Travel Blogs from La Jolla
... a long time ago and have great memories of La Jolla and the stay with kids is proving equally enjoyable. I love seeing our kids get to know our distant aunts uncles and cousins.
The first day was consumed with buying a car. We had decided that we would go to the closest Car Max and buy something used. It is still so time consuming and after a full day we walked away with a Town and Country Mini Van or Wombat as ...
... suite at the Marina Inn. This was what we were told, but the main bed was in the same room as the bathroom and the other room had a much smaller bed that required entry to the main room to get to the bathroom. Slightly frustrating when you pay extra and it isn't what you expected. Everyone fell asleep around me so I went off to get some pizza for dinner. After a bite to eat I tried to keep my eyes open but I couldn’t win the battle and was soon fast ...
So I have just arrived in San Diego this afternoon, after the best train ride ever (on a side note, I was planning to get the greyhound which is about a quarter of the price! but one of the receptionists at the LA hostel warned me about the people on that bus, she described it like as if anyone who gets out of prison, is handed over their belongings and a greyhound ticket....which I've since discovered is actually true! So i thought i might avoid that! Just ...
... to sit in on the Perspectives classes.
The ultimate aim of the course is to mobilize the community throughout the world in finding their niche in God's overall purpose to bless the nations ... covering key areas such as the Kingdom of God, understanding worldview, people groups, God's purpose to bless all peoples so that Christ will be served and glorified among all peoples, the Bible: a unified story of Gods purposes, etc. Great stuff.
... Later the Lions had "seavivor" and then they "Danced with the Seal Lions!" Definitely a good show. Then it was off to the Shamu show where we sat in the SOAK ZONE!!! dadadadonnnnn!!!! Luckily we didn't get wet. Very good show but the people right across the isle got SOAKED!!!!!!!
Then we strolled and found out that every ride was closed. We went to the bat ray feeding area and got four squid. This was a great ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Scripps Inn La Jolla
Simple but fabulous!
Stayed here November 2003. Really lovely place to be, tucked in by the seaside. We stayed in a suite with multi-coastal views. Large sitting room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. You can walk from here right in to La Jolla and enjoy the shops and great restaurants. All beach-chic colours, very relaxing - great for a short stay. Sadly, I love the allure of a more luxury hotel experience for any extended stay but if you want a few days, then this is the simple alternative I would pick!
Lovely weekend getaway!
Loved it! Our room was everything we could have asked for. The room had every amenity as advertised and was clean. Standard size room is very large. Next visit we will ask for the suite with the fireplace!
Perfectly located within walking distance to EVERYTHING! The inn is directly across the street from the beach! Great people watching!
Listening to the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach lulls you to sleep. Much better location and value than virtually every other hotel offered in LaJolla. Friendly staff! The only down side we experienced was the on-site parking, very tight!
We had expected magic and more after reading glowing reports on the internet and in Frommer's. But we were disappointed when we saw our junior "suite" room at Scripps Inn. Sure, if you don't think about the traffic (both in cars and on foot, bikes, Segways, scateboards, motorcycles, etc) parading past the inn, you can see and hear the ocean, definitely perks for this property. And it's within an easy walk to restaurants, galleries, and shops. We weren't looking for extravagant; the simplicity of the place as described in reviews sounded very appealing. But we found our room in need of refurbishing, painting, some art on the walls, new rugs - especially at the stated price The seriously stained rugs were of particular distaste to us. The bathroom had clearly been remodeled and was in far better shape than the actual room except again for a rather disgustingly stained bathmat. The chairbed proved to be a terrible bed for a teenager, between its bent frame and size; to their credit, the Inn did reduce the price of the room and gave us extra bedding to create a place on the floor for our son. It seemed to us that without alot of expense on their part, the Inn could spruce itself up and create a nookier, more inviting oasis for its guests.
Great value for ocean sounds and sights and fireplace...
Great value for ocean sounds and a fireplace in La Jolla. The innkeeper wasn't there when we arrived, but we waited on the front lawn, grass thenrocks, then ocean and watched a beachside wedding until she got there. The room was not bad, but clean and nice and roomy. They gave us a special rate and upgraded us due to the space available. (king bed and fireplace for $160.00 a night) We noticed several families staying there that made use of a patio and nice outdoor area. This is not a $400.00 a night hotel room, but a $400.00 a night environment. If you want a $400.00 to $600.00 a night room, walk up one block and you are there. For me, this was the place.
Standard room accomodations but very comfortable. We had excellent service during our visit but were most enamored with the location.
Sitting on the porch overlooking the Ocean was fantastic as was the scenic park across the street. Downtown La Jolla within walking distance along with nice jogging routes along the coast (dedicated city trail or travel along coastline road going South). Would love to go back some day.
Bad beds and threadbare linens in a delightful property
Booked a couple of rooms based on the tripadvisor reviews. Was really surprised at the poor quality of the mattresses and threadbare towels and sheets. Hotel is otherwise fantastic - excellent staff and wonderful location. For the price a small investment in guest comfort would greatly enhance an otherwise lovely, intimate hotel.
Can't recommend enough!
Based on the reviews found at this website, my wife and I decided to stay at the Scripps Inn last weekend. This simply was one of the best decisions we've made all year. The staff is wonderful, the location (across the street from the beach and just a short walk from downtown La Jolla) is incredible, and the inn itself is quaint and inviting. And even thought it's an older property, it's been upgraded beautifully and it's extremely clean and quiet. The only thing that could have made it a better weekend is if we booked early enough to get a room with a wood burning fireplace....but then again we probably would have never left!
Quiet little place
Stayed here for 5 nights in Oct 03. Fantastic location right by the Pacific in the lovely town of La Jolla, which is 20 mins drive away from San Diego. The staff were very friendly and the complimentry pastries are very nice for breakfasts.The room and bathroom were immaculate.Would certainly stay here again and recommend it to anyone.
We spent four nights at Scripps in August 2003. The location is what sells it, absolutely perfect. Just across from the sea and very quiet in the evenings. The staff were all very courteous and friendly. A little on the pricey side for the standard of room, but the location made up for it.
Heaven by the Sea
A wonderful, small inn right across from the ocean. Grassy area across the street looks out over crashing waves and million dollar view of La Jolla. Clean and neat and a great place for an overnight. Take beach chairs, a bottle of wine and snacks and sit on the grass and watch the sunset. Lots of weddings take place on the bluff and are fun to watch. Park you car and you can be on foot for the rest of you stay. Village short walking distance.