If a trip to Bali is not in the cards this year, choose the next best option – a Balinese-style vacation at Pantai Inn on La Jolla’s picturesque Pacific coastline. From exotic fountains to stunning ocean views to gracious hospitality that surpasses every expectation, you’ll be impressed with this unhurried vacation destination. Proposals, elopements, weddings, and honeymoon’s are this romantic hotel’s specialty. An overwhelming percentage of guests choose Pantai Inn for a romantic getaway.
Pantai Inn Ambiance
In a word, tranquility best describes the ambiance at Pantai Inn. The traditional Balinese-inspired hotel design and décor, custom crafted furniture, imported original Balinese artwork, and ocean views provide a tranquil retreat. The property features manicured gardens, Balinese statuary, a coral stoned courtyard with colorful hibiscus and fragrant plumeria, water features, and a fire pit. This 30-room boutique hotel, renovated in 2014, provides the most authentic Balinese experience you’ll find without actually traveling to Bali.
Pantai Inn guests get their first glimpse of the South Pacific outside the hotel with a gorgeous multi-level stone water feature surrounded by lush greenery. Inside the lobby, rich dark Javanese teak furniture with thick floral cushions provide comfortable seating. White walls with chocolate brown ornately carved wall hangings, Balinese carved sculptures, tropical plants in Indonesian pots, marble floors, a bamboo textured ceiling with dark wood beams, and extra-large dark wood framed windows complete the serene space and offer guests a taste of things to come.
Pantai Inn Rooms and Suites
Pantai Inn offers tranquil Balinese-style accommodations in studio, one, two, and three bedroom options. The inviting rooms, villas, and suites have state-of-the-art technology. Studios have a queen size bed, large flat-screen TV, wetbar, and semi-private patio; these rooms overlook the Pacific Ocean and Scripps Park.
The one bedroom ocean view premium villa is the most in-demand of the accommodations at Pantai Inn. It features a king size bed, fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room, flat-screen TV with multimedia hub, original Balinese artwork, complimentary Wi-Fi, and an in-room safe. The custom tiled bathroom has a rain shower, hand-pounded copper sinks, and surround-lit vanities. Enjoy panoramic views from a private outdoor patio. In-room spa treatments are available.
Some ocean view and partial ocean view rooms have many of these same amenities with king beds in ocean view rooms, king or queen in partial ocean view rooms, and canopy queen in classic view rooms. Two bedroom villas have a king in one bedroom and two queens in the other, one elegant bathroom, and the same amenities as the one bedroom ocean view premium villa. Three bedroom bungalows have a queen in each bedroom, a multi-level layout, two bathrooms, and the same outstanding amenities as the two bedroom.
Cottages at Pantai Inn are reserved for long-stay guests and have fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities. They offer ocean view premium, partial ocean view, and classic village view one bedroom cottages, or partial ocean view and classic village view two bedroom cottages. Ocean view premium cottages have covered verandas. The two bedroom cottage has queens in each bedroom and a sleeper sofa in the living room accommodating up to six guests; there are two bathrooms, and all the amenities of the one bedroom cottages.
Pantai Inn Amenities
Pantai Inn’s deluxe complimentary continental breakfast offers both cold and hot breakfast items served buffet-style with an ocean view until 11 a.m. These late morning hours will accommodate even the most ardent sleepyheads. Expect great coffee, fresh pastries, local fruits, and delectable hot selections. In addition to your complimentary breakfast, the hotel provides an array of top quality coffees and teas along with interesting desserts through the afternoon and evening.
Gather around their sleek circular river rock tile fire pit on a cool San Diego evening. Chocolate rattan furniture with rich red and gold floral cushions, bamboo privacy fence, palm and banana trees, and fragrant flowers and greenery create a cozy conversation area on the outdoor patio. Other patio features are babbling waterfalls and vertical heat lamps.
Other hotel amenities include complimentary parking and Wi-Fi, a lovely ocean view courtyard, beautiful gardens, in-room spa services, and twice daily housekeeping. Pantai Inn also provides complimentary use of laptops, iPads, beach chairs, and beach toys.
Amenities tip: The concierge and staff at Pantai Inn consistently receive enthusiastic compliments on review sites, with several mentions of staff always on the lookout for ways to go above and beyond expectations. Many guests have noted impromptu special services not listed in the hotel’s amenities menu. The hotel strives to meet the standards of traditional Balinese hospitality.
Pantai Inn Neighborhood
If San Diego is America’s finest city, the La Jolla neighborhood twenty minutes north of Downtown is its brightest jewel. This popular seaside village overlooking the Pacific Ocean is the place for shopping, dining, and enjoying the outdoors. Whether you’re sporting your sandy flip-flops or are dressed to the nines in haute couture, you’ll find your personal style and rhythm in La Jolla Village. Take advantage of world class boutique shops, art galleries, fine dining or casual restaurants, and a myriad of beach and water activities. Pantai Inn invites you to explore the Village from their oceanfront location.
Scenic Ellen Browning Scripps Park on Ocean Boulevard is down the street from Pantai Inn. The shaded park offers a paradisiacal space to cultivate your Zen mind, or share panoramic coastal views with someone special. Enjoy playful seals and sea lions lolling on the beach from the vantage point of a 1931 seawall at the nearby Children’s Pool, or peer over the railing on the park’s north end and watch snorkelers and kayakers commune with bright orange Garibaldi fish. Follow the walking path to the southernmost end of the cove and explore tide pools at low tide, or photograph the surfers at Windansea Beach – made famous by the 1968 book, The Pump House Gang, by Tom Wolfe.
Morning, noon, and night; when it’s time to eat, La Jolla is the place to be. For a stellar fine dining experience, George’s at the Cove is a swanky award-winning restaurant on Prospect Street that offers an á la carte menu or prix fixe culinary extravaganzas. They also serve cocktails and casual fare on their Ocean Terrace. Burger Lounge on Wall Street is a quick-service, diner-style eatery; if you like a menu that reflects organic, handcrafted, GMO free, house-made, and Fair Trade values, this is your place. Whisknladle, also on Wall Street, creates from-scratch New American farm-to-table fare with French, Spanish, and Italian influences, and is on several national “best of” lists.
Other La Jolla highlights include the famous Birch Aquarium, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and La Jolla Playhouse where 24 theater productions have gone on to Broadway, garnering 35 Tony awards. Love the outdoors? Enjoy swimming and sunbathing at La Jolla Shores Beach across the cove, hike the trails of Torrey Pines State Park, or hit the links at adjacent Torrey Pines public golf course – home of the Farmers Insurance Open. Nearby Torrey Pines Glider Port provides an afternoon of entertainment watching hang gliders and paragliders. If you’re feeling brave, try an instructional tandem paraglide flight yourself.
Pantai Inn Promotions
The popular Pantai Inn has occasional promotions on their website; be sure to check before booking to see if there is an offer you can take advantage of on your next vacation. In the meantime, if you don’t find a promotion that suits you, check out Pantai Inn’s hotel packages for deals and discounts.
Pantai Inn offers an incredible elopement package at their romantic hotel that includes an oceanfront wedding ceremony with photographer, flower arrangements, champagne toast, and wedding cake. The new bride and groom will also receive three night’s lodging in a Balinese-inspired ocean view room with a balcony and fireplace, champagne with crystal flutes, chocolate covered strawberries, complimentary deluxe breakfast each morning, and two in-room massages. Packages are fully customizable. Honeymoon packages are also available.
Other Pantai Inn hotel packages have included La Jolla Midweek Escape, which offers a 15% discount and complimentary room upgrade; Romance in La Jolla with chocolate-covered strawberries, a dozen roses, and late checkout; Local’s Getaway provides a 15% discount with a valid San Diego County driver’s license; and Shop & Stay includes a $100 shopping gift card. All packages also include complimentary parking, breakfast, and Wi-Fi.