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“Great Service in an Excellent Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar

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DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11915 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130-2539   |  
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Ranked #62 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Service in an Excellent Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Stayed here for a Friday and Saturday wedding event recently, and was very surprised and pleased. Had never stayed in Doubletree before. The rooms were stylish and clean, with very comfortable beds. They have the fluffiest most luxurious towels! Was not bothered by any noise, as the rooms seem to be well-insulated. REALLY GOOD BLACKOUT CURTAINS!

The most OUTSTANDING feature of the hotel was the uniformly friendly, kind, helpful and intelligent staff! It started with the front desk, and was evident everywhere, right down to the restaurant servers and housekeeping. This alone will make me seek out Doubletree next time I have a need.

I had the hot buffet for breakfast both days, and it was very good. The staff was excellent with my grandchildren.

I loved the free parking (hotel is in a business park) and free wifi, which is why I chose this hotel over the Marriott across the street, where some other family members chose to stay. Overall, it seems that my experiece at Doubletree trumped the Marriott in quite a few ways.

The room rate was also good. I will definitely return to this hotel when I'm in the area!

Room Tip: My room was near the elevators, yet I heard no noise.
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  • Stayed October 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

First of all I think this hotel has a perfect location if you want to visit both San Diego and the smaller beach towns Del Mar and Solana Beach. Check-in was efficient and very friendly. My room was a good size on a higher floor with a nice view of the pool and palm trees.

The room itself was very clean with a comfy king bed and had a nice sofa and updated decor with new paint. I stayed 2 nights very comfortably and enjoyed their breakfast buffet just one morning which was fresh and tasty. If I go to Del Mar again I would probably book this hotel if I can get a good price like this time.

Room Tip: Room on higher floor around the pool is nice because you get a good view
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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San Jose, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Excellent stay as always. Would highly recommend. Rooms are clean. Staff is extremely helpful. This has become the place that I always reserve when I'm in the San Diego area. The hotel is conveniently located near the freeways but you don't hear any of the noise from the freeway. Overall can't say enough good things about this hotel.

  • Stayed October 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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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The room I stayed at was very comfortable, a nice size, not too small. Wireless internet access was fairly speedy, and the parking lot is large enough to not to have to worry about parking. On things that could be better, the elevator was a bit on the slow side, and I had a room that faced the open courtyard, which could be a bit noisy if you wanted to turn in early. Overall, a very good place to stay, and of course, you get a delicious cookie as a welcome!

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We got a king size bed and used the pull-out sofa bed for our six year old. The room was a little cramped with the pull-out extended. Check-in was efficient and we got warm cookies for everyone. Parking is convenient with one main entrance/exit. Free wifi and coffee maker in the room. We did not use the pool in October but there are comfy chairs and umbrellas all around with a jacuzzi. The room and bathroom are appointed with modern furnishings and fixtures. The flatscreen is "smallish" by today's standards. The bed is very important to me, and I got a good night's rest. There was some loud hallway noise that woke me up but that is not the hotel's fault. The Doubletree is not that far from Seaworld. The Del Mar Highlands Town Center is nearby and full of great shops and restaurants--very convenient! Bill out the door was $111.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Great place to stay, reasonable rates, no parking fee and free cookies. We always enjoy staying at this hotel. It is 15 minutes from Sea World and Old Town San Diego but the savings on the hotel room and parking make the 15 minute drive well worth it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 October 20, 2013

The hotel is a very nice 3.5 * property. It is very clean and has a marvelous garden. As a gold HHonors members I was offered free breakfast coupons for intercontinental breakfast. For 5 $ more you can upgrade to hot buffet, Parking was also free which is also a good saving since it is always paid in most of San Diego hotels. Delmar beach is close to the hotel and La Jolla beach is about 10 minutes drive from the hotel

Room Tip: The king rooms with the sofa are very convenient with nice pool view
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar

Address: 11915 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130-2539
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#79 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#81 Family Hotel in San Diego
#94 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five story Hotel, modern decor and popular guest room amenities; located in the north coastal area, two blocks east of I-5. ... more   less 
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Doubletree Del Mar
Doubletree San Diego
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