stayed there twice on the same trip, first time in one of the renovated rooms (the grey/slate kind of coloured one with the bubble chairs) and was really pleasantly surprised as wasn't expecting much other than a motel bedroom near to Trestles.
the lady on reception was really nice and welcoming & the middle bbq area and astroturfed picnic tables really brings everyone who wants to mingle out together.
second stay there we were in one of the normal rooms, which felt almost a bit disappointing following the first stay, but was perfectly fine as a room & equally clean. This time we ended up partying with another group of surfers in the middle area most nights & walking down to Calafia (10 minute walk) or Trestles (30 minutes) to surf during the day. Lots of restaurants, cheap and not so cheap and some bars within easy walking distance too.
- 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
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