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Hampton Inn San Diego/Del Mar
Ranked #66 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Chino, California
1 review
“Strange location”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Overall ok, but location is strange , with entrance through a gas station or a dead end street. We had an oversize Sprinter van and had inquired beforehand, with assurances but it was still a problem as parking is very minimal, and we could not find adequate spot fore the van.
Still we have used Hampton Inn before min various locations and will do so again,

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Yorba Linda, California
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Staff always does an excellent job. The rooms are clean,location great as is the price for this area. No frills but very comfortable stay if thats what your looking for. I will recommend to friends and coworkers when in area.

Room Tip: Rooms on west side quieter and do not face Arco or Taco Bell. Mexican restaurant (Tio Leo) 1 block t...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

I stay at Hampton Inns quite often, they are my go-to choice, but this one was on the lower end. It had a cheaper feel and decor than most and was in a business park next to a gas station with nothing else nearby. There is a sit-down Mexican Restaurant down the parking lot, which was good. My room did not have the normal privacy sheer curtains and looked out over the freeway and the gas station. I had to have the blackout curtains closed or else the window was entirely open to the view of the freeway drivers and gas station. The A/C and heater filters were filthy and clogged and I had to wash them out in the tub. I would not stay here again, I'd choose another Hampton in the area instead.

Room Tip: Stay on the side away from the freeway.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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drehobl, General Manager at Hampton Inn San Diego/Del Mar, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you for staying with us. We are very sorry for your experience and we are working on improving our guest rooms. We regret that the comfort of your stay was compromised and will be sure to check all air filters so that future guests do not experience the same issue. Please let us know if you have additional comments or suggestions you would like to share. We are all about Satisfaction Guaranteed.

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100 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Very disappointed in this property, I will not stay there again. I went to Mission Valley and stayed at the doubletree for $10 less per night. Best move I could have made. Staff was average, rooms were below par for even a hampton, and location is not appealing.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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drehobl, General Manager at Hampton Inn San Diego/Del Mar, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
I regret to hear your stay was less than satisfactory and appreciate your feedback. We always want our guests to have a great experience and your comments will help us to make improvements in all areas of our daily operations. We welcome any additional suggestions that will help make us your number one hotel choice in the San Diego area and hope you give us another chance.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

I try to reserve my 5 star ratings for genuinely memorable experiences, and while the Hampton Inn Del Mar didn't provide anything super memorable, I couldn't find a reason not to give it a 5. The staff was friendly, it was located close to Del Mar where you can enjoy the ocean and the shops, and the room was large and comfortable.
As most Hampton inns go, it has a free hot breakfast including eggs, sausage, french toast sticks, waffles, yogurt, cereal and fruit. Free parking. Free wifi. It also had a small pool, which we didn't use being winter time.
The only thing I could complain about was some heavy construction they had going on next door to the hotel, but they were done by early evening and it's nothing they could help. It didn't affect our stay at all.
Overall, if highly recommend the Hampton inn San Diego Del Mar.

  • Stayed January 2013
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New York City, New York
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71 reviews
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Intimate, conveniently located, property, good amenities including free wi-fi, breakfast and parking.
Good service and accommodating staff make the stay pleasant. Very clean! Fair size rooms.
I stay there every time when in San Diego. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: Hotel is located close to a freeway, I'd request the room on the opposite site. However hotels w...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Batavia, Illinois
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is a nice hotel in a very expensive area. Their rates are the most reasonable and the stay is great. If you are not looking for fancy upscale hotel stay in Del Mar this is a great place to stay. Free parking and free breakfast.

Room Tip: I stayed at end of hall and it was quiet as could be.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Hampton Inn San Diego/Del Mar
Address: 11920 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130-2592
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #66 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn San Diego/Del Mar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 129
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