Spa Estancia

La Jolla’s holistic hideaway

Tucked away on 10 acres of lush tropical gardens, Spa Estancia is California cool-meets-breezy Mediterranean. Stepping into the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa sanctuary is like being transported to Southern Italy without ever leaving the confines of San Diego.

Sunlit chambers, alfresco relaxation rooms and private treatment bungalows allow for the maximum dosage of vitamin D without sacrificing on style. In fact, the enchanting ambiance is what keeps guests coming back for more — especially when paired with stellar service and personalized touches that make you feel like a VIP.

Upon arrival at the sun-drenched spa, you’ll be greeted like an A-lister with a seasonally inspired mocktail and a fluffy robe with a mindful message embroidered on the sleeve reminding you to practice self-care. Once you’ve slipped into your plush ensemble, all that’s left to do is select a spot to linger until you’re whisked off to relaxation.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Taking full advantage of its SoCal locale, Spa Estancia encourages you to breathe in the fresh air. Unwind by the fireplace at the outdoor relaxation lounge, find your Zen in the meditation garden or opt for morning yoga in the sunshine on the Mariposa Lawn.
  • While the entire facility benefits from a tucked-away location on the resort’s grounds, the private couple’s bungalow is especially secluded. Made for a romantic rendezvous, the suite comprises twin massage tables and a large terrace with an alfresco bathtub all encased in a lush layer of tropical foliage.
  • Rather than sticking with the typical gray-toned color palette of many resort spas, Spa Estancia embraces an earth-toned interior accented by pops of color on arabesque-inspired touches like patterned throw pillows, lanterns and carpets.
  • Products from high-end German brand Babor feature prominently on the La Jolla spa’s treatment menu. Make the most of this partnership by indulging in a non-invasive facial that promises nearly instant results.
  • After your treatment, enjoy some time unwinding in the eucalyptus steam room or by the cabana-lined saltwater pool. Rent a poolside cabana to extend your day of relaxation long into the afternoon.

The Treatments

  • A curated menu of massages ranges from hot stone to acupressure to suit just about any preference. Those looking to leave the San Diego spa with a red carpet-ready physique should opt for the Bamboo Toning Treatment, where bamboo rods work the muscles in your legs to leave them looking slim, sculpted and toned.
  • For the ultimate skincare experience, book the Estancia Signature Glow Facial. This triple threat of tech uses a blend of micro-current, transdermal infusion and LED light therapies to leave your skin smooth, toned and glowing.
  • Short on time? A 25-minute Hydrafacial will leave your skin looking refreshed without the use of chemicals, while an equally quick acupressure massage on your hands and feet can work stress-relieving wonders.
  • Enjoy a full-body refresh with the 50-minute Earth Experience body treatment. The service starts with an exfoliating poppy seed-infused body polish and invigorating skin brushing to promote circulation, followed by a firming and nourishing full-body wrap and application of body oil to lock in moisture and leave your skin feeling baby-soft.
  • If you want to take your romantic getaway to the next level, book the Sweet Bliss Couples Bungalow package to enjoy a salt-infused bath for two and an 80-minute couple’s massage accompanied by complimentary champagne, chocolate truffles and fluffy robes that do double duty as plush souvenirs.

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9700 N Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037
NeighborhoodLa Jolla
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