The Fairmont Grand Del Mar is an absolutely beautiful property. One thing I would recommend to any guest is to take some time to walk around the hotel and it's grounds to admire the marvelous design and architecture. It is reminiscent of a Spanish palace, making you feel as if you are staying in accommodations that housed only the top notch of royalty.
The rooms are very spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed a corner room during our stay and it was wonderful having the extra lounging space as well as having a quaint little balcony that faced the morning sun to enjoy after waking up.
The real winner in the room is the bathroom. A large soaking tub, separate glass shower, private water closet, and an additional closet beyond that. The bathroom alone could be a standalone guestroom! It's an excellent and unique amenity this property has and at the end of the day, who doesn't love an awesome bathroom?
The Spa was very nice. Service and treatments were well executed and the amenities were ample and high class. It was what you should expect a spa to provide at a 5-star hotel.
The food and service at The Clubhouse Grill were phenomenal. We loved the live music and the more laid-back ambiance, which was a nice break from the more proper and polished environment of the majority of the property.
A few gripes I had with the hotel were the service at the Cafe Centanni and the adult pool. Both instances unfortunately involved rude and unpleasant service that really stuck out since almost everything else about the hotel was superb!
Another improvement that could have been made was the climate control throughout the property. San Diego typically doesn't get too cold but of course in the winter months after the sun goes down, it can get pretty chilly; and the hotel didn't do much when it came to adjusting the thermostat in all of the public areas to compensate for the colder temperatures, which was a bit uncomfortable.
However, those instances aside, this hotel definitely an excellent place to have a nice couples getaway, family vacation, or even to take some personal time to get away from your day-to-day responsibilities and treat yourself! A near perfect property, I give the hotel a 4.7 out of 5 (of course rounding up to a 5 star rating on TripAdvisor), as it only had a couple aspects of service and ambiance that could have been improved on.
A special thanks to some of the staff members that took great care of us during our stay:
- Chantille & Marco at The Clubhouse Grill
- Sean at Addison Restaurant
- Jeff at the front desk
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Fairmont Hotels, Priceline, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, HotelQuickly, Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your Fairmont Grand Del Mar reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- The Grand Del Mar Hotel San Diego
- Grand Del Mar Hotel
- Grand Del Mar San Diego