11 Best Hotels in La Jolla

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With an abundance of sidewalk cafés, incredible shopping, and of course, world-class picturesque beaches, La Jolla is a popular spot for both staycationers and tourists seeking a scenic San Diego vacation. The best way to enjoy La Jolla is to stay close to the coast, and there are plenty of hotels to choose from in and around the La Jolla neighborhood.

Whether you’re seeking an high-end luxury stay with all the finest amenities, a truly unique accommodation experience you can’t get at just any hotel, or a budget-friendly location so you can splurge on the rest of your vacation, La Jolla is where you want to be! Our top picks for La Jolla’s best hotels are sure to please every kind of traveler.

Ocean View from a Room at La Valencia Hotel
Ocean View from a Room at La Valencia Hotel

The area’s wide array of beachside hotels allow you to take advantage of San Diego’s typical sunny weather. Tour La Jolla’s beaches and go snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding, experience the area’s surfing culture for yourself, or head to popular kid-friendly attractions in the neighborhood like The Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

When you purchase a Go City San Diego Pass in advance of your travels with our affiliate code (GVSD5OFF), you qualify for discounted attraction tickets, as well as included rental bikes, scuba gear, snorkeling tours and surfing lessons, all for less than the advertised prices!

The 11 Best Hotels in La Jolla

From sprawling beachside resorts to personalized boutique experiences, La Jolla’s best hotels are as varied as they are sensational.
Grande Colonial La Jolla
The Grande Colonial La Jolla in the La Jolla Village

1) Grande Colonial La Jolla

With an award-winning restaurant, tastefully decorated rooms, and a heated swimming pool, it’s not hard to see just what makes the Grande Colonial La Jolla stand out.

Amenities like in-room massages and spa services, HD TVs, a business center, high-speed WiFi, a shuttle, and access to bicycles and golf carts enhance the guest experience.

The Grande Colonial has a beautiful ocean view with easy access to the shore, making it one of the best beachside hotels in San Diego. Head down to the nearby La Jolla Cove to familiarize yourself with La Jolla's famous surf culture, or make use of Go City San Diego Pass discounts on gear rentals and surfing lessons.

Things to Know About Grande Colonial La Jolla

Neighborhood
La Jolla
Enjoy surfing the waves, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and beach bonfires. Or walk to the charming boutiques and sidewalk cafés in the village in La Jolla, San Diego.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
93 Rooms
Resort Fee
$20.00
Includes: Beach towels, Health club access, Fitness center access, Fitness/yoga classes, Sporting facilities or equipment, Nearby fitness center access, Business center/computer access, Internet access (may be limited), Phone calls (may be limited), Faxes, In-room coffee, Lending library access, Wired Internet access (may be limited) and WiFi access (may be limited)
Prices Starting at $249 / Night
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The Lodge at Torrey Pines
A Great Place to Relax, at the Pool at the Lodge at Torrey Pines

2) The Lodge at Torrey Pines

The 5-star Lodge at Torrey Pines easily made our list of best hotels in La Jolla and is also one of our picks for the best boutique hotels in San Diego thanks to its combination of beautiful, spacious rooms and homey, rustic decor. The well-decorated grounds feature a large pool and deck with a beautiful natural backdrop, in addition to a wellness center with a full-service spa.

One of the best benefits of The Lodge at Torrey Pines is its convenient location between a PGA golf course and the Torrey Pines Natural Reserve Park, making it a great staycation hotel. Like much of La Jolla, you’re never far away from the beach either, with plenty of opportunities to watch a colorful sunset or go for a romantic stroll on the beach.

Things to Know About The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Neighborhood
La Jolla
Enjoy surfing the waves, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and beach bonfires. Or walk to the charming boutiques and sidewalk cafés in the village in La Jolla, San Diego.
Hotel Star Rating
5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating5 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
170 Rooms
Resort Fee
$39.38
Includes: Pool access, Fitness center access, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper, In-room safe, In-room coffee and Housekeeping.
Prices Starting at $343 / Night
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Scripps Inn
Scripps Inn

3) Scripps Inn

Scripps Inn, one of our picks for the best overall hotels in San Diego, is a gorgeous and tranquil boutique hotel that features natural wood and wicker furnishings with each room designed differently, providing a unique experience for repeat guests.

Elevate your stay in the area by booking a few nights so you can surf, paddle board, swim, and explore the tide pools at low tide to your heart’s content. The hotel is also a great pick for vacationers who want to stay close to Downtown La Jolla’s many cafés, shops, and spas.

Things to Know About Scripps Inn

Neighborhood
La Jolla
Enjoy surfing the waves, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and beach bonfires. Or walk to the charming boutiques and sidewalk cafés in the village in La Jolla, San Diego.
Hotel Star Rating
3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
14 Rooms
Prices Starting at $289 / Night
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Pantai Inn
Pantai Inn

4) Pantai Inn

If you’re looking for one of San Diego’s best boutique hotels and a standout beachside hotel, look no further than Pantai Inn!

This small-scale hotel has plenty of upscale amenities like in-room spa treatments, on-site parking, free WiFi, and complimentary buffet breakfast. It’s conveniently located right across the road from La Jolla Cove, a great spot for early morning sunbathing that’s known for amazing snorkeling.

The Pantai Inn is constructed in a Balinese style, with exotic Indonesian decor featuring gardens, water spouts, and art pieces. Relax with a drink on the private courtyard and enjoy a stunning view of the sunset over the ocean.

Things to Know About Pantai Inn

Neighborhood
La Jolla
Enjoy surfing the waves, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and beach bonfires. Or walk to the charming boutiques and sidewalk cafés in the village in La Jolla, San Diego.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
30 Rooms
Resort Fee
$25.00
Included: Beach loungers, Health club access, Fitness center access, Nearby fitness center access, Shuttle service, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper, Self parking and Parking
Prices Starting at $374 / Night
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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Water Fountain and Pathway at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa

5) Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

The Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is as popular for vacationers as it is for those seeking a luxury venue for their San Diego event, and it’s one of San Diego’s best boutique resorts and best luxury hotels as well.

Nap in a cabana and explore the sprawling property, which includes a crystal clear heated saltwater pool, a fitness center with yoga classes, multiple on-site dining options, bars, and even a full-service spa.

Your hotel stay includes a complimentary bottle of wine, flip flops, and local shuttle service. Additionally, the hotel is only a short walk from the Pacific Ocean, and a brief drive away from the Torrey Pines State Reserve Beach.

Things to Know About Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Neighborhood
La Jolla
Enjoy surfing the waves, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and beach bonfires. Or walk to the charming boutiques and sidewalk cafés in the village in La Jolla, San Diego.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Only dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $50 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
210 Rooms
Resort Fee
$35.00
Includes: Pool access, Spa tub access, Fitness center access, Fitness/yoga classes, Business center/computer access, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper, Phone calls (may be limited), In-room safe, In-room coffee and WiFi access (may be limited).
Prices Starting at $235 / Night
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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego - La Jolla
Atrium Aerial at Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego - La Jolla

6) Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego - La Jolla

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego - La Jolla is a little further inland than some of La Jolla’s beachside hotels, but its location allows for easy access to both the beach and the Downtown San Diego area.

Walk over to the UC San Diego campus and enjoy the nearby stores, restaurants, Westfield UTC Mall, and other attractions, then return to the hotel to dine next to an open-air fire pit and relax in your comfortable room equipped with an HDTV, work desk, microwave, mini-fridge, and mini-bar.

Amenities at the Embassy Suites include a fitness room, on-site bar, conference center, pool, and laundry service. The hotel is both a family-friendly hotel and pet-friendly hotel.

Things to Know About Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego - La Jolla

Neighborhood
University City
Explore the Birch Aquarium and the UTC Mall or get active in the great outdoors with some hiking, biking, and birdwatching. Walk to the local shops and cafés.
Hotel Star Rating
3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 75 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $75 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Included
Wifi
Not Included
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
340 Rooms
Prices Starting at $152 / Night
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Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla
Outside the Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla

7) Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla

Enjoy all the benefits of a prime location at the Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, which offers guests easy access to sunny shores, downtown La Jolla shopping, and San Diego’s most popular attractions.

With a Go City San Diego pass, you can enjoy discounted rates on popular nearby activities like the San Diego Beach Tour and admission to The Birch Aquarium at Scripps, then return to the hotel to relax in the comfort of expansive suites and studio rooms.

In addition to being a pet-friendly hotel, the Residence Inn has on-site parking, a fitness center, free breakfast, an outdoor pool and hot tub, and its own convenience store.

Things to Know About Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla

Neighborhood
La Jolla
Enjoy surfing the waves, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and beach bonfires. Or walk to the charming boutiques and sidewalk cafés in the village in La Jolla, San Diego.
Hotel Star Rating
3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets are welcome. There's a charge of $150 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
288 Rooms
Prices Starting at $189 / Night
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Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

8) Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

The 4-star Hyatt Regency La Jolla Aventine is the height of luxury accommodations, with stylish coastal rooms, tennis courts, a fitness center, and a large pool with cabanas and fire pits along the deck. It’s a popular spot for business conferences with plenty of space for events, a ballroom, currency exchange, valet parking, and a business shuttle.

The hotel is less than five miles away from the Torrey Pines Golf Course and many of La Jolla’s best beaches. The Westfield UTC Mall is also only a short walk across the street.

Room amenities include high-class toiletries, free WiFi, spa services, LCD TVs, and tasteful decorations.

Things to Know About Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

Neighborhood
University City
Explore the Birch Aquarium and the UTC Mall or get active in the great outdoors with some hiking, biking, and birdwatching. Walk to the local shops and cafés.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 50.00 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $100.00 per accommodation, per stay.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
417 Rooms
Resort Fee
$22.50
Includes the following benefits: 15% off food and non-alcoholic beverage purchases at DRIFT eat+drink; access to outdoor games, family activities, beach chairs, towels, and water/sand toys; retail discounts at prestigious La Jolla stores and shops; discounts on surf and paddle board lessons at Surf Divas; special discounted tickets to local attractions and parks; unlimited filtered water from FloWater station.
Prices Starting at $137 / Night
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Inn by the Sea, at La Jolla
Balconies at the Inn by the Sea La Jolla

9) Inn by the Sea, at La Jolla

Inn by the Sea, La Jolla offers a clean and comfortable way to stay close to the beach without breaking the bank, making it one of our top picks for San Diego’s best budget-friendly hotels as well as one of the best hotels in all of San Diego!

While it may not have all the frills of more luxury locations, guests can still enjoy an incredible ocean view, an outdoor heated pool, free WiFi, a fitness center, and a spa.

Save even more on your vacation by purchasing a Go City San Diego pass, which offers discounts on kayak rentals, surfboard rentals, surf lessons, snorkeling tours and more. All of these are popular activities to try when you stay at the Inn by the Sea, La Jolla.

Things to Know About Inn by the Sea, at La Jolla

Neighborhood
La Jolla
Enjoy surfing the waves, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and beach bonfires. Or walk to the charming boutiques and sidewalk cafés in the village in La Jolla, San Diego.
Hotel Star Rating
2 Star Hotel Rating2 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
129 Rooms
Prices Starting at $101 / Night
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Holiday Inn Express and Suites La Jolla Beach Area
Holiday Inn Express and Suites La Jolla Beach Area

10) Holiday Inn Express and Suites La Jolla Beach Area

With a beautiful pool deck and a classy modern atmosphere, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites La Jolla is a great hotel for families of all sizes. It’s pet-friendly and features rooms designed with accessibility in mind.

It’s easy to access popular spots like Torrey Pines Nature Reserve and Windansea Beach from the hotel, but there’s more than enough to keep you occupied at the hotel as well. Amenities include free breakfast, business and fitness centers, an onsite café, and the nearby Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Things to Know About Holiday Inn Express and Suites La Jolla Beach Area

Neighborhood
La Jolla
Enjoy surfing the waves, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and beach bonfires. Or walk to the charming boutiques and sidewalk cafés in the village in La Jolla, San Diego.
Hotel Star Rating
3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets are welcome. There's a charge of $75 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
73 Rooms
Prices Starting at $158 / Night
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La Valencia Hotel
La Valencia Hotel

11) La Valencia Hotel

La Valencia Hotel’s unique pink exterior is just one of many things that make it stand out!

This boutique hotel is steps away from La Jolla Cove and The Children’s Pool, making it a great option for those interested in spotting sea lions or snorkeling and seeing all that call the nearby beaches home.

The hotel’s stylings seamlessly blend Spanish architecture and modern Mediterranean decor for an Old Hollywood feel. Rooms feature extra-large bathrooms, bathrobes, coffee and tea, HDTVs, and a mini-bar. On-site restaurants serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with fresh seafood and a separate cocktail lounge. La Valencia Hotel is also a pet-friendly hotel.

Things to Know About La Valencia Hotel

Neighborhood
La Jolla
Enjoy surfing the waves, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and beach bonfires. Or walk to the charming boutiques and sidewalk cafés in the village in La Jolla, San Diego.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets are welcome, with a maximum weight of 75 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $50 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
114 Rooms
Resort Fee
$35.00
Includes: Beach towels, Fitness center access, Business center/computer access, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper, Phone calls (may be limited), Faxes, In-room coffee and Valet parking.
Prices Starting at $325 / Night
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Tips for Selecting the Best Hotel in La Jolla

The Beautiful Pool at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa
The Beautiful Pool at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa

When choosing where to stay in La Jolla, there’s no shortage of excellent options. Here are some tips for making the best choice for your needs.

Consider Distance to the Beach

If you’re planning on hitting a more crowded beach for some surfing and sunbathing, choose a hotel that’s close to the beach so you can get a good spot in the morning.

Alternatively, if you’re more interested in visiting museums and doing some shopping, save some money by staying further inland.

Best Time to Visit

La Jolla’s excellent surfing conditions make it a popular spot during the fall and winter months, when the waves are at their largest.

San Diego’s year-round incredible weather means you’ll be warm enough to go to the beach even in the dead of winter. We love the summer and fall but there really is no bad time to visit La Jolla!

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