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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Ranked #9 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Service made us feel like we were in a far more expensive establishment. Very comfy bath robes. Good quality breakfast with extensive buffet or very well prepared a la carte items. Nice view of the pool from our room; landscaping makes it appear that the property is isolated. Very quiet. Speedy valet parking. Very accommodating: our daughter arrived unexpectedly and the hotel immediately placed a roll-away bed in our room. High quality amenities

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

Thank you so much for the review. We are happy that you enjoyed the amenities including our new bath robes and speedy valet service. Thank you for the feedback on your experience at Adobe El Restaurante, we are so glad you enjoyed breakfast!

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

The hotel has lucious plantings but the rooms (atleast the one we stayed in) are just slightly above average. We did not find outstanding service with the exception of Peter who seemed to have several jobs (bellman, valet, etc). The pool area is nice but not large and was unindated with screaming children. We love kids, but it drove away several adults and we actually had to complain one day, we couldn't take it anymore. This is afterall a Resort and Spa, not the Holiday Inn. My daughter and I both had Spa appointments, mine was a lovely Facial. Hers however was a hot stone massage that was so painful, she was bruised afterward. I was disappointed she didn't say something to her masuess. I gave it 4 stars for the beautiful atmosphere and location (next to the Glider Port and 15 mins from downtown San Diego, 5 minutes from Torrey Pines). Be careful if you book through a 3rd party and have a credit for things like breakfast and spa, they will not automatically take it off your bill.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for recognizing Peter as an outstanding part of our team. We apologize that your experience was less than perfect. I have addressed several of your comments with the respective team leaders who will follow up with their staff to see where we went wrong and how we can do better next time. As for your daughter’s spa treatment- a hot stone massage does not apply pressure, but it is common for there to be slight red marks from the heat for up to 12 hours on people with sensitive skin. We are so sorry that she was in pain, please encourage her to let her therapist know next time if there is any discomfort, they appreciate the feedback and want to ensure she has a pleasant and relaxing experience. Please feel free to reach out to our Spa Director if you have any further questions or concerns.

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

I have been staying at Estancia for over 10 years and it is a lovely property in a quiet, but central location in La Jolla, near San Diego, around many beautiful beaches and golf courses. The hotel offers nice, manicured gardens, comfortable rooms, a Spa, excercise room, swimming pool, and two restaurants and bars. The beakfast buffet is quite good. The service is helpful and the hotel has valet parking. The guys that park your car are very friendly and helpful with directions and general information. It is a beautiful hotel, but it is not luxurious! Don't expect the 4 Seasons!

My tip is to buy a package including breakfast and car parking. Although the price goes up, there is no unpleasant surprises at check out and you can order whatever you want for breakfast without worrying about the cost. The hotel is a lovely location for weddings and there are always several taking place on the weekends.

Stayed: July 2013
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

Thank you so much for the review and for staying with us for nearly ten years! It sounds like you enjoyed nearly all of our amenities during your recent trip. We are happy to hear that one of your favorites is the breakfast buffet. Great tip on going with a package! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Loved this place..I didnt want to leave ...it was so lovely..the gardens and flowers.. the service..so relaxing...rooms were very clean..linens were very nice..I can't say enough about this place or La Jolla

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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2013

Thank you so much for the fantastic review. What a compliment that you didn’t want to leave! We are glad you had a nice relaxing stay. Come back and relax with us any time. We can’t wait to welcome you back!

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We often visit the San Diego area and usually stay in another Hotel in La Jolla. Our Friday/Saturday stay at the Estancia Hotel and Spa was fantastic. The Hotel exudes understated elegance. The rooms and bathrooms, all are very elegant and comfortable. The bed linens, pillows etc. are incredible and certainly way above average. The grounds are beautiful and quite. Pool area is comfortable and the Spa is outstanding. Both offer outstanding service. At the Spa, the atmosphere is upscale without being overdone and the products used are upscale. The service is outstanding. The bellmen/valets are not only efficient but are extremely polite and courteous. We found all the personnel to be competent and very, very friendly. The on-site restaurants and Wine Bar are offered a wonderful environment, great service and food. We intend to stay here in the future as we visit the San Diego area often.

Room Tip: Second floor room s do not offer balcony's. Some third floor rooms have balcony's and most f...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

The rooms are not huge but very comfortable, the hotel is beautiful, quiet, cozy, cool, and the staff is always willing to help. Fine decoration with no excess, but details like real Egyptian cotton sheets we perceived. Far from confusion and way different from whatever you may find in La Jolla (or San Diego) touristic area. I’ve been to the area some 6 times in the past years (for leisure and work) and this was my best experience. This time I was with family and we found also a nice area for hikers, bikers, skateboarders and surfers like us. The service on the pool delayed a lot, but not sure if for kitchen reasons or if the telephone operator delayed to forward our order to the kitchen (2nd option more likely). No doubt I’d return in a future trip with family or not. BE AWARE you will pay A LOT of extras: room tax is about 10%, parking $ 25 per day and a compulsory ‘hospitality fee’ of $ 17 that includes internet, gym, water, coffee, etc can be very annoying for unaware ones. In my opinion anything ‘compulsory’ (you can’t decline) should honestly be included in room rates and this policy does not match the excellent services they offer.

Room Tip: I was upstairs (so no noise from top) but pretty close to the pool area and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay. We are so happy that you shared this trip with your family and had time to explore the area and all that it has to offer. We hope to welcome you back again soon- whether for business or pleasure.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Found this place by accident whilst on a US road trip, we couldn't believe how nice the property was and how good the service was, nothing was too much trouble.
Rooms where clean and spacious, the whole resort looks brand new.
Salt water hot tub and pool was lovely.
Fire pits at night by the pool and an outside fire place by the bar make for a nice atmosphere, restaurant was good, food was top notch.
Would definitely come back.
Probably the best place we stayed on the entire trip.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2013

Thank you for the review and for choosing Estancia La Jolla for your recent US Road Trip. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and were glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Perhaps we will see you on the next road trip!

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Additional Information about 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
#2 Spa Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#5 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#5 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#6 Family Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range: $259 - $469 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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