UC San Diego alumni were saddened to learn that the beloved With Honors program had been discontinued after new ownership took over Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, located directly across the street from the prestigious college campus. Estancia La Jolla is a popular choice for parents visiting students, golfers looking to play Torrey Pines, families seeking a luxury vacation in San Diego, and local alumni who take advantage of the With Honors program, which is now back in action.
The pool at Estancia La Jolla — Photo courtesy of Estancia La Jolla
The new With Honors program does not include the spa or dining, but it does offer a nice discounted rate on rooms with numerous perks for guests. Show your UCSD Alumni Card at check-in and receive:
- Discounted alumni rate
- Late check-out, based on availability
- Complimentary room upgrade, based on availability
- Complimentary parking
- VIP status
- A welcome amenity of fruit and water
Each alumni may book a maximum of two rooms and the standard hospitality service fee applies, which now includes: arrival beverage station, one Signature Margarita at Mustangs & Burros, Voss water replenished daily, In-room gourmet coffee, morning coffee service in Bodega, daily USA Today & local newspaper, fitness center access, high-speed wireless internet in guest rooms and public areas, business center access and airline check in/boarding pass capabilities, incoming fax service (up to 3 pages/fax), unlimited access for toll free & local telephone calls.
Dining at Mustang & Burros — Photo courtesy of Estancia La Jolla
Not a UCSD alumus? Don't worry, there's a special San Diego resident rate featuring:
- Standard room rates starting at $175
- A one-time $25 spa credit for services over $100
- Discounted valet parking
Just show an ID with a San Diego address on it at check in. Standard hospitality service fee applies (see the above inclusions) and spa gratuity is not included.
The hotel is also in the midst of a $4.8 million enhancement project designed to elevate the level of luxury in the rooms, spa and pool. The property is family-friendly with a number of dining options from outdoor casual Mustangs & Burros, wine and sliders at Bodega Wine Bar, breakfast buffet at Adobe El Restaurante (kids ages 5 and under eat free at breakfast) to healthy poolside fare.
Residents and alumni may now enjoy a more wallet-friendly stay!