"My daughter and I found the hotel clean, attractive and comfortable. There was a plumbing problem one night and the staff handled everything promptly ... " More

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Hotel Description

At DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar, you'll be 9.8 km (6.1 mi) from University of California-San Diego and 14.7 km (9.1 mi) from La Jolla Cove. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a free area shuttle.

LCD TVs with digital channels are featured in all 224 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, MP3 docks, and coffee/tea makers. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and premium bedding to enhance your stay. Additionally, room service, free weekday newspapers, and hair dryers are available.

The bistro, Double Palm Restaurant, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own poolside bar and bar/lounge are nice places to enjoy a drink. Enjoy the fitness center, spa tub, and kids' swimming pool. 5086 square feet (473 square meters) of event facilities include 7 meeting rooms and conference space, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. Each morning buffet breakfast is available. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this 3-star Carmel Valley hotel include University of San Diego and SeaWorld.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Non-Smoking)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$112 per night

2 Queens Pool View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

King Jr Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Bedroom King Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King Bed Pool View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Under construction

This hotel was under construction while we stayed here, which was not disclosed to me before booking the hotel. The restaurant/bar was outside the hotel in a tent and the "lobby" was in a hallway. We had to pay to park our rental car and refrigerators are not included in the rooms; those cost extra as well. The staff was very friendly and accommodating as much as possible but I still wouldn't stay here again due to not being told about the construction being done.

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 3, 2017 by JD Smith

Thank you for taking the time to write and recognize our positive staff. Our hope is that you visit us again to see the finished product . . .

5 out of 5

Friendly and professional staff.

Pros: Alex and Ameesia (staff members).
My daughter and I found the hotel clean, attractive and comfortable. There was a plumbing problem one night and the staff handled everything promptly and effectively.

Posted by , from Fairfax, Virginia, USA on Apr 18, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 24, 2017 by JD Smith

I am also in receipt of the very nice letter you wrote regarding your positive experience with our team, Alex and Ameesia -- thank you again for your business.

4 out of 5

Central location, clean, modern design.

Enjoyed my stay. The beds were really comfortable and it was in a central location with quick access to the freeway.

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 24, 2017 by JD

Glad to read you enjoyed our beds, we just changed all of them out with new ones -- enjoy.

3 out of 5

Not bad

Average looking hotel. The lobby is nice. Rooms are average. Other customers were a little snobby. Other than that not a bad stay

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 2, 2016 by JD.Smith

Thank you again for your business; sorry that you found some of our guests socially challenged. Look forward to welcoming you back again.

5 out of 5
Hotel was great. I was disappointed breakfast wasn't included. It seems some guests got breakfast vouchers, but I guess since we booked through Travelocity instead of direct it wasn't an option for us. Was also surprised by the $12/day parking fee, as it isn't a downtown hotel. The facility and staff were great.

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 2, 2016 by JD.Smith@Hilton.com

Thank you for taking the time to recognize our property and especially our great staff -- safe travels.

2 out of 5

Terrible smell said to be from a pipe that busted

Pros: nothing
Cons: No stink
Location: Nothing
We stayed 1 night and I was happy to leave, the hotel had an awful stench and the room was barley acceptable. As we arrived the woman at the counter was rude to my husband. When I asked about the smell, I was told that a pipe burst.

Posted by , from PA on Jan 5, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 13, 2016 by JD Smith

Most unfortunate about the pipe that affected your stay, you certainly have our apologies. We would also like to extend an invitation to return to our property as all repairs have been executed. Thank you again for your business.

5 out of 5

Great Hotel

Nice clean hotel with a free shuttle within a 6 mile radius.

Posted by , from Cedar City, UT on Oct 19, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 24, 2015 by JD Smith

Delighted to read that you found our shuttle very helpful.

5 out of 5

Nice hotel, great pool.

Pros: #1: pool
Cons: none
Location: Ocean nearby
Overall the best family friendly hotel in this price range in the area.

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 14, 2015 by JD Smith

Always reassuring to read that our property met your family's needs. We take great pride in helping creating lasting memories.

3 out of 5

Clean and friendly hotel

Pros: clean
Cons: No free Internet, Noisy
The staff was very welcoming and seemed to be willing to help with any problem. The bed was excellent and the room was very clean. We were placed in a room right near the elevator which didn't seem to be a problem at first, but proved to be pretty noisy. The worst problem with this room was the air conditioning/heating system. It was extremely noisy and turned off and on every 5 minutes or less, which made it very difficult to sleep. I finally figured out how to turn it off thank goodness! When I told the staff the next day, they acted like they knew this was a problem, but wrote it down anyway, along with the broken bathroom door handle I told them about. Overall it was an okay stay, not great, but not horrible.

Posted by , from Phoenix, AZ, USA on Jan 3, 2013

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3 out of 5

It was okay.....

Nothing really stood out in the way of excellence while I was there, except for the fire at the hotel at 4:30am. Thank you to whomever was staying there that night.

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012

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About the DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar

Location 11915 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 15 May 2017 to 10 November 2017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Bar/lounge
  • Front desk
  • Lobby

Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar offers its guests an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. A 24-hour business center and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 5086 square feet (473 square meters) and includes conference space. A terrace, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar. A free area shuttle within 6 mi is available. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 224 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 7 conference rooms
  • 5086 sq ft of conference space
  • 473 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Free area shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (29 km / 18 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station (6.3 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 6 mi
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar offers 224 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Microwaves, refrigerators, and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator available
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily.

Double Palm Restaurant - Overlooking the pool, this bistro specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Entertainment

Doubletree San Diego - Del Mar is located 5 minutes from The Village of Del Mar and University Town Centre, which provide easy access to dining and live entertainment.

Nearby Activities

The hotel features a resort-style pool with a spa tub and children's wading pool. A fitness room is also on site.

The hotel is within two miles of Torrey Pines beach, Torrey Pines Nature Reserve, and the Pacific Coast Highway. It is fewer than five miles from Torrey Pines Golf Course and Torrey Pines Gliderport, and 12 miles from Mission Bay Park, affording numerous recreational opportunities. Hot-air balloon rides depart at dawn and dusk year-round (weather permitting), from Del Mar, five miles away. Bicycle and running paths run adjacent to Pacific Coast Highway.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay
  • Weight limit: 35 lb

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 17 for adults, USD free (5 & under) and USD 12.95 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 14.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay
  • Early check-in fee: USD 50.00
  • Late check-out fee: USD 75
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 15 per stay
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 15 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • DoubleTree Hilton Hotel San Diego Mar
  • DoubleTree Hilton San Diego Mar
  • DoubleTree Hilton San Diego Mar Hotel
  • DoubleTree Hilton Mar Hotel
  • DoubleTree Hilton Mar
  • Doubletree Del Mar

You should know

  • Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.