I have been truly amazed with the Grand Del Mar from the very start on the drive in. It is inland and hidden so it will be a place that will allow you to truly relax. They have two pools one for children and one for adults. The adult pool is a tranquility pool that does not allow cell phone usage so you will truly have an opportunity to be one with your thoughts. The service at the pool was excellent and the lava flow was perfect. If you want to wander around the property you can do so on the trails. One of the trails was not available on my visit but that was okay since the hotel property was large enough to take my walk. When you go to lunch make sure that you order the shrimp as your appetizer as the red sauce had a truly amazing taste that required me to dip the bread when no one was looking. :-) I would also make sure you order the cheesecake and a cappuccino to finish off the lunch.
Now as far as the spa is concerned you need to get a facial (yes you too guys) and ask for Jen. OMG, I told Jen that I did not know whether or not I was asleep or awake. Amazing! The sauna, steam room and jacuzzi were perfect and if you want to just hang out in that area you can.
I did not play golf while I was here, but loved looking at the course from the room and know that the balls would have gone straight since these holes near the hotel were soo wide. Have fun and enjoy yourselves.
- 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, triple Five-Star 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 the United States. 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