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“Blissful Resort in the Midst of Bustling La Jolla”

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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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San Diego, California
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67 reviews
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“Blissful Resort in the Midst of Bustling La Jolla”
Reviewed 18 December 2013

A lush, tropical oasis retreat in the middle of the city, the staff at The Estancia made you feel like a first-class guest at all times.
Prompt service, great amenities, friendly staff at every turn.
Surprisingly, a great vacation spot for families, as well!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 29 December 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review and for the compliments about our staff. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back soon!
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

Came here for a Novemeber Wedding and couldn't have been happier. The gardens are amazing, food was solid at the restaurant and the pool was relaxing. The staff was attentive and helpful, Overall I would reccomend staying here.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 29 December 2013
Thank you for recommending our hotel and thank you for posting such a nice review. We’re glad that you enjoyed your time at the pool and your experience at our restaurant. We hope you will visit again soon and perhaps you will have a chance to enjoy the spa and some of our other amenities.
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

Lovely hotel with comfortable rooms, nicely decorated and good beds. The gardens on the property are beautiful and well worth exploring. Pretty pool area, small gym.

Morning coffee service is unfortunate, barely adequate--an offering of fruit would have made a healthy and welcome simple addition after working out & in keeping with the resort fee.

The hotel is next door to Salk Institute and ten minutes walk to gliderport, for all other destinations you will want a car.

Note: the buildings are arranged lodge-style and you need your key to get back to the lobby area, to the spa, etc. Also, the layout of hotel is somewhat confusing because lobby is on top floor, so follow signs carefully. The beauty of the property makes up for the initial confusion, however.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 29 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post such a thorough review. We are glad that you enjoyed your guest room and the new beds. We apologize for your experience with the morning coffee service, I will be sure to follow up on this. Thank you for the praise about our property and the gardens. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Saratoga, CA
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Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

We loved our family stay at this location. We never left except to get swim suits we forgot to pack. We had a fabulous veranda with courtyard view that I enjoyed from the chair.

November was a bit chilly for using the pool but the hot tub was great. Bring your room towel or stop at the concierge for a towel.

  • Stayed November 2013
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 29 December 2013
Thank for choosing our hotel and for posting this great review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, including your guest room and the hot tub. We hope you will stay with us again.
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

The Estancia La Jolla is wonderful hotel. It was the perfect place to stay for a weekday getaway for my girlfriend and I. The front desk staff were friendly and courteous and were very generous with their time when we needed directions. We enjoyed the beautiful hotel property and enjoyed an awesome, refreshing walk every morning. The only downside was valet parking and not having quick access to our car when needed for our last minute excursions or quick trip to the store. However, the valet and bellman service were the best! We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 14 December 2013
Thank you for the great comments and for recognizing our staff for their outstanding service. We are so happy to hear that you took advantage of our surrounding areas and enjoyed morning walks every day. We are glad to hear that you plan to stay with us again and we look forward to welcoming you back!
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Anaheim, California
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Estancia is a lovely hotel with manicured grounds. The rooms are spacious and very clean. The beds were extremely comfortable. The hotel itself is a bit of a maze and the staff are not very helpful in directing you to your room. We finally found our rooms and by the end of our stay we felt we finally knew where we were going.

The restaurant where breakfast was served was chaotic. You had to wait 20 to 30 minutes to be seated even though there were many empty tables. Menu prices were average for a hotel. The server couldn't seem to get the order correct and it was 45 minutes before our food arrived. Unfortunately, we were not the only customers unhappy with the service. We could hear complaints from many of the tables. The excuse was a computer problem.

We would probably stay at the hotel again but we will definitely make arrangements to eat elsewhere.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 14 December 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate your feedback regarding the guest rooms and grounds, and we’re so happy that you enjoyed the new beds. The hotel’s unique layout can certainly come across as a maze at first- just remember that you actually enter the property on the third level! We apologize for your dining experience at Adobe El Restaurante and will follow up with the food and beverage team. We are happy to hear that you plan to stay with us again and we look forward to it!
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

You will not regret your stay at La Estancia. Try it! It is an amazing property with full-on spa services and dining options! The property is so nice that you can stay here the entire time and feel relaxed and pampered :)

Service is great and the hotel is clean and maintained very well.

I book this hotel every year!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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