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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Ranked #9 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

This is a very nicely appointed hotel with very capable staff. The rooms are clean and well equipped for the business traveller.

I must say that I found the layout of the hotel a little cryptic and it was initially difficult to find where you were going. It is not that the layout is unusual but the access to the various wings is restricted. Often you are required to take the long way around to get where you would like to go.

I was attending a small conference at the hotel and from this perspective the facility is well suited. The technology up to date and the rooms are comfortable. This would not be a large gathering site but an excellent spot for smaller groups. There are numerous informal gathering areas throughout the grounds which is nice to have particularly in such a beautiful setting.

With regards to its location, you are somewhat isolated and there is not much around within easy walking distance. So your choices of dining are for the most part restricted to the on-site restaurants. These are quality choices and worth staying to dine but if you like to wander a bit for your morning coffee, you might want to choose somewhere a little closer to the beaten track.

You are a little ways from the beach but if you are a runner you can get there in a few minutes. There are access points in the neighbourhood behind the hotel. It is a fair drop in elevation but the beaches are worth building into your morning run. The access is limited due to the cliffs but can be found on google map.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Estancia is a fabulous upscale property without the upscale snobbery. Every staff member we encountered we so extremely accommodating and nice. The food was fabulous, even in room dining, which my past experiences with other hotels was always so disappointing. We were offered a room off the beaten path, which was just what we needed, peace and quiet.

Would love to know where the hotel purchased the Fluffy Pillow in the room, it almost went home with us...wink wink

My only suggestion would be to offer a shuttle or car service to take you to the village so you don't have to drive / attempt to park in busy La Jolla.

Thank you Estancia, until we meet again

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

Can't say enough about Estancia. Romantic, superb service, spotless, amazing food. Dined at mustangs and burros for dinner and breakfast at Adobe house. While there are resort fees it is well worth every penny. Amazing job to Estancia La Jolla and it's staff.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2013

Thank you so much for the review. We are so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and we are even more excited to hear that you are planning a future visit. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel.

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

This is a truly lovely spot - relaxing and serene. The grounds are beautiful - you feel like you are in a botanical garden. The rooms are very well appointed and luxurious and the staff is first rate. Why not five stars? A few reasons. The walk to the rooms from the main building is long and somewhat difficult depending on how far out your room is. And the hotel is not on or near the water - you sense the water is there but you can't see it or smell it (like L'Auberge up the street in Del Mar). But the serenity makes up for the lack of ocean feel - if you are looking for quiet, this is the right place for you.

Room Tip: Ask for a room close to the check-in area or you may be in for a walk and an elevator ... and anothe...
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2013

Thank you so much for the review. We are glad that you found the hotel serene and quiet. You are right in that we are not ocean front, but just as you said- we offer a botanical garden setting within walking distance to the water and short driving distance to the Village of La Jolla or Del Mar. We appreciate your comments about our staff, guest rooms and the grounds. We understand if you want an ocean view during your next stay in La Jolla, but if you are ever looking for a relaxing getaway, we hope you will consider our hotel again for a spa weekend!

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Reviewed 3 November 2013

My wife and I enjoyed a relaxing weekend stay here. The grounds are beautiful, the room was very comfortable and the staff was friendly and helpful. You could easily spend the weekend without leave the facilities, but if you want to go out to dinner or to visit nearby La Jolla or other locations, you are faced with a short drive. We did both without a problem.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay. We are so glad you enjoyed everything from the grounds and guest rooms, to the hotel amenities, to the service. We take pride in providing an excellent product and exceptional service. We hope to welcome you and your wife back for another weekend getaway very soon.

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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Every inch of this property is stunning. Too bad we only had one night. Rooms were small but luxurious. Beautifully appointed. Most plush bath robes I have ever experienced. Pool and surrounding areas were well appointed and provided lots of lounge space. Gorgeous in the evening. We were there on a Sunday night. Not too busy. Lots of Weddings the evening prior. Our pkg incl breakfast which was outstanding.
Only complaint is that there is NO self parking. This is just a personal preferrence(don't like to wait for the car)

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

We are so happy that you enjoyed your recent experience at Estancia La Jolla. Thank you for writing such a great review, which I’m sure future guests will find very useful. It is nice to hear that you love the new bath robes as much as we do! We will be sure to pass along your compliments about breakfast to Chef and her team. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

My stay at the Estancia was way too short. One night. I bought a night there from one of the discount offers and was so impressed. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and the rooms very comfortable and charming. The staff was impeccable. I left my very nice leather jacket at one of the restaurants and thought it was a gone. It was late at night so I am sure one of the staff members turned it in. When I couldn't find it the next day the bellman actually took me to the security and made sure I made a report. The security called me as soon as they got in to tell me they had it. I can't wait to go back and enjoy the beautiful grounds and try their spa!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2013

Thank you so much for the review. We appreciate your feedback on the impeccable service you experienced and your comments about our beautiful grounds. We hope to welcome you back to property soon and hope you get the chance to visit The Spa!

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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 Spa Hotel in La Jolla
#2 Green Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#5 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#5 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#6 Family Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range: £194 - £359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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