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“Location, decor, staff, facilities - everything was amazing”
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Pantai Inn
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 September 2013

This hotel was so good that I had to write a review... Something I've not done before! Location was perfect, right next to the seafront, if you don't have an expansive view of the ocean, the sea is less than 10 seconds (across the road), and its perfect location for seeing the sunset in full.

The staff were a massive plus, SO friendly, knowledgeable on the area and only too happy to help you plan your days, we even met the owner who went of of her way to accommodate us with a sea view for the evening The parking is free, which was a pleasant surprise. The rooms themselves are decorated to perfection, the attention to detail is second to none - it felt homely yet luxurious. All the products are high quality like the dinnerware, glasses and toiletries (not to mention the local chocolates provided at turn down - they are ridiculously good). All the bars and restaurants in the central hub of la Jolla (pronounced "la Hoya" by the way) are within a 5-10 minute walk. Finally the breakfast was great, fresh and plentiful. And there is coffee /iced water available all day.

If I had to say something negative, it would be that the wifi worked intermittently - but have said that, it didn't bother me enough to mention it to them, and I'm sure they would have looked into it if I had.

Overall, really couldn't recommend it enough, worth every penny.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

I had a fabulous time, I stayed at the vacation rentals which is not at the main hotel but right behind it. I was so pleasantly surprised when I pulled up, the rooms were perfect! We had reserved 2 separate vacation rentals that happened to be side by side, it was so comfortable for our family members, the kitchen was great, had everything you can possibly need. The housekeepers were so pleasant and always friendly. They only do light housekeeping but it was not an issue at all, they provided fresh towels, emptied trash and that was all that we needed.
Always a smile on their face! The little porch area with chairs and table was really nice and made a such a great way for family members to just sit and chat. I would recommend the vacation rental without hesitation, perfect for larger families!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We selected Pantai Inn for a long weekend in La Jolla for a family reunion. After comparing all of the top local hotels with Pantai we selected it because the value was much better. The rooms are really apartments with full kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, and baths. The facility is immaculate and the furnishings comfortable. The linens and towels are luxurious. The continental breakfast is generous, fresh and offers a variety of options. The fresh coffee/tea and cookies/pasty in the afternoon is perfect after a long walk or shopping trip. The free parking and free wireless are an added value not available at any other hotel in town. The staff is extremely friendly, very professional and there to make your stay perfect. They truly wanted to please you and be sure you were comfortable and satisfied with every detail.

We also enjoyed the location very much. Easy walking to all shops, restaurants and beaches. The views from the oceanfront rooms/suites is delightful and expansive. The patio area is very nice and allows for outdoor breakfast or lounging for those without patios.

We would strongly recommend Pantai Inn to anyone looking for a great place to stay in La Jolla. Way more relaxing than a hotel room!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

My family came to the San Diego area for a high school football game and we decided to stay in La Jolla. Pantai Inn is directly across the street from the ocean so we thought it was a good choice. We have been very pleased so far with the 2 bedroom villa we're staying in. Our only negative comment is that the bathroom is far too small. The shower is great though. The entire hotel is gorgeous and very clean. Lovely sitting areas to enjoy the view and weather. Friendly staff. Since there is no restaurant we had to walk up to the town, but there are plenty of places to eat within walking distance. The price for the unit is a little high but for us it was worth the extra $$ because of the location. Very enjoyable and relaxing. We would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

My other half and I are from London and decided to get married in California, so planned our wedding remotely. I was concerned it could be a disaster organising everything by email, but everything was perfect – thanks to hours of scouring Yelp and Google, and the wonderful people (and places) we found, who would help make our day perfect!

The reviews of Pantai Inn on Tripadvisor are what sold me. We were going to stay in a vacation rental, but decided to splash out even more, and book one of the 3-bedroom units at Pantai Inn. My other half is a VERY light sleeper, so likes to have a 2nd bedroom to escape to when we go away, but there were no 2-bedroom ones available – so we were excessive considering it was just the two of us! We also booked 3 of the 1-bedroom apartments for our parents.

Location is perfect; waterfront, but only minutes walk to the shops or the Cove.

Our ‘cottage’ was lovely! We had a full kitchen and lounge/dining room, so it was great to cook a couple of family dinners in, instead of eating out. The beds were super comfortable and the rooms were quiet so we got some good sleeps. The only tiny downside, is that the bathrooms in the 3 bedroom cottage are dated. The ones in the 1-bedrooms (that our parents’ were in) were AMAZING so we were a bit jealous, but that’s really the only negative.

The front desk were lovely and helpful, and breakfast was great – fresh fruit, bagels, toast, cereal, coffee, juice and tea.

On our wedding night, they scattered rose petals from the front door, leading to the upstairs bedroom, and in a heart shape on the bed – put some vases of roses upstairs and downstairs, and put champagne and chocolates on the table! Amazing! It was a lovely surprise.

Anyway, I would not hesitate to recommend Pantai Inn, and should we visit La Jolla again we’ll definitely be staying there!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Z0e
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

After researching Trip Advisor, we decided to stay at The Pantai Inn and upgraded to a full ocean view. It was delightful! We overlooked Scripps Park and the Pacific. The suites were very spacious, complete with living, dining areas, complete kitchen and a comfortable bedroom and bath. The location to other areas in La Jolla was convenient and walkable. The staff was fabulous, the garden lovely. Perfection would have been the upper story ocean view with balcony had we been able to book it.We would visit again with no hesitation.

Room Tip: Try and book the second floor ocean view. It's worth the splurge.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

Pantai Inn is a small, boutique hotel/bed and breakfast in La Jolla. It's a quiet retreat a short walk from many restaurant and across the street from the ocean.

The interior of the rooms are spacious and luxurious.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pantai Inn

Address: 1003 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4127
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Price Range: £264 - £412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pantai Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This exceptional boutique hotel masterfully blends Bali's old-world charm, kingly comforts, and cutting-edge technologies. Reminiscent of the tranquil retreats of the Indonesian island, Pantai Inn offers the essence of Bali with richly appointed suites and ocean views. No two rooms are alike, each decorated with custom furnishings, art, wood and stone carvings, all hand-chosen and imported from Bali. Most notably, Pantai Inn exudes the purest form of luxury. This paradise is your gateway to experience Bali's most revered traits...the highest standards of genuine, friendly and welcoming hospitality service. ... more   less 
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