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Del Mar Motel on the Beach
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Del Mar
Reviewed 1 August 2015

The front desk clerk was miserable (works Saturday). She knew we were waiting to check-in and tried to dodge us to go to lunch.
The room we booked months in advance, a second floor ocean view was unavailable but they charged us for it anyway. The room we got on the first floor was up against a stairwell, not the oceanfront they claim it is.
The floors in the room were filthy and the a.c. unit was so loud you could not sleep with it running. Disgusting bed spreads.
The outdoor chairs are chained to the tables so you can't move out of the sun or seat more than 4 people at a table. This caused me to trip and fall flat on my face. Luckily, I didn't break anything!

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  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Big rooms, we were in a king room 3 doors from the beach. Nice and clean but could use some updating, small old tv in hutch that was too low to view if laying in the bed. Beautiful ocean views are not in the rooms but from the front common balcony. Common areas are nice, they have grills if you want to cook your own meal. Parking is difficult, they only have limited space. You have to drive to find restaurants unless you want to eat at the two restaurants next door which are very expensive. There is a snack bar affiliated with one of the restaurants but not convenient hours--they served instant coffee. We asked the hotel clerk for extra in room coffee and they were more than willing to accommodate us with more.Enjoyed sitting on the patio listening to the waves crash and feeling the cool breezes off the ocean. Just what we needed.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank JackieG01
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Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

The hotel itself is older and the rooms are small. The shower and beds are small as well. But, honestly who cares when you are literally on the beach! It is a bit pricey for a motel, but that's what you get when you come to Del Mar. Also you get free parking, which is awesome.

Stayed: March 2015, travelled with friends
1  Thank cvolps
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

My family has been coming here since the 70s, so it feels like home to me. From the patio you can walk right onto the sand. The motel offers complimentary BBQ's for grilling along with chairs, towels and umbrellas for the beach. Most recently, they changed out their carpet floors for wood, which makes it more conducive for a sandy environment. The only reason I gave it 4 of 5 stars is because the motel has been around for decades, and some people may be turned off from the little nuances of age.

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  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

We spent 3 nights here and loved it. Great location. Literally steps from the beach. Room was very spacious. We agree with the earlier reviewer who talked about the pillows. They are very flat and there are only 2 per bed. Loved that the room had a refrigerator and microwave. We ate breakfast in the room every morning and that saved big $$'s. The restaurants in Del Mar are very expensive. Overall I think this is a great place to stay if you want to be right on the beach and in walking distance to downtown area. We loved our stay!

Stayed: June 2015
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Additional Information about Del Mar Motel on the Beach

Address: 1702 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014-2154
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Region: United States > California > Del Mar
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Del Mar
Price Range: ₹ 10,305 - ₹ 20,220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Del Mar Motel on the Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled between the sun and surf is our quaint boutique hotel located on the beautiful beach of Del Mar. With views so spectacular you’ll never want to leave.Relax and enjoy the soothing sounds of the Pacific Ocean from one of our 43-newly renovated guestrooms. Relish the breathtaking views from our newly enhanced beachfront sun deck, picnic & barbeque areas, where the rolling waves beckon you to the white sandy beach of Del Mar. Create unforgettable moments with a walk along the beach at sunset or an early morning jog with the waves at your feet.There’s nothing like the sound of the ocean to lull you to sleep, and there’s no better way to escape life’s challenges than a retreat to the Del Mar Motel on the Beach.Our Friendly Staff is Ready to Assist You! ... more   less 
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