Pros

  • Beautiful setting on the cliffs of La Jolla overlooking the Torrey Pines Golf Course
  • Rooms and suites with private balconies; some have Pacific Ocean views
  • Torreyana Grille serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Outdoor heated pool with an adjacent bar in a tranquil, column and greenery-surrounded setting
  • The Spa at Torrey Pines is a major draw with numerous treatment rooms and services
  • Spacious fitness center with chilled towels
  • Other on-site features include tennis courts
  • Business-friendly services include meeting spaces, a business center, and room service
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Cons

  • Charge for in-room Wi-Fi (free in public spaces)
  • Fee for valet and self-parking
  • Room decor is pretty but basic
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Bottom Line

The four-pearl Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines is one of only two hotels overlooking the world class Torrey Pines Golf Course and cliffs of La Jolla on the Pacific Ocean. The expansive property includes beautifully landscaped grounds, a heated outdoor pool, and tennis courts. Sophisticated and elegant rooms have furnished balconies accessible via sliding glass doors, and up-to-date amenities such as large flat-screen TVs and plenty of outlets. While Wi-Fi is free in common spaces, however, there's a fee for in-room Internet. Lunch and dinner are served a la carte at Torreyana Grille or the on-site coffee shop.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool
  • Spa

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Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

Scene

One-part golf course and one-part Pacific Ocean

The Hilton at La Jolla Torrey Pines is popular with both convention business travelers and tourists who want to golf and hike. The four-story, U-shaped property has white balconies overlooking the green landscaped grounds overflowing with manicured flower beds, ferns, and palm trees. A paved jogging path intercepts the green lawn. Wooden benches topped with pink cushions and pillar candles are pretty touches. Cabanas, sun loungers, and tables with chairs frame the oval-shaped swimming pool. Indoors, expansive views of the property are incorporated into the lobby. Orange armchairs centered around circular tables offer a comfortable place to work. While the overall vibe is sophisticated and tranquil, this upscale resort attracts both couples and families in near equal numbers, but business travelers are the most frequent guests.

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Location

Overlooking the Torrey Pines Golf Course

Past the cliffs leading down to the beach and Torrey Pines Golf Course, the hotel is located in a business district a ways from restaurants and shops. A car is a definite requirement for getting around the area. The isolated location means the hotel is quiet and feels a bit like a nature retreat. There are a variety of hiking trails in the nearby State Park; some of the trails lead to the public beach, but they're difficult to traverse and may be a challenge for little ones. The hotel charges a daily fee for self-parking and valet.

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Rooms

Spacious with private balconies overlooking the golf course and distant Pacific Ocean

There are 394 guest rooms and suites at Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Each has a private, furnished balcony accessed via a sliding glass door. Views include the swimming pool, golf course, or distant Pacific Ocean. Sunsets may be worth the upgrade to an ocean view. Tasteful decor includes wooden slat headboards and a tan armchair with matching ottoman. Flat-screen TVs are standard. Bathrooms include single sinks and large glass enclosed showers. Suites are nice for families who prefer more space; they each include a sectional sofa and dining room table. Noise and cleanliness aren't issues, but room decor may not be quite as upscale as some may expect. They're still pretty, however, with tranquil earth tones and teak accents. In-room Wi-Fi requires a fee, but it's free in common spaces.

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Features

Business services as well as active-oriented amenities like tennis courts and a fitness center

The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines does an excellent job of combining business and recreational features. There's a 24-hour business area with a printer and both Mac and PC computers for guests' use, along with meeting spaces. Tennis courts are available for night and day play. There's an expansive feng shui-inspired spa with 14 treatment rooms and a heated outdoor pool. An adjacent bar serves lunch and drinks, or guests can go indoors to eat at Torreyana Grille for a la carte breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The on-site coffee shop is open in the morning. The gift shop sells high-end gifts, plus snacks and cold beverages.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Golf Course

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Tennis Court

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