What a beautiful hotel and wonderful location! Lobby is decorated appropriately in a retro Cali kind of way - very chic. Pool and outdoor areas are amazing. Love all the fire pits, torches & indoor/outdoor fireplaces on the property - makes you want to stay put and relax. However, we wanted to explore La Jolla and loved how easy it was to walk to beach / kayaking activities. Bikes are complimentary if you prefer riding. Main part of La Jolla is about 1 mile away and parking is sketchy so Hotel La Jolla offers complimentary "shuttle" service - one of their friendly & knowledgable valets drove us back & forth in a great hotel SUV - we just texted him when we were ready to be picked up and he was there in 5 minutes. Ate at the hotel restaurant on the top floor. The ocean views were breathtaking and the restaurant was just as chic as the rest of the property. We didn't go to the bar but would have loved to it was THAT beautiful! Food was delicious (try the chicken). Our room was great. It appears that every room has an ocean view but I'm not sure. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.