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Salt Lake City, Utah
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I was a little taken aback by the pedestrian nature of the accommodations. This is not resort lodging like many timeshare properties. If you want clean linens, you strip your beds and gather your towels, bag them, leave them outside your door, and clean ones are delivered. Nothing quite like coming home after a long day and having to make... More 

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1 Thank Joe S
CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

Joe, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you and your family took advantage of the free bikes, it really is the best way to experience the area. Happy to hear that the view from your unit overshadowed the noise of the traffic/trains, although I agree with you: it's easy to adapt to... More 

North Port
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

enjoyed a week via a timeshare exchange. Fantastic accommodations. Spacious lodgings overlooking the ocean. A plus was a porch with a gas grill which we used two times while enjoying our sunsets and wine! Very clean in unit and staff constantly seen cleaning the halls, mopping the floors in the hallway and laundry areas. Would highly recommend as an exchange!

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Thank Marlene W
CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, it makes our day to hear that you had a fantastic vacation! We hope you come to visit us again ;0) Amanda Burgess, General Manager More 

Las Vegas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2015

One of our favorite vacation destinations is the Capistrano Surfside Inn. We have been so impressed with this outstanding resort. The suites are large and well appointed. The kitchen is fully stocked and with a full size refrigerator, stove with full oven and all of the rest of the tools that make cooking a pleasure. We have even made oven... More 

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1 Thank Daniel M
CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us (again)! Keep the feedback coming, we find it invaluable! And we will strive to continue to improve based on our guests comments and suggestions. We look forward to your next stay. Amanda Burgess, General Manager More 

Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We arrived at 9:45pm to a sopping wet floor in the bathroom (yuck), grey foul smelling water coming up from the drain of the bathroom sink, a disgusting scrub brush (to think it was used to clean the room!) and not a shred of toilet paper in the unit. We got a backside unit which was very out of date... More 

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1 Thank SeattleSarah4
CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

I'm so sorry this was your experience with us! I wish really we had spoken about the problems you experienced while you were still here with us so I had the opportunity to make it right with you. Thank you for your time on the phone the other day, I appreciate all the feedback. I hope you come back and... More 

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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

Our experience with the staff right from the beginning was wonderful and we appreciated how accommodating they were. The location was perfect. We were able to walk on the beach each morning. We had marshmallow roasts on the beach. We loved the accommodations available; bikes, beach chairs, pool table, pool, hot tub, movies, and friendly staff. It was nice to... More 

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Thank Jeffrey F
CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

Jeffery, We are so glad your family had a great stay with us! Sounds like you and your family really took the time to enjoy and explore all that our area has to offer. Give us a call when you're ready to plan your next stay with us, hopefully with some advance notice we can keep you in the same... More 

Oostburg, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2015

We (my daughter, 3 year old granddaughter and a friend) were very pleased with our ocean view room. I particularly liked the balcony. We were unable to find a few things in the kitchen, but we immediately got help. The rooms were clean, brightly decorated and spacious. The kitchen was well stocked with necessary dishes and etc. The over-the-road-to-the-beach bridge... More 

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Thank footloose2811
CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! The weather was so perfect this weekend too. Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, we hope you come and stay with us again soon. Amanda Burgess, General Manager More 

Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014

We traded our timeshare week through our vacation club trade service with a request for central West Coast beach area. This Resort fit the bill. I didn't see any reviews before booking, but they have found us good properties before so I didn't hesitate with pulling the trigger. We had a 2/2 on the third floor end.(see room tips). In... More 

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5 Thank Stevadore
CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, it sounds like you made the most of your vacation by visiting all that the area has to offer! We'd love to have you come stay with us again in the future. Amanda Burgess, General Manager More 

Timbuktu, Mali
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41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014

We chose this place through VRI. We've also stayed at two other great properties: San Clemente Inn and Winner's Circle in Del Mar. We live in a very quiet home in a very quiet neighborhood. We were a little concerned about the road noise at Surfside Inn. It was not an issue. We were surprised how easily we got used... More 

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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

What an excellent and detailed review. Thank you so much for taking the time to post. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you as our guest again in the future. More 

Yorba Linda, CA
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2014

I have been an owner at the Capistrano Surfside Inn since 1990. I never considered giving it up and gone there every single year. I like it so much, I bought a second unit and spend another week there in the Winter. It is definitely one of the good things in my life. In recent years, the management of the... More 

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2 Thank MusicFromWithin
CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

This review made my week! It means the world to us to have our long-standing owners express their delight in SurfSide Inn. It's the owners like you that help this resort to maintain it's cozy beach environment that our owners love to come to and we enjoy to work in. Thanks for the positive feedback and we'll see you next... More 

Denver, Colorado
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494 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2014

It's a nice and laid back hotel, not a party resort. There is quite a bit of road noise. the property overall is old but kept in decent shape. There are lots of stores and restaurants a short drive from there. Staff is pleasant.

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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Hope to see you again! ;0) Amanda Burgess, General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Capistrano Surfside Inn

Address: 34680 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92624-1301
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Price Range: $278 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Capistrano Surfside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Capistrano Surfside Hotel Capistrano Beach
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Dana Point
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“Front units sunny ocean view. Rear units very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles meetjudith, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms have the view. The back rooms do not”
 of 5 bubbles M5816PImaryj, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Definitely request an Ocean View Room 30 days ahead of check-in”
 of 5 bubbles Carrons, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“Make sure that you request, at least 30 days in advance, if you want an ocean view unit or a unit in the back of the complex.”
 of 5 bubbles bobmZ3323XR, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Phone perhaps 2 - 3 months ahead and check out which floors are available.”
 of 5 bubbles 25denniss, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
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