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Featured Motels in San Clemente

Rodeway Inn San Clemente Beach
2 out of 5
1301 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA
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The price is $75 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of San Clemente City Beach and San Clemente Pier. Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base and San Clemente ...

3.7/5Good! (754 reviews)

"The staff was friendly and the hotel clean and accommodating!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

Rodeway Inn San Clemente Beach
Oceana Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
135 Avenida Algodon, San Clemente, CA
The price is $56 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated in the entertainment district, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Casa Romantica and San Clemente Pier. San Clemente State Beach and San Onofre ...

2.8/5 (360 reviews)

"It was a good stay but when I got there i was checked in and I had to wait like 30 mins for room to be ready which it wasn’t cause there was no pillows didn’t get any til like 7pm.."…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Oceana Boutique Hotel
The Surfbreak Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1819 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA
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The price is $125 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of San Clemente Municipal Golf Course, Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, and San Clemente Pier. San ...

4/5Very Good! (24 reviews)

"Very clean, courteous staff and location was perfect."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

The Surfbreak Hotel

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Patriots Boutique Motel
2 out of 5
711 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA
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The price is $69 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated by the ocean, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Avenida del Mar and San Clemente Pier. Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base and San Clemente State Beach ...

4.1/5Very Good! (255 reviews)

"What an outstanding find! Jenny was awesome and the room was clean and perfect. I wish I could have stayed longer and I will definitely be returning."…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Patriots Boutique Motel
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 $80 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Located in the heart of San Clemente, this golf motel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from San Clemente State Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of San Clemente Pier and San Onofre ...

3.6/5Good! (280 reviews)

"Great hotel the price was good and the facility clean and staff was friendly and accommodating!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham San Clemente Beach
Inn at Calafia Beach
2 out of 5
2341 S EL CAMINO REAL, San Clemente, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $65 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of San Clemente Municipal Golf Course, San Clemente Pier, and San Clemente State Beach. Riviera Beach ...

3.5/5Good! (435 reviews)

"Staff was wonderful! Location was great I would definitely stay here again! Thanks for the late check out!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

Inn at Calafia Beach
C-VU Motel
2 out of 5
2415 S, El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA
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Situated in San Clemente, this golf motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of San Clemente Municipal Golf Course and San Clemente State Beach. San Clemente Pier and Casa ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (24 reviews)

"Tiny but fabulous little rooms. Vintage furnishings. Everything fresh and clean. Easy parking close to room. The street noise was obvious while I was in the room in the evening, but I slept like a baby and didn't notice any noise once I went to sleep. This is a great place if you like quaint and ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

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Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N – Beach Area

Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N – Beach Area

2.5 out of 5
35 Via Pico Plaza, San Clemente, CA
The price is $92 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27
4.4/5Wonderful! (949 reviews)

"Wonderful staff especially Victor. Had the bad luck if staying there during a Trump rally .. of all things.. the staff made the whole thing bearable."…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2020

Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N – Beach Area
Hampton Inn & Suites San Clemente

Hampton Inn & Suites San Clemente

2.5 out of 5
2481 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA
The price is $111 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23
4.4/5Excellent! (679 reviews)

"Looks clean and smells clean; not mildewy; good size rooms."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites San Clemente
San Clemente Inn

San Clemente Inn

3 out of 5
2600 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, CA
The price is $124 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27
4.1/5Very Good! (993 reviews)

"Cute property, friendly staff with lots of activities for the kids."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2020

San Clemente Inn
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San Clemente Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You'll find 7 affordable motels in San Clemente among more than 129 lodging choices. When you pick one of these cheaper accommodations, you might not have many of the amenities found in a traditional hotel but you'll save more money for your trip.

By saving on your room price, you can enjoy all that San Clemente has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include San Clemente Pier in San Clemente, as well as Mission San Juan Capistrano and Main Beach Park in the area.

Fun fact: The word "motel" was conceived in 1925 in San Luis Obispo, California by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel. Often just a story or two, motel properties usually have outdoor access to guestrooms from the parking lot.

Listed below are some of Expedia customers' recommended San Clemente motels to choose from:

Oceana Boutique Hotel

  • Stay within a quick 2-minute drive of San Clemente Pier.
  • Enjoy access to the terrace, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Little Inn by the Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like cable TV.
  • It's located within a quick 5-minute drive of San Clemente Pier.

Rodeway Inn San Clemente Beach

  • Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including breakfast and WiFi.
  • Stay within a quick 3-minute drive of San Clemente Pier.

Patriots Boutique Motel

  • It's located within a quick 2-minute drive of San Clemente Pier.
  • Free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace are available during your stay.

Inn at Calafia Beach

  • Stay within a quick 4-minute drive of San Clemente Pier.
  • Enjoy access to the free WiFi and free parking, as well as room amenities like a flat-screen TV.

Things to Do in San Clemente

Take time out to enjoy the scenic seaside in this relaxing, family-friendly area while you're sightseeing. Those visiting San Clemente have good things to say about the cafés.

Here are favorite places in and around San Clemente:

  • San Clemente Pier
  • Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Main Beach Park

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • North Beach
  • Poche Beach
  • T-Street Beach

You'll find these family-friendly sights in the area:

  • Sawdust Art Festival Grounds
  • Marguerite Aquatic Complex
  • Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club

San Clemente is also popular for its:

  • Surfing
  • Flowers
  • Camping

Best Time to Visit San Clemente

Determine the optimal time to visit San Clemente by checking these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically September and August, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 70° F and nighttime temperatures average 43° F
  • April-June: 77° F is the daytime average and 48° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 81° F and nighttime averages are around 58° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 78° F during the day and 43° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 13.03 inches in a year

How to Get to San Clemente and Around the Area

San Clemente Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne) Airport 21.6 mi (34.7 km)
Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) Airport 29.5 mi (47.4 km)
Murrieta, CA (RBK-French Valley) Airport 30 mi (48.3 km)
San Clemente Pier Station Train Station 1.2 mi (2 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to San Clemente?
When you save on your room price, you can enjoy more of the attractions in San Clemente. Not-to-be-missed sights include San Clemente Pier, Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, and San Clemente State Beach.
What is a motel?
At most motels, you’re likely to find a free parking spot and an outdoor pool. When you stay at a motel, you’ll often have access to your room from an outside corridor overlooking the parking lot. In the U.S., motels became more commonplace after World War II with the popularity of car travel and road trips, peaking in the mid-1960s with more than 60,000 properties.
What are the best motels in San Clemente?
Rodeway Inn San Clemente Beach: Stay within a short 8-minute drive of Dana Point Harbor. Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including WiFi and parking. The Surfbreak Hotel: Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a Smart TV. It’s located within a 10-minute drive of Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base and Dana Point Harbor. Oceana Boutique Hotel: Enjoy access to the free WiFi, terrace, and concierge services. Stay within a 10-minute drive of San Clemente Pier and Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Patriots Boutique Motel: It’s located within a quick 2-minute drive of San Clemente Pier. Free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace are available during your stay. Travelodge by Wyndham San Clemente Beach: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base and San Clemente Pier. Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
What can I do in San Clemente?
Take time out to enjoy the scenic seaside in this relaxing, family-friendly area while you’re sightseeing. Those visiting San Clemente have good things to say about the cafés. Some popular places to visit include San Clemente Pier, Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, and San Clemente State Beach. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: San Onofre State Beach, T-Street Beach, and Riviera Beach. You’ll find these family-friendly sights in the area: Surfing Heritage Foundation Museum, Sawdust Art Festival Grounds, and Ocean Institute.
What's the seasonal weather like in San Clemente?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so we’ve gathered some data about year-round temperatures in San Clemente to help you plan yours. The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 69°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 57°F. Average annual precipitation for San Clemente is 13 inches.
What are my options for getting around San Clemente when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about getting around San Clemente to help you navigate your stay: Fly into John Wayne Airport (SNA), which is located 21.6 mi (34.7 km) away from the heart of the city. Otherwise, you can search for flights to Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), which is 29.5 mi (47.4 km) away. To see more of the larger area, hop on a train at San Clemente Pier Station.