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Winter’s Hottest Escape: Fairmont Grand Del Mar

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The natural beauty of southern California’s coast and canyons beckons dreamers and seekers to experience its mystique and possibilities. During these times of health and safety concerns, we remain tentative about traveling. But our dreams of a fantastical getaway live on and inspire. When we do venture out, we do so with high hopes and expectations and a greater appreciation of the wonders of travel.

Fairmont Grand Del Mar makes those dreams a reality, an escape to luxurious comfort that is balm for the soul. Anticipation grows as you follow the tree lined lane through the hillside to the dramatic grand entrance, a vision of Mediterranean splendor drenched in SoCal sunshine. It emerges as a mirage, its architecture breathtaking and a promise of the elegant retreat that awaits. Instantly captivated by its welcoming charm, guests experience extraordinary hospitality and care, exquisite accommodations, acclaimed Michelin Star dining, and a wondrous setting for its four heated pools, luxury Five Star Spa, and 18 hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio.


It is said a picture says a thousand words, but even these pictures cannot convey the total Fairmont Grand experience. Immersed in indescribably blissful luxury, guests are pampered in this beautiful Del Mar haven assured of the enhanced protocols of cleanliness, with health safety #1 priority for guests and staff, masks and social distancing in common areas, and hand sanitizing throughout.

Sumptuous comfort and beauty define the lavish luxury found in the choices from the 249 spacious guest rooms, suites, and villas, rich in first class amenities and the height of European styled elegance in every element of design and decor, from the realms of your parlour to boudoir and bath. The Old World splendor extends throughout, with spacious baths featuring a separate deep soaking tub and shower, plushest towels and lounging robes. Stunning views from expansive balconies and terraces extend across the 400 acre estate embracing fragrant gardens, Grand Golf Club championship golf course, to the picturesque Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve. Poolside rooms for adults only present access to the relaxation pool and its surrounds. Family friendly guest rooms and suites are inviting with special amenities tailored for children.


Activities at the resort abound from the pools, tennis, yoga, fitness classes, equestrian center, canyon trails, and famously, premier golf and spa. Golf at Tom Fazio’s masterpiece course is a scenic wonder with each of the 18 holes designed to capture the natural backdrop of Los Penasquitos Canyon accenting challenging elevations, lush fairways, and memorable bunkers. The much acclaimed Spa at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar sets a high bar with a comprehensive menu of body treatments, massage, health and beauty services set in a serene sanctuary of peace and tranquility. And beyond, San Diego is a treasure trove of attractions, nearby beaches, Zoo and Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld and Legoland, all accessible from your beautiful Fairmont abode with helpful concierge service. Restrictions and closures due to Covid 19 are constantly being updated.

Spectacular dining at Addison begins with an impeccable array of fresh seasonal ingredients and a stellar chef designed menu paired with an extensive curated wine collection of California’s finest and selections from around the world. Exceptional tasting menus bring cuisine to new levels with signature preparations of seafood to steak, oysters, truffles, duck, caviar, exquisite presentations of ever changing palate pleasers. Dining is truly an unforgettable experience at Addison.

The prestigious Fairmont Grand Del Mar has been recognized world wide for excellence, acclaimed as a Forbes 5 Star resort and San Diego’s only Forbes 5 Star Spa, one of only 60 in the world. San Diego’s only Michelin Star Dining can be found at Addison, the Fairmont’s signature restaurant. The Fairmont Grand received the AAA 5 Diamond Luxury Award, Trip Advisor Traveler’s #1Luxury Hotel, and is home to San Diego’s premier golf resort. Your stay at Fairmont Grand Del Mar guarantees only the finest and promises the getaway of your dreams.

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