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“50 Years at Del Mar Motel!”

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Del Mar Motel on the Beach
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Del Mar
1 review
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“50 Years at Del Mar Motel!”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

My parents began our annual stay in 1964. My siblings and I brought our children here before they could walk. There is a magical quality to this motel, from the location (waterfront) to the convenience of restaurants, shopping, a park, a Saturday farmers market and an every other Tuesday concert, all within walking distance. The beach is by far one if the cleanest beaches in california. I highly recommend Del Mar Motel as a great destination for families, seniors, newlyweds, in fact, for everyone! It's very kickback, but for those who enjoy getting dressed up and enjoying a wonderful meal on the water, there are two resteraunts next door to the motel where appropriate attire is anything from casual wear to dressy wear. If you are looking for upscale rooms, these rooms wouldn't be what you're looking for. If you don't mind clean, but simply furnished rooms, you will love your stay. This place is the best!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Mission Viejo, California
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We selected the Del Mar Motel on the Beach to celebrate our 25th anniversary. It couldn't have been more perfect. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the room was roomy and very clean. The beach is literally at the edge of the property. We had the south side, beach-end room on the second floor. It has a perfect view of the sand and the waves. Beautiful and peaceful. Complementary beach towels and sand chairs are available, and I even noticed sand buckets and shovels for the kids. The side patio has BBQ's, too. We walked to dinner at the Poseidon and at Jake's, both next door. We will be back -- hopefully very soon.

Room Tip: Our room was perfect: second floor, south side, beach end. No elevator to the second floor, by the...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We have stayed here a couple of times. We always reserve one of the rooms in the back with the oceanfront view. It is nothing fancy, but it is the only place you vpcan stay right on the beach in del Mar. We love the beach and the park that is just a few steps up the street. Walking distance to town with lot's of great dining options. You also can bring your own food and use the BBQs and picnic tables at the motel.

Room Tip: Definitely recommend the oceanfront rooms at the back. Prefer upstairs for best view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Needed a few days of "beach time" & didn't want to travel far. This was absolutely perfect. Right on a beautiful beach, next door to Poseidon Restaurant & within a short walk of downtown Del Mar...nothing more to ask for. The room was well appointed, clean...didn't lack anything. The motel had a front patio to relax & enjoy the view plus a side patio & bbq's. Perfect!! They also had beach chairs, umbrellas & beach toys. Would absolutely recommend this lovely little beach motel!!

Room Tip: Ask for the "west wing" & first floor rooms have 2 queen beds & second floor rooms...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

My husband and I have been staying here for over 30 years! Best location on the beach. Great staff always helpful. Very clean rooms! We come down at least 3 times a year. Used to bring the kids and lived it as a family. We now come alone and love it even more as a romantic getaway. Carmelo and George always take care of any needs we have. They are always polite and very professional and make sure we enjoy our stay

  • Stayed July 2014
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La Habra, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

An unexpected beach getaway so close to home. Sand was like powder, water clean, room and grounds immaculate, staff more than accommodating! Only Motel on the beach in the area. Barbecues, picnic tables, outdoor shower. Lots of places to eat within walking distance! We will return!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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HotelsManagementTeam, General Manager at Del Mar Motel on the Beach, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your nice review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We certainly are fortunate to have an amazing location right on the Beach along with a wonderful team.
We look forward to your next visit at the Del Mar Motel on the Beach.

Sincerely,
Mikki Ellis
General Manager
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Waddell, Arizona
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

My wife and I stayed at this motel, the room was clean and looked to be recently updated. The motel staff had turned the room air conditioning down for us so our room was very cool after the 6 hour drive from Arizona. The beach in front of the motel was clean and very open and located next to a main life guard tower.

The only draw back we could see was that the motel has moor rooms than parking spaces. once we got a spot we took it and walked everywhere we wanted to go.

We were impressed with the cleanliness of De Mar and downtown area, we took the short 5 minute walk back to the main street where we ate some of the best Pizza and breakfast.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 319, was a good quiet choice for us
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelsManagementTeam, General Manager at Del Mar Motel on the Beach, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Dear Mark,

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our beautiful Del Mar Beach and Village.
Again, thank you for your review and feedback. We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,
Mikki Ellis
General Manager
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Property: 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 7 Hotels in Del Mar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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