L’Auberge Del Mar in a Nutshell:
There is a lightness and casualness at L’Auberge that reflects a Southern California sensibility attuned to health and beauty that honeymoon couples are likely to appreciate. Stylish and airy, the hotel overlooks Pacific Seagrove Park and Del Mar Beach, two blocks away. The inn is at the center of this small, affluent city’s beautification program begun in the 1990s.
Set right off the main street, L’Auberge is hidden from street view and offers just what couples want from a romantic getaway in the San Diego area: understated charm, comfortable rooms, an easy walk to the ocean, superb food and, for those not from this part of the country, one of the star attractions, the near-perfect Mediterranean-like climate.
Guest Rooms at L’Auberge:
Rooms have cushioned chairs, a large flatscreen TV, free wi-fi and a library of coffee table books depicting California homes and photos of the ocean. The marble bathroom features a step-in shower with a bench built into the wall. There are plush robes in each closet, along with an in-room safe. Turndown service is available on request.
Dining at L’Auberge:
You may prefer the dining room with its vaulted ceiling, fireplace, modern furniture and a private wine room where the walls are wine racks. If you’re hoping to see a sunset — another San Diego specialty — the Waterfall Terrace offers the best view.
Weddings at L’Auberge:
Activities at L’Auberge:
The hotel also has two tennis courts and two swimming pools. The fitness center offers a variety of cardio and strength equipment.
Take an easy hike along trails that look down upon the Pacific Ocean and lead through the Torrey Pines State Reserve. The Torrey pine is the rarest pine species in the United States, growing only in southern California.
Downhill there is the public beach. In addition to the sand beach, there are large expanses of green grass.
Couples who visit in the summer often visit the Del Mar Race Track, where Thoroughbreds race during the day and concerts are held on many evenings. There’s a farmer’s market on Saturdays from 1 pm to 4 pm in the City Hall parking lot where you might want to pick up some fresh fruit and local cheese for a picnic.
L’Auberge Del Mar Info and Reservations:
1540 Camino Del Mar
PO Box 2889
Del Mar, CA 92014
Note: L’Auberge accepts dogs 15 pounds and under if couples notify the hotel in advance.
Official Hotel Website
Search for a Flight to San Diego
As is common in the travel industry, the writer was provided with complimentary accommodation and meals for the purpose of reviewing those services. While it has not influenced this review, About.com believes in full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest. For more information, see our ethics policy.