The Spa At Estancia La Jolla

9700 N. Torrey Pines Rd. (Muir College Dr.) La Jolla CA

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A treatment room at the Spa At Estancia La Jolla

While this sanctuary has a low-key vibe, it is a welcoming full-service spa.

The trend in spas these days seems to be the bigger and more elaborate the better. But there's something to be said for simplicity, informality and — especially given the intimate nature of spa going — an atmosphere where you feel at home.

Like the property it inhabits — the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa — The Spa at Estancia La Jolla is a low-key, welcoming place. Although UCSD and a residential community lie just beyond, it manages to maintain a feeling of seclusion. Many of the treatment rooms open onto small garden patios where light breezes rustle through bamboo, and a combination of walls and foliage separates them from the rest of the world — if you're in doubt, just ask members of the spa staff, who have armed themselves with binoculars and gone as far as entering neighboring buildings (with permission, of course) to see if spying is possible. It isn't.

The spa is just a short walk from the Pacific, but it doesn't focus on the ocean/seaweed-based treatments that are popular these days. The hotel capitalizes on the area's rancho history, and the spa follows suit with an organic, earthy approach to wellness. The facility provides nine luxurious treatment rooms for massages and facials, as well as a couple's bungalow with its own private deck, outdoor fireplace and soaking tub for two. Signature body therapies include Ayurvedic, organic and botanical treatments.

Despite its small size, the spa has everything you'd find in a bigger space... Swiss and Vichy showers, separate men's and women's dressing rooms and hot tubs and a coed relaxation lounge. The relaxation area leads to a series of treatments rooms for massages, body scrubs, wraps and masques, which use organic products from top retail lines, such as Babor, Hylunia, HydroPeptide, ARCONA, kai and MoroccanOil. The spa also offers manicures and pedicures, and is becoming popular with locals for events such as bridal showers, wedding showers and couples' escapes.

Among the many treatments is the Sea Stone Spa Massage by ESPA, during which warm aromatherapy oils, heated volcanic stones and a soothing massage are combined to soothe aching muscles. Follow this with a cup of chamomile tea by the fireplace outside on the spa's private patio: sublime, but something we only recommend if you plan on heading straight for bed afterward.

Spa Information


Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa 9700 N. Torrey Pines Rd. (Muir College Dr.) La Jolla CA 92037 U.S.


85518-7602 Spa’s Website

Spa Details

21+ Couples Facials Her Him Hot Stone Manicure Massage Pedicure Pool Unisex Waxing

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