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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
“I want to get married here!!!”
Reviewed 3 January 2012

What a beautiful and relaxing place for a getaway. I loved everything about the Estancia. The lush vegetation, the hot tub, and the 82-degree swimming pool, the delicious food... The blue corn pancakes and egg white frittatas (Adobe El) and skirt steak (Mustangs and Burros) are a must have! The hotel has environmentally sustainable practices. It is the only hotel I've been to where the staff actually kept my old towel (as instructed). The only thing they didn't have was on-site ocean access. However, the hotel is only minutes away from Torrey Pines State Reserve and the La Jolla Cove so no biggie.

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Reviewed 1 January 2012

Just got back from a two night stay at the Estancia. This is our second visit to this property and it was excellent. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. Every staff person we encountered - front desk, hostess, waiters - were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the buffet breakfast at the El Adobe restaurant, but the french toast wasn't very good today (sort of like Burger King french toast sticks). Our other meals - crab and shrimp enchiladas and quesadillas - were excellent. Today we enjoyed a spa treatment and really loved the quality of the spa area. It was neat and clean and everything was working and well put together. If I had to say one complaint - and it's the same one I had from my last visit - it's that the bed is really hard and uncomfortable. But other than that we really enjoyed the Estancia.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

Great place! Similar but on a much smaller scale to Ojai Spa and Resort and much more affordable.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Bardonia, New York
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

It's a great place to stay. Don't forget to mention if you are a AAA member to get the discounted rate. Also - ask for a room near the front lobby, or be prepared to take a LOOOOONG walk to your room.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

I have stayed at Estancia La Jolla several times since it opened--sometimes because I was attending functions at UCSD and other times for a weekend getaway from my home in San Diego. The courtyard and many gardens are a definite attraction. The plantings are not all native to the area, but they are gorgeous. The guestrooms are quite large and well-appointed, and many have balconies overlooking the beautiful main courtyard. The buildings are designed in an attractive hacienda style with tile floors in public buildings. I have found the dining options a bit unpredictable (sometimes one restaurant is open; sometimes another; the main restaurant is usually closed at dinner.) The food itself is quite good, however, and the service is, too. The room service menu is varied and not over-priced, given the hotel's overall quality. I have not taken advantage of the spa offerings..The swimming pool is quite pleasant.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

Our stay at the Estancia La Jolla was amazing! My husband and I stayed there with our 2 children, ages 7 and 4. The grounds were beautiful and very well maintained. The staff was very welcoming upon check in and friendly through out the entire hotel, from housekeeping to landscapers to hostess in the restaurant. We were only 10 minutes from home, a little staycation, but truly an amazing hotel. The rooms and grounds were so, so, so clean! Great little get away!

Room Tip: Ask for a garden view room, the grounds are gorgeous!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Southampton, NY
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

My son and I went to California and wanted a peaceful place to stay. The grounds of Estancia were beautifully landscaped. Our room was large enough for us both, very comfortable and nicely decorated. The staff was accommodating and always friendly.
It was just minutes from La Jolla cove!

We loved our stay and will definitely return!

Southampton, NY

Room Tip: We stayed on the first floor. My son who is 9 was able to walk right outside and play on the grass a...
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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Property: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Address: 9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1102
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Spa Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#5 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#6 Family Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 210
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A California-coastal rancho setting on 10 acres conveniently located between the two quaint seaside villages of La Jolla and Del Mar and adjacent to world-class Torrey Pines Golf Course, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa offers a range of upscale accommodations from charming rancho style deluxe rooms to expansive suites with world-class facilities and exceptional service. ... more   less 
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