It has been two years since I stayed at this resort and it has managed to maintain its excellence in just about every way. Rooms - better quality than you will see in most Four Seasons and Ritz Carltons....and spotless with all the right touches from housekeeping (can you believe the housekeeper actually put a ribbon around my laptop's cable to the electrical outlet, to make sure it was neat and tidy?!). This time I had a couple of spa treatments - excellent. And, I have stayed here three times in the last four years (a total of about 14 nights) and have yet to have a bad food item of any kind.
Finally, a word on their staff. As I have noted to several hotel people over the years, that you can have a great physical plant, but if the staff is not good, the hotel is a waste of time. Somehow, the Grand del Mar has staff recruitment and training down to a science. Everyone - and I do mean everyone - I met was friendly, professional and more than helpful.
This hotel is not cheap, but I can assure you that you will more than get your money's worth! Keep up the great work, Grand del Mar!
- 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 Luxury Hotel in California. 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