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Del Mar hotels and places to stay

Del Mar Motel on the Beach
2 out of 5
1702 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA
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0.4 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (690 reviews)
Great price for spectacular view

"Love this property there is do much to do but super relaxing. Kids had a blast"…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Del Mar Motel on the Beach
Villa L'Auberge
3.5 out of 5
1570 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA
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0.17 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (68 reviews)
Amazing

"amazing"…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Villa L'Auberge
Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar
3 out of 5
720 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA
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The price is $161 per night
0.46 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,348 reviews)

"This was our second stay at this property. We enjoyed the balcony with ocean view and hearing the sound of the waves at night. The location is great for walking into town and close to restaurants and a wonderful French Bakery!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2020

Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar
L'Auberge Del Mar
5 out of 5
1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $309 per night
0.25 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (641 reviews)

"Very nice hotel; close to very attractive beach; close to numerous restaurants, sandwich shops, etc.; staff is friendly and courteous"…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

L'Auberge Del Mar
Wave Crest Resort
3 out of 5
1400 Ocean Avenue, Del Mar, CA
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0.13 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (42 reviews)

"We love the ocean views and sounds and it was very peaceful"…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Wave Crest Resort
Secret Garden Inn
3 out of 5
1140 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA
The price is $159 per night
0.09 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (54 reviews)

"Cozy, great feel, comfortable. Right in the heart of pedestrian zone of Del Mar, lots of shops and eateries walking distance. Close to the ocean (but not on the beach). The penthouse suite we rented had huge patio with spa and fireplace."…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2019

Secret Garden Inn
WCH at Wave Crest Resort
3.5 out of 5
1400 Ocean Ave, Del Mar, CA
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0.14 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)

"Views were great. Train noise got annoying after about 25 per day"…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2019

WCH at Wave Crest Resort
Turtle Retreat: Easy 2 Min. Walk to the Beach
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0.88 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (108 reviews)
Cute beach house

"Beach decir, comfortable and perfect for 4 people. Short walk to the beach. Everything you need, very clean and the agents are great! Would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2019

Turtle Retreat: Easy 2 Min. Walk to the Beach
Quiet Studio, Ocean & Lagoon Views, Walk to Beach, Large Private View Deck
4.9/5Exceptional! (72 reviews)
Five stars!

"This property is wonderful - clean, quiet, secure with quick access to all that San Diego and the coast has to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay especially the private patios! Laurie"…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Quiet Studio, Ocean & Lagoon Views, Walk to Beach, Large Private View Deck
Modern Dream! Amazing views of Ocean!  Walk to the Beach with Pool and Spa!
4.9/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
It’s a magical place! I loved every minute . Thank you Nicolas for opening your home to our family

"It’s a 10+"…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Modern Dream! Amazing views of Ocean! Walk to the Beach with Pool and Spa!
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Visiting Del Mar

Travelers to Del Mar give high marks for the beaches, top-notch restaurants, and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its festivals and cafés. Top sights around the area include La Jolla Cove, Legoland California, and SeaWorld.

  • There are 62 hotels and other accommodations in Del Mar
  • The closest major airport is in Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), 12.4 mi (20 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Del Mar

The city is well known for its festivals and cultural venues like Del Mar Fairgrounds. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Del Mar Beach, Torrey Pines State Beach, and Torrey Pines State Reserve. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Del Mar Plaza is a favorite for retail therapy.

In Del Mar, there are 62 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect vacation. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar - This 3-star hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its quiet location and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • L'Auberge Del Mar - Destination Hotels & Resorts - Our customers like the proximity to shopping and clean, comfortable rooms at this hotel. With a stay at this 5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and 2 restaurants, along with free WiFi.
  • Les Artistes Inn - Amenities at this 2.5-star hotel include free parking and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and comfortable beds.

Popular places to visit around the area include La Jolla Cove, located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city center, and Legoland California, which is 12 mi/19.2 km away.

Dressing for Del Mar

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 66°F during the day and 48°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 72°F, while the average at night is 54°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 75°F with nighttime averages of 62°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 74°F and nighttime averages of 47°F
  • About 0.35 inches of rain falls on Del Mar each year
  • Usually August and September are the hottest months with an average of 75°F, whereas December and January are often coldest, averaging 49°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Del Mar?
Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Reviews from our site also recommend Les Artistes Inn and Hilton San Diego Del Mar as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Del Mar, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel room reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of check in. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might still have the option to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to get top deals in Del Mar.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Del Mar?
To find more details about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Del Mar, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Del Mar?
Based on reviews, Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Hilton San Diego Del Mar and Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar.
What's the best place to stay for families in Del Mar?
L’Auberge Del Mar is a top 5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices for your family trip include Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar and Les Artistes Inn. Attractions in the area like Legoland California and Belmont Park are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic getaway to Del Mar?
Villa L’Auberge is a favorite 3.5-star condo for couples, and features in-room fireplaces and kitchens. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include L’Auberge Del Mar and Hilton San Diego Del Mar.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Del Mar?
Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Hilton San Diego Del Mar and L’Auberge Del Mar.
Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to Del Mar Racetrack?
Adjacent to Del Mar Racetrack, Hilton San Diego Del Mar is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Other good options within a short distance include Winners Circle Resort, a VRI resort and Vacation Time Share Rental Del Mar County Fair Week.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Del Mar?
Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar is a top beach hotel with free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar and Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar. Head to Del Mar Beach or Torrey Pines State Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury accommodation in Del Mar?
Hilton San Diego Del Mar is a 4-star hotel with a restaurant and a poolside bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a pampering stay.
What's the best boutique hotel in Del Mar?
Les Artistes Inn is a favorite hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish stay, and features free parking and a garden. Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar and L’Auberge Del Mar are two other options for a boutique stay.

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