Had planned a romantic weekend with my husband but his trip to Europe was extended so I went without him and had a marvelous time anyway! The Grand Del Mar is like an Italian palazzo, transplanted to California - no expense spared, everything 100% perfect like it has been there for decades, vs just a few years. Every space is meticulously decorated in good taste, nothing flashy about it. Upon arrival had lunch by the family pool where the waiter recommended grilled fish tacos vs. fried - very tasty, perfectly prepared with a lovely view of golf course and canyons. The family pool is packed with kids in strollers so headed over to the quiet adults-only pool for some peace and quiet. Overheard in the jacuzzi "he's after her trust fund" which does describe the patrons here accurately, if not here for a splurge. Suite was spacious, beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean. From my other reviews you will see I'm very picky/hard to please. the turndown service housekeeper is a magician, who tidied up all of my clutter left in bathroom and closet area. Love having a shower and separate tub, a wonderful thing when hotels are cutting corners with shower-only rooms. Had second lunch at Club M adjacent to members' golf club - very good tortilla soup. En route to Club M, checked out the helicopter landing pad..wishful thinking that one day I can return and fly in!
- 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, 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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- Also Known As:
- The Grand Del Mar Hotel San Diego
- Grand Del Mar Hotel
- Grand Del Mar San Diego