Award-winning luxury retreat in San Diego

Fairmont Grand Del Mar, San Diego, California

Prado suite

Prado suite

Prado suite

Deluxe Veranda room with one king bed

Fairmont room with one king bed

Fairmont room with two queen beds

A gorgeous getaway designed in the style of an old-world Mediterranean estate, with access to world-class golfing

With five stars from Forbes in the Hotel, Restaurant and Hotel & Resort Spa categories, The Grand Del Mar has the shining distinction of being California’s only 15-star resort. And the accolades don’t stop there – this premier resort is also sitting pretty in the number-one spot on TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice rankings of both the best hotels in the United States and the nation’s top luxury hotels. To top it off, it also snagged a AAA Five Diamond Award the past five years, plus a spot on U.S. News & World Report Travel’s list of the Best Hotels in the U.S. the past two. 

How does it do it? To start, its grand Mediterranean style – inspired by renowned architect Addison Mizner – is reminiscent of a supremely opulent Italian estate. And, with San Diego’s warm, year-round climate, it’s easy to imagine you’re luxuriating under the Tuscan sun. Throw in impeccable service, a five-star spa, world-class dining, a championship Tom Fazio golf course, first-rate sporting facilities, and spacious, perfectly appointed guest rooms, and you’ve got all the trappings you’d expect in one of the most magnificent resorts in the world.

We like

  • Blissing out with an indulgent treatment in the award-winning, five-star spa
  • Admiring the grandiose Mediterranean-style architecture and décor
  • Enjoying complimentary transportation to and from the area’s scenic coastal towns
  • Splurging on a meal to remember at Addison

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