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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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garden grove, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Del Mar Motel is just that...a motel. The rooms are nothing special but the location is just perfect if you are looking for a beachfront stay. The beach is right out of your door and next to the lifeguard station. There are two patios and several BBQs for cooking up your favorite patio meal. The motel is old but... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to visit in southern California. The common areas are clean and inviting. The beach is within view of tables and chairs. The staff are friendly and conscientious. A relaxing place to gather for a get away.

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Roscoe, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time in Del Mar...loved it!!! First impression was iffy but once you get settled in and literally walk a few steps to the beach you forget about the little things!! Would definitely stay here again.. Close to shopping & food!! But would recommend two things..get rid of the carpet in the rooms ewww...and a light on the desk for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

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 July 1, 2015

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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hertfordshire
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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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