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Upland, California
Reviewed 14 December 2015

The place is tiny but is well kept-up. Somewhat noisy from both street traffic and people chatting on the veranda outside the room. Numerous little amenities. Good size refrigerator; microwave with coffee setup. Light, free breakfast at the front desk. Interesting decoration. Internet a tad slow, but free. Parking a little limited; might have to park on the street. Pleasant...

3Thank William D
Cortez, Colorado
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

It's a tiny little motel within a stone's throw of the beach- nothing extravagant or sexy, but extremely well kept. The room had everything you would need for an extended stay and all was in good working order and clean. I'm keeping them in mind next time im around to save me some money compared to Dana Point or Laguna....

1Thank Eric K
Newnan, Georgia
Reviewed 15 September 2015

It was clean and a little dated but overall very good. It had very good air in our room and that is a necessity when I stay in a motel. The reference made to a snack basket in room is one that you must have money to take part in. Very nice staff!

1Thank Rosemarie M
Huntington Beach
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Spent one night here after hanging with friends on my birthday...for the price the room was clean and nice...friendly service as well..not a place if you have finicky accommodation tastes but great if you're okay with a non pricey lodging

Thank jane90254
St. George, Utah
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We enjoyed a 3-day stay here last month. This is a quaint older Hotel with personality. No pool but all the basics and nice folks working there, all of whom seem to really care about taking care of the property. Yes, it needs a little updating but the bath is spotless (tile, floors, sinks, etc.) & the bed & bath...

3Thank joeruss
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Stayed 4 nights, the king size bed was hard as a rock, the pillows were flat as pancakes. You had one fluffy towel the other was so thin you could see through. The continental breakfast was breads, coffee sometime fruit it didn't start until 8:30am nothing available until then. I believe our room was never vacuumed during my visit.

1Thank carol m
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Stayed here over the 4th of July weekend. The room was clean and had the nice surprise of both a whirlpool bathtub and a door that lead out to a little patio area. Absolutely perfect for a summer night. Our room was on the 3rd floor and overlooked the courtyard, which was quiet and relaxing. Good parking and location.

Thank Georgina R
Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Not much parking, but big clean rooms. Firm beds. Clean sheets. Fairly quiet. Carpets were dirty (take your shoes off & see). Only one trash can. Came with plenty of towels, soap, and shampoo. Walking distance to food, shopping, and beach. USMC base close by.

1Thank G A
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Tina, the manager, welcomed me by phone and graciously answered my questions. This is not a corporate, cookie cutter hotel but a charming little inn which harkens back to a gentler time in California when hotel rooms were unlocked with keys which turned in the lock rather than those programmed little cards. This is a family hotel with a view...

1Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Lovely atmosphere about the place, but was a quite dirty. Can tell it hadn't had a good clean in a while, just simple wipe downs. There was grime all around the taps etc. Pillows were bad also. Wifi didn't work.

Thank Veronica E

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • 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: $114 - $207 (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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The Little Inn By The Beach Hotel San Clemente
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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