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The Surfbreak Hotel

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Premium bedding, down comforters, desk, iron/ironing board
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Overview of The Surfbreak Hotel

The Surfbreak Hotel

2.5 star property
Convenient to Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base
8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

246 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is CA $182
Price available on 06/05/2023
1819 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA, 92672
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front-desk safe
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base - 25 min walk
  • San Clemente Pier - 25 min walk
  • Doheny State Beach - 9 min drive
  • Dana Point Harbor - 9 min drive
  • Mission San Juan Capistrano - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • John Wayne Airport (SNA) - 30 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 34 min drive
  • Murrieta, CA (RBK-French Valley) - 78 min drive
  • San Juan Capistrano Depot - 12 min drive
  • Laguna Niguel Station - 15 min drive
  • San Clemente Pier Station - 24 min walk


  • Starbucks - 16 min walk
  • The Bagel Shack - 13 min walk
  • Pedro's Tacos - 7 min walk
  • Taco Bell - 11 min walk
  • Molly Bloom's Irish Bar and Restaurant - 10 min walk

About this property

The Surfbreak Hotel

The Surfbreak Hotel puts you 1.3 mi (2 km) from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base and 1.3 mi (2 km) from San Clemente Pier. Free perks include WiFi and self parking. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Golfing nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 55-inch Smart TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of USD 200


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

Contactless check-out is available.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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
The Surfbreak Hotel Hotel
The Surfbreak Hotel San Clemente
The Surfbreak Hotel Hotel San Clemente

Frequently asked questions

Does The Surfbreak Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Surfbreak Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Surfbreak Hotel?
As of 4 Jun 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Surfbreak Hotel on 5 Jun 2023 start from CA $182, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Surfbreak Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Surfbreak Hotel?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 25 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Surfbreak Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Surfbreak Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Surfbreak Hotel and nearby?
The Surfbreak Hotel has a picnic area.
What's the area around The Surfbreak Hotel like?
The Surfbreak Hotel is a short 15-minute walk from San Clemente Municipal Golf Course and 19 minutes' walk from Avenida del Mar. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

david, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Looks nice… but….
1st room had a lot of hair in the bathroom area, and a drain in the tub that was REALLY SLOW. a short shower and water was 3” deep. 2nd room had a hole in the wall and door did not lock. 3rd room smelled like a musty barn. We left and got a refund. The mgr tried but admitted he could do any better.
4-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Enjoyable Stay
The room was clean and nice and big! The bathroom had a bard door that did not close all the way or lock which was uncomfortable with friends coming into our room. That was the only drawback. Bed was comfortable and the noise from the freeway was surprisingly quieter than expected.
1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Besides basically being across from the freeway with traffic noise and some very loud, partying going on outside our room the first night... it was fine.
Scott, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The room was clean. Did have ocean view.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Joseph, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Don’t Stay For More Than A Night
It wasn’t the worst but not great at all. The room was only cleaned once in our 4 night stay. There was tile that was loose in the bathroom and we had to ask the maid that was outside to let us borrow a broom because the floor was dirty and dusty. It was really dirty. If you’re just sleeping there maybe think about it. Then in our last day there some repair guys were knocking and trying to open our room. I went to the door and they said they might have gotten the wrong room and asked if I was checking out today.
4-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

No Thanks
service was sketchy at check in as well as the clientel. Definately not a family place. Maybe ik for a pass through stay.
John, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wish we could have stayed longer
LOve the patio; love the sheets and pillows; best in the world; love the decor
Patricia, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Experience at Hotel
Nice, Clean, Quiet, Great check-in and Check-out process. Dog Friendly.
1-night family trip
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