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Spa, sip and dine at L’Auberge Del Mar during 25th anniversary celebration

The charming little L'Auberge Del Mar turns 25 this year and to celebrate the Destination Hotels & Resorts San Diego retreat is giving gifts of savings to visitors with spa packages and more.

Sip: A pretty place for an escape from LA
L'Auberge Del Mar
A pretty little getaway
Courtesy L'Auberge del Mar

Spa: Pampering by the sea

Having a treatment in oceanfront beach cottage--where the sounds of surf lull you to lala land and the fresh sea air tickles your toes--is as good as it gets. You can enjoy the experience at Spa L'Auberge's pecial birthday price $125 for either a 50-minute Mint Julep Body Scrub or two 25-minute express treatments. The Mint Julep Body Scrub, which was inspired by racing season at the nearby Del Mar Race Track, includes a Bourbon Bubbler full-body scrub made of Kentucky Whiskey and brown sugar, followed by a Shea butter, mint, lavender and vitamin E hydrating cream. The express spa services are a new offering and designed to provide instant revitalization without a huge time commitment. Included on the express spa menu are a custom full-body massage, seaweed scrub, sea breeze facial and a hand and foot indulgence. Anniversary pricing is available Monday through Wednesday.

Sip: Extend the bliss with anniversary cocktail specials

When your treatments are over and you’re dressed hit the Living Room Barbar for a special cocktail and keep that blissful feeling. You can toast the hotel with a festive Silver Anniversary Cocktail that’s made with Patron Silver, St. Germain, fresh rosemary, cucumber and lime. Suds lovers can enjoy two craft beers paired with a craft cheese and charcuterie board with two chef selections for $25.

Dine: Head to KITCHEN 1540

After the drinks kick up your appetite hit KITCHEN 1540, L'Auberge Del Mar's highly acclaimed restaurant for some of Executive Chef Brandon Fortune anniversary treats such as a dry-aged beef program featuring either New York or Ribeye. Each day, chef will prepare a dry-aged beef dish special with accompaniments offered verbally by the servers (market price).

History of L'Auberge Del Mar

Located in the heart of the picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar sits on a historic site that was originally home to the Stratford Inn. Opened in 1910, the hotel was a magnet for Hollywood stars during the silent film days. In 1927, the hotel changed its name to Hotel Del Mar and was again a gathering place for celebrities who came for sun, sand and Bing Crosby's newly opened Del Mar Race Track. During WWII, the hotel closed and became home to soldiers and their families. After the war, it re-opened as a hotel, but never regained the popularity for which it was once known. In 1969, the hotel was torn down and the land stayed vacant until 1989 when it was rebuilt and opened as the Inn L'Auberge. In 2008, the property underwent an extensive renovation and emerged in its current form as the chic and sophisticated L'Auberge Del Mar.

The original Stratford Inn.

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