5.0
Excellent 2037 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Amazing hiking trails—the resort’s “backyard” is Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve
  • Four heated pools, complete with cabanas and underwater speakers
  • Afternoon tea in the lobby lounge on weekends
  • Guest DJ’s spin every weekend at the on-property “Club M”
  • The gym’s yoga and pilates classes are free for resort guests

What To Know

  • The Tom Fazio-designed golf club is for guests and members only—but requires a fee of $230 and up to play
  • The onsite equestrian center is temporarily closed
  • The beach is five miles away, but the hotel offers free transportation
  • The resort is extremely family friendly, but the spa and the Relaxation Pool are strictly 18+

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Built in the tradition of the great 1920s Spanish Revival resorts, this manmade paradise is still in touch with Southern California's unspoiled nature

The Lowdown

It’s less than 10 years old but this lavish, Spanish Revival resort (built in the style of 1920s architect Addison Mizner) has already become a San Diego institution. Locals flock to its five restaurants (dinner-only Addison is helmed by Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef William Bradley) as well as the Haim salon in its esteemed spa. Sporting types play golf at the on-site club while others lounge alongside one of the four pools, hit the hiking trails, or avail themselves of the resort’s beach shuttle service. But guests don’t even have to get dressed to commune with nature—each of the 249 rooms has a view of either the golf course or the canyon.

In the Area

Further afield, families hit Sea World, Legoland or the San Diego Zoo, which are all about 20 miles away. For more adult diversions, there’s the San Diego Opera, San Diego Polo Club, or the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Unless, of course, you’re more into bargain-hunting than culture-seeking; if so, you’re in luck. The resort is located within range of four malls, the, boutique-lined Cedros Avenue, and the Carlsbad Premium Outlets.

How to Get There

Fairmont Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Court
San Diego, CA 92130 United States

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 2037 Reviews
Great Stay!
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful stay at the Grand Del Mar. The property is well-taken care of; the rooms are nicely done; the hotel is very clean and the staff was super polite and helpful. Would recommend this property to anyone!

Fantastic!
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an impeccably beautiful property! Unbelievable attention to detail and architecture! Truly a luxury resort. It doesn’t stop there. The staff was the kindest most professional staff I have ever encountered. Their manners and willingness to help were second to none. My room was beautiful and comfortable. A wonderful stay!

Great place to stay
Reviewed 7 days ago

It was a great place to stay in San Diego. We had our meeting here and we are given special reservation rate. The amenities of the hotel are excellent. The check in and check out process is efficient. The rooms were well decorated and specious. The house keeping and room service were excellent. You will enjoy playing gold and spoil yourself in the spa. I wish they can mange to have my early check in and late check out. Otherwise , I enjoyed my stay .

Wonderful local getaway!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent stay at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Great local stay-cation. The staff is super friendly and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. We recommend this hotel to couples, friends or for business.

Beautiful Elegant and Peaceful Resort - 5 Star
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Grand Del Mar a few times and it has been one of the most peaceful, elegant and enjoyable locations we have experienced. We have traveled the world and it is wonderful to have found this gem in San Diego that compares to European elegance. The grounds are breathtaking, the service is impeccable and the rooms are elegant. A very peaceful place.