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Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Del Mar
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at this hotel and enjoyed our stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel has recently been renovated and is very nice. Rooms are good size, bathrooms have plenty of room. We stayed on the 3rd floor and had an awesome view of the ocean from our balcony. The pool and hot tub are great! Their is also a fridge in the room to put a few refreshments to have available to watch the sunset!

The location is OK. You can easily walk into the main spots of downtown (about 8 blocks). I will say, even though it is close to the beach, it isn't the shortest walk to the beach unless you are ok with doing a little climbing.

But if you are looking for a nice, relaxing hotel in the Del Mar area, I would recommend this place.

Room Tip: Try to get a 3rd floor room on the ocean side!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank C-Rad_TwinCities
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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2014

Dear C-Rad_TwinCities: Can only guess where you’re from TwinCities... Your profile indicates you’re a seasoned traveler & Thank you for a great TripAdvisor Comment.

Many comments similar to yours are greatly appreciated due to your expertise in travel AND comparing locations & facilities for other travelers to review and decide where to stay during their next visit. We always hope they’ll stay with us!

By Plane, Train, Automobile AND Bicycle, The Clarion Del Mar Inn Hotel hopes your travels are safe & adventurous.

Hope to have you return to our Sea Side Village into your future.
Sincerely,
Thomas Mackey
Clarion Del Mar Inn Hotel

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Excellent staff that is very friendly and helpful! Also an excellent value and very "homey".The bathroom was huge. Beautiful view of the Pacific from our 2nd floor balcony. The free and ample parking was also a big plus!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jennifer E
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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Dear Jennifer E: Please try & stay cool in Arizona; must be as beautiful as Sunny Southern California this time of year.

Thank you for your comments on TripAdvisor, others will appreciate your compliments to better understand all we have to offer at our Boutique Hotel in our Sea Side Village of Del Mar/La Jolla/Torrey Pines area.

Have a great summer & if it gets too hot to handle in Arizona, check out our specials on TripAdvisor. – 25% & 25% off hotel rates & our new Bistro Café.

Hope to see you again soon.
Sincerely,
Thomas Mackey
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

I will start by saying "thank you" "thank you" and "thank you" to the amazeing staff and it's management for renewing my faith in hotel stays. The front desk staff warm and friendly eager to assist in anyway they could, housekeeping staff friendly the rooms very clean, landscapeing and garden area beautiful then of course the ocean nearby. The newly renovated rooms so classy and comfortable the new addition of the Bistro an extra bonus with two girls it was convient, staff friendly great menu. If you are ever in Del Mar take a visit to the Clarion, Del Mar Inn, I gaurantee even if you don't need a room you will want to stay!! Thank You again to the wonderful people at the Del Mar Inn for the " warm hug" this single mom really needed.

Room Tip: "Moms with kids garden side corner room"
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Kathleen M
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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2014

Dearest Kathleen M: Please allow me to reciprocate – “thank you”, “thank you” and “thank you”.

Everyone needs a hug now & then!

I’m honored to respond from all of us here at the Clarion Del Mar inn Hotel to offer a great visit AND “warm hug” as needed by all staff members.

MOREOVER, thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor Readers so they might consider needing a hug in the future.

Been viewing TV/Internet where many are being hit sooo very hard this winter. Hope you & yours are well & safe during this harsh winter season.
Sincerely yours,
Thomas Mackey
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

This place is awesome! It's so quaint and clean. Spacious rooms with the most beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean from your very own balcony. The garden around the huge pool and spa is breathtaking. Staff is so nice and helpful and the food from the cafe is yummy with specialty items on the menu. Definitely going back and I can't wait!

  • Stayed: January 2014
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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Dear Brandi33: A great big shout out to Visalia, California – Home of central California Agriculture. Thank you for your great comments on TripAdvisor!

We greatly appreciate comments like yours for others to read to decide where to stay during their next visit to Del Mar/La Jolla/Torrey Pines.

All within a short walk or drive – our great location makes us sooo convenient. Don’t want to sound like a commercial; BUT, we enjoy acknowledging our hotel, location and facilities. Hope you don’t mind.

Look forward to having you visit again and again.
Sincerely,
Thomas Mackey
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

We use Choice Plus Privileges and chose this hotel for its location when we were traveling from Las Vegas to CA on an extended vacation. We were so pleased with the attention given to us by the hotel staff. They did not mind moving us to an ocean view and were happy to answer all questions and lend assistance. We received a discount at the quaint restaurant located next to the hotel.

Room Tip: Very nice swimming pool and hot tub. My husband also enjoyed the reading room! Fresh, clean and plea...
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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2014

Dearest Sharon N: A great “BIG” thank you for your thoughtful comments on TripAdvisor.

Everyone here works diligently AND has some fun while enjoying our visitors and guests here in sunny Southern California. AKA America’s Finest City, for our location and all the events and sights you can visit while on vacation.

We hope to have you return into the future for another great stay.
Sincerely,
Thomas Mackey
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

It really is not what you would expect from Clarion. Completely remodeled, the hotel really is a boutique inn with the Clarion name. While the rooms are small they are well furnished, very very clean and well appointed. They have a bistro on site where you can purchase breakfast or supper. It will save lots of walking if all you want is a lite bite. Check it out, it will be worth your effort.

Room Tip: Third floor ocean view is very nice
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

Dear AbacusTT: A big shout out to West Hartford. Try & stay warm out there, only five (5) more weeks of winter.

Thank you for the complements regarding our Boutique Hotel in The Sea Side Village of Del Mar.

As a seasoned traveler & top contributor on TripAdvisor, many will read your comments to determine where to stay during their next visit to Sunny San Diego. We always hope they'll decide to visit with us. All the flavors of home & next to the Ocean!

We appreciate you taking time to write such great comments about our hotel.

Hope to have you visit again & again into the future.
Sincerely,
Thomas Mackey
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Cherisse, you're wonderful!

The staff here are all helpful, friendly & professional. Details: we got hammered by a February snowstorm that dumped 10" of snow on DC. Airports were closed, all flights canceled. Got lucky: went over to DCA & got seats to SAN for the next day. What to do about the hotel res...?

The hotel was within their rights to charge me for the night even though we were stuck in DC. I had no issue with that if that was to be the case; I just didn't want to go all the way to SAN & find no room at the inn.

Called the front desk of the Clarion in Del Mar. Cherisse told me not to worry at all, they wouldn't charge me for the first night, and they would hold the room for us.

FAN FOR LIFE!!

Check in was easy. Room, with queen bed on ground floor, was just what we wanted. Very clean room, housekeeping personnel very pleasant. Plenty of free parking in lots - - short stroll to rooms from parking lot. Restaurants & SBUX & ocean & bike lane & shops & Pacific Ocean all within short distance.

Highly recommend this wonderful hotel & these wonderful hoteliers.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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silversurfer-delmar, Manager at Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2014

Dear fawlcon: Terrible news to read of your difficulties traveling like so many others on the east coast and mid-west. After hearing of your challenges, we felt if only fair to waive the fees and allow you to arrive a day later at your convenience.
Must have been refreshing to arrive in San Diego at 75 degrees after a long trip, I certainly hope it was worth the time and effort to make to trip to America’s Finest City & our own Sea Side Village of San Diego.
We all look forward to you visiting again with fun, adventure and thoughts of local attractions into your immediate future.
Sincerely,
Thomas Mackey
Clarion Del Mar Inn Hotel

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Address: 720 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-3008 (Formerly Del Mar Inn Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > Del Mar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Del Mar
#1 Green Hotel in Del Mar
#2 Family Hotel in Del Mar
Price Range: $136 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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