Ratings based on 116 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from LA, CA

Great place for a weekend getaway!

Posted Jul 20, 2014
I don't know why people are giving this place low reviews, it was great! The room is nice and spacious, there was kitchenette, and the bathroom was impressive. It's close to the beach and restaurants. Sure it's no grand hotel, but for the area, the price was very resonable. The hotel staff were friendly. The parking is close and easily accessible from the rooms. Ocean view offers nice sunsets.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Birthday celebration

Posted Jul 15, 2014
We travelled here for a friend's birthday party. We had a great stay and would stay here again if needed!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from mississippi

Nice hotel walked to beach and to restaurants

Posted Jul 14, 2014
Stayed a week. Chose the Clarion because it was 1/3 the price of the marriott where my meetings were. I was not disappointed . Nice. Clean. Walking distance to small cafe and other restaurants. On 2nd and3rd floor you can enjoy coffee and watching the ocean in the morning
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Monica from Carlsbad,CA

Fire evacuation vacation

Posted May 22, 2014
Pros: Ocean view, balcony, basic and clean. Bistro had the best bagel sandwich I have ever had too. Yum.
Cons: Balcony furniture should be upgraded.
We were evacuated from our home during the Carlsbad fires and the hotels were filling up fast. I chose this hotel because it's close to my office and I like the look of it from the road (I've noticed it for years). It's small, quaint and well located for coastal Del Mar eateries and beach walks. Really nice staff. Wish I would have gotten a fire discount, but the overall price wasn't bad.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice overall, but did not sleep well.

Posted Apr 14, 2014
Overall nice facility, but had much trouble sleeping because of very uncomfortable pillows. In addition, the bathroom door made so much noise when it was opened or closed, I woke up my wife on every visit. Otherwise, the rooms were clean and in nice condition. Amenities were admirable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 18, 2014 by Patrick, Hotel Management
Apologies we weren’t able to exceed your expectations with our pillows, we have trillium - hypoallergenic and our feather pillows. We'll try harder next time. Sincerely, Thomas Mackey Clarion Del Mar Inn Hotel
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice boutique hotel in a great location!

Posted Mar 29, 2014
Pros: Location, decor, large bathroom
Cons: Queen beds instead of double beds
We only stayed for 2 nights here as we were in town to visit family, but it was a great hotel for our family of 4. We were very centrally located to everything we wanted to see. The pool area was very nice, with a nice courtyard area around it and a bistro that unfortunately was not open when we were there. We tried to have breakfast there on our final morning but we missed it by 15 minutes. Nonetheless, it's a very nice area to relax and have a drink and sit by the pool. We loved the little balcony off our room, and sat out there and drank our morning coffee while looking out at the ocean. The bathroom was GORGEOUS! The only thing I would add would be a hook on the back of the door! But that's about the only negative thing I can say about the Clarion, we would stay there again!
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 1, 2014 by Patrick, Hotel Management
Thank you for the great comments regarding our hotel located in the Sea Side Village of Del Mar. Apologies you missed our Bistro Cafe for Breakfast or Dinner. With the popularity of the Bistro, we're extending hours. Hope to have you return again into the future. Sincerely, Thomas Mackey Clarion Del Mar Inn Hotel
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Jeannie

Good location to the beach and freeway I-5

Posted Mar 3, 2014
Location: Del Mar plaza, Torrey Pines golf course, La Jolla
Nice spot for vacation, few minutes walk to the beach and you could see the ocean from the rooms on the ocean side. It is very close to freeway I-5 so go to any places along the coast is relatively easy. Rooms are spacious and clean with a small kitchenette (microwave and fridge). Rooms are recently renovated. The Bistro on site is very small with limited choices (nice staff though) so you will need to drive to places for a nicer meal.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Better than the expensive ritzy places in Del Mar

Posted Feb 17, 2014
We stayed here for a friends wedding that was in del mar. After having an awful flight, I was relieved when we arrived to the hotel. Check in was quick and the staff were extremely friendly and very informative of the services that the hotel offered. We were upgraded for free due to construction that was going on in the hotel, even with the construction the hotel was kept very clean and things were not left around anywhere and you couldn't even tell anything was being worked on by how quiet it was. Our room was AMAZING. On top of the beautiful bathroom that was just redone, our room overlooked the ocean. The bistro that the hotel offers was quiet and small, every morning we'd walk down for breakfast and overlook the ocean. Never once did we have a problem and checkout was just as qui k as checking in, also with great service. I recommended to all our friends, and we will be back with question.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 29, 2014 by Patrick, Hotel Management
THNAK YOU for the great comments, we reatly appreciate you taking time out to write so that others may read of your experience here at The Clarion Del Mar Inn Hotel. We truly believe it's our duty to make your stay as pleasurable as possible. Hope to have you return again. Sincerely, Thomas Mackey Clarion Del Mar Inn Hotel PS: Kudos on the New Bistro...
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Kurt from Phoenix AZ

Under renovation

Posted Feb 14, 2014 on Hotels.com
the hotel was under renovation when I was there so I was relocated to another room and had to settle for two double beds rather than the single king I requested. The hotel could have done more to accomodate my inconvenience. I needed a late check out and they were going to charge me an extra half day which I understand but they didn't have any problem switching my room on me so a little help on their end was expected and not accomodated. The location is great but there are plenty of options right there and this hotel can't afford to be smug when dealing with customers.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 17, 2014 by stw, Hotel Management
Dear Kurt: My apologies for any miscommunication AND inconvenience you may have encountered. We'll get it right next time if given the chance. Your comments are greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Thoams Mackey Clarion Del Mar Inn Hotel
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by A verified traveler

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