The Lodge at Torrey Pines
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The drive to San Diego is long – 353miles to be precise but it's an interesting route and worth driving to experience the changes across the deserts. Going across the state line with California, the deserts are quite mountainous with large flat plans intersecting them. Then where the state line borders with Mexico at Yuma, the desert becomes …
... again while I worked and then we gathered again to finish an epic monopoly game (San Diego version). We had some delicious Thai that night and then had to check out Bardot, a homemade ice cream-popsicle shop before bed.
The next day after our regular coffee date with Abby and Ray, we decided that it would be nice for Jessica, Lily, Lu and Kara to have a girls date. Sam was disappointed but rolled with it and ...
... was fitting considering how close we were to the border. From here we wandered through the happening Gas Lamp district where we found a quiet pub to enjoy a beer while watching a baseball game on the big screen. We then causally made our way to the bus station where our pleasant day took an abrupt turn for the worse. On checking in we were told by security that we were not allowed to take the six-pack of beers we had bought to take back to Los ...
... Picardo (The Holographic Doctor) from the next booth. Naomi and I met up for lunch at the convention's Cafe Express. Almost $20 for a small pizza, nachos, and 2 drinks! Afterwards I wondered around for another hour before discovering a hidden restaurant at one end of the convention center. It was almost empty and I was able to grab a table near an outlet so that I could plug in my phone and laptop. I grabbed ...
... the winter ski/boarding season in Colorado (which includes a total of 7 resorts, 5 in CO and 2 in Tahoe). However, we sold all our gear when we left Japan three years ago. Since we'll be needing new gear, I've been checking Craigslist. We are planning on selling all of what we buy at the end of the season, which will lighten up our load in the RV, so there's no sense in buying top of the line. We managed to buy my skis/boots, two ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Lodge at Torrey Pines La Jolla
Fantastic Treatment, wonderful place to stay
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at The Lodge in La Jolla. From the service to the architecture to the food to the environment it was a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable place to stay. I highly recommend the Cobble Stone massage. The staff was exceedingly friendly and professional. The food in both restaurants was very fine. I don't golf but the golf course makes for a lovely view. I will make it a point to stay here again on my next trip to Southern California.
My stay at the Lodge afforded me an unparalleled opportunity to relax.
Staying for 3 nights at the Lodge, I was GREATLY impressed. The staff treated my wife and I like kings. The room could not have been more desirable as it sat overlooking the 18th green of the golf course, staring straight out into the ocean. I am an avid golfer and could not have asked for a better view. Speaking of golfing, The course at Torrey Pines is wonderful to play, while my wife was pampered by the resorts spa. She is now in love and will be back more times than I can afford;). The resorts restaurant was an experience by itself.
The room was very sparse and overlooked the front entrance to the hotel which was unbearably noisy. Also the freeway is just accross the street and is quite loud when the patio door is open. When I asked to see another room I was shown to a room that looked like a cave. I was told that was all they could do for me in a very rude manner. They also made it clear that because I used the Amex platinum package I was a "discount guest" and they weren't obliged to try and make my stay any more comfortable. The "discount" rate was over $400. I was woken up bright and early by a housekeeper banging my door with her vaccuum cleaner. I will say that the spa was gorgeous. When I checked out I informed the manager how unhappy I was and he informed me that he would not adjust my bill in any way because of what an inexpensive rate I was given. Once again, the rate was over $400, I had two spa treatments, and dinner for two in the hotel. The bill certainly wasn't small and they could have waived the parking fee as a gesture! I think they are full of themselves because of the press they have been getting.
Clean, responsive, a few issues
My wife took me to the Lodge for my birthday. HVAC equipment above our suite ($450/night) kept us from sleeping soundly, I asked for a full credit and a new room the second night, they gave us the room and comped us 50% (fair). Front desk gave us incorrect directions to resto (non-existant hwy exit), not knowing the San Diego area we almost drove to Mexico until we started to question the existence of the address on their printed directions (we dined at the Korea House - lousy). Other than that, positive experience, great gym, clean hotel, good staff. JR
If you are looking for a smaller, quieter hotel with beautiful views on a golf course, this hotel is an excellent choice. We just came back from 3 nights at the Lodge in the Gamble Suite, a huge 2 bedroom suite right on the 18th tee. Since we were paying more than $2500/night, we did expect first class service and I must say, it just missed the mark a little. Overall, the staff is quite competent and friendly and the views cannot be beat. The resort is exceptionally clean and well-kept.
Luxury and serenity in one place
Had an overnight stay at the Lodge this past weekend. Did not make advance reservation but got a bed and breakfast plan(tax included) for $369. There was abundant parking in the garage and you can self-park and access your room without having to trot through the lobby. I got a room with a king bed with a view of the courtyard, but there was also a smaller window which had some ocean view. I did not pay the extra hundred dollars for the ocean view room, but I would seriously consider it next time, because those rooms are equipped with fireplaces and nice big bathrooms with separate shower/tub. The atmosphere is tranquil and elegant;no noisy children or conference attendees. I had the best night sleep(the bed was heaven)...
Just spent a VERY relaxing weekend at the Lodge at Torrey Pines.
Someone once told me that the key to being a 5-star hotel is having all the amenities while making your guests feel like they are at home. The Lodge certainly fits that bill. They've constructred a wonderful hotel into the beautiful surroundings of Torrey Pines. The architecture is modelled after the work of the Greene Bros. architects, esp. the Gamble House in Pasadena. The room we stayed in was spectacular, from the balcony with an ocean view to the mission-style fire place. We highly recommend it. Make sure to ask for a late check out.....
5 STAR HOTEL at Torrey Pines
The visit to the new Lodge at Torrey Pines was unbelievable. Beautiful coast with a golf course and an exquisite spa and incredible food! It was a great place to have a party after winning big at the Del Mar racetrack. I loved the views and the craftsman architecture of the hotel with all of its beautiful wood details. The rooms are generously larger than expected. They have rare Torrey Pines all around and in their botanical reserve. It's the best luxury class hotel in San Diego. For a new hotel that just opened it was an incredible experience!