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Wave Crest Del Mar

1400 Ocean Ave, Del Mar, CA 92014
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Wave Crest Del Mar
Ranked #6 of 7 hotels in Del Mar
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cold, nasty Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were able to stay in a studio condo at the Wave Crest through Royal Holiday vacation program. I had been trying to get into this place for the past 4 years!! I can now see why it is so popular. Being able to stay in a condo overlooking the Pacific Ocean is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many people; at... More

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West Chicago, Illinois
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255 reviews 255 reviews
21 hotel reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We spent a few nights at Wave Crest in Del Mar last week and it is an ideal setting! The complex is lovely and nicely maintained if a bit outdated with the furnishings. The landscaping is beautiful and there are numerous things to do within the complex - there is a "recreation" room with TV, coffee, tea, card table, games,... More

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139 reviews 139 reviews
55 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a week recently in a one bedroom unit overlooking the park with a partial ocean view....the location of Wave Crest cannot be beat - it is situated on the cliffs of Del Mar overlooking the beach...at night you can hear the waves crashing on the beach and is within walking distance to all the lovely restaurants... More

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Glendora, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is a timeshare property but it can be booked without being an owner. It is an older property and not that big, but that;'s it's charm. It is intimate and the close proximity to the beach makes it a highly desirable p;lace to stay. I stayed in a studio unit on the second floor. It was one of only... More

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This place WILL RUIN YOUR vacation. Don't waste your time with this place!!! HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. Management could not care less about running this place right. The rooms are old and outdated dated. AC is horrible. Staff is down right rude the lady working in her office did not want to be working. The older guy with white hair wasn't much... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We have been visiting Wave Crest for 27 years and absolutely love it! The resort is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, the post office and of course, the beach! Many of the rooms have an ocean view, some will lull you to sleep with the sound of the waves breaking to shore at night. Anyone concerned with the mattresses... More

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Pasco, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This was a nice resort in DelMar and we enjoyed our stay. We had a studio with a murphy bed which was not very comfortable. The kitchen was adequate. The pool water wasn't very clean....there were alot of bugs in it...not sure how often it got cleaned. I don't know if I would stay again but being by the ocean... More

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Shingle Springs, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

First to address the low ratings. The issue with bed quality is very subjective, I’ve had better and I’ve had worse, enough said. As for construction nearby – none happening my visit, plus that is not their issue unless it is at their facility. Noisy because of train? Then don’t stay along the coast where the Coastal and Amtrak runs,... More

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Quispamsis, NB
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I hoped that the Wave Crest would meet my expectations but I was wrong. It surpassed them!! The place has a million dollar view. Who doesn't want to wake up and look out at the surfers lining the coast. We lucked out by getting one of the 2nd story studios that had a balcony...there are only 2. Our room was... More

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

The staff is great and friendly and help you when you ask, the pool is great and there is nothing better to sit in a hot tub and look out over the ocean, the beach is in walking distance and there is plenty of things to do and places to eat! I recommend Wave Crest to everybody! Keegan Biggers

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Address: 1400 Ocean Ave, Del Mar, CA 92014
Location: United States > California > Del Mar
Also Known As:
Wave Crest Del Mar Hotel Del Mar

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