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L'Auberge Del Mar
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Del Mar
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LA, CA
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Can't wait to come back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2012

Sadly, we only stayed here one night after a conference in San Diego. The lobby is beautiful - I love the decor. We arrived early (about 11:30am) not expecting our room to be ready but we were pleasantly surprised when it was! We were also happy to find that they upgraded us to a Hydrangea Suite. The room was fantastic - living room, dining area, two separate bathrooms and two separate balconies (one of the living room & one off the bathroom). The room was decorated beautifully and in great shape. We spent the rest of the day at the pool and it was wonderful. Small but the service was great. Everyone was very nice and very helpful. We had lunch at the pool and breakfast at the restaurant the next day and the food was great. I don't have a single complaint about this place! I read some of the reviews complaining about the train but I only heard it once during the night and it didn't bother me in the least (and our room was probably closest to the train). I can't wait to come back here & bring my kids. It seemed like a family-friendly place too.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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LAubergeDelMar, Front Office Manager at L'Auberge Del Mar, responded to this review, March 10, 2012
Dear kperk13,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your expierence with us! We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed the resort and its services. We hope to welcome you and your family back to L'Auberge very soon.

Best,

Scott Wall
Front Office Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2012

Nice get away hotel. Conveniently located. Although the Amtrak train goes by frequently, it did not bother us. We did not hear it while sleeping. I can see how it might bother some but there is nothing the hotel can do about it. I actually do wish the station down the path was still open, it would make a great way to get to the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

Stayed here for a weekend getaway and really enjoyed the atmosphere and smaller feel of this hotel. The outdoor seating for the restaurant was nice as it overlooked the pool, a waterfall, and the Pacific. This property is not oceanfront but its only a short couple blocks away. Food was great at the outdoor restaurant and you can order from it even if you're having drinks at the lounge area just inside the hotel entrance. The location is great as you can take a quick walk down the street to check out some local shopping and eats (get a sandwich at Board N Brew if you can, its a popular spot with the locals). The downside is the Surfliner Amtrak train that blows its horn every hour or so. Our room faced the street and you can hear some traffic early in the morning, too. The negatives weren't enough to keep us away. Were already looking forward to another relaxing getaway at L' Auberge.

Room Tip: The rooms not facing the pool area are quieter since they don't overlook the restaurant below.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

First room was on speedway for the valet. Second room looked better ...till 5 am when garbage trucks and deliveries rolled in. We are in a large party and I've seen two other rooms. They have overbuilt and overcharged this property because of the location in town. If you have a car and don't need to walk to town then stay elsewhere!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LeoRad
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Montreal, Canada
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61 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

Spent a relaxing night at L'Auberge Del Mar on February 18th.

Great service, very nice rooms and the heated salt water pool and jacuzzi were a huge plus.

A ton of restaurants across the street and within walking distance. Also the beach is a stairway away.

Highly recommended and I will probably be back with the family for a few days.

Room Tip: Third floor is quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

Very nice. Expensive. Overall good experience. Wide variety of dining available within walking distance.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TimChell92130
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2012

My wife and i decided to get away from the kids for a nice couples weekend - the L'auberge was Outstanding - the hotel was tasteful and elegant. The beach and area was addictive, not too big but not too small

Kitchen 1540 was one of the best restaurants that i've eaten at for a while ( and i travel and eat out a lot ) - the Rabbit was amazing as was everything else

we had the pedal turn down service - very romantic

overall a - a great hotel in a great area

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tony D
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Additional Information about L'Auberge Del Mar

Property: L'Auberge Del Mar
Address: 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
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Location: United States > California > Del Mar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Del Mar
#3 Business Hotel in Del Mar
#3 Family Hotel in Del Mar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — L'Auberge Del Mar 5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'Auberge Del Mar offers all you need to create those perfect moments...a private path to the beach, poolside cabanas, a spa to relax in, award winning dining – and that’s just on the grounds. You can meander to the shops in Del Mar, golf by the sea, watch the horse races and simply enjoy all that Southern California has to offer. We can’t wait to see you here. ... more   less 
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