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The Lodge at Torrey Pines

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The Lodge at Torrey Pines
11480 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Hotel Overview

Perched upon the dramatic coastline of Southern California with a stunning backdrop of rugged cliffs, the rolling Pacific and soul-stirring sunsets; The Lodge at Torrey Pines is located in La Jolla, one of the most sophisticated resort towns on the Southern California Coast. The hotel occupies six and one-half acres immediately adjacent to the 18th green of the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course, with holes three and four being the most picturesque. The Torrey Pines State Reserve, a beloved California State Park with beaches, golden cliffs and forests of torrey pine - the rarest native pine in the U.S. - is but a short walk away. The Lodge is a 20-minute drive from downtown San Diego and the San Diego International Airport.

Arriving guests are greeted at The Lodge's grand porte cochère by doormen attired in kilted Scottish Dress. Inside are 171 guest rooms including seven suites, more than 13,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, a 9,500 square-foot full-service spa and two restaurants, including A.R. Valentien which serves contemporary California cuisine, and expansive public rooms with fireplaces, large mantelpieces, overstuffed couches, comfortable leather chairs and amazing views of the Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean beyond. Behind The Lodge is a heated pool with relaxing poolside cabanas, whirlpool, croquet lawn, and a large terrace with chaise lounges for basking in the Southern California sun.

Designed with the look and feel of a residence, The Lodge at Torrey Pines authentically reflects the California Craftsman style of architecture, featuring a natural color palette, graceful wing-like rooflines, shingle and sandstone-bluff exteriors, clinker-brick masonry, rich Jatoba woodwork and natural stone surfaces. The Lodge's design complements the pristine beauty of the area's pines and sandstone formations, with beam details that echo the windswept Torrey Pines themselves. World-renowned Craftsman expert Randell L. Makinson of Pasadena's Gamble House Trust supervised the resort's design team to ensure the authenticity of The Lodge's Craftsman style.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines has 171 guest rooms, including seven suites, all generously sized from 520 square feet to more than 2,000 square feet. Created with relaxation and comfort in mind, the guest rooms offer lovely views of the Torrey Pines Golf Course or The Lodge's garden courtyard. Custom-designed furniture, fabrics and carpets featuring William Morris-style designs give the rooms an historic yet contemporary feel of elegance and warmth, further enhanced through appointments such as a granite-topped bar at each room's entrance, a rich leather chaise lounge by the bed, Tiffany-style lamps and oil-rubbed bronze fixtures.

All rooms have the high-tech details demanded by today's business traveler: large workspaces, high-speed Internet access, personal voicemail, separate data ports, state-of-the-art telecommunications and room safes large enough to hold laptop computers. Large bathrooms feature natural slab marble and granite floors and countertops, deep soaking tubs, and separate water closets. Rooms facing the golf course have separate marble-paneled stall showers.

Everything that discriminating guests expect from a premier luxury hotel, including advanced in-room technology, minibar, coffee maker, custom-made toiletries (such as private-label sage and lemongrass soaps), concierge and valet service, signature cuisine, a full-service spa and fitness center, a heated outdoor pool and whirlpool spa area with poolside cabanas and chaise lounges, and resort retail shop.

Guests can take pleasure in more than 9,500 square-feet of spa space at the center of The Lodge's retreat-like ambience, with 14 treatment rooms and beauty, massage and signature services that complement both the peaceful setting as well as guests' more active pursuits, such as golf and hiking. The Spa has an extensive menu of massages, facials, rituals, wraps, hydrotherapy, hand and foot treatments available. It offers facilities for dry saunas, herbal-infused steam baths, aromatherapy inhalation and private meditation. Shower stalls have inlaid-tile mosaics inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A Cardio/Strength room features a range of state-of-the-art equipment, and fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, T'ai Chi and stretching are conducted outside on the Arroyo Terrace, a grassy stretch of earth overlooking the golf course and Pacific Ocean. A grand-scale pool and vanishing-edge whirlpool are available year-round in the temperate climate, and daily private and group hikes are available through the Torrey Pines State Reserve. The Spa Director is Darcie Debartelo.

From business meetings to weddings to promotional extravaganzas, all special occasions are well served by over 13,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space. The Lodge has 11 meeting rooms with capacities from 20 to 350 people, each done up in consistent California Craftsman style. As such, all meeting rooms are outfitted with windows, decks and patio space.

The Lodge offers state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, high-speed Internet access and a full line of meeting support services in each of its technologically advanced meeting rooms. The Lodge is also a premier spot for outdoor weddings held on the Arroyo terrace overlooking the 18th hole of the Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean beyond.

The Lodge is prominently situated adjacent to the 18th hole of the world-famous South Course of the Torrey Pines Golf Course, a Rees Jones beauty that is the site of the Buick Invitational each February and will host the U.S. Open in 2008. The 7,607-yard South Course is open to the public and operated by the independent Torrey Pines Club Corporation. The Lodge offers hotel guests guaranteed tee times and special golf packages. The golf pro shop, driving range, cart rental and golf school are also adjacent to The Lodge.

Amenities & Activities

  • Hikes in the Torrey Pines State Reserve
  • Pool table, board games, and big screen TV in library
  • croquet on the Arroyo lawn
  • Nintendo video games in guest rooms
  • Tennis next door at Hilton
  • Swimming pool with children's chaise lounges and water floaties
  • Putters and balls for the practice greens
  • Discount tickets available for Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, and Legoland
  • Transportation to and from the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla
  • Meeting facilities
  • Hi-speed wireless Internet
  • World-class golf

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