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The INN at Calafia Beach San Clemente Reviews
“Fun, charming... wonderful!” Mar 28, 2011
You know how you always want to find that hidden gem? That perfect getaway? The one you will return to over and over? Well, this is it! My husband and I are in love with this place.
The Innkeeper, Dana, is the best of the best! We were led to the gorgeous, fun and playful Shag Room. It puts the shag in shagadelic! Yes, it's fun, but it's also super comfortable! This room is actually two rooms, both with comfy beds, perfect pillows, a flat screen and FREE Wi-Fi! Also a fridge, fab powerful shower, and a sitting area that's perfect for relaxing with your coffee in the morning. So convenient - the coffee and coffee maker are furnished, so you don't have to run, half awake, to the nearest coffee house when your feet hit the floor upon waking. And oh, that shag rug under bare feet - delicious!
Super personal touches abound. Great paintings, the cool black panther on the dresser, spotless room and bathroom. We were even greeted with delicious chocolate cupcakes and a bottle of wonderful wine!
It's obvious that a lot of love and care go into this property. As soon as we met with Dana, we knew this was a place we'd return to often. Also, she knows all the great places to dine, surf and play! Whether you want a night on the town, brunch, or a day at the beach, she's got you covered! There's also a communal picnic area in the middle of the property. It is loaded up with everything you need for your own cookout, so cool! There is a grill, microwave, sink, utensils, and even pots & pans. So if you're not keen on dining out, you can make a run to the local store and grill up your dinner right there :) I love this option. Great way to meet other folks as well. We did not do this, but saw several people enjoying steaks and veggies while we were there. Next time we go, we'll grill up some goodies!
Beach is super close, as are so many wonderful shops and places to eat. Dana told us about the Farmer's Market, and we enjoyed that very much. The next day we went to the San Diego Zoo, which is a gorgeous, scenic one hour drive away. When we got back, feet hurting, backs aching, the shag room welcomed and embraced us in a warm hug, magically erasing the aches and pains of two 40-somethings... The hot, steamy power shower felt sooo good after a long day, and then to snuggle into such a comfy bed was just perfect. Ahhh, we slept like babies both nights!
What a memorable weekend, in a memorable place. Thanks Dana, we'll be back!
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