Marble, crystal and gold are a common theme that can be found throughout The Grand Del Mar resort located in San Diego, CA. The opulent decor is trumped only by the stunning landscape that surrounds the property. Situated adjacent to the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, and only a few miles from the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve that hugs the California coastline, The Grand Del Mar is a luxurious retreat.
Whether it’s a family vacation that includes hanging poolside, hiking and eating pasta, or a romantic getaway with a fine dining experience, relaxing day at the spa and private golf lesson, you’ll find that The Grand Del Mar offers a custom experience that is sure to fit your wants and needs.
Lavish Guest Rooms and Suites at The Grand Del Mar
The resort has 249 rooms and suites that feature lavish Mediterranean decor such as marble counters, showers and floors, crystal chandelier lighting, gold accents, and balconies with impressive views of the scenery.
Most rooms offer the following complimentary amenities:
- In-room wired and wireless Internet access
- Local and 800 number calls
- In-room bottled waters and espresso machines
- Twice-daily housekeeping service
- Daily newspaper delivery – choice at check-in
- Mini Bar (prices vary)
- Self parking
Some suites include a gas fireplace, kitchenette, dining room, living room, or outdoor terrace.
Five-Star Dining and Poolside Fare at The Grand Del Mar
For a five-star dinner experience, Addison offers award-winning contemporary French cuisine paired with private label wines (bottled exclusively for The Grand Del Mar) in an elegant setting.
For an American cuisine menu with a European influence, try breakfast, lunch or dinner at Amaya. With the look, feel, and taste of the Mediterranean, guests can indulge in menu items such Seared Diver Scallop with Duck Confit and Golden Chanterelle Ragout ($15), Center Cut Rotisserie Pork Chop with Mushroom and Potato Hash and Blue Cheese ($32), or Roasted Duck Breast with Spiced Carrot Puree, Smokey Red Cabbage, and Honey-Roasted Turnips ($32). For $55, guests can try the Chef’s Tasting Menu that includes a first course, main course and dessert.
A vegetarian menu is also available and includes items such as Tomato Pappardelle with Tarragon, Tomatoes, and Parmigiano-Reggiano ($16) or Goat Cheese-Stuffed Artichoke Hearts with Pistachio-Sweet Pepper Romesco with Crispy Capers and Arugula ($27).
For a private dining event, The Grand Del Mar offers a variety of options, including the Wine Cellar that seats up to twelve guests in an extravagant 3,450-bottle cellar. One-hour private wine tastings are also available for $95 per person and include up to six wines.
Five-Star Spa at The Grand Del Mar
The award-winning spa at The Grand Del Mar provides a relaxing and peaceful environment with custom treatments that embody their theme of “Renaissance” and incorporate resources from the natural surroundings, such as mineral muds, native herbs and healing botanicals.
The menu of treatments includes Wraps, Facial Therapies, Manual Lymph Drainage, Tried Treatments, and Touch Therapies such as a salt scrub, reflexology or Vichy shower.
The signature 90-minute Renaissance Touch Therapy ($325) includes a mineral-rich mud wrap, Swiss shower with multiple shower heads, and relaxing full body massage, but the most unique part of this therapy is the free-floating bed. Guests sink down into this warm waterbed and are then covered with additional warm water flaps on top to provide them with an experience of being enveloped in a fluid yet snug environment. It allows for twenty minutes of deep relaxation and release of tension.
The spa offers the following complimentary amenities:
- Access to the adults-only Relaxation Pool
- Fitness Center use
- Fitness classes
- 2 hours of Explorer’s Club use for one
- (ages 5—12)
- Valet parking
- Wet and dry saunas
- Indoor whirlpools
- Separate men’s and women’s Relaxation Lounges with fireplaces
- Plush bathrobes and slippers
- Signature hot teas, seasonal muffins and handcrafted chocolates
- All-natural spa products
Outdoor Activities at The Grand Del Mar
With an abundance of open space near the resort, The Grand Del Mar offers a wide variety of outdoor activities.
The Tom Fazio-designed par-72 golf course is situated on 380 acres of manicured fairways and greens with rolling hills, bunkers, and water features. There is also a 5,000-square-foot driving range and 50,000-square foot Clubhouse. Fees range from $215-$250. Private lessons range from one hour to a full day and start at $175.
With 37 miles of canyon preserve trails nearby, guests can enjoy a complimentary Saturday morning four-mile canyon to waterfall guided hike, or book a private hike ($75) for a longer trek or to explore a different area. Another way to see the scenery is by horse or mountain bike. Bike rentals and guided rides are available.
With the coast located only five miles from the resort, guest can take advantage of the courtesy transportation (within 1 14-mile radius), or the complimentary Grand Beach service that includes transportation to/from Del Mar’s 18th Street beach; set-up of beach chairs and umbrellas; beach towels and bottled waters. Sailing, surfing and kayaking excursions are also available.
If you’d rather enjoy the amenities of the resort, guests can lounge by the pool or reserve a tennis court.
Green Initiatives at The Grand Del Mar
Located in a such a beautiful natural setting, it’s no wonder that The Grand Del Mar has taken steps to preserve the environment. Beyond the elementary green initiatives such as recycling, using energy-efficient lighting and allowing guests to re-use towels and lines, the resort goes above and beyond by using glass, China, and cutlery instead of paper or plastic service ware, strives to serve organic, local and in-season produce on their menu, and offers chemical-free dry cleaning.
To protect their natural setting, the resort utilizes a three-acre lake to contain the water runoff, uses organic fertilizer for landscaping and moisture sensors on the golf course to prevent over watering. These are just a few of the steps that the resort is taking to protect and preserve the local environment and the planet as a whole.
5300 Grand Del Mar Court
San Diego, CA 92130 USA