La Jolla

Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • The sprawling property features lush gardens, adobe fireplaces, a heated saltwater pool and charming terra cotta architecture
  • This hidden gem in La Jolla is a four-minute drive to Black's Beach and 15 minutes from downtown San Diego
  • Previous guests praise the friendly staff, pristine grounds and central location
  • Guests can grab a quick bite at the on-site coffee shop or lounge at The Secret Garden under the stars
  • Stay with confidence — read more about the hotel's enhanced safety and cleaning procedures

"Really loved this place , beautiful boutique hotel with gracious staff"
21 Aug, 2021 - Englewood, USA
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Lush gardens and winding stone paths lined with citrus and lavender trees encompass the nearly 10 acres surrounding the AAA 4-Diamond Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa.

Guests can unwind at the spa in the saltwater whirlpool or find balance in the eucalyptus steam room. Then tuck into guest rooms featuring Turkish cotton bedding and a high-back reading chair. Many rooms boast a private patio or balcony.

Listen for Spanish guitar music rising through the air and you'll find your way to Mustangs & Burros restaurant, featuring an outdoor fireplace and plush bench seating for dining alfresco. Other dining outlets include Greenfinch Restaurant, serving farm-to-table fare and Blend Café.

Spend the day poolside in a luxurious cabana (for a fee) complete with a stocked fridge, plenty of snacks and poolside towel service. If you decide to leave the hotel, make a 10-minute drive to visit La Jolla Cove, a popular place for diving or examining tide pools.


General Pool Bar is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • Estancia La Jolla is dog-friendly

  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • Laundry / dry cleaning (fees apply)

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking Valet parking is $25 + tax per day.  Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Extra beds are not available.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$10 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request.

A non-refundable cleaning fee of $150.00 USD plus tax, per pet per stay will be charged upon arrival.

Fees: Valet service fee: US$42 plus tax per day.
Car park fee: US$35 plus tax per day.

The resort/ facility fee includes:

  • Bottle of Trinitas wine (one in-room)
  • In-room gourmet coffee and tea
  • Two daily bottles of water
  • Unlimited high-speed wireless internet
  • Fitness center access
  • Yoga every Saturday and Sunday morning
  • Local newspaper Saturday and Sunday
  • 24-hour computer access and airline check in/boarding pass capabilities
  • Unlimited toll free and local phone calls
  • Local attraction ticket discounts (see concierge for details)

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(342 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa over the past 33 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
4.6 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Really loved this place , beautiful boutique hotel with gracious staff
Stephanie 21 Aug, 2021 Englewood, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful resort on the outside, although a bit unkempt indoors. We were towards the back and it seems the cleaning crew forgets to do this area. Was here for four days and the carpet throughout the hallways was so messy with straw wrappers, plastic bits, food, a bandaid, etc. I would expect I place like this to vacuum the hallways daily, but definitely not the case. Another unfortunate thing was One morning I called for housekeeping at 11 and they said that I was actually already scheduled…awesome! When we came back at 3:30 PM, the room was still messy and we had no towels. When I called to get more towels sent to us, it took an hour and I had to actually go in the hallway and find a cart and get them myself. And even though they offered to send someone to clean the room, we were already back from doing what we were doing at this point and had nowhere else to go so that was a bummer. But other than that, lovely place, nice time and good food! Thank you.
mark 18 Aug, 2021 Las Vegas, USA
Enjoyed Most
A wonderful location. We recommend it.
Michele 05 Aug, 2021 Arcadia, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff did a wonderful job making the weekend a memorable experience. Everything was great! They have a beautiful facility, and they have high attention to detail to keep everything special.
Other Comments
We did the spa, and both the treatments and the spa grounds were amazing. Mustangs and Burrows had an octopus dish that was flavorful and outstanding. Nothing about the trip fell short.
David 10 Aug, 2021 San Diego, USA
Enjoyed Most
I would highly recommend this resort. The front desk upgraded our room with a balcony overlooking the beautiful gardens. Everyone at the resort was very nice and helpful.
Leticia 05 Aug, 2021 Simi Valley, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very relaxing
Other Comments
The complexity beautifully landscaped leaning to tranquility and relaxation.
Carol 12 Aug, 2021 LAGUNA NIGUEL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Staff was rude Food overpriced and bad Totally unhelpful
Donald 22 Jul, 2021 Highland, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great ambience. Friendly people. Good food
Richard 30 Jul, 2021 ROWLAND HGHTS, USA
Enjoyed Most
The grounds were beautiful
Other Comments
The rooms were very old. Outlets didn’t work, no usb outlets.
Theresa 30 Jul, 2021 SAN DIEGO, USA
Enjoyed Most
The grounds are beautiful, the pool are was so enjoyable and my Spa experience was great!
Other Comments
There was an issue with using multiple vouchers (2 days) at check in. I had to wait close to 15 minutes to be helped by the manager. (there was only one person working the front desk at check hour 4pm-sish) Once I got into my room it felt dirt- like stains on the carpet and on the chair- I was uncomfortable. I called to ask about the room (was it a pet room? and the person on the phone could not answer my questions and said the manger would call me back.) After waiting 20+ minutes for a call return, I went back to the front desk to share that the room felt unclean and requested a new room. They did not have any with balcony (that I had purchased). My only option was a room facing the parking lot. So, I ended up paying an additional 30 dollars a night for another room. Additionally, when I requested a 1 hour later checkout they said they could do it for 50$. I have never had a customer service experience like this. I understand the service industry has been greatly impacted by COIVD, but I couldn't help wonder if I was receiving a different standard because I was using a TravelZoo voucher?
Kerry 12 Jul, 2021 Martinez, USA

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