Travelers looking for a La Jolla hotel where they’re so close to the beach they can smell the fresh sea air and listen to the waves as they drift off to sleep will want to book a stay at La Jolla Shores Hotel. This beachside hotel is across the boardwalk from La Jolla’s most popular beach – literally steps from the hotel to the sand. The laidback California vibe at this beachfront refuge casts a relaxing spell, while resort-style amenities without the resort fees add a layer of fun. They’ve been hosting couples, families, and business travelers for decades in this prime coastal setting. La Jolla Shores Hotel is a good choice for the consummate San Diego beach vacation.
La Jolla Shores Hotel Rooms/Suites
La Jolla Shores Hotel has 128 suites and rooms from which to choose. Guests can select from eight types of accommodations. Spacious one-bedroom suites have an oceanfront private balcony, king bed in a separate bedroom, sofa sleeper, living/dining area, and full kitchen. It is the largest of the hotel accommodations.
Beachfront rooms include either a king or double queen beds and a private balcony. The more spacious deluxe version of the room also includes a vaulted ceiling and sitting area with sofa sleeper. Beachfront rooms with kitchenettes come with a king bed and private balcony, and the deluxe version comes with a sitting area and sofa sleeper. The kitchenette includes refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, coffee maker, and dishes and cooking utensils.
Coastal View rooms provide guests with an expansive coastal view of Scripps Pier and beyond from a private balcony. They can be reserved with either king or double queen beds. These rooms offer the option of connecting rooms. The Coastal View rooms with kitchenettes are the same, but come with a king bed and sofa sleeper instead. There is still the option of connecting rooms. ADA Accessible Coastal View rooms have king or double queen beds, private balcony and a host of accessible amenities.
Garden Patio rooms face a beautifully landscaped hacienda-style courtyard or the hotel pool and whirlpool. They come with king or double queen beds and a private balcony or patio. Garden Patio rooms with kitchenettes have only king beds. Both versions of the Garden Patio rooms have optional connecting rooms.
The décor of the rooms and suites has a cottage vibe with white vertical plank walls and white beamed ceilings. A neutral color palette with splashes color, framed coastal photographs adorning the walls, and tropical plants and flowers give a fresh, comfortable feel. Some guests have referred to the décor as dated, and others have embraced the familiarity they have with the property as is.
All rooms and suites are non-smoking. Guests can expect flat-screen TVs with 50 channels and HBO, DVD players and a lending library, PressReader, complementary Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, and coffee makers with Starbucks coffees and teas.
La Jolla Shores Hotel Amenities
The dining options are as good as it gets in La Jolla – and that’s saying a lot. The iconic Marine Room is the hotel’s signature fine dining restaurant. Since opening in 1941, it has earned countless accolades, the respect of renowned critics, and the loyalty of San Diego foodies. Besides the world-class cuisine, guests will be enthralled with the eye-level surf crashing against the windows at high tide. It’s a must-see experience.
The Shores Restaurant is the hotel’s more casual dining option focusing on fresh seafood and sustainable farm-fresh ingredients, served on an open-air patio steps from the beach. The restaurant offers extended Happy Hours every day except Saturday. Guests who happen to be at the hotel on Tuesdays will appreciate Beer and Burger night when The Shores pairs their signature burger with local craft beers for a special price.
A third dining option that must be experienced is the hotel’s beach barbecue where guests can do their own grilling, or Beach Services will do it for them. Hotel guests call Beach Services and order from a pre-planned “shopping list” and everything is delivered to them on the beach, including the setup.
La Jolla Shores Hotel offers guests with a heated pool, children’s pool, and hot tub. There is poolside food and beverage service available while basking in the California sunshine. The hotel provides beach lovers with courtesy setup of beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels. Guests have access to the tennis courts at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club where they can take lessons too. The hotel’s complementary fitness center is open to guests 18 and over. Watersports rentals from nearby activities centers are conveniently available
Other hotel amenities include complementary Wi-Fi throughout the property, complementary shuttle service within La Jolla, in-room massage services, underground paid parking, and meeting and event space.
La Jolla Shores Hotel Neighborhood
La Jolla is an affluent costal town with La Jolla Shores and La Jolla Cove being the most popular tourist areas. Nestled along the Pacific Ocean between Pacific Beach and Delmar, it provides seven gorgeous miles of coastline featuring some of San Diego’s most beautiful beaches.
Family-friendly La Jolla Shores has a mile-long, wide, sandy beach. A long boardwalk fronts La Jolla Shores Hotel and runs the length of the beach past adjacent Kellogg Park. The family-friendly park has a children’s playground and a display that teaches kids about the ocean. The San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve is right in front of the hotel and is a good place for scuba diving. Nearby kayak and surf rentals are available, and guest can also reserve kayaking tours that head over to La Jolla Cove and the caves.
Other nearby attractions in the neighborhood include Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, Torrey Pines Golf Course, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, and Torrey Pines Gliderport. The Shores Hotel offers shuttle service within La Jolla, including the La Jolla Cove shopping and dining hot spot.
La Jolla Shores Hotel Promotions
The La Jolla Shores Hotel offers a small list of special packages and discounts to make your stay with them just a little friendlier on the budget. This includes the Mid-Week Stay Special, a reduced price on room rates during the middle of the week, perfect if you’re in town on business. Travel Agents can also save when staying with them as they offer reduced rates on patio garden rooms to IATA card holders. Similarly, they offer an Affordable Corporate Special, which provides discounted group rates to business professionals. Additionally AARP and AAA members receive 10% off their accommodations.