwave in central Gazebo area. Steps away from OC Tavern and other restaurants and entertainments. 16 room carpet free, beach motel with free parking, great hospitality, digital TV and outdoor seating. Cool, fun, retro motor lodge- clean and efficient. No, it's not the Ritz so please don't review us based on Ritz standards. We do the best we can with what we've got and most people really enjoy the property. We back up to the golf course and are a mile from San Clemente State Beach. Boogie board offered upon request. Close to Camp Pendleton, Trestles. About 30 min from LEGO land. Pet friendly rooms available upon request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn at Calafia Beach

Address: 2341 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3256
Region: United States > California > Orange County > San Clemente
Price Range: €73 - €98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Inn at Calafia Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“They're all great!”
 of 5 bubbles TopChef7, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Do not accept room one. Little furnishing. Right on the road.”
 of 5 bubbles CWS55, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“I'm sure there are much better places to stay in San Clemente”
 of 5 bubbles 915lauries, 18 May 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay in room 14!”
  • floor fan just doesn't keep the room cool...need to open the door, but with a toddler...dangerou
  • small, mildew, slippery floors, only two towels
  • moldy handles, slippery tiles, no shower curtain so we had to wipe the floors after each shower.
  • trash overflowed all day cause it wasn't taken out!
 of 5 bubbles Ninasanna, 15 May 2013 | Read review
“I was in room 2.. No complaints.”
 of 5 bubbles Knarf63, 11 Dec 2012 | Read review
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