The ultimate, north county San Diego resort and spa.
Whether you want pampering at a first-rate spa, golfing on San Diego's only Tom Fazio-designed course, dining at a haute cuisine restaurant or hiking in Southern California's Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar has it all. It's truly hard to exaggerate the opulence of this 380-acre property. The architecture is fashioned after the grand villas of Italy, France and Spain, as adopted by American architect Addison Mizner (for whom the restaurant is named). Service is top-notch; the staff meets your needs before you even realize you have them. The 249 rooms all offer goose down-topped beds, Italian marble bathrooms, oversized tubs, mini-bars and flat-screen TVs. Business travelers will enjoy the combination of luxury and practicality: the meeting facilities boast 20,000 square feet of functional space, including the latest audio/visual technology. Brides will enjoy planning their fairy tale weddings at the on-site chapel, grand ballroom or sweeping lawn. Gourmands and oenophiles are drawn to Addison, where the team of chef William Bradley and an esteemed group of sommeliers offer a one-of-a-kind sensory experience, arguably the best dining in San Diego. As for horse lovers, there's a 20,000-square-foot, eight-stall equestrian center with tack and feed rooms and an expansive riding area, not to mention eight trail horses and ponies. Far enough away from the city to feel like a country escape, but near enough for sightseeing at local beaches, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo or SeaWorld, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar enjoys an ideal location.