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The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
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Hermosa Beach, California, United States
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10 reviews
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“Lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I had heard of Torrey Pines always in reference to golfing getaways. However, one does not need to golf to enjoy the surroundings of this place. It is quaint without being too small and it is spacious without being overly commercial. The spa services were very good, efficient and competent. The spa rooms are also very clean and relaxing. It is decorated in Arts & Crafts style and is very homey. I ate at both restaurants, very current menu's--the chef must be up to date on the latest in trendy meal combinations. The room was VERY spacious and all of the service people I came in contact treated me kindly. It was very clean and they allowed self parking which is only $1 less than the valet. Not sure it that is good or bad, but I liked the option of not having to valet.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

First time my wife and I had visited this resort. The Lodge is a great hotel and I would highly recommend staying here. The only negative I have is that it is located in an area that doesn't have much else to do other than golf. Needless to say the golf is the bext and the facilities cater to that. Even though the golf courses are public and run by the city, the lodge has a "golf concierage" that helps you work through the city system. Other activities are about a 30 minute drive from thre resort so it isn't much of a negative. As mentioned in other reviews I don't think it is a place for a regular family vacation as there isn't a lot to do on-site

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Amazing Arts and Crafts architecture with Mortise and tenon wood work. Art Nouveau Favile Tiffany glass and art, along with Art Deco Tiffany lamps. The rooms are spacious and the beds sleep wonderfully. The men loved the golf courses and the girls the spa. The best facial I have ever had. Dining the first and last nights the dining room leaves ones' pallet very satisfied. Breakfast was fantastic each morning. Turn down service each night. A wonderful place to vacation and really relax and pamper oneself.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The Lodge is a beautiful setting with rooms that are spacious and clean; staff answered all questions with friendly helpful answers and suggestions; the concierge was attentive to every detail in searching for and arranging cars, restaurant reservations and even taking the time to take a family photo! I would highly recommend The Lodge to anyone traveling the San Diego area and look forward to returning.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

My husband and I decided to plan a weekend staycation to celebrate our anniversary and chose the Lodge. Since we live in San Diego, we wanted something with a great atmosphere that would make us feel like we really got away and we weren't disappointed. Our room was beautiful with a great patio to sit outside The service was amazing - the staff took care of any need and were very welcoming. The grounds are beautiful and they even have a croquet lawn that was a lot of fun. Don't miss the burger at The Grill for a delicious evening dinner. We would definitely return for another weekend!

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

My sister and I stayed at the Lodge at Torrey Pines with our boys: 1.5, 6 and 9 yrs old. We were excited to stay here, but our experience was not great.

First, let me give praise where praise is due. The guys doing the valet were exceptional - always greeting us and helping us with luggage/bags/directions just about anything. Also, the room cleaning staff was phenomal. They had the rooms spotless every day and night. Kudos to them!

Unfortunately, I can't say anything else great about this hotel. For families traveling with young children, there is NOTHING for the kids to do. The swimming pool is stuffy, and there's no beach within walking distance.

Finally I have to say that I did sense a bit of discrimination at this hotel. We were part of a group conference, and one of the evenings we had a black tie dinner. We were at a table with 6 other African American couples, and the bartender / wait staff brought a bottle of wine to our table with 4 wine glasses, and just left them on the table next to one of the guests. He stated something to the effect "if you want some wine, here are some glasses." We were shocked that he didn't bring enough glasses for the table, didn't pass them out, and didn't offer to pour any wine. When we complained to the mgmt, the same waiter came back out and proceeded to spill wine on the table and plates of everyone who wanted wine.

Overall: Disappointing experience at a 5 star hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Attention to detail in every aspect of The Lodge, as it's known. Rooms and baths are spacious; rooms on golf course side have fireplaces. Artwork -- plein air -- adds to historic accuracy. The smell of a roaring fireplace in lobby greets you as you drive under porte couchere. Two terrific restaurants, esp ARV. Be sure to have the tuna carpaccio, my favorite! Well-deserved Five-Diamond rating.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Property: The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Address: 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
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 ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#1 Green Hotel in La Jolla
#1 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#1 Family Hotel in La Jolla
#1 Spa Hotel in La Jolla
#1 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Lodge at Torrey Pines 5*
Number of rooms: 170
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 
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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

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