Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
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... had made us supper reservations, so I confirmed those, as well. While setting by the pool, there was a "HoneyBoBo kind of family" setting behind us. After about 15 minutes of their constant, stupid chatter and annoying manners, I just couldn't take it any more and went up to the room. We sat on the porch for awhile in the cool shade, then got ready for supper.
At 6:30, we walked down to "Enoteca Adriana", a quaint little neighborhood Italian restaurant down on ...
... some of the girls in church :) Once Becca was home from work the two of us headed out to mission bay for some kayaking which was so much fun!!! Not only was the weather perfect, the water calm, the company fantastic- we also kayaked with seals! It was slightly nerve racking at first but definitely loads of fun! I was blessed to be able to see and catch up with the Moynihan's (who I also met in Israel) at dinner tonight. Day 17- spent the day with Kaitie and 2 of ...
... We stopped to get fuel on the way next to San Bernardino & the snow capped mountains & it was 2 degrees! Tonight Greenie had another blonde moment when she went to copy a passcode for the wireless from Bailes's iPad & tried to paste it onto her iPad...then couldn't understand why it wouldn't work...Bailes was almost crying trying explain what had happened & she even had to explain it to ...
... very soon.
The two hours didn't go very fast in fact it dragged on and what was meant to be hours seemed like years and drifting in and out of sleep did not help because you thought you slept for hours when really you slept for minutes or even seconds.
we reahed the airport and we realized we were finally there and we rushed out of the plane so we could finally see Lima properly.
... backdrop to the Joshua Trees. It was certainly a photographic paradise and was a treat to see. We did think about the contrast between the lower Desert we had seen which was full of the Saguaro Cacti and now the Joshua Trees; we are lucky to see such diversity. However, it was still stinking hot and we made tracks out of there and south to San Diego just after lunch.
We then went straight South and despite passing through ...
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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.