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Del Mar Motel on the Beach

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We enjoyed our stay. Not the fanciest of hotels but clean and right on the beach!

They up charge you for a ocean view and the only way to see it is by sitting on the front edge of bed. Very disappointed and the charge was ridiculous for this. Rooms are from the 50's.

This motel is very conveniently located by the beach. Clean facility with a very comfortable bed. The train is close by and runs frequently throughout the day and night. To some that may be a detraction, for me it is a soothing sound that reminds me of my childhood.

The hotel is in a great location, just steps from the beach! However, the trouble comes when you want to sleep, and the shades they have allow plenty of light to shine in throughout the night. My husband and I placed a comforter on it, but still were unable to sleep well due to the light. In addition, some of the pillows had a very unpleasant sweat-like odor, which made it difficult to experience comfort. If you can sleep with light shining in your face, and those pillows then this place is great deal.

Our room as it turns out was on the 2nd floor about halfway down. Everything was easily within walking distance in Del Mar. It was our 2nd anniversary so we splurged a little but enjoyed ourselves a lot. The only down side is the location of the air conditioning unit. It was up high and the controls were up high too. I had to use a chair the control the temp in the room. The bathroom was excellent and towels were aplenty.

Great location and wonderful staff. Had a relaxing time on the beach and slept well in the room.

Location location location! The location is so impressive, I couldn't even tell you if the beds are comfortable or not! The room was clean and cute! We had smores and roasted marshmallows at the cute picnic area where charcoal BBQs are available. We had a nice quiet weekend!

Was great we celebrated our 1 year of being married and we had blast

It was a warm Wednesday afternoon when we arrived! They let us park early before check in so we could have more time at the beach! The hotel is right on the freaken beach! Holy cow it rocked!

Excellent value clean pleasant room walking distance to restaurants and shops. It is right on the beach.

If you do not mind being treated poorly and have things stolen, this is the place to stay! From ants in bathroom, giant stain on bedspread( yes that kind), room smells stay on your clothes and body as well as dirty room! I will never stay there again!!

This was great for me and my 11 year old daughter. We wanted beach access and we got it. Can't beat that! Our room was spacious and clean, I gave it a 4 because the shower is oldish and I'm squeamish. No pool, no elevator, so if you have trouble with stairs you'll have to ask for help. It's right next to two pricey seafood restaurants (which are good) and a beach snack shack, but other than that you will need a car to get food. They did have mini fridge and coffee. Parking situation is iffy, they don't have much, but they do have valet certain hours. Not especially luxurious but hey, it's a motel on the beach, like it says. I would stay again.

Cant wait to stay again!! GReat place and right on the beach!!

Gorgeous view! Rooms are a little out of date but overall it's okay. I would stay there again for the view.

Bottom line, the room was not the cheapest...but it was well worth the price. It's right on the beach and there are plenty of restaurants within a short walk. If you don't want to get dirty in the sand, they have some seating at the back of the hotel (shown in their picture). There is a glass wall in front of those seats, so you can sit and watch the waves without the mess of the sand. We had no problem finding a spot in their parking lot...parking can be expensive in the area and at other hotels...so this was a relief. The staff were friendly and helpful and the room was spacious. I slept in their roll-away cot...not the most comfortable sleep, but what can you expect from a roll-away? The other guests slept in the king-size bed and thought it was comfortable. I would recommend this hotel. Also of note, as I'm in a wheelchair I needed a handicap-accessible room. The room was great for accessibility. There was no step into the shower and the front door was easy to get into with the built-in ramp.

Motel staff were cheerful and helpful. Location is tops.

Great location friendly staff a simple motel with the best location in Del Mar

This is a quaint, clean little motel. It is definitely a no-frills place that is all about location, location, location! Right on the best part of the beach with direct access to sand, sun and beach culture. Just 30 steps into the surf, or sit on the beautiful deck area and people watch. Walking distance to superb dining including The Poseidon and Jake's. "Hospitality" staff leave a bit to be desired, but overall a wonderful vacation experience.

When we heard the weather report was going to be perfect beach weather over the weekend we booked our one night stay cation. Everything was perfect! We spent all day on the beach, got parking in the lot until checkout and found parking one block away since we were already at the beach. We walked to downtown Del Mar, had a wonderful dinner at Jakes on the beach. It doesn't get any better than this! Highly recommended. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

The location is amazing the staff is friendly and it is a great place

1702 Coast Blvd Del Mar CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Del Mar Motel on the Beach is a short stroll from Del Mar Beach and Del Mar Plaza. The 44 rooms at this motel include refrigerators, coffee makers, and TVs. On the beach, the motel is also close to Del Mar Fairgrounds and Del Mar Racetrack.


Rooms

Del Mar Motel on the Beach's 44 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. 60-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Ceiling fans and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests staying at Del Mar Motel on the Beach enjoy free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and barbecue grills. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Staff members can answer questions about accommodations, and also provide a safe deposit box at the front desk. This beach motel also has a picnic area.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Del Mar Motel on the Beach

Everyone (9) Couples (11) Business (4) Family (4) Friends (5) Other (4)
4

very friendly staff, clean room.

Everyone

We enjoyed our stay. Not the fanciest of hotels but clean and right on the beach!

By on Jul 23, 2017

2
Everyone

They up charge you for a ocean view and the only way to see it is by sitting on the front edge of bed. Very disappointed and the charge was ridiculous for this. Rooms are from the 50's.

By , from Sun City, CA on Apr 30, 2017

4
Everyone

This motel is very conveniently located by the beach. Clean facility with a very comfortable bed. The train is close by and runs frequently throughout the day and night. To some that may be a detraction, for me it is a soothing sound that reminds me of my childhood.

By , from Ohio on Feb 12, 2017

2

nice hotel, but very uncomfortable

Everyone

The hotel is in a great location, just steps from the beach! However, the trouble comes when you want to sleep, and the shades they have allow plenty of light to shine in throughout the night. My husband and I placed a comforter on it, but still were unable to sleep well due to the light. In addition, some of the pillows had a very unpleasant sweat-like odor, which made it difficult to experience comfort. If you can sleep with light shining in your face, and those pillows then this place is great deal.

By , from Los Angeles on Oct 17, 2016

5

nice motel on the beach close to everything

Everyone

Our room as it turns out was on the 2nd floor about halfway down. Everything was easily within walking distance in Del Mar. It was our 2nd anniversary so we splurged a little but enjoyed ourselves a lot. The only down side is the location of the air conditioning unit. It was up high and the controls were up high too. I had to use a chair the control the temp in the room. The bathroom was excellent and towels were aplenty.

By , from Del Mar San Diego on Jul 1, 2016

5

great location

Everyone

Great location and wonderful staff. Had a relaxing time on the beach and slept well in the room.

By , from michigan on May 29, 2016

5

love being this close to the beach!

Everyone

Location location location! The location is so impressive, I couldn't even tell you if the beds are comfortable or not! The room was clean and cute! We had smores and roasted marshmallows at the cute picnic area where charcoal BBQs are available. We had a nice quiet weekend!

By , from Ca on May 16, 2016

4
Everyone

Was great we celebrated our 1 year of being married and we had blast

By on Apr 27, 2016

5

a hidden gem!

Everyone

It was a warm Wednesday afternoon when we arrived! They let us park early before check in so we could have more time at the beach! The hotel is right on the freaken beach! Holy cow it rocked!

By on Apr 1, 2016

5

great beach location

GetawayWithFriends

Excellent value clean pleasant room walking distance to restaurants and shops. It is right on the beach.

By on Dec 10, 2015