Ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Melissa

Great bed and breakfast, 10 minute walk to beach

Posted Aug 21, 2013
Pros: The location was perfect. Very clean, we felt right at home.
Cons: If only we could have stayed longer.....
Location: Lots of great restaurants and boutique shopping. Close to the famous san clemente pier.
Wonderful place to stay! Right in the center of San Clemente and only a ten minute walk to the beach. Freda, the owner made us feel right at home. She cooked us a wonderful breakfast and provided us with snacks, sunscreen, beach towels, chairs and boogie boards for the day each day.
1 out of 5
by Mick from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Always Inn in San Clemente CA

Posted Aug 12, 2013
Expedia should de-list this hotel ...the owner was out of town and the only contact we had was a part time taxi driver who showed up at 4.45 pm to let us in ...breakfast was terrible and the kitchen was filthy with dirty dishes from past meals piled up in the sink. This reduced another guest to tears. Our advice is to stay away from the Always Inn. Waste of hard earned money!!!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by A verified traveler from San Fernando Valley

Great overnight trip

Posted Jun 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
Freda is a wonderful host She is very accommodating and helpful The breakfast was wonderful
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Deron from Carpinteria, CA, USA

Home Away From Home / Doheny Blues Waystation

Posted May 21, 2013
Pros: Host, Food, Location, Eclectic Ambiance, jetted bath tub.
Cons: Bed / bedding a little worn, but very comfy and very clean. Ocean Dance room on noisy street side but added character to experience overall.
Location: One block off main pedestrian / shopping strip - excellent location! 1 rm on noisy street side but we imagine very quiet 2 rms on patio / fenced side.
You have to understand what you're getting to properly rate this B&B. First and foremost you get the host and her off the charts homemade cooking and genuine, heartfelt hospitality. She is a force of nature and an unassuming (and I'd guess generally unsung) hero in her San Clemente community. She not only cooks for you (breakfast is included in rate) she also cooks for and delivers to the elderly in her community, and she proffers arts and crafts for local craftspeople as well (think awesome soaps, bath salts, wind chimes, candle holders, etc). You also get Indy 500, her sweet little chihuahua lab mix who, if you sneak in a little late like we did the first night, greets you from down the hallway with a not-so-menacing bark, but then quickly warms up with tail wagging after you pass her initial once over...the B&B is located one block off the main pedestrian street with tons of restaurants, bars and shopping right there for the walking. You don't get stuffy, pretentious wannabe ambiance; you get real, eclectic, well-travelled, familial ambiance. You don't get pristine amenities with a perfect everything down to the finest detail experience; you get a warm, welcoming, spice-filled, homemade, everything is not perfect but is absolutely lovely experience. Bed / bedding was a little worn but so comfy, and everything was very clean. This is for the down to earth crowd who want a nice place to stay with a friendly, wonderful host, great conversation and delicious homemade cooking.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

bed, no breakfast

Posted Feb 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
I thought Bed and Breakfast, meant bed and breakfast. We received breakfast on Sunday, but received fruit the next two days.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Missy

Fun, fun, fun!!

Posted Feb 1, 2013 on Hotels.com
We had such a great time discovering this cute little town and it's surrounding area. The stores are darling and the restaurants are charming. The Always Inn was a very homey place to stay with every thing we needed. There are delicious cookies and snacks, a cozy room with a big pillowy bed and a bath with all the necessary toiletries - you'll even find beach towels and sunscreen for hot days. We went on a misty weekend, but the coast was still breath-taking! Freda, the inn keeper is a fantastic cook (the quiche was amazing!) & she's so warm and helpful you'll leave all your cares behind and just have fun!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Marshall from Torrance, CA, USA

Great Breakfast!

Posted Nov 13, 2012
The breakfast was great! The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable about the local restaurants.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by MM

Wonderful Place!

Posted Sep 7, 2012 on Hotels.com
Spotlessly clean, kind and generous hostess, great food and the perfect location. Will definitely stay there again on my next visit!
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Awesome in the heart of san clemente

Posted Aug 7, 2012 on Hotels.com
Beautiful, homey, awesome!!!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Miller

Cookies of LOVE!

Posted Jul 10, 2012 on Hotels.com
Warm, delicious, unique, comfortable, central location. A few of the adjectives that describe our experience.