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Fairmont Grand Del Mar

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The check-in was good and the bell person that brought our luggage to the room was helpful thus this review got an extra star. We're still here and the pool service has been 1 star quality. There are plenty of pool staff around and we had to set up our own chairs and towels. A pool person did take our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is an absolute gem. I felt that from the moment we stepped in, every single employee went out of their way to make our experience special. Our 3 year old got to pick his toy from the treasure chest during check- in and there was a plate of freshly baked cookies with his name waiting in our room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Generally a fabulous hotel with wonderful opulent surroundings, felt like a paradise on earth. The service staff were always quick to respond and nothing was too much trouble. Rooms were beautifully clean and very well appointed . Restaurants could stand some improvements.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I very rarely give a 5-star review. Absolutely loved our visit to the Grand Del Mar. Can't wait to visit again some day and just hope that Fairmont is smart enough to maintain the same level of quality long term. Pros: - Service... Can't say enough. Second to none including 5-star resorts in Asia that I thought would never be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We first stayed at this hotel in the summer of 2013 and felt it was one of the best hotels we had ever stayed. When we decided to do a vacation on the California coast we booked the Grand again. The property looks the same, but it has lost something. In July 2013 the hotel was buzzing and alive. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We traveled to San Diego from Chicago for a family vacation for a 5 day stay at the Fairmont Del Mar. When we arrived the front desk and concierge already knew who we were and welcomed our two kids with cookies and a toy from the treasure chest. The staff, restaurants, pool side service, were all PHENOMENAL!!! This place has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another perfect stay. Came here last year before Fairmont took over. Happy to say that the service is still 5 star. From the minute we checked in till the time to leave we were treated like royalty. Thanks again for making our 2 night stay special

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel has lots of great reviews, however, we had an unpleasant experience with the Fairmont. We were offered a free stay to come back for the rest of our vacation, but it wasn't worth it for us to cancel our new hotel reservation. It wasn't worth it based on how we were treated and the quality of room. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Del Mar for a business trip turned vacation due to a big snow storm back east. In one sentence- the NICEST place that I have EVER stayed. I literally wanted to move in. The little touches are add up to create an unforgettable experience. Not only does the resort have your typical pools, spas, tours, tennis... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed some down time at this lux resort. This hotel offers clean, upscale rooms. Ours was on the 3rd floor and had a balcony overlooking a "gazing pool." There is plenty to entertain you during your stay-- from the live musicians that perform in the lobby, s'more roasts at the firepit, swimming pools and Resort golf course. There are also... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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: TripAdvisor's #1 Luxury Hotel in California. Little wonder, given the sun-drenched climate, stunning natural beauty, championship golf course, one of only 25 Five-Star spas in the United States, 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 

Additional Information about Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Address: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130-4901 (Formerly Grand Del Mar)
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $423 - $895 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Grand Del Mar 5*
Number of rooms: 249
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Also Known As:
The Grand Del Mar Hotel San Diego
Grand Del Mar Hotel
Grand Del Mar San Diego
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#1 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#1 Business Hotel in San Diego
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#1 Family Hotel in San Diego
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#11 Green Hotel in San Diego
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