The physical layout is spectacular, spacious and beautifully decorated. Rooms and bathrooms are huge with nice amenities including bath salts for the big soaking tub. Rose petals sprinkled around during turn down service..not sure I needed that. And for the coffee addicts, in room coffee makers while the lobby serves fresh brewed starting at 5:30 am.
Addisons is a 5 star restaurant equal to the best properties in New York.... but bring your wallet. Service was prompt and efficient without being haughty.
The golf, spa and health club facilities are at the same level of excellence.
My only complaint is the internet service. While wifi is free to guests, it is painfully slow and reminds me of Guatemala City. A hotel of this calibre should be capable of doing better.
While the price is not inconsequential, it provides good value.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Grand Del Mar Hotel San Diego
- Grand Del Mar Hotel
- Grand Del Mar San Diego