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7766 Fay Avenue, San Diego, CA 92057, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 115 reviews)
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Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Golf Course (within 2 miles), Fitness Center
Food & Drink
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 18 per day.
Room Service, Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Concierge Service, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Daily Housekeeping, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
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Pacific Ocean (0.3miles)
From 4:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One additional older child or adult is charged USD 10 per night in an extra bed.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
The maximum number of total guests in a room is 3.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Cards accepted at this property
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 115 reviews
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This La Jolla hotel features an outdoor saltwater pool and panoramic views of the California coast. It serves a daily deluxe breakfast on an oceanfront rooftop. The San Diego Zoo is 15 miles away.
Score from 1029 reviews Good
Overlooking San Diego Bay, this waterfront hotel is next to the San Diego Convention Center and PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres professional baseball team. It features a full-service spa.
Score from 1278 reviews Very good
This hotel is 4 miles from La Jolla and within a 20-minute drive of the San Diego Zoo. The hotel features an indoor pool and suites with full kitchens. A free breakfast is provided daily.
Score from 109 reviews Very good
Located 2 blocks from the beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches of La Jolla, this inn offers guests the best in comfort and convenience, with great shopping, art galleries and fine-dining located nearby.
Score from 490 reviews Very good
Good location, close to the ocean and La Jolla cove, restaurants, shops, etc. good size room, good breakfast (for US standards, so don't expect to see a vegetable). Wifi worked well.
A bit pricey. Their parking imp costs too much, you can find much cheaper options in the neighbourhood.
The fact that everything was provided; no cost added for those extras that most hotels charge for. (Coffee, Wi-Fi, chocked at night, nibbles at reception and breakfast)
Absolutely no complaints.
Location, service, friendliness.
I stayed on the 4th floor, which recently reopened after undergoing renovations. The room was beautiful and spacious! I loved the evening turn-down service. Great amenities!
Overall comfortable accommodations and pleasant staff, as well as a convenient location. No hesitation to stay there again.
Spencer! The proximity of the hotel was great; staff was generally very helpful; first night room was horrible--adjacent to a room hosting a cocktail party. Thereafter, 4th floor room was fine--no problems.
The room the first night was bad--adjacent to a room hosting a cocktail party. Later the party retreated to the main floor for dinner but we could hear the noise until the party let out and they all went home. We asked to me moved as there was another wedding reception the next night and were accommodated.
Renovated room was beautiful. Front desk gal (from Ohio) and Kyle were great!
It would be great if there were beach chairs available for guests to borrow. Also, would have liked to purchase a new robe, but there were none available at check out.
I got an upgrade to a king room, bed was great, restaurant with live piano music was very nice. Free street parking after 6 pm and during the day 5$ valet parking. Good value for money in La Jolla, close to the beach, shops and restaurants.
Nothing really. Maybe the fact that I had a room on the second floor where the breakfast is served may have brought extra smell from the kitchen or it was just the Valentines evening busy in the kitchen that brought those persistent cooking smells.
Everything was great! Everything I needed they bent over backwards to accommodate.
Staff are extremely attentive to the traveler's needs and always have a smile. Room was very comfortable and cozy. Location is excellent, close to restaurant, shops, and panoramic coastal views.
There is nothing I did not like. Only suggestion: including more fruits in the breakfast.
Great staff, very clean, hotel accommodated early arrival. Felt like I was getting personal treatment - more like a small European hotel. Lovely sun deck for breakfast or just hanging out.
Hotel gym needs an upgrade - universal machine was unusable. Breakfast offerings should have an espresso machine - this IS La Jolla!
Location Staff Room
Shower was not totally clean (a little black between grout)
convenient facilities free breakfast free wifi near the beach
The staff are really nice
A fantastic location, friendly staff who were more than willing to accommodate changes to our plans.
Good location, close to the beach. Great staff, very friendly, helpful and responsive. Nice breakfast.
Good location! Service was kind and warm.
Staff were very helpful, location is good (5 minute walk to coast) with plenty of very good restaurants within walking distance (and a good one in the hotel itself). I had a king room which was quite big, and the bed was very good. There is also a cool "brick and belt" coffee shop just up Silverado street 1 minute away. Look for the free cookies when you come in of an afternoon.
Breakfast was ordinary, quality of muffins and croissants was just appalling. Waffles ok.
Upon arrival, staff was VERY helpful & accommodating.
Located within walking distance to many restaurants and close to the ocean.
Included breakfast was a disappointment. The only hot dish you could get was a Belgium waffle that you make yourself. Extra charge for valet parking (should be included in room price), because there is no free public parking anywhere.
parking was limited. 1 to 2 hour street parking
Dinner in the restaurant was good, live entertainment was a nice touch. Best of all was the price of our stay compared to the many more expensive/overpriced hotels nearby.
Breakfast was poor
Great staff. Great location. Very clean hotel.
Excellent staff !
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