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Pantai Inn
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 August 2014

You'll get the most of the California coast by staying at the Pantai Inn in La Jolla. After staying there for 4 days listening to the surf and sea gulls our vacation was complete. The stall at the Pantai Inn was excellent, there wasn't a thing they wouldn't do for you. I had some packages that I needed to be taken to the post office and they were more than happy to do it for us. Being a Saturday with the post office being closed they offered to take it on Monday. I can't begin to say enough about the Pantai Inn. We had a second floor corner suite overlooking the ocean. Just being able to relax and watch the ocean was fantastic. We even brought our breakfasts up to out deck just to take in the beautiful views. The continental breakfasts were extremely adequate, bagels, cereals, juices and lots of fresh local fruits. Spending time at the Pantai Inn gave me the opportunity to observe the staff and when I say they were excellent that's putting it mildly. Their gardner Joseph, deserves as much credit as every other staff member. He performs a meticulous job daily on the surrounding plants and vegetation.

Room Tip: 2nd floor rooms provided a great view of the ocean
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We chose the Pantai Inn for a stay for my husband and me and his elderly mother. It's worth the extra cost to book an ocean front room with a large veranda to relax and a full kitchen to cook all our meals. Even though it's across from busy Scripps Park, it felt like an escape because of the atmosphere created in the courtyards of the inn and the superior attention and service from the staff. The continental breakfast was quite good, with 5 varieties of fresh fruit daily along with pastries, yogurts, etc. The best of both worlds exists here. . . a beautiful peaceful ambiance on the property with easy access to the many coves and beaches of La Jolla and just one block removed from the activity of Prospect St. We'll surely return to the property, so we asked to see some of the other unit types. The newly renovated ocean front units recently added have spacious balconies. (the units have a mini-kitchen). The cottages were clean and well maintained and guests without ocean views could simply use the common courtyards. The luxury units we saw had fine finishes and creative use of the space. My mother in law hopes to return here with some friends sometime soon. Bravo Pantai Inn!

Room Tip: Cottages are older but less expensive and remodeled nicely. While you could save money with a non-o...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Amazing concept - amazing view - amazing rooms / bungalows - very spacious.
Loved the décor, the sleep quality, the amenities. Downside was that the lighting in the rooms is poor.
We were three people, and they had one bar of soap for us !!!! Took a long time to deliver extra towels and soaps.
Housekeeping knocked at the door at 9:00 AM - I asked them to come back in an hour - at 5:00 PM, our room was still not attended to. We had to ask for Housekeeping to come. That was really disappointing. When you are paying upwards of $500 a night, service should be better. Also, it was quite noisy late at night just outside our room. One morning, a Costco delivery truck was parked outside our door at 8:30 AM, and the driver left the engine running. I am sure that Management will respond saying that next time they will try harder. But we just spent $500+ a night. Will there be a next time???? I think not. I don't want delivery trucks parked outside my room. And with the Housekeeping issue, if I was in their place, I would have had a fruit basket in the room as an apology. I can't believe that this hotel is #1 on Trip Advisor. I truly believe that we wasted money here, and we do stay at really nice hotels around the world.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Dallas K, General Manager at Pantai Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

DeepakinToronto,
I was very disappointed to hear about your recent experience at the Pantai. My apologies on behalf of the entire team. Rather than simply respond to your comments, I would like to speak to you personally about your experience at the property in an effort to gain back some of the trust that was lost. My email is Dallas@Pantai.com. Please email me at your earliest convenience so that we can connect and set up a time to speak.

Kindest Regards,
Dallas King

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing time here. We had an ocean front suite and it was well worth the extra cost to get the ocean front. Much or our time was spent relaxing on the lanai enjoying the scenery across the street -- Scripps Park, beautiful ocean, surfers, divers, kayakers, etc. Our suite included one bedroom with a comfortable queen size bed, sofa bed in living room, fully equipped kitchen with everything you would need to eat in or cook a simple meal. Easy to walk anywhere in the La Jolla Cove area. Traffic can be very congested on the weekends getting in and out of the area by car. Would definitely return.

Room Tip: Go for oceanfront - you won't regret it!
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We planned a last minute stay and wedding in La Jolla and found ourselves in luck when the Pantai Inn had a room. Our room was spectacular, directly across from Scripts Park. The grounds were very well maintained and offered all guests small little pockets outside for socializing and relaxing. Getting married outside on the lawn was a great treat, not to be missed and we want to send our thanks to the entire staff for excellence in service. In particular, Manager Dallas King who lead his team in support of all our needs. We loved it! We'll go back!
Gary & Debby Gentges, Seattle

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Dallas K, General Manager at Pantai Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Dear Gary & Debbie,
All of us at Pantai are proud to have been able to do our small part in the celebration of your wedding. It was our sincere pleasure accommodating you and your guests. May you have a wonderful life together! Kindest Regards, Dallas King

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

This is an outstanding hotel in a great location. Parking was great in a location that has terrible parking. We hardly used our car, walked to great restaurants, shopping, and walking along the coast. Office and cleaning staff were very professional and friendly. Room was facing the ocean, included a full kitchen,living room,bedroom and a fabulous porch overlooking the park and coast. We could have stayed happily for weeks.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dallas K, General Manager at Pantai Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Sjmil,

We welcome your review and are glad you enjoyed your stay. Our staff makes a conscious effort to insure guest are pleased and they genuinely appreciate your acknowledgement. We look forward to another opportunity to have you as our guest. Kindest Regards, Dallas

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Perfect for families. We stayed in a two bedroom beach cottage with a full kitchen. It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and is located directly across from a beautiful little beach that provided hours of fun for our two boys (9 and 12). Every person on staff that we encountered was friendly as well. We will definitely return.

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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Price Range: £263 - £411 (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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