Kids in Robes

Roc DillmanThe Grand Del Mar, is only 6 years old and one of San Diego’s premier resorts!  Great for families looking for a quick getaway as well as couples wanting a romantic escape close to home.  With the holidays right around the corner, The Grand Del Mar  is ready and waiting for you and your spouse or your entire family!

What I like most about The Grand Del Mar Resort is that the staff makes you feel so relaxed and comfortable.  Everyone from the staff in the kids club to their salon to The Grand Del Mar Spa are warm and welcoming.  I visited the spa for a Renaissance Massage and have never experienced anything like it before.  The massage starts on a warm bed, where when you are comfortable, they lowered my body into a non-gravity floatation!  I felt like I was a baby back in my mom’s tummy.  Just floating in warm water!  They then spread mud on my skin and I was invited into a shower with 9 jets aiming at me, plus a rain shower as well!  Truly an experience I won’t soon forget!

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 one I can’t stop thinking about: The Renaissance!

The property has four heated pools, which include an adults-only spa pool as well as a children’s pool.

Meg DillmanDad will be happy that there is an 18 hole golf course and kids will be thrilled visiting the open daily Explorer’s Club, an interactive colorful center filled with activities and electronics.   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.

They have two Restaurants: Amaya. All day service and you can either sit inside or outdoor. And Addison – award winning fine dining (dinner only) restaurant featuring French cuisine from Chef William Bradley!

Below is a video I’ve made about The Grand Del Mar!  Don’t miss it!

Also to see what The Grand Del Mar is offering for their Special Holiday Promotions,  keep reading underneath the video below to see the specials for this November and December 2013!


**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.

meg DillmanChestnut 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, Roc Dillman at Explorer's Club in Grand Del Marpopcorn 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