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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

spent a weekend with a girlfriend here. we got massages/spa'ed, enjoyed the pool, poolside service, room service, as well as the on-site restaurants. We also ran/hiked Torrey Pines down to the beach and did this all without ever using the car. Highly recommend this wonderful affordable hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

The grounds and facilities are lovely. The service is just not quite up to snuff, however. The staff in the restaurant/bar don't really have their eyes up and on the customers...we had to go find a waitperson to take our drink order. Frankly though, what prompted us to write this review was our un-honored request for a turndown service. We rang housekeeping at 6:00...requested the service for 8:00, and returned at 9:30 to find the room untouched. When we called they did apologize and sent service. The lady they dispatched was clearly flustered, and we basically had to "walk her through" what we needed...including fresh towels. We really want to love this place, but something important is missing in the service and attention to detail. They're close, so I truly hope they crack the code!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

A beautiful hotel with good service staff. The room had a mini-bar which we thought would be the same as a mini-fridge so we purchased milk for the kids and then found out it doesn't keep the drinks cold enough so we called front-desk and they tried to locate a mini-fridge for us. The fridge showed up the next day but it was ok since we were staying for 3 nights total.

The valet guys were really nice and the hotel was beautiful with interesting architecture. Close to the beach (about 5 minutes drive). Free internet in the room.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Long Beach, California
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

We stayed at this hotel in January and was very happy with our experience. The Hotel is set on beautiful grounds. We had a king room and it was very comfortable. We also travelled with our 2 year and she could run around the beautiful gardens. The hotel itself is about 10 minutes drive from the shopping and restaurants of La Jolla, which is perfect if you have a car. We also decided to self park instead of valet which turned out perfect since the parking was very close to the location of our room. The way the hotel is set up is like a maze so be prepared to walk a little to go to the restaurants. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel restaurant and we had great experience at both. Just remember if you are looking to come out of your hotel and have every thing walking distance, this is not the hotel for you, but if you have a car and don't mind to drive a little this is a perfect spot.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tucson, Arizona
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2012

This was truly a wonderful hotel experience. The grounds were impeccable. The rooms, more than comfortable. The beds....amazing! The only downside was when the bellboy parked our car while we checked in and took out items that we didn't need and left us without items we did ( because we hadn't asked him to park it. Not sure if he was simply ahead of himself or wanting an extra tip. Besides that minor detail....a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

Great value, so so room, great gardens and property.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

Very nice hotel with exceptional manicured grounds, clean rooms, and reserved staff. Some staff members need to be more attentive to special requests and follow through with what had been promised.

For example: Celebrating 33rd wedding anniversary and requested private driver to La Jolla Playhouse due to celebratory dinner cocktails at hotel restaurant. After dinner cocktails approached arrival location for private driver/taxi and discovered that staff member who took request (and tip) did not follow through with request because he had forgotten.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Property: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Address: 9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1102
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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 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
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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