Estancia La Jolla Pet-Friendly San Diego Sanctuary

If you’re in the mood to get social, Estancia La Jolla’s laid back take on nightlife will suit those who tire of busy bars with adrenaline fueled drinks and DJs. The hotel does entertaining rather well, completely in keeping with their more discerning clientele. Estancia’s indoor-outdoor Bodega Wine Bar is made for intimate têteà-têtes over top tier tapas, with a California wine program accented by cocktails that feature the resort’s own small batch bitters.

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On my stay, I swooned over breakfast in bed for nearly an hour – which pretty much says it all. From personalized notes at turn down, to pool staff tucking extra towels by your lounger before you even ask, the team at Estancia truly thinks of everything. Service is top notch when you splurge on a private cabana at the resort swimming pool: think plush loungers, water, juice selection, stocked fresh fruit and replenished sporty snacks.Fresh tropical fruit is one of the simplest pleasures here, so go on and stock up on the real Vitamin C. Private cabanas prove hugely popular during peak season, so best to book in advance.

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For elite clientele enjoying the La Jolla’s best spa day at Estancia, customized service is what makes this venue such a perennial favorite. The spa here is a wonderland of delights, the Andalusian design touches are a discreet nod to the sensual hedonism of early Spain. The steam rooms are piping hot, as they should be; the therapists stunningly chic. An attendant brings you artisanal white tea and dried fruit presented with near ritualistic plating flourishes – fire up your Instagram!

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The resort was conceived for discerning travelers, those who expect the finest and are prepared to pay for it. Despite its reputation for luxury, Estancia  is not glitzy or forbiddingly glamorous. The secret of the property’s enduring prominence is the enticing synergy of its location in a region famous for fabulous living and soulful reinvention.This is by far La Jolla’s most secluded and romantic getaway for sun-starved East Coasters with a pet in tow. No need to suffer separation anxiety with such a stellar pet-friendly resort in such a spellbinding destination.

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