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Fairmont Grand Del Mar

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was hotel 6 out of 7 we stayed at as part of our American west coast highway trip and to be honest probably our favorite. We stayed 2 nights and found the reception and concierge staff to be excellent. Our room was lovely, spacious and clean with a well stocked coffee/teamaker but we did have a couple of minor... More 

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Boston,MA
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

This hotel is an absolute gem. I felt that from the moment we stepped in, every single employee went out of their way to make our experience special. Our 3 year old got to pick his toy from the treasure chest during check- in and there was a plate of freshly baked cookies with his name waiting in our room... More 

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Boston
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the finest resorts we have ever been to. Everything was first clas and we had an outstanding time. Rooms were crazy luxurious and we had a two room suite facing the adults pool. Great wine cellar and restaurants surrounding it. Amazing golf course with mountains surrounding it. Highly recommend.

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Toronto
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A simply wonderful hotel, staff especially concierge were incredibly helpful pre arrival and while we were there. This hotel property is beautiful to explore and the Fazio golf amazing! Truly a relaxing fabulous 2 nights would love to return. Addison restaurant was exceptional!!

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Glendora
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

European paradise. What a wonderfully maintained facility with a competent and caring staff. Our room was spacious and beautifully decorated. The menu selections were excellent and presentation was impressive.. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3-day stay at the Fairmont San Diego.

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FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our little slice of Europe right here in Southern California and hope to welcome you back soon! More 

San Marcos, California
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fairmont Grand in del Mar was an exceptional experience from the moment we entered. The room was large and well appointed and the staff service made one think you were with friends. I enjoyed the timer with my daughter and the spa experience. Overall a great stay!

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FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

A happy belated birthday to you! We were honored that you selected us for your special day and hope to welcome you back for many more milestones to come. More 

Chicago
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything from the moment we arrived was outstanding. The property, as well as the rooms are meticulously maintained and staff always made us feel like we were royalty. Love the fact that there is an adult pool. Wonderful spa facility, and beautiful golf course. Restaurants are magnificent for breakfast. We never eat dinner on site. We have stayed here twice... More 

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FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review and to call out so many of our on-property offerings, from our five-star spa to our Tom Fazio-designed golf course. We look forward to your return visit. Next time, be sure to try our courtesy car service, which serves the nearby coastal communities of La Jolla and Del... More 

Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my family have stayed here a few times. The resort is absolutely beautiful and top notch. It is not located near the beach so you do not have ocean views but the elegance and the beauty of the resort makes up for that and then some. It is a great place for families and children.

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FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We particularly love hearing from repeat guests such as you! As you mentioned, we are not located on the beach but do offer complimentary Grand Beach Service to all guests, which includes round-trip transportation to Del Mar Beach, beach chairs, towels and umbrellas. We look forward to many return visits to come! More 

Freehold
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the Best time ever! The best experience in a Resort hotel from check in to check out. You truly felt like the only guests in the hotel. Highly recommended. This resort was hidden on a hill overlooking a manicured golf course as well as the cliffs above. The amenities were above a 5 star raring. Each part of... More 

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FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you had the best time ever and that you felt we offer an incredible value. We can't wait to welcome you back home! More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned from a weekend stay cation. I have kids and got a suit instead of getting two rooms. The place has had parallels with the architecture and layout with the monarch beach hotel ( previously the st Regis monarch at Dana point). However the monarch is updated a little bit more nicely. Service was excellent. Grounds were nice... More 

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FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I will be sure to share your comments about your dining experience with the culinary team. However, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the rest of your family vacation. We hope to welcome you back soon -- perhaps during our holiday season when we will have even more offerings for guests of all... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Golf course
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Serenely nestled amidst San Diego's Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve and a mere five miles from the Pacific coastline, Fairmont Grand Del Mar seamlessly combines the old-world charm of a Mediterranean estate with the modern luxury of an elegant resort. The result: TripAdvisor's #1 Luxury Hotel in California. Little wonder, given the sun-drenched climate, stunning natural beauty, championship golf course, one of only 25 Five-Star spas in the United States, and irresistible dining - epitomized by Addison, Southern California's only Five-Star/Five Diamond restaurant, helmed by Relais and Chateaux Grand Chef William Bradley. From the completely relaxing to the downright invigorating, you'll find a variety of ways to fill your days (and nights) at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Engage in a seasonal mixology class. Take a dip in one of four heated pools. Enjoy an afternoon hike or horseback ride amid the pristine nature preserve. Or, sip signature cocktails at the resort's enticing lounges - all before retreating to your thoughtfully appointed guestroom. Welcome to the Grand life - just east of the Pacific and slightly north of expectations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Address: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130 (Formerly Grand Del Mar)
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: £314 - £674 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Grand Del Mar 5*
Number of rooms: 249
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Also Known As:
The Grand Del Mar Hotel San Diego
Grand Del Mar Hotel
Grand Del Mar San Diego
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#1 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#1 Family Hotel in San Diego
#1 Business Hotel in San Diego
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#11 Green Hotel in San Diego
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“We had a lovely quiet room as we requested, Im sure they will try their best for you if you contact them prior to your arrival”
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