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Phoenix, Arizona
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...

3Thank JackieG01
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.

1Thank cvolps
Corona, California
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...

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 17 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...

Thank Ahunt224
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 8 June 2015

This place is on the water at the 17th Street lifeguard station, fronting one of the best swimming beaches in Del Mar or the North Coast for that matter. This property sports five-star views and location at a price that is very reasonable. No, it doesn't have the latest technology or stone finishes. It does have a great patio and...

1Thank VegasJeff
Reviewed 30 May 2015

This is a reasonably spacious motel, rooms not luxury but adequate for a few nights. Sea views are a bit of a myth as motel runs at a right angle to beach so very few can actually see sand but there are no private balconies anyway. The private guest patios are superb . There is not much in Del Mar...

Thank bream-man
Oceanside, California
Reviewed 24 May 2015

This is a very nice location and I do recommend it for the location and price of $155. BUT, the water pressure is very low in two story building that needs new plumbing. Anytime someone flushes the toilet or turns on another shower the water flow is cut to half (already very low) and you have to immediately step aside...

1Thank bpricetb1
HotelsManagementTeam, General Manager at Del Mar Motel on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your most recent experience you had with. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our great beach front location. In regards to your feedback regarding our water pressure, this is on our bucket list for the fall to install regulators in all of the showers. As far as our new flooring, our housekeeping staff...

Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

The motel was clean and on the beach. I liked that there was a mini refrigerator and microwave in the room as we were able to make our own food. This was fortunate because we ended up spending $70 a day on parking and an additional $43 on a parking ticket because we were 2 min late feeding the meter....

2Thank Carisa R
HotelsManagementTeam, General Manager at Del Mar Motel on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay for the most part. In regards to our parking, we do try and let all of our guests know of our limited parking upon making reservations with us and suggest alternative parking if our lot becomes full. Again, thank...

Reviewed 22 May 2015

We have been traveling to the San Diego area for many years now and after reading many reviews we decided we really wanted to try this hotel based on the fact that it was right on the beach. It is a little older but that just added to the charm. We rented an ocean view room upstairs and are extremely...

Thank Laura C
HotelsManagementTeam, General Manager at Del Mar Motel on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback and extremely kind words. This means so much to us and we really appreciate it. We were very excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your business and hope to have the opportunity to see you again very soon on your...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Stopped on our way North, and I have to say was very impressed!! And when I say on the beach you couldn't get closer if you tried, literally right out your hotel door. All sorts of restaurants around all within walking distance! All sorts of chairs, towels and boogie boards free of charge. Along with complimentary parking (that's a biggie)....

3Thank Deb S
HotelsManagementTeam, General Manager at Del Mar Motel on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thrilled you found our little piece of beach heaven and enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review on Tripadvisor. We look forward to your next visit. Mikki Ellis General Manager Del Mar Motel on the Beach

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Del Mar Motel on the Beach

Address: 1702 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014-2154
Region: United States > California > Del Mar
Price Range: $190 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Del Mar Motel on the Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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Del Mar San Diego
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“Great location on the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles Spagori1, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request Ocean View - this places you on the second level (top level). Request north/west facing rooms to avoid being near the parking lot of a neighboring restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles destinationaddict, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with ocean views are the best....facing the Ocean.”
  • View from the Del Mar Motel.
 of 5 bubbles SusieRussell, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Check in early to get a room closest to the water .”
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“beach side for hopefully less train noise”
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