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The Fairmont Grand Del Mar also offers two dozen weekly outdoor activities across the 400 acres – plus an outdoor fitness center – so that you can take in the dramatic canyon scenery. Hit the links on our 18-hole private Tom Fazio-designed golf course, then embrace well-being at our five-star spa. Lounge with a cool drink by one of four secluded palm-lined pools and dine on local artisan fare at six different venues, including San Diego’s only three-Michelin starred restaurant, Addison. Breathe deeply, dream wildly, and discover a soulful sanctuary where finding yourself comes naturally. Magic sits around every corner and within every conversation. It enchants through the charm of Los Peñasquitos Canyon and the sunshine of San Diego. It’s where classic meets cool, the fine unwinds into fun and inspiration leads to immersion.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Archery
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Aerobics
Evening entertainment
Patio
Table tennis
Walking tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Light therapy
Massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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The Fairmont Grand Del Mar garners high marks for its service, noted for being attentive and professional, and its atmosphere, often described as a luxurious European estate with lively entertainment. The hotel's amenities, including a spa, golf course, and pools, contribute to a relaxing experience, despite some guests finding valet parking and dining costs steep. While the location offers scenic views that appeal to families and couples, rooms are generally spacious and adorned with art, though occasional maintenance issues arise. Cleanliness is well-regarded, although there have been rare criticisms.
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Isabel C wrote a review Yesterday
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Beautiful property, outstanding food, and very efficient staff. My kids, husband and I love the property, the rooms, the pool, and the food. There are electric bikes for families to ride around, my kids love them, and you can also play in the driving range at the gold club.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Jay wrote a review Aug 2022
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I have stayed at the Fairmont Del Mar several times. It is the only hotel I stay in when visiting San Diego. The hotel staff (every one) is simply fantastic. I enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and the canyon views. Look forward to visiting again.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug 15, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to share such kind words. We love seeing our guests return time after time and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Cindy G wrote a review Apr 12
London, United Kingdom37 contributions11 helpful votes
My family stayed for 3 nights at this peaceful and grand hotel. We couldn’t have been more pleased with our stay. The room was so cosy, comfortable spacious and quiet. The ground’s immaculate and the staff couldn’t be more friendly, kind and helpful. A special thanks to Christian at the front desk and Andrea at the bar for making us feel so welcome. Thank you!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank you for your wonderful review! we look forward to hosting you again soon! Thank you for staying with us.
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Mackyenjai wrote a review Apr 7
Los Angeles, California25 contributions38 helpful votes
I wanted to share my recent experience at the Fairmont. We celebrated my daugther’s 18th birthday with four of her friends stayed at the Vista Suite with a connecting room for 3 days and 2 nights, and it was perfect! The girls had a blast with all the activities on the property, from horse feeding and trail walking to archery. I must say, the service we received at the Front Desk was outstanding. Neil and his colleague (another European gentleman) were incredibly helpful and treated us like royalty. Even though we may not have looked like we belonged there, they went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. And when they found out we were Diamond status, the service got even better. The receptionist staff was impeccable! The online staff and concierge were also amazing. We received frequent texts from Kaitlin and Lissette, checking in on us and making sure we had everything we needed. It was so convenient to have their help just a text away. Overall, this was one of the best experiences we've had at a Fairmont property. And believe me, we've been to over 45 of them around the world! The Grand Del Mar definitely ranks in our top 5.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Angelface96 wrote a review Apr 6
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My family really enjoyed our stay with Fairmont Grand Del Mar. We originally booked our stay from Monday through Thursday, due to an unexpected emergency water heater issue in our home we were not able to leave early in the morning as we planned. This delayed our check in time to an 2:30 am Tuesday morning, I did call ahead of time to let the property know so they wouldn’t think we were a no show. To make a long story short from check in everything was seamless. All staff was very inviting throughout the entire stay. We are already trying to plan out when we can come back and visit. The property is a quiet a gem, and very well maintained. Amaya restaurant staff was amazing and the food was delightful. Have to send Christina in the Lobby bar a very special thank you for all her knowledge on cocktails and recommending the charcuterie board. Christina made us feel so special even though we were just arriving near the end of her shift on Wednesday evening, you are all lucky to have a server that truly cares about her guests and passion for the job. This is by far one out Favorite Fairmont hotels now. Thank you to all staff and Management for making our stay beyond our expectations. Wow wow wow!!!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Rooms were very clean and the property shines.
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Michele V wrote a review Apr 6
Los Angeles, California10 contributions1 helpful vote
Where do I start? The property is stunning and a relaxing paradise. The bedrooms are spacious, gorgeous, and had many luxurious finishes. The beds were the most comfortable I've slept in at a hotel. The shower was amazing. The towels are so fluffy and fresh. The food we had everywhere was amazing. The drinks were phenomenal.. The staff was so polite and helpful. The cleaning of our rooms twice a day was appreciated. I loved walking around the property, enjoying all of the flowers and horses and even hiking. But what I loved the most is the special things they did for my kids and for us to make the visit just a little extra. They had little robes waiting for my kids along with sunglasses and a treasure hunt. They also hid Easter eggs in our room on Easter and the kids got a prize when they found them. And not a lame prize either. My son got a full pack of hot wheels! They left relaxing spray or relaxing lotion on other days. My son was scared to sleep on the bed so they provided a free glamping tent for him with fairylights. One time the concierge saw me stressed out so they sent me a free drink and they offered my kids free pool toys. I mean it was just such great over the top service and everything felt luxury. Unfortunately for me the Grand Social was closed on the day I went due to rain so I didn't get to experience that but if I did, I think my visit would have been even more amazing. I cant wait to go back !
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Just know that the Grand social is only on weekends and in good weather
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Harley wrote a review Mar 2024
Los Angeles, California90 contributions99 helpful votes
Our 3rd stay and the services continue to shine bright. Check-in was flawless, and the gentlemen kindly acknowledged our return and my wife's birthday! A special thank you to Michael, who, on his first day, brought my wife a muffin with a candle at breakfast. A very thoughtful and genuine gesture on his part! Another morning, we had breakfast at the clubhouse, and Luke was stellar! It's a wonderful venue for breakfast on the patio overlooking the golf course.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Enjoy breakfat at the clubhouse. Also, explore the property. It's serene.
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Shawn D wrote a review Mar 2024
Eugene, Oregon18 contributions4 helpful votes
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This is one of the finest hotels and reports we have stayed at and this says a lot because we have been to 3 other Fairmont resorts. These folks are highly accomplished in guest services and everything exceeded our expectations including the cleanliness, amenities, customer service, and so much more. The rooms and grounds are spacious and quiet and there is a pool off to the far end of the resort reserved just for kids while the center pool is reserved just for adults which we appreciate. The sheer opulence of the grand resort is nothing short of breathtaking and let's not forget that there are miles of trails on the expansive property to saunter. A truly lovely experience
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andrea I wrote a review Mar 2024
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This is what a Fairmont should be always. The Grand Del Mar was a very upscale property. For the price you pay, this is what you should get. An overall AMAZING experience with excellent staff and accommodation. The rooms were beautiful, the property stunning, a nice hideaway up in the hills. Will definitely come back!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Vacation40438937300 wrote a review Mar 2024
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The resort was absouletly beautiful. The entire staff provided, from the moment you drove up and througout my stay was outstanding customer service. I would like to extend an appreciation to Chrisopher, at the front desk, who was exceptionally kind.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairmont Grand Del Mar
What are some of the property amenities at Fairmont Grand Del Mar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Fairmont Grand Del Mar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fairmont Grand Del Mar?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairmont Grand Del Mar?
Yes, secured parking and valet parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fairmont Grand Del Mar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Fairmont Grand Del Mar have airport transportation?
Yes, Fairmont Grand Del Mar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fairmont Grand Del Mar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Fairmont Grand Del Mar?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Fairmont Grand Del Mar offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fairmont Grand Del Mar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Fairmont Grand Del Mar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.