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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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 3 weeks ago

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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Oregon, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

green valley
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just spent 4 nights at Del Mar Motel located right on the beach. A vacation spot like a vacation spot is suppose to be. The accommodations are very nice, large rooms and very clean. Walk right out your door and you are on the beach. Patio area for lounging and picnicking. Been there 3 times before and if they stay... More 

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

Dear Barbara, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review on Tripadvisor and for the 5 stars. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us once again. We look forward to you next family vacation. Sincerely, Mikki Ellis General Manager More 

Kettering, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Lovely motel right on the beach. Really nice room and laid back environment. There was a little bbq area outside my room where people has just started to cook their dinner. This added to a great atmosphere. I would recommend this place ! . Most bars and restaurant are within a 5 minute walk.

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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 write a review on Tripadvisor. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Mikki Ellis General Manager More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

First of all, I want to preface this by saying that I have spent over 365 days staying in 5 star hotels. I am honestly reviewing a 2 star motel. This is a 5 star experience, not a 5 star hotel. If you want a 5 star hotel there's one 15 minutes walk up the street, please go stay there,... More 

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

Dear Guest, We really appreciate your feedback and happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are so very sorry for you and your husband’s lose. Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your time of grief. There is no place better to be than at the beach to renew your spirit. We look forward to your next... More 

Amersham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What a gem! The location is just fantastic, with seating overlooking the ocean. The rooms are just fine, basic, but clean, large, and the beds comfortable. Wifi and parking both good and free. If you are looking for a good value stay right on the ocean, this is perfect. Only gripe would be plastic water glasses and polystyrene coffee cups!

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

Dear Gill, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Mikki Ellis General Manager More 

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