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Scripps Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 La Jolla B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 July 2013

We are from Norway and stayed for two nights (Mid June 2013) in the Garden Suite with a private courtyard and small kitchen - perfect for couples. The entrance door opened directly towards the ocean with the courtyard in front (which was more of an open patio but still private enough) so we found ourselves sitting outside enjoying the view. There are grass areas with benches and a picnic table literally across the road in front of the hotel and the paths down to the beach took less than several minutes!
This hotel is unique, easily accessible, good parking, and most-importantly has a great oceanfront view! The service was exceptional and David was a great help and prepared our room for an earlier check-inn, recommended great restaurants, and was a big help in general. The hotel has fewer units thus the management seems personable and passionate. We were told that some of the units differ which can be an advantage if you are just wanting this hotel for its location but I would check the various packages on their official webpage prior to booking.

This was a delight and we wished that we could have stayed longer! Because we opted for a unit with a kitchen, we made our own food but there are some very nice restaurants nearby and within reasonable walking distances. The breakfast however was minimal as we suspect that the hotel has limited guests wanting this service (or the fact that some units have kitchens).

As far as attractions, The Contemporary Art Museum is literally across the street. The shoreline is a VERY nice walk or jog. We saw a lot of seals, many locals enjoying the water (scuba diving) and we think that this was much better than the flat Mission Beach area. There are many nice coves and small sandy beach areas that are a little more private however the natural rocks and cliffs are a huge attraction. We would definitely stay at this hotel again and recommend this to anyone.

Room Tip: Garden Suite opens directly to oceanfront with a private patio/courtyard. I recommond to check the o...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

Arrived here three days ago and it is perfect once again. Welcoming and engaging staff in the small and impeccably managed inn. The rooms are wonderful, high speed Internet at no cost. Breakfast is just enough. And the view of the sunset in the evening is breathtaking. This is a must for people who want something different, quaint but perfectly appointed.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

We had the best experience at this hotel. They were very courteous. I would reccomend this hotel to anyone that is staying in the area. The view was gorgeous. We could not have asked for any better accomodations for the weekend. I would difenatly stay at this hotel again in the future.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

We enjoyed our short stay here. The room had everything we needed, the staff was friendly and the location is ideal. We loved our morning walk along the water to downtown La Jolla. We will return again next year!

Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

It was our first time, but we definitely will comeback.. Starting from the after midnite arrival - after a half-round the world we had, Elaine had made a clear arrangement and easy-to-follow steps for our check-in.. The hotel is all in-good manintained, awesome scenary of pacific ocean from our bedroom windows.. When you like to jog and walk, this is the perfect place for you.. Coz all, shops, foods and activities is just within distance.. For our kid, Brandon, this is also the place.. 3 minutes walking to the sea lion, 3 minutes walking to the La Jolla's children playground with complete facility, 10 second run to the grass by the ocean just across the hotel.. The staff, LT and David has been accomodating, friendly and great during our stay up to our departure... C u soon guys...

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

I recently stayed at the tranquil Scripps Inn to attend a wedding. i also took care of the Grooms darling cocker spaniel; the flower dog. :) Because of work emergency; i arrived late; they had everything ready and waiting for me, very easy. The pet friendly room was beautiful. The staff; David was so helpful with everything, Assisting me manuver the steps with the dog; directions to all the places i had to visits and friendly service. L.T. was cleaing the lanterns like I have not scene anyone clean since my Grandma.. He was very accomodating as well and helped figure out how the tv and music works in the room. Even the housekeeping staff was cheerful and accomodationg; since a dog was staying in my room; they serviced the room while i took her on a walk. The location of the Inn was the best ever! Walk out your door and across the street; you are on the ocean. Walking around the area was full of beautiful views, beautiful homes and friendly people. Even though i only live an hour for La Jolla; i look forward to then next time i can visit the Scripps Inn. Thank you and keep it up. p.s. the granola is out of this world yummy.

Room Tip: Ask for what you need; they are very accomodating.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

This small waterfront inn is separated from the beach by a (busy) road, offering views of the ocean. It's important to point out its location as it seems the other hotels in La Jolla may have misleading names leading one to think they are on the beach (sea, oceanside, etc.) but they are not. You can walk across the street from the Inn and either plant yourself on the grass, walk closer to the water and sit on rock or sand, or stroll the sidewalk as many do. There is a cove where seals hang out- fun to watch but smelly! They seem most active during the day- resting on the beach later in the afternoon.
The room at the Inn was comfortable enough but I did not like the bedding! The pillows were spongy and the sheets- a silky polyester? Not sure but I hope they're updated before I return.
The chairs and mini-sofa were not particularly comfortable, but we didn't stay long in the room so it wasn't important. Agree with some of the other reviewers that the Inn could use some updating.
The office staff was very friendly and the shops and restaurants within walking distance.

Room Tip: Second floor oceanside!
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Additional Information about Scripps Inn

Address: 555 Coast Blvd S, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4641
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in La Jolla
Price Range: £166 - £280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scripps Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled along the shores of Southern California's pristine beaches, Scripps Inn is a charming 14 room inn that offers up one of La Jolla's best kept secrets. A favorite hideaway for both relaxation and romance, we provide stunning ocean views, gentle sea breezes and the relaxing sounds of the rolling surf. ... more   less 
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