The seaside village of La Jolla sits on a cliff above the Pacific Ocean providing unmatched views. It’s no wonder it is referred to it as the jewel of San Diego. Prospect Street is a bustling shopping mecca of one-of-a-kind boutiques in the village, and just down the hill at La Jolla Cove visitors can enjoy abundant shoreline activities. Pretty, mile-long La Jolla Shores Beach is across the bay, and Birch Aquarium is up the hill from there. La Jolla Playhouse is nearby on the UCSD campus, and Torey Pines Glider Port is next door. Farther north up the coast is Torrey Pines Golf Course next door to Torrey Pines State Beach at the northern edge of the neighborhood. This family-oriented neighborhood is equal parts luxurious amenities, adventurous activities, and laidback beaches.
Four- and five-star accommodations dominate the La Jolla hotel landscape. The palatial Grande Colonial, a La Jolla landmark, and La Valencia Hotel with its million dollar views since 1926 are popular choices. Hacienda-style Estancia La Jolla and The Lodge at Torrey Pines, along with five-star franchise hotel San Diego Marriott provide visitors with modern luxury hotel options in other parts of the neighborhood.
Visitors to La Jolla will also find beautiful boutique hotels like The Bed & Breakfast Inn, or best value accommodations like La Jolla Cove Suites with kitchenettes and gas grills. Those looking for romance will find it at independent boutiques, such as Pantai Inn – a Balinese-inspired getaway specializing in romantic life events. Besides oodles of boutique hotels, there are several franchise resort-style and great value hotels in this family-friendly neighborhood.
Who Should Stay Here
First and foremost, La Jolla is a family neighborhood and the hotels here reflect that characteristic. Visitors can choose the charm of a historic luxury hotel, or the affordability of great value accommodations. Family-friendly resort-style hotels like the seaside La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club on La Jolla Shores, franchise resort-style hotels, and great value hotels meet every family’s vacation needs.
Business travelers will appreciate the upscale accommodations and business perks of historic luxury hotels. The personalization of boutique hotels like Scripp’s Inn on Whale Watch Point, or perks like free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfasts, and meeting spaces make business stays more comfortable. Upmarket conference hotels such as Hyatt Regency La Jolla offer resort amenities alongside modern business centers and conference spaces.
When romance is in the air, the crème de la crème of hotels in La Jolla is Pantai Inn, but lovers will easily find what they’re looking for at a number of La Jolla boutique and luxury hotels, simple oceanfront inns, and cozy bed and breakfasts in a wide range of prices. La Jolla Village nightlife is magical with musical performances, dance troupes, gallery exhibits, and intimate restaurants – some with ocean views. Couples can stroll the Village, or take a romantic walk along the beach. This quiet neighborhood is a great romantic getaway.