L'Auberge Del Mar Resort & Spa redefines the California coastal resort experience. It marries luxurious accomodations with the tranquile, comfort, and relaxation of the sea. Almost every corner of the hotel offers panoramic coastal views so you can catch the sunrise and sunset each and every day. The decor is exquiset California casual elegance that envelopes you and instantly puts you at ease when you arrive. The personalized service, attentive staff and oustanding concierge go well out of their way to make sure that you are happy and attended to - truly service like no other!
This is the perfect property for a romantic weekend getaway, social occasion or corporate meeting. We stayed here over a 3-day weekend to celebrate our 10th Anniversary and it could not have been more perfect. It feels like a personal retreat - you'll never want to leave.
It's a fairly small hotel, estate-style, in the shape of a 'U', so views are maximized from the center of the property which houses the lobby, bar, outdoor patio eating areas and pool. Everything is very open and scenic with the fresh ocean breeze traveling through the lobby at all times.
We had a regular resort room with a King bed. The decor was breathtaking and comfortable. We could leave our patio door open at all times and hear the sound of the ocean. Truly magical!
The property is ideally located only 20 minutes north of the San Diego airport, and Del Mar village is easily walkable once you arrive. There are many great restaurants, shops, galleries, parks and the beach all within a 2-3 minute walk.
Our visit was simply heaven sent. No problems, complications or issues.
My only complaint would be that the spa seems as if it was an afterthought. The treatments were wonderful, but the spa facility (hut) itself was only a 2 star facility. Very small, not private at all (ladies and men share a small waiting area), and the lockerooms were barren and unaccomodating when it came to supplies, showers, etc. No luxury feeling or zen qualities here.