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“Cozy and Clean”
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Les Artistes
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Del Mar
California
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Cozy and Clean”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

We just chanced upon this place driving through Del Mar. I am not into big resorts operated by big corporations. What a nice find!! We walked up to the small check-in area and the friendly owner showed us the rooms that are available. Each is uniquely designed. We decided to stay at the Lotus room at the Secret Garden Inn, which she also owns. Rooms are small, but it's cozy and uniquely designed. I liked it. Hotel is walking distance from shops and restaurants. Breakfast was part of the price and we ordered from a menu and it was delicious. Staff was very friendly, accomodating.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

Les Artistes Inn in Del Mar has a character of its own, friendly staff, large rooms (at least at upstairs) and a bit hard cushions. Definitely a boutique hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ventura, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Les Artistes is an eclectic "hideaway" in Del Mar. The rooms are a bit small but comfortable. We stayed in Van Gogh after booking the Gaugin and finding the plumbing didn't work. Nice mattresses, clean. Location is perfect - can walk to the beach and main drag in Del Mar. Free parking. Staff was very helpful. Only drawback is the rooms are small without a lot of privacy - ie the bathtub was literally a foot away from the bed.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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2 Thank KrisPena
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

For those who like to take try something a bit different you will be charmed by this unique gem. The owners are super relaxed and were nice enough to give us an early check in and late check out (I think they were sympathetic to travelling with a toddler!)
We went with another couple and we stayed in 2 rooms on the upper level. There is a cool little bar area on the balcony where the adults could retreat to and drink some wine and hang out after the kids had gone to bed. The owners came up to see if they could get us anything (of their own accord!), and lent us some glasses and lit a fire us.
The rooms was also very child friendly, with a single day bed sectioned off from the main King sized bed. (We were in the Gauguin)
The rooms have such a nice warm feel to it and transport you to the worlds the artists have created in their work. We totally felt like we were in Tahiti!
And the complimentary tropical fruit in the morning is yummy!
LOVE this place, and highly recommend it. Cheers guys!
PS also must mention that this place is in walking distance of the BEST CAFE EVER! The secret garden - oh my gosh everything on the menu is incredible!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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2 Thank clareainzy
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Medford, Oregon
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

Our three night stay was comforable and we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. My wife was judging a horse show in Del Mar and it was great to return to the the quiet and natural ambience of the Lotus Room at the Secret Garden B&B. The breakfasts and service at the restaurant were great! Try the American omlette!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank wmdtjr
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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2011

We happened upon this little inn and were so pleasantly surprised. What a treasure! It's such a breath of fresh air compared to the stagnant, coldness of a chain hotel. We will happily return again.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2011

In addition to the Inn, these owners own a number of properties. I rented from them and they charged hundreds of dollars more without an explanation of charges, and waited over 4 months to send what they did refund. Repeated calls went unanswered, and I still have not received a satisfactory (or any) explanation of charges. Do not recommend doing business with them.

Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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3 Thank belizeislandgirl
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Property: Les Artistes
Address: 944 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2813
Region: United States > California > Del Mar
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Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Del Mar
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Les Artistes 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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