Our preferred choice among La Jolla hotels is the prestigious Lodge at Torrey Pines. Overlooking the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course with distant views of the Pacific Ocean, The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a AAA Five Diamond treasure located just 15 miles north of downtown San Diego. The Lodge, site of the 2008 and 2021 U.S. Open Championships, pays homage to the Craftsman era and showcases 169 rooms and suites that reflect San Diego’s stress-free lifestyle while providing all the comfort and amenities one could ever need. The resort is designed to blend in with the adjacent Torrey Pines State Reserve, which features golden sandstone formations and rare Torrey pine trees. A member of the California Green Lodging Program, The Lodge is home to The Spa at Torrey Pines and A.R. Valentien, a signature farm-to-table restaurant. With its post-and-beam construction, expansive spaces, respect for the natural landscape and integration of indoor/outdoor living, The Lodge pays homage to the California Craftsman style of architecture of the early 1900s when craftsmanship meant something. The Craftsman style was an offshoot of the Arts & Crafts Movement, itself a response to the Victorian excesses of ornamentation and patterns, which emphasized clean lines, open spaces and rough hewn materials. Fireplaces in the lobby and most rooms set the scene for a warm welcome.
Inspired by elements from the adjacent Reserve and Pacific Ocean, The Spa at Torrey Pines features signature treatments themed around the natural timelessness and purity of the La Jolla coastline. The spa uses botanical- and marine-based extracts to replenish and restore your body and mind, perfect for a sublime day of pampering and relaxation. Perched above the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Torrey Pines is Southern California’s most iconic golf course. The Rees Jones-designed golf mecca, which features the North Course and South Course, hosts the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open. Guests can take advantage of priority tee times for the opportunity to play where the pros play with the stunning La Jolla coastline as a backdrop. The resort also maintains partnerships with Del Mar Country Club, The Crosby, Maderas, Aviara, La Costa, and Morgan Run. The Lodge presents two excellent and distinctive San Diego dining options: A.R. Valentien and The Grill. A.R. Valentien is their top-rated signature restaurant featuring a magnificent setting, superior cuisine and elegant décor. The Grill offers a casual and convenient dining experience, along with The Bar, an ideal gathering place for friends and associates. The Lodge is also home to a variety of culinary events, including a popular weekly Artisan Table, the annual Celebrate the Craft, Craft Food & Beer Series, and holiday specials. There is no more genial host than Paul Krikorian and a dinner under the stars here is memorable. The cooking and service are impeccable. Visit http://www.lodgetorreypines.com. By the way, downtown La Jolla is a shopper’s paradise and the resort is happy to provide complimentary chauffeured car service there and anywhere within a five-mile radius of the resort seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Other nearby attractions include downtown La Jolla, downtown Del Mar, Westfield UTC Mall, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the renowned La Jolla Playhouse on the campus of UCSD.