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The front desk, bell desk, concierge and valet service was top notch. We had an exceptional waitress (Becky) who served our large group with an awesome personality. The only area where improvement was needed was food and drink service at the pool bar. We had three people order and we had to end up leaving after an hour's wait for even acknowledgment of the food not coming. We will certainly be back and was a great hotel.

The only complaint we had was there was a $40 per room/ per day resort fee we didn’t know about before hand. If we had know we would have taken advantage of a few of the things that included knowing we’d be paying for them anyhow.

I’ve stayed in many 5 star hotels in the states and internationally but I have to stay the attentive customer service at The Grand Del Mar Fairmont was the best thus far. Thank you for a terrific stay in your beautiful property.

We have traveled the world and stayed at some of the finest hotels. Without a doubt, this hotel is one of the best! Phenomenal service (The best hotel desk person and greeting ever), fantastic grounds to walk, a beautiful golf course, a True 5-star Restaurant (The only 5-Star in the area) and the hotel room was superb.

While my car was parked in valet it was side swiped. I understand accidents happen however, I would expect for the manager on duty Joshua S. to be professional enough to respond to an email. People don't pay 600 dollars a night to be ignored when something like this happens.

The Concierge booked us into an event at the wrong town, we did not discover it until 1/2 hour before the start. One person in our party was hurt at the alternate location.

Excellent stay! This hotel is the best! Everything was great. I love the room , view, service ! My husband and U had a blast staying at this hotel. We will surely be back

With its proximity to the San Diego area, this is a great location- tucked beautifully into the hillside. Tranquil and comfortable.

We loved the beautiful hotel and creature comforts that came with it! Great splurge for a valentine's day weekend!

SIMPLY THE BEST

My hubby and I went on a weekend getaway and decided to stay at this hotel. The short drive from the main gate to the hotel was quiet with nice sceneries. By the time we reach the hotel, they were ready to take our bags and check us in. The room is amazing! We had a view of a garden and the golf course. Marble flooring, small screen TV, duel sink, and a telephone in the bathroom. Fluffy bed, pillows, comforter, and towels (The pillow and bed is a little too soft for me but it's okay). There is even a mini/wet bar~! The staffs are very friendly and helpful. While we were checking out, they went to get our car so we didn't have to wait~!! The pool was nice and empty, which was kind of cool. We didn't use the fitness center but we went in there just to check it out. The equipments are very clean and it doesn't look beat up. We wanted to eat at Addison but we didn't bring the appropriate clothing so we went to Amaya instead. The food was very delicious!! We would definitely go back when we need another quiet relaxing getaway!!

You get to the gate and they ask for your name. Once you get to the hotel, they already have the bellhop ready to take your bags to your room as they have already checked you in.

The hotel is absolutely gorgeous, with inlaid marble and expensive fabrics everywhere. Sitting by the fabulous pool was like being on a high-end cruise. We had several breakfasts and a lunch at the Amaya restaurant -- wonderful! Spa is gorgeous, tennis courts have a fountain, big lawn out front is perfect for playing frisbee. An easy drive to La Jolla and San Diego, but it's hard to leave the premises. We will definitely go back!

Grand Del Mar Court San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Golf course

Located in Carmel Valley, Fairmont Grand Del Mar is within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as University of California-San Diego and Torrey Pines State Reserve. This 249-room, 5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with 4 outdoor pools, a golf course, and a full-service spa.


Dining

There are multiple options for onsite dining with 6 restaurants, including Addison, which specializes in French cuisine and serves dinner, and Amaya with its golf course views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

All 249 air-conditioned rooms feature furnished balconies or patios, minibars, and espresso makers. 40-inch LCD TVs come with digital channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and free bottled water are also standard.


Property features

Fairmont Grand Del Mar features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 4 outdoor pools. Valet parking is available for USD 40 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a nightclub, a children's pool, and a health club.

Room options

Signature Room, 1 King Bed, Poolside

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 2 Queen Beds (Palazzo)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Prado)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Palazzo Suite)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Everyone (7) Couples (5) Family (1)
4
Everyone

The front desk, bell desk, concierge and valet service was top notch. We had an exceptional waitress (Becky) who served our large group with an awesome personality. The only area where improvement was needed was food and drink service at the pool bar. We had three people order and we had to end up leaving after an hour's wait for even acknowledgment of the food not coming. We will certainly be back and was a great hotel.

By , from Dallas, TX on Nov 20, 2018

4
Everyone

The only complaint we had was there was a $40 per room/ per day resort fee we didn’t know about before hand. If we had know we would have taken advantage of a few of the things that included knowing we’d be paying for them anyhow.

By , from Minneapolis Minnesota on Aug 27, 2018

5

wonderful experience!

Everyone

I’ve stayed in many 5 star hotels in the states and internationally but I have to stay the attentive customer service at The Grand Del Mar Fairmont was the best thus far. Thank you for a terrific stay in your beautiful property.

By , from Saratoga on Aug 8, 2018

5
Everyone

We have traveled the world and stayed at some of the finest hotels. Without a doubt, this hotel is one of the best! Phenomenal service (The best hotel desk person and greeting ever), fantastic grounds to walk, a beautiful golf course, a True 5-star Restaurant (The only 5-Star in the area) and the hotel room was superb.

By , from Portland, OR on Apr 10, 2018

1

horrible manager experience

Everyone

While my car was parked in valet it was side swiped. I understand accidents happen however, I would expect for the manager on duty Joshua S. to be professional enough to respond to an email. People don't pay 600 dollars a night to be ignored when something like this happens.

By on Aug 24, 2017

2

very disappointing

Everyone

The Concierge booked us into an event at the wrong town, we did not discover it until 1/2 hour before the start. One person in our party was hurt at the alternate location.

By on Jul 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 9, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We were disappointed to read about your experience and would appreciate learning about the specific details of your visit. Please provide us, via direct message, with your contact details, at your convenience, so that we may reach out to discuss further.

5

best hotel

Everyone

Excellent stay! This hotel is the best! Everything was great. I love the room , view, service ! My husband and U had a blast staying at this hotel. We will surely be back

By , from san diego on May 2, 2016

Review comment responded on May 7, 2016

Renee, thank you for sharing your praises and photos. We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful stay and are proud to be named "the best" in your book. We hope to welcome you back soon.

5

hidden gem

Couples

With its proximity to the San Diego area, this is a great location- tucked beautifully into the hillside. Tranquil and comfortable.

By on Oct 19, 2015

5

great place to stay

Couples

We loved the beautiful hotel and creature comforts that came with it! Great splurge for a valentine's day weekend!

By on Apr 6, 2015

5

5

Couples

SIMPLY THE BEST

By on Feb 2, 2011

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