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Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines or catamaran resort

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Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines or catamaran resort


has anyone stayed at both these resorts. was thinking of catamaran resort but found hilton la jolla and it looks great. We will have a car and will be there for 3 nights as part of a honeymoon. Was worried that la jolla is to far from the city. We will be going to sea world and other attractions in the city so was thinking that Catamaran might be better located.

Any info would be great.



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1. Re: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines or catamaran resort

La Jolla is a neighborhood of the city of San Diego.

It is about a 15min. drive from there to Sea World.

There is a great difference in the atmosphere/neighborhood of both these hotels. The Hilton Torrey Pines is located across from the Torrey Pines Golf course and down the road from the Torrey Pines State Reserve.

There are NO restaurants/pubs etc. in walking distance except those at the hotel. There are some very good ones a very short drive away. The ocean is a very short drive also.

The Catamaran is probably older but is located in Mission Bay Park which has miles of walking paths and manmade bays for water activities. It is also 1 block from the ocean. There are restaurants/bars in walking distance. It has a sort of Hawaiian atmosphere with palm trees and parrots etc.

There is a GREAT difference in rooms so for a honeymoon I'd make sure to get a bayview room or possibly a room facing the courtyard but NOT one facing the parking lot!!!

Neither hotel is "too far from the city".

Edited: 16 July 2012, 16:12
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2. Re: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines or catamaran resort

I've stayed at the Catamaran and it was great. The rooms were a little colonial in look and there are paths around the hotel in the hotel grounds along with the aforementioned palm trees. Also a nice outdoor pool. And within walking distance to resto's and eateries not to mention access to both bay and main beach.

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3. Re: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines or catamaran resort

As mentioned above, the Hilton Torrey Pines is great for someone wanting to to go to the Torrey Pines Golf Course, or has something to do with the University of California, San Diego, the Salk Institute or other nearby businesses. But it is isolated.

The Catamaran on the other hand is right on the ocean/bay (The Hilton is on a cliff), and there is plenty of things to see and do within wealking distance. Plus a much easier trip to SeaWorld than the Hilton TP.

My choice would be the Catamaran, or maybe another Pacific Beach Hotel if you can afford it.

Highly rated and very nice are the Pacific Terrace and Tower 23. The Crystal Pier Hotel and Cottages, the cottages are old an quaint, but an unique place to spend you honeymoon being above the Pacific Ocean on the Pier.

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