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“Lovely Venue with Great Food”

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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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“Lovely Venue with Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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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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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

The only place I love to stay in La Jolla! Right next to UCSD, yet with all the amenities you need to feel totally pampered. Great staff, excellent food in a mission style beautiful hotel. Great value for the price!

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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Thank you for such an excellent review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, and thank you tremendously for your loyalty. We look forward to your return, and hope to see you again soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Amazingly, romantic beautiful hotel! I couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to get married and spend our wedding night. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous with impeccable landscaping. The service was absolutely impeccable. I felt like single staff member was working their hardest to create a warm and friendly atmosphere! I cannot wait to go back!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank brigidb989
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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 absolutely elated to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and we are so thrilled that we could spend your special occasion with you! We truly appreciate the time you took to review us, and we cannot wait to see you again on many anniversaries to come! We look forward to your return, and wish you a heart felt Congratulations!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

The staff was great and the overall property was beautiful. The layout of the buildings was strange and some rooms are a hike from the main lobby. The terraces, courtyards and public areas were beautiful and the pool was very nice. The room was typical.and I was not overly impressed as expected. The room was dark and the patio led to an area walled off from the parking lot. I would go back to the hotel, but with all of the other beautiful, ocean-front properties in the area, it is unlikely.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Thank you for reviewing us! We apologize if we were unable to meet your expectations. We understand that our 6-acre property can be somewhat intimidating at times. We hope that you'll join us again soon, so we may continue to show you our world-class service. We look forward to your return!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

My expectations were high given the AAA four diamond rating of this property. here are my pros and cons.
Pros, friendly staff, beautiful grounds. I would give these two features a 5 on my rating.
Cons, upgraded veranda king room was a 3 star at best. unimpressive compared to the rest of the property. which doesn't quite make sense. The room was clean but as others have noted the decor did not match the style of the hotel and seemed random. bathroom tub and shower combination were almost motel like. Clean but not impressive. I can't actually rate the other amenities as I never used them. the hotel seems to do a very good business hosting weddings and private functions. due to this the pool area was packed and when we went to enjoy our complimentary cocktail that restaurant was closed for a private function on a Sunday afternoon / evening. Yes we could have gone to another bar on the property but were disappointed by the lack of communication by the staff of what was not available during our stay. As another reviewer mentioned we too could not enter our room because our key cards did not work. security came and resolved this issue. But it was just one more thing.
All in all this is a very nice property with adequate rooms but my feeling is if you are part of a wedding party or a corporate group you might look elsewhere for something a little more intimate.
My wife and I decided to check out early, and enjoyed a nice bottle of wine at home.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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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 apologize if we did not live up to your expectations or if you didn't feel like we thought you were important. We hope that you'll join us again soon, so we may make up for the challenges you faced. Please give our wine bar a try next time if the main bar is unavailable. We hope to see you soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

The service was perfect! The grounds are gorgeous. It was tranquil and fun. The food was average- to good. The location is close to shops (but not walking distance). I would say very friendly to families with small children, but probably not their primary clientele. We would go again!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Thank Rachel S
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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 you enjoyed your stay, and are looking forward to your return. We hope that we can impress you more next time in our restaurants as well. Please join us again soon!
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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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