BOOK BY NOV. 20, 2013 | Oooh, I really like Estancia. When we moved back to Carlsbad after a year in London, we needed to wait few weeks before moving back into our house and got to spend nine days at Estancia. At first I thought, why would I stay at a hotel in La Jolla that didn’t have a view of the ocean?! But when we got there, I knew exactly why. Estancia is an oasis all it’s own. A Spanish-style hotel with beautiful grounds perfect for relaxing in. The spa and pool area – especially! Valets were both handsome and friendly. Service was first rate. So I get excited every time I see a deal at Estancia, and I like this one even more because it includes their pricey valet charge!
DEAL: Travelzoo is boasting a sale on rooms at Estancia with a voucher deal for $145/night in an upgraded room including weekends. Make sure you buy one voucher per night if you want to stay multiple days. The deal also includes a beer flight for two guests at Mustangs & Burros (indoor and outdoor patio bar and restaurant with fireplaces) and valet parking (reg. $55). Once you buy the vouchers you’ll need to call the hotel directly at 877-437-8262 to make a reservation for your desired travel dates.
DATES: Nov. 10 – Feb. 13. Blackout dates apply. Not available on: Nov. 12; Jan. 22-26; Feb. 4-6.
TESTED: I checked out their website and compared prices with rooms the weekend of Dec. 13-15 for $209/night for a Deluxe King room plus $25 per day/per car for valet parking. The total came to $508.80 *before* parking. If you have a AAA card rooms started at $168/night that weekend. NOTE: A resort fee of $17 per night is not included in the voucher. They had other packages available (and rates were a smidge the days before Thanksgiving) but I found the Travelzoo voucher to have the best value.
TIP: Travelzoo is running a ridiculously good Spa deal at Estancia, too! Get a 50-minute massage with two add ons (a hydrating foot treatment (reg. $25) and Moroccan oil hair mask (reg. $25) plus a mimosa too! Read the fine print before purchasing.