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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in a Prado Suite, their smallest suite at 1,000 sq. ft. It's actually two regular hotel rooms with a large double-doorway providing flow between the bedroom and the sitting room areas. The double doors are very thick and heavy and can create a sound as well as a visual barrier between the rooms if closed. Because the Prado...

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled as a family of three to the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in late October 2016. Having read that it was now a Fairmont property was what brought us here as we are fans of all of their properties. We were picked up by the hotel vehicle from the San Diego airport, and the travel time was around 30...

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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 such detailed feedback. We particularly love hearing from Fairmont fans such as you. Just to clarify for the rest of the TripAdvisor community, our courtesy car does not service the San Diego Airport but does include the nearby coastal communities of Del Mar and La Jolla. Private airport transportation can be arranged...

London, England
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a garden suite near the adult pool - really amazing room with perfect bed. Pool amazing - salt water and warm. Good walks. Excellent if a little pricey dinner. Fantastic a la carte breakfast. Will return.

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North Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just want to share how wonderful Eugenia was to myself and my guest. We came to visit the hotel She showed us around your Beautiful Hotel and we would definitely stay there in the future. I loved the grounds the flowers and the golf course we also had a wonderful lunch there

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting from the pamper that your eyes will be submitted with their almost Tuscan landscape .... the colors, decoration, textures, smells are all well thought through out the resort. The staff very polite and attentive. Addison restaurant is superb hands down an amazing experience in flavors and in service. The little coffee shop is fantastic and great for nibbles. Amaya...

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D.C.
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lived up to its reputation in every way. They really made me feel like royalty. Grounds were meticulously maintained and staff was friendly, discreet, and super attentive. Looking forward to my next opportunity to return.

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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 comments. We are delighted to hear that you will be returning soon. We will be sure to roll out the "red carpet" again for you as well as all of our "royal" guests.

Belchertown, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the drive up through the beautiful grounds...to the valet service to the warm hand towels upon check-in we were in heaven. Then we were brought to our room and I just have to say....what an incredible king room. separate bathroom with soaking tub and shower...balcony with a view of the gardens. Our room is fit for a princess. I...

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

Thank you for your detailed review. We often hear from guests such as you that the "grand arrival" is one of their most memorable experiences. We are glad to learn that it made such an impression on you as well as our rooms, restaurants and service. We hope you will make the return trip from the East Coast soon so...

Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved three rooms and stayed the beginning of last May for four nights. I contacted the hotel directly in advance as we were visiting from overseas to celebrate a special occasion. Instead of receiving a response with a list of special occasion options, and answering our other inquiries, we received an e-mail saying they needed a credit card number...

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

Thank you for your review. We were disappointed to read that we did not live up to your expectations, particularly in regards to your experience with our Grand Beach Service. I have shared your comments with our team, and they have already taken action to improve our operations by scheduling both departure and return times in advance. Should you have...

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fairmont Grand Del Mar far exceeded all of my expectations, from the beautiful room with a balcony overlooking a quiet garden, to the pleasant, polite, accommodating staff, to the challenging golf course, and beautifully landscaped grounds. It is within easy driving distance to all of the activities we wanted to see and do in the area, as well as...

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

We are honored to be the most outstanding place you have ever stayed in. We were delighted to read that our team exceeded your expectations, going above and beyond to deliver memorable service. We hope to welcome you back soon to the #1 luxury hotel in the U.S., as rated by TripAdvisor community members such as you! Thank you again...

Woodbridge, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 week 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.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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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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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)
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $529 - $1,249 (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 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#1 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#1 Family Hotel in San Diego
#1 Business Hotel in San Diego
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#11 Green Hotel in San Diego
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