After an investigation, the threat against L'Auberge Hotel Friday evening turned out to be a hoax, and officials are still looking for the suspect behind it.
A downtown Del Mar luxury hotel and its surrounding businesses were evacuated Friday afternoon after a male caller said a bomb would go off in two hours, officials said.
San Diego County sheriff's deputies have evacuated L'Auberge on 15th Street and Camino Del Mar as a precaution and conducted a property search after the hotel received the call at about 4 p.m.
No bomb was found, and the hotel returned to business early Friday evening.
Parties were sent to nearby Seagrove Park during the evacuation.
Sheriff's set up a large perimiter before dropping it to just around the hotel.
The department's bomb/arson unit responded to the scene and no injuries have been reported.