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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
“Lovely and new”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Enjoyed one nights stay here last month ...
Beautiful room -- everything new, clean and quiet. Two notes for fellow travelers: you will be charged a $17 "hospitality fee" for bottled water etc when you check in -- also, parking is valet only.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I love this place. My husband took me for my birthday weekend and it was beautiful. The courtyards are beautiful as is the service. Happy hour at Mustangs and Burros was great. The pitcher or Margaritas was amazing and perfect with the $6 fish taco platter. Breakfast at their restaurant was worth every calorie. Highly recommend Estancia.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you so much for the great comments on our Mustangs & Burros Happy Hour and of course the decadent breakfast options at Adobe El Restaurante. We really appreciate you taking the time to post such detailed feedback. Thank you again for recommending our hotel.
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2013

A brilliant stay for the week and we were looked after very well. Nothing was too much trouble - even lent an umbrella to visit the zoo (pouring down). Breakfast was a real treat. Although essentially a business trip, it became more of a holiday thanks to the staff and facilities - and one that I wish European hotels could emulate. Would definitely come again. Slight downside was the soundproofing in the rooms - we could hear upstairs quite clearly in the small hours - but really a minor point.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you so much for the review. It sounds like you experienced unusual San Diego weather during your stay, but I’m glad to hear that it didn’t stop you from visiting the Zoo and exploring the area. We are very happy that your business trip felt more like a holiday. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon.
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Redondo Beach, California
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Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Although I've only stayed for work, this is one of my favorite properties in San Diego. The grounds are impeccably kept and the rooms are clean and comfy. This is perfect for a stay cation or for those who want to experience a different side of San Diego/La Jolla

Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for the nice review. We hope you will have the opportunity to stay with us for leisure soon, maybe even have some time to spend at the spa! We look forward to welcoming you back for business or pleasure very soon.
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Boston, MA
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is truly a first-quality resort located in the heart of La Jolla just minutes from downtown San Diego and the airport and just across the street from UC San Diego (don't be concerned about the proximity to the college - once inside the walls of the resort, you would swear you were in the Caribbean). Incredibly lush gardens surround you everywhere. The resort is rather expansive with several buidings, many of which are inter-connected, though some require another key swipe to enter. Rooms are spacious and well equipped. Pool area is large, with an abundance of lounge chairs, a pool bar, spa, workout room, outdoor fireplaces and more. We stayed here as the second half of a trip to San Diego after a convention I was attending. This was intended to be our summer vacation, and it surpassed our expectations. It was in close proximity to most of the spots we were interested in seeing. And when you drive up, you are immediately greeted by the parking valets who rush to the car and help you with anything you need, whether with packages or just help getting in or out. The all-you-can eat breakfast was a bit pricey, but to be expected for such a nice spot, and certainly there were lots of choices. We also found that ordering off the menu was not a bad option. We had dinner one night in the Mustangs and Burros cafe - nice outdoor and indoor seating areas. I was surprised as the chill of the evening came on that they did not turn on the propane heaters. They told us that with the unusually cool weather in July, they had already run through their budget on propane. Surprising, given the nature of the place. We just put on sweaters and we were fine. This was probably the most negative experience we had in our four day stay, so that should give you an idea how good a place it was. Food was delicious there, also. In the end, we all agreed this place was awesome and we would love to go back, both to see more of San Diego and to spend more time at the Estancia.

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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 review, September 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide such thorough feedback. I’m sure our future guests will find it very helpful prior to making their decision to stay with us. We are glad that you enjoyed everything from your arrival experience with our valet team to the brunch buffet. We would love to welcome you back, please come and see us again soon.
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San Diego, CA
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stayed for the third time on Sunday, August 25th. We arrived early and greeted with a complimentary glass(s) of sparkling wine and received our upgraded room immediately. We had a patio room with direct access to the lovely courtyard. The front desk staff was very friendly and efficient. We enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner at Mustangs and Burros and they honored our reservation with our favorite table. Our server was absolutely delightful and he surprised us with a special complimentary chocolate and fruit dessert. The grounds are gorgeous and very lush. The pool; cabanas and hot tub are very nice. The poolside grill and bar had been added since our last visit and the food/drinks were great. My husband enjoyed a great massage the following morning. We left feeling so relaxed and pampered. I cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you so much for returning to our hotel for a third time, we are delighted you chose to celebrate your special day with us. Once again, Happy Anniversary from the team at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa! We hope to welcome you back for the next anniversary if not before.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

The staff were helpful and sweet, it was very clean and modern, the bar was great! The pool and hot tub were very nice, and the spa was exceptional! The breakfast was fantastic and the service was just as good, it wasn't busy when we went so it was perfect! Very child friendly, the rooms were just above average and you can get a good night's sleep! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
What a great review, thank you so much for taking the time to post this fabulous feedback. We certainly hope to welcome you back 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 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Business 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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