It’s a new day at L’Auberge Del Mar as the historic property debuts a chic new look and a chef-driven signature restaurant.
Gather friends and book a cabana at the pool.
The enchanting new Living Room Bar
Pull up to the charming circular driveway at L’Auberge Del Mar, and you’ll feel like you’ve arrived at a friend’s dazzling beach house. Complimentary white and mint Zybra beach cruisers are lined up in a row to the left of the sprawling entrance, where sightlines of the Pacific Ocean are the starring backdrop of the open-air lobby lounge (known as the Living Room). It’s this dramatic entrance that sets the tone for the intimate experience that awaits at the newly renovated 5-acre property. Step inside and head to the right, where three well-appointed check-in stands and its friendly concierge are ready to greet you with a glass of Champagne and mini cupcakes. How’s that for hospitality?
Raise a glass—fun awaits at the new Pool Bar.
From there, retreat to one of 121 deluxe guest rooms, including seven suites, all of which sport brand-new interior design that marries contemporary stylings with nods to its coastal locale. The residential feel continues with beach-chic decor ranging from books to art. With its U-shaped design, the multistory property ensures nearly every guest room faces the pool deck below and the sandy shores that can be accessed via L’Auberge Del Mar’s personal beach valet (don’t worry, they’ll do the heavy lifting of setting up your beach chairs and umbrellas, and transporting you to and from the sun-kissed experience). While the outdoor balconies off each guest room, and brand-new designer bathrooms with all the luxe fixings inside, may tempt you to hole up in your private quarters, exploring the building’s haute new hallmarks is where the true excitement awaits.
A peek at the sleek new guest rooms
The indulgent La Vina cheesecake at Adelaide features yuzu, buttermilk sorbet and burnt meringue.
Book a cabana to soak up primo service from the on-site pool bar—don’t miss the watermelon margarita and Thai spice nuts to snack on—before taking a dip. As the sun sets, fire pits light up the pool deck, but it’s the buzzing Living Room Bar, complete with live music, and the spectacular Adelaide restaurant that will make the experience truly memorable. Executive chef Nick Green, an alum of the three Michelin-starred restaurant Kaiseki in Japan, is crafting an exquisite melting pot of flavors from the bounty of the Pacific. Start with the Baja oysters or ahi poke before ordering the melt-in-your-mouth Alaskan halibut or center-cut beef filet—just save room for the La Vina cheesecake. Like everything at L’Auberge, it’s sweet, decadent and will leave you wanting more. Go ahead, treat yourself. Rates from $559 per night, 858.386.1336, laubergedelmar.com
Photography by: Courtesy of L’Auberge Del Mar