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“Fun, relaxing” 5 of 5 stars
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Fairmont Grand Del Mar
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130 (Formerly Grand Del Mar)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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“Fun, relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Gorgeous grounds
Large bathroom
Decent sized room
Close (approx 15 to 20 min from legoland to La jolla) to major attractions
Great pools for kids - swam in November
Great pool for adults - lap pool
Delicious food, albeit expensive

Had a relaxing time with 5 year old and 9 month old. Accommodating with infants and little kids. Planning to come back next year.

Stayed November 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This trip was set up through work, but I can say that I have never been more happy to be at a resort. I never understood why people would spend so much money on a room, but this was well worth it. The grounds, restaurants, spa, activities, everything was great! My room was spectacular with views of the grounds. I enjoyed sitting on my patio reading while relaxing. An evening soak in the tub was great as well. I cannot wait to return here and eat at Addison where I had the best beef I've ever eaten (and I'm from the midwest where beef is king)! It is not right on the beach, so if you're looking for that beach experience, you will have to drive the 15 minutes.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Oliver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Great Resort with awesome facilities, I have hesitation is recommending this resort as truly 5 star resort. One of the best resort employees I have ever seen. We will keep coming back and keep recommending this resort to friends and family.

Room Tip: All the rooms are having amazing view of stunning golf course.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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dartford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

An impressive drive up to an impressive hotel, through what looked like an impressive golf course. First impressions were good and didnt disappoint. The service on arrival was excellent and continued throughout with champagne and even a cake delivered to the room for my birthday. Pool and hot tub areas were clean with under water music a new one to me. Dinner was superb and the bar areas also nice. We were only here a couple of nights but managed to relax totally after the mayhem of a Vegas trip before. Only small downsides were that we founf it quite a long way from anywhere we wnated to visit, so location couldve been better for us , but thats probably our fault, and we lost an item of clothing from our room, not that i thought it was deliberate as i think it probably got caught up in the linen but still a little annoying.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

I did not have the pleasure of staying at this fine hotel. I work for a company that provides hotel childcare. I've seen and interacted with the staff of all of the top hotels in the San Diego area. I received the best service from the staff at the grand Del Mar. They didn't have to cater to me I pay no one's bills. But they did, every single staff member that I came in contact with. The location is lively as are the rooms. But the real reason to stay here is the service.

Stayed November 2013
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Amazing amenities, room was spacious and luxurious, view was breathtaking. Very, very quiet at night - was looking foward to the live music but by 9/9:30 it was finished. Hotel arranged for a car to pick us up and take us into town for some live music. Very relaxing stay!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I just recently returned from 4 days at the Grand Del Mar and am trying to pinch myself awake from the dream. What an amazing resort, spectacular staff and a gorgeous and relaxing setting. The trip was work related, but still the experience was top notch. Every staff member was overly accommodating and there whenever you needed something. Food was fantastic at all outlets. I highly suggest the breakfast burrito at Club M and their fish tacos for lunch. The golf course facilities are amazing and the staff super welcoming. The only thing I didn't get to use was the spa but heard from other guests that it was top notch also.

After working years in the travel and resort industry I can honestly say that The Grand Del Mar is the BEST resort I have ever visited on every level.

Room Tip: All rooms are fabulous, the Grand Room is where we stayed and it was roomy for two people, nice pati...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Address: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130 (Formerly Grand Del Mar)
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in San Diego
#1 Business Hotel in San Diego
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#1 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#11 Green Hotel in San Diego
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Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Grand Del Mar 5*
Number of rooms: 249
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, Fairmont 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 Fairmont 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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Grand Del Mar Hotel
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