My wife and I went to Estancia La Jolla this past weekend for my wifes birthday. The website gives the impression it is a very high end hotel and to a point it is, but it has some crucial flaws that a high end resort should not have.
Location was wonderful. The grounds were spectacular. The outdoor bar area is lovely. The rooms are well below par.
When I booked I mentioned it was my wifes birthday and asked for a nice room. When we checked in the guy on reception made a point of saying we were being given a 'double upgrade' We got to our room and it was very disappointing. Very very average room with poor amenities. Ancient 27inch Philips TV. No minibar. Only 3 pillows on a King Sized bed with no spare pillows in the closet. Very small coffee maker. It was just very disappointing for what otherwise is a very very nice hotel.
I went to the front desk the next morning to ask about the double upgrade and was told that the room we had was one of the best 'standard' rooms on site as it had a patio. The patio was basically a single chair outside the door that was literally 6 feet away from the single chair on the 'patio' of the room next door.
One other thing I would note, is that the pool area is full of screaming kids. If you want a nice relaxing high end vacation then maybe this is not the place for you. If you want to share the pool with screaming kids and 'priviledged parents' who don't care one iota about other people just so long as their kids are having fun, then maybe it is.
Such a shame because everything else about the hotel is fantastic.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Estancia La Jolla Hotel La Jolla
- Estancia La Jolla Hotel And Spa