Fodor's Expert Review L'Auberge Del Mar

1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, California, 92014, USA Fodor's Choice

An $11 million remodel in 2021 revamped this oceanfront luxury hotel, taking it from beach cottage to coastal modern with subdued colors, contemporary pieces, and an elevated vibe reminding you that you're in Del Mar. From the lobby reminiscent of a chic living room, to the guest rooms in warm hues of tan, ivory, and gray, the hotel spared no expense in comfort or design. Balconies face the ocean and pool where guests lounge in private cabanas. Active travelers can surf 15th Street (there's surfboard rental next door), hike neighboring Torrey Pines, or hop on one of the complimentary beach cruisers to explore historic Del Mar. For wellness by the sea, book a facial, wrap, or massage at the on-site spa, where treatments integrate seaweed extract and other nourishing marine-based minerals.

PROS

  • sunset views from the Waterfall Terrace
  • excellent service
  • walk to the beach
  • beach casual meets upscale chic
  • dogs welcomed with gift bags
  • tennis courts, a fitness center, and shuttle service to neighboring beaches, shops, and restaurants

CONS

  • even with good soundproofing the Amtrak train can be heard as it roars through town
  • adult atmosphere
  • ground-level rooms surrounding the terrace are very public
  • occasional train noise
  • ground-level rooms have no privacy
  • $45 resort fee and $200 per stay pet fee

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Near the beach
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 858-259–1515 | 800-245–9757

HOTEL DETAILS

121 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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