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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mount Airy, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were pleasantly surprised at the luxury of the hotel and rooms. There are upscale additions throughout the main area and the rooms have custom tile baths....beautiful! The staff was consistently friendly and helpful! We enjoyed the quality of the bed linens....sumptuous high quality cotton. We got an oceanview room. It is not right on the beach, but the view... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was bright and clean with a very comfortable bed, nice bathroom, large HDTV, microwave, small kitchen sink and refrigerator.. Ocean view on second floor provides an incredible view of the beautiful sunsets. Very friendly staff. Beautiful neighborhood. Extremely convenient to the restaurants and shops in town. Perfectly situated for those interested in visiting the racetrack and/or the beaches. Also... More 

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Burbank, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel was cute, clean with plenty of free parking. the onsite Bistro had great breakfast fare... but it is not a walk-able distance to the beach as we expected... we were able to walk to a cliff by crossing train tracks with "property of amtrak ..do not enter" signs everywhere... Dave at the front desk was GREAT. But I asked... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed two days in July nice location close to town and racetrack. Room was nice 2nd floor with view of the ocean free parking is a plus. Desk staff were very friendly and helpful. Had an evening snack at cafe it was blah at best i would recommend eating in town instead.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely boutique type hotel. Excellent accommodating staff (especially front desk and maid service), nice rooms, BEAUTIFUL ocean views of the sunset, the microwave and small refrigerator are perfect for a quick bite. Spa type bathrooms. The 'Bistro' is a nice touch but the hours are "iffy" so just don't depend on it for all your eating needs. Everything you... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved staying at the Clarion Inn. Staff were excellent. We originally booked for two days and ended up staying for 5 - it was that good. We had a Garden facing room that was really nice & very comfortable. Loved sitting outside the Hotel's Bistro C in the morning with a coffee and the free wifi. We walked the beach... More 

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

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 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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 

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