This is a great hotel with first class service. I don't see how anyone can write the service was poor at this hotel. Everyone seemed very friendly and really went out of their way to help us. We were originally scheduled for a one day stay. After staying one day (Sunday), we left the hotel for a two day stay at the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point (ocean view room). While the view of the beach was great, the older rooms at the Ritz Carlton don't compare to the rooms of the Grand Del Mar. The Grand Del Mar rooms are first class. They have free internet service, beautiful furniture, great televisions, super nice bathrooms, and in room mini bars. We ended up leaving one day early from the Ritz Carlton and returned to the Grand Del Mar. At the Grand Del Mar, we had a fairway view room both days that was great (standard king room). Our $435.00 package (room was a little more because of fairway view) included a $65 breakfast credit and free valet parking. The second day we got the same room for $325.00 with no breakfast credit. You should be aware that San Diego has a 12.5 percent hotel/resort tax that gets added to your bill. I didn't play golf this trip, but I will next time. I never saw a lot of players on the course. I believe it would be a great course to play because it looks like a top notch course and I doubt there would be much of a wait between holes. The fitness center was really nice with a lot of high end equipment. The pools and grounds are beautiful. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to stay at a 5 star resort.
- 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