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What We Love

  • Full of history but renovated in 2009
  • Tranquil swimming pool and whirlpool on site, and the Pacific is right outside the hotel
  • Close to San Diego but feels worlds away

What To Know

  • It’s a short walk down a footpath to get to the beach
  • The lap pool is under construction, but the outdoor pool overlooking the ocean is open
  • A $25 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
  • Valet parking is an additional $30 per day

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Estate-style grace complemented by views of the Pacific, an award-winning restaurant and a private path to the beach

The Look

The hotel proudly displays its rich history, with photographs showcasing visits by such old Hollywood greats as Lucy and Desi Arnaz, Esther Williams and Bing Crosby (who helped open the nearby Del Mar racetrack). Most of the brown, celadon- and sand- colored furniture, textiles and accessories hail from the Barclay Butera Home collections and create the feel of a cozy designer showroom (part of the hotel’s $26 million renovation in 2009). A touch of whimsy: thousands of seashells flank the lobby’s Baroque consoles.

Bed & Bath

The mod, sea-inspired design in the 120 guest rooms is refreshing as a sea breeze; they come with village, garden or ocean views and have high ceilings, some even having gas fireplaces. Eight over-the-top suites deliver massive space and more sea and earth tones. Bathrooms are an escape of their own, with marble vanities and massive showers.

Beyond

Just 25 minutes from the San Diego International Airport, in the beloved town of Del Mar, this beach chic escape is a towel’s toss (over a one-block landscaped footpath, that is) to the ocean. This is the heart of SoCal, so outdoor recreation is a big part of the experience; have a swing at one of two championship tennis courts or go for a swim in the pool, plus an outdoor whirlpool for recovering from all the activity. Hungry? Executive Chef Scott Thomas Dolbee oversees all the food, including the fresh and organic fare at Kitchen 1540, designed by New York architect Andre Kikoski and marked by an open kitchen and white vaulted ceilings.

In the Area

With temperatures oscillating between a mild 60 and toasty 85 degrees, this is year-round golf weather. Stay at the L’Auberge and receive exclusive access to some of San Diego’s hottest fairways, including The Crossings at Carlsbad. Launch into the sunny California sky in a hot air balloon. The rides, which last between 45 and 60 minutes, soar over the lush sweep of Del Mar and deliver breathtaking ocean views. Get up close to all the equine action. Place your bets at the world-famous Del Mar Racetrack, where you can watch some of the area’s best four-legged talent. Satisfy your inner shopaholic by simply crossing the street from L’Auberge Del Mar to visit Del Mar Plaza with 30 plus shops and boutiques and galleries plus a wide range of upscale eateries. Take a trip to the Birch Aquarium and immerse yourself in an underwater kingdom of seahorses, coral reefs, sharks, colorful fish and more.

How to Get There

L’Auberge Del Mar – Destination Hotels & Resorts
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States

Reviews

Shower did not work after first night.
Justin B

Our shower did not work after the first night so we were unable to bathe after the first night due to not tub as well. Maintenance was not onsite so had to deal with the invconvenience and were only waived the $39 service fee. Very Disappointing after paying .

SoCal Getaway!
F3718NKchris

Beautiful resort. Perfect size, not overcrowded. Great location, short walk to the beach. Views are awesome at sunset. Food and service are A+. Room was a great size and had great design features. It was a wonderful stay

Memorable stay!!
arianne04

We had an amazing family stay! Impeccable service, beautiful place and the food was delicious! They have an amazing menu and wish we could have stayed longer to try everything! Their beds are great too, one of the bests I have stayed in a long time.