Location. Opened in 2004, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is a former thoroughbred equestrian estate located in La Jolla, Calif. The University of California, San Diego, stands one block from this property. Famed Torrey Pines Golf Course offers championship play 1.5 miles away. Hotel Features. The smoke-free Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa was selected in 2006 by Condé Nast Traveler as "One Of The World's Best Places to Stay." Surrounded by 10 acres of native California flora, this property displays ranch-style ambience reminiscent of southern California's Spanish heritage. Adobe El Restaurante blends locally grown spices and produce to create distinctive rancho-style cuisine. The Trinitas Cellars Wine Bar offers wine tastings hosted by the Chef de Libations. A business center houses 3 computer stations. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. The property includes 25,000 square feet (2,323 square meters) of indoor and outdoor function space. The hotel partners with Torrey Pines Golf Course to offer clinics and golfing opportunities with the pros. An outdoor splash pool features a seasonal bar, and a health club offers cardiovascular and strength-training equipment. Eucalyptus, lavender, and citrus plants border a path leading to The Spa at Estancia. Treatments and activities include signature massages and scrubs. Guestrooms. This 3-story hotel offers 199 guestrooms and 11 suites. Many rooms extend onto balconies or patios with garden or courtyard views. Accommodations include complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, laptop-compatible in-room safes, iPod docking stations, MP3 adapters, and 37-inch, high-definition TVs with premium channels. Beds are dressed with 350-thread-count sheets, and down comforters. Bathrooms feature marble vanities, makeup mirrors, and Estancia toiletries.