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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

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Sharon, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2013

We spent five nights here in a King Veranda room and had a very enjoyable experience! Greeted with champagne on arrival, the front desk did their best to make sure we were comfortable with our room which we had requested in a quiet location. The garden setting of the resort is filled with many different varieties of flowers, cacti and... More 

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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for such a thorough and honest review. Not only is this helpful to us, but our future guests will find your feedback very valuable. It sounds like you found the perfect mix of peace and quiet in your guest room and a lively, social atmosphere at Mustangs & Burros Happy Hour. What a great visit! We hope you... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2013

I have consulted TripAdvisor many times but this is the first time I have written a review. That tells you how amazing this place is. I have been to La Jolla many times and it was such a delight to discover this gem. In fact, I had booked at the Grand Mar, but had checked both properties out when I... More 

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Chino Hills, California
1 review
Reviewed 8 May 2013

My husband and I were here last weekend for our anniversary. It was our first time staying here. What a gorgeous hotel! The grounds are immaculate and the rooms are lovely. The staff were all friendly and very welcoming from the moment we arrived. Everyone we encountered from valet, check-in, to the lady who delivered our room service breakfast were... More 

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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for recognizing Alex as an outstanding employee- we couldn’t agree more! I’m so glad that you got your iPad back safe and sound. Thank you for recommending our hotel to your friends and family. We look forwarding to welcoming them to property. More 

Raleigh, NC
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

The experience of staying at the Estancia La Jolia Hotel was excellent. The grounds and gardens are beautiful. We enjoyed the outdoor resturants and wine bar. Pool area was very nice, but our weather didn't cooperate. The spa services were very good and reasonable. The employees were friendly and helpful. Nothing negative to say. The overall atmosphere is one of... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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116 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2013

This resort sports lovely gardens that give more than a sense of serenity but also one of wanting to return. I stayed as a business trip 4 nights and have only 3 complaints that would otherwise change my rating to EXCELLENT from Very Good. First, room service- delivered my hot soup without a soup spoon and then took another 30... More 

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1 Thank Big D
EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write review. We are so glad to hear that you plan to stay with us again. I truly apologize about not bringing a spoon for your soup. You are absolutely right- there is nothing worse than cold soup! I will follow up with the team to make sure we do not... More 

Kelowna
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2013

We attended a wedding at the Estancia La Jolla last weekend. Stayed Thursday night to Sunday. From the valet service to check in to check out we were quite impressed. The young college student that showed us the room on check in was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. We had a 1st floor garden room, very clean and... More 

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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad to hear that your wife enjoyed her spa experience and that you both enjoyed our grounds and amenities. Thank you for the compliment on our banquet and event staff- they are truly one of our best teams! I wanted to let you know that our General Manager proudly shared... More 

San Diego, California
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102 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2013

This hotel might be the best kept secret in San Diego. If you are looking for a peaceful or romantic getaway, this is definitely the place to stay. It is a bit isolated, but there's no reason to leave the grounds. From the minute I drove up to this unique property, I knew I would enjoy my stay. The Estancia... More 

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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. I want to let you know that we shared your review with our entire team! We love hearing from our guests and we especially love hearing from locals. We are so grateful that you chose Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa and we look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We stayed here for a week beginning April 15 and had my son's wedding on April 20. Can't say enough about the staff the facilitity. From the valet young men, to the front desk, housekeeping waitresses event planner everyone went above and beyond. The food for the wedding was amazing our every request was honored in more than a timely... More 

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Reviewed 28 April 2013

I've stayed at several 5-star resorts nation wide, however this was a quite and beautiful resort tucked away in La Jolla. The Head VIP Concierge Gabby DelGado was by far the best host I've encountered, once we arrived check in was fast and easy we walked in our room and Gabby had a bottle of wine with waters and chocolates... More 

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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Lovely setting, beautifully maintained garden, but be prepared to pay a “resort fee to thoroughly enjoy our property amenities” ... this translates as hefty service charges for things you get for free in cheaper hotels. Also, do expect to pay for valet parking for your car (one would expect this in a high-rise Tokyo hotel but at expansive Estancia?) So... More 

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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay. I’m sorry you found our location nestled in Torrey Pines between the villages of Del Mar and La Jolla a bit inconvenient. You are correct in that it is a short drive in either direction and cabs are often reluctant to come to our property, though not... More 

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Address: 9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1102
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: $326 - $555 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 210
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Also Known As:
Estancia La Jolla Hotel And Spa
Estancia La Jolla Hotel La Jolla
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
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“Avoid rooms that face onto Torrey Pines road, just a little noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles DrMegalo, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the internal gardens or back green space.”
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“Request a view of the courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles 2BHM3, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“over the big garden area”
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“All Rooms Are Nice and Quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 68reneet, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
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