La Jolla is known for its fine dining, beautiful beaches, and five-star hotels; but staying here for more than a few days can definitely start to add up! If you’re heading to the Village or La Jolla Cove with family or just want to stay in a more low-key spot, we’ve found a few La Jolla hotels that won’t break the bank. Though rates aren’t guaranteed, these places are typically more affordable than other hotels in the area; however, it’s always a good idea to call the hotel ahead of time to double check the rates.
La Jolla Inn
1110 Prospect Street, La Jolla 92037
If you want to stay a little closer to the action, La Jolla Inn is a great choice. Located just a few steps away from La Jolla Cove and Ellen Browning Scripps, right next to La Valencia Hotel, this Inn is a cute boutique hotel with just 23 rooms (which feature handmade quilts and some with small balconies). The rooftop sundeck is perfect for sunset-watching or relaxing with a drink at the end of a long day exploring.
Downtown La Jolla is easily walkable from here: Prospect St. is lined with shops, and nearby Girard Ave. is known for its boutiques. Rates are typically between $99 and $115 per night, though rooms do tend to sell out several weeks in advance due to its smaller size. Check their website for details.
The Sands of La Jolla
5417 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla 92037
The Sands of La Jolla is a family-owned and operated boutique hotel that recently remodeled all of its rooms and suites. Though it’s a bit closer to the Bird Rock neighborhood, it’s easily walkable to downtown La Jolla and is just a few minutes’ walk from nearby La Jolla beaches like Windansea Beach (surfers love it because it’s also close to Tourmaline, a surfing hotspot). All rooms have balconies or patio, and there’s a heated pool and outdoor lounge onsite. Rates stay between $93 and $129, depending on availability. Check the website for more information.
La Jolla Beach Travelodge
6750 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla 92037
The nice thing about the La Jolla Travelodge is that it’s away from the hustle and bustle of downtown La Jolla, but still close enough to be convenient. It’s a couple of blocks away from Windansea Beach, which makes for a nice evening stroll after dinner. Rates are consistently between $89 and $139 per night, depending on whether or not you use a third-party site and if you’re staying on a weekend or weekday. Hotel amenities include a free breakfast for hotel guests each morning, which is a plus; there’s also a pool and hot tub onsite. Visit their website for details!
La Jolla Village Lodge
1141 Silverado St, La Jolla 92037
At the edge of downtown La Jolla and tucked away in the business district, this 30-room 1950s-era motel was recently restored in period mid-century style with custom-built tables and chairs, teak headboards and new mattresses. Rooms have kitchenettes and the motel’s roof deck gives long-distance views. There’s a continental breakfast in the lobby each morning, as well as free parking onsite. Rates are usually between $110 and $139, again depending on which site you book through and whether or not it’s a weekend. Check website for more info.
Sheraton La Jolla
3299 Holiday Ct., La Jolla 92037
The Sheraton is not located in downtown La Jolla, but is directly next to The Shoppes at La Jolla Village Square and is about a ten or fifteen minute drive to the downtown area. This hotel is nice in that it’s a bit more spacious than the hotels directly in the Village, and features several acres of tropical garden-like area with a koi pond. They have two fine dining restaurants on site, as well as a heated pool and Fitness Center. There are 252 rooms, so there’s a better chance you’ll be able to reserve one here if the others are sold out! Rates are usually much cheaper than those in downtown La Jolla, and hover between $99 and $110. Check their website for more info.
Whether you’re staying next to La Jolla Cove, Torrey Pines, or La Jolla Shores, there’s a Southern California hotel for you! For more information on hotels and where to stay in La Jolla, including luxury hotels (like La Valencia and Estancia La Jolla) head to our Hotels Page.