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Clarion Del Mar Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   720 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 hotels in Del Mar
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“Excelent one night stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

I moved to San Diego as an international student at UCSD and stayed my forst night here at this hotel. Everything was great for me. The bathroom was clean and warm, the bed was comfortable and the airconditionar was great. The most important thong was the UCSD shuttle that was awesome. I totally recommend this place for your stay at San Diego.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Clarion Del Mar Inn, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Amir M: Thank you for the great comments on TripAdvisor, we're so close to UCSD & with our shuttle - takes the headache out of driving while attempting to locate the department for which you're visiting.

Happy we could assist with the interview.
Sincerely,
Thomas Mackey
Clarion Del Mar Inn Hotel
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We took a family vacation last weekend and I couldn't think of a better place to stay than the Clarion Del Mar Inn! Always very clean and great service in a perfectly located area in Del Mar. As always, we had a great time! My little niece loved playing in the outdoor pool and looking at the flower gardens along the property which are just beautiful! We enjoyed the great breakfast each morning from their charming bistro! We also went to the beach near the hotel and were able to watch dolphins playing in the surf. Amazing experience!

We had unfortunately left something behind at the hotel when we left but as soon as we had arrived back home to Phoenix, we had a call letting us know they had found it and were mailing it off to us! Very much appreciated and wonderful service, thank you!

Looking forward to another summer visit with the family next year!

Room Tip: If possible always try to get the third floor ocean side rooms. Best view of the ocean and sunset at...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Clarion Del Mar Inn, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear 0Ohlala: We always appreciate your comments for other TripAdvisor viewers to better understand the hotel goals, to achieve OR exceed visitor expectations. We understand you have other choices to visit and stay elsewhere in Del Mar/La Jolla. And, we thank you for visiting again and again.

All our new amenities and newly renovated facilities have to offer in our Beautiful Boutique Hotel in our One of a Kind Sea Side Village in Del Mar / La Jolla. We’ve received ever so many positive comments from guests; we believe we’re on the right track with our improvements.

All comments are shared with staff to improve as necessary and also the complements for our diligent efforts to insure guests’ have the best possible experience while visiting.
We look forward to you and your family return.
Sincerely,
Thomas Mackey
Clarion Del Mar Inn Hotel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This was my 2nd stay. The first time I had an "ocean view" that had more trees than ocean, but the room was very nice.
This time I was on the top floor with a real ocean view and a kitchen in the closet (sink, micro, fridge and cabinets!) AND an enormous glass-enclosed shower. It was to die for.
The breakfast isn't the standard serve yourself buffet, but a small cafe with made to order breakfast and dinner. It is very nice, but not free. You do get a coupon for 15% off one meal. So, OK, I didn't go there for the food.

  • Stayed September 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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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Clarion Del Mar Inn, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear Jeanette F: Thank you for your compliments and comments for other TripAdvisor viewers to better understand the hotel goals, to achieve OR exceed visitor expectations. We understand you have other choices to visit and stay elsewhere in Del Mar/La Jolla. And, we thank you for visiting again and again.

All our new amenities and newly renovated facilities have to offer in our Beautiful Boutique Hotel in our One of a Kind Sea Side Village in Del Mar / La Jolla. We’ve received ever so many positive comments from guests; we believe we’re on the right track with our improvements.

All comments are shared with staff to improve as necessary and also the complements for our diligent efforts to insure guests’ have the best possible experience while visiting.

We’ll do everything possible to better achieve your expectations to dine at our new Bistro C Café.

We look forward to you and your family return.
Sincerely,
Thomas Mackey
Clarion Del Mar Inn Hotel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay. The room was very comfortable and relaxing. Nice view of the ocean and only a short walk to nice restaurants and shopping. We enjoyed the spa and pool also. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Clarion Del Mar Inn, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear Debi B: Thank you for your compliments and comments for other TripAdvisor. Your comments help viewers to better understand the hotel goals, to achieve OR exceed visitor expectations.
We understand you have other choices to visit and stay elsewhere in Del Mar/La Jolla. And, we thank you for visiting again and again.

All our new amenities and newly renovated facilities have to offer in our Beautiful Boutique Hotel in our One of a Kind Sea Side Village in Del Mar / La Jolla. We’ve received ever so many positive comments from guests; we believe we’re on the right track with our improvements.

All comments are shared with staff to improve as necessary and also the complements for our diligent efforts to insure guests’ have the best possible experience while visiting.

We look forward to you and your family return.
Sincerely,
Thomas Mackey
Clarion Del Mar Inn Hotel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night on our road trip in California. The hotel was very pretty and had a nice pool and hot tub. Room nice with a great wardrobe which turned out to be a kitchenette. Great bathroom. We had booked this hotel as it was a short cab ride to Del Mar Race track and had an amazing day there with the kids. It was a family day there and had so many things for the children to do. Wanted a pizza for dinner and couldn't get a line out to take away restaurants which were given to us by reception which was a pain. Inhouse cafe/restaurant seemed nice but paid $47 dollars for two bottles of wine decided to skip if for breakfast the next morning. All in all a nice hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Clarion Del Mar Inn, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear Tracey C: Thank you for your wonderful compliments and comments for TripAdvisor. Your comments help viewers to better understand the hotel goals, to achieve OR exceed visitor expectations. We understand you have other choices to visit and stay elsewhere in Del Mar/La Jolla. And, we thank you for visiting again and again.

All our new amenities and newly renovated facilities have to offer in our Beautiful Boutique Hotel in our One of a Kind Sea Side Village in Del Mar / La Jolla. We’ve received ever so many positive comments from guests; we believe we’re on the right track with our improvements.

All comments are shared with staff to improve as necessary and also the complements for our diligent efforts to insure guests’ have the best possible experience while visiting.

Hope you and your family enjoyed the Del Mar Races. We look forward to you and your family return.
Sincerely,
Thomas Mackey
Clarion Del Mar Inn Hotel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Living in the desert we periodically find the need to escape the heat with an overnight or weekend at the beach and a couple of weeks ago we did just that in Del Mar. The Clarion was easy to find and the staff was very friendly and helpful but we had limited needs. I do wish they had some signs or instructions posted telling how to get to the beach (perhaps they do & we missed them?). We tried the direct route and ended up on the cliffs and railroad tracks on our first attempt. But we also had a nice stroll through the surrounding neighborhood and picked out our favorite houses. And we had a gorgeous view of the water on our cliff/ridge hike. For future reference, beach is a bit north and then west. :)

The room was fine, needs an update (the manager replied to a customer survey I completed that updates are coming soon!). The bathrooms are big. The rooms are clean. And if you can swing it, you should go for the ocean view room - we had a great morning view of the ocean when we woke up.

It's an easy walk to pretty much everything - restaurants, shops, coffee, the beach. We didn't go for racing so I can't comment on walking to and from the track - I'm guessing it's very doable.

Will we stay again? Maybe. We have some other places we want to explore but we wouldn't have a problem staying here again.

Room Tip: Ocean view 3rd floor
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Clarion Del Mar Inn, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear AJMICK: Thank you for your wonderful compliments and comments for TripAdvisor. Your comments help viewers to better understand the hotel goals, to achieve OR exceed visitor expectations.

We understand you have other choices to visit and stay elsewhere in Del Mar/La Jolla. And, we thank you for visiting.

All comments are shared with staff to improve as necessary and also the complements for our diligent efforts to insure guests’ have the best possible experience while visiting.

We’ll work on those directional signs to the beaches. We look forward to you and your family return.
Sincerely,
Thomas Mackey
Clarion Del Mar Inn Hotel
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Tucson, Arizona
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Spent one night mid-week, late summer, and must say the staff was great, very helpful, and even made reservations for us at a local seafood restaurant. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again if we were in the area.

Room Tip: Higher floors on the ocean side have a balcony with a (slight) ocean view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Clarion Del Mar Inn, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear IndyGoldie60: Thank you for your great compliments and comments for TripAdvisor. Your comments help viewers to better understand the hotel goals, to achieve OR exceed visitor expectations. We understand you have other choices to visit and stay elsewhere in Del Mar/La Jolla. And, we thank you for visiting again and again.

All comments are shared with staff to improve as necessary and also the complements for our diligent efforts to insure guests’ have the best possible experience while visiting.

We look forward to you and your family return.
Sincerely,
Thomas Mackey
Clarion Del Mar Inn Hotel
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Address: 720 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
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Location: United States > California > Del Mar
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 hotels in Del Mar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Del Mar Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the beautiful Seaside Village of Del Mar/La Jolla/Torrey Pines, the village location offers long stretches of white sandy beaches and marvelous year round weather. The relaxed picturesque village provides a welcome haven from the hustle and bustle of daily pressures. This exclusive coastal community boasts one of a kind specialty stores, art galleries, antique shops, Farmer’s Market, over 25 restaurants - cafes, ocean view seafood grottoes and fine dining. Del Mar Village, the rare and natural beauty is captivating. ... more   less 
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