About Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines’ unique situation atop the cliffs guarantees gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean and the picturesque Torrey Pines Golf Course.
All rooms offer air-conditioning, premium bedding, cable TV, spacious work desks, black-out curtains, seating areas, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, private balconies and Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries. The 12 Suites boast larger rooms and terraces and some include a dining room or superior showers.
The hotel features concierge services, a business center, a gift shop, dry-cleaning, luggage hold and a tour desk.
Dining options include Horizons Lobby Coffee Cafe, Torreyana Lounge and Grille and the seasonsal poolside café Pacific View.
The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines is within walking distance of the La Jolla Playhouse, Torrey Pines State Reserve and the Birch Aquarium. Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Pacific Beach, Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park and the Convention Center are less than 15 miles away.
Amenities offer comfort and convenience
The hotel has several great amenities that guests found to be quite lovely such as the outdoor heated pool, the restaurant and cafes, the tennis courts and the business center. While available for an additional fee, guests did find the spa and the covered parking to be well worth the money.
Location with a view
The hotel is situated on top of the cliffs overlooking the golf course underneath, which means that not only will you be able to enjoy the picturesque view, but you can also easily reach the golf court as well as the beach and the walking trails.
Efficient housekeeping staff
Guests noted that it is obvious that the housekeeping staff does a thorough job when cleaning the rooms and bathrooms. When asked for additional items like towels or toiletries, they quickly brought these to the rooms.
Unless you are a member of the Hilton loyalty program, you will be charged to access the in-room Wi-Fi, and guests also noted that the charges for valet service and self-parking were a bit steep compared to other hotels in the neighborhood.
Staff not always professional
Guests pointed out that the front desk often seems to be understaffed, which leads to slow service with little information provided. Some of the employees do not seem to be too knowledgeable of local attractions and restaurants, and a few guests reported being hung up on when calling down to the front desk for information.
Some room complaints
The rooms appear to be outdated with very basic old-fashioned room décor, and the air-conditioners were reported to be somewhat inefficient and even leaking at times.