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Clarion Del Mar Inn

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2.5 of 5
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720 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Del Mar
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pasadena, California
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58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This July I again stayed ate the Clarion Del Mar Inn for opening day at the race track. I also have a fellow Del Mar Yacht Club commodore and his wife also stay on my recommendation. Everything from check in to check out was great. The staff is friendly and attentive and the hotel is well kept and rooms are... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location can't be beat, literally blocks from 15th street and the sand. The hotel could use some refurbishing, but all in all...the place is fine. The pool is a bit small and loses shade in the afternoon, but with the beach so close, the pool is somewhat of a non-issue. Parking is kind of a pain, but such is... More 

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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Clarion Del Mar Inn, responded to this review

Dear ADS4343: Thank you for your comments on TripAdvisor, great location, great location, and great location. Some say it’s too far to walk to local beaches, others say just a refreshing stroll to our beautiful Southern California Beaches. Opinions vary often on this subject, most would agree, it’s a very short walk! We’re constantly refurbishing the hotel; I’d imagine if... More 

washington dc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the Clarion Inn is a pleasant hotel with friendly staff, marketing information on the website is misleading. It states the hotel is 2 blocks to the beach. Unless you are a cliff jumper (the hotel is not beachfront, but "cliff-front"), this is untrue; beach access is at least a half mile walk (up eight blocks and over two). Also... More 

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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Clarion Del Mar Inn, responded to this review

On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that... More 

san diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, Sheila Zable, the Sales Manager, is wonderful to work with to plan an event. She is helpful, patient, and has great suggestions. The entire weekend of our daughter’s baby shower was absolutely perfect--I could not have asked for more!! We had 30 women attend the shower in their Event Room. Sheila set up a block of rooms,... More 

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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Clarion Del Mar Inn, responded to this review

Dear ndc1954: Thank you for the great Kudos for the hotel and staff. I believe we have one of the greatest hotel staff on the planet. Yes, I’m being a little biased, but they’re always working to better serve our guests and visitors. Being a boutique hotel allows us to turn on a dime when necessary to tweak or twist... More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Nice clean room on 3rd floor. Comfortable bed and pillows, small refrigerator and microwave, ample well lit closet and small balcony, even with ocean view you're over a parking lot. A little noise from parking lot but not too bad. Air conditioner in room old and made horrible noise why we needed It later at night. Luckily we were on... More 

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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Clarion Del Mar Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ev4green: Thank you for the great comments on TripAdvisor, great bed pillows, and the wet bar is the best – with refrigerator & microwave makes for those extra items & late night snacks. My apologies if the Air-conditioning wasn’t to your liking, we’ll try harder to make it more quiet during your next stay. Hope to have you return... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Had a quick business trip and stayed at the Clarion Del Mar Inn. Never a disappointment, always very clean and quiet and has the most helpful employees!! Plus they have the best breakfast around, I highly recommend their special french toast or breakfast bagel sandwich. Yum!! 5 stars again, Clarion Del Mar Inn...thank you!!

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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Clarion Del Mar Inn, responded to this review

Dear O0hlala: Thank you for the great kudos for another great stay. We’re honored to have guests like you return again and again. We’re always searching for what we’re doing right, wrong and how to make your stay better. We look forward to you visiting again and again. Sincerely, Thomas Mackey Clarion Del Mar Inn Hotel More 

Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

the choicehotel.com where this hotel belongs does not cancel any reservations once you made your reservation that is it, can not for any reason cancel IT. I made two reservations one had to be cancelled, within minutes I called the manager, no they said, so I had to pay for two rooms, one went without being used, never heard of... More 

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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Clarion Del Mar Inn, responded to this review

On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. we do not control Third Party Reservations, AND, must follow very strict rules and regulations via these agreements. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Currently staying at the Clarion in a standard room with one queen bed with a balcony. Pretty good overall so far. Staff has been friendly, rooms were clean, and the hotel was quiet. The location is a great 5 min walk to the beach and close to a lot of great local businesses. I also enjoyed the heated swimming pool.... More 

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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Clarion Del Mar Inn, responded to this review

Dear Shannon J: Thank you for the great comments on TripAdvisor. Unfortunately, I have to disagree with your comments of no privacy curtains as we have them in every room of the hotel. They’re behind the Sheer curtains, so you will in fact have all the privacy necessary for a great stay. Hope to have you return – just take... More 

Rancho Mirage, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The entire hotel is very well done, and the west side rooms all offer a nice view of the ocean and a small balcony with 2 chairs. There is an elevator, so the view is best higher up (there are 3 floors). Very clean rooms, lots of extras and a very nice shower. The little cafe on site actually has... More 

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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Clarion Del Mar Inn, responded to this review

Dear Barloj: Thank you for the great comments and hotel description on TripAdvisor. As a boutique hotel in the Sea Side Village in Del Mar offering a Great Location, Great Staff, and Great Amenities for our visiting guests from all over the world. Looking forward to you returning again and again. Sincerely, Thomas Mackey Clarion Del Mar Inn Hotel More 

Walnut Creek, California
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and I recently stayed one night at the Clarion Inn in Del Mar, California. The facility was clean, quiet, and comfortable for our stay and has recently been updated. The Clarion Inn offers free parking and free internet service to guests which is uncommon in this area and adds to the value of the stay. Information on the... More 

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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Clarion Del Mar Inn, responded to this review

Dear WCtraveler94596: Thank you for the great comments on TripAdvisor. We’re pleased you enjoyed your visit from Walnut Creek, I’ve been up there and it’s also a beautiful area. As for the Sea Side Village of Del Mar, we’re one of a kind! Walk to the ocean, the village and explore all the shops, galleries and restaurants. We hope to... More 

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