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5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130-4901
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#7 of 293 hotels in San Diego
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Capturing the elegance and charm of an old-world Mediterranean estate, San Diego's luxury Fairmont Grand Del Mar golf resort and spa welcomes guests to Southern California with breathtaking architecture, acclaimed dining and impeccable service. Magnificently situated on 400-acres in a pristine coastal canyon five miles from the Pacific Ocean, Fairmont Grand Del Mar shines as the #1 Luxury Hotel in California as voted by TripAdvisor travelers. Vacation or celebrate at this Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond luxury San Diego resort featuring the private Tom Fazio-designed golf course, a Five-Star spa, four sparkling pools, tennis courts, yoga and fitness classes, Explorer's Club for kids, nightlife and exquisite dining — epitomized by Addison, San Diego’s only MICHELIN-starred restaurant.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Hot tub
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
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Couples massage
Facial treatments
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Dining area
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Private balcony
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Separate dining area
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Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Walk-in shower
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cyclopseye wrote a review Nov 2020
Orange, California61 contributions52 helpful votes
Booked room thru AMEX FHR program - received room upgrade, early check-in, breakfast credit, amenity credit. COVID protocols in place with at least 24 hour period room vacancy, plenty of sanitizer and thermal scanner at entrance. Valets had some trouble with charging my car, but management made up for it by waving the valet fee and arranging car service for dinner. On property, lounged at the adults only and main pool, had a couples massage (Spa closed but walked thru it to the outdoor walled off area), used the complimentary BMW bicycles, played tennis (make reservations!), and hiked Carmel mountain. Had fantastic dinner at Addison - even though it was outdoors, we still felt like we were indoors as the tables were on their back portico. Had breakfast 2 days at Amaya and one day in room. Room was well appointed with luxe robes and slippers, coffee maker (thanks for all those water bottles), fridge, charging stations.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Dean F wrote a review Jan 2020
Bellevue, Washington127 contributions16 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Stunningly beautiful property! Rooms are exquisite and larger than normal. Abundantly furnished! Bathrooms are luxurious with large shower and bath, dual sinks and lovely bath products! Restaurants are abundant on property with delicious fare! Staff are exceptional and strive to exceed your expectations at every turn. Property is only twelve years old but was built with exquisite craftsmanship and is abundant with design and detailed artisan work! Concierges, Simona, Jessica, and Adhara are adept in suggesting special places to dine and explore! A very special place to experience and explore!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Maria and Josh wrote a review Nov 2020
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico71 contributions2 helpful votes
Always a good time at this stunning golf course in the San Diego area where attention to detail is everywhere - from the Pro Shop and restaurant to the well-appointed golf carts and attentive employees.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
BRenn wrote a review Nov 2020
Los Angeles, California2 contributions
Came here for wedding anniversary, and loved the property! The grounds were very well kept, the golf course is beautiful, the trails were nice (not strenuous even though the signs say so), very pet friendly, the pools were warm and still open during covid-19 (Canon and Alex were extremely helpful), the service in general was perfect. Addison was the highlight of our stay, the meal was beautiful and delicious and happy they offered a white truffle dish. One disappointing part of our trip however was the Spa. I booked 2 massages for myself and my husband, and his was decent whereas mine was very much underwhelming to the point that I wondered if my masseuse was even licensed. I told her that my pain points were my neck and shoulders and if she could focus on that area more, and she didn't. She used no pressure and oddly focused more on my arms and feet, using just stoking strides which was weird. She also didn't tell me about the mask option because I couldn't breath with my mask on and she gave no direction with that - i ended up loosening it up a bit on my own so that I could breath. My husband later told me that his masseuse gave him direction and told him that if it was harder to breath, he can remove his mask because there was some sort of cup thing under the headrest which was fine. The massage rooms were outdoor cabanas due to covid-19 which initially sounded romantic, but in reality it was not relaxing due to a dog that was chewing on a squeaky toy half the time in a nearby hotel room (not the hotel's fault though and we love dogs, but just not ideal during a massage) and people talking loudly nearby. Since my husband got a decent massage, I chalk it up to just getting someone that wasn't good and/or didn't care to provide a good experience. Overall, it was a nice experience even during the covid-19 times. Everything was clean, sanitizer around every corner and I felt pretty safe on the property. We would definitely come back again! I would just be weary of the spa and ask for someone with more experience. They also just started putting up the Christmas decorations, and the place looks even more magical for the holidays!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Our 3rd floor room was absolutely perfect!
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Response from Rachel Wiley, Other at Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. We appreciate your honest feedback and would like to extend our sincerest apologies regarding your spa experience. I can assure you that these issues are not reflective of our standards and high service levels. We have sent you a private message to further discuss your recent visit, will you kindly reply at your earliest convenience?
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Kayb2345 wrote a review Nov 2020
San Diego, California14 contributions1 helpful vote
Took the family on a COVID staycation. Got the Palazzo suite and the pictures don’t do it justice, it is HUGE! The bedroom is a generous size and feels very separate from the parlor area which has a separate kitchenette area (about the size of an apartment) and dining table. The patio isn’t enclosed but still felt private. Everything has this older elegance theme - from the books on the bookshelf, the ornate grates covering the vents, the fixtures and the decor. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous! Multiple pools and areas to explore. The outdoor gym overlooks the tennis courts. There are three walking trails. We did the 3 mile hike (about 1.5 ending near Carmel Mountain Road and back) which was mostly shaded, and had a trail for resort guests only. It was labeled as “strenuous” but there are only a few steep inclines and was very doable. A shuttle promptly picked us up for dinner at the Addison which all i’ll say is having had other tasting menus and Michelin starred meals - they definitely deserved 2 if not 3 stars. The servers made us feel comfortable and we had a fun time in addition to having an amazing meal!!! everyone is great and friendly and we had amazing stay except... We found a bloodstain on our sheets which just was unexpected for a room 1500+ per night. Didn’t want to make a huge fuss... but when I asked for a new set of sheets, I only got 2 flat sheets. It was already so late and given the overall apathetic response I received... we just toughed out the night. I know in general it’s not the worst thing in the world... but it left us disappointed.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Rachel Wiley, Other at Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We are happy to you decided to staycation with us and are happy to hear that the resort and Addison exceeded your expectations. We appreciate your honest feedback and would like to extend our sincerest apologies regarding the stained sheets. I can assure you that these issues are not reflective of our standards and high service levels. We have sent you a private message to further discuss your recent visit, will you kindly reply at your earliest convenience?
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Which popular attractions are close to Fairmont Grand Del Mar?
Nearby attractions include Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve (3.6 miles), Torrey Pines State Beach (4.0 miles), and Del Mar City Beach (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairmont Grand Del Mar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Fairmont Grand Del Mar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fairmont Grand Del Mar?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairmont Grand Del Mar?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairmont Grand Del Mar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Market Restaurant & Bar, Truluck's Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab, and A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fairmont Grand Del Mar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Fairmont Grand Del Mar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fairmont Grand Del Mar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fairmont Grand Del Mar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Fairmont Grand Del Mar?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Fairmont Grand Del Mar offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.