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Five Popular Hotels
In La Jolla

One of these hotels in La Jolla might be just perfect for your beach getaway in Southern California.  Three are ocean front hotels, three are luxury hotels, and two of those are both.

La Jolla is a beautiful little seaside village just north of Pacific Beach in San Diego. If you have never been, you are sure to be charmed.

You can enjoy the boutique shops, galleries, elegant restaurants and charming bakeries.  Or kayak around the kelp beds, stroll along the waterfront path or snorkel in the La Jolla cove.

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La Jolla Cove

You'll find that several of the hotels in La Jolla are in locations near enough to walk to the beach or shops.  Some of the larger hotels are inland nearer the freeway, where you can take a quick drive to downtown San Diego, Sea World, the Zoo and all the other attractions there.

Following is a selection of five of the best rated La Jolla hotels on TripAdvisor at the time of this writing:

The Lodge At Torrey Pines

the Lodge At Torrey Pines on TripAdvisor

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is considered a luxury resort. It has consistently won a 5 diamond rating with AAA.  It's location is up on the cliffs above Torrey Pines State Beach and at the 18th hole of the Torrey Pines Golf Course.

The architecture is modeled after early 20th century Craftsman style. Something else that makes this one unique amongst hotels in La Jolla: the doormen wear Scottish kilts! The heated pool is filled with saline water and has underwater speakers. The hot tub overlooks the golf course.  There are poolside cabanas, a croquet lawn and a world class spa.

Two restaurants are onsite, top rated A. R. Valentien and the more casual  Grill.  The Lodge at Torrey Pines is located at 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road.

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The Grande Colonial La Jolla

Grande Colonial La Jolla

The Grande Colonial is a luxury, historic European style hotel.  AAA has awarded it 4 diamonds in 2013.

Just a short walk to La Jolla Cove and a block from the beach, this boutique hotel is also close enough to walk to local shops and art galleries.  The main building is 5 stories high and there are 3 other buildings with suites.  Extended stay suites are also available. 

It's a beautiful building, surrounded by palm trees.   There's an outdoor swimming pool and the roof has an oceanview deck and solarium.  The on site restaurant is called Nine-Ten and serves California Cuisine. The address is 910 Prospect Street.

La Jolla Shores Hotel

La Jolla Shores Hotel

The La Jolla Shores Hotel is a beachfront property with a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi and tennis courts.  The Shores Restaurant offers ocean view dining.  A complimentary shuttle can take you around La Jolla, but it's not far to walk to shops, galleries and beaches.

This is truly a beach vacation hotel because you can rent watersports equipment nearby.  They have a service which will provide and set up beach towels, beach umbrellas and beach chairs right on the sand for your enjoyment.

The address is 7955 La Jolla Shores.

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La Valencia Hotel

La Valencia Hotel La Jolla

This is a gorgeous Mediterranean style historic hotel that prides itself on elegance and luxury.  You can't miss it, it's the pink hotel overlooking the blue Pacific.

Though the hotel has been around since 1926, the large Ocean Villas are only a few years old. Additionally there are suites of varying sizes and guest rooms in the main building.

For onsite dining, the La Sala Lobby Lounge offers entertainment, tapas, wine and a large martini menu. There's also Cafe La Rue and Whaling Bar and Grill, the Mediterranean Room and Patio, and the Oceanview Terrace for more casual dining with fantastic views.

Located in the heart of La Jolla at 1132 Prospect Street.

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La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

La Jolla Beach And Tennis Club

This is an oceanfront resort located at 2000 Spindrift Drive, right on the beach. If you are an avid tennis player, you won't be disappointed, as there are 12 championship courts to play on. There's also a heated swimming pool and a 9 hole golf course.

The private beach has food and drink service, beach umbrellas, towels and lounge chairs. You can rent cabanas and barbecues.  Three restaurants offer waterfront dining.

Choose from regular rooms and suites or beachfront rooms and suites. Two cottages are another option.


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