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Wave Crest Del Mar

1400 Ocean Ave, Del Mar, CA 92014
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Wave Crest Del Mar
Ranked #7 of 7 hotels in Del Mar
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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calgary
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122 reviews 122 reviews
46 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
6 helpful votes 6 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 The rooms are old and outdated dated.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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71 reviews 71 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Other reviews hit the nail on the head. Not a bad spot for a stay if you just want quiet walks, pool, watch ocean activities. When I arrived the room was too hot so I asked for an upgrade. Was told none of the rooms have A/C so stayed with the room given. ( Was told most places in the... More

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Seattle
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011

It is better than camping, but the staff is not friendly, guessing it is because they have to micromanage all the rules, very strict letter of the law kind of place, very poor bed quality. There are not lots af choices in this area, so the location is its only draw.

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Address: 1400 Ocean Ave, Del Mar, CA 92014
Location: United States > California > Del Mar
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Ranked #7 of 7 hotels in Del Mar

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