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Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is located near an office park, not on the beach. Looks new or newly renovated. Nice breakfast space. Garage parking was $15/day. The room was average- kitchen, living room, bed and bathroom.

A typical Residence Inn, from the rooms, the amenities, the décor and the breakfasts. Nothing special but nothing too wrong. 1. Location just off the highway. Give you easy access but no neighborhood, no views, no nothing. 2. Rooms are pretty much the same as all Residence Inns. was comfortable , large, etc. 3. They charge a bit for parking. If you can get one of the few parking spots in the street that will save you some money, unless you got a rate that includes parking. 4. The breakfast is the standard Residence Inn breakfast, nice you can make your own waffles. 5. The gym is small but there. 6. The pool is useless. I have seen hot tubs bigger, but it is there. 7.The people who work there were nice enough 8. If you get a good rate and need a place to sleep with a free breakfast, check it out.

Hotel has great location, but that's about all. The studio rooms and small and the kitchens not fully stocked. The have taken out the comfortable chair and put in a desk. No place to sit. We brought in our beach chair to have a place to 2 people to sit. The furnishing need upgrading and the outside patio area needs to have all the chairs covers replaced. They are torn and dirty. The pool is extremely small.

Rooms quite dirty and unconfortable for a family of four. The personnel (as well as the manager) is unpolite and unavailable. Photos on the website are not realistic (for example, the swimming pool is little more than a pond). I would never suggest this place to a friend..

We stayed here back in February 2017 for the majority of our road trip to San Diego (from Colorado). Our stay overall went very well, and it was a great place for our family of 5, with 3 little boys (5 yr old and under). We were able to make a 1 bedroom studio work, though I'd probably get a bigger place with 2 bedrooms in future. We redeemed Marriott points for the stay, which made it a reasonable deal. The location of this hotel worked well for us, as we intended to spend most of the time in La Jolla and did a couple of days at Legoland. This hotel was already north of downtown SD ( but not too far) so closer to the places we focused on. We love Residence Inns because of the full kitchens and complimentary full breakfast + weekday social events (include food + drinks). This was the biggest highlight of this property, as Ubaldo and Fergie, the staff that runs the kitchen, do such a great job with the food and were so welcoming and friendly throughout our time there. The biggest and perhaps only real downside I had about this hotel was their garage parking was not included. I was able to always find a parallel parking spot on the street, but sometimes was a hassle. Overall, we would gladly stay at this property again and consider it a significant part of what made our visit to San Diego such a great experience.

Nothing special, but the rate was decent and the rooms are huge!!!!! So lower exceptions and enjoy! And the elevator takes forever, so take stairs, healthier anyway. There was a car show and that was unpleasant to witness, but not the hotels fault, but i would recommend checking to see what events are happening during your stay.

I would highly recommend this Residence Inn to anyone staying in the area. The staff was extremely helpful, kind and friendly... exactly what you expect from a Marriott staff. Our room was clean and very nice. The location is convenient for pretty much the whole SD area.

We have stayed at this hotel quite a few times. It is a nice hotel and is a short drive to the beach. The rooms are nice and the beds are very comfortable! The breakfast in the morning is great too. Definitely will stay there again!

What truly makes this hotel special is it's staff and how they treat their guests. I have been working and staying with them since May of 2015 and their customer service has been par to none since day one. I lead a large project team in the San Diego area and partner with their GM to ensure our team is taking care of. They always reach out to let us know when they are getting close to full occupancy so we can make sure our team is all set. Evan, the GM, is a pleasure to work with, they truly care about their guests and their experience. No matter the time of day I am always welcomed with a smiling face, the staff has a very friendly demeanor and treats their guests like friends and family. They do a complimentary happy hour with snacks and free beer/wine every Mon-Wednesday which is a great way to get to know the staff and other long term guests. 5 stars all around!!!

The staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly. The free breakfast was a real blessing - really fresh food that was replenished often. Having a refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher in the room provided real options for us.

3525 Valley Centre Dr San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Carmel Valley, Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Torrey Pines State Beach and within a 10-minute drive of other popular attractions like Del Mar Racetrack. This 3-star hotel has 118 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. It's in central San Diego and also close to Torrey Pines State Reserve and Torrey Pines Golf Course.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is offered each morning. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


All 118 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchens and space to spread out with sitting areas. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar have access to an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is offered for USD 15 per day. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 216 reviews