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Woodbridge, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

first time here. we loved it. The grounds and hotel itself are all gorgeous and well maintained. it is an elegant resort with beautiful, large, well appointed rooms. Check in was the only weak spot here, as the staff was not very friendly. The valet was awesome, as was housekeeping.

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FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, especially for calling out our valet and housekeeping teams. I will be sure to share your feedback of the check-in experience with our team so that we can improve our operations. We hope to welcome you back soon.

riverton,utah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing setting... Everything that you would expect from a Fairmont and worth every penny! Really you have to experience this place.. Impeccable everything.. The grounds, the room, The service!!

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FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your five-star rating. We were particularly pleased to read that you felt we provided excellent value. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Toronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit since the change of management and our third visit in total. Our prior two experiences were outstanding so we were interested to see what had changed. In short. Nothing. The guest experience is still second to none. We did our usual meals at Amaya. Golf at The Grand. Threw in some horseback riding and dinners...

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FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We especially love hearing from repeat guests such as you. As you pointed out, we continue to provide horseback trail rides and lessons through a third-party vendor, which neighbors our property, and our courtesy car services the nearby coastal communities of La Jolla and Del Mar. We hope to welcome you back for many more...

Dublin, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know why I took so long to review this hotel! We stayed here 2 times for winter breaks, and never got disappointed. This is a beautiful luxurious hotel, I travel a lot and this is one of my favorites in the world. From the location, the architecture, the staff and service, the restaurants, the rooms, the pools, to...

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FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed comments, which were worth the wait! We always love to hear from our repeat guests and are delighted to be one of your favorite hotels in the world. We look forward to your next visit and hope you will try our canyon trails and Forbes Five Star spa.

Salina, Kansas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place, employees, everything is as good as it gets. Definitely a luxury resort, in every sense. Great area to go for a hike or just relax on site and head for a nice meal or enjoy the pools/hot tubs.

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FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind praises. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fairmont lives up to the brand in this exceptional hotel in Del Mar, a short distance from San Diego. A huge resort setting with Fairmont style. Really enjoyed the staff, the room, the amenities, no issues at all except we should have stayed longer.

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FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments. We hope to welcome you back soon--and for a longer stay next time!

La Quinta, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An incredible hotel that is tucked away from noise and surrounded by gorgeous gardens. Having to drive thru a guard gate was a plus for a sense of security and serenity. We booked 2 nights and were surprised at how well appointed our room was. We loved having breakfast in the restaurant on the 1st floor. Sitting outside feels like...

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FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and rating. We often hear from guests such as you that they choose us for our privileged location and the Grand Arrival experience. We are delighted to hear that you will return; we hope soon!

Edinburgh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our stay at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar and will be back. It is luxurious, relaxing and special. The decor is traditional, but faultless. The hotel isn't by the sea, about 10mins from Del Mar. The rooms are very well appointed and maintained. We spent a lot of time at the adult only spa pool, just what we...

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FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for the thorough, detailed comments. I'll be sure to share your feedback with the rest of the team, but we are delighted to hear that you would rate us six out of five and could not think of a better testimony than that! We hope to welcome you back soon.

Del Mar, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a local, I love bringing my friend there for afternoon tea or a glass of champagne in the evening, or join their salsa night. Love the live music in the lobby. Amazing view on the patio. Quiet and peaceful. Beautiful place to be.

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FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We particularly love hearing from local neighbors like you! We hope to welcome you back soon, perhaps for dinner at Addison next time!

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well appointed rooms with an old-world flair, rich fabrics and color. The staff throughout the grounds are very helpful and friendly. The wait and bar staff know the menu and are great in helping you find selections. Nice hiking trails and an excellent golf course on property.

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FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely comments highlighting our decor, team members, hiking trails and golf course. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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 (Formerly Grand Del Mar)
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $382 - $890 (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 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#1 Business Hotel in San Diego
#1 Family Hotel in San Diego
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#1 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#11 Green Hotel in San Diego
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