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Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3525 Valley Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92130   |  
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Ranked #14 of 269 hotels in San Diego
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“Friendly, clean, and inviting hotel.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This hotel is great. Very clean. Staff is extremely friendly. Michelle Valdez, at the front desk, was great. Very friendly, welcoming, and great service. Made the normally very mundane check in process a lot of fun. Highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed September 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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Casey G, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Dear Jeremy M,

Thank you for your recent stay with us and your kind feedback! We take great pride in our service and your comments make it easy to understand why we should. We hope to host you again the next time your travels bring you to the San Diego area.

Sincerely,

Casey Grieme
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

A new residence inn has opened up in Del Mar, CA
Very clean with a friendly staff and yummy breakfast
Good news is that it is very close to freeways and convenient for travel
bad news is that it is soo close to the freeway you can hear it
it does over look the mountains, gas station, and fast food
A tiny pool that can fit only three chairs

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Kiyomi C, Director of Sales at Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Hi visitorjl,

Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed your breakfast and our convenient San Diego location- truly in the middle of it all! Next time, please allow us to suggest a quieter room so you can enjoy your stay. We look forward to seeing you again!

Safe travels,

-Kiyomi
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I live in San Diego, and I booked a room at Residence Inn Del Mar because I wanted to see this new Marriott property. I was thrilled. I assume you are familiar with the Residence Inn extended stay concept. Full kitchens paired with highly usable work space in an environment that might appeal to families as much as business professionals. So what sets this Residence Inn apart from the rest?

First, it's brand new. Next, the architectural design is done really well. And then, it really well-positioned in Del Mar. Finally, it represents tremendous value.

Besides what has already been said in previous reviews, I would like to point out a few features. The complimentary underground parking has plenty of spacious parking spaces. The elevator requires a room key to access guest levels, which is an added security measure. The Marriott Hotel next door offers a restaurant discount to Residence Inn guests. Internet access is speedy. Rather than a bath tub, rooms have a walk-in glass shower, which I loved.

I would recommend booking a one bedroom suite. The suites are a little more than the studios, but the suites are all corner rooms, so you get windows on two sides. The suites are large, luxurious spaces. There is no hotel in the neighborhood that gives you so much space for the value of Residence Inn Del Mar. And a complimentary breakfast every morning.

I would also recommend joining the Marriott Rewards loyalty program. I took advantage of a 2500 point per stay bonus to earn more than 4000 points for a single night stay in conjunction with the Marriott Rewards Premier VISA Signature card from Chase.

Now lest you think I am some ringer that the hotel paid to write a great review, I will mention a few negatives. Because whenever you review a hotel property, you can always find negatives.

The pool is tiny. This is not a place to go swimming. Go to the beach, it's a short drive away. The parking garage with those spacious spaces is dusty and dirty. The garage needs a power wash.

That being said, I can't wait to go back. If my family comes to visit me, I will recommend they stay at Residence Inn Del Mar.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Kiyomi C, Director of Sales at Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Hi Doug K,

Wow- thank you! You're incredibly detailed review of our brand-new hotel really sums it up- I'm speechless :). We appreciate your candid feedback and "commercial". The beach is a super close option for a pool alternative- being a local, you know there's no view in San Diego that beats Torrey Pines!

We'll see you soon!!

-Kiyomi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We were originally booked here for 2 nights but extended for another 2 nights after coming.

This a a great hotel. Located 10mins to Sea world and down town. Local super market, Ralf is 5 mins away.

The hotel is new 2 months old so has all the sparkles. The staff at front desk are very helpful and friendly.

I would defiantly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting San Diego. Breakfast and parking are included.

Room Tip: Higher floor corner suites nice.
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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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Kiyomi C, Director of Sales at Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Hi S P,

Thank you for recommending our San Diego Del Mar hotel and extending your stay with us! It sounds like you had a great time visiting the local area, downtown and SeaWorld. Our hotel sparkles with local art and we're truly glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you and your family on your next holiday to San Diego!

Safe travels,

-Kiyomi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great new hotel, Breakfast was very good, Socials at night very tasty, Very warm and super friendly associates ESPECIALLY Sarah at the front desk always looking for a way to say yes to any questions or need's that arose, extremely pet friendly, My wife and I were on vacation and there is a small park with-in walking distance for the dog to do their thing and get a little exercise your-self, Nice workout facility, Safe Area, Fantastic art outside and in the lobby, very much centrally located to the beach and the 1. By the way very pet friendly hotel!

  • Stayed August 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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Kiyomi C, Director of Sales at Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Hi ClementeEspinosa,

Thank you for choosing the Residence Inn Del Mar for your recent San Diego vacation (and for re-booking with us already for your next visit!) :). Sara is one of our rock stars and we're glad she was able to make your visit extra special!

See you soon!

-Kiyomi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Nice new place for a stay cation. Complete kitchen and perfect location. Easy access to freeway, restaurant and safe neighborhood. Great staff and food. Small quite and clean hotel. We stayed here to visit sea world and legoland. In the middle of both parks. Hotel is pet friendly. Just needs a better gym. Nice small pool with a fire pit. Plenty of parking underground secure and very accessible.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Kiyomi C, Director of Sales at Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Hi June F.,

Thank you for choosing the Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar for your recent stay-cation! It sounds like you had a great time visiting SeaWorld and LEGOLAND! Next time you're in Carmel Valley, please allow us to suggest the nearby Pacific Sports Resort to enhance your exercise/fitness experience.

Safe travels!

-Kiyomi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this new hotel. I came to town on both a leisure and business trip. The business part was to conduct business with a major chip supplier and this location was only a couple of minutes from their campus - in fact the hotel gave me a ride while my wife used our rental car to go up to the "Highlands boutiques" shopping center up the road. The breakfast was good, the complimentary evening drinks and food were a plus, and the large suites made it nice to spread out my work without overwhelming my wife. On the leisure side, we set out on an adventure to find the locations of all of the in room photos of the local area. I would recommend this hotel for both business and leisure travel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Kiyomi C, Director of Sales at Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Hi Andrew H.,

We're thrilled that you and your wife were able to maximize your business trip to Carmel Valley and really enjoy Del Mar! The local photographs showcasing Torrey Pines, Powerhouse Park and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography's Pier are one-of-a-kind and definitely inspire adventure! The Del Mar Highlands Town Center makes for a great day of shopping and dining in Del Mar- you'll have to try the new Searsucker Del Mar next time you're in town!

See you soon!

-Kiyomi
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Address: 3525 Valley Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92130
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 269 hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand New hotel! Opened July 2013. Conveniently located just minutes away from the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar Race Track, Beaches, Sea World, and the San Diego Zoo. The hotel has 118 suites with full kitchens designed to make your extended trips to San Diego relaxing and enjoyable. When visiting San Diego for leisure or business, the Residence Inn Del Mar is a sure bet! ... more   less 
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