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The Grand Del Mar

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  • Outstanding service
  • Spacious guestrooms and suites
  • Beautiful views
  • Family-friendly
  • Array of on-site activities
  • Game room fee
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Sophisticated Style

This property values its guests and provides the utmost attention to every detail of service. Ascetically pleasing inside and out, this property features the finest amenities and concierge services. The staff is extremely accommodating and is constantly looking for ways to improve the stay of their valued guests. This hotel features fine dining, elegant lounges and an array of five-star amenities.

Hotel Features
Rooms: 249
Hotel Vibe: Sophisticated Style
Interests: Business, Spa, Golf, Villas, Resort, Waterfront, Culinary
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The Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Court
Del Mar, CA 92130
  • Ranked 4th among Top 75 Mainland U.S. Resorts by Condé Nast Traveler's "Reader's Choice Awards," November 2008
  • Platinum Choice Award, Smart Meetings, December 2008
  • Top New Hotel and Top New Spa, Condé Nast Traveler's coveted "2008 Hot List"
  • Best Local Hotel and Best Gala Venue, Ranch & Coast "Reader's Choice Best of 2008"
  • Four and a half-star review (out of five), Los Angeles Times
  • Top New U.S. Hotel,
  • Addison - San Diego's first and only AAA Five Diamond restaurant, November 2008
  • Top New Spa, Condé Nast Traveler's coveted "2008 Hot List", May 2008
  • Voted "favorite spa" in the Silver Sage Reader's Choice Award from Spa magazine, November 2008
  • "Top 100 Golf Resorts" by Condé Nast Traveler, June 2008
The Grand Del Mar is located in coastal, northern San Diego, just east of I-5 and surrounded by the pristine coastal communities of La Jolla, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe. Just minutes from San Diego's renowned beaches, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, numerous restaurants and boutiques, and a short commute to Southern California's top attractions and the San Diego International Airport.

Hotel Overview

The Grand Del Mar features 249 elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites; San Diego's only Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course; two outdoor tennis courts; four swimming pools; regional dining, including Addison, the signature restaurant and Amaya, a Mediterranean-style venue; an enclave of residential Villas; and more than 20,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space.


After a hike in the canyon, a rejuvenating spa experience, or a day on the fairways, The Grand Del Mar's luxurious resort accommodations are the ideal retreat. Decorated in an elegant, yet inviting turn-of-the-century style with dark wood furnishings, crown moldings, stylish fixtures, and a jewel-toned color scheme, each of the 249 lavishly appointed guestrooms offer commanding views of the golf course or the serene nature preserve.

San Diego's newest resort also features 31 spacious suites, including a pair of 2,840-square-foot, two-bedroom presidential suites, 12 Palazzo Suites, five Veranda Suites and 12 Prado Suites. These expansive spaces are perfect for an extended stay with family and friends or a relaxing, ultra-luxury experience.


Addison features acclaimed Chef William Bradley's artisanal approach to cooking, offering contemporary French cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal California ingredients. For example, half of the produce served at Addison is procured from Crow's Pass Farms in Temecula.

Reflecting Bradley's classic style, menu highlights include entrees with intense flavors and simple, yet masterfully combined ingredients, such as Anise-Glazed Squab with Savoy Cabbage and Candied Quince, Butternut Squash Tortellini with Roasted Chestnuts and Ham Hock Consommé, and John Dory with Golden Chanterelles and Sauce Vin Jaune.


With spectacular fairways that wind throughout the scenic valleys of the beautiful Peñasquitos Canyon Reserve, the private rolling greens of The Grand Golf Club are the centerpiece of The Grand Del Mar luxury resort.

This championship-quality course deftly captures the essence of Southern California's coastal beauty with its varying elevation, diversity of its bunkering,and impeccable manicured fairways and greens.

Melding extreme playability with stunning natural beauty, the 18-hole, par-72 course features 7,160 yards spread over a lush 380 acres. A variety of tee locations span from 5,230 to 7,160 yards in length, accommodating all levels of play.


Embracing the creative and rejuvenating spirit of the Renaissance, The Spa at The Grand Del Mar symbolizes that bygone era with its emphasis on renewal and rebirth. The spa also gleans resources from the nearby Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, a natural wonderland replete with an abundance of flora and fauna. Created to deliver a sublime experience of relaxed, renewed and restorative wellness, the spa's comprehensive programs and a la carte services are designed to reconnect guests with enriching elements of the earth: warm mineral muds and clays, native herbs, soothing stones and calming botanicals.

Services offered encompass a full slate of natural therapies, including cleansing facials and invigorating hydrotherapy body treatments, plus fitness consultation and classes ranging from yoga to weight training, and nature walks and hikes in the adjacent Preserve.

Meetings & Events

The Grand Del Mar accommodates a full range of meetings and events -- from intimate cocktail parties, to romantic weddings to corporate functions. With a diverse array of meeting areas, the resort can host events for up to 600 and also houses an ornate chapel, making it a choice spot for weddings.

Amenities & Activities

  • Fully-equipped Fitness Center
  • Fitness classes ranging from yoga to body sculpting
  • Concierge services
  • Full-service Business Center
  • In-room high-speed and wireless Internet access
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service
  • Shoeshine
  • Bottled water in room
  • Courtesy transportation within 14-mile radius from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (subject to availability)

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