11/16/14 - 11/16/14
The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a AAA Five Diamond Resort in La Jolla, California that lies above the cliffs of Torrey Pines State Beach and Torrey Pines Golf Course with expansive views of the Pacific Ocean. The Lodge, which won Orbitz.com's 2013 Best in Stay Award as the top-rated hotel in the San Diego market, features 169 rooms and suites, the world-class Spa at Torrey Pines, and the award-winning A.R. Valentien restaurant.
The Lodge reflects San Diego's stress-free lifestyle and blends right into the adjacent Torrey Pines State Reserve, which blooms with rare Torrey pine trees found only here and on nearby Santa Rosa Island. The resort also mirrors the California Craftsman style of architecture with shingle and sandstone-bluff exteriors, clinker-brick masonry, and natural stone surfaces. The Reserve offers some of the most breathtaking coastline along the West Coast, perfect for beginning and advanced hikers. The 2,000-acre park includes Torrey Pines State Beach, 8 miles of trails, and a lagoon that his home to several migrating seabirds.
Guests of The Lodge receive priority tee times at Torrey Pines Golf Course, which hosts the annual Farmers Insurance Open and will serve as the host of the 2021 U.S. Open. The Rees Jones-designed public course was also site of the epic 2008 U.S. Open, won by an injured Tiger Woods in an 18-hole playoff.
A.R. Valentien provides farm-to-table selections that feature only the freshest local provisions. The menu from Executive Chef Jeff Jackson, a protégé of the famed French chef Jean Banchet, changes daily depending on what's being offered from local growers, ranchers, and fishermen. Produce arrives at The Lodge from no farther than Paso Robles in central California and only Golden State wines are served, including selections from a variety of boutique wineries. Food is prepared with minimal handling and in simple combinations to highlight the textures and flavors inherent to each element.
The Lodge also offers a casual dining option at The Grill, which has a demonstration kitchen and an adjoining bar. Chef Daniel Boling features nightly specials that are carefully paired with locally-crafted beer selections. The Drugstore Style Hamburger, available for lunch and dinner, is a must-try. Large flat-screen televisions throughout the restuarant and bar make The Grill the perfect environment in which to relax, unwind, and dine.
The University of California - San Diego is one of the foremost leaders in medical research and is right down the street. The campus is also home to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the La Jolla Playhouse, which has produced Broadway hits such as Jersey Boys (2006 Tony Awards - Best Musical) and Memphis (2010 Tony Awards - Best Musical).
The art galleries and boutique shops of downtown La Jolla are just a 10-minute drive away. The Lodge provides complimentary chauffeured car service to downtown La Jolla, downtown Del Mar, and other attractions within a 5-mile radius.