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“Right on the beach” 3 of 5 stars
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Del Mar Motel on the Beach
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1702 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014   |  
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Ranked #4 of 7 hotels in Del Mar
Tacoma, Washington, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Right on the beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This hotel is RIGHT on the beach. The room was average, had a refrigerator, bed and shower. The best amenity is the location. I walked to Starbucks about a half mile for coffee every morning. Watching the waves and surfers was fun.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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 April 1, 2014

I felt that this should show up in the "excellent" category.
The truth is if you are considering this motel RUN, Run as fast as you can to another hotel/motelWe are experienced travellers. The photos of the rooms must be from another part of the motel. Certainly not the normal room. Arrived at 12:30pm to learn that the office was closed until sometime around 2:30pm. Closed, you are kidding me! A walk around the outside hallway allowed a view of the first floor. The rooms furniture look like it was from the early '50, at best. Small, dated and actually not up to expected standards. Called booking agent and requested a refund of prepaid rental. Sorry folks, buyer beware, just because the place appeared to be "A Dump" is not reason to expect a return of rental.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

What an wonderful surprise to return to this hotel on the beach. The second floor ocean view was not what I had 4 years ago. This spacious room replete with a electric fireplace, refrigerator that worked great, a coffee maker and a jet tub (did not work). The room was clean the location perfect and it was quiet, very. The staff upon arrival could not have been kinder, the housekeeping was upscale meaning not one area was left unturned. The bed felt new and firm, a king.
The bathroom was spacious not like the one before that omitted a soap dish, ;) The parking was ample and free along with internet if interested and did not need miss a pool nor a restaurant. The patio was perfect for on the beach lunch, dinner or just BEing.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Clean and right on the beach which makes it 4 star in my book. We are returning in April. We had wonderful weather in December...hoping for the same in April. Nice barbecue area and deck to watch the sunset...

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Yuma, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We found you folks quite by accident, thankfully so!!! Your location is absolutely the best, the rooms are clean, comfortable and the staff was friendly and helpful. We came in mid week so there was tons of room in the parking lot.
Pillows were a bit thin, the bed could have been a bit more comfortable but all in all a great stay.
Will certainly be back!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelsManagementTeam, General Manager at Del Mar Motel on the Beach, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for sharing your most recent experience you had with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our friendly staff and our great location.
You will be glad to learn that we have ordered new pillows and bedding, thank you for the feedback.
We look forward to your next visit at the Del Mar Motel on the Beach.

Sincerely,
Mikki Ellis
General Manager
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Glasgow
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Good place to stay. We chose it for location on the ocean, and it was perfect. Clean, if a little dated rooms, funny lights going on and off, but enough space and clean bathroom with good shower. I'd recommend a stay here. Nice friendly checkin. simple and easy stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelsManagementTeam, General Manager at Del Mar Motel on the Beach, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear Valued 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.
We are very excited that we are currently in the process of upgrading many of our and will be upgrading the remainder in the fall.
Again, thank you for your review and feedback. We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,
Mikki Ellis
General Manager
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My family stayed at in Del Mar last weekend. The timing was great as the beach was not crowded and the water was still reasonably warm. There were several other young families staying at the hotel making it more enjoyable for the kids as they were able to make new friends.

The property is literally on the beach and right next door to the Del Mar Lifeguard HQ. We have 3 young children and we were treated well by the staff and the Del Mar life guards. The hotel was able to furnish boogie boards, beach chairs and beach toys that they had accumulated over the summer. This added to our experience.

If someone wants 5-star, this is not the place. If they want a great location and good value for their $ in a simple room then I recommend the Del Mar Motel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelsManagementTeam, General Manager at Del Mar Motel on the Beach, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback and extremely kind words. This means so much to us and we really appreciate it. We were very excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your business and hope to have the opportunity to see you again very soon on your next visit to Del Mar.

Sincerely,

Mikki Ellis
General Manager
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Additional Information about Del Mar Motel on the Beach

Address: 1702 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Location: United States > California > Del Mar
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 hotels in Del Mar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Del Mar Motel on the Beach 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled between the sun and surf is our quaint boutique hotel located on the beautiful beach of Del Mar. With views so spectacular you’ll never want to leave.Relax and enjoy the soothing sounds of the Pacific Ocean from one of our 43-newly renovated guestrooms. Relish the breathtaking views from our newly enhanced beachfront sun deck, picnic & barbeque areas, where the rolling waves beckon you to the white sandy beach of Del Mar. Create unforgettable moments with a walk along the beach at sunset or an early morning jog with the waves at your feet.There’s nothing like the sound of the ocean to lull you to sleep, and there’s no better way to escape life’s challenges than a retreat to the Del Mar Motel on the Beach.Our Friendly Staff is Ready to Assist You! ... more   less 
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