Fairmont Grand Del Mar

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Set amidst the breathtaking Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar is a 249-room luxury San Diego resort that captures the elegance and comfort of an old-world Mediterranean estate with the advantages of a Southern California locale. Early departures will be charged the full amo...

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Set amidst the breathtaking Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar is a 249-room luxury San Diego resort that captures the elegance and comfort of an old-world Mediterranean estate with the advantages of a Southern California locale. Early departures will be charged the full amount of original reservation.

Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

Property Amenities

Business Facilities / Facilities
Meeting RoomsSteam room
several
Elevator
Pool and wellness facilities
Turkish bath.
Stores
Beauty Salon
Reception services
ConciergeLuggage storage
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  • Excellent

    1924

  • Very Good

    173

  • Good

    56

  • Reasonable

    33

  • Bad

    27

Travelers profile
  • Business

    422

  • Couples

    827

  • Solo travel

    43

  • Family

    616

  • Friends getaway

    115

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Loved it!

Reviewed 28 november, 2021

Quick relaxing staycation - great food, spa and overall experience. Nice room, amenities and service staff. The property is well kept and rooms spacious. We had a bit of a long walk to the room as the layout is large.

Captain814

Highly recommended

Reviewed 28 november, 2021

My wife and I stayed in a prado suite and we requested an early check-in. Check-in was seamless, but the suite was the star. Two full bathrooms and a living room, totally worth the splurge. If I were to stay here with an extended family I would advise to get 1 suite and have everyone else in rooms as the suite is suited as a clubhouse. We were staying here because we had reservations at Addison, and we didn't venture out much. We had both breakfast and lunch in our room, all items tried were delicious. We'll definitely be back.

Shen_Jackson

Horrible pre-arrival handling and tragic GM response mar our otherwise fine stay

Reviewed 27 november, 2021

We had a partial Thanksgiving night stay only because we had Thanksgiving dinner booked at their recently elevated 2* Addison restaurant. The poor handling by their GM left such a poor taste in my mouth, however, that we left after our Addison dinner and didn’t even stay the night. I had wanted to confirm in advance that our booked room was appropriate for our dog, that the air con be preset to 65 F, that we actually get bottles of water unlike our previous stay, and to arrange some flowers and chocolates for the room. We’d had issues calling before our booked stay in September, so we had canceled that stay. We’d had issue before our booked suite stay in summer, and that had been fine — but we still had issues during that stay getting anyone to answer the phone. I made 20 calls in the 2 weeks leading up to this Thanksgiving stay trying to confirm those details for the stay — and all ended up being disconnected after ringing endlessly. None even went to voicemail. I’d not had any response to multiple tweets and emails sent asking for assistance. Only on Monday before Thanksgiving did someone finally answer the phone — after 3 calls. That person put me on hold for 15 minutes, before another person picked up and did the same thing. This is what had caused us to cancel our stay in September — even after finally speaking with the front office director. He had given me his email — but emails to him bounced back. So we had canceled and just drove to Addison and back instead. I hoped this time would be improved. It wasn’t. I eventually spoke to the executive assistant for the Director of Operations and indicated we would cancel if we couldn’t speak with the Director of Operations, the hotel manager, or the GM at that point. The GM Mr. Paul Tormey called back a few hours later. It was one of the most insincere phone calls ever from any GM anywhere. To say he was curt and dismissive would be an understatement. If not for my husband insisting we stay, I’d have canceled. Instead, we ended up leaving early anyway. Mr. Tormey never apologized or asked any questions about what happened — and basically informed me that our details were handled. He then went on to suggest that my booking via an OTA is why we’ve had more trouble getting through to speak to anyone at the hotel over the phone — as if the phone system magically knows how we’d booked or as if that had anything to do with no one answering the phone during our previous stay, as well. Seriously? That wasn’t 5* luxury at any price. That wasn’t appropriate at any price. Still, my husband wanted to stay so he didn’t have to drive home after a big dinner. So I relented no we went. Despite the pre-arrival disasters and the laughably poor GM response previously described, our room was quite spacious and nicely appointed — and service on property seemed otherwise fine. Our room was adjacent to the spa pool, apparently. We actually thought the room was better appointed than the suite we’d been assigned on our last summer stay. Old fashioned and traditional decor, yes. But nice quality decor, nonetheless. And the air con worked beautifully once we turned it on. That being said, there was no attempt at service recovery for the pre-arrival fiasco — and they still didn’t have the air con turned on before arrival as promised and only provided 2 extra bottles of water despite my pre-arrival requests. We still had issues calling reception and for valet with the phone ringing and no one answering. We had another great dinner at Addison. Will share details about that in a separate post. I had been turned off so thoroughly by the GM, however, that we decided to leave post-dinner (10:30 pm). It was just a 1 hr drive home at that late hour, after all. So we only were on property for about 7 hours — long enough to unpack, feed and walk the puppy, prep and change for dinner, have dinner, and change again before packing for departure. There were no adjustments at all at checkout for parking or resort fee charges despite the earlier fiascos. We learned later that the GM appointed only a year ago, Mr. Michael Donahue, had been sacked not long before, and the transitional interim GM Mr. Tormey had only recently been named as the new permanent GM. Seems there are management issues galore here, indeed. This certainly will be the last time we ever stay at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar under Mr. Tormey’s stewardship. I certainly plan to avoid future stays at any hotel under Mr. Tormey’s stewardship. His handling of this matter doesn’t represent 5* luxury service or appropriate handling of bad service. He’s a bad apple to me.

BillR2390

Del Mar Grand lives up to its billing.

Reviewed 1 november, 2021

Spacious, beautiful clean rooms with all the amenities except a Keurig coffee maker. They do have a Nespresso machine in each room. Very friendly staff from valet all the way to housekeeping. Nice lap pool and large exercise facility with modern equipment. Golf course on property

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LMFT

Reviewed 30 october, 2021

The Fairmont hotel is amassing. It truly is a one of a kind 5 star service. The employees are friendly and extremely accommodating. The cleanliness of the hotel shows everywhere, especially in the rooms. When I ravel to San Diego this is my hotel of choice I have stayed at other hotels there, but none of the other hotels is as grand and beautiful as the Grand Del Mar. Can't wait to be there again.

Josephinr M