Fairmont Grand Del Mar

The exquisite Fairmont Grand Del Mar is an amazing Forbes Five Star Resort, a AAA Five Star award winning resort and is the 2019 Number One Luxury Hotel in California! I’m just going to say it was like stepping into the most amazing fairy tale for three days and I can’t wait to return.

So, I was fortunate enough to enjoy a recent girl’s getaway at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar and I cannot begin to express how fabulous it was. When we arrived, we instantly felt as though we had been transported to an elegant old-world Mediterranean estate in Southern California with signature charm and impeccable service. Magnificently situated on 400 acres in a pristine coastal canyon five miles from the Pacific Ocean, Fairmont Grand Del Mar shines as TripAdvisor’s #1 Luxury Hotel in San Diego.

The exquisite 249-room resort was a perfect summer escape from the Arizona summer heat.  We spent our days lounging by the amazing pool and simply breathing in the aromatic wonderland of the lush landscaping. Seriously, the property provided everything we desired!

My expansive suite was very luxurious and comfortable. It had a spacious marble bathroom with a deep and relaxing soaking tub. My suite overlooked the adult spa pool and had an expansive balcony which made for the loveliest backdrop for quiet morning coffee or spectacular girls only sunset cocktails, which we enjoyed every single day!

The views of the resort’s gardens were nothing short of breathtaking and I couldn’t help but relax as we enjoyed the comfort of this private, tranquil and exclusive retreat. Such a wonderful and welcome getaway!

Among our favorite spots were the Lobby Lounge and bar area, which is situated just next to the beautiful lobby and has elegant (yet comfortable) furnishings and beautiful fireplaces. One of their signature drinks (which we all absolutely loved!) was the Margarita Blossom- a perfectly refreshing happy hour cocktail.

Beyond this luxurious resort lies all of San Diego and Del Mar’s top attractions. You can find art galleries, museums, the best shopping districts, miles of coastal bliss as well as the world famous Del Mar Racetrack.

On this particular trip, it was the exciting Opening Day at Del Mar, which made for an extremely special experience for us.

The accommodating staff at the Fairmont were quick to recognize the special occasion and assisted us seamlessly with photos and arrangements with local restaurants and transportation. They were the very best!

In case you want to exercise, there are pro-style tennis courts, an 18-hole championship golf course and 37 miles of canyon preserve trails. I promise you this premier San Diego resort will meet your every need for fun and excitement.

With regard to their many, exceptional on-site restaurants, you’ll discover the Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s signature restaurant, Addison, which features Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef William Bradley’s artisanal approach to cooking, combining local ingredients with contemporary French influences.

Then there is Amaya, which will whisk you off to the coast of Italy, as you enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on the shaded terrace or within the relaxed yet refined dining room.

The Clubhouse Grill provides pre-round pick-me-ups to late-night cravings, Chef de Cuisine Jason Winton satisfies hungry diners with his delicious, approachable cuisine that keeps guests coming back for more.

Cent’Anni Café is a  gourmet café which offers organic iced teas, steaming espressos, breakfast on-the-go, pressed sandwiches, seasonal soups, fresh salads, gelato and daily special offerings.

Last but certainly not least is the Club M where you can lose yourself in the rhythmic beats and pulsing lights. This is the Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s sultry nightclub, where you can mix, mingle and dance the night away with live music and guest DJs every weekend. Quite fabulous and fun- just sayin’.

All of my very relaxed and happy girlfriends agreed as we left the MAGNIFICENT the Fairmont Grand Del Mar- when can we return? It was heaven on earth!

*Thank you Fairmont Grand Del Mar for sponsoring this post

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