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Fairmont Grand Del Mar

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Arlington, Texas
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is located in the center of a golf course in the hills just east of the ocean. Beautiful adobe style building with four pools and lots of grounds and trails for walking. The staff is first class, friendly, accommodating and very helpful. We had a suite which was large and comfortable. It was complete with a fire place...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After visiting several Fairmont properties over the years, this was by far, the worst experience ever. The hotel staff is the most arrogant and rude one can imagine. Save your money and stick with Rosewood, Four Seasons and Ritz.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the moment we arrived, we were in awe. All of their personnel went above and beyond to make our stay spectacular. My husband and I put the cozy robes and slippers on that were provided in the room, and our son of course also wanted to wear them. We called the front desk to see if they happened to...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

From the moment you approach the entrance, everything about it is spectacular. The decor is fitting to the name "grand". The room was beautifully appointed, a good size and it made you feel comfortable. We had brunch there and it too was lovely. We'll be back!

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Chicago
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place which receives 99% recommendation for a good reason. Spacious rooms with picturesque views. Well kept grounds. Responsive service and concierges to help you plan your trip. We arrived on Dec 25, and stayed for six nights. Purchased through American Airlines, we received a reasonable deal that included airfare, hotel and car. We were reminded that this...

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Calgary
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful property - we were in need of relaxation and our six days here gave us just that. We traveled with our ten year old son. Concierge ahead of time was great; they helped us book town car transfers from the San Diego airport and booked golf at Torrey Pines as well as on the hotel property. The spa...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a ground floor room at the Fairmont Del Mar. From the minute we drove up to the property, we fell in love with its beauty. Valet and Bell Staff were very friendly and helpful. Front Desk staff was also very accommodating and made us feel welcome. Room was very clean and well laid out. Bed was comfortable...

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Chicago
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is top to bottom 5 STAR. Their motto should just be, your wish is our command. From the minute you turn onto the drive up to the hotel, you can feel that it is one special place. The grounds are gorgeous, the rooms are huge and incredibly comfortable and the staff are the best in the hospitality industry....

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Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed everything about our stay here, with one exception (discussed below). This is a place to relax and we began to do so as soon as we entered the property, which is nicely removed from the hustle and bustle so prevalent in most of San Diego County. This is not an oceanfront property, but the ocean is only about...

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illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For us, arriving at our destination on Christmas has never worked out well. This is driven by the fact that dining options are usually limited and the quality of the food doesn't match its cost. Unfortunately this was our experience at the Fairmont. A cold, dried and expensive buffet could have set the tone for a very bad week but...

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

Thank you for choosing to share your Christmas holiday with us. Although we are disappointed to learn about your experience at our buffet, we are happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the rest of your stay, from hiking to the room amenities to our Concierge, which we are proud to say ranks highest within our company. We are glad...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $504 - $1,221 (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 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#1 Business Hotel in San Diego
#1 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#1 Family Hotel in San Diego
#11 Green Hotel in San Diego
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