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Fairmont Grand Del Mar

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bad Thanksgiving experience ,not handled well by general manager. Thanksgiving was disapointment,but rest of stay was great. Beautiful grounds, outstanding service, wonderful rooms and bath. Very helpful with any reservatiopns that we desired. High quality!

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Boston,MA
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

This hotel is an absolute gem. I felt that from the moment we stepped in, every single employee went out of their way to make our experience special. Our 3 year old got to pick his toy from the treasure chest during check- in and there was a plate of freshly baked cookies with his name waiting in our room...

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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 a detailed and glowing review!. We are particularly appreciative that you shared your child's experience with our check-in treasure chest as we expect to welcome many more families this summer. I am pleased to inform you that our in-room dining menus will be fully transformed over the next several weeks, so...

Seattle
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I recently stayed at the Southampton Fairmont in Bermuda. That was a wonderful hotel, as all Fairmont's seem to be... BUT the Grand Del Mar is an even higher level!! It was simply the most impressive hotel we have ever had the pleasure to stay at! From the moment we drove up, every person at the hotel...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great service: concierge, room, bar - everywhere. Quiet and isolated - most rooms face the canyon preserve. Good food in Amaya restaurant and in the clubhouse grill. Great selection of drinks in the bar. The pools, the spa and the gym are nice and clean. It is kids-friendly: the resort has a sandy playground and a lot of places to...

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Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've stayed in some very nice hotels, but this is probably the best of the best. While it was constructed to look like an old hotel (or hacienda) with a Spanish-American southwest style, I was surprised that it is less than 10 years old. Everything about this hotel exudes elegance. While not inexpensive, even the basic room is a major...

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kuwait
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed in this amazing resort for 3 nights. I didn't want to checkout and wished if can continue. The hotel although a resort type , is very luxurious. The land is breathtaking and very beautiful. The staff are outstanding in all measures and put all their effort to make your stay comfortable. The hotel is an area that is...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I were lucky enough to stay at the Grand, in a suite. We are local, and thought it would be fun to stay close but do things around town as tourists without a long drive or plane trip. Well, the suite, the service, the spa, the grounds - all are so lovely - we did not leave!...

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Aurora, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very attentive staff in a very luxurious hotel. Spa is also amazing. Not a single improvement to be found! It's in a beautiful setting, rooms are very spacious, food is excellent. You'll want a car to explore if you plan to venture out. Try Snooze for breakfast!

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Aspen, Colorado
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel was privately owned and not long ago purchases by the Fairmont. I have stayed at many of the Fairmont hotels and they are great. BUT, our last experience at this facility was not good. While we never stayed at the hotel we have eaten at the facility many times. All were excellent. This time we met a friend...

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Whistler, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

A lovely hotel with very friendly staff in all areas. Concierge was very helpful with numerous inquiries that we had. Rooms are in great space and an awesome size, with nice peaceful views over the expansive resort grounds. Pools were kept at a nice temperature, greatly appreciated considering we were there in late November. Close to lots of great attractions,...

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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)
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: RM1,693 - RM3,976 (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
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#1 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#1 Family Hotel in San Diego
#1 Business Hotel in San Diego
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#11 Green Hotel in San Diego
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“Canyon-facing rooms offer better views”
 of 5 bubbles allegro101, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“This is a quiet hotel. I doubt there are bad rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles BT20812, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get higher floor (3rd floor) room”
 of 5 bubbles aussieyogi, 3 Dec 2016 | 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, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are phenomenal”
 of 5 bubbles Greekgoneloca, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
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