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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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Corona, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Tucson
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5 reviews
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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 

Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Stopped on our way North, and I have to say was very impressed!! And when I say on the beach you couldn't get closer if you tried, literally right out your hotel door. All sorts of restaurants around all within walking distance! All sorts of chairs, towels and boogie boards free of charge. Along with complimentary parking (that's a biggie).... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are thrilled you found our little piece of beach heaven and enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review on Tripadvisor. We look forward to your next visit. Mikki Ellis General Manager Del Mar Motel on the Beach More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for a few days for a quick retreat. We loved the location right on the beach, steps from the water, lots of tables, chairs & even BBQ's if you want. It is very close to 2 amazing restaurants, and there is a snack shack next door if you get hungry while relaxing on the... More 

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

Dear ShaLin, Thank you for taking the time to write use a nice review on tripadvisor and for the 5 star rating. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and our great location. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Del Mar. Sincerely, Mikki Ellis General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Pros: inexpensive; right on the beach; walking distance to the main drag, restaurants, etc.; free parking Cons: very uncomfortable mattress; noisy (thin walls you can hear every step of the people walking to their rooms or the people upstairs; A/C sounds like a jet engine. If you are not a light sleeper and don’t need a soft bed, this might... 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 sharing your honest feedback. We deeply appreciate your time, as it is whether negative or positive, we grow from what is shared. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our create location. As far as our mattresses, we just replaced all with new pillow-top mattresses and have since had our IT Company repair... More 

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