of TripAdvisor Travelers recommend this hotel
good overall to very good overall slow service in the bar and lounge area but other areas of hotel were great! I would definitely like to see an improvement in this one area of the hotel. also would like expanded menu in bar with more cheese options
"Sad, aging property charging way too much"
Stains around toilet on floor, extremely loud AC in room that woke me up several times, awful cheap pillows and linens. Def not worth the $750+ a night. Plus $39/night "resort fee," for a cramped pool
I have stayed at L'Auberge Del Mar multiple times over the last couple of years while in the San Diego area for work. I have to say that it's one of the most relaxing and enjoyable work environments I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. It would be a great spot for a vacation, too.
"Not A Luxury Experience"
Rooms that had a view of the ocean had so much noise from post office that it was difficult to sleep. The pool area was shabby. Shuttle service to the beach was not available early in the morning, lunch time, or late in the afternoon. Lounge chairs, and beach toys that were available were inferior. Rooms do not have baths and this was not disclosed. Very average hotel, priced at a luxury level. Disappointing.
"Exceptional End-of-Summer Get-away"
I am an LA local, and I was looking for a resort within reasonable driving distance to take my parents who were visiting from the East Coast. We have taken several of these excursions over the years (Santa Barbara, Ojai, Palm Dessert, Laguna), and we've been very fortunate to have stayed at some wonderful resorts. I can now add L'Auberge Del Mar to that very distinguished list. First, the hotel facilities and decor were lovely, and the proximity to the beach and the village center could not be beat. It was the perfect seaside setting. I looked at other options like the Fairmont, and I'm so pleased we chose this one, if nothing else for the convenience. By far, I can not say enough good things about the service and the staff. First, although I was tempted to book through Trip Advisor or another online site, I chose to call the hotel directly because my parents are older and I wanted to inquire about room configuration and making it easy for them to get around. The reservation person I spoke with was wonderful - explained room layouts, went through booking options and assured me that their bell staff could help with getting down to the beach and around town. Then, from the moment we arrived, the bell staff was terrific! They were quick to offer their car service to take us to and from our dinner reservations in town that night (shout out to Josh), and then the next night, even more amazing... our dinner reservations were literally across the street. However, my 80-year old mother walks with a cane and was going to have a tough time walking up the hotel driveway incline and across the street to the restaurant. The staff could not have been nicer and more accommodating about driving us this short distance and making sure we knew to call them when we were ready to come back. Also, they shuttled us (and many others) back and forth to the Del Mar race track. Finally, we had a lovely day at the on-site spa. Our masseuses were wonderful and took particularly good care of my parents. All-in-all the hotel was the perfect solution for our needs, and I'd highly recommend it.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM