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“Waterfall Terrace Restaurant Brunch” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Complimentary Breakfast!
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Del Mar
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North Tustin, CA
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“Waterfall Terrace Restaurant Brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely Easter brunch at the Waterfall Terrace. Great variety of foods, including oysters, crab claws, and ceviche, plus the usual assortment of brunch items.

A little spendy at $65 per person. The one issue was that we were charged $5 per glass of orange juice, which should be included in a $65 brunch...but other than that a good way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Stayed April 2014
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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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Belmont, CA
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18 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Just finished a two-night stay. Pluses: location is right on main drag for restaurants, shopping; bed is comfy, room and lobby furnishings are luxurious; food thoughout hotel (restaurant, patio, room service) is outstanding; beach is a quick 5-min walk away. Downsides: pool is very small; difficult to get a view room; service is not quite at par for a luxury hotel at those prices. Rooms not ready at guaranteed check-in time of 4:00 or even close, shower hardware broken and response time to fix was disappointing. Same front desk person dealt with both issues and seemed not particularly concerned or interested in these service glitches.

Room Tip: Ask for highest available floor with ocean view; rest of rooms look out on a street or parking lot.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Aliso Viejo
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

In addition to being a beautiful property with well-appointed rooms, the hotel staff was very hospitable -- I had a sprained ankle and the staff were very helpful with luggage assistance and even brought large bags of ice to my room to help with my ankle swelling. Thanks!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Our son attends USD so we often travel down to San Diego from SF to see him and grab some vacation time. We have stayed in many locations in the area but decided to head a little north this time to Del Mar as we had driven by and loved the look of the village.

The Auberge itself feels very small, but has quite a few floors and rooms. The rooms are beach classic in looks; clean natural colors and comfy furniture. ( a wee bit frayed around the edges, but I'm a complete stickler and my husband said no one else would have noticed) We were there for 3 nights and 4 days in total.

We stayed in the standard room, which was quite nice - we had no view, but it was nice to have a verandah to sit out and have a glass of wine on. No tub in the bathroom, which was absolutely fine, but the bathroom itself was lovely, all marble and very upscale furnishings and shower with glass surround. The staff was wonderful - it felt like we were in a much smaller hotel as everyone was very kind and yet professional and went out of their way to help us find locations, rental bikes, restaurants, and best ways to get into town. You have to hand it to the valets as well - not only do they deal with a very small porte cochere, but there was a sizable wedding going on and guests were arriving not just to stay but to attend the wedding or eat at one of the onsite restaurants, and they were not only cheerful but took the time to give directions and ask us how our day was going.
Very California laid-back vibe but totally efficient.

We ate and drank at the Waterfall Terrace on 2 occasions and it was lovely to be able to watch the sun set over the water from our perch. Food was very good - California fresh farm-to-table etc. We also had room service, which was quite good and delivered in a very short time. The ONLY very minor problem was - no HBO! Game of Thrones was premiering and I ended up watching on my iPad. What 4 star property doesn't have HBO?? I realize you are on vacation and should not be watching tv, however....it's Game of Thrones on a Sunday night! In any case...we will be back. (PS Wi-fi was great - not slow or cutting out whatsoever on my GOT streaming)

Location was wonderful - just a short walk down to the beach and a nice park overlooking the beach, walkable to the entire village, easy to get to the 5 and San Diego, or to the racetrack if that's your thing, and many varied restaurants (Chinese, Mexican, fish, steak, etc.). Nice to be near SD but not IN it. :-)

Room Tip: Next time we would definitely upgrade to a partial view - suites seemed a tad overpriced at $1500 a...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

had a gorgeous visit this week for our spring break, lovely service, gorgeous property and the town is so cute. lots of great restaurants, lovely beach, playground all at our fingertips. will definitely be back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My husband and I just returned from a wedding in San Diego. We arrived a day earlier than other couples, so we decided to spend a romantic night in Del Mar and heard good things about L'Auberge. Everything about our stay was perfect. The property was immaculate and everyone from the bell hop to the front desk worker were very friendly and helpful. Our room was very well decorated and clean and came with our own little outdoor patio overlooking the pool area... perfect for watching sunsets/sunrises. That night we sipped on cocktails by the bar next to the fire pit. The view was stunning and the bartender was great. We then walked across the street to Pacific and had a well priced, fine dining experience with a view of the water. My husband and I wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 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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New Braunfels, Texas
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11 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This hotel is in a great location in the center of Del Mar within walking distance to excellent restaurants and the beach. They have an awesome patio restaurant and bar to enjoy the perfect weather and watch the sunset. The lobby bar has live entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights. The front desk staff (Taylor & Joe) were extremely helpful in securing reservations at sought after area restaurants. The concierge, Vicky, recommended easy hikes at Torrey Pines State Park that had breath taking views of the Pacific Ocean & arranged transportation via the hotel bellman. Overall, a great value for the area!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Del Mar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — L'Auberge Del Mar 5*
Number of rooms: 120
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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