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Del Mar Motel on the Beach
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Del Mar
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Needed a few days of "beach time" & didn't want to travel far. This was absolutely perfect. Right on a beautiful beach, next door to Poseidon Restaurant & within a short walk of downtown Del Mar...nothing more to ask for. The room was well appointed, clean...didn't lack anything. The motel had a front patio to relax & enjoy the view plus a side patio & bbq's. Perfect!! They also had beach chairs, umbrellas & beach toys. Would absolutely recommend this lovely little beach motel!!

Room Tip: Ask for the "west wing" & first floor rooms have 2 queen beds & second floor rooms...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband and I have been staying here for over 30 years! Best location on the beach. Great staff always helpful. Very clean rooms! We come down at least 3 times a year. Used to bring the kids and lived it as a family. We now come alone and love it even more as a romantic getaway. Carmelo and George always take care of any needs we have. They are always polite and very professional and make sure we enjoy our stay

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

An unexpected beach getaway so close to home. Sand was like powder, water clean, room and grounds immaculate, staff more than accommodating! Only Motel on the beach in the area. Barbecues, picnic tables, outdoor shower. Lots of places to eat within walking distance! We will return!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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3  Thank KJC155
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HotelsManagementTeam, General Manager at Del Mar Motel on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your nice review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We certainly are fortunate to have an amazing location right on the Beach along with a wonderful team.
We look forward to your next visit at the Del Mar Motel on the Beach.

Sincerely,
Mikki Ellis
General Manager

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

My wife and I stayed at this motel, the room was clean and looked to be recently updated. The motel staff had turned the room air conditioning down for us so our room was very cool after the 6 hour drive from Arizona. The beach in front of the motel was clean and very open and located next to a main life guard tower.

The only draw back we could see was that the motel has moor rooms than parking spaces. once we got a spot we took it and walked everywhere we wanted to go.

We were impressed with the cleanliness of De Mar and downtown area, we took the short 5 minute walk back to the main street where we ate some of the best Pizza and breakfast.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 319, was a good quiet choice for us
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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HotelsManagementTeam, General Manager at Del Mar Motel on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2014

Dear Mark,

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our beautiful Del Mar Beach and Village.
Again, thank you for your review and feedback. We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,
Mikki Ellis
General Manager

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Cute beachy hotel. Right on the water, with chase lounges protected by a glass wall. No blowing sand. Front desk person was friendly and helpful. Rooms very spacious, love the new floor in our room! I would recommend this place and will return often!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Chickenlady49
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HotelsManagementTeam, General Manager at Del Mar Motel on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for sharing your most recent experience you had with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our great location, our beachy rooms and our out-door, patio and lounge areas. We are also pleased to hear
We look forward to your next visit.

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Mikki Ellis
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

We booked the Del Mar Motel based on my sister's recommendation, who is a local. We were not disappointed! It is what it is - a beach motel. The location is perfect and the restaurants near by and next door are very good. We took advantage of having a barbecue at sunset and their facilities were perfect. It was also nice to borrow beach towels and chairs available at the front desk.They have remodeled their rooms and were very pleasant. Being an owner of a motel myself, I have only one comment. Your housekeeping staff should wipe the top of the wainscoting in the bathroom and behind the bathroom door but otherwise clean and comfortable!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Tr4cyW
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HotelsManagementTeam, General Manager at Del Mar Motel on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for sharing your most recent experience you had with us and for the 5 star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our newly renovated rooms, location and our hotel in general.

In regards to your feedback regarding the one housekeeping area, we have since addressed this matter with our housekeeping team and have stepped up with their game.

Again, we appreciate your review and feedback. See you on your next visit to Del Mar.

Sincerely,
Mikki Ellis
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Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

The best part of this hotel is LOCATION right off the Del Mar Beach, but good things do not end there. Walking distance to the main street (camino ) to get ice cream, Starbucks coffee, restaurants or our favorite place called Seagrove Park to see the sunset.
Also located right next to the life guard HQ building, so when we were at the beach, this hotel was located between two flags of "no game/no surf" area marked by life guards so that we were able to lay down or swim w/o interruption. ( but if u want to do badminton, soccer , or surf , it us still close enough to go from the hotel).

Most of all, the front desk people were very friendly, and we could borrow ( for free) beach towels, parasol, n beach chairs until sun set, perfect for someone like us who came to California from East coast without beach gears.

Do not rent the room online, however. We talked on the phone and made our reservation so that we will get the room with the ocean view.

One drawback for someone can be ( certainly not for us) the small shower room ( but very clean) and no elevator to the second floor which did not bother us at all . And that traded off with the comfy cushioned chairs, tables, & bbq facilities.

We went to Ralph's grocery store and stored the food in the fridge in the room. There are very nice and pricy restaurants called Poseidon and Jakes next door for fine dining.

I did not want to share this info , and keep our discovery secret , but oh well, this is a must-stay-hotel in san diego.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Miho E
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HotelsManagementTeam, General Manager at Del Mar Motel on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback and extremely kind words and the 5 star rating. This means so much to us and we really appreciate it. We were very excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your business and hope to have the opportunity to see you again very soon on your next visit to Del Mar..

Sincerely,
Mikki Ellis
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Additional Information about Del Mar Motel on the Beach

Address: 1702 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014-2154
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Location: United States > California > Del Mar
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Del Mar
Price Range: $162 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Del Mar Motel on the Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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! ... more   less 
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