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“A little gem in a lovely city...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar

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Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar
Ranked #8 of 282 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
United Kingdom
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126 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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“A little gem in a lovely city...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

I have to admit, I'm a fan of these three star style hotels, to me they offer great value for money versus the features. This was no different at the Hilton Garden Inn Del Mar.

The property was handily located for us as it wasn't in San Diego but got us close enough after our long and uneventful drive down from Vegas.

The interior is immaculately clean and the welcome warm, we had two separate bookings covering three nights, they were merged and we were in the same room for the duration of our stay within minutes (something Vegas strip hotels could learn a lot from in terms of efficiency).

The rooms were clean and well appointed, although the widely fabled adjustable bed didn't seem to be much different despite following the instructions to the letter.

The tv we had was on its way out with a green and red vertical line on the screen, but it was bearable given how
little we watched it.

Overall condition of the room and property were good, would highly recommend this as a base for a stay in the San Diego area, we were very sorry to leave such a beautiful part of the world.

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Alexandria, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

On the last night of a business + pleasure trip, I needed a place to crash and clean up after a long strenuous hike near San Jacinto Peak, so I asked Google. This hotel was wonderful, as was the staff. It's also very easy to get to. I would definitely stay here again.

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Ryan B, Front Office Manager at Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Thank you so much Neil S. for your wonderful review. San Jacinto is a rather difficult (albeit very enjoyable) hike and we are beyond pleased we were able to accommodate you and give you a place to relax and recharge. We are very proud of our hotel and our team and we are happy you had a chance to enjoy both. We can not wait to have you with us again.
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Seattle, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for two nights on a quick business trip. I was running late for an early morning meeting, but didn't want to skip breakfast. The staff member I approached didn't even blink and had exactly what I wanted for breakfast wrapped up and had me out the door in less than five minutes. It was really lovely.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

It was a delight to check in at almost midnight and find a sleep number bed that allowed me to sleep comfortably for the first time in a week.

Loved having the Keureg coffee maker in the room. Would have enjoyed more than one k-cup to be available.

Extremely friendly employees.

Just wish that the Hilton Garden Inns provided a complimentary breakfast on the order of some of the other properties under the Hilton umbrella.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Avondale, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Very friendly staff and helpful throughout this location!They went above and beyond to inform us about local restaurants and provide their own reviews. They were right with regard to quality and variety. We appreciated that! Nice to have an "uneventful" night's sleep which is what you want when traveling especially for business.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Ryan B, Front Office Manager at Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Greetings and thank you for your wonderful review. While traveling is often an event itself, we are pleased when business travel goes smoothly. We are so happy that we were able to provide you with information of the surrounding area. Thank you again for your review, and we look forward to your return trip to our property.

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had an event at the Hilton Garden Inn and our experience from beginning to end was top notch. The Catering Manager, Terri Miller was pleasant, efficient, accommodating, and very professional. She followed and implemented every detail which is a rarity for events. The Food and Beverage Manager, Bill Songer, was excellent, too. He came to check frequently that everything was in order, and it most certainly was. He has a low-key and caring way of working with clients. They are a true team and the food was DELICIOUS and plentiful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Big Bear City, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We have stayed here several times in the past couple of months. We stay at a Hilton Garden Inn if at all possible wherever we are because I am in chronic pain and the Garden adjustable mattresses are wonderful! I can actually get a good night's sleep on them. I have a medical specialist that I see in the area and the hotel staff has been very cooperative in granting us the late 2PM checkout that comes with our AARP reservation. I also appreciate the ergonomic desk chair. WiFi connections have been excellent in the rooms we stayed in.The reading chair is actually quite comfortable with height of the lamp perfectly positioned to provide light for reading. My only complaint is that the room rates go way up during the week. So we won't be able to stay there during the week. The main reason I gave them a 4 instead of a 5 is because of the analog TV (some terrible pictures!), few channels and inability to rent movies.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar

Property: Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar
Address: 3939 Ocean Bluff Ave, San Diego, CA 92130-8654
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#4 Family Hotel in San Diego
#5 Business Hotel in San Diego
#33 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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