Fairmont Grand Del Mar

5300 Grand Del Mar Court | San Diego, CA 92130  [SEE MAP]San Diego, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Standard rooms are large and comfortable
Expensive rates
About 20 miles north of central San Diego in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar offers coastal California visitors a hearty helping of luxury from the moment they enter the lobby. Guests rave about the incredibly spacious guest rooms, saying that the deep-soaking tubs, Nespresso coffee makers and rich Tuscan decor makes for a relaxing stay. And if that isn't enough, there's also a five-star spa, swimming pools and a Tom Fazio-designed golf course. The Grand Del Mar also receives high marks for its cuisine; the hotel's Addison and Amaya restaurants respectively serve award-winning French and Mediterranean fare coupled with regional wines. Add to that the hotel's consistently friendly customer service, and it's easy to see why guests frequently refer to their stays here as five-star experiences. As a part of the AccorHotels portfolio, this hotel allows loyalty program members to earn and redeem perks.
San Diego, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 249 rooms
Opulent, Historic



  • 5.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



Although the decor is undeniably romantic, there's plenty for families to do too.

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Set in the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve just north of San Diego, the resort, built with a nod to the Spanish Colonial Revival style popularized by Addison Mizner, pays homage to both old-world design and New Age lifestyles, blending hand-stenciled ceilings and herbal reflexology, gold-leaf balusters and TVs that double as electronic abstract paintings.



Addison is part of The Grand Del Mar resort and is the only 5 diamond rated restaurant in the city of San Diego.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2140 have reviewed the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2140 reviews 5.0 (based on 2140 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The hotel's guest rooms match the opulence of the resort's exterior with their ornate dark wooden furniture, luxurious fabrics and crown molding. Sliding French doors open to patios or balconies overlooking the grounds and surrounding canyons, and each of the marble bathrooms features dual sinks, a soaking tub and a separate walk-in shower. Room amenities include flat-screen TVs, espresso machines, complimentary bottled water and a laptop-sized safe.
  • Wi-Fi access included in daily $45 resort fee
  • Minifridges and microwaves available upon request
Nightly resort fee$45

Standard room size550 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort is located 5 miles from the northern San Diego coastline in the highlands above Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. The Mediterranean-style resort buildings are separated from neighboring communities by the rolling greens of the property's Grand Golf Club. The property is set near a few popular area attractions, including the Torrey Pines State Reserve, the La Jolla and Del Mar beaches and the Del Mar racetrack.
  • Torrey Pines State Reserve is 7 miles west
  • The hotel provides complimentary transportation services to nearby beach communities, including Del Mar, where guests will also receive towels, water and setup of beach chairs and umbrellas
  • San Diego International Airport is 21 miles south
  • 24-hour valet parking ($40)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Addison, The Grand Del Mar's signature restaurant, is a Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Award winner, serving contemporary French food and an extensive wine list. Amaya features Mediterranean-influenced dishes while The Clubhouse Grill, which overlooks The Grand Golf Club's 18th green, offers casual California cuisine.
  • The resort's poolside bar serves casual fare, fruit and ice cream throughout the afternoon, while the lobby lounge offers cocktails and small bites
  • Nightlife venue Club M features DJs every weekend and themed events like salsa night

Number of restaurants6

Cuisine TypesAsian, Italian, American, Latin American, French, Spanish

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Fairmont Grand Del Mar has four pools, including one adults-only Relaxation Pool and the Resort Pool with sandy seating areas and fire pits. Highlights include underwater music, private cabanas, and a bar with TVs, cocktails and a lunch menu.
  • Pool accessories including sunscreen, goggles and arm floats are available for purchase
  • Poolside bar is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with lunch menu served between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Spa at The Grand Del Mar has 11 treatment rooms, whirlpools, wet and dry saunas, and lounges equipped with fireplaces. The spa has a comprehensive menu of treatments and salon services, including those for bridal parties and children. The Spa uses all-natural products for spa treatments.
  • Adjacent adults-only Relaxation Pool

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The Explorer’s Club at The Grand Del Mar keeps children and teenagers occupied with video games, movies, and arts and crafts (at $15 per hour per child). Four-hour and eight-hour programs for children ages 5 to 12 include themed activities and outdoor games.
  • Children's menus available at Amaya and Clubhouse Grill restaurants
  • Private babysitting can be arranged through the concierge
  • Other family-friendly resort activities include group tennis lessons and hikes, youth golf, horseback riding/lessons and daily sunset sails
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Grand Del Mar's 24-hour fitness center is equipped with cardio and weight machines. The hotel offers complimentary fitness classes ranging from yoga to zumba, and guests can participate in complimentary guided hikes. Other outdoor activity options include jogging and walking within the canyon's 37 miles of trails.
  • Tennis lessons and personal training sessions available for a fee
  • Concierge can arrange surfing lessons, sunset sailings and kayaking
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Grand Del Mar has 20,000 square feet of event space including a divisible ballroom, a boardroom, two pavillions and a wine cellar, among other options. Each meeting is assigned a dedicated coordinator to assist with on-site setup, telecommunication and audiovisual needs, as well as catering and offsite activities.
  • 24-hour business center
  • Any resort activity can be tailored for a group

Number of meeting rooms8

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Fairmont Grand del Mar permits up to two dogs per room as long as neither weighs more than 50 pounds. The hotel does not allow any other type of animal.
  • A non-refundable $150 cleaning fee will be charged to the credit card on file
  • Dog-friendly rooms are on the first floor
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


The Tom Fazio-designed Grand Golf Club at The Grand Del Mar is open only to resort guests, resort villa owners and club members. Its practice facilities include a 5,000-square-foot driving range, a short game practice area and a putting green. The club's Performance Academy uses high-speed cameras and other high-tech tools to measure golfers' skills, and PGA-certified instructors to improve them.
  • The Grand Golf Club offers custom club and putter fitting for a range of major manufacturers
  • Guests can ship their own clubs with resort partner Ship Sticks
  • Specialized instruction and free or discounted course rates are available for children and teenagers
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop


The Grand Del Mar can hold any wedding-related event from ceremonies to post-wedding brunches for 30 to 600 guests. Each ceremony and reception space is unique in its own way — from the chapel's beamed ceilings and stained glass accents to the Manchester Salon's stone fireplaces and terrace to the Elizabeth Ballroom's ornate woodwork and curtained stage. The Aria Lawn offers a Moroccan pavilion, while another area features a reflecting fountain and gazebo. Locally sourced, customized menus can include wedding cake from the on-site pastry team.
  • Ceremonies include complimentary sound system, two changing rooms, water, chairs and complimentary wedding night accommodations for the couple
  • Spa, salon, golf and other group packages available

Maximum wedding guest capacity1360

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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