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L'Auberge Del Mar

1540 Camino Del Mar | Del Mar, CA 92014 [See Map]
#6 in Best San Diego Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 438 reviews
Property Type Resort hotel with 120 rooms, 3 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Traditional, Historic
Best For Couples

U.S. News Review

At the center of the Del Mar Village north of San Diego, L'Auberge Del Mar offers lavish comforts without the snotty attitude that one might expect at luxury properties. Recent guests say that the friendly staffparticularly behind the front desk were always eager to lend a hand. With plush beds and a light color palette, the rooms exude a quaint rather than ritzy atmosphere, according to visitors. The property also encourages visitors to take advantage of the treatments offered at Spa L'Auberge and the fresh seafood served at KITCHEN 1540 and Coastline. But travelers say L'Auberge's best asset is its proximity to the beachjust a short downhill walk. And the hotel's location also places guests near boutique shops, golf courses and Del Mar racetrack.

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Critic Reviews

Travel + Leisure

“Clark Gable and Lucille Ball both stayed at this classic 120-room property — which underwent a $26 million overhaul in 2008, removing any golf club–like stuffiness.”
Award: Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015

Oyster.com

“The 120-room L'Auberge Del Mar is one of the top hotels on the Southern California coastline. It's located in beautiful Del Mar Village, right next to the beach, and its farm-to-table restaurant is exceptional.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 438 guests have reviewed the L'Auberge Del Mar, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.0 (based on 438 reviews)

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Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

L'Auberge Del Mar sits on more than 5 acres of land, one block from the beach in the village of Del Mar. The hotel is directly across the street from Del Mar Plaza's shops and restaurants.

  • Located about 25 miles north of San Diego International Airport
  • About 1 mile southeast of the famous Del Mar race track
  • Valet parking only and shuttle offered within 1 mile of hotel

  • 24-hour valet parking ($29)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

The guest rooms are outfitted in white and lime green hues, with dark wood furnishings and tropical patterns for a beachy vibe. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, minifridges and marble bathrooms.

  • Village or coastal views
  • Daily resort fee of $25 covers Wi-Fi, access to the 24-hour fitness center and business center, use of the tennis court, shuttle and complimentary newspapers

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Dining

L'Auberge Del Mar offers multiple dining choices. The Living Room Bar is the classic lobby bar, while Bleu Bar is adjacent to the pool for light bites and drinks during the day. Coastline serves California cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel's signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, serves upscale American fare with an open presentation kitchen and patio dining available.

Number of restaurants:

3

Cuisine types:

American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The small pool is located in the center of the hotel complex and offers views of the Pacific Ocean.

  • The Bleu Bar serves health-conscious food poolside
  • Small hot tub also available

Number of pools:

1

Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The Spa L'Auberge was named to Condé Nast Traveler's 2014 list of the "The Top 25 Spas in the US." There are 10 treatment rooms, an herbal infused steam room and an outdoor fire pit relaxation area. Spa services include everything from massages and facials to sea salt body treatments and eye treatments to salon offerings like manicures and pedicures.

  • Spa open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closes at 4 p.m. on Mondays

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

L'Auberge Del Mar doesn't have any amenities specifically designed for families, but cribs and rollaway beds are available for $25 per day.

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and two tennis courts with ocean views. Group and private tennis instruction is available. The area offers plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, and surf lessons and bike rentals are available through the concierge.

  • Hiking in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve about 5 miles south

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The hotel hosts meetings for up to 300 attendees in six different meeting rooms.

  • Some rooms have terraces overlooking the ocean
  • Outdoor reception areas available

Number of meeting rooms:

6
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The hotel accepts dogs up to 15 pounds for a $125 fee per stay

  • There is a resident dog, Sofie, that greets guests

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

There is no golf course on-site but L'Auberge has preferred access to many nearby clubs. Tee times are arranged through the concierge.

  • Torrey Pines Golf Course is about 6 miles south

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

Weddings with an ocean view are a signature service at L'Auberge Del Mar. The hotel hosts everything from rehearsal dinners and ceremonies to grand receptions.

  • Wedding planning staff on-site
  • Variety of multicourse meal packages available to choose from

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

250
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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1540 Camino Del Mar | Del Mar, CA 92014 [See Full Map]