We found this hotel on TripAdvisor and what a gem! This beautiful and huge hotel is barely six years old and is so well maintained and so elegant, that we wished we could live there!
So much to tell: the stunning landscaped grounds and the elegant furnishings and design with marble floors, antique furniture, chandeliers and detail everywhere.
And the service.... Everyone was so attentive and professional. As an example, I had forgotten to bring my toothbrush and toothpaste, so I called to see if there was a store in the hotel. Five minutes later, they delivered a complimentary dental kit to our room!
My husband and I used the spa for manicures and pedicures which were worth the price. There is a big fitness center, as well as two big heated saltwater pools.
We ate at one of the restaurants that overlooks the massive grounds and golf course. There is so much to do, but we were only there for three nights. The hotel has a car and driver to take us just about anywhere and we went to La Jolla to see the seals and walk around the shops and restaurants.
You just cannot believe how large this hotel is! And our room was so beautiful with a marble bathroom and nice balcony. There is turn down service where they leave chocolate covered cookies on the pillow and replace bottles of water everyday.
We can't wait to come back to this terrific hotel. Yes, it can be expensive, but it is so worth it!
- 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