Laid Back Luxury at Estancia La Jolla

Laid Back Luxury at Estancia La Jolla

Sep 26, 2020

Southern California is well known for its gorgeous year-round weather. Truly though, there are few places with as mild and consistently lovely temperatures as La Jolla, a 7-mile oceanfront community jewel just 12 miles north of Downtown San Diego. Almost completely surrounded by beaches and bluffs, La Jolla boasts an everyday average of 70 degrees. Tide pools dot the coast, and the famous La Jolla Playhouse, founded by legendary Hollywood figure Gregory Peck, now lives on the University of California campus, just minutes from some of the best boutique shopping in the area.

A perfect escape from the normal humdrum, the seaside gem has leaned into the rapidly changing “new normal,” and established itself as the California Staycation capitol. At the gorgeous hacienda-style Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa, you’ll find that the luxury and joy of being away from home and taking a moment to reconnect with the ones you love hasn’t changed one bit, even if the guidelines and operations have. Rest assured, in any of the Estancia’s many deluxe guestrooms or suites, that the resort is taking care of every ... well, care during your stay.

Pres Suite Balcony

If you’ve been here before, your getaway may look a little different, but Estancia welcomes its guests to a “worry-free” experience (visit the web site for detailed information on the property’s rigorous hospitality and health protocols in place in accordance with government standards). For our part, it was a first-time visit for my husband, Tim, and I ... but after experiencing all that Estancia has to offer, most assuredly won’t be our last.

Beautifully appointed accommodations feature private balconies with picturesque views and patios tucked among lush landscaping for delightful views of Estancia’s gardens, water fountains, stone paths or tranquil pool area. With award-winning botanical gardens defined by nine sprawling acres of bouganvillea, olive trees and impeccably manicured greenery, it’s easy to see why the property has long been a favorite for weddings.

Estancia La Jolla

If you’re looking for the chance to slow down, try an “Aroma Flow” yoga class in the garden, splurge on an outdoor massage or simply soak in the sun-drenched saltwater pool for a few hours. Out with the family? Try one of the property’s many garden activities, or explore local La Jolla’s beach coves, tide pools and dining options. When available to operate, a fully equipped fitness center is ready and waiting for the early morning stretch or a late night jog.

Named one of the “World’s Hottest Hotels” and a 2019 Readers’ Choice Award winner by Condé Nast Traveler, the resort’s distinguished dining venues trace its roots to both Napa Valley to the north and Mexico to the south to serve an array of authentic West Coast cuisine. Sip wines from Trinitas Cellars at Estancia’s wine bar, savor decadent breakfast favorites with Southwest flair at Adobe El Restaurante, or sample Baja coastal-inspired cuisine in a hacienda setting at the resort’s signature restaurant - Mustangs & Burros.

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As a seafood aficionado, I was in seventh heaven with the menu offerings at Mustangs & Burros. From the Baja Shrimp bacon-wrapped and enhanced with tamarind BBQ to the shrimp ceviche and pan-seared salmon which arrives with roasted potato, street corn salsa, charred lemon and arugula, there were no shortage of options to tempt my palate. A straight meat-and-potatoes man, Tim opted for the grilled-to-perfection hanger steak with wild mushrooms and onions. Fan of chips and salsa as a starter? Not-to-be missed is the eatery’s charred verde salsa and a house-made guacamole.

Secret Garden

Sip the night away from a seat at Estancia’s wine bar, savor a cup of coffee and a good read in the garden, take a refreshing dip or bask in the sun poolside with fruity cocktail or fruit-infused water in hand. Al fresco, all luxury, all day.


Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
9700 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla
www.EstanciaLaJolla.com

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