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Clarion Del Mar Inn

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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this to be a very pleasant stay. Clean, nicely remodeled. Short walk to the beach. Great sunset view from the terrace restaurant. Definitely coming back! Ideally for nature loving peeps, close enough for walks, bike riding, surfing.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great value. Pride in ownership is evident. Right, cherry and very clean. Plenty of parking. Great location. Will probably make this my go to hotel business.. Wouldn't consider this property exactly romantic but would consider bringing the GF here too, based on location and value. They have a bistro on site as well, but sadly nothing appealed to me only... More 

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

Dear atomic r: Thanks for the perks for the hotel, our great location, and lot’s of freebies. Apologies we couldn’t tempt you with one of our great food items in our Bistro, maybe next time, give us a try, I believe we’d surprise you with what we can make in our kitchen - On and off the menu. Look forward... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night in room 300, a corner room on the top floor. The view of the ocean was wonderful. The staff was very friendly. You can easily walk to restaurants or the ocean. The Clarion is lovely and I'd stay there again. Our only complaint is that the pool was too cold for us, but the hot tub... More 

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

Dear Bldrcoffeeluvr: Thank you for your great comments and sharing them on TripAdvisor. All of our Ocean View rooms have views, BUT, I have to agree, the third floor is the best. Especially for our one of a kind sunsets. As for location, a short walk and you’re there, just at the heart of the Sea Side Village of Del... More 

Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made a reservation here last minute online for a 1 night stay. I have stayed at other Clarion hotels in the past and was expecting the same from my previous experiences. This particular hotel has recently been remodeled with very tasteful hardware, appliances and amenities. I was quite impressed with the cleanliness & attention to detail.

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

Dear Jullian V: A BIG, BIG Thank you for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor. A great read about your experience at our hotel. The new renovations are awesome with tranquil sea-foam greens and relating colors. Brushed Nichol Hardware and so many other great amenities. AND, the attention to cleanliness is always one of our many priorities. Thank you again for... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

This is my second time and it was just as great as the first. Best location for walking to town,hiking or the beach. Staff is wonderful. Very clean rooms and very comfortable.Good food at cafe especially the breakfast.We will be back!

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

Dear lori r: Thank you for the compliments regarding our great location and our great staff… It’s always a pleasure to read you experienced Del Mar while having fur in our California Sunshine. Almost neighbors when you’re just over the border in Arizona. We know you have lots of sand, but ours is bit more wet with our beautiful pacific... More 

Crown Point, Indiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This hotel was absolutely beautiful and I would highly recommend it to anyone in the Del Mar area. There is also a bistro/cafe located on the property as well as a washer and dryer. The hotel was very close (walking distance) to the beautiful Del Mar down town area as well. Absolutely a gorgeous area.

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

Dear Mary R: Thank you for the compliments regarding our great location; our great location; AND our great location… It’s always a pleasure to read you experienced Del Mar while having fur in our California Sunshine – the Bistro C is a great convenience, what a difference a renovation can make on this beautiful boutique hotel in Del Mar. Thank... More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We spent ten days at the Clarion Del Mar and had a wonderful vacation thanks to their great hotel staff - everyone from the front desk clerks to the housekeeping staff were pleasant and accommodating. All of our requests were met quickly allowing us to truly enjoy our stay. Our spacious room had great amenities - especially the mini kitchenette!... More 

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

Dear Karen R: Thank you for the compliments regarding our great staff; they truly are the best… It’s always a pleasure to read you experienced our jewel in Del Mar while having fur in our California Sunshine – the Bistro C is a great convenience, what a difference a renovation can make on this beautiful boutique hotel in Del Mar.... More 

Smithfield, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were surprised by the size of the room here! We were quite happy as well to see that it also had a kitchenette area with refrigerater, sink coffee maker & counter area with a microwave. The walk in Bistro cafe on the premises was vey convenient with reasonably priced food items that could be eaten @ tables on a... More 

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

Dear Tricia N: We’re so very happy you were surprised by all the new neat amenities in our rooms – I’m from the baby boomer generation and grew up with wet bars, thought it might make for a great amenity in our rooms, pretty cool & convenient. Thank you for the compliments regarding our renovations & great comments on TripAdvisor.... More 

Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

On one of my semi-regular trips with my wife to visit colleagues in La Jolla spent 4 nights at the Del Mar Inn. It has been 2 years since my last visit to this hotel and room renovations that were underway then have been completed and given the place added brightness and freshness. We were fortunate to receive a room... More 

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

Dear Iain C: Great picture of me above your name – we actually get waves like that around here sometimes. Thank you for the kudos regarding our renovations & great comments on TripAdvisor. AND to have you return once again. It’s great to read you saw the (((before & After))), what a difference a renovation can make on this beautiful... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Yet another fantastic stay at our favorite California hotel! Always quiet, relaxing and clean and the hotel employees are always so friendly and helpful. Thank you Clarion Del Mar...until next time! :)

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

Dear 0Ohlala: Thank you for the great comments on TripAdvisor, AND great to have you return once again. It’s truly a pleasure when you and family members visit and enjoy all our Sea Side Village and the Del Mar Inn Hotel can offer. Enjoyed our brief chat just before your hiking adventure, Torrey Pines is the best for those types... More 

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