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Wave Crest Resort

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1400 Ocean Ave, Del Mar, CA 92014
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW!!!! Hidden gem!!! I walked down the steps and into the paradise that is Wave Crest Resort. From the moment we parked our car we knew this place was special. Dedicated staff anticipating your needs and a quiet laid back atmosphere right next door to world renowned Sea Grove Park. Our Room was extremely clean and Gustavo the Housekeeping Manager... More 

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GPR S, Manager at Wave Crest Resort, responded to this review

Hi Peter! Thank you for considering Wave Crest Resort as one of Del Mar's hidden gems! We agree! It's so beautiful here. We are very glad you had such a wonderful vacation with us. We hope to welcome you back to our special resort soon. More 

Canyon Lake, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small,quiet and well run. Very friendly staff. Rooms show their age but well maintained. Understand remodeling is in their future. Ocean view is amazing. DelMar is very quaint area with very nice shops and resturants

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Walnut Creek, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The resort is near the ocean and is very relaxing all shops are in walking distance. Staff are friendly and help with all needs. The grounds are kept beautiful,the rooms are large including full kichens,great for families.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We own 3 weeks here and hardly EVER trade it (it is a timeshare resort). We love that it is RIGHT ON the ocean and we can hear the waves at night. It is up on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Love entertaining our family here during the day at the pool and bbq. You can walk to town, just... More 

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Rialto, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We were guests of a couple that own a timeshare there. The bungalow was a two bedroom, two bath, spacious, with high ceiling and lots of light, so you had the feel of outdoors with the comfort of indoors. The rooms were clean and beautifully painted in soft blues. It was so quiet that at night we did not even... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We love this place! Have been twice in 2 years. Would love to go every year if possible. Less than 2 hr. drive from LA. Great views of ocean from everywhere. We've had a suite with pull down bed, a little small, prefer the one bed room units. Location is great, long beach that's family friendly, small parks where it's... More 

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Highland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place is great. Very quiet. Very nice rooms. Perfect location. Couldn't ask for a better place if you would like a quiet vacation. My husband and I walked right across the tracks and down the cliff to the beach. Everybody is very respectful.

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Cold, nasty Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 245 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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calgary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 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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