At a young 6 years old, The Grand Del Mar, is San Diego’s only Forbes Five-Star luxury resort and one of the nicest hotels in Southern California! While it’s a great destination for a romantic getaway, it’s also a prime setting for a quick rejuvenation for the entire family! And with the holidays right around the corner, The Grand Del Mar is ready and waiting for you and your family!
But before we get to anything kid-friendly. Let’s focus on the great part of The Grand Del Mar that was made for parents needing a heavenly break: The Grand Del Mar Spa. Particularly the Renaissance Massage where your body lays upon a warm bed and once comfortable, lowered into a non-gravity floatation existence! Be sure to book your treatment even before you check in to make sure you get the desired time you wish.
The Grand Del Mar spa is so beautiful and soothing, if you don't arrive early to enjoy ‘doing absolutely nothing’ in the relaxation room you'll be disappointed! Like most spas, you are always welcome to enjoy a day-pass, yet if you do pick a treatment, pick one that is signature to The Grand Del Mar like: The Renaissance!
The Renaissance is 90 minutes of glory beginning with mineral rich mud lathered on your body until they wrap you up in a warm blanket while the soft table your body rests upon is lowered and you are left floating without gravity. Pure heaven.
With such attention to detail for the experience of each of their guests, The Grand Del Mar almost feels like a boutique property with all of the rooms facing either the Golf Course or the Pool.
The four pools on property are all heated and include an adults-only spa pool as well as a children’s pool.
Hello Dad’s? Yes, the par-72, 18-hole Tom Fazio designed Grand Golf Club course has amazing views and expands over 380 scenic acres.
The Kids Club AKA The Explorer’s Club, an interactive colorful center filled with activities and electronics to excite the kids , is open daily. And at $15 per child/per hour, enjoying that massage and romantic dinner is a easy. On New Years Eve (book early) from what I hear, this night is a favorite among repeat visitors.
Restaurants: Amaya. All day service and you can either sit inside or outdoor. Addison - award winning fine dining (dinner only) restaurant featuring French cuisine from Chef William Bradley
Do NOT Miss The Grand Del Mar's Special Holiday Promotions!
**Special prices during this Holiday Season until December 2013 are:
The Grand SPA:
Book a 60 minute therapeutic massage and receive a complimentary upgrade to 90 minutes or a deep-conditioning hair treatment plus 2 hours of Explorer’s Club for one child during your appointment
Children/Family Holiday Activities for 2013:
Glow Golf Driving Contests
Nov 29-Dec 27 at 5:30pm:
Resort guests of all ages can “glow” for a low score and in turn win prizes as they compete in glow-in-the-dark driving contests.
Complimentary for resort guests only.
Holiday Afternoon Tea
Dec 4-Dec 29 from 2-4pm:
Elegant Afternoon Tea service with holiday treats. $45.
Chestnut Roasting at the Front Drive
Dec 15-Dec 25 from 4-6pm:
Complimentary for Resort guests.
5th Annual Nutcracker Holiday Tea
Sunday and Monday Dec 22 & 23 at 11am and 1:30pm.
Family -friendly tea service (two courses) plus a 45-minute abridged performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet by the Scripps Performing Arts Youth Academy. A portion of ticket sales is donated to Isabella’s Giraffe Club.
Polar Express Pajama Party
Dec 20 at 8pm.
Resort Guests bring a pillow and wear their favorite PJ’s for an evening of a classic holiday movie, popcorn and hot cocoa. Complimentary for resort guests.
Story time with Santa
Dec 22 at 4pm
St. Nick lights the Grand Del Mar Christmas Tree and for a reading of the classic “The Night Before Christmas.” Complimentary for resort guests.
Winter Wonders Animal Visit
Dec 27 3:30-4:15pm
An annual event for animal lovers to meet a fox, chinchilla, lynx and more.
Complimentary for resort guests.
For those who wish fine dining instead of a dirty kitchen, The Grand Del Mar restaurants Addison and Amaya offer special dinning options on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
For holiday reservations: 858-314-1996
The Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Court
San Diego, CA 92130