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Del Mar Motel on the Beach

1702 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014-2154
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#5 of 8 hotels in Del Mar
Nestled between the sun and surf is our quaint boutique hotel located on the beautiful beach of Del Mar. With views so spectacular you’ll never want to leave.Relax and enjoy the soothing sounds of the Pacific Ocean from one of our 43-newly renovated guestrooms. Relish the breathtaking views from our newly enhanced beachfront sun deck, picnic & barbeque areas, where the rolling waves beckon you to the white sandy beach of Del Mar. Create unforgettable moments with a walk along the beach at sunset or an early morning jog with the waves at your feet.There’s nothing like the sound of the ocean to lull you to sleep, and there’s no better way to escape life’s challenges than a retreat to the Del Mar Motel on the Beach.Our Friendly Staff is Ready to Assist You!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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jackhanney wrote a review Aug 2020
Los Angeles, California207 contributions48 helpful votes
I have stayed at ALL the 5 Star hotels and although there are certain amenities NONE come close to the location of Del Mar Motel on the Beach! My room was literally steps from the beautiful beach of Del Mar!! This is one of the most beautiful pristine beaches in Southern California and to spend a full day/weekend at the beach and have your room steps away is priceless!! I loved it so much my wife and I are going back in a few weeks!!!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: They're All Oceanfront!
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Bonner R wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
This little hotel is steps from the ocean and easily walkable to many great places in the. Area. The rooms were large and simply furnished. Great restirant Jake’s next door. We were quite comfortable.for the 4 nights we stayed.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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DOB508 wrote a review Jan 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania60 contributions5 helpful votes
Wonderful beachfront location. Classic motel format-no interior hallways-all rooms accessed from the outside. Nice seaside decor-not really fancy, but very nice. If you are looking for nicer accomodation, stay up on the highway. But then you will not be right on the beach. Upper and lower decks beachfront and literally steps to the sand and water. Lots of surfing action on the water-and a Baywatch-style professional lifeguard headquarters right next door.The guests there are really nice-easy to strike up a conversation. Yes, there are families with kids of all ages, but this is not a distraction. Free parking which is a real convenience. They have chairs, umbrellas and towels for guests to hit the beach. I could just go on and on. But it is the location that is so prime. Try it-I think you'll like it.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
jvm wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York83 contributions8 helpful votes
Fabulously located right on the Del Mar beach, at the epicenter of New Year's Day's Penguin Plunge, this motel is a throwback to the old days of funky, low-rise, nonaggressive beach development--a far cry from the proposed, huge luxury resort to be built on a nearby bluff. I've seen the negative reviews, but my experience was positive--lovely, attentive staff; comfortably spacious room (Room 126, upstairs); table by the window for working plus a small desk; good bed w/ suitable lighting for reading. DMM's public spaces are pretty fabulous: Adirondack chairs for viewing the beach, tables for sitting & chatting over wine, barbecues for dinner. All for no extra charge. Renowned restaurants next door--Poseidon and Jake's--if you want to go upscale, but you can also BYOB and relax inexpensively at the motel. We were there over New Year's, which may offer a difference experience from high-season summer.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Second floor offers gorgeous light
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benner4 wrote a review Nov 2019
Riverside CA11 contributions1 helpful vote
What sweet, small, clean hotel literally right on the beach! There's a downstairs area with loungers on the property that you can bring a bottle of wine and literally look at the waves or right next to those loungers is the stairs that literally walk right on to the beach. There's also an upstairs area with chairs to bring your bottle of wine because it's still on the hotel property to again look at the beach. It is small little motel with plenty of parking but if for some reason you were to come back and no parking they would park for you, the people were really nice and it was very clean! Next door is a very popular restaurant called the poseidon that you have to go to to eat as well and the little town of Del Mar is just adorable.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$167 - $366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Del Mar Motel on the Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Del Mar Motel on the Beach?
Nearby attractions include Del Mar City Beach (0.10 miles), Seagrove Park (0.08 miles), and Powerhouse Park (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Del Mar Motel on the Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Del Mar Motel on the Beach?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Del Mar Motel on the Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Del Mar Motel on the Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jake's Del Mar, Sbicca, and Pacifica Del Mar.
Is Del Mar Motel on the Beach located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Del Mar.
Are there any historical sites close to Del Mar Motel on the Beach?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Heritage County Park (4.7 miles).
Does Del Mar Motel on the Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Del Mar Motel on the Beach accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.