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Review of Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar

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Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar
Ranked #14 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great property”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2011

Property was in great condition and we felt welcome from check in. Customer service was excellent from the front desk to restraunt service. Pool was clean and relaxing after a day of sightseeing. Did not use the spa or exercise room, but they looked wonderful. Couldn't ask more from a hotel. We would definately stay here again if in the area.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2011

I recently took a course at UCSD that required me to travel to Del Mar once a month for 8 months. This place is the best. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and include a microwave and fridge. The staff is friendly, and the restaurant was a pleasant surprise.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calabasas, California
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62 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2011

We stayed here for a conference and loved it. The rooms were spacious, clean and modern. Parking was complementary. Coffee and water and wi-fi were also free.

Hotel was located about 10 miles from downtown San Diego in a nice quiet suburb in Torrey Pines. We didn't mind the easy drive to downtown San Diego since the commute was fairly easy and given the suburban location, i felt like we got better bang for our buck with the hotel.

Front desk was very helpful when we asked about road closures from the San Diego Marathon. Breakfast was $10.95 and included an all you can eat semi buffet. There was a menu you could order from (which included omelette, breakfast burritos, and sandwiches, as well as a serve yourself counter with bagels, waffles and fruit.

We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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SoCal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2011

I rarely write reviews unless my experiences were awesome or very poor. This one was quite surprising, for the better. I've never stayed at a Hilton Garden Inn. I spend atleast 1/3 of the year in a hotel room due to the nature of my job.
This was a short trip to San Diego with my family and another family. We couldn't find any rooms near Downtown San Diego since we waited until the last minute (long weekend). I've read reviews about this hotel on Tripadvisor and they were right on! It's not an upscale hotel but everything about it was great! The rooms were clean & quiet, service was friendly, and the breakfast was really good (and free-one of the perks for being a HHonors member). Free parking and free wifi was nice, though it was impossible to find parking late at night and probably due to it being a long weekend with many travelers to San Diego. I ended up parking at the "no parking zone", as directed by the hotel staff.
The only negative about this hotel (and perhaps it is so since it's a "Inn") is the a/c wall unit. It tends to be a little loud since all of the plumbing is built into the unit, unlike the central airconditioning system. Spending 1/3 of my life in hotel rooms turns one into a picky guest, I guess :-)

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2011

I normally don't stay at anything less than at minimum 4 star Hotels, but this one rocked it!!

The service is superb, the employees are amazing, great restaurant, and quiet area. The room is very clean and the bed is great. They even give you Neutrogena to use!

Comes with many amenities such as free wi-fi, FREE PARKING, microwave, and refrigerator!

Great place to stay. Don't think since it's a 3 Star, you will be staying at a mediocre Hotel.

The general manager, Matt Seamans, knows how to run this place great!

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pennsylvania
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364 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2011

I tend to be a critical reviewer but this HGI was without a doubt the most well managed property I've ever stayed in. As you will read below, I'm at a loss to offer many 'opportunities for improvement' because of the superb quality of the management team here.

Rooms were spacious, well appointed, quiet and VERY clean - just what every traveler wants. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of their select comfort beds - they have a tendency to hollow out in the middle and found them uncomfortable.

Loved Bistro 39 - foodservice was outstanding - didn't have one meal we didn't love. We ate breakfast there twice and dinner every night. Why go out when the food is so good, the selections so varied, you have great staff waiting on you and a good game is on the TV. Suggestion: offer draft beer.

But what really makes this property top notch is the staff - very engaging and always aiming to please. SPECIAL THANKS: housekeeping for such a clean room, the cooks at Bistro 39 for such well prepared meals, Genevieve, our outstanding and always with a smile server (thanks for the extra cookies), David, whose pleasant personality and desire to be impactful was refreshing and Matt, the GM, who makes the whole ship run so well. We noticed and were impressed that you are such an engaged GM that helps out the rest of the staff whenever the need arises. Thanks for finding us that hard to find table at the bar our 1st night. You and your team do make a difference.

So for those readers reading this and haven't decided where to book, STAY HERE. You will be impressed.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TFopinion
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Aliso Viejo, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2011

I have stayed at this hotel 3 times and love the atmosphere and friendly staff. It is the best kept secrete in San Diego. It is driving distance to all locals and a great value. The morning breakfast is fast and yummy!!!!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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