• Lobby Lounge Rendering

The Lobby Lounge

The Lobby Lounge at Fairmont Grand Del Mar has been magnificently reimagined to combine the lavish splendor of Italian palazzos with the natural grandeur of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. Indulge in afternoon tea as the San Diego sun casts its golden light through large arched windows, or linger into the evening over inspired tapas, sangrias, and elevated programming under the warm glow of Venetian glass chandeliers.  

5300 Grand Del Mar Way
San Diego, California 92130

Monday through Thursday 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Afternoon Tea 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Spring afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea

Indulge in classic afternoon tea with a Southern California twist. Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches prepared with exceptional local ingredients, accompanied by traditional tea scones, and an array of cakes and pastries, all complemented by champagne, specialty teas, and coffee. 

Saturdays & Sundays | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Lobby Bar

Enveloped in Splendor

Take in the beauty of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve on a hike or trail ride—or while sipping a craft cocktail in the bar. In a specially commissioned mural that spans all four walls, artist Jim Wodark pays homage to the canyon’s most iconic elements: its ancient rocks, cascading waterfall, and distant mountains. Masterful brushstrokes and a warm color palette capture the very essence of this natural sanctuary.

afternoon tea in the library at Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego

The Library

Explore where nature and culture collide. Lined with artwork of flora and fauna found throughout the canyon, the library features a wide selection of books curated by nearby Warwick’s, the country’s oldest continuously family-owned and operated bookstore. Grab a title to enjoy during your stay, attend book signings and other literary events hosted in partnership with Warwick’s, or just soak in the atmosphere while savoring a top-rated whiskey, bourbon or cognac. 

Upcoming Events

Michelle Gable author

Afternoon Tea and Book Signing with Michelle Gable

Join us for an enchanting literary afternoon tea with New York Times bestselling author Michelle Gable, as we celebrate her forthcoming work of historical fiction, "Beautiful People."
  • Lobby Lounge
  • April 19th
  • 5:51PM
Woman pouring tea into a gold trimmed teacup

Afternoon Tea

From a calming cup of chamomile to an energizing Darjeeling, experience Afternoon Tea in the elegance of the Lobby Lounge.
  • Lobby Lounge
  • April 20th
  • 12:00PM
Spring afternoon tea

Mother’s Day Tea

Celebrate the special mom in your life at a Mother's Day Tea.
  • Capella
  • May 12th
  • 10:00AM