Famous for:
StyleContemporary Classic

Hotel description

Just past La Jolla, north of San Diego, is the upscale seaside village of Del Mar — and fresh off a brief closure and a massive renovation is the town’s top lodging, L’Auberge Del Mar. If Southern California makes you think beaches and bare feet, you’re certainly not wrong, but the Auberge belongs to a more elegant vision of the Pacific Coast.

It’s the Auberge, after all, not the Surf Shack, and the design, by near-local Barclay Butera, is stylish but never gimmicky — sexier than most luxury hotels and more refined than most boutiques. In terms of comfort it’s as plush as anything around, with the obligatory marble bathrooms and 42-inch plasma screens, and the rooms feel lived-in in a way that’s tough for most hotels to match.

The spa occupies a separate villa on the grounds, there’s a fitness center and a pair of lighted tennis courts, and the restaurant serves impeccable Californian fare on the terrace with a view of the Pacific. The chef is a James Beard award winner, and this isn’t just hotel convenience cooking — L’Auberge Del Mar is one of the town’s favorite dining venues, and one that was much missed in its absence.

Contact & location

1540 Camino Del Mar, San Diego / La Jolla


Be the first one to add a review

Already have an account? Log In
Will never be displayed

The photos displayed on this page are the property of one of the following authors:

L'Auberge Del Mar

This travel guide also includes text from Wikitravel articles, all available at WikitravelView full credits

This travel guide also includes text from Wikipedia articles, all available at WikipediaView full credits

Share this:

My lists

Going to L'auberge Del Mar?
... and need recommendations

Ask your friends on Facebook

Ask on Twitter