André Gayot, through the Gayot guides in print and now on the Internet, has provided the serious, professional resource on dining and restaurants for an international readership in search of the best. Gayot.Com names,”The Lodge at Torrey Pines®” as one of the “Top Ten Romantic Hotels” for 2004…
In its brief lifespan The Lodge at Torrey Pines has been hailed as an “instant classic” and “California landmark” and we can only concur. California connoisseurs have long been drawn to Torrey Pines State Reserve with its abundant native flora, intimate beaches, golden cliffs, and absolutely otherworldly view of the rolling Pacific Ocean. The nearby coastal town of La Jolla is equally appealing with rugged rocks, tide pools en masse and a delightful curving coastline matched with posh neighborhoods, fine dining and a laissez-faire sophisticated charm.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines is the manmade counterpart to this dramatic natural area. The six and one-half acre property sits immediately adjacent to the 18th green of
the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course and just a short walk from the Torrey Pines State Reserve.
“We want them to actually feel the ancient wisdom of the Orient, the centuries-old principles of Ayurveda, the vigorous power of the ocean, and the earthy knowledge of the Aboriginal people. Our rituals are as much a way to teach guests the traditions of other cultures as they are to soothe,” says DeBartelo.
The Lodge’s retreat-like atmosphere makes you want to stay in, play golf, maybe enjoy a stroll in the state park and lounge in the spa. But nearby attractions may just pull you out for shopping in La Jolla or tony Del Mar, the Del Mar race track, an exploration of quaint California living in North County coastal towns or a trip downtown to stroll in the Gaslamp district with its many dining and good shopping options. Or how about taking out a yacht in the San Diego harbor? The Lodge offers car service by Mercedes. With close proximity to Orange County and Los Angeles, the location is really ideal for a quick getaway. And we guarantee, you’ll really feel like you got away.