I’m going to take a chance.
Readers have commented that they don’t want commercials, but others have mentioned giving more exposure to the surrounding neighborhoods and attractions.
There are a few reasons to take in the Lodge at Torrey Pines:
1. It provides a quality sampling of the Craftsman architecture.
2. It’s right on the storied golf course.
3. You don’t have to stay there to appreciate the benefits (rooms start around $500/night).
4. They have a video tour!
From their website:
With its post-and-beam construction, expansive spaces, respect for the natural landscape and integration of indoor/outdoor living, The Lodge at Torrey Pines® pays homage to the California Craftsman style of architecture of the early 1900s. The Craftsman style was an offshoot of the Arts & Crafts Movement, itself a response to the Victorian excesses of ornamentation and patterns, which emphasized clean lines, open spaces and rough hewn materials.
The Lodge is modeled after the Gamble and Blacker houses in Pasadena, California, two of the best examples of early 1900s Craftsman-style architecture by Greene & Greene. Arriving guests are greeted at The Lodge’s grand porte-cochère by doormen attired in kilted Scottish dress. Inside are 170 guest rooms including 8 suites, more than 13,000 square feet of indoor meeting and banquet space, a 9,500 square-foot full-service spa and two restaurants, including A.R. Valentien which serves contemporary California cuisine, and expansive public rooms with fireplaces, large mantelpieces, overstuffed couches, comfortable leather chairs and amazing views of the Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean beyond. Behind The Lodge is a heated pool with relaxing poolside cabanas, whirlpool, croquet lawn, and a large terrace with chaise lounges for basking in the Southern California sun.
Designed with the look and feel of a residence, The Lodge at Torrey Pines® authentically reflects the California Craftsman style of architecture, featuring a natural color palette, graceful wing-like rooflines, shingle and sandstone-bluff exteriors, clinker-brick masonry, rich Jatoba woodwork and natural stone surfaces. The Lodge’s design complements the pristine beauty of the area’s pines and sandstone formations, with beam details that echo the windswept Torrey Pines themselves. World-renowned Craftsman expert Randell L. Makinson of Pasadena’s Gamble House Trust supervised the resort’s design team to ensure the authenticity of The Lodge’s Craftsman style. We encourage you to stay with us at the Lodge, the preferred choice among San Diego luxury hotels.