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4.3 out of 5

"Estancia La Jolla is within a peaceful setting with courtyards, very close to UCSD. " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 26 Jul 2019

Hotel Description

4-star romantic hotel near University of California-San Diego

In suburbs

Your stay at this La Jolla Farms hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of University of California-San Diego and Black's Beach. Birch Aquarium and Torrey Pines Golf Course are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Full-service spa, outdoor pool

A full-service spa, 4 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this romantic hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and enjoy perks like a free beach shuttle.

Free Internet, iPod docks

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 210 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. IPod docks, 24-hour room service, and premium bedding are also available.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$237* Per night/room Mar 6 - Mar 7

Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed (Estate)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds (Veranda)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa ratings based on 57 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Everyone (5) Couples (2)
5 out of 5
Estancia La Jolla is within a peaceful setting with courtyards, very close to UCSD.

Posted by on Jul 26, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 2, 2019 by Estancia La Jolla

Thank you for your review! We love that you enjoyed your stay with the ambiance and location.

5 out of 5
Very family and dog friendly, but also quiet and relaxing! gorgeous grounds. food is fabulous.

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019

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5 out of 5
Very nice and cozy! Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Posted by on Aug 19, 2018

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4 out of 5
The surprise was to get the exact same price at the hotel than the travelocity rate Si why go thru travelocity No use

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018

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3 out of 5
Overall nice...but it's not so much a "Spa" for a romantic getaway as we believed during booking, as it is as much a resort or hotel and NOT a spa. Many more young kids there than expected. It's also a conference/wedding/meeting venue so there is a lot of activity. Rooms/furniture/décor a bit dated and tired. Loud fighter jets constantly buzzing overhead as you are on the departure flight path from nearby Marine Corp fighter base. You WILL be charged $30/day for use of the pool even if you don't use it, plus $28 per day to park. There is NO STREET parking! Staff is great. Food at the restaurant's is good, but the wait staff at the "Mustang and Burro" is poor, undertrained, perfunctory, slow, not engaging, and with only the faintest idea of what a waiter does. Food often served warm, not hot. Room service charge $6 plus 23% service fee without tip.

Posted by , from San Francisco on Mar 19, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 13, 2018 by Manager at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Dear Peter, Thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel. We regret that there was confusion regarding our hospitality service fee. Our team strives to be transparent about this charge before arrival by detailing the fee on our Travelocity profile. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to experience our award-winning spa facilities.

5 out of 5
Pros: Quiet, personal, well maintained and private grounds
Cons: We had a minor problem with the entertainment system when ordering a movie but this was quickly corrected by the hotel staff.
Location: Location is within reasonable distance to typical San Diego attractions but more appreciated for being off the main drag of tourist attractions.
This was our first visit to this hotel and it a place we will return to visit again. The hotel is so well kept from its grounds to the rooms. It is very quiet and private with a most friendly and helpful staff. Pleased and surprised to have a complimentary bottle of wine in our room after long ride to the hotel. A little off the main grit of La Jolla but well worth it. It did not feel like a superficial tourist resort.

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017

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3 out of 5

Hidden fees, resort, parking, breakfast.

Pros: the property is quaint
Cons: Front desk friendliness, room cleanliness, upfront fee disclosure.
Location: it was ok, not close enough to the ocean.
There were hidden fees, its not fare to quote a room rate and in small print add a daily "resort fee" if its an absolute fee for all guest, than it should be part of the daily room rate. When i made my reservation it clearly stated breakfast was included, however they charged me for it at check out. Parking was extra, at check out I noticed they charged for valet although I paid for self parking. The front desk help was disappointing and rude.

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016

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5 out of 5


Pros: everything
Cons: nothing
Location: awesome!
Went to del-mar, & stayed here 4th time, Always Awesome. love this place!

Posted by , from lakewood ca on Aug 10, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 13, 2015 by Hotel Manager

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa! We are always excited to welcome back family and are ecstatic that you love us as much as we love you! We look forward to creating more amazing memories on your next stay.

5 out of 5

Beautiful relaxing hotel

Wonderful place to stay in the San Diego area.  Quiet, lovely gardens, nicely decorated, modern, but with an old world feel.   Restaurants: only ate there for breakfast.  Had the French toast and fresh squeezed orange juice, and my husband had an omelet; both were good.  Service was somewhat slow, but I was not in a hurry.  My view during breakfast, of a lovely fountain and garden, was worth lingering over.  Prices are too high, including paying 2.50$ for the coffee!  They give you free coffee in the hallway, but if you sit down, it is not free! Ha. Grounds: this is a beautiful setting, very popular for weddings and events. But the weddings were not noisy and did not interrupt my stay.  At night everything is beautifully lit, and scented candles create a lovely ambiance.  This is the best smelling hotel I have ever been to; flowers and herbs along walkways smell delightful, as well as the candles.  Stroll the garden paths for a relaxing walk. Everywhere you walk seems intimate and inviting.   Pool area: very nice.  Drinks and food are severed at the pool.  Lots of seating and also cabanas if desired. Rooms: nicely done. I enjoyed the tangerine accents and the muted neutral color scheme.  Beds are comfortable, done in all white, which I prefer, so that anything undesirable can be obviously seen (and there was nothing undesirable- very clean). Sheets were a bit scratchy, not the softest.  That would be my only suggestion for an update: higher thread count sheets.  I slept fine though.  Bathroom was clean, and roomy, and the shower head had a good flow.Tea and coffee in your room, complementary waters, newspaper, and wi-if (there is a daily use fee, so technically not free, but you pay the fee either way)

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013

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5 out of 5

Fabulous service and tranquil ambience

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, beautiful grounds, good location
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Estancia La Jolla and have already recommended it to our family members. While there, we went on two 5-mile hikes which included beautiful views of the La Jolla shoreline as well as Torrey Pines State Reserve. We followed it up by booking a couples massage in their private bungalow retreat. It didn't disappoint but was a tad pricey. The accommodations were very lovely and quite comfortable and I very much enjoyed their beautiful gardens and multiple fire pits. It provided for a very romantic and relaxing atmosphere. The heated pool, spa, and private cabanas were another nice touch. The location was great as it was close to the freeway and surrounding beach areas and numerous restaurants and attractions.

Posted by , from Texas, USA on Mar 22, 2013

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About the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Location 9700 N Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037

Property Features

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. There are 4 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and limo/town car service. A fitness center, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa. An area shuttle within 5 mi and a beach shuttle are free. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star La Jolla hotel.

  • 210 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2004
  • Bar by the pool
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (24.5 km / 15.2 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station (4.5 km / 2.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 5 mi and beach shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa offers 210 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6 AM to 11:30 AM.

Adobe El Restaurante - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch.

Mustangs & Burros - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

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

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

Spa Services

The onsite 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.

  • Number of treatment rooms 9
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!


  • Pets: USD 50 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 35 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Spa tub access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Additional inclusions
  • WiFi access (may be limited)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 22 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 35 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 42 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet (varies based on length of stay)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.