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Fairmont Grand Del Mar

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Colton, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

What an amazing experience. First class property and over the top customer service...when a laundry cart was being pushed down a hallway, the worker slowed to a near stop to say hello and then continued on his way at breakneck speed. Never seen that before-refreshing to encounter staff at every corner who truly seem to enjoy having you here. I...

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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for two days midweek, a combination of business and pleasure. What an incredible place. They have a housekeeping needed signal button and a do not disturb signal button in the room..no need to hang anything on the door. TV in every room, including the bathroom. Excellent and quiet climate control. Frig, coffee, mini bar. Great room furnishings...

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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 review. We are delighted whenever we read that the little details such as our do-not-disturb button and service request are noticed. We are glad to hear you will be back and look forward to welcoming you for business, pleasure or a bit of both!

seattle, wa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I tend to only review excellent experiences and so must include this property. I arrived on a Thursday for an overnight work function, departed the next afternoon. The room was beautifully appointed and had lovely touches - a balcony with table and chairs, bath salts, lovely writing pens, etc. I felt very well taken care of and wish I had...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This review is only for the lobby area. We were visiting friends and had a drink in the lobby bar. We wish there were more food options-choices a little limited. However, the lady who was playing piano on Friday was wonderful. She took time to ask for special requests, so she played our wedding song, which was a nice surprise...

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Saratoga Springs, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was stunningly beautiful. The rooms were immaculate and the staff were exceptionally helpful. Location was great too. The food at the Italian restaurant was sub par though. That was disappointing since it was also expensive. Our time at this hotel felt like a visit to heaven!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

True 5-star experience. This property is beautiful. The sitting areas inside and out + the dining rooms are positioned to allow maximum privacy for you and your party. The art is simple primary colors. I loved the golf course. Great business travel hide-away. Appeared to be able to handle a special event with style.

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

Thank you for touching upon so many of our offerings in your review, from our Addison Mizner-inspired design to our Tom Fazio golf course. We hope to welcome you back soon for business or pleasure!

Naperville, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and amazing property. Has a lot of amenities and is a 10 min drive to the beach. Did not realize it was 30 min from airport. Staff was helpful and friendly. Rooms were ornate and spacious.

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

Thank you for the kind words. We hope to welcome you back soon -- hopefully for a longer visit next time!

Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a licensed travel agent I am an experienced luxury traveler. My recent stay at "The Grand Del Mar" improved my entire impression of the "Fairmont" hotel brand.The property in itself is covered in lush green gardens, beautiful rollings greens and flowers everywhere. From the moment you drive through the private gates you feel like you have entered a majestic...

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

Thank you for the kind words and praises, which are particularly meaningful coming from a travel professional. We often hear from guests such as you that they feel no need to leave the property once they arrive as we have everything within arm's reach. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.

San Diego
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was disappointing that at least 50% of the guests had to set up their own pool chair including myself. There seemed to be a lack of management and maybe training? I had to wait and ask for water and all water refills. Perhaps water served poolside should be standard. My lunch was very good and my waiter was nice....

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. While we were disappointed to read of your experience, we would like to learn more so that we may improve our operations. Please kindly respond to our direct message at your convenience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty nice room. Nice pool area for adults and jacuzzi. Staff are friendly they greet you by your name. Love the coffee machine so nice. Nice location stores are just mins away. Plus there is a movie theater near by I think like 11 mins from hotel. There are two pools one for adults 18+ and a family pool.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your review, particularly for highlighting our colleagues who enjoy getting to know our guests by name. There are several movie theaters within an easy drive from the resort. We actually have four pools on property: one adults-only lap pool and three family-friendly pools. All are saltwater, heated pools, perfect for year-round enjoyment.

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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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  • 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, triple Five-Star 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 the United States. 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: €445 - €858 (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 Family Hotel in San Diego
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#1 Business Hotel in San Diego
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#11 Green Hotel in San Diego
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“Pick your view”
 of 5 bubbles LoriannWitte, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Third and second floors have balcony with small table and chairs. Request room on side with no afternoon sun for balcony sitting.”
 of 5 bubbles BonnieS929, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for a 1st floor room overlooking the reflection pool.”
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“Beautiful Hotel like being in Venice”
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