Set amidst Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, this 249-room luxury San Diego resort captures the elegance and comfort of an old-world Mediterranean estate with an enviable Southern California locale. Its design honors the indelible style of visionary architect Addison Mizner (1872 – 1933) who drew his inspiration from Spain’s palaces, France’s sun-washed coastal retreats and Florence’s decorative arts to define the revered communities of Palm Beach and Boca Raton.

Location

San Diego
San Diego Airport (SAN) : 20 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2007
Last Renovation: 2007

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed resort fee of $60.00 (plus tax) per room, per night, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. This fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees that they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.
Advisory The following mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. Valet parking fee: $60.00 per night (per car) This mandatory fee is subject to change. The hotel can provide current inclusions when you check-in.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Rollaways can be added to suites and King guestrooms only for an additional fee payable to hotel directly. Please note request at time of booking. Cribs are complimentary upon request, subject to availability.

Resort Fee: A mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.

Mandatory hotel-imposed resort fee inclusions:

- Resort-wide business internet access  

- Local, domestic long-distance and toll-free calls  

- Complimentary self-parking  

- Daily fitness or yoga class  

- Golf practice facilities access, including use of 5,000 sq. ft. driving range and rental clubs*  

- Pro-style tennis courts access, including use of ball machine, rackets and balls*  

- Complimentary in-room coffee, tea and bottled water  

- Daily digital newspaper  

- Self-Guided Saturday morning nature walks in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve  

*Subject to availability

The Resort Fee does not include overnight valet parking.

The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change at any time. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 2369 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Couldn't be better

    Beautiful property, outstanding food, and very efficient staff. My kids, husband and I love the property, the rooms, the pool, and the food. There are electric bikes for families to ride around, my kids love them, and you can also play in the driving range at the gold club.

    Apr 16, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Feeling at home away from home

    My family stayed for 3 nights at this peaceful and grand hotel. We couldn’t have been more pleased with our stay. The room was so cosy, comfortable spacious and quiet. The ground’s immaculate and the staff couldn’t be more friendly, kind and helpful. A special thanks to Christian at the front desk and Andrea at the bar for making us feel so welcome. Thank you!

    Apr 12, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing 18th birthday getweekend at Grand Del Mar

    I wanted to share my recent experience at the Fairmont. We celebrated my daugther’s 18th birthday with four of her friends stayed at the Vista Suite with a connecting room for 3 days and 2 nights, and it was perfect! The girls had a blast with all the activities on the property, from horse feeding and trail walking to archery. I must say, the service we received at the Front Desk was outstanding. Neil and his colleague (another European gentleman) were incredibly helpful and treated us like royalty. Even though we may not have looked like we belonged there, they went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. And when they found out we were Diamond status, the service got even better. The receptionist staff was impeccable! The online staff and concierge were also amazing. We received frequent texts from Kaitlin and Lissette, checking in on us and making sure we had everything we needed. It was so convenient to have their help just a text away. Overall, this was one of the best experiences we've had at a Fairmont property. And believe me, we've been to over 45 of them around the world! The Grand Del Mar definitely ranks in our top 5.

    Apr 07, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beyond our expectations!! Wow!!

    My family really enjoyed our stay with Fairmont Grand Del Mar. We originally booked our stay from Monday through Thursday, due to an unexpected emergency water heater issue in our home we were not able to leave early in the morning as we planned. This delayed our check in time to an 2:30 am Tuesday morning, I did call ahead of time to let the property know so they wouldn’t think we were a no show. To make a long story short from check in everything was seamless. All staff was very inviting throughout the entire stay. We are already trying to plan out when we can come back and visit. The property is a quiet a gem, and very well maintained. Amaya restaurant staff was amazing and the food was delightful. Have to send Christina in the Lobby bar a very special thank you for all her knowledge on cocktails and recommending the charcuterie board. Christina made us feel so special even though we were just arriving near the end of her shift on Wednesday evening, you are all lucky to have a server that truly cares about her guests and passion for the job. This is by far one out Favorite Fairmont hotels now. Thank you to all staff and Management for making our stay beyond our expectations. Wow wow wow!!!

    Apr 06, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Luxury all the way!

    Where do I start? The property is stunning and a relaxing paradise. The bedrooms are spacious, gorgeous, and had many luxurious finishes. The beds were the most comfortable I've slept in at a hotel. The shower was amazing. The towels are so fluffy and fresh. The food we had everywhere was amazing. The drinks were phenomenal.. The staff was so polite and helpful. The cleaning of our rooms twice a day was appreciated. I loved walking around the property, enjoying all of the flowers and horses and even hiking. But what I loved the most is the special things they did for my kids and for us to make the visit just a little extra. They had little robes waiting for my kids along with sunglasses and a treasure hunt. They also hid Easter eggs in our room on Easter and the kids got a prize when they found them. And not a lame prize either. My son got a full pack of hot wheels! They left relaxing spray or relaxing lotion on other days. My son was scared to sleep on the bed so they provided a free glamping tent for him with fairylights. One time the concierge saw me stressed out so they sent me a free drink and they offered my kids free pool toys. I mean it was just such great over the top service and everything felt luxury. Unfortunately for me the Grand Social was closed on the day I went due to rain so I didn't get to experience that but if I did, I think my visit would have been even more amazing. I cant wait to go back !

    Apr 06, 2024
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319