I cannot say enough about this quaint, friendly place in the heart of LaJolla Village. My husband suggested a spur of the moment getaway to California for our anniversary and after looking online from Carlsbad to San Diego, I could not resist the location and reasonable rates for this hotel for the last week of May. We intended to do some sightseeing up and down the coast, but loved the Village so much we never left it. The only time we used our car was to drive down to the 100 Coast area, because I ended up with shin splints from so much walking. We used to travel to LaJolla when our friends lived there, and it is one of my very favorite places. Now the LaJolla Inn is! We have already verbally booked our next anniversary for the same room (if possible) for next year with Rene, the Front Desk Mgr. Can't wait to go back, maybe even before next May!
Outstanding views, kitchenette in room with dinnerware, coffee pot, fridge. Continental breakfast brought to your room on a nice tray within 15-20 minutes, for you to enjoy at the table or on your balcony. Clean, 'European' quaint, friendly, great bed, pillows and bedding (very important to me). This is not a 5 star place by travel standards, so if you like luxury accomodations, this would not be your choice, but it was everything I expected it to be AND more. I did not care at all that it did not have a pool or hot tub, as the ocean is a block away. The ONLY minor thing would be if you like big soft, thick towels you may want to bring your own. And a corkscrew! ;-) They have a gorgeous rooftop deck for even more fabulous oceanfront views. It does not have an elevator, and there is no smoking, not even on the balcony, so there is no smell. A good thing.
My wife and I stayed here during the President's day holiday. We wanted to stay close to La Jolla.
From the outside the hotel looks pretty decent. The lobby is very clean when you walk right in, I love the decor. The staff is very friendly. It turns out the front desk person was also the bell boy and the valet! Talk about cost savings! The room that we got is pretty small. We didn't mind though. It's warm and cozy, very well maintained. The bathroom is updated, in fact it looks like new. We like the tiled floor. The shower head is big as well. We got 2 complimentary water bottles with our stay. There's also a wireless internet available free of charge!
We didn't make it to the free breakfast because we wanted to sleep in.
The stores and restaurants are pretty close by! You can just walk to see downtown La Jolla or even the cove. The hotel offers valet parking with in and out privileges for $13 a day. It's a decent fee if you're planning to park your car the whole day. We parked our car on the street, 2 hr parking. We had to move our car at 10 am. In front of the hotel is a 1 hr street parking, but the cross street is 2 hr parking. If you're an early bird and planning to leave the hotel and not come back until later that night, I suggest to park on the street. Otherwise, valet your car! It's only $13 a day instead of having to pay for a parking ticket!
I would definitely recommend this hotel to someone else. The location is excellent. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. And the room is warm and cozy!
Location, location, location! It's in the heart of La Jolla!
I originally was looking at Priceline for my stay in San Diego and had thought about staying in La Jolla, the Hyatt La Jolla was coming up frequently for $90 or under per night but then I started adding up all the extras-parking is extra, using the health club is extra, breakfast is extra (not unusual for American hotels) and decided to stay at the Old Town Inn where all of this was included instead. But if you're looking to stay near the beach, you might give Priceline a look, the area is San Diego Coastal and you could also end up in Mission Bay or Torrey Pines.
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Fairly close to the beach, this hotel is a nice place to stay in. I got in really late at 3 a.m. The front desk person was really nice and did his best to squeeze me into a room.
The room is a nice size. The bed is very comfortable to sleep in. If you need internet connection, the hotel has free internet, including wireless connection. There's also a telescope in the room. How cool is that?! The bathroom is pretty small. Although I like the showerhead. It's pretty big!
There are a lot of amenities. Free shuttle to the village, swimming pool, spa, fitness center are just a few of the available services. The hotel is also pet friendly.
Although we didn't have time to check out the Clay's, I think it's a must to visit when you stay in this hotel. We will definitely check it out next time around!
Telescope! It was the first time I've seen a telescope in a hotel room! With the telescope, you can roam freely into the ocean from the balcony! I had an ocean view room.
Located in the heart of La Jolla, Hotel Parisi is small, boutique, and utterly feng shui. Relax in the ambiant lounge area, take an in room massage, or casually stroll up and down the quiet cobble stone streets.
Great rooms, but stay in the main hotel and not the "special" suites across the street...it's weird when the bellman carts your luggage out into the street.
~Clean, comfortable rooms
We drove in a camry....and that was embarrassing as all the other cars are BMWs and Bentleys... In any case, the staff were great. Room is large with two queen size bed. Coffee maker is execellent. Bathroom is large and well equipped. Hotel's cafe serve extremely good coffee and pastries... Don't miss the buffet breakfast.
If you want to be in the center of the action, this Zen inspired hotel will put you there. Surrounded by high-end shops this gem seems to be the "hippest" place to stay.
Though the price of a night's stay might seem high at this boutique hotel. Keep in mind that the focus on total "wellness," from it's Feng Shui design to the in-room spa services and even a clinical psychologist is on call to ensure peace of mind.
Again, I have not stayed here, but for those who are looking for the newest and best this is an option worth mentioning. It actually looks like a hotel found in an old European town square and if you didn't want to have your holistic stay at Chopra's in Carlsbad, Parisi's is the altrenative.
Parisi Wellness Package inclcludes, one nights stay for two, chilled Champagne, side-by-side 1 hour in-room holistic treatments and a European breakfast the next morning for about $603 and can cost more if you want more.
Their Romance Package has gone down a bit, from $555.00 to $529.00 for one night including dinner for two at Whisknladle, the European breakfast and a few more perks..
Room prices range from $265.00 to $525.00 depending on room type, location and how long you decide to stay, has also gone down a bit to $239.00 to $299.00 per night. The in room spa experiences will bring the price up, but so worth it!
This is a non-smoking hotel.
This understated building is passed everyday without much notice, but the European elegance is evident upon entering this gracious old space.
The Grande Colonial has accommodated the rich and famous, top brass military personnel and not only has it changed it's name, it has even gone into a depression. However, again, it has been reorganized, renovated and offers the luxury it was originally meant for.
Located near the Pacific Ocean this luxury hotel also offers Extended Stay options for those planning to be in La Jolla longer than a normal vacation. This is an ideal choice to hold a wedding or to spend a Honeymoon in luxury.
Excpect to pay at least $200.00 a night and more to stay at The Grande Colonial, but all the amenities will come with the price.
If the price of a room is too much for you then at least have a meal at "Nine-Ten" the award winning restaurant at The Grande Colonial.
This is usually how I familiarize myself with the atmosphere of hotels that I don't stay at because I live so near. The attention and service is gracious and generous here.
My friend just stayed at this hotel and if you are looking for a clean, affordable hotel just blocks from a beautiful beach, then this would be a good choice. The rooms are simple and comfortable, but its the location that is the selling point. It is within walking distance to restaurants and just up the street from one of my favorite La Jolla beaches, Windansea.
Make sure to print out the $5.00 off coupon from their website.
Though I haven't stayed here I often suggest it to those who ask about accommodations on the beach. Those who have stayed here have been very satisfied. LJ Shores Hotel offers the usual ammenities and their packaged deals start at $169.00 per night for two people. This is a family friendly place to stay.
The name has changed recently but it still is a pretty convenient place to stay.
The La Jolla Shores Hotel is locatated right on the beach and half of their rooms face the ocean. The other half face the Spanish style courtyard or the pool. A couple of blocks away is an area of shops, restaurants and places to rent bikes, kayaks, surfing or diving equipment as well as bike tours, and lessons for kayaking and surfing.
It is an "out of the way" option. Though the beach is quite popular, this beach area is not really as big a tourist spot as at the Cove. Though the area can be busy during summers and hot days throughout the year, most of the activity is water sports related and mostly locals. Many appreciate this aspect and it may also appeal to you.
What is more luxurious than having access to your own section of beach?
Why would anyone stay at a different hotel in La Jolla except if they wanted to pay top dollar for a view of the ocean? The Empress hotel was small enough to be called a boutique hotel, but large enough to provide the services of a grand hotel. The rooms were sparkling clean and certainly large enough for comfort. The bathrooms provided comfort and serviced whatever needs might develop. The service was warm, friendly, and efficient. The Empress Hotel is located in the heart of La Jolla within walking distance of everything! For my $139.00 price I had everything I could want including valet parking. The money I saved I spent on dining and shopping.
The rooftop breakfast space is a wonderful way to start the day with their included continental breakfast.
This hotel is a definite splurge hotel. It is VERY expensive, but if you are looking to celebrate something and you have lots of money, this could be a nice choice for you. I have never stayed the night here as I cannot afford it, but I have been for dinner and drinks and it is very luxurious. It is right on Prospect street in downtown La Jolla. You will be within walking distance to all the shops, restaurants and the beautiful La Jolla cove beach. There is usually some piano music in the lobby and you can dine inside or out. Go to the famous Whaler bar and order a Whaler drink, it is a rich, tasty cocktail that can be shared with someone. There are lovely views of the La Jolla cove too. If you can't afford to stay here it is still worth stopping for a drink in the bar.
Rates for this hotel START at $275 and go to close to $700. Perfect hotel for the millionare crowd!
I always stay with friends in San Diego (La Jolla is after all, part of greater San Diego), so I'm not familiar with where to stay. But . . . check this out: www.lajollabythesea.com/lodging.html
La Valencia Hotel is somewhat of a landmark.
This is the place to stay for those special events in ones life. Romantic and worth-every-penny.
La Valencia is one of the oldest in La Jolla and has had an interesting history from it's conception 15 December 1926 / it's grand opening, two years later on 29 December 1928, until today.
The hotel has been impacted by Hollywood celebrities, US Military personnel, WW II, the Korean War, the University of Californina at San Diego as well as the exploding population of La Jolla.
All this means that La Valencia Hotel has been an active member of San Diego's community in La Jolla and has rightfully gained the reputation of being a "Class Act."
The excellent service philosophy of La Valencia has interesting roots. Seems that the rich and famous staying at La Valencia wanted to remain anonymous, Yet, still expected service to be as accommodating as if they had been recognized.
The Solution: Treat all guests as if they were Rich and Famous, and they do!
If you can't afford a room, enjoy a delicious meal in the Mediterranean Room Restaurant, a nice compromise or have a few drinks at the Whaling Bar & Grill, it can really spark up an ordinary evening. The Sky Room is more elegant, more expensive and offers excellent views from each of it's twelve tables, but reservations are a must--make them months ahead to be sure!
However, if you can afford a room take it and pamper yourself!
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