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The La Jolla center is approximately the area of Children's Cove and 1 mile west of Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

A community within San Diego, La Jolla is an upscale neighborhood perched right on the Pacific Ocean. With a wide variety of dining, shopping, academic research, and software production throughout the area, La Jolla bustles with leisure and business travelers year-round. Discover the best time to visit this sparkling city and find the ideal hotel for your group. More from this guide...

La Jolla Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

La Valencia 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037
  •  La Jolla, California is a short drive from the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and Lego Land, among many other fun attractions. A traveler might also luxuriate on warm sand at the beach, golf at world-class Torrey Pines Golf Course or shop in artisan boutiques. After all that, the place to stay is the pink La Valencia Hotel. "Big Pink," as the 4-star hotel in La Jolla is called, offers guests old-time character, including a lift and marble floors in the lobby. There are 100 spacious luxury rooms with big picture windows and eclectic furnishings, giving each room unique opulence. 
  • Four-star Oceanfront hotel
  • Hotel has 4 meeting rooms
  • Most guests thought the dining experience was appropriate
  • Delicious food
From$250
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Grande Colonial 910 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037
  •  The Grande Colonial Hotel has a view of ocean waves hitting miles of warm sandy beaches and is a short walk from downtown La Jolla, where one can find unique curio shops, restaurants and local artwork. Nearby is Torrey Pines Golf Course, Sea World, Wildlife Animal Park and the Birch Aquarium. La Jolla’s Grande Colonial Hotel has five floors of smoke-free rooms, some with kitchenettes. For working guests, rooms have workspaces complete with laptop and internet access, and for lavish relaxation there’s a swimming pool and award-winning restaurant/bar. Luxurious linens to sleep on make it a restful, but active stay. 
  • High end Beach property
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Location is excellent
From$175
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Pantai Inn 1003 Coast Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037
  • High end Beach property
  • 30 sleeping rooms in hotel
La Jolla Cove Suites : 1155 Coast Blvd. 1155 Coast Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037
  • 3-star Beach property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$109
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Inn by The Sea at La Jolla - La Jolla 7830 Fay Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037
  •  La Jolla has seven churches, which makes it a great place for newlyweds and vacationers alike. Linger around the San Diego Zoo, Legoland and Sea World, or shop an eclectic variety of boutiques. Luxuriate on warm sands at the beach or on a chaise lounge alongside the pool to flavor the trip as unforgettable. Staying at the 2.5-star Inn by The Sea at La Jolla is an experience in modern convenience, relaxation and great company. There’s 109 smoke-free, spacious guest rooms and a full-service business center for those working on the road. Call the 24-hour full-service concierge for more details.  
  • Affordable Beach property
  • Check in time: 2pm
  • Almost all guests were happy with the price of the breakfast
  • Almost all guests thought the view was good
From$139
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Empress Hotel 7766 Fay Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037
  •  Some prefer vacations where every opportunity is spent doing something fun; touring the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, LegoLand, the Birch Aquarium, and many other attractions. Others like lavish, relaxing vacations near warm sandy beaches and one-of-a-kind boutique shopping amid a selection of eclectic restaurants. The Empress Hotel of La Jolla is the place for all vacations. Concierges offer 24-hour room service while guests luxuriate in the sauna or on-site spa. The rooms are richly appointed with quality linens to sleep in and there’s an on-site restaurant and bar. All the usual amenities make this a stellar stay. 
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 2 conference rooms in property
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
  • Freshly baked cookies
From$159
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La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Resort in La Jolla 2000 Spindirft Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037
  • High end Beach property
  • Check-in: 4:00PM
  • Beautiful beach
  • Facilities are aging
From$100
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La Jolla Shores Hotel - La Jolla 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Read more
  • 1 out of 2 guests thought the minibar was ok
  • Very good beach hotel
From$209
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La Jolla Beach Travelodge 6750 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037
  • Two-star Beach property
  • Free breakfast available
Hotel La Jolla : 7955 La Jolla Shores Dr. 7955 La Jolla Shores Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037
  • 4 star Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
  • Stained carpet
  • Most guests thought it was clean
From$130
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites La Jolla : 6705 La Jolla Blvd. 6705 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037
  •  Luxuriate on the warm sands of California beaches or on a cushioned chaise lounge next to a crystalline pool. Take a short drive to the San Diego Zoo, the Birch Aquarium and Sea World, among many other area attractions, and within blocks are one-of-a-kind boutiques to peruse. The Holiday Inn Express La Jolla offers all of that with 57 smoke-free guest rooms, two of which are set up for physically challenged guests. The beds are clothed lavishly in designer linens and each room comes equipped with 100% Arabic coffee. All the usual amenities added make a stay here refreshing and relaxing. 
  • 3-star Beach property
  • 15 suites in hotel
  • Wonderful beach
  • Close to the beach with many options for eating and drinking
From$109
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Residence Inn La Jolla : 8901 Gilman Dr.
+1-866-221-8581
8901 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms
  • Staff was wonderful
  • Most guests said the beds were comfortable
From$186
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Sheraton La Jolla Hotel 3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla, CA 92037
  • High end Suburban property
  • Hotel has 8 suites
  • Facilities in need of refurbishment
  • Most guests enjoyed the lobby entrance
From$94
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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa 9700 North Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037
  •  How about a vacation in an 1880s ranch-style setting where old-times are brought to life amid artifacts and western culture? Or, a vacation where apparel is small and sparkling sands of wide-open beaches stretch for miles? Or maybe go to Sea World, the Birch Aquarium, LegoLand and the San Diego Zoo? Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa - Destination Hotels & Resorts in La Jolla allows guests to experience the full spectrum of California from historical to modern living. Amenities are opulent, like an in-room laptop with internet access, quality linens to sleep on, a safe for valuables, and MP3/iPod docking station. 
  • Four star Resort hotel
  • Check in time: 4pm
  • Good accessibility by car
  • Incredible bar
From$189
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Hyatt Regency La Jolla 3777 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037
  • High end Beach hotel
  • 25 suites in hotel
  • Most guests were happy with the room service
  • Great valet service
From$129
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Pacific Shores Inn - San Diego 4802 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109 ~3.30 miles south of La Jolla
  • Inexpensive Beach property
  • Hotel has 56 rooms
  • Cheap pastry
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
From$89
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Capri by The Sea in San Diego
+1-800-881-1523
4767 Ocean Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109 ~3.35 miles south of La Jolla
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Hotel has 30 suites
  • More comfort would be nice
  • Most guests had problems with the shower
From$140
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Pb Surf Beachside Inn - San Diego 4760 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109 ~3.36 miles south of La Jolla
  • Midscale Beach property
  • 5 suites in hotel
Beach Haven Inn 4740 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109 ~3.40 miles south of La Jolla
  • 2-star hotel
  • 30 rooms in hotel
  • Very close walk to the beach
  • Clean pool area
From$100
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Pacific Terrace Hotel
+1-866-429-5787
610 Diamond St., San Diego, CA 92109 ~3.45 miles south of La Jolla
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Gym is available on property
  • Unbelievable view of the Pacific Ocean
  • Hot breakfast was very good
From$199
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Diamond Head Inn 605 Diamond St., San Diego, CA 92109 ~3.46 miles south of La Jolla
  • 2 star property
  • Awful breakfast
  • About half of guests said the reception staff was ok
Tower 23 Hotel 723 Felspar St., San Diego, CA 92109 ~3.61 miles south of La Jolla
  • High end Beach property
  • 6 suites in hotel
From$419
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San Diego Marriott La Jolla 4240 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037 Website
  • 4-star Suburban property
  • Check in: 4:00 PM
  • No jacuzzi
  • Breakfast can be improved
From$79
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Ocean Park Inn : 710 Grand Ave. 710 Grand Ave., San Diego, CA 92109 ~3.77 miles south of La Jolla
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • 73 rooms in hotel
From$129
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Surfer Beach Hotel - San Diego 711 Pacific Beach Dr., San Diego, CA 92109 ~4.04 miles south of La Jolla
  • 3 star Beach property
  • 4 floors in property
  • Most guests found problems with the furniture
  • Amazing fish tacos
From$109
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When to Visit La Jolla, California

La Jolla boasts warm weather year-round, with temperatures reaching the upper seventies in the summer and fall and the upper sixties in winter and spring. You'll see a few raindrops if you visit from the late fall through the early spring, but the skies remain dry from mid-spring through mid-fall.

With school breaks and an upsurge in tourism, La Jolla can get busy and expensive during the summer. The area shines the brightest during the spring and fall, when temperatures are warm, crowds are smaller, and hotel rates are relatively reasonable. No matter when you plan to visit, however, book in advance since this is a popular area to visit any time of year.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in La Jolla, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in La Jolla

La Jolla by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in La Jolla, CA. You can use these illustrations to calculate the cheapest time period to book a room in La Jolla for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in La Jolla, California

4 Star Average Prices: $203.71

When you want to treat yourself, set your sights on these top luxury properties in La Jolla.

The boutique Scripps Inn La Jolla Cove has just 14 guestrooms, but you can choose from either a deluxe king room ideal for a couple or a two-bedroom suite designed for a family. All rooms include flat-screen TVs with cable programing, iPod docking stations, designer toiletries, and free Wi-Fi. Practice your serve at the outdoor tennis court, relax on the terrace, or enjoy an al fresco meal in the picnic area. You'll love the complimentary breakfast each morning.

Treat yourself to a stay at La Jolla Shores Hotel, and you'll be just minutes from the beach as well as destinations like the Birch Aquarium and the University of California - San Diego. Rooms here range from standard rooms with patio gardens to suites with full ocean views and private balconies. All of the 128 rooms have conveniences like pillow-top beds, DVD players, and furnished outdoor spaces. Go for a swim or play tennis at the hotel, or ride the complimentary shuttle to explore the best of La Jolla.

Take in the stunning water views when you stay at La Valencia Hotel. This luxury property has a wide range of oversized rooms with either one king or two queen beds, as well as even larger junior suites and garden view villas. All rooms and suites have high-end amenities like DVD players, minibars, and designer toiletries. On a warm day, take a dip in the outdoor pool and spa tub, or squeeze in a workout at the fitness center. With two restaurants, a coffee shop, two lounges, and room service, you might never want to leave the property.

Whether you choose a one-bedroom or an executive suite, you'll have plenty of room to enjoy the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego - La Jolla. All 340 suites at this hotel include homelike amenities such as microwaves and refrigerators, along with desks and flat-screen TVs. Make the most of your stay with a swim in the indoor pool, a session in the sauna, and a snack and drink at the complimentary reception. The Embassy Suites also has a business center, a conference space, and meeting rooms, all ideal for business travelers.

4 Star Hotel Prices in La Jolla

Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in La Jolla, California

3 Star Average Prices: $160.99

La Jolla might be an upscale place, but there are still numerous bargains to be found throughout the area. If you're looking for a budget-friendly stay on the coast, check out these inexpensive options.

One of the least expensive hotels in the San Diego area, La Jolla Beach Travelodge offers basic rooms and suites in the heart of the neighborhood. All of the 44 guestrooms come standard with essentials like refrigerators and microwaves, along with deep soaking tubs and complimentary Wi-Fi. The outdoor pool and free parking add to the value here.

In the center of La Jolla, the Empress Hotel of La Jolla offers inexpensive superior queen and king rooms. You'll get basics like a refrigerator and a flat-screen TV in each room, along with complimentary Wi-Fi. Take in the natural beauty of the La Jolla area from the hotel's terrace, and have a meal or a drink at the restaurant and bar.

Located a few miles inland, the Sheraton La Jolla Hotel couldn't be more convenient to the University of California - San Diego campus. All of the 252 rooms at this budget-friendly hotel include basics like a refrigerator and flat-screen TV with cable programming as well as free Wi-Fi and weekday newspapers. Cool off in the outdoor pool, or plan an event in the Sheraton's 9,000 square feet of conference and event space.

Book in advance at the Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, and you'll get an even better deal on your stay at this affordable hotel. Rooms include everything you need, like a refrigerator and microwave, and the property boasts free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, and a business center.

3 Star Hotel Prices in La Jolla

2 Star Average Prices: $131.80

2 Star Hotel Prices in La Jolla

Which La Jolla hotels have real discounts?

Get the best of both worlds with great amenities and reasonable rates at these best value options in La Jolla.

Book an affordable village view queen or king room at the Grande Colonial Hotel, and you'll have plenty left over in your vacation budget for fun in the sun. Rooms feature essentials like LCD TVs, desks, and complimentary Wi-Fi, while the property boasts an outdoor pool and a garden. Have breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the hotel, or go out to explore the nearby restaurants and shops.

Less than a mile from La Jolla shores, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa has affordable accommodations that range from deluxe rooms to premier versions that include a balcony. If you feel like splurging on extra space for your family or group of friends, the Presidential Suite offers separate living and dining spaces, as well as a balcony or patio. Book a facial or a massage at the on-site spa, or relax in the spa tub and steam room at no additional cost. Plan a night in with room service, or head out on the town thanks to the hotel's limousine service.

Book a deluxe room with a standard view or an ocean view at Hotel La Jolla, and you'll be near La Jolla Shores and the Birch Aquarium. All rooms include refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, and private furnished balconies. Work up a sweat in the 24-hour fitness center, swim a few laps in the pool, and have a meal at the restaurant. Don't miss the complimentary reception each afternoon, and follow it up with a drink at the poolside bar. With a 24-hour business center and about 1,000 square feet of conference space, this hotel is great for business travelers.

The Hyatt Regency La Jolla might not be right on the beach, but it's just a short drive from the seaside as well as the University of California - San Diego campus. The hotel has over 400 well-appointed rooms with upscale amenities like iPod docking stations and designer toiletries as well as essentials like flat-screen TVs and desks. Play a game of tennis or go for a swim, and then sit down to a great meal at one of two restaurants. The Hyatt also offers 24-hour room service as well as a poolside bar.

Best Hotel Discounts in La Jolla, California

Add to your already impressive savings on La Jolla hotels with a few standard discounts. AAA members can save up to 25 percent on rooms at La Jolla Cove Suites and the Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla. AARP members and seniors get low rates at the Grande Colonial Hotel and the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa.

Can’t-Miss Attractions in La Jolla, California

Hit the beach at La Jolla Shores, one of the area's best places to swim and sun. Windansea Beach is another popular stretch of sand, with large rocks and big waves. When you've had your fill of the beach, check out the shops on Girard Avenue and Prospect Street, one of La Jolla's most popular shopping strips.

When you visit La Jolla, you'll be just steps from fascinating sea life, and the best place to see it up close is the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Here you'll see everything from fish to seahorses to coral, along with exhibits on Mexican seas, kelp forests, and tide pools.

To explore some of the best wilderness around La Jolla, head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Take your pick from 10 different trails surrounded by flowers, shrubs, wildlife, and stunning views. If you prefer a coastal walk, check out La Jolla Cove, where you'll be entertained by the surf and the countless sea lions.

With its unbeatable weather, beautiful scenery, and variety of attractions, any time is a great time to visit La Jolla. Don't wait another minute to start planning your La Jolla trip.

A visit to La Jolla Recapped

La Jolla, literally "the jewel" of San Diego, is an affluent, hillside beach resort community. Surrounded by beautiful beaches and ocean bluffs on three sides, La Jolla is blessed with stunning ocean views, mild climate, and plenty of avenues of leiusure and relaxation. In 2008 and 2009, La Jolla was known for having the high-priced homes, among the highest in nation but this did not stop it from becoming a popular tourist destination. Visitors in the area can splurge on jewelry, upscale boutiques and restaurants, as well as stay in luxurious hotel accommodations. For the best dining and shopping experiences, visitors must visit Prospect Street and Girard Avenue. Sitting atop a hill, La Jolla boasts of wonderful views everywhere visitors go. The Torrey Pines Golf Course hosts an annual PGA Tour event. The Museum of Contemporary Art houses a wonderful collection of treasures and is located just above the waterfront. The Windansea Beach, La Jolla Cove, Children's Pool Beach, and La Jolla Cove are some of the popular beaches to go to in the area for swimming and other water sports. Cave exploring and rough water swimming is also a must-try for all visitors in La Jolla, San Diego City's jewel.

Verified reviews of the city of La Jolla

Below are reviews of the city of La Jolla, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Super Fun Area to Visit!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Really enjoyed the access to see the seals (without having to smell them from the hotel/restaurants). Also the breweries!

Mary R., from 25-Aug-2016
"Wonderful Area"
Score 4.0 / 5

We visited La Jolla for a wonderful dinner on the deck at George's at the Cove and attended a concert during the La Jolla Summerfest.

Rea C., from 17-Aug-2015
"Wedding Week in La Jolla"
Score 5.0 / 5

We loved the whole week and the activities that surrounded it. Great city overall for family and friends.

Nancy L., from 06-Jul-2015
"What A Neat City"
Score 4.0 / 5

We liked the weather especially at night with the fog rolling. At UCSD, the grounds were beautiful too.

Sisi M., from 01-Dec-2014
"Upscale Beach Area"
Score 5.0 / 5

La Jolla is a regular visit for business, so not much to say about tourist destination aspect. But the area is nice; close to ocean, clean newer part of town. Lots to do: beach, glider port etc that I know of. SD is a generally great city and I would even consider living there.

Ronnie A., from 01-Jun-2014
"Pristine Weather"
Score 4.0 / 5

Beautiful city with warm spring weather. Many attractions and shopping available nearby.

Rachel G., from 05-May-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of La Jolla, CA shown above is 4.3 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
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