The Top Ten La Jolla Beach Hotels
Are you planning a visit to La Jolla, but trying to decide where to stay? There are so many different hotel options when visiting the San Diego area, but La Jolla has quite a few hotels itself.
La Jolla is known as one of the nicest areas in all of San Diego, but don’t worry! People of all budgets can find a place to stay in La Jolla. The following La Jolla beach hotels will help you determine which place you should stay at.
This list of La Jolla beach hotels will give you a direct link to the booking website, the average price per night, reasons to stay at each location and activities found in the area.
The Backpacker Budget Hotels ($0-150/night)
1. La Jolla Biltmore Hotel
Price: average $90/nightReasons why to stay:
Although this hotel is on the “cheaper” end it offers a lot for those who are looking for affordable nights stay. This hotel offers a 24-hour front desk service, vending machines, as well as a microwave and a small refrigerator in your room. Mosty importantly though, this La Jolla Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms and complimentary free WiFi.
Things to do around here: This hotel is only a short 5-minute walk away from the La Jolla beaches. If you are visiting this hotel then you may also want to stop by the famous Sea World to see Shamu make a big splash.
You can also think about booking an airbnb in La Jolla to help save on cost too!
Once the hour is up, bring your ticket back to the ticket counter and “return it” along with showing your purchased item receipt. You will be refunded the money for the purchased ticket. Make sure to not go over the hour though or they will not refund you.
2.Beach Bungalow Hostel
Price: starts at $29/night
Reasons why to stay: This hostel is technically located in Pacific Beach which is just south of La Jolla, but it is the closest hostel located to La Jolla beach.
This is the perfect spot for surfers, backpackers, and anyone who enjoys being in the sun.
Things to do around here: There are a lot of fun activities located around this hostel. You can roller blade along the boardwalk of PB. Enjoy a surf or sun tanning sesh, meet other travelers from the hostel, and/or head into downtown La Jolla for some shopping.
3.California Dreams Hostel
Price: average $74/night
Reasons why to stay: This is another backpacker budget-friendly place to stay located near La Jolla. This place is the perfect paradise, located just steps from the beach. California Dreams Hostel offers surfing lessons and rentals, complimentary coffee, and tea, bike rentals, and even discounted tickets to activities around the area.
4. Sheraton La Jolla
Price: average $199/night
Reasons why to stay: The Sheraton La Jolla beach hotel is located near lots of restaurants, breweries, and shopping. This hotel offers a fitness center, a heated outdoor pool, and two onsite dining options.
Make sure to take a walk around the property as it offers beautiful sights, such as waterfalls, koi ponds, and lots of palm trees! An iconic San Diego staple tree.
Things to do around here: Currently, the Sheraton La Jolla is offering a discount to the Birch Aquarium if you stay at their hotel. You will get a once in a lifetime “Under the Sea” experience when booking the Sheraton through 12/31/19. Tickets include overnight accommodations at the hotel and 1adult/1child ticket to the aquarium.
5. The Shoal La Jolla Beach
Price: average $189/night
Reasons why to stay: Looking for more of a boutique-style place to stay? The Shoal La Jolla Beach hotel offers beachfront lounging and nighttime bonfires. Located in the heart of La Jolla, you can enjoy some beautiful sunsets from this location.
They provide free beach toys rentals for the kids as well as free beach chair rentals. Enjoy a swim in their heated pool along with daily afternoon refreshments.
Things to do around here: Just a short walk from here is the La Jolla Wind and sea beach (insert my beach article). Enjoy some afternoon snorkeling or kayaking in La Jolla.
6. Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Price: average $239/night
Reasons why to stay: A hacienda-style resort that offers an array amount of cute guestrooms.
Estancia La Jolla Hotel also makes for a beautiful location for you to get married at or hold your next retreat at.
Things to do around here: Go for a hike at Torrey Pines and enjoy a beautiful sunset here.
7. Grande Colonial Hotel
Price: average $239/night
Reasons why to stay: Established in 1913, the Grande Colonial Hotel, has recently received an upgrade. This hotel has “modernized” all their guestrooms, but has kept the exterior to its original look.
This hotel offers daily guest passes to the La Jolla Sports Club, which is within walking distance of the hotel.
Things to do around here: Head on over to Balboa Park or visit the #1 zoo in the world, the infamous San Diego Zoo!
8. La Valencia Hotel
Price: average $275/night
Reasons why to stay: Hollywood Glamour meets California beach vibes. La Valencia Hotel offers panoramic ocean views of the Pacific coastline as well as views of the beautiful La Jolla Cove.
Things to do around here: If you aren’t feeling like enjoying a beach day, the book a tee time at the Torrey Pines Golf course.
9. San Diego Marriott-La Jolla
Price: average $299/night
Reasons why to stay: You can never go wrong with staying at a Marriott hotel. La Jolla Marriott is no different. They offer everything you can imagine plus much more!
Things to do around here: Take some time to honor the veterans by visiting Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial or take some time to capture the beautiful San Diego Mormon Temple.
10. The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Price: average $359/night
Reasons why to stay: The most luxurious hotel that La Jolla has to offer. Staying here will make you feel like you are living in a fantasy world. The resort itself is stunning. You can enjoy a vacation at the resort. Activities range from the day spa to yoga classes to croquet. Staying here will make you feel like royalty.
Things to do around here: As previously mentioned, you really don’t need to leave this resort in order for you to feel like you are on vacation. But, if you choose to leave the resort then another fun place to head to would be La Jolla playhouse located on the campus of UCSD. Some of the musicals from here have gone on to be Broadway shows.
Expert Tips from a San Diego Local
You really can’t go wrong with whichever hotel you choose to stay in La Jolla. They each have their own unique experiences to offer. Sometimes it isn’t always about your stay at the hotel, but more about the activities you experience outside of the resort. There are coupons for most activities located in the La Jolla, San Diego area, so make sure to do your research first. I hope you enjoy your stay at the beautiful La Jolla beach hotels!
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