Classic California Craftsman architecture enhances the natural setting of this sophisticated hotel.
Upon arriving at the striking porte cochère of The Lodge at Torrey Pines and being greeted by doormen attired in Scottish kilts, you know this is an extremely special and unique property. You are immediately transported back in time, and the serene feeling that settles over you upon arrival will remain throughout your stay. This breathtaking hotel was inspired by Charles and Henry Greene, influential architects in the Craftsman style of the early 1900s. The handcrafted furnishings echo the work of Gustav Stickley, the rich fabrics and carpets emulate William Morris patterns and the tile mosaics of the spa pay tribute to Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The combined result is the atmosphere of an authentic, turn-of-the-century, California Craftsman home.
With spectacular views of the coastline, the lodge offers 170 spacious guest rooms, including six suites. Created with relaxation and comfort in mind, each room has a fireplace, a patio and a view of the golf course or the botanical garden. Custom-designed furniture, fabrics and carpets enhance the understated elegance, and details are of the essence, from Tiffany-style lamps and rich leather chaise lounges to oil-rubbed bronze fixtures and deep soaking tubs. The natural color palette complements the pristine beauty of the area's rare pines and sandstone formations.
An elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere is found in A. R. Valentien, the hotel's signature restaurant. Executive chef Jeff Jackson's impressive menu uses local provisions and changes daily to capture the freshness of each ingredient. With an extensive list of California wines, the 90-seat restaurant draws locals and guests alike. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, diners can also choose between The Grill & Bar and the lodge's two comfortable lounges.
The 9,500-square-foot, full-service Spa at Torrey Pines unites its relaxing space with the beautiful natural setting. Central to the spa experience are treatments utilizing marine and botanical-based products whose ingredients reflect the treasured Torrey Pines State Reserve. The spa's signature treatment, the Coastal Sage Scrub, showcases the abundance of sage in the reserve, a plant known for its purifying and detoxifying properties. In addition to 14 treatment rooms, the spa has dry saunas and herbal-infused steam rooms. A heated pool is open year-round.
The lodge is adjacent to the world-famous, 7,698-yard South Course and the 7,045-yard North Course of the Torrey Pines Golf Course. This Rees Jones beauty is the site of the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open and hosted the U.S. Open in 2008. Guests can take advantage of a guaranteed tee time program. In addition, a cardio/strength room features state-of-the-art treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary cycles and weight training equipment is available. Group fitness classes, such as yoga and Pilates, are conducted outside on the Arroyo Terrace, along with daily private and group walks through the Torrey Pines State Reserve.
Just a short stroll from the lodge, the reserve is one of the San Diego area's most beloved natural attractions. Guests can follow numerous trails through forests of rare Torrey Pine trees that grow up to 50 feet tall. These unique yellow pines are an impressive site. The park preserves not only the trees, but also the last salt marshes and waterfowl refuges in Southern California. The magnificent sandstone formations and deep ravines on the headlands overlook beautiful Blacks Beach along the Pacific Ocean.