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The Grand Del Mar

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130
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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Traveled for a long weekend (4 nights) with my husband and 5 year old son. Stayed in the Prado Suite. The Prado suite has lots of space and two full bathrooms so it is great for a family with kids or multiple adults staying in one room. The service at The Grand Del Mar really is what makes this property... More

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Santiago, Chile
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12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Together with my wife, we spent a week in this great hotel last July. With a very nice architecture resembling colonial southern California and Mexican Hacienda style, it is decorated with a very elegant style, ample spaces and comfort. It has three separate pools. One for young adults with children that has beverages and food service in a smal bar... More

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Manhasset, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our son & daughter in law and kids took their family to the Grand Del Mar last August.They raved about the resort. So we decided to take them all to the Grand Del Mel on August 23 2014. They were correct, The staff at this resort does not understand the meaning of the word no. They are very accommodating and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Grand Del Mar in the hills above Del Mar is a luxurious getaway. The grounds are beautiful, great for strolls . . the rooms are well appointed . . the food in the restaurants is amazing, adaptable to your particular diet, and the live music in the evenings is very relaxing. The resort offers a top notch spa and... More

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Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the 5th time we stayed at the Grand Del Mar, so we were not surprised at the level of perfection we experienced. This time, however, we were there for a family reunion with 19 of our nearest and dearest, ranging from age 6-71. It was a very expensive splurge for us, but we are so glad that this... More

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Washington DC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this property as we wanted a luxury hotel that also offered golf. What a pleasant surprise to find a beautiful property, superb service and fantastic dining. We stayed in a suite with two luxurious bathrooms and a lovely sitting area with a balcony overlooking the pool. We had the pleasure of eating at Addison...right up there with... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a work project that needed some solitude, and this looked like the perfect place. We holed up in room 325, a beautiful room overlooking the adult pool for eleven days. the location was perfect for the work and the hotel lives up to its reputation. If you look at previous reviews, we have been very... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was a perfect 4 day getaway for my hubby and I. It's a great location to see San Diego and also explore other beach towns in the area. The hotel itself is amazing. Great staff, great rooms and incredible spa and swimming pool. It was very relaxing and you feel pampered the entire time. Loved it.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff goes out of their way to make sure your stay is 1st class. The property was beautiful and elegant. No details were left out when they built The Grand Del Mar. Having never been there before my only disappointment was that they were not on the ocean but a few miles away. However they had what appeared to... More

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Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here 5 nights - my husband, my 4 yr and 2 yr old in a two bedroom suite. We were in SD to take the kiddos to Legoland, Zoo and celebrate my daughter's 2nd birthday. My husband and I like to splurge and be "relaxed" since we knew the days walking, swimming, chasing was going to be exhausting.... More

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TheGrandDelMar, Director of Food and Beverage at The Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

It was a pleasure speaking with you, and your feedback is appreciated. All areas of concern have been addressed with our colleagues to ensure a truly Five-Star experience. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you and your family back for more fun (and relaxing) celebrations! Sincerely, Heinrich von Puschendorf, Director of Food and Beverage The Grand Del Mar More

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Address: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Grand Del Mar 5*
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Serenely nestled amidst San Diego's Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve and a mere five miles from the Pacific coastline, The Grand Del Mar seamlessly combines the old-world charm of a Mediterranean estate with the modern luxury of an elegant resort. The result: California's premier triple Five-Star destination and TripAdvisor's #1 Hotel in the United States. Little wonder, given the sun-drenched climate, stunning natural beauty, championship golf course, one of only 41 Five-Star spas in the world, 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 The 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 
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