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August 2022

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was popular with stars of the silver screen. Eschewing the trendy, La Valencia is instead dependably, exquisitely refined, making it the ultimate setting for celebrating life's most significant moments. Want to lounge like a movie star without checking in? Reserve a resort pass and relax poolside with a cocktail in hand, and we guarantee you'll feel like a celeb, even if only for a day. Stay Awhile Options abound here, but no matter where you choose to check in, it'll be far more than just a basecamp for exploring La Jolla. Staying here is an experience. e stately AAA Four Diamond Grande Colonial has had pride of place on Prospect Street for more than a century — and even has some ghost stories to share, as historic places are wont to have. Expansion over the years that added the adjacent Little Hotel by the Sea and Garden Terraces enabled the hotel to now offer an impressive array of spacious suites, and regular updates to the hotel and its guestrooms have ensured up-to-date amenities while honoring its classic roots and refined European design. A diminutive, contemporary counterpoint to the Grande Colonial, the Cormorant Boutique Hotel debuted just across the street in May of this year. Featuring 26 well- appointed guest rooms including two with private street- side entry, the Cormorant offers its own brand of hospitality they've dubbed "relaxed luxury" on one of most desirable stretches of sidewalk in La Jolla. It's a sweet slice of prime real estate that gives the Cormorant, while small in its footprint, some pretty grand views of the cove beyond that all but two of its rooms take full advantage of. Next-door, La Valencia Hotel is a blushing, regal landmark that exudes all the majesty you'd expect from this grande dame of La Jolla. At just over 95 years old, the "Pink Lady," as it's known, is every bit the elegant destination today that it was in Hollywood's Golden Age, when it Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa The Lodge at Torrey Pines ESTANCIA LA JOLLA HOTEL & SPA: COURTESY PHOTO THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES: COURTESY PHOTO << 58 AUGUST 2022 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE

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