Ratings based on 455 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not kid friendly, Not so pleasant staff, Overrated

Posted Apr 17, 2017
Not kid friendly, Not so pleasant staff, Overrated
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

spring break with kids

Posted Apr 2, 2017
Pros: Excellent staff, accommodating, close to nice beach and restaurants.
Cons: Cleanliness and attention to details of upkeep in some of the rooms could be addressed.
Location: too much too choose from.
Overall its a great hotel and the staff very gracious and accommodating. Location wise: perfect between all the things we wanted to do for the week. Walking distance to beach and restaurants. We were in 3 different rooms during our week stay due to being able to upgrade during week but had to move again for a sold out weekend. 2 of the rooms with lower ceilings were not as clean as I'd wished and could use some attention to detail: I even had housekeeping come vacuum the vents on ceiling/bathroom as I could see all the dust on them due to low ceilings. One room was missing bathrobes, which I could have called and asked for but didn't make an effort to do. And when moving rooms one of the times I pulled up the chair cushion to make sure my son didn't have any missing lego pieces only to find it probably had not been cleaned in a bit. Wish there were more options for gym classes/activities. Only M/w/f yoga at one time and sat option for beach class. Spa was nice but really only a steam shower - no separate sauna/hot tub. Not really a place you'd hang out if you weren't having a procedure and closed at 6. Poolside menu: I wished had a bit more basic options, Nachos being one of them.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 5, 2017 by Terry Buchholz, General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your recent visit to our hotel and for recognizing our dedicated staff. I’m pleased you were able to enjoy all that our “home by the sea” has to offer, especially our beach house spa and close proximity to local shops and restaurants. We value your feedback and assure you that our team takes hotel maintenance very seriously which is why we have our staff regularly inspect guest areas to ensure they surpass our hotel standards. On behalf of our staff, we look forward to welcoming you back soon to stay in our recently refreshed seaside guestrooms. Warm Regards, Terry Buchholz General Manager
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not good value

Posted Mar 30, 2017
Very nice facilities in common area. Beach access is cumbersome, down stairs, across train tracks. Small beds were terrible, should at least be queens. $35 resort plus $35 parking made this very expensive for what you got.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Chino Hills, Ca.

Anniversary Getaway

Posted Mar 14, 2017
Front desk and valet staff were very friendly. The hotel was very beautiful and charming. The room was comfortable and they had a great viewing deck for a spectacular sunset.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 15, 2017 by Terry Buchholz, General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Kelly, Thank you for your review and for choosing to celebrate your anniversary at L’Auberge Del Mar. I’m thrilled to hear you enjoyed our seaside accommodations and I’m especially pleased that our staff throughout the property helped make your celebration special. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to our “home by the sea.” Warm Regards, Terry Buchholz General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Feb 20, 2017
Loved this place!!!! Great vibe , loved the views.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 27, 2017 by Terry Buchholz, General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your recent visit to L'Auberge Del Mar. We value your feedback and are pleased to hear you enjoyed our seaside accommodations. On behalf of our staff, we look forward to welcoming you back soon to our "home by the sea." Warm Regards, Terry Buchholz General Manager
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Feb 18, 2017
Nice location and comfortable hotel. A bit expensive for what it is. Service doesn't necessarily match the price. Beware of hidden costs.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 13, 2017 by Terry Buchholz, General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for recognizing our central location in the heart of Del Mar. We value your feedback and are disappointed to hear that you did not experience what makes our “home by the sea” truly special – our dedicated staff. On behalf of our team, we would love to welcome you back soon to experience all that our seaside hotel has to offer.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from canadian

Very pretty and quaint hotel near beach.

Posted Feb 14, 2017
Great place to relax. Excellent food and staff. Near beach and all amenities. Would definitely go back.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 17, 2017 by Terry Buchholz, General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at L’Auberge Del Mar. I’m thrilled to hear you enjoyed our dining outlets and guest amenities, and I’m especially pleased to hear that our staff left such an impression. On behalf of our team, we look forward to your return visit. Warm Regards, Terry Buchholz General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from canada

Beautiful renovated property overlooking the ocean

Posted Feb 12, 2017
Pros: The hotel was recently renovated and upgraded. It was stunning and would be an excellent place to hang out on the sunny days. A romantic gem!
The surrounding area is beautiful little seaside communities with tons of character. Craft brew pubs dot the the landscape and fine dining options are plentiful. Oceanside, Carlsbad, Del Mar and La Jolla were our favourite stops. Del Mar is only a 30 minute drive to downtown San Diego where you can check out the Gaslamp district or walk along the sea wall/marina.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 14, 2017 by Terry Buchholz, General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear K, Thank you for your visit to L’Auberge Del Mar and for recognizing our new stylish updates. I’m thrilled to hear that our seaside hotel was the perfect romantic escape, and I’m also pleased that you were able to enjoy all of San Diego's unique seaside towns. On behalf of our staff, we look forward to your return visit. Warm Regards, Terry Buchholz General Manager
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jan 9, 2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 11, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your five star review. I'm thrilled to hear you had a wonderful stay at our "home by the sea." On behalf of our team, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, Terry Buchholz General Manager
5 out of 5
by Bettina

Everything was awesome.

Posted Jan 3, 2017 on Hotels
Beautiful and relaxing. Gorgeous area and hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 5, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Bettina, Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to stay at L’Auberge Del Mar. I’m thrilled to hear you had a relaxing stay at our “home by the sea” and thoroughly enjoyed our seaside town. On behalf of our team, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, Terry Buchholz General Manager