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“Relaxing mini-vacation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037   |  
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Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Los Angeles, CA
1 review
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“Relaxing mini-vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Stayed at La Estancia weekend of 9/21. Hotel has great grounds, convenient restaurants and is located close enough to La Jolla Cove for a short drive. The room was clean, spacious, offered a fruit tray upon arrival. Enjoyed a massage at the spa which was also clean and the masseuse was professional and did a great job. This was my first stay at the hotel, which I found online and I would stay here again, and also recommend to friends!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Thank you for your review! We are elated to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your return. We hope that you'll join us again soon for a massage at our spa, or a margarita at Mustangs and Burros!
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Loma Linda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

My husband and I just finished our stay at Estancia for our wedding anniversary, and I couldn't be happier! This is a premium R&R resort, with no reason to leave. I had read reviews before we left for our trip, and was nervous about the poor ratings that the service received. Having stayed, I can absolutely say that service was outstanding. From the moment we arrived on the property, the staff was friendly and professional. We ordered room service several times and it arrived quickly, and within the time frame promised. We got a couples massage at the spa, the staff was very cheerful and helpful, and the massages were fantastic. What really impressed me however, was that I was able to plan a surprise romantic dinner for my husband on the property, in a semi-secluded area, where just the two of us could sit, at no extra cost. All of the staff bent over backwards to make this surprise happen for my husband, even with the busy traffic of three weddings. I just want to say a special thank you to Christine, Jono, Jen, Brian, and William (front desk), for helping pull this event off. And to everyone else, from concierge, spa, room service, valet, and housekeeping, thank you for a fantastic vacation!

Room Tip: Veranda room, not facing the courtyards if traveling during a busy wedding season
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that we could make your special occasion even more special! We appreciate the time you took to provide your comments and feedback, and we can assure you the team members mentioned will surely be recognized. We look forward to seeing you on many more anniversaries, and wish you many more years of marriage. We hope to see you soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Just spent Monday and Tuesday at La Estancia on a package from Luxury Link and the hotel was really beautiful - very old California Hacienda style. Lovely pool area, great staff - even better food - wonderful breakfast menu. The cocktail hour was also very nice - lots of outdoor fireplaces and comfortable areas to sit outside and relax with a glass of wine. Sue Gore

Room Tip: Upper floors have a nice view of the courtyard.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Thank you for an amazing review! We are thrilled you took advantage of the package offer, and we hope to see you again soon. We would love it if you join us in our spa, or for a bite at Mustangs and Burros. We look forward to your return!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I was in La Jolla to get my daughter settled in for her first year at UCSD. We had stayed at another property when we checking out campus earlier and I was unsettled by their lack of security. So when searching for another hotel we read about Estancias security and were pleased. I had also read spotty reviews about food and service on this site so was a little concerned but figured safety was most important on my list.

But the service and food were both excellent. I try to maintain a healthy diet when travelling which is often difficult but at Estancia the food was not only delicious but healthy as well. Staff were wonderful and by the second day knew why we were there and asked questions, gave us great advice and made us feel like they were part of our experience. Our room service waiter even came back with a free dessert one night when my daughter and I stayed in. After days of trekking in malls and around campus buying dorm apartment supplies my dogs were barking. So I booked a reflexology appointment at the spa and was very pleased.

We travel extensively and the guys at the valet/bell desk were the friendliest, most helpful staff I have ever come across. It was an emotional and memorable time for us and the hotel is part of a very precious memory. We will always stay at the Estancia when visiting our daughter.

I do wish there was a UCSD rate other than that offered for alumni and a frequency guest program.

Room Tip: Our room was on the third floor. It was excellent and looked over the inside courtyard so it was ver...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Thank you for an outstanding review! We are pleased to hear that we exceeded your expectations based off of previous reviews. We appreciate your comments regarding a UCSD rate, and we are looking into alternative options. We hope that you'll join us again on the next visit to La Jolla and your daughter. See you soon!
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Loved the perfectly manicured landscape, the greeting of champagne, and the two tickets for margaritas as a welcoming. Our room was clean, service was wonderful, and the pool and spa utterly relaxing. Would definitely recommend it.

Room Tip: Got the Costco special that included a $25 discount for breakfast. Breakfast was amazing, and the b...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Thank you for a wonderful review! We are elated to hear you enjoyed your stay and our amenities. We hope that you'll join us again soon for a drink in our wine bar or some more margaritas at Mustangs and Burros! We look forward to your return.
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Glenview
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Stayed 3 nights at the Estancia for a 2 day congress. Grounds are very beautiful and very well kept. The room was quiet, pristine clean and had all of the expected amenities a business traveler requires. The staff was especially friendly with outstanding customer service...each person made sure to greet you and see if there is anything one needed. The pool area and spa were especially lovely. Many lovely photo ops to send home...
Each meal including those catered for the meetings was excellent and presented well.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are elated to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We hope you and your group will return to us again for other meetings as well. Please return for a visit to our spa or some leisure time at the pool! We look forward to your return!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We loved our 2 night stay and look forward to returning! The location is convenient to LaJolla - quiet, casual and great food for our breakfasts and dinners. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with lovely plants, flowers and water fountains. A real treat!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for a terrific review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and our restaurants. We hope that you'll join us again at the Estancia and Mustangs and Burros. We look forward to your return!
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Address: 9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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
#4 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#5 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#5 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#9 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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