Fairmont Grand Del Mar

4.5 star rating

This hotel is rated between 4 and 5 stars. 4 star - Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services. 5 star - Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 2158 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-4.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Fell in love with their immaculate property, but spa was under par

    Reviewed by catb0xh0ney(Los Angeles, California) on Nov 23, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Came here for wedding anniversary, and loved the property! The grounds were very well kept, the golf course is beautiful, the trails were nice (not strenuous even though the signs say so), very pet friendly, the pools were warm and still open during covid-19 (Canon and Alex were extremely helpful), the service in general was perfect. Addison was the highlight of our stay, the meal was beautiful and delicious and happy they offered a white truffle dish. One disappointing part of our trip however was the Spa. I booked 2 massages for myself and my husband, and his was decent whereas mine was very much underwhelming to the point that I wondered if my masseuse was even licensed. I told her that my pain points were my neck and shoulders and if she could focus on that area more, and she didn't. She used no pressure and oddly focused more on my arms and feet, using just stoking strides which was weird. She also didn't tell me about the mask option because I couldn't breath with my mask on and she gave no direction with that - i ended up loosening it up a bit on my own so that I could breath. My husband later told me that his masseuse gave him direction and told him that if it was harder to breath, he can remove his mask because there was some sort of cup thing under the headrest which was fine. The massage rooms were outdoor cabanas due to covid-19 which initially sounded romantic, but in reality it was not relaxing due to a dog that was chewing on a squeaky toy half the time in a nearby hotel room (not the hotel's fault though and we love dogs, but just not ideal during a massage) and people talking loudly nearby. Since my husband got a decent massage, I chalk it up to just getting someone that wasn't good and/or didn't care to provide a good experience. Overall, it was a nice experience even during the covid-19 times. Everything was clean, sanitizer around every corner and I felt pretty safe on the property. We would definitely come back again! I would just be weary of the spa and ask for someone with more experience. They also just started putting up the Christmas decorations, and the place looks even more magical for the holidays!

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-4

    COVID staycation

    Reviewed by kayb2345(San Diego, California) on Nov 01, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Took the family on a COVID staycation. Got the Palazzo suite and the pictures don’t do it justice, it is HUGE! The bedroom is a generous size and feels very separate from the parlor area which has a separate kitchenette area (about the size of an apartment) and dining table. The patio isn’t enclosed but still felt private. Everything has this older elegance theme - from the books on the bookshelf, the ornate grates covering the vents, the fixtures and the decor. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous! Multiple pools and areas to explore. The outdoor gym overlooks the tennis courts. There are three walking trails. We did the 3 mile hike (about 1.5 ending near Carmel Mountain Road and back) which was mostly shaded, and had a trail for resort guests only. It was labeled as “strenuous” but there are only a few steep inclines and was very doable. A shuttle promptly picked us up for dinner at the Addison which all i’ll say is having had other tasting menus and Michelin starred meals - they definitely deserved 2 if not 3 stars. The servers made us feel comfortable and we had a fun time in addition to having an amazing meal!!! everyone is great and friendly and we had amazing stay except... We found a bloodstain on our sheets which just was unexpected for a room 1500+ per night. Didn’t want to make a huge fuss... but when I asked for a new set of sheets, I only got 2 flat sheets. It was already so late and given the overall apathetic response I received... we just toughed out the night. I know in general it’s not the worst thing in the world... but it left us disappointed.

    Unforgettable Experience

    Reviewed by Phuc D(San Jose, California) on Nov 01, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We have visited this property during the Covid 19 pandemic. The resort have applied carefully the AllSafe requirements to protect their guests & colleagues. Nice & Clean Property + Excellent Customer Service = Unforgettable Experience. I highly recommend this property if you are looking for a nice place to enjoy a weekend getaway.

    Get away bliss

    Reviewed by Curious10725072758() on Oct 29, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We had been looking toward this get away for some time. We arrived Friday afternoon. Our room was pool side, very spacious and had a private patio. Friday evening we enjoyed dinner at AMAYA. Relaxed atmosphere, attentive staff, and the food was delicious. We enjoyed it so much that we had breakfast at AMAYA both Saturday and Sunday. I had the opportunity to have a massage and the massage therapist made my Saturday even more relaxing. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Service was superb from the moment we arrived to the moment we departed. And we can't wait to be back.

    Paul Queenan

    Reviewed by paulq786() on Oct 03, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    My wife and I just spent 5days at The Del Mar Fairmont. This is our 5 visit to the hotel and as always the hotel the service the food wonderful. Plus they always make us feel welcome.This is one of the most beautiful hotels that I have visited in the US. If your visiting the San Diego area make it a must stop and go to the Grand Del Mar its always 5 star.