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The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Checked in on Sunday the 20th in readiness for participating in the Pro-Am on Monday ... gorgeous property. The staff were very friendly, the rooms were impeccable and of course the grounds were immaculate.

Will definitely stay here again next time I'm in the area.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

This is a gorgeous property, inside and out. I was told the Lodge was actually rebuilt about 10 years ago. Thus, everything is new: excellent bathrooms, sliding doors to balconies, etc. The dining room is the only original part that remains and it is elegant. All of the common areas have beautiful California paintings, Stickley furniture and Arts & Crafts finishes. It really is special and comfortable at the same time. The outdoor areas are wonderful. The pool and cabana area are picture-perfect. (I did not play golf.) Just walking between buildings felt like I was part of the great outdoors. The room was large and very nice, although there was not really enough lighting from the Tiffany-like shades. The room amenities were excellent. The turn down service was the best I have had in years, complete with slippers placed out for me. We had an amazing dinner in the fine dining room. I had two appetizers for my "dinner" and they were delicious. The service everywhere in the Lodge was superb. I have rarely seen such nice people who genuinely want to help. If you like architecture, be sure to visit the Salk Institute built by Louis Kahn. It is perhaps Kahn's most iconic piece of work. It is only 2 miles away and there is a 12:00 noon tour Monday to Friday. You must sign up in advance.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

I stayed for just one night and regret not being able to take advantage of the spa and pool as they looked quite nice. The lobby leaves a last impression with a lovely fireplace and cozy, welcoming feel. I will likely stay there again, but I wouldn't make it a destination trip.

Room
Pros: Decent size, good workspace, nice turndown service with slippers and small touches, comfortable plush bed, fresh flower in the bathroom
Cons: Bathroom had a musty smell, lighting in the room is inadequate and consists of table and floor lamps that, while nice to look at, make it difficult to get enough lighting for working in the room

Service
Pros: Fast valet, pleasant front desk associate, bellman who pointed me to my room and also let me know that coffee service starts at 5am to accommodate east coasters and that the first bottle of Fiji water in the room is complimentary
Cons: None

Dining
Pros: Intimate restaurant and bar right off the lobby, complimentary amuse bouche and small dessert plate (freshly made doughnuts and a cupcake selection)
Cons: Very pricey

Room Tip: Ask for the main building for convenience
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

We, annually, hold an event at this beautiful resort. The settings are breathtaking and the personnel so pleasant and helpful. They make our event so easy, we've had 7 out of 9 events at this location and hope we never change.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

My husband and I decided to stay at The Lodge as he wanted to pay golf with friends who own a vacation home. We own a 1903 Edwardian home with a lot of the features that the Rennie Macintosh inspired hotel so we felt right at home - for a hotel that is only 10 years old they have done a good job of capturing the spirit of the age. The views of the golf course from the Palisade room was fabulous - they only problem being on the first morning we wanted to walk down to the edge of the cliffs to see the Pacific and within two minutes we had been warned off the golf course for health and safety reasons - so be warned you cannot trespass on the course. To see the see the views you have to drive round to the glider port or drive round to the Torrey Pines Nature Reserve which is next door. This is not a hotel for the cash strapped traveller - a coffee by the pool cost $7.95 and our first breakfast was $56 - without a tip. My husband loved the golf - a four ball he played in which left at 9.30 took 6 hours which is average for the course. He went out at 6.30 two mornings and found this to be much easier and quicker. Loved the building, the service especially the valets was excellent - but for us a little bit conventional.

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the golf course and the sea are lovely but expensive and the sun doesn't c...
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful locations in Southern California. We are not golfers, but so enjoyed the beauty and serenity of this resort area. If you're a golfer, you'll really enjoy it. The staff was lovely as well. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that the rooms are very dark--so dark, even in the bathroom, that it's hard to put your makeup on! I appreciate that they were trying to go for an authentic craftsman style, but I think they could spring for better lighting, especially in the bathrooms.

Oh, another great thing I experienced there was a manicure and pedicure. Those treatments were about the best I've ever experienced, and I go for these regularly. The manicurist was lovely and did an incredible job--it's worth it to go there for the treatment alone :)

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

My wife and I have been going to The Lodge at Torrey Pines for the last 6 years.
Sometimes we go twice a year. I am not a golfer though the golf courses (there are two) are gorgeous and world renown.
The Lodge is a magnificent structure built to resemble the prettiest lodge you can imagine.
The food is first class, the service throughout the lodge is superb, and the decor is elegant and understated. Anyone can immediately feel right at home.
My wife takes walks through the nature preserve every day and it is like being in another world.
I can usually be found by the pool area reading and looking out at the golf course which has lush green fairways, beautiful trees and greens that resemble carpeting.
If you can't relax at the Lodge you know you have serious troubles. This is simply the best place I have ever stayed in.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 Green Hotel in La Jolla
#1 Spa Hotel in La Jolla
#1 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#1 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#1 Family Hotel in La Jolla
#1 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range: $385 - $519 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 15 consecutive years, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, 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 Magazinein 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 golf 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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