The Lodge at Torrey Pines

11480 North Torrey Pines Road | La Jolla, CA 92037 [See Map]
#2 in Best San Diego Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 651 reviews
Property Type Resort with 169 rooms, 4 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Rustic, Historic
Best For Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

If you like hiking, golfing, swimming and sunning, you might be interested in booking a stay at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Here you'll have the state park to the north and the La Jolla beaches to the south. You can enjoy the woodsy, rustic ambiance of coastal California all throughout the hotel. Guest rooms feature hardwood furnishings and overlook the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course, and cozy fireplaces can be found in the hotel's common areas. The Lodge also features an outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as a fitness center and a library with a pool table, big-screen TV and board games. Visitors loved the unique touches here, including the kilt-wearing doormen and the delicious California cuisine at A.R. Valentien restaurant. Guests will also have access to the spa and the adjacent Torrey Pines Golf Course.

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Critic Reviews


“With its proximity to some of the most beautiful spots in San Diego, the ... Lodge at Torrey Pines is a haven for nature lovers and golf enthusiasts opting for a rustic, relaxed vibe.”

Travel + Leisure

“This Craftsman-style resort features stunning design touches (William Morris wallpaper, Stickley furniture) and a location right on the Torrey Pines Golf Course, 5 minutes south of the village of La Jolla.”
Award: Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015


“The resort sits along the edge of the 18th hole of the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course, and guests score top priority on the hard-to-get tee times. Twice daily, the Lodge offers guided tours of its other neighbor, the beautifully rugged Torrey Pines State Reserve.”


“Breakfast at A.R. Valentien in La Jolla is a relaxing way to start the day. The restaurant ... is minutes away from Torrey Pines State Park, so you can head there after your meal to enjoy this beautiful part of the California coastline.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Lonely Planet Top Pick

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 651 guests have reviewed the The Lodge at Torrey Pines, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 651 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Lodge at Torrey Pines overlooks the Pacific Ocean from the dramatic cliffs of La Jolla, California, just north of San Diego. The resort is within walking distance of Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Torrey Pines State Reserve, and is situated between La Jolla and Del Mar beaches. Other nearby local attractions include the Del Mar racetrack and the Birch Aquarium.

  • Complimentary car service within a 5-mile radius from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., subject to availability
  • San Diego Zoo and downtown San Diego are 17 miles south
  • San Diego International Airport is 15 miles south

  • 24-hour valet parking ($30)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($25)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

The standard guest rooms at The Lodge at Torrey Pines are the signature rooms, which continue the craftsman theme of the building's exterior with Stickley-style wooden furniture, Tiffany-style lamps and leather upholstery. Balconies and patios overlook the landscaped central courtyard (upgrade for a golf course and ocean view). Bathrooms are granite and marble, with hallway sinks and large tubs.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

Standard room size:

470-520 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


A.R. Valentien is The Lodge's signature restaurant that has been rated four stars by Forbes and given AAA's Four Diamond Award. The restaurant serves regional San Diego dishes in its rustic yet elegant dining room and patio, which overlooks the 18th hole of the Torrey Pines Golf Course. The other on-site dining option is The Grill & Bar, which offers a more casual dining experience, catering to those looking for a quick bite or sip. The hotel also regularly holds culinary events such as a weekly Artisan Table Dinner, an annual craft food and beer series and other holiday specials.

  • A.R. Valentien lounge menu from 2:30 to 11 p.m.
  • Breakfast included in some reservation packages

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:



AAA/CAA, Forbes Star Rating
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The swimming pool at The Lodge at Torrey Pines features underwater music, lounge chairs and cabanas. Food and beverage service is provided by the pool bar or room service. A hot tub is located in a gazebo above the pool overlooking the golf course.

  • Open daily 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The spa at The Lodge at Torrey Pines offers sports-therapy massages and hydrotherapy baths in addition to a full menu of body work, facials, wraps, scrubs and salon services. Inspired by the elements of the La Jolla coastline, the spa uses botanical- and marine-based extracts for treatments.

  • Bridal services available
  • Clients may purchase the spa’s signature line of products to take home

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Children’s amenities at The Lodge at Torrey Pines include pint-size bathrobes, board games and pool noodles. Family activities are often scheduled around holidays, such as the chance to have a photo taken with Santa Claus.

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The fitness center at The Lodge at Torrey Pines has cardio and strength-training equipment. Amenities include headphones, towels, water and fresh fruit for guests. A croquet court on the Arroyo Terrace is open for play mid-mornings, and free yoga classes are conducted at the spa. The Lodge also offers two daily guided walking tours of the adjacent Torrey Pines State Reserve.

  • Fitness center open 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Tennis at the neighboring Hilton resort can be arranged through the concierge

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The property’s more than 13,000 square feet of event space can hold 20 to 350 people. The space includes divisible ballrooms, a terrace and cottage, among others. Catering and audiovisual support are located on-site, and a business center is stocked with computers and office equipment. A museum of vintage cars, as well as a historic sternwheeler riverboat, can also be reserved for group events.

  • The Evans Garage and sternwheeler are both located near SeaWorld, about 14 miles south of the resort

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The hotel allows up to two dogs per room with payment of a $75 fee. A single dog must weigh 50 pounds or less; two dogs in the same room must weigh a total of 75 pounds or less.

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


The Lodge at Torrey Pines can offer golfers preferred tee times at the Torrey Pines Golf Course, where the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open is held each year. Golf clinics, full- and half-day golf schools as well as private lessons area available at the club's two 18-hole golf courses. Dining options include The Grill & Bar, located next to the putting green and starters club house of the course.

  • Property also partners with other nearby courses, and can arrange tournaments for groups
  • Offers golf reservation packages, including one with a free round of golf for a three-night stay

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


The Lodge at Torrey Pines offers couples indoor-outdoor, craftsman-style venues in a range of sizes to accommodate weddings big and small. Many spaces have working fireplaces and/or panoramic views. Three wedding packages each include the ceremony, cocktail reception, dinner and accommodations for the couple, plus a variety of other enhancements.

  • Couples are required to select a wedding coordinator from The Lodge’s list of preferred partners
  • No photography allowed in main lobby or public areas

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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11480 North Torrey Pines Road | La Jolla, CA 92037 [See Full Map]