Before you make a decision, check out the deals offered by the Booking.com and HotelCombined “reservation boxes” on this site. You may be surprised to find that La Jolla has inexpensive places to stay, as well as luxury hotels, suites, and spas.
What follows below is a listing of local accommodation, grouped by neighborhood. I’ll follow up with details on the various places as time permits. In the meantime, check out this map of places to stay in La Jolla.
North Torrey Pines Road
This is a great area if you want to play golf or watch a tournament at the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course. However, both of these luxury resorts sit atop sandstone cliffs, making them a poor choice for beach-goers. A car is a must here because a taxi into the village for shopping and dining costs about $20 each way.
- Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
- The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Near the University of California San Diego
Easy access to UCSD is the big draw for these three hotels. Estancia is isolated on North Torrey Pines Road, but the Sheraton and the Residence Inn are within walking distance of places to eat and a couple of shopping centers, including a movie theatre, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, etc.
- Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
- Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
- Residence Inn
East of I-5, On La Jolla Village Drive
By definition, these places are not in La Jolla, but they are close enough to be of interest. The Embassy Suites and the Marriott are across the street from University Towne Center. Having said that, travelers don’t come to La Jolla to spend time in a mall, so you’ll need a car if you stay in this area.
- Embassy Suites – San Diego
- Marriott – San Diego La Jolla
- Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
La Jolla Shores
Now we’re getting to the fun stuff. I walk on La Jolla Shores Beach several times a week and never tire of watching surfers, kayakers, and kids digging holes in the sand. In addition to the beach, the Shores has its own little restaurant row and a handful of kayak rental places and beachy stores. In a previous post I wrote in more detail about the difference between The Shores and The Village.
- Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel
- La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
- La Jolla Riviera Apartments
- La Jolla Shores Hotel (formerly The Sea Lodge)
La Jolla’s heart has it all: charm and personality, myriad dining options, great shopping, the postcard-perfect La Jolla Cove, a world-class art museum, a seal colony, fantastic ocean views…and almost enough parking for the folks who want to enjoy our little seaside community. In fact, in this neighborhood, being car-less has its advantages.
- B & B on the Sea THIS HOUSE WAS SOLD AND IS NOW A PRIVATE RESIDENCE.
- Best Western Inn By the Sea
- Empress Hotel
- Hotel Parisi – CLOSED MAY 2013
- La Jolla Cove Suites
- La Jolla Inn
- La Jolla Village Lodge
- La Valencia
- The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla (pictured above)
- The Grand Colonial Hotel La Jolla
- Redwood Hollow Cottages
- Scripps Inn
- Pantai Inn (formerly Shell Beach Motel)
La Jolla Boulevard
South of the Village, a few motels provide budget lodgings within walking distance of the beach. This area (south of Nautilus Street) also includes places to eat. The number 30 bus provides a connection to the village and beyond.
- Holiday Inn Express
- La Jolla Beach Travelodge