Discover the latest news from Evans Hotels. Browse press releases about corporate initiatives, recent happenings, as well as sustainability efforts at our hotels. Evans Hotels’ properties are proud recipients of prestigious industry awards and reputable travel accolades alike.

Green and Hotel Accolades

Evans Hotels

California Green Lodging Program

(2009 - Present) Environmentalist (highest) Level

LEAD San Diego’s Visionary Awards

(2017) The Neil Morgan Memorial Award for Lifetime AchievementAnne Evans

San Diego Business Journal

(2016) San Diego 500 Most Influential Business Leaders: Anne Evans, Bill Evans, Robert Gleason

Bahia Resort Hotel

Trip Advisor

(2020) Traveler's Choice
(2014, 2015, 2018) Certificate of Excellence
(2018) Green Leader Award - Gold Level 
(2017) Best Value Hotel in America

The Knot

(2017, 2018, 2020) Best of Weddings

City of San Diego

(2017) Recycler of the Year
(2015) California Green Lodging Program
(2014) Commercial Food Scrap Composting Program Certification 


Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

The Beach & Bay Press

(2021) Silver Medal/Best Hotel – Reader's Choice Awards

The Beach & Bay Press

(2021) Gold Medal/Best Bay View – Reader's Choice Awards: Oceana Coastal Kitchen

Surfrider Foundation

(2018-2021) Ocean Friendly Restaurants: Oceana Coastal Kitchen

The Knot

(2020) Hall of Fame
(2012, 2015-2019) Best of Weddings

Wedding Wire

(2015, 2017-2020) Couples' Choice Awards

Trip Advisor

(2020) Traveler's Choice
(2017) Green Leaders - Gold Level

Ranch and Coast

(2019) Best Happy Hour Eats: Oceana Coastal Kitchen

City of San Diego

(2017) Waste Reduction and Recycling Certificate of Recognition
(2014) Recycler of the Year


The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Condé Nast Traveler

(2021) Readers' Choice Awards – Top 15 Resorts in Southern California (Ranked #6)

Modern Luxury San Diego

(2021) Best Hotel Restaurant: A.R. Valentien

California Restaurant Association

(2021)Gold Medallion Award – Best Casual Hotel Restaurant: The Grill at Torrey Pines

Wine Spectator

(2009, 2016 – 2021) Award of Excellence: A.R. Valentien

AAA Five Diamond Award

(2003 – 2021) Every Year Since Opening

Forbes Travel Guide

(2021) 4-star Ratings for The Lodge and The Spa at Torrey Pines

Ranch and Coast

(2021) Best Special Occasion: A.R. Valentien

Surfrider Foundation

(2018-2021) Ocean Friendly Restaurants: A.R. Valentien, The Grill at Torrey Pines

Trip Advisor

(2020) Traveler's Choice Awards, Best of the Best, U.S. Luxury (Ranked #18)
(2017) Green Leaders - Platinum Level

U.S. News & World Report

(2021) Best Resort in the U.S. (Ranked #19)
(2021) Best Hotel in the U.S. (Ranked #40)
(2021) Best Resort in California (Ranked #4)
(2021) Best Hotel in California (Ranked #8)
(2020) Best Hotel in La Jolla (Ranked #1)

San Diego Magazine

(2019) Best Hotel For Pampering

Sunset Magazine

(2017) 25 Best Hotels in the West (Ranked #1)

Condé Nast Traveler

(2016 – 2019) Readers’ Choice Awards

Golf Digest

(2016 – 2019) Editors’ Choice Award for Best Golf Resort in California

Travel+ Leisure

(2014 – 2015) World’s Best Hotels
(2014) World’s Best Business Hotels
(2011 – 2013) World’s Best Hotels


(2015) Best Stay Award for the San Diego Area


(2014) 100 Most Popular Meeting Resorts

Successful Meetings

(2013 – 2014) Pinnacle Award

City of San Diego

(2017) Waste Reduction and Recycling Certificate of Recognition
(2013, 2016) Recycler of the Year

Press Contact


Ilsa Butler

Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Chief Marketing Officer
(858) 777-8707


Robert Arends

Manager, Media Relations and Community Outreach
(858) 777-6711