We recently stayed at the Grand Del Mar hotel for six days while visiting family in San Diego. This has to be one of the top hotels, not only in terms of decor but also for service. From the moment we checked in the staff were amazing. Our room was large enough to fit two queen size beds comfortably and still have enough room to walk around and have a desk and dressing table in it. There is plenty of space to hang and drawers to pack clothing in. The bathroom is large with a full bath, separate shower and twin basins. The amenities were plentiful and of a good quality.
On two occasions we had breakfast in our room which was brought exactly on time and of a high quality. We also had dinner and breakfast in Amaya Restaurant which were both of a very high standard. The gym is very well equipped and there is a choice of three running tracks of varying distances. Then there are the extras like the complementary shoe shining daily, the refreshments in the lobby and the valet parking which help make your stay easier and more enjoyable.
I haven't mentioned two things, one being their award winning restaurant Addison's as we didn't get a chance to dine there or the golf course as we didn't play.
They have a courtesy car which will take you anywhere in a 14 mile radius but you do have to prebook this and unfortunately downtown San Diego is outside the 14 mile range!
All in all a fantastic experience and one we would definitely repeat.
- 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