Casa Tropicana is a boutique beachfront hotel in the Californian city of San Clemente. Easy to get to, San Clemente lies midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, and the drive from either city takes around an hour.

Casa Tropicana utilizes Spanish-style architecture, which is typical of San Clemente, and the hotel features convenient gated garaged parking and pet-friendly accommodations. The boutique hotel is tailored towards romantic vacations for couples, but is also suitable for small groups, pampering breaks for individuals and solo business travelers. Photo: Casa Tropicana

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Guest Accommodations

Casa Tropicana features seven rooms and two suites, each with their own distinctive style. Couples and sola travelers can choose from rooms or suites with queen or king-sized beds, while small groups can opt for the Casita Clemente with its additional pull-out bed or the two-bedroomed Casa Bahama suite.

Casita del Sol

The Casita del Sol, which translates to Little House of the Sun, has a queen-sized bed and atrium views. Decorated with pale yellow sun-washed walls and accents of green and brown, this contemporary second floor accommodation features bold local artwork and amenities such as air conditioning, stocked mini-refrigerator and flat-panel high definition TV with cable. There’s a Jacuzzi tub for two and a cozy fireplace. Outside there is a shared furnished deck with views of the beach and ocean.

Casita en Fuego

The Casita en Fuego, or Little House of Fire, is located on the second floor. Offering atrium views and a shared ocean-view balcony, the room is tastefully decorated with warm neutral tones and vibrant red accents. The flat-screen HDTV and inviting fireplace can be enjoyed from the queen-sized bed or comfy chairs. There is also a whirlpool tub for two and a small refrigerator filled with complimentary treats.

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Casita Azahar

Casita Azahar means Little House of Orange Blossom, and this third floor accommodation uses textures of bamboo and driftwood with warm shades of orange to create a contemporary yet laid-back atmosphere. The sea is visible from the queen-sized bed, while facilities include air conditioning, flat-panel HDTV with cable and a small refrigerator stocked with complimentary snacks and beverages. There is a Jacuzzi tub for two and a fireplace for colder weather. The shared furnished deckprovides far-reaching ocean views.

Casita Arena

In the Casita Arena, or Little House of Sand, guests can take in stunning sea views from the romantic four-poster bed. The queen-sized bed is surrounded by an ambient décor of sand hues with bright coral and green accents. Situated on the second floor, Casita Arena offers amenities including air conditioning, fireplace, flat-screen high-definition television with cable and a fully stocked mini-refrigerator. The whirlpool tub is ideal for relaxing indoors and outside, a spacious shared balcony enables one hundred-and-eighty degree views of the North Pacific Ocean.

Casita del Playa

The Casita del Playa, which means Little Beach House, is a third floor atrium-view room decorated with sea blues and sandy beiges that create a tranquil Mediterranean vibe. The king-sized bed features a bamboo canopy, and there are custom driftwood accents throughout. In addition to air conditioning there is a fireplace and outside there is a shared deck with ocean views. The Casita del Playa is well-equipped with a small refrigerator, flat-screen HDTV with cable and comfy overstuffed chairs.

Casita Estrellamar

Casita Estrellamar translates to Little House of Starfish and as such is decorated in a palette of seashore colors like sandy beiges and warm browns. This second floor ocean-view room has one king-sized bed, air conditioning, flat-panel HDTV with cable and a small refrigerator stocked with complimentary goodies. Guests can unwind in the whirlpool tub for two, while panoramic sea views can be enjoyed from the shared furnished deck. Ocean views can also be savored from the comfort of the bed with the cozy fireplace creating the perfect temperature at cooler times of year.

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Casita Clemente

The third floor Casita Clemente, or Little House of Clemente, is very spacious, offering guests a king-sized bed and a queen-sized pull-out sofa. The room is finished in deep but warm shades of green and brown with tropical accents. These combine to create a traditional and stylish retreat, with the décor further enhanced by vintage posters from the locale. Amenities comprise air conditioning, fireplace, flat-screen HDTV with cable and whirlpool tub for two. The living accommodation includes a cozy sitting area, wet bar, sink and stocked mini-refrigerator. Casita Clemente features panoramic ocean views and a shared furnished balcony.

Casa Bahama

The Casa Bahama, which means House of the Bahamas, is perfect for small groups and provides two queen-sized bedrooms including queen bed and single trundle bed. The second floor suite has atrium views, while sea views can be enjoyed from the spacious shared deck. Exquisitely decorated with rich fabrics and tropical prints against a backdrop of natural hues, there is attractive rattan furniture and beautiful tropical artwork throughout. The numerous amenities include air conditioning, flat-panel high definition TV with cable and small refrigerator. Accommodation comprises two bedrooms, large sitting area, kitchenette and bathroom with custom tiles and dual shower heads. Emanating a relaxed island vibe, the spacious Casa Bahama suite is the ideal accommodation for small groups and longer vacations.

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Casa del Rey

Casa del Rey, or House of the King, is a spectacular suite that provides complete privacy. Occupying the whole of the fifth floor, the majestic ocean-view accommodation has a four-poster king-sized bed and huge private beach-view deck. Furnished with natural tones and tropical accents, indoor features include sixty-inch plasma TV, fireplace, sea-view bathtub for two, dual shower, dual sink vanity, mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffee-making facilities. Sliding doors open onto the private balcony that is equipped with a Jacuzzi and outdoor wet bar. The romantic Casa del Rey is perfect for special occasion getaways.

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There are no restaurants at Casa Tropicana, however, a Morning Basket is delivered daily direct to every room and suite which provides a delicious breakfast from the comfort of the accommodations. There is a twenty-four hour on-site coffee station where freshly ground coffee, tea, hot chocolate and other beverages are available on a self-serve basis. All in-room refrigerators are replenished daily with complimentary food and drink such as bottled water, soda, juice, chips, cookies and candy bars. For an additional charge, guests aged twenty-one and over can have their room or suite stocked with chilled beer, wines, spirits and mixers if desired. While it is not possible to dine at Casa Tropicana, the hotel maintains a comprehensive guide to local eateries which are all within close proximity and provide an excellent variety of cuisine.

There are no on-site bars or lounges at Casa Tropicana, but there is a self-service coffee station and many cafes, bars and restaurants nearby.

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Plan This Vacation

Casa Tropicana provides all guests with beach chairs and umbrellas and a beach bag containing towels, beach blanket and smash balls.

There are two golf course in San Clemente, namely the San Clemente Municipal Golf Course and the Talega Golf Club. Both courses feature splendid views from their locations on the gently rolling hills of San Clemente. Both clubs are able to host weddings and other events, making them ideal venues for guests of Casa Tropicana.

There is plenty to do in the surrounding area, from an invigorating walk or run along the three-mile beach trail to a relaxed visit to the local shops, restaurants and galleries on Avenida del Mar.


One of the most popular beaches in Southern California is San Clemente State Beach. This mile-long stretch sits below a steep bluff and offers stunning views. There are various picnic areas and fire pits. Guests seeking a spot for a barbeque or some longboard surfing should head to the San OnofreBulffs section of San Onofre State Beach. In addition to three-and-a-half miles of sandy shoreline it is one of the best locations for surfing on the California coast. Surfers will also enjoy a number of world-class surfing spots along Trestles Beach, and there are several archaeological sites of interest in the adjacent San Mateo State Park. The Spanish-style mansion of La Casa Pacifica sits above Trestles Beach and is President Nixon’s former residence.


There are many activities for art-lovers, such as the monthly “art walk”. On the last Thursday of each month, visitors can stroll the Avenida del Mar and meet local artists in person. There are also many art galleries along this road, and on El Camino Real, and these represent a variety of artistic disciplines from renowned artists.

The Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens has much architectural interest, as it used to be a Spanish Colonial Revival estate. The buildings now house historic exhibitions and are host to musical and other special events. Beautiful gardens fill the extensive grounds and the site overlooks San Clemente Pier. Historic Spanish architecture can also be observed at nearby Mission San Juan Capistrano, along with tranquil gardens and fountains.

Foodies can sample regional fare at the weekly farmers’ market held every Sunday morning on Avenida Del Mar. For an evening diversion, head to the Cabrillo Playhouse, which is a quaint and cozy community theatre featuring plays, variety shows, comedy and more.

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