Designed in a remarkably authentic Arts and Crafts style, and patterned after some of Greene and Greene’s historic Pasadena houses, the Lodge at Torrey Pines shows a respect for history that’s rare on the prefabricated Southern California coastline.
Overlooking Torrey Pines Golf Course, this boutique La Jolla hotel is 5 minutes walk from the beach. Guest rooms are spacious, even sprawling, with custom-designed Stickley-style furniture and rich woods and fabrics.
Many bathrooms feature oversized separate baths and showers, and rather than a rotating cast of boutique bath amenities, Torrey Pines features custom products blended with local sage. Rooms overlook the hotel’s central courtyard or the 18th green of the Torrey Pines golf course, a once slightly derelict course redesigned by the famed Rees Jones into a thoroughly championship-ready venue.
A.R. Valentien restaurant is located at Torrey Pines Lodge. Taking its name from an early-1900s California artist, the restaurant serves fresh regional cuisine. It is located in an elegant timbered room overlooking the 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course and includes an exhibit of original Valentien artworks.
The hotel boasts an outdoor pool and an expansive and vaguely Scottish-styled spa complex, offering massage and beauty and wellness treatments as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Torrey Pines State Park is 3.2 km away from this hotel. La Jolla town centre is 12 minutes’ drive away. San Diego International Airport is 24.1 km away.
La Jolla is a great choice for travellers interested in sunsets, sandy beaches and family friendly trips.