Golden Door



Editor Rating
Scale of 90-100

Set in the North San Diego County foothills in San Marcos, this renowned health and fitness spa, primarily designed for women, features an elegant Zen ambiance. The 40 rooms tucked amid 600 acres of serene gardens, citrus groves, koi ponds, waterfalls and woodland walkways are inspired by those of traditional Japanese ryokans (inns), and all feature private garden decks or patios with tokonoma meditation shrines on raised platforms. Nourishing meals primarily incorporate produce grown in the on-site organic kitchen garden. Customized programs incorporating fitness, nutrition and mindfulness are created for each guest. The emphasis here is on relaxation and stress reduction, with yoga and tai chi, vigorous hiking activities and aqua aerobics. The spa offers an extensive treatment menu, plus onsens (traditional Japanese hot baths). Other amenities include two swimming pools, seven fitness areas, a tennis court and a Watsu therapy pool.

Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):

Editor’s Choice: All-inclusive weekly rates, $9,850.

Standard Inclusions:

All meals and snacks; Select spa services and fitness programs; Access to spa facilities; Wi-Fi

Golden Door Features:
  • Airport transfers
  • Biking
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub
  • Meal plan offered
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Tennis

Hotel Location:

Learn more about Golden Door:

To learn more or call +(760) 744-5777. Contact Andrew Harper Travel to book this hotel as part of your next vacation.

In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.