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Fairmont Grand Del Mar

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New York
Reviewed December 6, 2014

I am here on business, so I am only here in the evenings. The staff is simply beyond accommodating, attentive, and gracious. The housekeeping is superb. Best turn-down service I have EVER seen in my travels and that includes many 4 and 5 star hotels. All of my charging cords and head phones are all nicely coiled with a pretty...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed December 5, 2014

Huge and comfy rather than boutique and refined, this hotel seems to cater to families and golfers. Everything is large and overstuffed. There is a movie-set european/arabic aesthetic with some nice gardens. There is a strong feeling of being in a (republican) country club mixed with an airport mall. I was surprised that the hotel gets such good reviews and...

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TheGrandDelMar, Executive Director of Rooms at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We value guest feedback and share it with our team to maintain the highest level of excellence. If you would like to discuss your experience further, I kindly invite you to respond to my direct message. Sincerely, Nenad Praporski, Executive Director of Rooms The Grand Del Mar

Charles City, VA
Reviewed December 3, 2014

We will return next year. The grounds and hotel are breath-taking! Their staff is friendly; work together as a team and are very attentive! Their chef creates ridiculously delicious food which is served in a beautiful environment. The spa experience is very relaxing. They have it beautifully decorated for Christmas which we enjoyed. I highly recommend The Grand Del Mar!

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed December 3, 2014

Everyone is right about this place. Five star service all the way. I've stayed at five star hotels quite a bit but this by far was my favorite. The staff go above and beyond to make you feel special. The décor is very luxurious and it’s not too crowded so you feel like you are in your own little world!...

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San Diego
Reviewed December 3, 2014

This Del Mar property actually located in Carmel Valley is perhaps the classist hotel in the US. Has a cathedral that hold close to 1000. Great golf course and a walk through the hotels art and sculptures is well worth using the restaurants when you visit.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband and I stayed at The Grand in November. He was in San Diego on business. This property is lovely. The Hotel is not huge (which I consider a plus) and is very well done. The staff was friendly and attentive to all of our needs. The rooms are on the large side and quite luxurious! The grounds are...

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Florida
Reviewed December 3, 2014

Nice hotel in a great location. This is luxurious, gorgeous retreat. You'll impressed with the aroma of fresh eucalyptus leaves at the lobby. Staffs was always nice, helpful and thoughtful. Comfortable beds. Room was huge and quiet. The service is among the best in any hotel in which I have stayed. I always feel comfortable here. I am looking forward...

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Tucson
Reviewed December 2, 2014

Having lived in north county San Diego for almost 16 years, we felt a lack of qualified luxury get-away options for our family visits as well as our own stay-cations. The Grand Del Mar fills this need on every level. We have stayed there multiple times and are always finding new qualities that delight us. It is pure luxury that...

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Ventura, California
Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for two nights last month and omg was this the most beautiful hotel. This is opulent, gorgeous, the staff was wonderful and the amenities are endless. The room is fit for a king. You have to experience it to believe it. The grounds are gorgeous and when you first walk into the lobby the...

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los angeles, ca
Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is exactly the place to go if you are looking for a quiet, luxurious retreat. No crazy kids doing canon balls, no drunken teenagers behaving obnoxiously. Most of the time, we felt like we were royalties. If you have young children or animals, I recommend staying on the ground floor with direct patio access to outside courtyard. The restaurant...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 92130-4901 (Formerly Grand Del Mar)
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $382 - $897 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#1 Family Hotel in San Diego
#1 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#1 Business Hotel in San Diego
#11 Green Hotel in San Diego
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“Canyon-facing rooms offer better views”
 of 5 bubbles allegro101, 2 days ago | Read review
“This is a quiet hotel. I doubt there are bad rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles BT20812, 2 days ago | Read review
“Get higher floor (3rd floor) room”
 of 5 bubbles aussieyogi, 6 days ago | Read review
“We had a lovely quiet room as we requested, Im sure they will try their best for you if you contact them prior to your arrival”
 of 5 bubbles happytravelsfromuk, 1 week ago | Read review
“All rooms are phenomenal”
 of 5 bubbles Greekgoneloca, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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