May have a free week in CA in January and when I was in SD area a couple of years ago really liked town of Del Mar. On a budget, likely without car and mainly just wanting to walk along beach and town and read ie quiet.
The Stratford has very affordable rates in Jan. with AAA discount and reviews are mixed but enough OK ones for me. Will check later re rates at Del Mar Motel as it is offseason as when there really liked its location on beach and reviews I have been able to find seem OK as well.
Welcome any thoughts on this.