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... is someone else we were with wanted to go there, but it certainly would not be a place I would think about making reservations at again in the future.
Because Neal was so full, we walked down to Garnett and then back to the hotel along the boardwalk. Again, it was a perfect evening with cool, ocean breezes.
Off to bed after watching a little TV with the doors open. Nothing like being lulled to sleep with the sounds of the ocean.
... down to the boardwalk and then who could resist- ice cream sampling!!! Needless to say my goodbyes were bitter sweet. Before I knew it I was at the counter and ready to check in. The flight was full but I got up the courage to ask for a decent seat. The gentleman behind the counter excitingly told me that I had been lucky enough to snap up the last aisle seat on board the aircraft... But before I had enough time to get excited I was told that the gentleman at ...
... through Yuma, which is where Arizona, California, and Mexico meet. We had to go through border control 2 times. The Cooleys were leading at the time. During the second pass, they motioned for us to stop. Fortunately, after questioning the car beside us, they waved us on. Whew!
There were several things that surprised me at this point The Mexican border/fence on the left was a little disconcerting. And the mountains of sand on either side was a bit shocking! ...
... a while.
Right after the whale show was the Pets Rule display and as you could imagine Mary was in her element. They had a whole heap of dogs, cats, ducks, pigs, macaws, pigeons, emus and a Kangaroo that had been surrendered to the local pound that were trained to perform in the show. They at first did a few things with their trainers but after that they just ran the whole 20 minute show by themselves - ...
... were police on motorbikes everywhere! Something was going down and we didnt know what it was...then all of a sudden we saw flashing lights coming down the road and bunch of people running along....it was the torch relay for the special olympics! They ran right past us in La Jolla and had about 20 or 30 policeman escorting them! It was pretty cool. Although it was a 1 lane road so there was a verrrrry long line of traffic behind them.
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A real jewel of a find!
I stayed at the Hotel Parisi for 2 nights about a month ago. It is the most unique and well located Hotel experience I have found in California. It has Feng shui styling and holistic amenities no restaurant though but you are in the center of the village steps away from the ocean and any restaurant you could wish for. The Hotel has only 28 rooms and is private and intimate. I loved it and recommend this hotel to anyone visiting La Jolla, California, especially if you dislike large chain hotels.
On a recent trip to San Diego, my wife and I decided to treat ourselves and stay in La Jolla about 10 minutes north of San Diego. Our research introduced us to a small luxury hotel called Hotel Parisi. Staying there was one of the best travel decisions we've ever made. The ambiance of the hotel was a perfect melding of distinctive old European flavor with tasteful modern touches and conveniences. The staff was friendly, courteous, and as helpful as we have ever experienced. We felt like we were staying in a private villa in Italy.
Hotel Parisi, is a small luxury hotel, not a resort. You have a wonderful and relaxing room, with a gorgeous bathroom, a nice breakfast all in a relaxing atmosphere that is in the center of LaJolla. The room has wonderful Frette linens and has a nice blend of zen and modernism, plus the free water and soda are a nice touch. Yes there are no restaurants, but you are in LaJolla, yes there is not a workout room, but you are in LaJolla. If you are looking for a first class stay in a small peaceful hotel, then this is your place. A perfect room in a perfect location.
A lovely blend of Southern California with a touch of Asia (Zen) and some European flair
My husband and I spent a Saturday night in a Hotel Parisi suite (ParisiApart) and were VERY impressed with the layout, amenities, and style of the room. It was luxurious and relaxing. Unfortunately, several of the Parisi suites (including ours) back to a public parking lot (complete with a well used garbage dumpster) and the noise of bar patrons remotely locking and unlocking their cars ("BEEP! BEEP!) as well as (presumably) the local restaurants' garbage being tossed in the dumpster at closing time kept us awake until 3am. I could also hear people talking in the hallway and the clicking of the lobby door being accessed well into the morning. I was so agitated that i got out of bed (at 3am) and set up a reservation with the Lodge at Torrey Pines for the remainder of my stay in La Jolla. Upon checkout the Parisi offered to move us, but I couldn't imagine that making enough of a difference; I simply wanted away from La Jolla's all-hours street noise. Torrey Pines was intimate, relaxing, and QUIET! (and did I mention less expensive for a room with a fireplace and view of the ocean?)
At the end of a reunion weekend w/ girlfriends, needed a 1 night stay in La Jolla. Was convinced by the pleasant entrance and cajoling of registrar to "treat myself" to this luxury stay. Although I explained my need to leave for the airport at 6:15 a.m., was assured that I could at least pick up coffee and a little breakfast from staff who would be setting up by 6:00. Got no wake-up call (woke up myself, fortunately), was told by new clerk on duty that no way could I get even coffee until 6:30, but Starbucks was down the street, was assured that if I went for a quick beach walk the downstairs door would be open for me. When I returned 20 minutes later, the door was still locked and I couldn't rouse the clerk with the outside signal. Garage was also locked. Had to go to hotel across the street to call the Parisi, but clerk there couldn't find a number for them. Finally a bellman helped me reach the Parisi and I was able to race to the garage, retrieve my car, and be on my way to the airport. A lovely and comfortable setting, but they've got some service issues to work out.
Hotel Parisi a B-minus, not an A
Stayed at the Hotel Parisi for four nights (two adults, one child) during mid-February, 2003. The front desk is staffed by inexperienced and untrained young people. Breakfast food is very average and included in the room rate. Room was nice but the overall impression is that the hotel is not run by hotel people, the was no "hospitality." There are virtually no services offered by the hotel, no spa, no food service, no gym, no nothing. The La Valencia across the street is a bit more expensive but appeared to be worth it. Nice food service, nice rooms, better location (nearer the beach).
Chic, and Worth It!
Hotel Parisi is a truly chic, and worthwhile experience. Very relaxing and true to what the brochures/websites promise. You can't ask for
a better location. It is in the heart of La Jolla and within walking distance of wonderful
shopping and dining, not to mention, the beach. Staying there is an experience itself.
The atmosphere is chic but comfortable, clean
and rejuvenating. We appreciated the complimentary bottled water, and the continental
breakfast - very convenient. We have traveled
extensively and are frustrated/disappointed when
we stay somewhere that promises a unique and
special experience, then falls short of the
promise. Not so with Hotel Parisi, we were
pleasantly surprised and enjoyed every minute.
Wanting to take my over-traveled husband somewhere close but new, romantic, and relaxing I booked a room at the Hotel Parisi.
Amazing Feng Shui Hotel!
I stayed at the Hotel Parisi for 2 nights about a month ago. It is the most unique and well located zen experience in California. Feng shui styling and holistic amenities. I loved it and recommend this hotel to anyone visiting La Jolla, California.