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San Diego Hotel Deals and News

December 21, 2011 | By | Reply More

Dramatic winter storm surf draws visitors to La Jolla, California.

If you’re planning a trip to Southern California in the near future, you’ll find some of the best hotel bargains in La Jolla – San Diego’s favorite coastal community.

Located only 12 miles from the San Diego Zoo and downtown, La Jolla offers beautiful beaches, great shopping and restaurant options, and panoramic ocean views.

How to get to La Jolla from San Diego.

I’ve already written about the new Pantai Inn on Coast Boulevard, close to the La Jolla Cove and the Children’s Pool seal colony. The Pantai is offering a great deal: $299 per room including free parking and breakfast. When the hotel is completed, there will be 44 suites with full kitchens, but right now they have seven suites ready and four more will be finished by the end of the month.

More hotel deals? Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa has extended their “late summer special” of $134 a night, which includes a $25 a day per room credit that can be used in the restaurant, bar, spa or for room service. This rate is subject to availability and they are already sold out for January 17-19. Estancia is located on Torrey Pines Road across from UCSD (University of California San Diego) and is a good choice for visitors with a car.

The Grand Colonial is busy sprucing up their lobby and meeting spaces, but their guest rooms are unaffected. The renovations will be complete in January. In the meantime, it’s possible to find a room here from $199, depending on the category and availability.

Hotel La Jolla, on the other hand, has closed most of the hotel – only a handful of rooms are available – while they do major renovations to the restaurant, guest rooms, swimming pool, and other public spaces. Having said that, for travelers who just want a place to sleep, the Hotel La Jolla might be perfect. Call 858-459-0261 for availability and rates.

The “new” Hotel La Jolla, located at the gateway to our community, will re-open in May with a revamped ocean-view restaurant on the 11th floor and a cozy enclosed lounge with fire pits on the front lawn. Kimpton Hotels will manage the property,

La Valencia Hotel is in the process of replacing their quaint, old-fashioned elevator. This means that guests in the main building are using the stairs to access their rooms, but rest assured that ample staff is on hand to carry luggage. The west wing of the hotel is fully functional. Rates at La Valencia – and every hotel in the world, for that matter – are subject to availability – but it’s worth noting that AAA members receive a 10% discount, and the hotel is offering some good-value packages. The elevator in the main part of the hotel is expected to be operational by mid-February.

The La Jolla Shores Hotel has extended their “Kids Eat Free” offer for children 8 years and under who are dining with a paying adult. This includes a free children’s breakfast and a complimentary brownie sundae with dinner.

Nearby, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club has put together a great New Year’s Eve package with the Marine Room, and this renown oceanfront restaurant will offer the last high tide breakfasts of the season on January 7 and 8.

I’d be happy to help you plan your trip to La Jolla. Click here to read about the services I offer.

Happy holidays everyone!

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About the Author ()

I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at ehansen298@aol.com. Elizabeth Hansen

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