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Awards & Accolades

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Awards & Accolades


The #1 Hotel in the United States Has a California Address

In 2014, The Grand Del Mar achieved the esteemed distinction of #1 Hotel in the United States  (#14 worldwide) and #1 Luxury Hotel in the United States (#11 worldwide) as awarded by prominent travel authority, TripAdvisor. This accomplishment follows a growing list of prestigious accolades: California’s #1 Resort in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Awards and California’s first triple Five-Star resort in 2012 receiving Forbes Travel Guide’s highest rating for its hotel, spa and restaurant – an honor held by only 10 destinations in the world.

Resort

  • Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel, 2012 – 2014
  • AAA Five Diamond Award, 2009 – 2014
  • #1 Hotel in the U.S., TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice, 2014
  • California's #1 Resort (#4 in the U.S.), Travel + Leisure 2013 World's Best Awards, 2013
  • Best Hotels in the U.S., U.S. News Travel,  2012 – 2014
  • Top Five Luxury Hotels in the U.S. (#1 in 2012, 2014), TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice, 2012 – 2014
  • #1 Best Hotel in San Diego, U.S. News Travel, 2014
  • #1 Best Hotel in California, U.S. News Travel, 2014
  • World's Best Hotels for Families, Travel + Leisure 2013 World's Best Awards, 2013
  • Best Local Hotel & Best Sommelier, Ranch & Coast's Readers' Choice Best of 2013, March 2013
  • Top 20 Resorts in Southern California, Condé Nast Traveler’s Best in the World 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards, November 2012, 2013
  • Recycler of the Year, City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department, June 2012, 2013
  • Best of Hotels, Readers' Choice, Del Mar Times, 2010 – 2013
  • Top 10 San Diego Romantic Hotels, Gayot.com, 2011 – 2013
  • #1 Best San Diego Resort and Spa, Examiner.com, February, 2011
  • Rated #20 among Top 25 Hotels in the U.S., TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice, January 2011
  • Top 500 Hotels in the U.S., Travel + Leisure, 2010, 2011
  • Top 100 Mainland U.S. Resorts, Condé Nast Traveler’s Best in the World 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards, November 2010, November 2011
  • Paragon Award, Corporate Meetings & Incentives, 2013
  • Best Ballroom, Smart Meetings' Smart Stars Awards, Gold Winner, 2013
  • Gold Key Award, Meetings & Conventions Magazine, 2009 – 2012
  • Best Hotel in the United States, Global Traveler Reader Survey, 2009, 2010
  • Platinum Choice Award, Smart Meetings, 2008 – 2010
  • Best Hotel Dining, Southern California Meetings + Events Readers' Choice Awards, September 2009
  • Top 30 Resorts in U.S./Canada, Travel + Leisure 2009 World's Best Awards, August 2009
  • Merit and Distinction Award, Medical Meetings Readers' Choice Awards, June 2009
  • Best Gala Venue, Ranch & Coast Reader’s Choice, 2009, 2010
  • Rated #3 among Top Ten Unforgettable Wedding Destinations in the U.S., We TV, March 2009
  • Best by Service – Perfect Score of 100, Condé Nast Traveler’s 2009 Gold List, January 2009
  •  #4 Mainland U.S. Resort, Condé Nast Traveler’s 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards, November 2008
  •  Top New Hotel and Top New Spa, Condé Nast Traveler’s 2008 Hot List, May 2008
  • Four and a half-star review (out of five), Los Angeles Times, December 2007
  • Top New U.S. Hotel, Gayot.com, November 2007
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