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10 Best Hotels in La Jolla

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3.5 out of 5
3299 Holiday Ct, La Jolla, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$172 per night
2.43 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (982 reviews)

"The pool area was very relaxing, clean and love the green around it."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2020

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
San Diego Marriott La Jolla
4 out of 5
4240 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$172 per night
3.88 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (960 reviews)

"Pretty nice hotel, safe neighborhood. Theres free parking on a street nearby, so u dont have to pay $32 for hotel parking. The only thing I didnt like was lack of housekeeping. Web had a 3 night stay and not once did they change towels or sheets or anything, ie housekeeper never even attended our ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2020

San Diego Marriott La Jolla
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
4 out of 5
10950 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$204 per night
4.76 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (968 reviews)

"The staff was great! we had a suite and they came to our room to make the hideabed for our Son knowing he needed it before we asked. They knew what we wanted without having to say. We will be going back and will bring our dogs next time!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2020

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Inn By The Sea La Jolla
2.5 out of 5
7830 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$203 per night
2.5 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,080 reviews)

"The hotel was nice and clean. The beach was very close only about a 5 min walk."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2020

Inn By The Sea 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
The price is AU$219 per night
0.94 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (970 reviews)

"We really enjoyed our stay here. The location is perfect and 10 minutes from the beach and all sorts of dining options. The hotel was clean and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. It was nice that they had a too. To store our bikes and surfboard and didn’t have to worry about locking them ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2020

Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla
3 out of 5
8901 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$217 per night
1.88 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (983 reviews)

"I liked the place in general, but the room wasn't really clean. I found coins on the floor and a dirty towel in the bathroom. The people who served breakfast seemed annoyed, and breakfast in general was very little, just bread, a banana and oatmeal, and on Sunday there was not even oatmeal. For the ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla
La Jolla Cove Suites
2.5 out of 5
1155 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$225 per night
2.28 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (973 reviews)

"Beautiful view from the balcony, room had a fridge and a microwave and the staff was really friendly. We ate our meals on the rooftop overlooking the ocean. The property ia a bit dated but not like some other reviews i read before booking, we loved staying here."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2020

La Jolla Cove Suites
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
9700 N Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$375 per night
2.82 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (991 reviews)

"Clean, beautiful grounds, and every member of the staff I spoke to was extremely friendly and seemed genuinely interested in making sure we were happy with our stay."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul. 2020

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Grande Colonial Hotel
4 out of 5
910 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$314 per night
2.36 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (979 reviews)

"One of the best stays I’ve ever had! The staff was friendly and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2020

Grande Colonial Hotel
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
5 out of 5
11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$539 per night
5.01 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (582 reviews)

"Wonderful trip. Loved the staff, food and pool time. Bottle of champagne to the room was a nice touch and a beautiful room upgrade to overlook the 18th green was amazing."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2020

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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 WiFi and free parking. 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, Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices to stay on the cheap include SureStay Hotel by Best Western San Diego Pacific Beach and The Sands of La Jolla.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday to La Jolla?
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens. Other choices for your family trip include Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Diego North, CA and Catamaran Resort and 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?
La Valencia Hotel is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features in-room massages and an al fresco restaurant. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include The Lodge at Torrey Pines and Catamaran Resort and Spa.
What's the best LGBTQ-friendly place to stay in La Jolla?
Hyatt Regency La Jolla is a top 4-star LGBTQ-friendly hotel, affiliated with IGLTA, that features 2 restaurants and free WiFi.
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 Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Diego Mission Bay and SureStay Hotel by Best Western San Diego Pacific Beach.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in La Jolla?
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla is a top 3-star beach hotel with an outdoor pool and free buffet breakfast. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Surfer Beach Hotel and Blue Sea Beach 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. Hyatt Regency La Jolla and Catamaran Resort and Spa are two other upscale options for your trip.
What's the best boutique hotel in La Jolla?
Scripps Inn La Jolla Cove is a favourite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features free WiFi and parking. Tower23 Hotel and La Valencia Hotel are two other options for a boutique stay.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to La Jolla?
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines is a top 4-star hotel that has an adjacent golf course and features a restaurant. Other good options to stay near a golf course include The Lodge at Torrey Pines and La Jolla Riviera Inn. You can tee off at Torrey Pines Golf Course during your trip.

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