Press Release


August 2011

Ten Consecutive years as one of North America’s Most Luxurious Accommodations

LA JOLLA, California (August 2011) – The Lodge at Torrey Pines has been honored with the 2012 AAA Five Diamond Award, the tenth-year in a row that the luxury resort has captured one of the travel industry’s most prestigious awards. Since the opening in 2002, The Lodge at Torrey Pines located in La Jolla, California, remains to be the premier consecutive Five Diamond-rated hotel in the city of San Diego. The Lodge features authentic California Craftsman-style architecture and furnishings, as well as a remarkable location overlooking the Pacific Ocean and adjacent to the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course and beloved Torrey Pines State Reserve.

“AAA’s award is well known among sophisticated travelers as representing the highest standards in the industry. We have worked hard from the beginning to provide an atmosphere of mutual regard and respect among our staff, and it shows in the caring and personal service they pass along to our customers,” said Dan Fullen, General Manager of The Lodge at Torrey Pines. “We are honored and thrilled about receiving our tenth set of Five Diamonds, we have our staff and management to thank.”

Sustaining service levels to which guests have become accustomed to for the past decade, The Lodge at Torrey Pines has maintained its title as the Original Five Diamond Resort, in San Diego. Capturing the attention of media and sophisticated travelers alike, The Lodge at Torrey Pines firmly placed the property on the destination map of top hotels in America. Publications such as Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, and the New York Times have acknowledged the property as exceptional, and its signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien, one of “America’s Best Farm to Table Restaurants.” As the site of the annual PGA Invitational, The Lodge also ranks high as a Golfers’ destination offering exclusive tee times on the Torrey Pines Golf Course.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a tribute to the California Craftsman Movement and is modeled after Greene & Greene’s famed Gamble and Blacker houses in Pasadena, California, two of the finest examples of early 1900s Craftsman-style architecture. The Lodge features 170 spacious guest rooms, including 8 suites, more than 13,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, and a 9,500 square-foot spa. The Lodge is adjacent to the Torrey Pines Golf Course and is within walking distance of Torrey Pines State Reserve. For special Room Packages and Reservations please visit Inquiries regarding media and further information please contact Steve Pelzer, (858) 777-6705

The Lodge at Torrey Pines® is owned and operated by Evans Hotels, San Diego. For promotions and room packages visit