Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa San Diego Review

June 14, 2023


I have always been a fan of exploring new places, trying new cuisines, and experiencing different cultures. So when I heard about the Estancia La Jolla Hotel Spa in San Diego, I knew I had to check it out. After all, it's not every day that you come across a hotel that promises to transport you to a world of relaxation and luxury. And I must say, I was not disappointed. From the moment I arrived, I was struck by the hotel's stunning Spanish-style architecture and lush gardens.

As I checked in, the friendly staff made me feel welcome and ensured my stay would be comfortable and enjoyable. And over the course of my stay, I discovered that the hotel had so much more to offer - from its world-class spa and delicious dining options to its luxurious accommodations and exceptional service.

In this review, I want to share my experience of one of the best hotels near the University of California, beaches and many other attractions in San Diego, and why I think it's a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a truly luxurious and relaxing getaway.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Estancia La Jolla Hotel Spa in San Diego offers luxurious accommodations, delicious dining options, world-class spa services, and exceptional customer service.
  • The hotel's Spanish-style architecture and lush gardens provide a stunning and relaxing atmosphere for guests to enjoy.
  • The guest rooms are well-appointed with comfortable beds, natural stone bathrooms, and convenient amenities like cable TV, free WiFi, and coffee making machines.
  • The hotel's location is convenient for exploring nearby attractions, including beaches, golf courses, and theme parks.
  • While the hotel is expensive, the value for money is justified due to the high-quality amenities and services provided.


As soon as I walked into my guest room, I was immediately struck by the natural stone bathroom - it was like having my own private spa! And the plush guest bathrobes were the perfect touch to make me feel right at home.

But what really impressed me was how well-appointed the room was. From the cable TV to the work desk with the high back reading chair, everything was designed with my comfort and convenience in mind.

And let's talk about the bed - oh my goodness, it was the most comfortable bed I've ever slept on. I can honestly say I had the best night's sleep I've had in a long time.

The hotel room

Dining Options

The Estancia La Jolla Hotel Spa has got you covered with not one, but two onsite restaurants! And let me tell you, they are both delicious.

The Greenfinch Restaurant offers innovative cuisine in a beautiful indoor setting, while the Greenfinch Bar offers the perfect spot to grab a drink and relax. And if you're looking to soak up some sun while you dine, both restaurants offer outdoor seating options as well.

But if you're in the mood to venture out and explore some other dining options, there are plenty of great restaurants nearby. Fairbanks Bar is just a quick 0.27 miles walk away, while Peet's Coffee and Tea is also conveniently located at the same distance. And if you're looking for a nice sit-down meal, The Bistro at the Strand is just 0.3 miles away.

No matter what you're in the mood for, there's something for everyone in the area.

Food and drinks on the table

Facilities And Amenities

I got to enjoy the property amenities of spa and wellness services right on-site! The Spa at Estancia offers massage therapies, facials, manicures, pedicures and more, while the fitness center access has everything you need to stay active.

In addition, each room offers free wifi and a coffee making machine. The hotel also has an outdoor pool, 3 restaurants and plenty more to explore. It's the perfect place to relax and unwind!

Locations And Surroundings

This La Jolla hotel is conveniently located adjacent to the University of California San Diego and is located within 1 mile of some of the best beaches in the area: Black's Beach, Torrey Pines State Beach, and South Black's Beach.

For golf lovers, the Torrey Pines Golf Course is just a 3.2 miles drive away, and the Del Mar Racetrack is only 15 minutes away. The San Diego International Airport is also just 20 minutes away, making it the most convenient option for travelers.

Other top attractions include Torrey Pines State Reserve, SeaWorld San Diego, and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. With so many great attractions including The San Diego Zoo and activities nearby, this is the perfect place to stay for your San Diego vacation.

Estancia La Jolla Hotel air view

Pricing And Value For Money

Starting price per night at Estancia La Jolla Hotel for two adults is $400, and prices may vary according to the dates you choose for check in and check out. With so many amenities and luxuries and nearby attractions, the value for money is expensive but justified.

From very comfortable rooms with air conditioning and guest rooms with superior facilities such as a fitness center and pool, this hotel in La Jolla provides guests with the ultimate luxury experience.

Customer Service

You can rest assured that the 24 hour front desk assistance is available to help you out with whatever you need. The staff is friendly and welcoming and always willing to go out of their way to ensure that you have a pleasant stay in la Jolla.

Whether you need help with planning your itinerary or just need advice on how to make the most of your vacation in San Diego, the incredible customer service is always eager to help. Room service, airport shuttle service, kitchen, laundry, anything you may need help with, the staff won't disappoint.

A bottle of wine, glasses and fruits on the table

Frequently Asked Questions

Now I will answer the most frequently asked questions.

How far is Estancia La Jolla from the beach?

Estancia La Jolla is practically a stone's throw away from the beach, so you can practically hear the waves crashing from your room. It's close enough to satisfy your beach cravings, but far enough to avoid getting sand in your shoes.

Who bought Estancia La Jolla?

Estancia La Jolla has a new owner in town, and it's none other than Pebblebrook Hotel Trust!

Should I stay in San Diego or La Jolla?

If you prefer a more urban atmosphere, then San Diego is the place for you. If you are looking for a more relaxed and laid back atmosphere, then La Jolla is the spot. Both places offer amazing beaches, great food and a wonderful climate.

What is the best part of San Diego to stay in?

The best part of San Diego to stay in is entirely up to you! From the sunny beaches of La Jolla to the vibrant neighborhoods of North Park and Little Italy, there's something for everyone in this beautiful city. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or an adventure-filled family vacation in San Diego, the city has something for everyone.


Estancia La Jolla Hotel Spa is a great place for anyone looking for a relaxing and luxurious getaway in San Diego. With its stunning views and luxurious amenities, it is a perfect destination for couples, families, and solo travelers alike. The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are comfortable and spacious, and the treatment rooms and spa are great places to relax and rejuvenate.

If you're looking for a great experience in San Diego, Estancia La Jolla Hotel Spa San Diego is the place to be!

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