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10 Best Hotels in La Jolla

Inn By The Sea La Jolla
2.5 out of 5
7830 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA
AU$183
per night
19 Apr. - 20 Apr.
4.2/5Excellent! (2,022 reviews)

"I liked the central location the most, but thought it was right on the ocean. It was easy walking distance."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

Inn By The Sea La Jolla
Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3.5 out of 5
3299 Holiday Ct, La Jolla, CA
AU$182
per night
30 Apr. - 1 May
4.1/5Very Good! (2,112 reviews)

"Everything was excellent the food the clean etc The location the attention in front desk the room service"…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
4 out of 5
10950 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA
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AU$220
per night
12 Apr. - 13 Apr.
4.2/5Very Good! (2,112 reviews)

"This hotel is ok. Not a lot of places to walk your dog though."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
San Diego Marriott La Jolla
4 out of 5
4240 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, CA
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AU$165
per night
26 Apr. - 27 Apr.
4.1/5Very Good! (1,896 reviews)

"It's overall very nice. And there's one night at 11pm, a weird guy was knocking my door and blocking the peephole, I called the front desk and they reacted very fast."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020

San Diego Marriott La Jolla
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
9700 N Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA
AU$182
per night
14 Apr. - 15 Apr.
4.4/5Excellent! (1,582 reviews)

"The hacienda style was unique and very nice!! We felt very relaxed"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
La Jolla Cove Suites
2.5 out of 5
1155 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA
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AU$192
per night
3 Apr. - 4 Apr.
3.5/5Good! (1,965 reviews)

"The hotel is very retro, fun beach colours! The room we stayed in was small, but it was enough for a weekend stay. The location is unbeatable, right next to the cove! Easy walk to the village, and nice walk to the beach/cliffs. We used the pool and hung out on the rooftop to watch the sunset. It ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

La Jolla Cove Suites
La Valencia Hotel
4 out of 5
1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA
AU$330
per night
3 May - 4 May
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,616 reviews)

"We loved the old charm and the view of the ocean from the balcony. Not a fan valet, but the valets were very helpful and cordial. Additionally, given the location, valet is the logical solution."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

La Valencia Hotel
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla
3 out of 5
8901 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA
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AU$181
per night
8 Apr. - 9 Apr.
4.3/5Excellent! (1,294 reviews)
Perfect location for San Diego getaways

"Nice relaxing location very private."…"

Reviewed on 31 Mar. 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla
Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$193
per night
5 Apr. - 6 Apr.
4/5Very Good! (1,574 reviews)

"no valet parking or valet assistance with luggage, etc. staff not knowledgeable about neighborhood re restaurants, etc. on the plus side, trouble with a toilet quickly addressed by staff, the rooms themselves are splendid, especially the shower; the Cusp restaurant on the top floor has views to die ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb. 2020

Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
4 out of 5
2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, CA
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4.2/5Excellent! (194 reviews)

"Great location for access to La Jolla Shores and the surrounding area. Great for our family trip."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
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Visiting La Jolla

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring La Jolla, and visitors give high marks for the seaside and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its university setting and aquarium. Around the area, top sights include La Jolla Cove, SeaWorld, and San Diego Zoo.

  • There are 125 hotels and other accommodations in La Jolla
  • The closest major airport is in San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) 11.9 from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) 15.2 away

Sightseeing and Staying in La Jolla

The seaside and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Shores Park, and Ellen Browning Scripps Park. University life is a highlight in the city and campuses to tour include University of California-San Diego and Torrey Pines Gliderport. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Scripps Pier and Birch Aquarium.

In La Jolla, you'll be able to select from 125 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Pantai Inn - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and beach locale.
  • The Lodge at Torrey Pines - Our customers like the beach locale and pool at this hotel. This 5-star hotel in Torrey Pines features a full-service spa, a golf course, and 2 restaurants.
  • Scripps Inn La Jolla Cove - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to parking and concierge services, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and WiFi.

Top places to visit outside the city include SeaWorld, located 6.9 mi (11.1 from the city center, and San Diego Zoo, which is 10.6 mi (17 away.

Dressing for La Jolla

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 66°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 48°F
  • From April to June, the average is 74°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • La Jolla gets about 0.31 inches of rain per year
  • September and August are usually the hottest months averaging 75°F, while December and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 49°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in La Jolla?
Pantai Inn is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It is located a short 4-minute walk from La Jolla Cove. Other top choices based on reviews include Scripps Inn La Jolla Cove and The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in La Jolla, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might still have the option to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view the top deals on offer in La Jolla.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in La Jolla?
Based on reviews, La Jolla Village Lodge is a popular 2.5-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa and San Diego Marriott La Jolla.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday to La Jolla?
La Jolla Shores Hotel is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and a restaurant. Other choices for your family trip include Holiday Inn Express & Suites La Jolla - Beach Area and Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Birch Aquarium.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to La Jolla?
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and a garden-view restaurant. Another good option for a stay with your sweetheart is La Valencia Hotel.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in La Jolla?
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include La Valencia Hotel and Sheraton La Jolla Hotel.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in La Jolla?
Pantai Inn is a top beach property with an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Other good choices to stay near the beach include La Jolla Village Lodge and Grande Colonial Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Black’s Beach or Windansea Beach.
What's the best high-end hotel in La Jolla?
The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a 5-star hotel with 2 restaurants and 2 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. La Valencia Hotel and Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines are two other upscale options for your trip.
What's the best boutique hotel in La Jolla?
La Valencia Hotel is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa and Pantai Inn are two other options for a boutique stay.
What is staying in La Jolla like?
Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring La Jolla, and visitors give high marks for the seaside and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its university setting and aquarium. Top sights in the city include La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Shores Park and Birch Aquarium. In La Jolla, there are 323 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in La Jolla?
Notable city landmarks such as Athenaeum Music and Arts Library and Mount Soledad might be worth a visit. The the sea and sunsets highlight the city’s natural beauty with places to visit including La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Shores Park and Black’s Beach. Top activities include surfing and bird watching, while Torrey Pines Golf Course and Scripps Pier are sights to visit.
How should I get around La Jolla?
Nearby metro stations include VA Medical Center Station and Voigt Drive Station. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

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