We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Del Mar Motel on the Beach

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Del Mar Motel on the Beach
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

192 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
There are newer reviews for Del Mar Motel on the Beach
See the most recent reviews
Showing 189: English reviews
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This little motel on the beach was awesome! We checked in on a Friday & the front desk clerk was great & friendly. Our room was clean & inviting loved the beachy feel. Everything was in walking distance. Loved the deck with the chairs facing the ocean, it was a great place to relax in the morning with our mimosas....

Thank lovinvegas512
garden grove, ca
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

The Del Mar Motel is just that...a motel. The rooms are nothing special but the location is just perfect if you are looking for a beachfront stay. The beach is right out of your door and next to the lifeguard station. There are two patios and several BBQs for cooking up your favorite patio meal. The motel is old but...

1Thank badlinda
Greater Cincinnati
Reviewed 10 August 2015

A great place to visit in southern California. The common areas are clean and inviting. The beach is within view of tables and chairs. The staff are friendly and conscientious. A relaxing place to gather for a get away.

1Thank Ann B
Roscoe, Illinois
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

First time in Del Mar...loved it!!! First impression was iffy but once you get settled in and literally walk a few steps to the beach you forget about the little things!! Would definitely stay here again.. Close to shopping & food!! But would recommend two things..get rid of the carpet in the rooms ewww...and a light on the desk for...

1Thank lcampbell7
Seal Beach
Reviewed 1 August 2015

The front desk clerk was miserable (works Saturday). She knew we were waiting to check-in and tried to dodge us to go to lunch. The room we booked months in advance, a second floor ocean view was unavailable but they charged us for it anyway. The room we got on the first floor was up against a stairwell, not the...

4Thank Beverly D
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Big rooms, we were in a king room 3 doors from the beach. Nice and clean but could use some updating, small old tv in hutch that was too low to view if laying in the bed. Beautiful ocean views are not in the rooms but from the front common balcony. Common areas are nice, they have grills if you...

3Thank JackieG01
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

The hotel itself is older and the rooms are small. The shower and beds are small as well. But, honestly who cares when you are literally on the beach! It is a bit pricey for a motel, but that's what you get when you come to Del Mar. Also you get free parking, which is awesome.

1Thank cvolps
Corona, California
Reviewed 25 June 2015

My family has been coming here since the 70s, so it feels like home to me. From the patio you can walk right onto the sand. The motel offers complimentary BBQ's for grilling along with chairs, towels and umbrellas for the beach. Most recently, they changed out their carpet floors for wood, which makes it more conducive for a sandy...

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

We spent 3 nights here and loved it. Great location. Literally steps from the beach. Room was very spacious. We agree with the earlier reviewer who talked about the pillows. They are very flat and there are only 2 per bed. Loved that the room had a refrigerator and microwave. We ate breakfast in the room every morning and that...

Thank Ahunt224
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 8 June 2015

This place is on the water at the 17th Street lifeguard station, fronting one of the best swimming beaches in Del Mar or the North Coast for that matter. This property sports five-star views and location at a price that is very reasonable. No, it doesn't have the latest technology or stone finishes. It does have a great patio and...

1Thank VegasJeff

82 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (62)
Family/Play Areas (1)
View from Room (5)
Pool/Beach Area (11)
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Room/Suite (3)
Other (34)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (20)
View from Room (2)
Room/Suite (9)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Del Mar
1.4 km away
Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar
1.3 km away
Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar
2.2 km away
Hilton San Diego/Del Mar
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 km away
Les Artistes
Les Artistes
#7 of 7 in Del Mar
99 reviews
12.7 km away
Pantai Inn
Pantai Inn
#1 of 24 in La Jolla
827 reviews
2.4 km away
Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled between the sun and surf is our quaint boutique hotel located on the beautiful beach of Del Mar. With views so spectacular you’ll never want to leave.Relax and enjoy the soothing sounds of the Pacific Ocean from one of our 43-newly renovated guestrooms. Relish the breathtaking views from our newly enhanced beachfront sun deck, picnic & barbeque areas, where the rolling waves beckon you to the white sandy beach of Del Mar. Create unforgettable moments with a walk along the beach at sunset or an early morning jog with the waves at your feet.There’s nothing like the sound of the ocean to lull you to sleep, and there’s no better way to escape life’s challenges than a retreat to the Del Mar Motel on the Beach.Our Friendly Staff is Ready to Assist You! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Del Mar Motel on the Beach

Address: 1702 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014-2154
Region: United States > California > Del Mar
Price Range: $255 - $475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Del Mar Motel on the Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 44
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, Travelocity, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Del Mar Motel on the Beach reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Del Mar Motel On The Beach Hotel Del Mar
Del Mar San Diego
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Del Mar Motel on the Beach staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Derby, New York
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Del Mar Motel on the Beach staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The second story has a nice viewing deck. Patio close to first floor rooms right on the sand.”
H7535MEbarbaram, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Great location on the beach.”
Spagori1, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request Ocean View - this places you on the second level (top level). Request north/west facing rooms to avoid being near the parking lot of a neighboring restaurant.”
destinationaddict, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with ocean views are the best....facing the Ocean.”
  • View from the Del Mar Motel.
SusieRussell, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Check in early to get a room closest to the water .”
R7862PMdavidd, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
5 of 5