Very warm and inviting golf resort. The staff really make this hotel special. They're very attentive and extremely helpful. The food is good, not great, and I'd characterize it as solid American fare. Good wine list.
The spa is excellent and hotel is conveniently located near many SD sites (zoo, SeaWorld). Although I would not call it a family resort it is fairly kid friendly. A modest pool close to the main building discourages rambunctious kids.
The ocean is fantastic and easily in view from many rooms. Make sure you have an ocean-facing room on a top floor.
The mission-style, Arts & Crafts decor with many Stickley pieces is warm and a feast for the eyes. One can live in this decor and never tire of it.
My complaints are two. First, as I write this review I am gazing at the course from my room. A crew of workers are operating noisy machinery as they set up the grandstands for the Farmers Insurance Open. The noise and yelling has really spoiled paradise. This has been going on all day for 4 days and shows no sign of stopping. Lots of yelling in Spanish. See picture.
A smaller point: their internet policy is frustrating. There is a free low speed service that must be renewed daily. The high speed costs around ten dollars a day. In the business center, you must pay 7.95 per 15 minutes. This is really passé, and reminds me of a mid-tier European hotel.
All in all a beautiful property, but with some opportunities for improvement.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guests are greeted at The Lodge's porte-cochère by doormen attired in kilted Scottish Dress. Inside are 170 guest rooms, 12,000 square feet of meeting space, spa, 2 restaurants, and expansive public rooms with fireplaces, comfortable leather chairs and amazing views of the Torrey Pines and the Pacific Ocean beyond. Behind The Lodge is a heated pool with cabanas, whirlpool, croquet lawn, and a large terrace with chaise lounges for basking in the Southern California sun. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lodge At Torrey Pines Hotel La Jolla
- Hotel At Torrey Pines
- Resort At Torrey Pines
- Lodge San Diego
- Lodge Torrey Pines
- Inn Torrey Pines