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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, La Jolla

$200-$299
San Diego County, California, United States, North America
La Jolla
San Diego , California
Tel: 858 550 1000
www.estancialajolla.com
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
The hacienda-style Estancia sprawls along the bluffs north of La Jolla. Setting the Spanish Mission mood are red-tile roofs, faux-adobe walls, and 210 rooms and suites set around arcaded courtyards. Interiors are equally inviting—an eye-pleasing array of apricot, avocado, and pumpkin hues set against Mexican reproduction antiques and Indonesian wicker. The Adobe restaurant blends fresh-off-the-boat San Diego seafood with traditional ranchero dishes such as grilled rib-eye steak. The after-dinner crowd adjourns to The Library for a quiet Cognac or strolls across the rose garden to the Mustangs & Burros bar, where drinks are served alfresco in front of a roaring fire and accompanied by a flamenco guitarist. The Spa at Estancia offers citrus body scrubs and outdoor massages.—2005 Hot List

When to go: Steer clear of late spring and early summer, when fog often shrouds the shore.

Which room to book: Which room to book: Any on the north side overlooking the pool and spa

Amenities: Bar/lounge, Gym, Pool, Spa, 24-hour Room Service, Wheelchair-accessible

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