Called the hotel and received a good deal --- free breakfast, free parking, taxes included. Overall, a good deal. Stayed July 1 - July 8 with my young daughters.
Had a room overlooking the courtyard. Asked for bright room and they gave us one on the 4th floor. Not dim at all. Service was excellent. In room late dinner was short one glass --- we ordered two entrees. The server ran back downstairs and brought us a third glass. Almost all who worked a the hotel were very nice and professional.
The room was very nice. Large (520 sq. ft.) and very clean. Two excellent cleanings per day. Had a nice balcony. Nice big bathroom. Big tub for baths.
Pool was excellent with saline instead of chlorine and underwater music.
Golf looked to be magnificent.
Parking spots a bit small and tight.
Visited downtown San Diego (near the Omni) and were very glad to be close to La Jolla instead. Moreover, nothing was far away. Just get on I-5 to reach sites very quickly. Also close to Del Mar. We rented a GPS which made driving a snap. (Avis gave us a nasty, old car.)
Fireworks in La Jolla were spectacular. So was the food. George's Ocean Terrace was spectacular and reasonable. Trattoria Aqua had great seafood with pasta. Prado good but not spectacular. McCormick's very good. Centio better than expected. Did not try hotel's main restaurant. (We had breakfasts in the Golf Cafe.) Great cold drinks everywhere. Incredible al fresco dining in La Jolla.
The Zoo is incredible ---- both the animals and rare trees. SeaWorld very good but pricy --- Cirque better than expected. Balboa Park is superb. We saw the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. Gaslamp District looked touristy.
Don't miss La Jolla. It's heaven on earth. (Retire there if you can.) Want a cheaper stay near La Jolla and attractions? Try the nearby Hyatt Regency. Not as nice but reasonable when conventions not scheduled. Nice lobby.
The Lodge is worth the money. Great location. A golfer's dream.
- 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