Hotels in La Jolla, California

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A wealthy seaside community along a curving coastline, ‘the jewel’ of San Diego, La Jolla, with its picturesque hillside backdrop and Pacific Ocean surrounds is often considered to be California’s answer to Monte Carlo. Boasting a unique micro-climate throughout the year La Jolla is brimming with sandy beaches, luxury boutiques, trendy restaurants, galleries, golf courses, scenic views, and secluded trails, all of which all help to secure its spot as a luxury beach resort and upscale destination for all year round.

Hotels in La Jolla

With a real mix of options, choices for accommodation in La Jolla are wide and varied. Enjoy glitzy all-out luxury at The Grande Colonial Hotel, a centrally positioned, charmingly decorated upmarket La Jolla hotel offering suites that come with their own fireplace and kitchen. Or head to one of La Jolla’s budget-friendly hotels, like the Empress Hotel—perfect for travelers wanting to stay in comfortable and clean surroundings without breaking the bank. La Jolla Shores is an option for travelers looking for a La Jolla beachfront hotel, where you’re just moments away from feeling the sand between your toes!

Things to see in La Jolla

La Jolla’s beaches are this neighborhood’s main pull; whether you’re planning a relaxing vacation lounging on the beach and topping up your tan, looking for the next big wave, or wanting to snorkel. With opportunities to focus on water sports or just enjoy a gentle paddle with young children, La Jolla has a beach that meets everyone’s needs. A firm favorite with children and adults alike, La Jolla Cove is a must-visit for an unmissable opportunity to see sea lions frolicking as the sun sets over the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Make sure you visit Mount Soledad, a historic landmark that honors fallen veterans and promises unbeatable 360-degree views of San Diego and beyond! Golfers will want to ensure a round at the Torrey Pines Golf Course. Here you will not just find two courses to hone your skills but can also enjoy spectacular ocean views.

Good for upscale travelers

Whilst a vacation in La Jolla is an-all-round people pleaser that can be enjoyed on a budget, it is much more geared as a haven for luxury-loving travelers. Visitors can enjoy an upscale break with fine-dining, chic boutiques, and trendy bars, all with a laid-back relaxed vibe. A wealthy neighborhood that combines quaint village life with luxury living, La Jolla benefits from some of San Diego’s best beaches and boutiques, making it ideal for those in search of a relaxing vacation. The addition of fun outdoor activities, hidden trails, and arresting panoramas are all guaranteed to keep nature-lovers happy.

How to get to La Jolla

Slightly off the beaten track, the best and most direct way to travel to La Jolla from San Diego Airport is by renting a car from one of the many car rentals at the airport. Alternatively, you can jump in a cab at the airport’s Transportation Plaza and reach La Jolla in approximately 30 minutes. To experience San Diego like a local, opt for public transport and pick up the Metropolitan Transit System’s Route 992 from Airport Terminals 1 or 2. The service travels to Downtown; from here you can catch the number 30 bus to La Jolla. All in all, the journey should take approximately 70 minutes.