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"Cute hotel. No frills, but clean. You get what you pay for...it's not the Ritz. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 18 Apr 2016

Hotel Description

Motel near San Clemente Pier in San Clemente

In San Clemente

You'll find San Clemente Pier and San Clemente Municipal Golf Course within 2 miles (3 km) of this motel. Lasuens Beach and Avenida del Mar are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Round-the-clock service

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Luggage storage and barbecue grills are also provided.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 18 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include DVD players, hair dryers, and free toiletries.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$75* Per night/room Jan 22 - Jan 23

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Little Inn by the Beach ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Little Inn by the Beach

Everyone (8) Couples (1) Family (2)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 17, 2019 by Little Inn by the Beach, San Clemente, CA.

Thank you for choosing the Little Inn by the Beach for your travel plans.

5 out of 5
Super cute and unique Inn. Room was clean, the beds were very comfortable and very quiet. The guy at the front desk was great and very responsive.

Posted by on Jul 28, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 28, 2019 by Little Inn by the Beach

Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback! We appreciate your business and hope to welcome you back again next time your in our area.

3 out of 5
Very noisy, right by freeway. No weatherstripping around door. Towel hook fell off door. Microwave didn’t work. Dirty shower curtain. Only two towels.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 22, 2019 by Little Inn by the Beach, San Clemente, CA.

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We'll work hard to correct the issues with our room. Thank you for your business and we hope to welcome you back for a much better experience.

3 out of 5
It was fine for what it was. The beds and sheets were very clean, the bathroom not so much. There were no towels in our room, so no one even tried the shower. The walls are paper thin so you can hear everything going on everywhere in that place. They also open up the windows to air out the rooms but they also let people smoke on the walkways so our room smelled terribly of cigarette smoke. Check in was a littler weird. I stood in the lobby and rang the bell a few times.. no one there. eventually wandered to the housekeeping area and knocked on the door to get some help. There are also maybe 20 parking spots if I'm being generous. Overall it was fine. It was clean and it had comfy beds. I would stay again probably.

Posted by , from Ontario ca on Jun 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 12, 2019 by Little Inn by the Beach, San Clemente, Ca.

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We glad that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and that you'll return. Thank you for recommending us and we look forward to hosting you again.

5 out of 5
Nice location enjoyed my room . The view was very nice

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 1, 2019 by Little Inn by the Beach, San Clemente, Ca.

Thank you for choosing the Little Inn by the Beach, San Clemente, Ca. We're thrilled you enjoyed our location and your room. We look forward to welcoming you back again!

4 out of 5
Booked a room online and when we arrived to check in the guy at the desk said he didnt receive an itinerary for us and that the hotel had no vacancy. I had to go back to my car which was parked next door at vet office because the lot was full and show him my itinerary i got emailed to my phone and magically a room opened up.... The room was clean and very cute although the heater did not work and it got pretty cold. Hotel is kinda old so you can hear everyone above you walking. Slippery floors outside room when raining but overall the hotel is great if you arent picky! Would def. Stay again

Posted by , from Dana point, us on Feb 4, 2019

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3 out of 5
EVEN THO IT WAS A LONG DRVIE, OVER 150 MILES, TO GO TO SAN CLEMENTE, I WAS EXCITED TO BE RETURNING AFTER 20 YEARS. WE BOOKED ONLINE FOR AN OCEAN VIEW ROOM AT THE HIGHER RATE FOR OCEAN VIEW & SPECIFICALLY BOOKED THIS HOTEL DUE TO PROXIMITY TO THE OCEAN AND BECAUSE IT HAD PORCHES TO SIT ON. THE OCEAN VIEW WAS OBSTRUCTED BY PALM TREES. WE HAD TO GO OUTSIDE TO VIEW THE OCEAN AND THE PROCH ROOF DID NOT COVER AREA WHERE MY WHEELCHAIR COULD FIT ANDI CAN'T BE IN THE SUN MUCH. IT WAS A VERY OVERCAST CLOUDY DAY BUT SUN WAS VERY HOT.........WE HAD TO MOVE TO SHADE WHICH WAS BEHIND WHERE THE PALM TREES WERE. SO A TOTAL NONSTARTER ALL THE WAY AROUND. WILL NOT BE RETURNING HERE.

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018

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2 out of 5

Has potential but way overpriced

Pros: Location was good - right by I5 and not far from downtown San Clemente. Donut shop right across the street!
Cons: See above.
Location: San Clemente is so cute!
This room was worth about $60.00. Not $99.00. The bed was comfortable, however the room could have used a serious deep clean and new carpet. The little porch area in front of the rooms is cute, but could be jazzed up to make more comfortable. Honestly, a few minor easy tweaks would make a huge difference in the quality of the room. (Note: I am in the hospitality industry, and was over quality control practices for a years) Add curtains, replace the broken blinds, new doors with new locks. Owner should make a trip to Ikea, spend about $200 in accessories per room, pay a maid service team to deeply clean this property (maybe twice for good measure) and replace the yucky carpet, and the room would be good as new. After my shower, I laid my towels on the floor from the bathroom to the bed so I didn't have to touch the carpet with my bare feet. Only had a brief exchange with management which was fine, but I didn't like speaking with the staff through the little window - made me feel like I was in a horrible part of town - which I wasn't! Suggestion: Remove the window as it makes guests feel unsafe and like criminals. Parking was convenient as it is a tiny parking lot, but the spaces are really small.

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017

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3 out of 5

Basic hotel in convenient location

Pros: Location
Location: Great Mexican food restaurant next door. Close to T-Street Beach,San Clemente/Calafia Beach and downtown San Clemente.
Cute hotel. No frills, but clean. You get what you pay for...it's not the Ritz.

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016

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3 out of 5

Nice older hotel

Not the best however, decent ocean view, great friendly staff.

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016

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Property Features

Little Inn by the Beach offers its guests barbecue grills and an elevator. WiFi is free in public spaces. Self parking is free.

  • 18 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne) (45.3 km / 28.2 mi)
  • Train station: San Clemente Pier Station (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Little Inn by the Beach offers 18 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with cable channels.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Hotel Names

  • San Clemente's Little Beach
  • San Clemente's Little Inn Beach
  • Little Inn Beach San Clemente
  • Little Inn Beach
  • Little Beach San Clemente
  • The Little Inn By The Beach Hotel San Clemente
  • Little Hotel San Clemente
  • Little Inn by the Beach Motel
  • Little Inn by the Beach San Clemente
  • Little Inn by the Beach Motel San Clemente
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