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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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I want to move in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had three perfect days at Estancia. Dave made us feel right at home the minute he greeted us when we arrived. Our room was a charming bungalow tucked in a garden. The staff was friendly and helpful. The grounds were beautiful.
We had a wonderful breakfast every morning, every one was friendly and efficient. We also enjoyed the restaurant. We thought Dominica our sever was one of the best we have experienced. We would have tried the wine bar, it had an interesting menu, but it was closed for private functions while we were there. We will come back and recommend it to others.
The entire staff contributed to our wonderful experience.

  • Stayed October 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, October 25, 2013
Thank you so much for the review and for recognizing Dave and Domenica as outstanding members from our team- we couldn’t agree more! I’m sorry we missed you at the new Trinitas Cellars Wine Bar- it is a nice experience so we hope you have a chance to check it out next time. Thank you again for taking the time to write such a great review!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We were ready for a short weekend away from L.A. Estancia was just finishing a remodel nd it was a perfect get away. It is a few short minutes from the charming and relaxed town of LaJolla. It is also just across the street from UCSD. The property is well manicured and the rooms are comfortable and well appointed. It is perfect for a stay in this great town.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 25, 2013
Thank you for the review. We are happy that you found the hotel’s proximity to LA and our location nestled between La Jolla Village and Del Mar so convenient. It sounds like this allowed you plenty of time to relax during your short stay. We hope to welcome you back for another quick getaway very soon.
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San Francisco, CA
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46 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I stayed here for a work trip and loved it. Much better than a generic hilton or sheraton. The room was large and comfortable. Staff was friendly. The grounds are beautiful! My only complaint was that it's a bit challenging to navigate. Overall, a great place. I'd stay here again and again!

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your business stay with us. We certainly hope to welcome you back in the future, and hopefully next time it will be less work and more relaxation! Thank you for the review.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I always spend hours online looking for the "Perfect" weekend getaway.... Estancia was so spot on with what we were looking for!! Nestled away from city hustle bustle yet minutes drive from Downtown La Jolla Vllage:))

The hotel is beautiful, comfy clean rooms, great room service, good staff!! Would recommend the restaurant for dinner, food was surprisingly delicious!! We had the "Spoil Your Senses" package which included excellent breakfast, massage and valet parking.

We would definitely consider going back to this hotel, loved it:))

Room Tip: We had the Veranda King with "Spoil Your Senses" Package, excellent choice!! Would also co...
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  • Stayed September 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, October 18, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post the “perfect” review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our convenient and beautiful location just up the road from La Jolla Shores. The Spoil Your Senses package is certainly one of our best, and we hope you enjoyed your experience at The Spa. We hope to welcome you back soon!
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Wonderful unexpected getaway hotel. Something you would not expect because it's not visible from the street. When you first come down the driveway your impression of the landscape draws your attention to the detail you'd expect. Very we'll greeted from the parking attendant throughout you're entire stay from all the rest of the staff. Champaign at your greeting from the reception desk.
The grounds are just beautiful we'll appointed and lush vegetation and properly maintained.
Rooms are delightful well appointed. While the upper floors balconies are wonderful the ground floor rooms walk you right out to the beautiful courtyards.
This is a Must hotel to stay at! Even though you have no ocean view.
Even though they had 5 weddings over the few days of our stay you did Not know it.

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  • Stayed October 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, October 18, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed everything from your arrival experience to our beautiful, lush landscape. We thank you for calling our hotel a “must” for stays in La Jolla, we love to hear that!
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Yorba Linda, California
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is very nice and the rooms are clean but the hall carpeting is starting to show its age. The linens were not as nice as the hotel or price you pay. I would stay there again but I would first look for something a little better for that price first.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post feedback on your recent stay. Thank you for recognizing the hotel as nice and clean. We are sorry to hear that you do not prefer our new linens. While we just completed a guest room enhancement project in January, including all new linens and new carpet inside of the guest rooms, you are correct in that we did not re-carpet the hallways in the guest room corridors. We hope to refresh the hallways sometime very soon. Please stay in touch with us as we often share news on hotel projects.
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Los Angeles
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I hate to admit it, but my husband and I have grown weary of the outrageous cost of parking at hotels...and the addition of the "resort fee." That comes to nearly $50 extra added to the cost of a room, and, quite frankly, that has become off-putting. We find ourselves staying in Bed and Breakfasts more and more often now, especially in small towns. We have always eaten at the outstanding restaurant at Estancia, but do not use the pool, spa, or gym. So, this extra charge is simply wasted for us. We don't leave to eat, so what are we paying all this for? We would like to park our own car so we can access items from the trunk. Although we have stayed at La Estancia many, many times, and have enjoyed the ambiance, I fear we will be changing our choices due to this policy.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and for being a long-time repeat guest. We would also like to thank you for recognizing our restaurant as outstanding as our Food & Beverage team was very pleased to read those comments. Among other resorts and hotels who simple charge a daily resort fee, we’ve opted to include a welcome beverage upon arrival, coffee service every morning in your guestroom and restaurant area, two bottles of premium water replenished daily, and Wi-Fi; something for which many hotels charge an entirely separate fee. We understand the appeal of a bed & breakfast once in a while, but we certainly hope to welcome you back to Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa in the future.
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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:
#4 Spa Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#6 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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