Stay San Clemente: Six Favorite Hotels
If you're planning to visit San Clemente and want a low-down on the area's nicer hotel offerings, take a look at these six venues.
San Clemente, California, known for its tall palm trees and gorgeous beach, is a tranquil town set apart from the rush of the big cities on that surround it. Because the beautiful little hamlet is not a large city, San Clemente's hospitality offerings may be more difficult to navigate; it's important to find a good fit for your stay, wherever you're going. These six hotels, each offering a comfortable respite for anyone looking to soak in the California sun, are among our favorites.
Casa Tropicana Inn at the Pier
The Casa Tropicana Inn at the Pier is close to the beach and boasts a quintessential California experience for guests. Select suites in the hotel are equipped with a hot tub and sauna, along with ocean-view balconies and complete privacy. Often a pick for newlyweds and couples, Casa Tropicana is a pet-friendly hotel with room options that range from large condos to king-size suites, each possessing its own beach-front flavor. Room service and a 24-hour coffee and refreshment center are both available for guests. Providing free WiFi, free parking, and free breakfast, Casa Tropicana extends a unique So-Cal experience with all the comfort and service a guest could desire.
Sea Horse Resort
Just down from Casa Tropicana on Avenida Victoria, Sea Horse Resort is a unique and cozy hotel that offers studio rooms and two-bedroom suites, with everything in-between. Complete with private ocean-view balconies, this pet-friendly hotel delivers the coveted beach-side atmosphere that many come to experience in San Clemente. With free WiFi, free breakfast, and free parking, this quaint hotel is a refreshing location for a West Coast trip. Known to supply guests with beach towels, umbrellas, and chairs for oceanfront relaxation, the Sea Horse is a hotel that's committed to its reputation as a special place for genuine California lodging.
San Clemente Cove
San Clemente Cove, a vacation condominium resort just one street over from Casa Tropicana and the Sea Horse, delivers private balconies as well as guests-only parking under the resort. Each condo comes with a queen-size bed and full kitchen. Though the Cove can only offer partial-views of the ocean due to its location, the resort offers the beauty of San Clemente in many other ways. The resort provides free WiFi, free parking, a sauna, laundry room, and hot tub for use by its guests. Equipped with plenty of family memory-making activities right at the resort, including beach walks, sand dollar painting, and pancake breakfasts, San Clemente Cove is a great choice for an extended family stay near the sand and saltwater.
Holiday Inn San Clemente
Just a short walk to the beach on Avenue De La Estrella sits Holiday Inn San Clemente, a hotel with an outdoor pool, restaurant, and bar. Not lacking in amenities and comfort, Holiday Inn offers free WiFi, free parking, laundry service, a hot tub, fitness center, and spa. While it may lack some of the charm possessed by the beach-side boutique hotels, this pet-friendly venue may bring a wave of relief to guests looking to have access to a gym and pool within the hotel premises.
Best Western Plus Casablanca Inn
Located on El Camino Real not far from the shore, Best Western Plus Casablanca Inn is complete with an outdoor pool, hot tub, and fitness center, as well as free WiFi and free breakfast. With amenities similar to those offered by Holiday Inn, San Clemente's Best Western supplies all the southern California atmosphere desirable to the many visitors it is known for hosting, the comfort and amenities guests can expect from the Best Western chain. The hotel's courtyard, located in the center of the hotel, is filled with lush green plants and a comfortable seating area for conversation or an afternoon of reading in the sunshine. Providing guests with free parking and a business center, the Best Western is a great option for your next San Clemente lodging.
Hampton Inn and Suites
Hampton Inn and Suites is located next door to the San Clemente Municipal Golf Club on El Camino Real and is in close proximity to the beach. Part of a large hotel chain, Hampton adheres to certain standards of quality that may otherwise be hit-and-miss with family-run operations. While small hotels are wonderfully unique and are often known for great service, some people find it comforting to go with the options they "know." Providing free WiFi, free breakfast, free parking, an outdoor pool. a business center and a gym, Hampton Inn is also just down the street from OC Tavern, a sports bar serving sandwiches, pizza, and burgers.
While some of these venues offer a unique beach experience, others provide the comfort and familiarity to serve as a home away from home. Whatever your preferred hospitality flavor, consider these options when you decide to make a trip to San Clemente.
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