Our Story

A cornerstone of the Del Mar community.

With an authentic blend of style and elegance, our coastal estate resort truly allows for that breath of fresh air moment as soon as you walk through our doors. Our inviting spaces and tasteful décor encourage you to relax and connect with friends, or even make some new ones. We welcome you to get lost in a book by the pool, renew yourself at Spa L’Auberge, grab a bite at our ocean view restaurant, or take a stroll down the private path to revel in our five miles of sandy beach. No matter what you desire, our unique placement within the village allows you to explore every inch of Del Mar.

 

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Our history is Del Mar’s History

L’Auberge Del Mar is located on the historic site of The Stratford Inn, built in 1910. The Inn was a hot spot for Hollywood celebrities looking for an escape from Tinseltown and the excitement of Bing Crosby & Pat O’Brien’s brand new Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack. Celebrities such as Lucy and Desi Arnaz and Jimmy Durante were often found at the resort.

During World War II, the beachside hotel opened its doors to soldiers and their families for much-needed holidays. The post-war saw the hotel fall into disrepair and it was eventually demolished in 1969. In 1985, local resident Jim Watkins purchased the property and rebuilt the hotel, and in 1989, it re-opened its doors as the L’Auberge Del Mar.

Since 1989 we have seen many changes, beginning in 2008 with a $25 million renovation and again in 2017 with a renovation under the direction of Barclay Butera.

Inviting & Familiar

Your home away from home, expertly blending Del Mar’s coastal vibes with a casual luxury that’ll make it hard to imagine leaving.

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Inviting & Familiar

Your home away from home, expertly blending Del Mar’s coastal vibes with a casual luxury that’ll make it hard to imagine leaving.

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