When seeking out the ideal spot to enjoy a 4-day spa retreat with my sister and daughters, we came across The Lodge. It met our needs perfectly! Luxury and then some!
We found the staff to be accommodating, warm, and professional. This hotel is a gracious example of the Arts and Crafts Movement, and that quiet casual elegance is extended throughout. The rooms are not just beautiful examples of craftsman styling with Tiffany touches, but spacious, and this really important when traveling with teens as their energy and stuff tends to require more space. Our room was clean and quiet, with very comfortable beds.
When making our reservation, we requested a microwave and fridge and those were ready and waiting in our room upon arrival. Great for cool drinks, and snacks! Coffee was also in the room.
The Grill is one of their two restaurants, which we found to be reasonably priced, quick and absolutely delicious! It offers both inside or patio dining and it's enjoyable to watch the practicing golfers or the vistas of a top-rated course overlooking the Pacific. Menu favorites include blueberry pancakes with granola and award winning hamburgers. We dined once at A.R. Valentein, and were treated to many special offerings from the gracious chef that night. Among them were fabulous desserts that were sure to please!
I particularly like the resort's location which is just close enough to Del Mar, La Jolla, and San Diego to be handy without actually being in the hub of activity. The concierge arranged San Diego Zoo tickets for several dollars less than the best AAA offers, and it took us just minutes to get there using the directions she provided. Next to the hotel is a large natural preserve with trails to pristine views of the Pacific and makes a great way to spend a morning. It was abloom with wildflowers and hikers when we spent in April. The hotel's large salt water pool, and the jacuzzi were wonderful to cool off and work out the kinks afterward. If the pool isn't enough, the spa staff can fix the rest. We each had several treatments to include facials, aromatherapy massages, and pedicures, and were happy with the quality of the treatments given.
If getting away from it all is on your mind, then this is a wonderful place to go about it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lodge at Torrey Pines is an award-winning luxury resort set atop the cliffs of Torrey Pines State Beach in La Jolla, California. Awarded the AAA Five Diamond rating for 14 consecutive years, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for six years in a row, and Travel + Leisure’s Top 50 Hotels in the United States and Canada, The Lodge provides stunning views of the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course and Pacific Ocean and endless opportunities for guests to enjoy San Diego’s warm climate – from outdoor dining and relaxing at the spa to hiking, golfing and more. The Lodge is modeled after the famed Gamble and Blacker houses in Pasadena – two of the finest examples of early 1900s Craftsman-style architecture. Its post-and-beam construction features a natural color palette, graceful wing-like rooflines, shingle and sandstone-bluff exteriors, clinker-brick masonry, rich woodwork and natural stone surfaces. Arrivals are greeted by doormen attired in kilted Scottish dress, while inside are 170 spacious guest rooms and suites designed for supreme comfort. The Lodge’s signature restaurant A.R. Valentien – rated Best Hotel Restaurant in the West by Sunset Magazine in 2015 – is a destination for fresh regional cuisine served in an elegant setting overlooking the Torrey Pines Golf Course. Artisan Table Dinners highlighting farm-to-table fare in a communal setting are offered weekly, while Executive Chef Jackson headlines The Lodge’s annual Celebrate the Craft event, one of Southern California’s premier showcases for regionally grown ingredients and innovative cooking and winemaking. For a more casual vibe, The Grill at The Lodge offers a full menu of favorites whether dining indoors or on the patio, while its bar is an ideal gathering place after a day on the course. The Spa at Torrey Pines features signature treatments themed around the beauty and purity of the Pacific coastline. This 9,500 square foot space uses botanical- and marine-based extracts from European product lines Phytomer, SkinCeuticals, Farmhouse Fresh and NV Organics to replenish and restore the body and mind. Additional features of The Lodge include a croquet lawn, heated outdoor pool and cabanas, whirlpool, outdoor terrace with chaise lounges, hiking at the adjacent Torrey Pines State Reserve, a fitness center and the Scripps Library, a public space featuring a pool table, board games and more. Adjacent to The Lodge, the Torrey Pines Golf Course is an iconic 36-hole course that hosts the PGA Tour’s annual Farmers Insurance Open. Whether on the North Course or South Course, our guests have the opportunity to play where the pros play with the stunning La Jolla coastline as a backdrop. Nearby attractions include downtown La Jolla and Del Mar, Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the La Jolla Playhouse performing arts center and the Museum of Contemporary Art. During spring and summer, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club entices visitors with the thrill of live racing, while a popular year-round choice is the Torrey Pines State Reserve, a magnificent 2,000 acres of protected rare Torrey Pine trees featuring pristine beaches and eight miles of trails; The Lodge offers complimentary guided hikes throughout the preserve daily. The Lodge is located just 15 miles north of the San Diego International Airport and downtown San Diego. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TravelClick, Booking.com, Hotwire, Expedia, Orbitz, Agoda, Cheap Tickets, Odigeo, Hotels.com, Otel, Travelocity and Jetsetter so you can book your The Lodge at Torrey Pines reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- 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