Ratings based on 284 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 out of 5
99% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.9 Room comfort
4.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from US

5 stars all the way

Posted Nov 27, 2016
Pros: Beautiful grounds and pools. Excellent spa. Facilities and service outstanding.
Cons: Thanksgiving dinner buffet was great, but dessert table was very lacking - only a few pastries offered (no pumpkin pie, ice-cream, fruits or cakes)
Location: Not close to beach but shuttle and beach set up offered.
Wonderful hotel. Beautiful facility in a beautiful setting. Great staff.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 28, 2016 by Claire K., Hotel Management
Thank you for the five-star rating and particularly for noting our Five Star spa and Grand Beach Service. We are thankful this Thanksgiving for guests like you and hope to welcome you back very soon!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Seattle

Great Resort Property

Posted Nov 18, 2016
This is a marvelous property, with two very good restaurants onsite and a cozy bar. We were dissappointed to get a room directly actoss from an elevator. I suppose this is because we booked through Expedia, rather than going directly through Fairmont.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 22, 2016 by Claire K., Hotel Management
Thank you for your five-out-of-five review. We are happy to accommodate guest room location requests, regardless of how the stay was booked. We hope to welcome you back soon.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Parker, USA

Luxury in Del Mar

Posted Oct 24, 2016
Cons: It's enormous; it took a while to walk to our room
We had a great visit at this hotel. Everything was as one would expect from a 5 star hotel and more. Our room was very luxurious with private balcony. We didn't use the family pool, but the adults-only pool was very nice. The water was heated and it's the first time that I've heard music played underwater - what an interesting experience. The spa was also 5-star all the way. Afternoon tea is also a must - the pastry chef is obviously first class!
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 2, 2016 by Claire K., Hotel Management
Thank you for the five-star rating. We are delighted to hear that you had such a well-rounded stay, from our pools to our five-star spa. With just 249 rooms situated on 400 acres, we often hear that our boutique resort feels expansive, but we hope the service you experienced was warm and approachable.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Beautiful, luxurious hotel

Posted Oct 14, 2016
Location: Loved La Jolla.
Lovely, spacious, supremely comfortable rooms. Fabulous staff.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 17, 2016 by Claire K., Hotel Management
Thank you for rating us with a perfect score. We are delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay and agree that La Jolla is truly a gem here in San Diego that is not to be missed!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 13, 2016
Einzigartiges Ressort, man müsste 6 Sterne vergeben!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 17, 2016 by Claire K., Hotel Management
Vielen Dank fuer Ihr nettes feedback. Wir hoffen Sie bald wieder im Fairmont Grand Del Mar begruessen zu duerfen.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from US

Posted Oct 13, 2016
Great resort!! Excellent customer service! Spa and adult pool are amazing! Everything was top notch.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 17, 2016 by Claire K., Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments, which I will be sure to share with the team, and particularly for your photos, which I know will be much appreciated by the rest of the Expedia community.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Luxury hotel away from the beach

Posted Oct 11, 2016
The staff was incredible at this resort. Rooms are very comfortable and our room overlooking the courtyard was very quiet. The spa experience was very good. Our only complaint was the food at the restaurant was not good and the service also didn't match the rest of the hotel. We found ourselves needing to leave the hotel for meals though it was far away.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 17, 2016 by Claire K., Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your feedback, which I will be sure to share with the food and beverage team. We are delighted to have received five out of five from you and hope that you will visit us again -- next time, I hope you will try our courtesy car to explore the nearby coastal communities or even our Grand Beach Service, which includes complimentary round-trip transportation, beach chairs, umbrellas and towels.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Massachusetts

Beautiful Place

Posted Sep 22, 2016
Pros: Secluded location away from the hustle and bustle. Large room and bath. Nice gardens to relax in. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Not far from the shore. Short drive south into San Diego, about a half hour to the airport.
My wife and I were in San Diego for a music festival and we stayed here. The hotel and grounds are gorgeous. The staff is friendly. The rooms are huge with all the amenities you could possibly want. Looks like they have a nice golf course if you are into that, I am not.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 26, 2016 by Claire K., Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us during the Kaaboo music festival. We often hear from guests such as you that we offer the best of both worlds: a tranquil retreat that is in close proximity to San Diego's top events, attractions and beaches. We hope to welcome you back for next year's festival--if not sooner!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Fabulous hotel and golf course.

Posted Sep 11, 2016
Beautiful hotel in elegant Eurooean style. Lovely furnishings throughout. Excellent service provided by every member of the staff. Wonderful golf course and club house.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 20, 2016 by Claire K., Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. We are delighted you enjoyed the resort furnishings, golf course and club house. We hope to welcome you back soon.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Grosses Hotel mit kleiner Küche

Posted Sep 10, 2016 on Ebookers
Pros: Ausstattung, Service
Cons: Auswahl der Speisen. Breitere Zubereitungsarten welche internationale Gäste anspricht.
Location: Sehr schöne und ruhige Lage. Einerseits klimatisch ideal, andererseits kann Zentrum von San Diego in 20 Minuten erreicht werden.
luxuriöses Hotel ruhiger, grosszügiger Lage. Man kann dem morgentlichen Küstennebel ausweichen. Professionelle Reception, sehr aufmerksamer Service. Zimmer inkl Bad grandios, perfekte Sauberkeit. Leider nur sehr eingeschränkte Speisekarte im Haupthaus. zudem mit deutlich spürbarem spanischen Einfluss. Bei längerem Aufenthalten ist ein Pic Nic im Hotelzimmer eine Alternatve.