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The Lodge at Torrey Pines
5 out of 5
11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA
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The price is $341 per night
3.11 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (582 reviews)

"Wonderful trip. Loved the staff, food and pool time. Bottle of champagne to the room was a nice touch and a beautiful room upgrade to overlook the 18th green was amazing."…"

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

The Lodge at Torrey Pines
La Jolla Shores Hotel
3 out of 5
8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA
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The price is $240 per night
0.4 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (995 reviews)

"We came back a week after our first visit here. We loved it. We loved the location, the convenience, the staff and the resturant was amazing. We plan to go back next week."…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

La Jolla Shores Hotel
Grande Colonial Hotel
4 out of 5
910 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA
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The price is $190 per night
1.46 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (977 reviews)

"Got here early so was able to check In and just received a text when our room was ready. There plenty of staff to help with any needs and everyone was very prompt & courteous"…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Grande Colonial Hotel
La Valencia Hotel
4 out of 5
1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA
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The price is $282 per night
1.34 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (987 reviews)

"Excellent location and beautiful ocean views! Definitely going back soon."…"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2020

La Valencia Hotel
Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA
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The price is $139 per night
0.58 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (970 reviews)

"We really enjoyed our stay here. The location is perfect and 10 minutes from the beach and all sorts of dining options. The hotel was clean and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. It was nice that they had a too. To store our bikes and surfboard and didn’t have to worry about locking them ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla
3 out of 5
8901 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA
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The price is $137 per night
1.17 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (983 reviews)

"I liked the place in general, but the room wasn't really clean. I found coins on the floor and a dirty towel in the bathroom. The people who served breakfast seemed annoyed, and breakfast in general was very little, just bread, a banana and oatmeal, and on Sunday there was not even oatmeal. For the ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla
Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3.5 out of 5
3299 Holiday Ct, La Jolla, CA
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The price is $109 per night
1.51 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (982 reviews)

"The pool area was very relaxing, clean and love the green around it."…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
9700 N Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA
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The price is $238 per night
1.75 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (991 reviews)

"Clean, beautiful grounds, and every member of the staff I spoke to was extremely friendly and seemed genuinely interested in making sure we were happy with our stay."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
The Shoal La Jolla Beach
2.5 out of 5
6750 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA
The price is $148 per night
2.43 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (848 reviews)

"Nice location, clean room and decor. Pleasant stay."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

The Shoal La Jolla Beach
Inn By The Sea La Jolla
2.5 out of 5
7830 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA
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The price is $129 per night
1.55 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,078 reviews)

"The hotel was nice and clean. The beach was very close only about a 5 min walk."…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

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Visiting La Jolla

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring La Jolla, and visitors give high marks for the seaside and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its university setting and aquarium. La Jolla Cove, SeaWorld, and San Diego Zoo are some of the top sights around the area.

  • There are 168 hotels and other accommodations in La Jolla
  • The closest major airport is in San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), 9.5 mi (15.2 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in La Jolla

The seaside and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Shores Park, and Children's Cove. The university setting is a highlight of the city and University of California-San Diego is worth a campus tour. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Scripps Pier and Birch Aquarium.

In La Jolla, there are 168 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday getaway. Below are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Pantai Inn - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale and helpful staff.
  • The Lodge at Torrey Pines - Our customers like the beach locale and pool at this hotel. This 5-star hotel in Torrey Pines features a full-service spa, a golf course, and 2 restaurants.
  • The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla - With a stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its proximity to shopping and comfortable rooms.

In the surrounding area, top places to visit include SeaWorld, located 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from the heart of the city, and San Diego Zoo, which is 10.6 mi (17 km) away.

Dressing for La Jolla

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 66°F during the day and 48°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 72°F, while the average at night is 54°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 75°F with nighttime averages of 62°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 74°F and nighttime averages of 47°F
  • La Jolla gets about 0.35 inches of rain per year
  • Usually September and August are the hottest months with an average of 75°F, whereas December and January are often coldest, averaging 49°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in La Jolla?
Pantai Inn is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers free WiFi and free parking. It is located a short 4-minute walk from La Jolla Cove. Other top choices based on reviews include Scripps Inn La Jolla Cove and The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in La Jolla, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to review top deals in La Jolla.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to La Jolla?
For additional details about updating your trip to La Jolla or cancelling it, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in La Jolla?
Based on reviews, Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other options to stay on the cheap include SureStay Hotel by Best Western San Diego Pacific Beach and The Sands of La Jolla.
Where is the best hotel for a stay in La Jolla Village?
You’ll find 5 hotels and other accommodations in this neighborhood to choose from for your stay. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla is the highest ranked property in La Jolla Village. This 3-star hotel offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. It is located a short 12-minute walk from University of California-San Diego. Another favorite option in the neighborhood is Sheraton La Jolla Hotel.
What's the best accommodation in Torrey Pines?
The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a favorite with our customers staying in Torrey Pines. This 5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and a golf course. It’s located steps from Torrey Pines Golf Course. Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines is another top choice for your stay in the neighborhood.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation in La Jolla?
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens. Other options to stay with the kids include Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Diego North, CA and Catamaran Resort and Spa. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Birch Aquarium.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to La Jolla?
La Valencia Hotel is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features in-room massages and an alfresco restaurant. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include The Lodge at Torrey Pines and Catamaran Resort and Spa.
What is the top LGBTQ-friendly place to stay in La Jolla?
Hyatt Regency La Jolla is a top 4-star LGBTQ-friendly hotel, affiliated with IGLTA, that features 2 restaurants and free WiFi.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in La Jolla?
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center for its human guests. Other good options to stay with your pet include La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Diego Mission Bay and SureStay Hotel by Best Western San Diego Pacific Beach.
What's the best place to stay close to La Jolla Cove?
Adjacent to La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Cove Suites is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Other good options close by include Inn By The Sea La Jolla and Grande Colonial Hotel.
What are some hotels with pools in La Jolla?
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla is a popular 3-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, free buffet breakfast, and free WiFi. Other choices that feature an onsite pool include Blue Sea Beach Hotel and Catamaran Resort and Spa.

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