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“Not too bad for the price”
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Les Artistes
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Del Mar
Villa Park, California, United States
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Not too bad for the price”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

We spent two nights at Les Artistes in January, 2014. It's not a bad place, but it's not wonderful, either. They decorated each room in the style of a different artist but the place needs a makeover - it's getting a bit old. No major complaints - the room was okay but could have used a good cleaning - much better than what is done between guests.

One of the main reasons we stayed there was because they allow dogs. There are other hotels in Del Mar that also accept dogs, from L'Auberge at the high end to Hotel Indigo at the moderate end.

Overall, I wouldn't really recommend Les Artistes. There are other hotels in Del Mar that are nicer, about the same price, and also permit dogs.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Walnut Creek, California
Level 6 Contributor
235 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2014

We recently spent New Year's Eve and the night after at Les Artistes in the De Lempicka room. Its a corner unit on the bottom floor with a small ocean view and outside seating. The rooms are individually decorated and named after different artists. The exterior is also artistically done by the owners. It's a unique place and probably not for everyone. The fact that it is family run with considerable help from the ever helpful Scott has made us return time after time for the last seventeen years. It is a short easy walk to the beach and downtown Del Mar. New Year's Eve we walked to the beach, shared a toast, walked past a nearby party and returned to our room happy we had decided to stay here for the Holiday.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Huntington Beach, California
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed at les Artistes for 1 night (after a fun day at Del Mar Race Track) and wished we had stayed longer. It's cute, relaxing and very unique. There were 3 couples and we all had quite different rooms that were decorated and based on specific artists. Relaxing courtyard area with coffee/fruit in the am, magazines and books and just a relaxing area to hang out. The owners are a very nice couple that were friendly and provided great service!. Oh, and it's in a great area, short walk to the beach and many great restaurants and shops. We'll be back for sure.
Thanks for making our short stay wonderful!
Carol & Dave, Huntington Beach

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Chandler, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Each room is showing a different artist and is unquie place to stay. Very relaxing and kind of reminded us of being in Hawaii for far less money. Beats staying at other places like Holiday Inn and free parking and wi-fi. We will be back.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newbury Park, California
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2013

The staff is clueless, and some crazy lady with an accent is absolutely useless. Booking was a nightmare and forget trying to make any special requests or changes.

There are so many lovely hotels in Del Mar, why stay here?

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2013

we had a vacation in San Diego and we chose to stay in Les Artistes,as we paid by the credit card the lady who works in customer service and apparently she's the owner too "an Asian lady with long black hair" only gave us the credit card receipt,we stayed for few days and then we had to cut the vacation and go to LA for few days to be back to San Diego again and stay in the same hotel,we explained that to the lady and asked her to refund us the rest of the money in case anything came up and we weren't able to come back to San Diego,she gave us an attitude and said NO,I asked why!!! we didn't sign on a non refund policy while paying or anything,she said I just can't do that even if you're coming back I don't care,and when we asked her for our passports SHE THREW THEM TO US ON THE COUNTER!!! REALLY!!!! I believe people stay in hotels on vacations because they want to take a rest from the stressful life not to get more stress from such rude people,I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND IT TO ANYBODY,FAIL.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Morro Bay, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We had a really great stay at this inn. We were greeted courteously, our room was ready right away and it was was clean and beautiful. We used the patios and outdoor settings of the inn several times to enjoy picnic food from our cooler. We love this place and they have done a fabulous job of renovating. They use fountains and background music very skillfully to create a peaceful, secluded atmosphere. It was quiet through the night and one can hear the ocean when city sounds are still. The renovations on this older building are very creative. Our bathroom was beautiful, colorful and very functional, tucked into the edge of our adequately sized room with a balcony looking out to the sea.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Les Artistes
Address: 944 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2813
Location: United States > California > Del Mar
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Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Del Mar
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Les Artistes 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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