5300 Grand Del Mar
San Diego, California
from $300- $6,000 per night, approx.
Beach = Torrey Pines State Reserve 4.7 miles
SAN DIEGO, CALIF.-- In a world where beaches set the standard for hotel popularity, San Diego County County resorts have proven that life isn't just another pretty beach. How superficial would you be to think that way?
The Grand Del Mar, one of the newest luxury resorts in California (opened in 2007,) has quickly risen from a set of blueprints to a top rated resort with no beach or ocean view in sight! Why? Service, amenities, golf, spa, and pure escapism that doesn't tug on you to be doing something all the time.
There's a love of land where the resort was built, as volunteers come and work in the fields to maintain natural assets that surround and weave in & out of the 249-room /suite Five Diamond Property.
When the resort was built from the ground up, a lot of thought went into the building of a place that would maintain a sense of place within the landscape. The acclaimed 400-acre luxury resort destination north of San Diego is not too far from the beach so you still get the fine weather and famous afternoon breezes.
Golfers around the globe know San Diego is one of the world's premier golfing destinations and they can't overlook the fabulous Tom Fazio designed golf course. In additional to golf, the Forbes Five-Star renaissance-inspired spa, award-winning dining and an exclusive residential enclave of eight Villas within the property offer amenities and appointments that the elite seek, though the villas are also quite popular with the local crowd for weddings, special occasions and escapes!
For the ultimate in luxury, Brisa
Villa is a Mediterranean-inspired
bungalow which includes a dedicated
elevator, two-car garage, personal
luxury golf cart, landscaped yard,
climate-controlled patio and built-in
outdoor stainless steel grill and
refrigerator. State of the art sound and
media equipment in the media room are
best enjoyed sitting in the custom
leather recliners. Then there's the
retractable floor-to-ceiling windows
accented by hand-stenciled ceilings and
European marble columns.
Opened in October 2007 on 380-acres east of Interstate 5 in Del Mar, the resort took around two years to build and complete. Plantings of more than 500 trees, tile work for a 75-foot-long mosaic tile fountain, a 21,000-square-foot spa, four swimming pools, two outdoor tennis courts, a clubhouse, Club M and an 18-hole golf course offer a few sports activities for those seeking to exercise or relax.
The Spanish Revival and Mediterranean style created by architect Addison Mizner (Cloister Hotel at Sea Island, Ga.) makes a grand statement, just what developer Manchester Grand Resorts was looking for when they spent $270 million for the dream resort.