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“Great Location - Especially if you like trains at night”
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Villa L'Auberge
Reviewed 8 November 2012

We stayed in one of the timeshare units north of the main hotel. It was tastefully decorated, but a little tired in my opinion. It has the "bones" of a first class unit, but again, it is starting to show its age and some of the replacement pieces definitely look "low cost". For example, how the very low end phone was barely mounted on the wall, the bedroom fan that rotated out of round, the closet built-in that didn't slide properly.... not big ticket items, but enough to say that the overall quality is headed in the opposite direction of the very upscale hotel portion of the resort.

All that said, the unit and the resort as a whole is located in close proximity to the railroad tracks. This means that you will witness multiple train passings during the day and even throughout the night. We stayed for 3 nights until we decided that we needed a vacation from our vacation and headed home for a good night's sleep. I think the resort has done whatever they can do to mitigate the noise, but its just a fact that when a long line to train cars passes at 2am, you are going to hear it - no doubt!!

The Hotel itself and the ground, lobby and restaurant is beautiful and very upscale. I think that experiencing the resort for an event is great, as the service and view are top notch. However, our extended stay turned into more of a battle to hang in there than a relaxing vacation.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

Brought my family to SoCal for a week long vacation thinking we would spend time on the beach nearby and visit Sea World and Legoland. Was expecting some quiet time a this place, but experienced the complete opposite. The place is small and overpriced, we had a 650 sq/ft one bedroom, I was told it could accommodate 4 people, it was barely enough space for 2 adults and 2 kids. For $400 per night I had higher expectations. Like the other reviewers, we had trouble with the trains which run right in front of the property. The windows and doors are thin so you hear it, especially when a freight train goes by. The trains run all day, seemed like there was one every 30-45 minutes. The last one goes by around 10:45pm and the first one in the morning can be heard at 5:30am. We didn't get any sleep and all of us were tried the whole three days we stayed at this place. By the end of it we were looking forward to leaving.

Some other things that were annoying were the front desk wanted to charge us for every little thing, there was four of us and I asked for an extra blanket and they wanted $25, for that money I can buy a new blanket. Also, there isn't room service every day so you have to clean up after yourself and keep the place tidy, hard to do when you have a 1 year old and a 5 year old.

There are other amenities, such as the restaurants, beach, and the quiet town of Del Mar, but none of these make up for the train noise and other issues with Villa L'Auberge. I will not be staying here again. Great disappointment!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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10  Thank Sam S
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

My husband went here for anniversary for the weekend. We loved it! The views were amazing and the resort is in a great location for walking around the town of Del Mar. The condo was very nice - vaulted ceilings and tastfully decorated and the bed was really comfortable.

Room Tip: They all face the ocean so you really can't pick a bad room.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

Twelve time share units are adjoining the L'Auberge Hotel. We had a one bedroom unit that looked great at first but had lots of hidden surprises. Great bed, great view and great amenities. First there were a few maintenance issues that took three days to get fixed and then the TV went out. Then I have to mention the train that starts at 6:30 AM and continues until late at night. And no, you don't get used to it. Yes, the management worked hard to manage our issues and offered a generous credit for our maintenance issues but I actually expected a quieter week away. The hotel attached is great and so many wonderful restaurants in walking distance make it hard to not return to this place but alas, I must look elsewhere next time.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Pumpduster
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Villa L'Auberge

Address: 1570 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2411
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Region: United States > California > Del Mar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Del Mar
Price Range: £187 - £284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa L'Auberge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa L’Auberge presents sophisticated décor and modern conveniences. Offering one bedroom condos, each room features large windows providing plenty of natural light. Its location is perfect access to the attractions of the surrounding areas. Guests are minutes away from the Del Mar Fairgrounds, home to the Del Mar Races and San Diego County Fair. Drive up and down the freeway and experience fun-filled days at LEGOLAND California featuring the new SEA LIFE Aquarium or various beaches and restaurants. Spend the perfect Southern California getaway at the beautiful Villa L’Auberge. A Daily Resort Fee of $17 plus tax will be collected at time of booking. Guests must be 18 years of age or older with a valid ID and credit card to book and check-in. ... more   less 
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