This palatial Mediterranean-style resort truly offers something for everyone. The Grand Del Mar is a Five-Star hotel, tucked on a hillside just outside downtown San Diego, has a mind-boggling array of amenities, including world-class golf at the Tom Fazio-designed course and a Five-Star spa.
Foodies can indulge in everything from afternoon tea to gourmet dining at six different venues, and there are four beautiful pools to lounge by, complete with underwater speakers and luxurious cabanas.
Even kids can relax in style; the Explorer’s Club keeps them busy with crafts and educational activities. The classically decorated rooms (dark wood furnishing, crown moldings) have European-style soaking tubs, feather beds and oversized flat-screen televisions.
Each of the 249 lavishly appointed guestrooms, including 31 expansive suites highlighted by a pair of 2,840-square-foot Presidential Suites, features a marble bathroom with deep European-style soaking tub, dual sinks, a separate shower, and 13-inch LCD television; plush feather-top beds with Italian linens and 100% goose down pillows; and commanding views of the golf course or the serene nature preserve.
Decorated in an elegant, yet inviting turn-of-the-century style with dark wood furnishings, crown moldings, stylish fixtures, and a jewel-toned color scheme, rooms also offer modern comforts: 40-inch LCD television, iPod docking station, complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access, three dual-line phones (one cordless), in-room safe large enough to hold laptop computers, 24-hour in-room dining, an honor bar with wet bar area, and complimentary bottled water.
The vibe is modern California, especially around the pool area with its white sand beach, on the velveteen golf course, and in the gardens, a Wi-Fi hotspot where guests are glued to laptops. Even the smallest of the 249 rooms are spacious and extravagant, outfitted with gilt mirrors and Empire-style furnishings.
The restaurant Addison has gained a reputation as one of San Diego’s finer French dining rooms, while Amaya delivers mouthwatering Mediterranean bites. After dinner is when the Grand seems most like Hearst Castle, especially the lobby lounge, where a blazing hearth, live classical music, and a jolly good selection of port transform retro into reality
Retreat from the world and slip into a relaxed state at The Spa at The Grand Del Mar. Tensions and worries will melt away as you enter the 21,000-square-foot spa embellished in old-world elegance – soothing tones, crystal glass tiles, imported white Carrera marble and warm wood accents.
A masterpiece of dramatic elevations, diverse bunkering and lush fairways beckons at The Grand Golf Club. San Diego’s only Tom Fazio-designed golf course winds through the rugged beauty of Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve – native chaparral cloaked hillsides and tree-topped ridgelines create a stunning natural playground. Play the private rolling greens, learn one-on-one with our professionals, try the latest clubs or simply relax in the handsome Clubhouse – a golfer’s haven awaits.
Natural canyon preserve (hiking/biking/horseback riding) on-site as well as championship Fazio golf course, spa, tennis, shopping, dining. Nearby attractions include Del Mar and La Jolla beaches (Kayaking/surfing/shopping), paragliding, hot-air ballooning, sailing, yacht racing, Balboa Park museums, San Diego Zoo, Miramar Marine air station, and downtown San Diego.
The Fairmont Grand Del Mar 5300 Grand Del Mar Court San Diego, CA 92130