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“WOW. A Must stay Beach Resort/Timeshare destination in Capistrano Beach, CA”

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Capistrano Surfside Inn
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 December 2016

A few years ago, due to fog on a New Years eve in Medford, OR. we time banked a timeshare week at Solana Beach to Trading Places and forgot about it. Some weeks ago we started getting e-mails from Trading Places about the time banked week, and made inquiry. Long story short we made reservation for our time banked week at Capistrano Beach Inn, Capistrano Beach, CA contiguous to Dana Point Harbor for this past Nov. 4-11, 2016. Best vacation decision and stay we've EVER MADE.

Right off the ocean, and 5 minutes from Dana Point Harbor and San Juan Capistrano, next door in close walking distance to 5 star Agostinos Italian Restaurant and Olamendis Mexican Restaurant, and superb accommodations. Wow, how can you beat it? We were fortunate that we got a Sea Captain, 2BD/2 bath unit. Also superior are the 2BD/1 bath units, all on corner units of the facility for views. Resort also has owners lounge for coffee in the morning, full kitchens, computer/printer usage, in room Wi-Fi, great fitness center, free bike usage, swimming/pool/Jacuzzi, barbecue grills on the deck, great parking, free newspapers at the lobby, and friendliest, did I say friendliest well meaning staff that we've ever encountered; in particular WADE, maintenance/go to guy, who is not only knowledgeable, but personable, helpful, and a rare caring person. This is a must stay destination.

Nice partial ocean views, very clean, quiet, and well cared units. THIS IS A MUST STAY ORANGE COUNTY OCEAN VIEW/ACCESS DESTINATINON.

Room Tip: Request end units if available on 2nd or 3rd floors for partial ocean views.
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2016

WOW! Thank YOU. We strive to make your stay memorable and your kinds words really touch us! Your review was shared with our team and Wade will be recognized for the excellent service he provided you (as he does with all of our guests). Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and share your experience and feedback with us and your fellow travelers. We hope to have you as our guest again!
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

The location and the comfort of the Surfside Inn would be hard to match when visiting seaside California. Our one bedroom unit was clean and inviting. It was more than adequate for a lovely fall week at the beach. The oversize jacuzzi tub in our bathroom was a surprise, but perhaps Boomer-age surfer guests who desire a soak use theirs. There is an outdoor hot tub and pool overlooking the Pacific Coast Highway and the ocean. The kitchen was well-equipped and the outdoor grill on our balcony was a big plus. Even though we took advantage of the great restaurants in the area, we grilled three nights of our stay. Not many places offer a grill with each unit and this definitely was a plus in our book. This was our second stay here and we were pleased to have an ocean view. However last time we stayed on the "back side" of the building and found that to be super quiet, lovely, and relaxing. The ocean side is quite busy and great for people watching, as well as seeing the California coast trains zip past.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2016

Hi Eva,
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate the kind words! It sounds like you really enjoyed your stay with us and we're so happy to hear it! Hopefully you can come stay with us again soon!
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Just spent a wonderful week at the Capistrano Surfside Inn. The check-in was the easiest we have ever experienced. We were immediately offered help with our luggage.The wonderful front desk staff was so efficient and friendly and the resort manager personally welcomed us. Our spacious 2 bedrm, 1 full bath with separate sink in 2nd bdrm., wonderful ocean views across the street from Doheny Beach, fully equipped kitchen, comfortably furnished, ceiling fans in both bdrms, central air, sparkling pool overlooks ocean, gas BBQ on the balcony of every unit. Free wifi with excellent technician available if questions. Great location: Costco 5 minutes away, Walmart, Target, Dana Point for our whale watching excursion, San Juan Capistrano Mission including garden tour, Hennessey's Tuesday 2 for 1 Burgers, Regency $6 Tuesday shows. This resort has it all. We can't wait to return to this wonderful resort.

Stayed: September 2016
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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Carole, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We would love to have you as our guest again soon!
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We loved it so peaceful and soothing so much privacy nobody even bothers you there you can do whatever you like you just enjoy your self completly and what a great ocean view you have. it was awsome and very clean

Stayed: November 2015, travelled with family
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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back and stay with us again soon! Amanda Burgess, General Manager

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Capistrano Surfside Inn is a comfortable pleasant place to stay in an excellent location. Half the units are Oceanside with an awesome view of the ocean – and one just walks across the road to the beach! The location is very close to Dana Point and it's charming Harbor, and close to lovely charming Southern California towns such as San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, etc.

Room Tip: Front units sunny ocean view. Rear units very quiet.
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  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled solo
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CapoSurf, General Manager at Capistrano Surfside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. Your positive words are really appreciated. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us, both at the resort and in the area. Please come back and be our guest again soon!
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Additional Information about Capistrano Surfside Inn

Address: 34680 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92624-1301
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Dana Point
#5 Romantic Hotel in Dana Point
Price Range: $241 - $422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Capistrano Surfside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Minutes away from Dana Point Harbor, Doheny State Beach, and numerous family attractions, this seaside resort is the ideal location for your next beach vacation. You'll enjoy a private balcony, spacious rooms, barbecue grills, and plenty of pool and beach toys for the kids when you stay at this ocean front resort. Guests must be 18 years of age or older with a valid ID and credit card to book and check-in. Please note a Daily Resort Fee of $15 plus tax will be collected upon booking. ... more   less 
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