We Visit The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California
As we considered resorts for our series on Southern California’s best coastal resorts, The Lodge at Torrey Pines, in the posh San Diego neighborhood of La Jolla, was high on our list to include in our feature.
Opened in 2002, this perennial AAA Five-Diamond award-winner is perched on a bluff that looks across the 18th green of the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course to the Pacific Ocean.
The resort features post-and-beam construction that pays homage to the California Craftsman style of architecture, offers 170 guest rooms including 8 suites, and when we pulled up to the entryway, we were greeted by a doorman attired in kilted Scottish dress.
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Golfers are certain to love its location on the Torrey Pines Golf Course, but non-golfers will also enjoy the stunning views, beautifully appointed rooms and suites with Stickly-style pieces of fine wood furniture, fabrics, and leathers; a fabulous spa, a fine dining restaurant, a beautiful pool overlooking the golf course, fabulous service, and all of the amenities that today’s luxury travelers have come to expect.
Our Favorite Memories from The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Oddly, even though we are not yet golfers, there was a sense of history in the lodge as this is the location of Tiger Wood’s historic 18th hole sudden-death playoff winning him the 2008 U.S. Open.
- Our bellman Gary was the most affable bellman we have ever encountered. He was very knowledgable about the resort, was clearly enthusiastic about his job, and immediately made us feel welcome and at home. We will always remember Gary!
- We absolutely love the architecture of the Craftsman-style, and when Gary opened the door to our room, we were immediately in love. The quality of the furnishings was superb, and, as it was fall, we enjoyed the comfy fireplace; and the golf course and ocean views from our deck were mesmerizing.
As you can probably guess from the photographs we shot at our dining experience in A.R. Valentien, the cuisine is nothing short of remarkable. Even if you don’t stay in the resort, you should definitely dine in this restaurant. Big thumbs up!
- An unexpected surprise was the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve right next door. Just a short walk from the resort, we found a 2,000 acre reserve with hiking trails that varied in difficulty from easy, moderate, to challenging. If you like, bring your bathing suit as one of the trails will take you down from the bluff-top to the beach.
- If you’re a shopper, you might also like to know that the town of La Jolla is renowned for it’s many boutique shops. In years past, La Jolla boasted the highest priced homes in America, and the plethora of interesting shops definitely followed the money. Make sure to leave time to visit the town of La Jolla and enjoy lunch at one of their many eateries.
Complimentary VIP Amenities
As travel advisors with the Virtuoso Travel Network, we’re pleased to have some very special VIP amenities exclusively for our readers. When you book your stay at The Lodge at Torrey Pines through us, you will receive:
- A complimentary room upgrade on arrival, subject to availability.
- Breakfast each day for up to two in-room guests (up to a $40 credit/day).
- $100 USD spa services credit to be used during your stay (no cash value if not redeemed in full).
When you book your room through us, our special, complimentary VIP amenities can easily add up to hundreds of dollars in value depending on the length of your stay. Note: these complimentary amenities are for 2014 and may be subject to change in future years.
We highly recommend that you visit The Lodge at Torrey Pines, and when you do, please enjoy these fine amenities brought to you by us. 🙂
To book your room at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, and to receive these complimentary amenities, call us at (480) 550-1235, or let us know of your request by using our handy online information form: CLICK HERE
Disclosure: our stay was provided by the kind folks at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Photo credit: the exterior resort view (above) was provided by The Lodge at Torrey Pines.
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