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“Love Estancia!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #7 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Chino Hills, California
1 review
“Love Estancia!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 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 all very pleasant and nice. I must mention and give thanks to Alex from security. My husband realized on our way home that he left his ipad in the room. We called and were connected to Alex and he got our phone number and said he would check the room himself and get back to us. We promptly received a call back that he found it and arranged to have it next day aired back to us. We were so happy when it arrived! We really appreciate the professionalism shown by Alex and your hotel. We will be back and will highly recommend this hotel to friends and family! Love Estancia!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, May 10, 2013
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.
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 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 relaxation.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 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 minutes to deliver a spoon. Nothing worse than cold taco soup.
Second, the WiFi sucks. It is improperly setup and for this resort to play host to a group of about 200 Industry experts... fix it!
Thirdly, the LaJolla room temperature was just too cold.

Breakfasts were excellent, rooms quiet and grounds beautiful. I plan to go back but won't be as forgiving if I encounter the same issues.

Room Tip: Any room away from the exit and entry doors that connect the buildings--- otherwise you will hear th...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
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 make that mistake again. I can offer some reassurance in that we are working with our provider on our Wi-Fi bandwidth, please know that we are committed to providing Wi-Fi to our guests. Lastly, the temperature in the ballroom is adjustable. Next time, please just let us know and our engineering team would be happy to adjust the thermostat. We are also happy to bring you blanket or wrap!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 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 quiet, (except for the rabbits next door on Saturday morning). The pool and spa area was surrounding by walking paths and beautiful gardens.
My wife had a massage and she said it was one of the best ever.
Food and drinks are pricey so be prepared. Breakfast buffet was $25 per and nothing special. Service was mediocre for the one breakfast we had there.
Bartenders were great and excellent service.
Wedding reception was also excellent. The table service was impeccable.
A wonderful resort for that special weekend.

Room Tip: Ask for a first floor garden room. Easy access to pool area and back to lobby and restaurants.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
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 your review with our entire team and again, we thank you for posting. We hope to welcome you and your wife back for another visit soon.
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San Diego, California
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 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 was once a working horse ranch and the lobby is a small unassuming building. Everyone from the valets, desk clerks, servers, housekeeping, and spa staff are pleasant and friendly. It is obvious that the staff is well trained and enjoy working at this quality hotel. The gardens are plush with exotic plants and succulents. Our room overlooking the gardens was peaceful. The sound of the fountain and songbirds was relaxing. The hotel is elegant in an understated way. Obviously a great deal of thought went into the design and amenities. The spa was well appointed and the masseuse was top-notch. The saltwater pool and jacuzzi are well maintained and the cabanas are a nice touch. The three on-site restaurants serve a variety of food. The chef is to be commended. The signature cocktails are also highly rated. I took advantage of the San Diego resident rate and I will definitely return.

Room Tip: Definitely request a room with a balcomy on the second or third floor overlooking the gardens.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, April 29, 2013
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.
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 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 fashion. The whole staff made you feel life family not a guest.Would hight recommend this location for any event or vacation. It was very convenient to the airport, downtown San Diego.

Room Tip: The suite we had by the pool was amazing!!
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

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 along with our sons favorite beverage waiting for us. I recommend this resort hands down but you must ask for Gabby in VIP services.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#3 Spa Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#5 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#6 Business 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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