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L'Auberge Del Mar
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Del Mar
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Just back from long weekend. Loved the vibe here and the amenities. Staff was perfect - accommodating at all times. Loved decor of entire hotel especially our room. Saturday afternoon wedding was fun to watch and didn't disturb our afternoon at the pool. Beds were so comfy too. Can't wait to go back!

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Check everything out in the room first, for us, nothing worked, the hotel staff can go to room 316 right now and find the cushions on the balcony chairs still missing, Keurig coffee pot not working. The first night of our honeymoon, we called to have the fireplace fixed, good grief, I had to get upset the next day with the front desk staff, they blew us off for a romantic honeymoon night. To be fair, the place has a dream location, nice walk to the beach, 1540 has great meals, loved the Lobster Benedict for Breakfast. Close by is "Miltons", which you "gotta do" if you are staying there. A very romantic location, and would be great if they can fix these annoyances and the staff could care a little more about the guests.

Room Tip: Check everything out in the room first, for us, nothing worked.
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Green Features: They seem like they are fairly typical in the industry in this area.
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We've visited the San Diego area often and have never stayed in beautiful Del Mar, so we thought it was about time. Based on the reviews here plus location, we decided on L'Auberge. We think we made a great decision. Also based on the reviews, we reserved an ocean view room and are glad we did. The location is terrific - close to the beach, restaurants, downtown.

The view and the balcony were lovely. The rooms are fairly small, but they're very nicely, tastefully appointed. They said they don't have turndown service, but asked if I would like new towels. They brought up the towels and basically did turndown service - a little odd. A very service oriented hotel - everyone has a great attitude, very pleasant.

The one downside - we were there for Saturday and Sunday nights and there was a wedding on each night. They hold the reception on the rooftop terrace between the north and south wings, which are where the higher priced, ocean view rooms are. It was so close, we felt like "Wedding Crashers". The Bob Seger wedding reception music blared til 11 pm. I think they should have alerted guests when making a reservation so we could have made choice, and make it up to the guests.

Room Tip: The ocean views are well worth the extra price. The south side rooms are a little cooler, the north...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great location if the condos weren't in front of it. Great rooms if they weren't so small and expensive. Great service with no butts. Great spa but it's really small and not very well appointed. Pretty good food - but when you're paying $500 a night Great should have a period after it not a butt.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Beautiful, romantic hotel with awesome ocean views. The staff is very attentive and personable. We just loved the seaside vibe. Our room was cozy and well appointed and I slept like a baby in the bed. We walked down the path to the ocean and went to Jake's for dinner. Our meal there was so-so. We wish we would have dined at the hotel. We did return for drinks at the hotel bar and had fun there. Our bartender was great and there were a lot of interesting characters to chat with. We did enjoy breakfast in the morning on the terrace. Very tasty. We can't wait to return and enjoy this property again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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LAubergeDelMar, Director of Resort Operations at L'Auberge Del Mar, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Thank you for your great review of L'Auberge! I will share with the staff that you enjoyed their service. I'm glad you had the chance to eat at the Waterfall Terrace for breakfast...next time you'll have to try Kitchen 1540; it's fabulous! We look forward to your return.
Victoria
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Saugatuck, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We enjoyed a lovely lunch after a massage in the day spa. The sun was beating down on us, but they had run out of umbrellas. Finally, another table finished so we were able to get their umbrella.

The food was really good. I had the crab cake sandwich; delish! The shoestring fries were obviously of the frozen variety. My companions raved about their food, too. My dessert was so so, but my companions finished theirs off.

Very nice! Will definitely go back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LAubergeDelMar, Director of Resort Operations at L'Auberge Del Mar, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Thank you for your review, Suzie! I'm sorry you had to wait a bit for your umbrella, but I'm glad you enjoyed your crabcake sandwich...it's one of my favorites!
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This was our first stay at L'Auberge and from the mixed reviews, we weren't sure what to expect. I would rate them slightly below the Montage or Four Seasons, but a solid 4 stars. The property is pretty. The lobby and terrace restaurant are gorgeous, especially the view. The rooms are also nice. The location was great - near lots of restaurants and close to the beach. However, they aren't beach front, if that's what you're looking for.

Pool is on the smaller side, but service there was excellent, as was the food. We stayed Sat-Tues and the pool was packed on the weekend, but fairly empty on the weekdays (which was awesome).

Other pros:
Service was great, from the valet to the front desk. They offer nice touches like mini cupcakes at check-in (I love stuff like that and it's memorable!).

Other cons:
Noise - seems they have a lot of weddings here, so it gets crowded on weekends with loud guests roaming the hall and loud music. Our room was on the first floor, close to the rooftop wedding venue. Most of the sound was drowned out with the tv on, but I would've preferred quiet, since we were here to "get away." Thankfully, the music has to stop by 11pm, so at least it doesn't go all night.
No room service after 10pm - the menu in the room said they offer late night dining, but when we called, we learned it was discontinued.

All in all, I would stay here again, but not during the summer. We visited in October, which I assume was their off peak time. There are some properties that don't feel full, even when they are - this is not one of them.

Room Tip: First floor room have cute terraces, request a room away from train tracks (thankfully we were in a...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LAubergeDelMar, Resort Operations Manager at L'Auberge Del Mar, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for your kind words and feedback! Providing warm, personalized service is a hallmark of our resort and I am especially pleased to read that you felt this commitment during your stay. In fact, it is this very commitment combined with our spectacular location that makes L’Auberge Del Mar a top choice for couples looking to tie the knot. Thank you again for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Warm Regards,
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Address: 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
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Location: United States > California > Del Mar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Del Mar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — L'Auberge Del Mar 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'Auberge Del Mar offers all you need to create those perfect moments...a private path to the beach, poolside cabanas, a spa to relax in, award winning dining – and that’s just on the grounds. You can meander to the shops in Del Mar, golf by the sea, watch the horse races and simply enjoy all that Southern California has to offer. We can’t wait to see you here. ... more   less 
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