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Spend a night at the five-star Fairmont Grand Del Mar for $299 (instead of $500)

Spend a night at the five-star Fairmont Grand Del Mar for $299 (instead of $500)
The lobby of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego. (Fairmont Grand Del Mar)

The Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego this year earned three five-star ratings — for its hotel, restaurant and spa — from the Forbes Travel Guide. Now the luxury resort gives travelers a break with $299 rooms to mark its 11th anniversary.

The deal: The 400-acre property opened in 2007 as the Grand Del Mar until it was sold to the Fairmont brand in 2015.

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The Fairmont Grand Del Mar opened in 2007.
The Fairmont Grand Del Mar opened in 2007. (Fairmont Grand Del Mar)

Rooms usually start at $500 a night. The anniversary price comes with a $50 food and beverage resort credit, free self-parking and a bottle of bubbly.

When: You must book by Sept. 30 for stays through Jan. 31. Price is based on availability.

Tested: I checked several overnight weekend dates in October and November and found the $299 price available for a room with one king-sized bed or two queen beds. This is a good deal for anyone who wants to sample why this resort receives so much buzz.

The entrance to the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, where you can stay for $299 a night through Jan. 31.
The entrance to the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, where you can stay for $299 a night through Jan. 31. (Fairmont Grand Del Mar)

Info: Fairmont Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego; (858) 314-2000

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