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Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Ranked #3 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We stayed here last year and came back wondering if our stellar experience could be duplicated. It was!! The level of service is so superior, their staff training must be the absolute best. From the concierge who always remembered our names and asked about the specific arrangements they had made for us to the little cafe shop who remembered our preferences from the previous day. That's just the little things.... The spa pool was perfect, quiet, relaxing, adults only and no cell phones. The grounds and beautiful architecture were an amazing setting for a most wonderful vacation. Rooms are very spacious and luxurious. One little thing that made me smile....the shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion provided had large lettering, no need to squint without my reading glasses in the shower to differentiate between the identical containers!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Gloria L
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We stayed at the Grand Del Mar to celebrate an anniversary & birthday. It is a beautiful property and we enjoyed every second. From the spacious rooms to the glorious fountains & gorgeous grounds... It was lovely all around! Our kids joined us for a few days, and they were treated like royalty! A full crib with bath products was delivered for our infant and our 4 year old loved the special kids meals at the pool. The staff went out of their way to provide us with an awesome experience. Can't wait to go back for a special occasion in the coming year! Thank you, Grand Del Mar!

Room Tip: Honestly, I think this is the only hotel where I could say that every single room is fantastic.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

All I have to say is this place is amazing, we clearly went from one Paradise to another. The Gran Del Mar is awesome. Beautiful grounds, Absolutely fabulous rooms, Pools for families and separate one for adults too. Golf course, tennis courts, different restaurants to choose from.

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

My husband and I capped off our week traveling the PCH with two nights and this stunning resort. Resembling a Tuscan villa, Grand Del Mar, is opulent: marbled lobby, manicured lawns, fragrant landscaping, Mediterranean-style courtyards, terraces and walkways with awe-inspiring views, and outdoor fireplaces, fountains and adirondaks for sitting to enjoy the view. There are two tennis courts, two family pools, a kids' activity center, an adults only pool, 24-hr fitness center, a spa and courtesy shuttles (bmw 7-series and Cadillac escalades) to La Jolla and the beach near Torry Pines. We were fortunate enough to dine at their signature restaurant, Addison.

The reason for 4 instead of 5 stars is housekeeping requested a specific time from us for turn-down service and NEVER showed the second night. I missed the chocolate covered Oreo they left on the pillow the previous night.

NOTE: the on-property equestrian center is closed. Horseriding is offered thru a third party.

Room Tip: It is difficult to imagine getting a bad room in this resort. Our room was facing a beautiful garden...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Wow! This is the best hotel we have stayed at to date. And mind you, we have stayed at plenty of high end hotel/resorts around the world. The Grand Del Mar is just something else. Beautiful grounds. Absolutely stunning rooms. Pools for families and separate one for adults. Golf course, tennis courts, different restaurants and bars around the hotel. Wait staff is friendly. You really feel like kings and queens staying here. True luxury hotel where you can get R&R.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank svpepers
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

We stayed at "the Grand Del Mar" at the end of June for 4 nights, for the beginning of our Californian trip .
It's one of of the best hotels we've ever stayed in. I was not sure when booking it about the location , but it's just 5/ 10 minutes drive to Del Mar beach , which is a really lovely area with shops and restaurants and not too far either from other tourist attractions .
From the time we arrived in, we loved the hotel , great reception , huge room, lovey restaurants but the best part of the hotel is the amazing staff.
I was slightly lost on our first day and the lady at the computer room gave me a little tour of the hotel, so nice.
We also enjoyed the completely guided hike around the canyon and the completely yoga class in the evening.
I recommend this hotel highly.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank sophielondon17
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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

I have nothing bad to say about the Grand Del Mar & honestly how could I? It's only about 7 years old but it feels as if it's been there forever (in a good way!) & the service & amenities are top notch. I've stayed at many 5 star resorts & the service here is far superior, they treat you like the kings & queens that you are & no detail is overlooked from the rooms to the housekeeping to the food to the concierge. All the restaurants were fabulous but the breakfast was out of this world & the lobster & corn tacos at the lobby bar were more than memorable. The extensive wine list & creative mixed drinks are also a fun & delish treat. Would definitely recommend it!

Stayed: July 2014
2  Thank Courtney M
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Additional Information about Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Address: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130 (Formerly Grand Del Mar)
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Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in San Diego
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#1 Family Hotel in San Diego
#2 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#11 Green Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: £310 - £732 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Grand Del Mar 5*
Number of rooms: 249
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Capturing the elegance and comfort of an old-world Mediterranean estate, San Diego's luxury Fairmont Grand Del Mar golf resort and spa welcomes guests to Southern California with signature charm and impeccable service. Magnificently situated on 400-acres in a pristine coastal canyon five miles from the Pacific Ocean, Fairmont Grand Del Mar shines as TripAdvisor's #1 Luxury Hotel in the United States. Vacation at this Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond luxury San Diego resort featuring the private Tom Fazio designed golf course, A Five-Star spa, four sparkling pools, tennis courts, yoga and fitness classes, Explorer's Club for kids, nightlife and exquisite dining - epitomized by Addison, Southern California's only Five-Star and Five Diamond restaurant. ... more   less 
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