BEST WESTERN Plus Casablanca Inn,  San Clemente

4.0/5  - based on 455 guest reviews.
1601 N El Camino Real, 92672-4964, San Clemente, United States - See map
+1 949 361 1644 +1 949 361 3825

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Located just two blocks from the beach, you'll surely find rest and relaxation at this affordable San Clemente hotel near Laguna Beach and Disneyland®. Unwind during your stay in our clean, comfortable rooms - all offering ocean or courtyard views, cable satellite television with HBO®, a coffeemaker and high-speed Internet access. Before you head out to explore the area, get the perfect fuel for your day with a complimentary continental breakfast. With the ocean breeze blowing and the warm sun shining, you're in the perfect location for relaxation. When staying at this San Clemente hotel, enjoy easy access to Dana Point Harbor and Marina, Laguna Beach, San Clemente North Beach and South Orange County beaches. Guests can also delight in golfing, surfing, fishing, jet skiing and whale watching during their California vacation. Experience the local charm at the many nearby events, including Doheny Days, Doheny Blues Festival, San Clemente Ocean Festival, Dana Point Whale Festival and Pageant of the Masters. Just about an hour away from Legoland®, Disneyland®, Sea World® and Knott's Berry Farm®, this San Clemente hotel is the perfect place for families to stay. Offering convenient access to San Diego and Los Angeles, those traveling on business are ensured an efficient trip with Camp Pendleton, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and Northrop Grumman all being near this San Clemente, CA hotel. Traveling is a breeze with the Metrolink Train Station just two blocks away. The fun, convenience and entertainment won't stop when you get back to BEST WESTERN PLUS Casablanca Inn. Splash around in our outdoor heated pool and hot tub or break a sweat in our exercise facility. Get even more value out of your stay with free parking, meeting facilities, complimentary newspapers, business services and a guest laundromat. For a great stay, book a room at BEST WESTERN PLUS Casablanca Inn today and save!

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BEST WESTERN Plus Casablanca Inn,San Clemente
  • 5
    « Best find in area! »

    Perfect little hotel. The breakfast with a hostess was excellent, so much better than most. The hostess made our waffles and brought them to our table, helped serve our coffee and was attentive in every way! The room even had two luggage racks! There needs to be one for each traveler so this was great. It was within walking distance of beach. The lobby carried the WSJ, so nice to have a quality complementary paper each morning. Can't say enough good things about this place! Best hotel in a long time.

    5
    « Nice hotel near the beach »

    We stay here frequently. The rooms are always very comfortable and quiet. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. We have stayed in several of the rooms, whether regular or the deluxe spa rooms, and they are equally comfortable. We would always recommend this hotel.

    5
    « Quiet, Cozy, with Value »

    I have stayed here a few times now, and my wife and I have always enjoyed our stay. The hotel is always quiet and the beds are great, so sleep quality is amazing. The continental breakfast is awesome and Angel will even make you a custom order waffle! They have a board room, an surprisingly well-equipped fitness room, and a clean pool and jacuzzi. I highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a quiet stay or will be in town for a few days because the prices are great!

    4
    « My Stay in San /clemente »

    Very satisfied with stay. Pool was very clean and and nice to use. Breakfast was good and service at breakfast was excellent.Rooms were kept clean use of wifi was a nice added value. Only problem was hanging clothes in the closet since the door hit hangers when closing them.

    5
    « Clean,comfortable and conviently located »

    Hotel was conviently located just minutes off of Hwy 5. We arrived on a Thursday night and experciencd a clean and quite room. A nice Continental breakfast was available for us to enjoy the next morning. From the check in to the breakfast room we found hotel staff to pleasant and friendly.

    4
    « good place to stay »

    Always consistent, quiet, and well maintained hotel. I will always stay here when I am working this area. I have stayed at this location 20+ times and will again. The staff is great, and the manager is consistent and fair. They take care of the guests.

    4
    « Convenient San Clemente location »

    We had bypassed staying at Casa Blanca over the last few years because the breakfast was so terrible. We were looking at options for our most recent trip and noticed reviews complimenting the breakfast, so we gave it another try. It was a major improvement over what it was a few years ago. We love the location of Casa Blanca - close to downtown S.C. and close to the Metro-Link and beach front trail. We enjoy the pool and spa too. All San Clemente hotels seem over-priced, and this one seemed in line with others.

    5
    « bad to good »

    after having an small accident at the beach, was nice to arrive to a friendly staff hotel that made everything better. for sure will to same hotel if going to San Clemente. Hotel si only 32 minutes from Disney, near beautiful beaches of San Clemente home of the Tritons, 45 minutes to San Diego, ideal to go everywhere in southern California.

    4
    « Comfortable and Convenient »

    The hotel was really well located and easy to get to from the freeway. It was not the closest to downtown but within walking distance to the beach. The staff were friendly, helpful and really polite. The double room with two queen beds was large and clean and yet simple. It was a great experience overall.

    4
    « Always a nice stay »

    I stay at the Casa Blanca Inn many times for family events in town. This hotel is a very nice stay every time. The staff is very nice and the room is always clean. The breakfast is ok but the staff was very nice serving.

  • 4
    « Mini Vacation with two dogs »

    The pool is fantastic, the hotel staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast was perfect to start the day. The location is close to the coastal bike trail and other view spots. Easy walk to the beach

    4
    « Great Location »

    My husband and I drove from Las Vegas to this wonderful hotel for a short R and R. We were not disappointed. Location is a couple of blocks from the ocean. We walked the entire trail right up to the pier. Check in was quick and easy. Our room on the third floor was clean and spacious. Ice and soda machines were close by. There is a nice courtyard with a fountain by the entrance near the elevators. There is ample parking. Breakfast was great. Angel who looks after the breakfast dining room is. Very friendly and accommodating. She made for us our waffles. Breakfast here is probably one of the best for this category hotel. We would definitely stay here again in the future and we will tell our friends and relatives.

    4
    « Close to Everything! »

    This small hotel had a boutique feel with the garden seating right in front of the room. We asked for a bottom floor room, close to parking for my 86 year old mother. The room location was perfect. Very nice pool area, decent breakfast, and minutes to the Pier, Del Mar Ave, and the beach. We used Uber to go the the Pier for happy hour - makes life easier if you are there on a weekend. Walking distance to some restaurants. Nice place!

    3
    « Good location for get together »

    This motel is a typical Best Western that is an older upgraded facility that is in a good location. The staff were helpful and competent. There was a nice pool area and the included breakfast was adequate. Room was quiet and well appointed.

    5
    « GREAT »

    We had a great time, the room was nice and roomy and the location of the room was in a quiet location, which we loved, we will be back again for a relaxng time again soon, and the weather was perfect, and the breakfast was awesome, and the coffee was the best!!!!!!

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    We stayed a couple nights here and will definitely be back on our next visit to California. Staff were great, William was on duty when we checked in, really lovely. Rooms are clean, friendly,great location.

    5
    « Amazing value for the price! »

    I came to San Clemente with 3 friends, and it was pretty hard to find a place with a fair price during the WSL (world surf league championship) and out of nothing we found this hotel. The price was even lower than private houses, which made us wonder if there was anything wrong with the place (probably was dirty, ugly, etc)... Well, glad to say we were wrong, the hotel is really cute, close to everything, clean, good wifi signal, and the staff is really friendly and helpfull. It's not a luxurious place and the breakfast is standard, but even so, I would definitely come back and recommend it for other people!

    5
    « A Very Nice Hotel »

    We really enjoyed the easy atmosphere of the Casablanca Inn. The hotel is nicely maintained and clean. The bed and amenities were great. The buffet breakfast was a surprise and good. We felt comfortable and at home.

    5
    « The gem of San Clemente California »

    My husband and I have been staying here for many years. Usually 2-4 nights when we visit relatives. There is so much to see and do in the area. The staff are among the best anywhere we have stayed in the world and make us feel at home each time we visit. It is a wonderful and clean and quiet hotel. I like that the pool is heated and the hours are great for my schedule. So thank you Casablanca again for a wonderful time.

    4
    « Perfect place in San Clemente »

    This hotel was recommended by my father who stays there frequently. I too agree it is a nice, quiet, clean hotel. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. Walk to the beach. Walked to restaurants. Nice little breakfast included to get you going for the day. Would stay again for sure.

  • 5
    « overnight stay »

    We stayed for a wedding and everything was terrific!! only complaint was the parking lot, very small. Otherwise the stay was great! Front desk staff were very helpful. Wish we could have stayed longer

    4
    « Nice stay near the beach »

    Nice getaway fro two days. Very close to the beach. Breakfast was very good and Angie was very helpful during the breakfast, lively and talkative. She is an excellent host--loved the waffles! Overall good time. Also close to San Clememnte Beach walk---be sure to do it!

    4
    « Great Value »

    A very decent place for a fair price. Our room was large with a table and 2 chairs, plus the norm. The breakfast was adequate, other than the fruit nothing was truly healthy, but it kept us going until lunch. There's a great Japanese restaurant across the street which we had dinner at 3 of our 4 nights. We would return.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel »

    Very nice and clean hotel, very close to the beach and downtown San Clemente. I enjoyed the swimming pool after a long day at the beach, and had a good breakfast before I check out. The staff were very professional and helpful. I really enjoyed the stay, will go back every year.

    4
    « Well located and clean »

    This is the ideal ?bargain? motel for families. Clean, decently appointed with willing and helpful staff. The breakfast (included) was decent ?motel? food and no one went hungry. The location is ideal for spending time at the beach in this low key beach community. San Clemente is also well located for other attractions in the area, although the traffic leaving the immediate area can be miserable (the 5 freeway is undergoing a major facelift; not sure if that will ultimately help or not, however). Also, the Metrolink (commuter train) station is very close by (5 minute walk). While not the best public transportation, it connects all of the costal cities and can even get you to San Diego on the South or Los Angeles on the North with infrequent service. Finally, We were pleasantly surprised by the large jacuzzi tub in our room (room for 2). I don't know if that is a standard feature. The motel is fine for what it is. Not much to excite, but not much to disappoint either.

    4
    « Great Location near beach and train station »

    Great value, pool/ jacuzzy area outstanding, nice full breakfast offered, efficient friendly staff. Great location walking distance to San Clemente north Beach and Train Station. Complementary parking.

    4
    « Good weekend getaway »

    This is a nice motel, close to restaurants and the beach is only about three blocks away. Good service and value. The breakfast room had someone who made the waffles and was very friendly and helpful.

    4
    « VERY NICE HOTEL »

    We stayed in this hotel during one week. Staff was very friendly. Our room was great with a very nice patio. Breakfast was perfect except coffee which was not strong enough for us. In the breakfast room, there is a very nice lady in charge who is taking care of everyone. Hotel only 2 blocks from the beach at a walking distance. You can start the beach trail at "North Beach". There is a free of charge parking lot at the hotel I would definitely recommend this hotel.

    3
    « Great for Big Groups »

    If you have a wedding or a big group stay here. Otherwise, you will suffer the consequences of everybody else's party. My weekend was ruined by lack of sleep. Make sure you ask ahead of time about that. I've stayed here 4 times and got burned twice. I'm done.

    5
    « 100% Satisfied ' Best Western Plus Casablanca Inn ' »

    The only place we will stay in San Clemente based on value and our wonderful experience. Recommended by a friend of ours that lived in San Clemente for 30 years. She didn't let us down. Great location, excellent service, clean room, comfortable bed, friendly staff. Overall great experience! Try it, you will not be disappointed .

  • 1
    « why i will never stay at best western any where again..should be closed down and renovated especially rooms where pets a »

    even this questionnaire is too long dirty no preventative maintenance, terrible rooms for people w/ pets.. misleading steps of how you keep rooms clean, after charging fee.this is too long of a review request .. this hotel is sleazy...

    4
    « Clean, quiet and convenient »

    All the basics were well-covered and I am happy with my stay. My room was very clean, wifi was free, and the hotel was pretty quiet even though I stayed on a Friday and Saturday. Other stuff: - there is a nice, good sized pool - parking is available on site at no cost - buffet breakfast is included - centrally located - everything in town or the main beaches are <10 minutes driving or 30 minutes walking - it is a 2-3 star hotel, so nothing fancy

    5
    « Cute Hotel »

    I picked this place as I had never stayed in San Clemente. This hotel is so reasonable and quiet! I had a great room with a super comfortable bed. I would definitely stay here again! Parking a little tight, but all good!

    4
    « In this cateogory it is a nice place »

    It is a little pricey for this type of accommodation, however, there are some upsides: Very clean. Good sheets. Nice pool. Great location. Parking. Breakfast. Overall I thought it was pretty good and although not my favorite type of hotel, it was still pretty good.

    4
    « Need updates in bathroom »

    Hotel location was very good. This is very close to beach. walkable around 10 -15 minutes , not more than 0.3 miles. Room was also good. had a nice view of the outside courtyard. Bathroom needs update. maybe instead of tub have shower as the water in the tub did not go that quickly.

    4
    « Older nice clean Hotel »

    We were in town for a Wedding and spent 1 night here. Room/Beds etc were nice. It's a small area Hotel is on so parking is really tight. It's walking distance down to beach I'll guess about 10 minutes or so. It was quiet at night. Morning breakfast was good, they offer enough different things to satisfy most everyone.

    5
    « Great stay »

    We really enjoyed our stay, staff were very helpful, breakfast staff work really hard to provide a nice breakfast. Rooms are large and clean with very comfortable beds. Best to have a car to get around to main areas. Columbian restaurant across the roads is excellent and good value. We loved staying here.

    5
    « Great location and value! »

    My husband and I stayed at Best Western Casa Blanca for 3 nights in July. It is conviently located 2 blocks from the beach. We walked along the boardwalk every evening and enjoyed our dinners on the San Clemente pier. Workers were very friendly and the included breakfast is a nice perk.

    4
    « Oversize Quiet Room »

    This room was a very pleasant surprise, though the mattress was softer than I prefer. We had a large room in a quiet section of the property. The hot breakfast with a very helpful attendant was an added plus. The only negatives were not being informed at Check-in of the overflow parking lot, which we needed due to our late return from an event (we were informed by the Night Manager, who happened to be exiting her car in the main lot as we were cruising the lot looking for an empty space), the other issue is a personal safety concern. The shower/tub did not have a rubberized mat or pads in the tub, just the very slippery glazed surface. I ended up spreading a hand towel in the tub to avoid a slip & fall when I showered. When checking out, I informed the Desk Clerk of this accident waiting to happen, and he merely shrugged and said, "OK". (No high marks here for their guests safety, especially because I am currently recovering from a fractured arm & wrist and very aware of a possible recurrance of my injury due to a potential slip & fall in their tub.)

    4
    « Good Value - Good Location »

    My husband & I celebrated our anniversary by taking a trip to San Clemente. We had stayed at this Best Western before & were pleased with it again during our stay. The staff is very professional, friendly & well-trained. At the desk Maria & Martin went out of their way to find us the room that would meet our needs. The room was on the 3rd floor & it was quiet & comfortable. Parking is always a challenge at the beach but we had a space each night. It is an older hotel but well-maintained. They had a lady named Angel assist the guests with breakfast. She was an angel & the breakfast was quite good with very good coffee. I will stay there again on our next visit. It is close to the state park & the charming downtown.

  • 5
    « Capistrano »

    My self and my wife arrived here on Thursday June 23, the room was not ready yet but the front desk managed to give us the room about 1:00 pm. They accommodated us by offering coffee and the Internet access wifi. There are four stands near the fountain in from of the lobby, I used to enjoy sitting there and have coffee. One great thing that the hotel offer coffee and cold water whenever you need. The room is spacious and has two queen bed, rest rooms are very clean and you can have sufficient number of towels. The front desk people are so friendly, courteous and helpful. The place is about 5 min walk from the beach. Many restaurants and coffee shops and bars are near by. On Friday we enjoyed an excellent meal at New Mandarine garden about .8 ml from the hotel. I invited my daughter Mary and her kids and my Son Maged and his wife. We all enjoyed Chinese food that night. If I have a chance I will come again to enjoy my time at Best Western Plus Casablanca. Definitely worth 5 stars.

    5
    « Great Trip »

    Awesome Place to Stay . Close to the beach, Lots to do Local Restaurants. Beautiful Area, San Clemente Pier close by Bike Friendly Pets welcome , Lots to do with the kids . Also the Metrolink and amtrak at the San Clemente Pier for scenic rides or even to San Diego and Mexico

    5
    « Very enjoyable stay »

    Although not right down on the beach, this hotel is totally in the right place to get to all of the sights in the San Clemente area. You can see the ocean from the hotel. During our stay while visiting family recently we were able to zip north to Dana Point for dinner easily as well as get around San Clemente with no trouble at all. The hotel was really quaint with a lovely courtyard and a southwestern design, and our room had a little balcony with chairs that were quite comfortable. The room itself also was comfortable and well-appointed. A Best Western breakfast was nice as usual, and got us off to a good start.

    5
    « Overnight weeknight stay »

    We wanted somewhere near the beach, easy to get to from the freeway to get to work early the next am, close to one of our favorite restaurants (Pizza Port) and somewhere clean and comfortable. We had a great night and plan on another stay very soon!

    4
    « Drop off at Camp Pendleton »

    Made this reservation last minute and was happy with the property. Needed a hotel close to the Marine base which worked out great. Had a late check in but they were ready for me. Parking is a little crowded but once I found the overflow lot it worked out. Staff was very pleasant.

    4
    « QUALITY STAY »

    Great quality for the cost. room very spacious, lots of light, Friendly and accommodating staff. We found this at the last minute, and were very pleased with the care they provided. Nice areas to sit and talk. Breakfast was simple, but very tasty.

    5
    « Family SoCal Vacation »

    Excellent location for all of SoCal. Nice hotel with a very good breakfast and comfortable rooms. Microwave and refrigerator included, cool A/C. Nice Pool area and fountain area with tables, chairs and umbrellas.

    4
    « good locale »

    Overall a good place to stay. Very nice staff, in fact one was too nice. The breakfast "monitor" tended to "hover" and make suggestions as to what we should have. Usually a quiet non-intrusive breakfast is what I'm used to.

    4
    « Nice place to stay in San Clemente »

    Visiting relatives and decided to stay here. Really spacious clean room with all the amenities. Check in was smooth and easy and there was free parking. Desk clerks were friendly and helpful. Housekeeping was also good. Nice looking pool which we didn't have a chance to try. Several decent restaurants within walking distance. A little way from the center of town (but not far) which made for a much quieter atmosphere and they do NOT take pets which for us is a major plus. Highly recommend.

    4
    « Great Hotel/Price in San Clemente »

    Great hotel on Camino Real. Clean rooms with microwave and refrigerator. Large King rooms with pull out couches. Nice helpful staff. Heated pool and jacuzzi. Full Breakfast. Free wifi. Filtered water in 24 hour lobby.

  • 5
    « Great place to stay in San Clemente »

    We love the Casablanca Inn. It is a great place for a weekend get-away for families. Great location, nice pool, comfortable beds, and friendly and helpful staff. The Casablanca Inn is close to the beach, the bike path (and bike rentals), and downtown San Clemente.

    5
    « Doheny Blues Trip »

    Had a wonderful stay at Casablanca Inn, very convenient for our holiday weekend for the Doheny Blues Festival. Very easy to get to the park. Hotel staff were wonderful and it was a very nice hotel, very clean.

    5
    « Great value, really clean, friendly staff »

    Stayed here one night en route to LA. I didn't have high hopes for this place, but we were pleasantly surprised at how nice and clean the hotel was. The rooms were quiet, clean and spacious. Bathrooms were nice. Bed was comfy. Breakfast was included and wasn't a lame continental breakfast. It was a great continental breakfast with fresh made waffles that were delicious. Pretty close to Dana Point attractions (11 min drive). Great stay to cap off our Cali trip. Would stay here again for sure.

    3
    « great location »

    This hotel has a great location within 2 blocks of the beach. There are plenty of restaurants within a short drive. Customer service is off the chart. They have a free breakfast which includes eggs, bacon and sausage. Fresh fruit, yogurt and other items are available as well. Mini fridge and micro wave in all rooms. We will stay here again when we come back.

    5
    « Great Location, Great Value »

    Bad: Our bed was very uncomfortable, it sagged in the middle. Good: It looks like they are in the process of replacing the beds. Just a short walk to North Beach. Friendly, helpful staff. Good breakfast. Two of San Clemente's best secret restaurants (Colombiana and Riders Club) are just a few steps away.

    5
    « Best hotel in San Clemente!!! »

    This hotel has the best, and friendliest staff! Great location - able to walk or ride bikes into main street - and also close to beach trail. We'll be back for sure!!! The breakfast is good - with lots of variety and outside patio/pool is very inviting!

    5
    « Excellant location and great hot breakfast »

    Definitely will stay again. We stayed 4 nights while our house got new floors. The location is very close to beach access and a 1.4 mile walk along a great path along the beach to the pier. The breakfast included great eggs, sausage, waffles, and cold cereal, pastries etc.

    5
    « Great Hotel! »

    This is a super cute hotel, blocks from the beach. There is a lovely pool area and courtyard. The rooms are clean and attractive and large. The breakfast was great. The staff was all friendly and helpful. I'd stay here again any time!

    5
    « First time staying here and loved it!!!! »

    This hotel is a gem among some of the others in the area. Stayed 3 nights in suite w/balcony. the suites are very roomy and clean. Had a small sofa and jetted tub! Also had a heated good size pool and hot tub! Very relaxing grounds even though it is next to a fairly busy road. Will for sure return to this property when in the area!!!!!

    5
    « Great all around »

    Wasn't sure about this place when we walked into the lobby but we were so tired we decided to take a chance and boy did we luck out. Room had been redone so recently, it still had that new carpet smell. All appliances were new, new bathroom fixtures, tile, sinks, even nice granite countertops. Seperate kitchen area with sink, micro, fridge, dining table and cabinets. Only thing that wasn't new was the furniture but who cares. The most comfortable bed I have ever slept in, even nice sheets. I even took a pic of the mattress tag so I could buy one when I got home. Spotless, spotless, spotless. Every employees was top notch nice. Even the continental breakfast was better than I expected. Actually had bacon. Otherwise, I never do those free crappy bkfsts. Not exactly a gourmet meal but better than most. Wish we could spend our whole vacation in that room. Left the ac fan running all night to drown out any possible noises but seemed pretty quiet anyway. Bargain price for a great little room. Highly recommended. Will be back.

  • 4
    « Close to beach »

    Check-in and check-out was easy and fast. Staff was excellent. We had a room with balcony that overlooked the courtyard. Room was cozy except for a fowl odor coming from the bathroom sink. The bed pillows were uncomfortable and the sofa was very stiff as well as uncomfortable.

    3
    « Gets the Job Done »

    The Best Western is centrally located in San Clemente. We stayed here because we had a wedding to go to at the Casino. It is walking distance to that venue, which was really convenient as a guest. The hotel is also walking distance from many restaurants and a quick drive or Uber ride away from downtown San Clemente. The staff takes pride in the Best Western and everyone was helpful. The rooms were outdated but very clean. It is a noisy property but nothing that was outrageous. The breakfast buffet was much more inclusive then what I was expecting. They had hot breakfast items as well as cereal, pastries, yogurt etc. It was nice to start the day with eggs, fresh fruit and coffee. The Best Western is a good value and a convenient place to stay if you are going to a wedding at the Casino.

    5
    « Mini vacation made better. »

    The staff was very enthusiastic about the hotel and the city. Would definitely stay here again. 1 minute drive from the outlets. Drive to the pier is no hassle. I chose this location based on the distance from the outlets, but ended up traveling around the city quite a bit. Thanks!

    5
    « Amazing stay »

    Loved the hotel,everything was just great...would stay again for sure.The staff was awesome,the room was very clean and comfy.The shower was great.Location was awesome.It was a great stay for the money.

    4
    « Last minute getaway »

    This is a nice motel, close to restaurants and the beach is only about three blocks away. Good service and value. The breakfast room had someone who made the waffles and was very friendly and helpful.

    5
    « Great stay »

    I really enjoyed my stay at Best Western Casablanca Inn....The complimentary hot breakfast was great...The rooms are spacious and very clean...And i loved having a jacuzzi to go into after a long day of walking...Within walking distance to downtown San Clemente which is beautiful...And the beds were extremely comfortable. And the nightly rate is extremely reasonable for all that you get....

    5
    « An Overall Great Experience »

    Everything about this hotel ranked #1 for us! The hotel staff went out of their way to make our stay a comfortable and enjoyable one. The room was very quiet (NO noise from adjoining or upstairs rooms), comfortable and had modern upgrades. The full breakfast that is provided each morning exceeded our expectations. We had to leave our home for a few days for termite extermination. We didn't want to leave when it was time to go back! :) This hotel gets an A++ from my family!

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    This hotel was perfectly located, and very clean. We walked to the hotel from the Metrolink station. We walked 1 mile along the beach to the Pier. We walked up the street to a great Mexican dinner. The front office people were great! I would recommend staying there.

    5
    « Outstanding Customer Service »

    We checked in at 8:30 pm and had no problems except the jet lag and road weariness driving from LAX on a Friday nite. We had a king suite on the second floor with an ocean view. The room and bath were clean and good sized. The tub/shower was especially deep and a little hard to enter. The shower head was exceeding high. The flat screen TV worked well. The wifi was on all the time.There was no problem with the cleaning crew and there was no weird smells from the products they used. The breakfast was the usual hotel offering but they kept it fresh and the breakfast room was always clean. They do close the room at 9 and give you the eye if you linger. We were visiting family and wanted more sit down time. The office gave us access to a board room and told us to lock up when we left. We used it twice. The parking slots are tight but manageable. This is an older property but well maintained. We'd stay here again if we didn't have to drive from LAX on a Fri nite.

    5
    « Very Nice »

    Excellent pool facility and friendly staff. This hotel had a nice feel of a quality beach town hotel. Room was clean and comfortable with plenty of parking. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hotel.

  • 5
    « Wonderful experience »

    We couldn't have been happier with our room, balcony view of the beautiful courtyard, and great service. The beds were very comfortable, the staff so friendly and helpful, and our experience was delightful! Thank you so much for making our stay in San Clemente a perfect holiday!

    3
    « Good value but not the nicest hotel »

    Stayed here for 2 nights while in town for business. The hotel was booked for me. Best Western isn't typically my first choice. That being said, if you book a Best Western you should expect to sacrifice some things because of the lower prices. Here are some pros and cons that i experienced at this hotel. PROS -free WiFi -free parking -close to the beach -free breakfast -large rooms -lots of channels available on the TV CONS -outdoor entrances make the rooms very noisey if people are outside (i was woken up at 5:45am both mornings by people going to get early breakfast and kept awake at night because of people hanging out outside at the fountain) -hotel rooms are outdated and need updates -mini fridge in the room was buzzing very noisey and I had to unplug it

    4
    « Spring in San Clemente »

    Good place to consider if visiting San Clemente. Decent breakfast, pool, fitness center, and rooms. Staff was friendly and helpful with questions. Internet and TV worked well. Within walking distance of the beach and very close to the outlet mall.

    5
    « Fantastic Staff, excellent room »

    Best staff ever. Every one of them. Front desk, breakfast attendant, more front desk help. The property is quiet and clean and easy to find. The Jacuzzi tub is the best ever. The room design is great.

    5
    « San Clemente »

    Everyone at Best Western PLUS Casablanca Inn were very friendly and helpful. When I mentioned we would be going to the Casino for a wedding the desk clerk said, "let me draw you a map on how to get there, it's only a 5 minute walk." The staff in the breakfast room were very cheerful and helpful also.

    4
    « LOVED IT! »

    Planned a last minute getaway and this hotel was an excellent choice. Very spacious rooms with all needed amenities. Rooms were very clean and staff was very courteous and helpful. I recommend this hotel to anyone looking in this area. Rates were excellent.

    4
    « Great Price »

    sheets were amazing. we stayed at another hotel the night before for the same price, and I was so grossed out about the other hotels place. I was nervous for what would be in store. But this place exceeded my expectations above and beyond for the price we got. would stay again, the location was great and the Ocean was a walk away.

    4
    « Would stay there again! »

    Very nice stay, great location. Walking distance to a beautiful beach and walk path. Clean and the breakfast was good. Free parking and easy getting to the rooms. Staff was super nice. Great area to vacation!

    4
    « Quality Stay at a Reasonable Price »

    I booked last minute. Was able to get a room at a reasonable price. Parking is a bit... scarce. Otherwise, no complaints. Pleasant, quiet, clean, fast. This hotel is right down the street from the new San Clemente Outlets which was the location of my business trip. Very convenient.

    4
    « Enjoy This Hotel »

    This was our second time staying at Best Western Plus Casablanca Inn, San Clemente. The hotel is clean and comfortable. We really enjoy the closeness to the beach, just a few blocks to the north entrance of the beach trail. We did have a problem with the spa in our room. Also, our room was at the top of the internal stairs. One night some guests decided that outside our door was an excellent place to visit - at various times of the night - the last being 1:45 am. We could hear them there and when they were in the parking lot below us. Not much the hotel can do about loud guests.

  • 5
    « Boutique Hotel »

    This Boutiques Hotel is close to the beach, the freeway AND a brand new outlet mall!...It is located on the main drive into town...breakfast is included with your room every day! Eric is the Nicest Manager ever! Also, great for Group travel!

    4
    « Very Decent Value for SoCal »

    There are not many places in the area that takes pets. So we are thankful they did. Our room was a handicap access so it wasn't the most comfortable. The worst was it was in the garage area. At first we thought this would be fine as it would be darker and easier to sleep. But unfortunately when someone is in the garage talking it goes straight into the room. And someone on their cell phone at 12:30am is not conducive to sleep. Breakfast was more than decent for the cost of the room. Parking is challenging and the spots they have are on the small side.

    4
    « Hidden Secret »

    This hotel is a little hideaway. It is very convenient to the beach and to San Clemente restaurants. The staff is very efficient, courteous and helpful. Strongly recommend this hotel. The only issue is the tight parking lot. I've never been disappointed staying here.

    5
    « Great Stay at Best Western Plus - Casablanca Inn »

    Clean, comfortable, good location, wonderful breakfast, a must stay place for the price. Hot tub is great and open until 10PM. Reliable internet. This was our first stay in San Clemente and the Best Western location was a good "home base" from which to explore the area while on vacation. Very close to the MetroLink so you can take the train to LA for a day trip.

    5
    « Pleasant and Convenient »

    Pleasant decor close to train, metro, beach, trail, downtown San Clemente and just a few miles from Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano. Staff was available and helpful. Full self service breakfast, nice pool, and outdoor patio area. We have stayed here several times and, with recent upgrades, it is very nice!

    5
    « School of Infantry Graduation at Pendleton »

    Close to the Basilone Gate to enter for SOI Graduation at Camp Pendleton. Also, very close to the ocean and sight seeing in San Clemente. Very nice hotel, great service, clean, good full breakfast, free internet, good parking, very reasonably priced. Will stay here again in a heartbeat!

    5
    « "The Best, Best Western PLUS" »

    We were very impressed with this "GEM", located a couple of blocks from the Pacific Ocean, We loved the amazingly helpful and courteous staff and enjoyed the Breakfasts which was very well prepared by a very sweet, courteous Server. We also enjoyed the peaceful courtyard, we sat there after our Breakfasts and enjoyed watching the Humming Birds, they were also enjoying the solitude, with a beautiful Water Fountain and Magnificent, Beautiful Hibiscus Flowers. We took pictures here and they are a great memory of our wonderful South California Vacation.

    4
    « Good value & convient location! »

    I had a 6 night stay and was very happy. This hotel was better than expected. The property was well maintained & compact. The room was clean & fresh smelling. The updates were fine & everything worked. I found the bed to be comfortable the fan/air conditioner worked well. The linen was in good conditions. Basic in-room coffee maker. The staff was exceptionally helpful each & every day. Breakfast was typical for a Best Western, hot items and cold along with plenty of fresh fruit. They kept everything replenished and had staff present to keep things clean & assist with the waffle maker. There are some casual eateries within walking distance of the hotel. I was there for a workshop at the nearby Art supply store (a great place for supplies), and would stay here again when I'm in town.

    4
    « Pleasant Stay, Helpful Staff (and the dogs enjoyed, too!) »

    We stayed here for a weekend get away. Things got off to a very good start with a welcoming and helpful staff member at the desk who quickly got us checked in, and provided helpful information. The room was clean and had a fridge which we made good use of. The proximity to North Beach and the coastal trail were great. My only quibble, a suggestion to management, Room 101's dresser and table in front of the couch are a bit scuffed and could use replacement. I also had good interaction with the front desk staff with a WiFi issue and at checkout. I missed breakfast but my wife was pleased with the selections. This property is Dog friendly and our dogs thoroughly enjoyed their visit. Some other things were nice as well. The property is close to the beach, but no boisterous groups during our stay and we enjoyed an quiet and restful evening. Parking was good although several rude people parked large SUVs in clearly marked compact spots. I also found our stay was a good value. Would happily stay again.

    4
    « Casablanca Inn »

    Not a bad place if you plan to be near the beach. The rooms are nice and offer a lot for the money. I stayed here because it was near my planned activity. I would say that if you and or family need a place near the beach it would be a good find.

  • 5
    « Casblanca great value for the price in beautiful San Clemente »

    Clean, comfortable and affordable. Pet friendly, but you wouldn't know it by the cleanliness of the rooms. First time staying there and it was more than we expected. Definitely recommend and we look forward to staying there again.

    4
    « Close to everything »

    Very clean older place. Great free breakfast. Close to ocean and pier. Could use more parking but it is free. Very nice pool area and heated pool area. Friendly staff. Comfortable beds. Close to freeway but no noise.

    3
    « Traffic jam »

    Came down to visit my boyfriend. He left at 4:30 in the morning and I wanted to sleep in but could not. There was soo much noise coming from outside. I cant really blame the hotel as they cannot control traffic outside but lets just say try not to get a room by the street.

    5
    « Wedding weekend. »

    A+. I would stay again. The area is very quiet. and the beach area was amazing. weather was perfect. There is lots to do in the area . Plus they are developing the area north of the hotel in new houses and appartments.

    5
    « Great Anniversary »

    The rooms were very nice. Also it was close to the beach.l loved everything about our room excellent. I know I will come back for sure. Also I would tell all my friends. My room was so cool. It had a couch,refrigerator and microwave.

    4
    « Older but charming »

    We arrived late and had to leave early so I'm not able to say we enjoyed all of the amenities. We did spy the pool. It looked nice but at 8?am we had to roll. The staff was friendly at check in. Breakfast was fine. Would have liked milk in a carton but no biggee. The room we had was large and quiet. Parking was free. We liked it. Close to everything. Charming older motel.

    3
    « Disappointed »

    After reading all these rave reviews, we were under-whelmed. Paid extra for a room w/balcony which overlooked the entry driveway :( That room had a leak in the bathroom. Next room was fair but not stocked well. Facility seemed old and run-down. All outdoor access to rooms (it's a motel, not hotel) Huge spider web around the outside door light - creepy! Sad thing is I was promised a $50 coupon for future use (due to having to change rooms) but never received it. They said they couldn't discount anything immediately because I booked through an online site (learned something new there). The staff tried hard to please and be friendly. Location is good: 5-10 minute walk to beach, 20-30 minute walk to pier via beach or trail. Close drive to outlets. It's actually very far from Avenida Del Mar "where all the action is". I would rate it Fair but that wasn't an option, so it gets Average (rather than Poor) due to its location.

    5
    « Great place to stay... »

    Nice, older, Motel/Hotel close to the beach, rail stops and restaurants. Great value for the area, breakfast included. Friendly staff, rooms are clean and well cared for. Pets are allowed. We would recommend this motel to friends.

    5
    « Great Stay!! »

    This Best Western is at the top of my list. I always stay at a Best Western & this is up there. The staff was helpful. The breakfast attend was GREAT. She made it worth while to get up in the morning to get breakfast.

    4
    « Nice, clean and all about location »

    Nice, cute outside look for the hotel and it's all about location since is just a few blocks from Del Mar street where all the action is in San Clemente. Close to the new Outlet Mall and highways. Great area to stop before going to San Diego.

  • 5
    « Excellent Staff »

    Great location. Great rooms. The staff was superb. We enjoyed being able to walk to the beach and the pier. There are restaurants close by. The courtyard is a nice addition for eating breakfast. Ana in the breakfast area is super amazing.

    4
    « stay while visiting family »

    Great. the hotel is close to the beach. It's about 1/2 block away and the walking and running trail is right on the beach. And particularly this time they served a full breakfast. the parking could be much better and renovation of the elevator but overall the review was satisfactory

    4
    « spacious rooms, clean, basic, just what you would expect »

    we booked this in advance for a great price, the bed was huge (queen). the pool was clean and quiet when we were in it, hot tub was clean but we didnt stay in it long . its a perfect place to stop between LA and san diego zoo. the receptionist was very helpful, she gave us advice on local places to eat.

    4
    « Cute, comfortable, affordable »

    Cute, comfortable, affordable hotel close to everything...food, train, shopping. We stayed at this property for a soccer tournament, and everything was just right for a successful weekend! Everyone slept well, breakfast was good, and

    5
    « Fantastic stay! »

    I was visiting San Clemente with my family. When we checked in the staff were very friendly and kind giving us advice etc Our room was very clean and decorated lovely. That evening we went to the pool even though it was winter it was very warm and cleaned well. Breakfast in the morning was complimentary and was very good quality and had great selection. Me and my family really enjoyed our stay and would recommend anybody to visit! Also San Clemente is a very pretty place.

    5
    « Great Value for Money »

    The hotel was fantastic value for money. We had a king delux suite for our family of 5 which came had ample room for our very large family. The bathroom and wardrobe was large and the spa bath was an added bonus. All the staff were fantastic - definitely better than some of the high priced hotels we have wasted money on.

    4
    « Great Location and Hospitable Staff »

    This was our first time staying at a Best Western in San Clemente. It was a great location as we visited this area to surf. Some great restaurants close by. Clean, comfortable rooms at a great price. Super friendly staff.

    4
    « Great value »

    Neat & clean, excellent breakfast, friendly staff. Location was very convenient to the beach and just north of Del Mar the main drag in San Clemente CA. Upgraded breakfast room and updated fitness center.

    4
    « Excellent Value and Adequate Facilities »

    This was an affordable place and a good location. It was not too close to the railroad or the interstate. It will be real close to the premium outlets that are opening up in January 2016. Layout of hotel was a little odd and finding the entrance and parking was also odd. Bed and linens were excellent quality. Nice workout facility and good selection of breakfast items. Really appreciated the good coffee both in the rooms and the free breakfast. Very close to the San Clemente beach trail. A great walking path. We will be back.

    5
    « #1 Destination »

    When traveling to San Clemente this is my go to hotel. Great staff and wonderfully put together fresh breakfast.. FANTASTIC!! Walking distance from the beach and so very close to the new outlet mall. Great destination for a perfect get away or business travel. Very accommodating for anyones needs. Definitely coming back.

  • 4
    « Just fine for an overnight stay. »

    Stayed for one night because we were in town for a wedding. Location was convenient for us however the room had a musty smell (Room 101). But the room was very clean. Luis at the reception desk was very helpful getting us our room a little early to get ready for the wedding. Thanks Luis!!! I would probably ask for a 2nd floor room as there was a lot of noise overhead.

    5
    « Nice hotel in beautiful San Clemente »

    This was a very nice hotel in beautiful San Clemente not far from the ocean. Very pleasant staff. The building was kind of a mission style. The morning desk clerk was very personable and helpful. And the lady in the breakfast room was very helpful also.

    3
    « Tired Hotel »

    This hotel, like many others in San Clemente, have tired furnishings, fixtures and other amenities. Location is good and it has good potential if someone invested in some upgrades. The staff were very nice and helpful.

    4
    « Great value for the price »

    We stayed for two nights over the Thanksgiving holiday. Very easy to check in-out. Staff was very helpful and friendly. The room slept 4 adults with little issue. Just 2 blocks from the beach, and situated in the heart of San Clemente. The breakfast room was crowded ( expected when the meal is provided with the room), but I was able to get in and out with enough to start my day. Unfortunately had to skip the waffle maker this time because that was clearly the most popular item! I will definitely stay here again!

    4
    « Hotel Review »

    The hotel staff was very friendly. The quality of the beds and comforters were of very good quality.. We enjoyed the location to downtown San Clemente and the pier. The view to the ocean was great from the window. The hotel provided a very nice continental breakfast. The location was quite.

    4
    « Lovely Hotel - Questionable Service/Amenities »

    Lovely old school "Santa Fe" style hotel. Large clean rooms and beautiful jacuzzi and pool area. Lots of privacy. In my experience, one of the employees at check in and check out was very unpleasant - a stereotypical guy burnt out on his job or not a good candidate for customer service. Other employees on site very friendly and professional. Wifi did not work with my devices - unable to access a secure service. Cable did not work properly?..multiple .06, .331, .67, etc. stations in between most stations.

    1
    « UNSAFE, DO NOT STAY HERE. »

    Stayed for a weekend get away on the weekend I proposed to my fiance. Someone tried to break into our room in the middle of the night. We had the safety latch on, so they were not able to open the door (to spite multiple attempts of banging the door against the latch). We checked out that night and drove home. Tried to reach the manager multiple times to talk about the incident, he never returned my calls. Called both Groupon (booked our stay through) & Best Western corporate to report the incident and ask for a refund. They reached the manager, who said that it was probably just someone accidentally trying to open our door (even though we explained we were both yelling while they continued to try and open the door multiple times) and implied that we were at fault because we probably didn't close the door correctly. In addition said they couldn't refund because we had occupied the room (we left at 11:00 in the middle of the night scared and shaken up, so hardly able to say we were able to enjoy the room we paid for). Whole experience left us scared and disappointed with this hotel. It appears the manager would rather shift the blame than investigate a safety concern. Look for elsewhere to spend your trip in San Clemente. Completely ruined a weekend that I should have been remembering as one of the happiest days of my life.

    4
    « a little gem. »

    This fall was the second time we have stayed in this gem of a hotel. It sits right on highway one as you enter San Clemente from the north. It rises three stories from the courtyard with a fountain and some lovely flowering bushes and palm trees. Our check in was seamless with a very friendly desk man who greeted us and gave us instruction on where our room was. Our room was as far away from the street as you can get, on the back side on the third floor. This not a new place, but it has been updated. The bed and bedding was very comfortable. The sink was outside the bathroom. We had a double queen room with lots of room. There was a frig in the room and two windows, one large one on the front and a small window in the bathroom. There was also a large closet with full length mirrors on the door. Air conditioner worked great, but was a little noisy. The breakfast was a continental one with precooked eggs and a burrito with lots of different breads, yogurt, cereal, and hot drinks. There was also some fresh fruit. This is good for a day or two, but if you are staying a week you will probably eat out . The pool was warm in October and the hot tub was very hot. Parking is free,but sometimes tight. You will find yourself far away from the beach requiring a search for parking, but it is a beautiful beach area. Amtrak leave conveniently from the beach area if you want to go to LA or San Diego. San Clemente is however very charming and inviting so there is little reason to leave.

    5
    « A Comfortable Stay in San Clemente »

    We stayed in early October 2015 for 2 nights, a Sunday and a Monday. Our room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. Nice bathroom/dressing area with tub and shower. We found the bed very comfortable. This hotel is very beautiful in its outdoor pool and the courtyard area complete with a fountain. Good, nutritious breakfast. We would stay again anytime we're in the area.

    4
    « Road trip »

    Very nice BW+. Nice rooms, good breakfast. Plenty of lighting. Very friendly, helpful staff. Good location. Can walk to town or to the waterfront path. Nice size pool and fitness center. Would definitely return and recommend. Well priced. The only thing we would add was a healthy cereal at breakfast, but they were in the process of remodeling and that could have made a difference.

  • 5
    « Excellent Hotel »

    We stayed here for a wedding about a block away. The hotel was excellent. Staff friendly. Check in and out quick. My only complaint was not firm enough mattress but I admit that I am very sensitive poor sleeper. My wife had no problem with mattress. We were on the second floor which was quiet enough if the windows are closed. I think any really bad reviews should be discounted as unusual experiences.

    4
    « Over night »

    Short over night get away with my wife. Check in was fast and easy. Room was nice, king size bed. the carpet was wet near the fridge and the jetted tub did not work. Did not have repaired as already in tub. Great location, easy walk to beach. Very comfortable bed. Room would have been great if the tub worked. Good breakfast. Easy check out.

    5
    « Great Value, Great Location »

    Friendly staff, clean rooms and grounds and comfortable bed and pillows. Close to the ocean and close to shopping. Nice breakfast that included pancakes and breakfast burritos (warmed in microwave). We checked other hotels, they were expensive. This was a great value for its location and amenities.

    3
    « Good hotel for price »

    good hotel for the price, and pretty good area - about 15 minute walk to the beach.. Some good mexican food restaurants in the area as well, and a bakery across the street. Hotel itself is descent, clean, the rooms have everything you need.

    5
    « Thank you »

    I would highly recommend Best Western PLUS Casablanca Inn, San Clemente to all friends and family. Excellent customer service all the way around from phone calls to in person. Might even come stay again for fun We stayed at your hotel because we attended the Carruthers wedding on Oct 10 at The Casino

    5
    « Very Nice For The Price »

    The rooms are very spacious, the staff is very accommodating, their breakfast is nice, and it's in a great location. Parking is minimal, but there's overflow parking behind the hotel with easy access to the hotel.

    4
    « Good value and location »

    This clean property is close to the beach and reasonably priced. Ask about possible noise from remodeling. Our beds seemed new and were unusually comfortable. The heavy comforters that are now common in many hotels are inappropriate for warm climates and we were told there were no lighter blankets available. Staff was available, courteous and helpful.

    4
    « Excellent Inn!! »

    Spent 2 nights here and found the room and service excellent. Breakfast offered good selection and served by courteous and friendly gals. Would highly recommend to business or vacation travelers. Front desk personnel very helpful. Close to restaurants and shopping. Easy access to beach and freeways.

    3
    « Value hotel »

    Room was clean, bed comfortable. Property older and less lush than I expected based on the photos. Would stay again, because the rooms were clean but no frills. Free Continental breakfast had things like microwaveable sausage croissants, fruits and cereals.

    1
    « Items stolen from room safe »

    We accidentally left some items in the room safe. Two days later I called and talked to the front desk person. I was told I would get a call back after investigation. No call was received. I called two more times and was told I would get a call back but never received a return call. Items included a credit card and insurance card among other papers. I am SO disappointed. I can't trust this hotel.

  • 4
    « Third Time »

    This is the 3rd time we have stayed in this location. Clean, convenient location to the beach, freeway and other points of interest. We alway get a room with a balcony! We enjoy sitting out on the balcony in the evening. Well kept property. May be a bit over priced but we will probably stay there again on our next visit which is at least once a year. The staff is very friendly! We have never gotten up early enough to have their breakfast so cannot comment on that. Overall very satifs ied!

    3
    « Poor service »

    Made reservation a month ahead of time. We got in late on a drive from L.A. to San Diego. We arrived just after a scheduled eight hour power outage. The clerk gave us a small flash light and explained that they have no control over the power company. I agree however you could have called and gave us an option to find a hotel with lights. No apology no credit for the fact that we could not use any of the amenities until morning. Because of the heat we had to leave a window open and listened to traffic all night. Poor service I would not recommend this hotel.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Interstate 5. Take the Avenida Pico Exit west to North El Camino Real, turn left and go two blocks. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Casablanca Inn is on the left.