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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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Oceanside, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Tucson
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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2 reviews
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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

First the good; and it is a mighty fine good. The Motel is right on the beach...as in right on the beach. Walk off the back deck and you are on the sand. Walking on the beach in the evening and hearing the sound of the waves breaking all night long is wonderful, especially for us land-locked folks. We have... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We certainly are fortunate to have an amazing location right on the Beach. In regards to our guest rooms, we are currently in the process of doing a light renovation in half of our rooms and will be renovating the other half... More 

Oregon, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Spent 3 nights at the Del Mar Motel on the Beach and it was perfect! We wanted easy, direct access to the beach, we got it! Could even walk down the aisle in the morning to check out the beach in our pajamas. After a long day at the San Diego Zoo, it was nice that the motel had all... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your nice review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and our great location. We look forward to your next visit at the Del Mar Motel on the Beach. Sincerely, Mikki Ellis General Manager More 

Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

After staying a few days in LaJolla, we decided to look for a place with more of a beach vibe, and checked out Del Mar. We were astonished to find this place! Thank you Tripadvisor! We stopped by to see if they had any vacancies, and see what the place looked like. We were greeted by a very nice and... More 

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

Dear Janet, We are so happy you found us on Tripadvisor and decided to stay with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. You will be happy to know, we are in the process of replacing our carpet with a loose-lay wood grain flooring, adding crown-molding for finishing touches, as well as giving the bathrooms a face-lift too. Thank... More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My husband and I were so glad to have discovered this little paradise. Not only was it a super deal (online special), but its' location was divine. The hotel itself is neat and bright. It feels as if you are vacationing in another time when life was simpler. We were awed by the views, the beachfront, and the sounds of... More 

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

Dear Patricia, 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 so look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Mikki Ellis General Manager More 

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