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“15 minute drive away from city but worth it”

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Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar
Ranked #10 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Wisconsin
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65 reviews
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“15 minute drive away from city but worth it”
Reviewed September 16, 2009

This hotel was far from the city center, but easily accessible off the hwy. The neighborhood is upscale. The hotel staff (front desk in particular) was very helpful and accomodating. Free fresh cookies and fruit every day at counter. Room was good size to fit 4 of us. Bed was adjustable for both occupants. Clean and somewhat modern decor. Business center nice with 2 computers. Pool is small, whirlpool is typical. No comlimentary breakfast unfortunately. Very good price for what you get. Recommended!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed September 13, 2009

Great little hotel. It had everything we needed for a quick weekend away. The rooms are nice with a very comfortable bed. The restaurant had a small bar that was packed on Friday night - must be the place to be in the neighborhood. Location was convenient for everything we did - going to Coronado and to La Jolla. I wouldn't make this a place for a long vacation, but as a comfortable place to stay while exploring the San Diego area, it's great.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed August 12, 2009

This hotel is VERY conveniently located to the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack, great access to Solana Beach. The staff was courteous and helpful, although there was not nearly enough staff to accommodate all guests on the busy weekend I spent there. The amenities and food are a bit pricey, but the shuttle service availability made up for that, saved some taxi fare.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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Leura, Australia
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Reviewed August 11, 2009

Hilton Garden Inn Del Mar is a very nice hotel. Great facilities such as a gym and the pool was fantastic.. The breakfast was very good food with a large variety to pick from. It was not too far from San Diego city which was a bonus..(10 minute drive.) Front counter service was good but i have had better. The food we ordered for room service was fantastic. Very tasty and fresh food but once again service was average as the guy who delivered the food had an attitude so i only gave minimal tip.. The beds were the most comfortable beds i have ever slept on in a hotel. I would recommend this hotel very highly but don't expect super service, it was probably the most disappointing service we received in any hotel on our trip. Having said that, the service was not bad it was just that other hotels were really fantastic..

Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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Sao Paulo
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Reviewed June 26, 2009

I booked this hotel - mainly for the quality and value - combined with the fairly good reviews on this site. The last time I was in San Diego I stayed at the Marriott downtown for three times the price - and I can´t say I got a much better experience there for three times the price! This hotel had all that I needed with a good location. I would not say it is a palace, but it is the best you can find of the Hilton spinoff "Garden Inns" that I have stayed at - that simply includes all that I (or probably anyone) needs in a hotel. I agree that the staff was especially friendly - seems like a very well organized customer oriented team. This place is a good bet if you can afford to be a few miles north of downtown San Diego, and then get a bonus of a healthy walk on beautiful Del Mar beach.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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Las Vegas, NV
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Reviewed June 19, 2009

It's certainly a pleasure to stay at this property. I have stayed here twice now and will again. It's convenient, and affordable. Their staff is outstanding and accommodating - they make you feel welcome! I arrived early (10am) for an afternoon event and they allowed me to check in. The whole property is clean. The rooms are large. They have a convenient fitness center and the restaurant is good, too.

I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone.

Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
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Edmonton
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Reviewed May 16, 2009

This place is convenient for business in the Sorrento Valley/Golden Triangle area. It is a great Hilton Garden Inn with a staff that goes the extra mile. I agree with the other revues on the restaurant - unexpected great food - and a nice lounge adjoining it. We have a few Garden Inn in Edmonton that don't even come close to this one. You can tell that these guys are trying so hard to run a great hotel. I had some heavy equipment and luggage that I was getting out to my rental car. One guy from the hotel ran out and insisted on helping me out. When I offered him a tip, the guy shook my hand and imtroduced himself as the owner and general manager and said "just come back again!" Now that deserved a review on Tripadvisor!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
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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:
#4 Family Hotel in San Diego
#4 Spa 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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