Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
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Since we both have been to San Diego a few times in the past we decided to head to La Jolla, CA instead. As expected La Jolla was beautiful. Our hotel was right next to Torey Pines National Park, where the 2008 Golf US Open was played. Since the weather wasn't that great, continuous overcast, we did some hikes through Torey Pines which outlined the …
... my cheekily amazing peach cobbler and peanut butter and banana milkshake!!! Day 18- I can't believe today's my last day in the USA! As much as I want to go home and see my family, I don't want my adventure to end. It was great fun spending the day chatting away with Heather and then going out for ice cream with Kaitie before loading my suitcases into the trunk and beginning the 2 hour journey of laughter to Los Angeles. After a scrumptious last supper at Manhattan beach ...
... and lots of fun people. I booked our room incorrectly so Dixon and I had to share a bed, which was somewhat awkward, but less awkward than the six girls from Barcelona who literally toweled off and changed clothes in the room after showering. Laidback place on a main street with not one but two smoke rooms, for different purposes obviously.
#5. Loki Del Mar, Mancora, Peru. This is the hostel I described as looking like a resort in Greece. The glistening ...
... by the public. Obviously I thought there was no chance in hell that would ever happen, of course secretely hoping I would be able to quickly touch one for a milli-second, just to see what their skin feels like, but I was really convinced that, given the choice, dolphins would obviously prefer to be left alone and would never come close.
So I stayed there a while, watching them swim around, so beautiful and graceful, half-heartedly clapping my hand ...
... at the bottom on the water, and its still there. They've built a shop around the top of it and you have to pay to go down the cave but its really quite cool.
We went and had some fish and chips for lunch and then made our way to the nearest bus stop to head back to our hostel. While we were waiting at the bus stop a policeman on a motorbike stopped in the street near us, and then another on another street, and then another and another and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
The Hilton Torrey Pines is a very nice hotel, with a few areas for improvement. I'll start with the good. The staff is very courteous and friendly. With the exception of the people working at the front desk, everyone else was very customer oriented and would always greet me with a warm greeting, followed by "is there anything I can help you with?".
My toddler daughter and I spent two nights this week at the Torrey Pines Hilton. First off, I will admit that I was disgusted within an hour of being there, and the hotel never regained my approval. Upon arriving, my daughter had fallen asleep in the car. Valet and bell captain were very helpful, but the front desk was rude at best (as I am struggling to sign in holding my dead to the world daughter in my arms). The room was way down a low ceiling, drab hallway. The room itself a bit worn, nothing spectacular, but at least a bed to put my daughter on. I called room service and asked if I could have some milk for a baby bottle. I requested it be sent in something easy to pour. I was offered an unopened quart of 2% that I could store in my mini-bar.
Had a Great Stay Despite Circumstances
We stayed at the Hilton La Jolla just this past weekend. Despite the fires which broke out and the free rooms they gave out to evacuees the hotel was very orderly and well kept. When we first checked in we did not have a balcony. We called the front desk and they quickly gave us a room with a balcony on the 2nd floor overlooking the pool. The view was great the first day until the fires came in. The rooms were nice, very comfortable beds and furnishings. The sofa was a bit cheesy, but we didn't use it but to put clothes on. The meals were a bit pricey, but when are they not. Got it for $50/nt. on Priceline. Can't beat that!All in all a great visit...
Enjoyed our stay...
We stayed at this property in mid October 2003 for several days. We hada corner room with a balcony with excellent views of the golf course. The ocean was tough to make out in the distance-but we knew it was there. The balcony was on the second floor but there was alot of employee foot traffic and noise on the pathway below. We did not experience any jet noise as others have complained of. The room was well appointed and clean. Although the bathroom could have received better attention. The staff was very helpful and courteous. Overall we experienced a relaxing stay and would recommend it to our friends.
I stayed here from october 1-3, 2003. I was upgraded to a corner suite.
It was VERY spacious and had a spectacular view of the golf course and the ocean. During the daytime, there are fighter jets flying over the hotel. At night time, it is very quiet. The hotel breakfast is a la carte. There usually is no buffet. They do give you big portions though. The location is convenient to san diego attractions. The hotel is about 15 minute drive from the air port. I have stayed at many Hilton properties, and this is definitely the best one I have personally stayed at. You will not be disappointed.
First class Hotel
I stayed here with my family and we had a wonderful over-all experience. My wife and I had stayed there about 11 years ago when it was a Sheraton, the hotel hasn't aged a day since! The staff was friendly and attentive. The grounds and especially the pool are gorgeous. The room is slightly larger than normal and comes with all the amenities you'd expect from a 4 star hotel. The only draw-back was the high cost of parking ($14 fee for overnight parking). We'd stay here again and would give it our recommendation to anyone seeking to stay in the Torre Pines area.
Very Nice Hotel
Stayed here two nights, 8/22/03 - 8/24/03. I was very impressed with the property and hotel. Staff was nice and very professional. Check in was great, with the clerk explaining our differant room options and locations. Room was a good size, well appointed and clean. Nice view of the golf course with the ocean beyond. Pool area was nice, although we didn't really take advantage of it.
Although we enjoyed the hotel, I'm not sure I would pay $175 to stay here again. There was so much to do in San Diego/La Jolla/Del Mar that we spent almost no time at the hotel. While we enjoy staying at nice places, we would have been OK staying at a Marriott Courtyard or similar for less money.
As always, it just depends upon what you are looking for.
I was here for one week in Jan of 2002. While I'm glad I stayed at the Hilton, I was definately dissapointed. Maybe it's too hyped up, I don't know. It also got great reviews when it was a Sheraton years ago. I can't say the room was remarkable in the least. I did have a balcony with an ocean view which was nice, but the balcony furniture was filthy. The food was good, but definately not cheap. Although this was not the hotel's fault, for those who really want peace and quiet - BEWARE. Each day I was there, there were Navy jets constantly taking off or landing from a nearby naval air station (Miramar NAS?). In any event, this was not a once a day problem. For those who stay here, by all means you must hike on over to Torrey Pines State Park. the views from some of the trails are wonderful. Also, go on down to the beach there - it's huge! For what it's worth, a few mile away in Del Mar is another Hilton - I didn't stay there but I did eat in their restaurant and it was fantastic!
Welcome to Torrey Pines
Exceptional find of an exceptional hotel. Highly recommend to anyone who is a golfer or just loves great accomodations. Sits right on Torrey Pines G.C. and overlooks Pacific. Pool area is wonderful and great for lounging and relaxing. Great King size beds and oversized towels. Enjoy!
Wonderful place, so-so service
My spouse had stayed at this hotel a couple of years ago and so we had some prior experience with the facility. The room was very nice, the food at the on-site restaurant was wonderful. However, they had to be reminded twice of amenities contained in ourspecial package deal.
For example, we called twice about a bottle of champagne that should have been delivered upon our arrival. Also, their entertainment services were not operating during our stay. So we could not order in-room movies.