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Del Mar Motel on the Beach

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1702 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The front desk clerk was miserable (works Saturday). She knew we were waiting to check-in and tried to dodge us to go to lunch. The room we booked months in advance, a second floor ocean view was unavailable but they charged us for it anyway. The room we got on the first floor was up against a stairwell, not the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big rooms, we were in a king room 3 doors from the beach. Nice and clean but could use some updating, small old tv in hutch that was too low to view if laying in the bed. Beautiful ocean views are not in the rooms but from the front common balcony. Common areas are nice, they have grills if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel itself is older and the rooms are small. The shower and beds are small as well. But, honestly who cares when you are literally on the beach! It is a bit pricey for a motel, but that's what you get when you come to Del Mar. Also you get free parking, which is awesome.

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Corona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My family has been coming here since the 70s, so it feels like home to me. From the patio you can walk right onto the sand. The motel offers complimentary BBQ's for grilling along with chairs, towels and umbrellas for the beach. Most recently, they changed out their carpet floors for wood, which makes it more conducive for a sandy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We spent 3 nights here and loved it. Great location. Literally steps from the beach. Room was very spacious. We agree with the earlier reviewer who talked about the pillows. They are very flat and there are only 2 per bed. Loved that the room had a refrigerator and microwave. We ate breakfast in the room every morning and that... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This place is on the water at the 17th Street lifeguard station, fronting one of the best swimming beaches in Del Mar or the North Coast for that matter. This property sports five-star views and location at a price that is very reasonable. No, it doesn't have the latest technology or stone finishes. It does have a great patio and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is a reasonably spacious motel, rooms not luxury but adequate for a few nights. Sea views are a bit of a myth as motel runs at a right angle to beach so very few can actually see sand but there are no private balconies anyway. The private guest patios are superb . There is not much in Del Mar... More 

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Oceanside, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a very nice location and I do recommend it for the location and price of $155. BUT, the water pressure is very low in two story building that needs new plumbing. Anytime someone flushes the toilet or turns on another shower the water flow is cut to half (already very low) and you have to immediately step aside... More 

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HotelsManagementTeam, General Manager at Del Mar Motel on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your most recent experience you had with. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our great beach front location. In regards to your feedback regarding our water pressure, this is on our bucket list for the fall to install regulators in all of the showers. As far as our new flooring, our housekeeping staff... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

The motel was clean and on the beach. I liked that there was a mini refrigerator and microwave in the room as we were able to make our own food. This was fortunate because we ended up spending $70 a day on parking and an additional $43 on a parking ticket because we were 2 min late feeding the meter.... More 

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HotelsManagementTeam, General Manager at Del Mar Motel on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay for the most part. In regards to our parking, we do try and let all of our guests know of our limited parking upon making reservations with us and suggest alternative parking if our lot becomes full. Again, thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We have been traveling to the San Diego area for many years now and after reading many reviews we decided we really wanted to try this hotel based on the fact that it was right on the beach. It is a little older but that just added to the charm. We rented an ocean view room upstairs and are extremely... More 

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HotelsManagementTeam, General Manager at Del Mar Motel on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback and extremely kind words. This means so much to us and we really appreciate it. We were very excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your business and hope to have the opportunity to see you again very soon on your... More 

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