As you might guess from the name, Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa was designed to reflect Early California’s Hispanic beginnings. Terra cotta tile roofs top each of the creamy-white 3-story buildings that hold 221 guest rooms, two restaurants, and other attractive public spaces.
The gardens – planted with many drought-tolerant shrubs and perennials – also reflect Southern California’s unique heritage and climate. These sprawl over nearly 10 acres and are enhanced by bubbling fountains. The resulting ambience is definitely Early California, gracious, and spacious.
Many couples enjoy staying at Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa because the AAA 4-Diamond property is quiet and out of the hubbub of La Jolla’s “village” area. The hotel is also great for girlfriend getaways – primarily because the spa offers a wide variety of treatments delivered by talented therapists. Most popular: the signature Hanakasumi Body Ritual (a Japanese bath ritual).
The location of Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa also contributes to its popularity. The resort is across the street from the University of California San Diego (UCSD), which makes it perfect for those participating in campus events or visiting offspring at college.
Another great thing to do at UCSD? Take the self-guided tour of the Stuart Collection – an internationally renowned collection of outdoor sculpture that can be found in various places around the university. Pick up a map at the information booth at any campus entrance or download the iPhone app from their Web site.
Other neighbors to visit within a short drive: the Torrey Pines Gliderport, Torrey Pines Golf Course, and Torrey Pines State Reserve.
Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa offers two good restaurants – Mustangs & Burros and El Adobe Restaurante – and is also a great spot for special occasions. The Trinitas Cellars Private Dining Room has a “classy hacienda” feel that makes it just right for private dinners and wedding events. It’s not surprising that many couples choose a spot in the garden for their wedding ceremony.
As one guest wrote: The weekend and wedding festivities were wonderful. Guests of the wedding still compliment us on the exceptional dinner and service during the reception, as well as the brunch at Mustangs & Burros, and of course the beautiful scenic grounds.
Enjoy! And sleep well.