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BW Stratford or Del Mar Motel?

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BW Stratford or Del Mar Motel?

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.

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1. Re: BW Stratford or Del Mar Motel?

I visit my sibling's house not far from BW Stratford and I think the location is just fine. You can walk south all the way to Torrey Pines State Beach, cross the lagoon outlet and continue on into the Pines Reserve. Lots of possibilitiues for food in town the other direction. There is a small local library that's nice with free internet access.

Actually I don't know where the other hotel is.

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2. Re: BW Stratford or Del Mar Motel?

It's been a ~15 years since we stayed at either, but the choice comes down to location vs room quality. Back then, the Del Mar Motel on the beach had old but functional furnishings, but the bed was way too soft for me. The Stratford was comfortable and I don't remember any problems. That said, you have about a half mile walk from the Stratford to the beach.

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