San Diego

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

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Why We Love It

  • Ranked #1 of 280 Hotels in San Diego on TripAdvisor
  • Earned Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers' Choice Award for Top 20 Resorts in Southern California in 2015
  • It's packed with amenities and family activities
  • Nestled in a secluded canyon, this hotel is in an idyllic setting among the surrounding mountains

“Mind-blowing indulgence” -- Fodor’s

Map & Directions

The Fairmont Grande Del Mar is about a 35-minute drive from San Diego International Airport (SAN).

Rooms & Rates

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Tucked away in the secluded Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve just north of San Diego, this AAA 5-Diamond hotel offers stunning views from nearly every inch of the property.

The lush Mediterranean-style grounds are loaded with amenities. The hotel is home to one of Southern California’s premier golf courses and also has tennis courts, horseback riding trails, multiple pools and the 21,000-square-foot Spa at Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

Those looking to venture beyond the resort can drive 30 minutes to the renowned San Diego Zoo or take advantage of complimentary roundtrip transportation to Del Mar's 18th Street beach, which also includes beach towels, bottled water and beach chair/umbrella set-up when reserved 24 hours in advance. The resort offers other amenities from complimentary parking and Internet, to limousine service within 14 miles, to childcare service during spa treatments, and much more.

From the press:
  • “Mind-blowing indulgence in serene surroundings” – Fodor’s
  • “This palatial Mediterranean-style resort truly offers something for everyone” – Forbes Travel Guide
  • “It's truly hard to exaggerate the opulence of this 380-acre property” -- Gayot
  • "A hearty helping of luxury" -- U.S. News Travel



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Games room
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Complimentary chauffeur service
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Business center
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station
  • Video games on request

Internet President's Club Members enjoy complimentary internet access.

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Internet access (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Crib available on request, free of charge.
Extra bed available on request free of charge.
Extra person charge is $50 + tax per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request; small dogs (maximum weight 25 lbs). A nonrefundable one-time cleaning fee of $150.00 USD will be charged to the credit card on file. The only guest rooms that accommodate pets are the 1st Floor Fairmont Rooms.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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