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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

4-star4 stars
9700 N Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA, 92037, United States of America

4-star hotel with 4 restaurants, near University of California-San Diego
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Beautiful beach
Great amenities
Very comfortable
Great room
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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

from £155
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Estate)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Estate)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Veranda)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Veranda)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Estate)
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Estate)
  • Suite, Accessible (Estate)
  • Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed

What’s around Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa


  • University of California-San Diego (16-minute walk)
  • Black's Beach (22-minute walk)
  • Birch Aquarium (27-minute walk)
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course (30-minute walk)
  • Torrey Pines State Reserve (39-minute walk)
  • La Jolla Shores Park (42-minute walk)
  • VA Medical Center (24-minute walk)
  • Scripps Pier (36-minute walk)

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) 20-min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) 22-min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) 26-min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) 27-min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) 47-min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station 7-min drive
  • Solana Beach Station 16-min drive
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center 16-min drive
  • Self-parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Free area shuttle

About Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Opened in 2004, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is a former thoroughbred equestrian estate located in La Jolla, Calif. The University of California, San Diego, stands one block from this property. Famed Torrey Pines Golf Course offers championship play 1.5 miles away.

Hotel Features.
The smoke-free Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa was selected in 2006 by Condé Nast Traveler as "One Of The World's Best Places to Stay." Surrounded by 10 acres of native California flora, this property displays ranch-style ambience reminiscent of southern California's Spanish heritage. Adobe El Restaurante blends locally grown spices and produce to create distinctive rancho-style cuisine. The Trinitas Cellars Wine Bar offers wine tastings hosted by the Chef de Libations. A business center houses 3 computer stations. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. The property includes 25,000 square feet (2,323 square meters) of indoor and outdoor function space.

The hotel partners with Torrey Pines Golf Course to offer clinics and golfing opportunities with the pros. An outdoor splash pool features a seasonal bar, and a health club offers cardiovascular and strength-training equipment. Eucalyptus, lavender, and citrus plants border a path leading to The Spa at Estancia. Treatments and activities include signature massages and scrubs.

This 3-story hotel offers 199 guestrooms and 11 suites. Many rooms extend onto balconies or patios with garden or courtyard views. Accommodations include complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, laptop-compatible in-room safes, iPod docking stations, MP3 adapters, and 37-inch, high-definition TVs with premium channels. Beds are dressed with 350-thread-count sheets, and down comforters. Bathrooms feature marble vanities, makeup mirrors, and Estancia toiletries.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 210 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room (up to 50 lb)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking *

  • Car charging point


  • Free area shuttle within 5 mi
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 4 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Built in 2004
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 37-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay films
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The on-site spa has 9 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and reflexology.


Adobe El Restaurante – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch. Open daily.

Mustangs & Burros – This restaurant specialises in Mexican cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Open daily.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa’s small print

Also known as

  • Estancia Jolla Hotel
  • Estancia Hotel
  • Estancia Jolla
  • Estancia La Jolla Hotel La Jolla
  • Estancia La Jolla Hotel And Spa
  • Estancia La Jolla Hotel And Spa
  • Estancia La Jolla Hotel La Jolla
  • Estancia Jolla Hotel
  • Estancia Jolla


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests under 14 years old are not allowed in the spa tub.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for golf tee times and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

Pet deposit: USD 150 per stay

  • Resort fee: USD 30.00 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Spa tub access
  • Fitness centre access
  • Business centre/computer access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Self-parking costs USD 32 per night

Valet parking costs USD 39 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 30 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 15 and USD 22 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet (may vary based on length of stay)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 311 reviews

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Very Good8.0
Resort fee
I was down on business so I just needed a room for the night. The room was excellent and the bed very comfortable. But I had to pay a 'resort fee' for a bunch of stuff I didn't need given that was a business trip rather than a vacation.
Julian, us1 night business trip
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Beautiful experience !
Second time to stay at this treasure of a hotel. Rooms are comfortable, food is great, and service is first class
Louai, us2 night family trip
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
You can't speak at a normal vol in your own room
We checked in and everything was fine with the hotel. We were celebrating a birthday, thought the property was cute, and got our room pretty quickly upon arrival. At 8pm we received a nock on the door from security saying they received a noise complaint. There was an 80 year old couple next door who was trying to sleep and kept complaining. We had quiet music playing and were talking in the room. Security agreed the music was not too loud, but asked if we could try and be as quiet as we could because someone was trying to sleep. 15 minutes later we received another knock on the door from security telling us that we received a noise complaint for TALKING too loud. No music. Normal inside speaking voices. No yelling. At 8:30pm. They said they could put us in a conference room so we could talk. We obviously wanted to stay in the hotel room we paid for. They offered to comp a round of drinks at the hotel if we went to the bar. 20 minutes later, another noise complaint for talking. Security came in and agreed we were not at fault. We left the room and went to the front desk. They managed to find another room on the opposite side of the property. We then packed all of our things move rooms at 10pm. 15-20 minutes after moving to the next room, another noise complaint for simply talking. We could hear the man next door snoring through the wall the entire night. Absolutely would not recommend this hotel for anyone that goes to bed past 6pm / has children. Ruined the birthday weekend.
, us1 night romance trip
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Always love coming to Estancia, it is the best place to have a staycation! A bonus that they accommodate to dogs at a reasonable price. Although, they were out of dog beds, which was unfortunate considering we paid for it in the additional amenities. The check-in was fine, always beautiful but this time less welcoming. The woman at the front desk checking me in was sort of rude. However, the woman who assisted with checkout was fantastic. The room-service was less than great, as the person who took our order was rude and dismissive.
Gina, us1 night romance trip
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Business is pleasure
This is a great hotel with awesome fire lit bar and restaurant.
Adam, us2 night business trip

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