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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011 via mobile

From the minute you walk in the door and receive towels for your face and hands this place is an amazing hotel. It is not cheap however it is worth every penny of your stay. If I were to pick three places on this earth I might want to spend my final days, this would be in the top three.... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Grand Del Mar is seculed and yet close to everything .We spent the morning playing golf and challenging the ponies in the afternoon . The staff is the most qualified and sensitive to your needs that I have experienced in sometime .The Golf course is in top -notch shape and will press your handicap in a heart beat

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Fallbrook, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Stayed here for a business conference and would love to return to vacation. Service is attentive, rooms are large and comfortable. Feels like a luxurious historic hacienda. Very close to San Diego activities but feels secluded.The spa was very nice. Husband enjoyed the golf course. Only negative is that it is in the flight path to the navel air station... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

This place is amazing, I came here for work and never wanted to leave. I was stuck in SD due to Hurricane Irene, and the staff went above and beyond to help make my stay as comfortable as possible. The food is fantastic, the service is amazing and the spa was very relaxing. My only negative experience was the snotty... More

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Los Angeles, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

The Grand is indeed that. Someone has put mega money into this place. The hotel is truly elegant, and the staff made us feel extremely important. Everyone is friendly and extremely helpful. The facility is clean to a fault, and the restaurants are first rate. Pros: Elegant resort-type hotel with all the trimmings-golf, spa, fitness center, great restaurants, helpful staff... More

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Orange County, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

If you want to stay at one of the best hotels in the San Diego area, look no further. It doesn't get better than The Grand Del Mar. Everything from the grounds, to the rooms, service, amenities, spa, etc. is incredible. We stayed in a standard room, which was actually very very nice. We originally thought we would upgrade to... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

In a word -- this place is gorgeous. The rooms are luxurious. The spa is splendid and the peace and quiet was soothing. We'd been to San Diego before, so literally didn't leave the grounds an entire weekend. We watched the florist prepare for the wedding from our balcony and thought the banquet facilities were superb. Perfect!

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Las Vegas, NV
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

This was our third trip to the Grand Del Mar in as many years. We stayed at the resort for one week. Because we book through American Express, we had a $65 breakfast credit each day, which we used to order room service. The food was very good. All of the service people are top-notch. Every single one was very... More

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Westfield, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

My wife and I went on a "babymoon" to The Grand Del Mar. We had read all of the great reviews on tripadvisor and agree with most of them. This was one of the nicest properties I've ever stayed at with a very accommodating staff. The front desk attendant was very courteous when we arrived and held our bags while... More

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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21 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

The RELAXATION POOL AND JACUZZI was not that!!!!!!!!!!!!(had descending steps though)......we were in the jacuzzi no one was there but us talking and a pool attendant told us we were TOO LOUD........he said(people were sleeping).....was this the WHISPERING MUTE POOL?.....very annoying,too snooty never went there again........the other pool's and jacuzzi's had a major problem too...NO DESCENDING STEPS.........(MAJOR PROBLEM) .......very difficult... More

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TheGrandDelMar, President at The Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our complimentary beach service and apologize that the pools did not meet your expectations. Your valuable feedback has been shared with our team. We will have a room with a balcony waiting for your return! 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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