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House of Trestles
2 out of 5
2717 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA
The price is $139 per night
2.6 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)

"Location, location and location. The area is filled with fun things to do."…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

House of Trestles
Patriots Boutique Motel
2 out of 5
711 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $74 per night
1.23 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (236 reviews)

"Location location location! This motel is within walking distance to the beach and so many great cafes and restaurants. The rooms are a little dated, but are very clean and the property is well taken care of. The woman at the front desk was so helpful and was a joy to talk to. They also offer a military ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Patriots Boutique Motel
Best Western Plus Casablanca Inn
2.5 out of 5
1601 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA
The price is $140 per night
0.38 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (956 reviews)

"Very clean and friendly staff members. The lady in the cafeteria was super friendly and very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Best Western Plus Casablanca Inn
The Surfbreak Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1819 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $135 per night
1.8 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (12 reviews)

"So nice. So comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

The Surfbreak Hotel
Travelodge by Wyndham San Clemente Beach
2 out of 5
2441 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $85 per night
2.28 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (272 reviews)

"Friendly staff, clean room, comfy beds and great location. Thanks!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham San Clemente Beach
Nomads Hotel
2.5 out of 5
101 Avenida Serra, San Clemente, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $99 per night
0.84 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (52 reviews)

"Best room I’ve ever stayed in. It was very clean and very beautifully decorated had no issues with any of the instructions or the room itself definitely will stay here again sometime in the future."…"

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Nomads Hotel
Sea Horse Resort
3.5 out of 5
602 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $159 per night
1.28 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (110 reviews)

"Clean friendly close enoughf to hear the waves.very conviniant because I traveled on Metrolink. Awsome staying at sea horse resort"…"

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Sea Horse Resort
Americas Best Value Inn San Clemente Beach
2 out of 5
2002 South El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $87 per night
1.88 mi from city center
3.3/5 (480 reviews)

"The room was very spacious and clean. I like how it had a small lounging area just incase you had guest or to sit down if you did not want to be around the bed. there is also reserved parking space which is a plus."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn San Clemente Beach
Hotel Miramar
2.5 out of 5
2222 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $75 per night
2.03 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (224 reviews)

"The location is good. It is safe and quiet. In a word, it a good place for rest during your travel."…"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Hotel Miramar
Oceana Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
135 Avenida Algodon, San Clemente, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $64 per night
1.17 mi from city center
2.8/5 (333 reviews)
Thank you!!

"Cozy and comfortable place in a great location. Staff was extremely helpful. On the morning i checked out I was in a rush and left clothes, shoes, and other items behind. When i returned to see if my stuff was still there, I found that everything had been bagged and neatly hung in a safe place, waiting ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

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Visiting San Clemente

Budget-minded travelers will find good deals in San Clemente, and visitors give high marks for the beaches. This relaxing city also attracts tourists with its cafés. Main Beach Park, Mission San Juan Capistrano, and Irvine Spectrum Center are some of the top sights around the area.

  • There are 90 hotels and other accommodations in San Clemente
  • The closest major airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), 21.6 mi (34.7 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), 29.5 mi (47.4 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in San Clemente

The beaches and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including T-Street Beach, San Clemente State Beach, and Trestles Beach. Top activities include surfing and camping, while Shorecliffs Golf Club, Talega Golf Club, and San Clemente Municipal Golf Course are favorite sights to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Avenida del Mar and Casa Romantica.

In San Clemente, you'll be able to select from 90 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • San Clemente Cove - This 3-star condo resort features free WiFi, free parking, and a spa tub. Expedia travelers love its dining options and spacious, comfortable rooms.
  • Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N – Beach Area - Our customers like the overall value and clean, comfortable rooms at this hotel. This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites San Clemente Beach - With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its overall value and proximity to shopping.

Outside the city, popular places to visit include Main Beach Park, 11.8 mi/19 km from the heart of the city, and Mission San Juan Capistrano, which is 5 mi (8 km) away.

Getting Around San Clemente

If you want to explore the larger area, hop on a train at San Clemente Pier Station. San Clemente may not have many public transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for San Clemente

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 70°F and the nighttime average to be 43°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 77°F during the day and 48°F at night
  • July through September averages 81°F during the day and 58°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 78°F during the day and 43°F at night
  • About 13.03 inches of rain falls on San Clemente each year
  • Hottest months are usually September and August with an average temperature of 80°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 44°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in San Clemente?
Nomads Hotel is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Traveler reviews also recommend Sea Horse Resort and The Volare, Ascend Hotel Collection as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in San Clemente, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel room reservations are refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of check in. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the top deals on offer in San Clemente.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to San Clemente?
For more information about updating your trip to San Clemente or cancelling it, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in San Clemente?
Based on reviews, Travelodge by Wyndham San Clemente Beach is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include San Clemente Inn and Comfort Suites San Clemente Beach.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation in San Clemente?
Best Western Plus Casablanca Inn is a hotel with an outdoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other choices for your stay with the kids include Comfort Suites San Clemente Beach and The Volare, Ascend Hotel Collection. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to San Clemente Pier.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic getaway to San Clemente?
San Clemente Inn is a favorite 3-star resort for couples, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Another choice for your romantic getaway is Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N – Beach Area.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in San Clemente?
Best Western Plus Casablanca Inn is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and a fitness center for its human guests. C-VU Motel is another option for you and your pet.
Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to San Clemente Pier?
Adjacent to San Clemente Pier, Sea Horse Resort is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star resort offers free WiFi and free parking. Other good options within a short distance include Oceana Boutique Hotel and Casa Tropicana Boutique Hotel.
What about the best place to stay near Trestles Beach?
One of the top choices for your stay is Comfort Suites San Clemente Beach, located a short 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Trestles Beach, and this hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Hampton Inn & Suites San Clemente and House of Trestles are two other good choices within a few miles.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in San Clemente?
Nomads Hotel is a top beach hotel with an outdoor pool and free buffet breakfast. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Hampton Inn & Suites San Clemente and Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N – Beach Area. Head to San Clemente State Beach or Trestles Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in San Clemente?
Patriots Boutique Motel is a favorite property with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish stay, and features free parking and a garden. If you want to stay at a boutique hotel, you can also take a look at Oceana Boutique Hotel.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in San Clemente?
Hampton Inn & Suites San Clemente is a top hotel that has an adjacent golf course and features free WiFi. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Comfort Suites San Clemente Beach and Inn at Calafia Beach. You can tee off at San Clemente Municipal Golf Course, Shorecliffs Golf Club, or Talega Golf Club while you’re in town.

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