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555 Coast Blvd S, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4641
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in La Jolla
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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Kathy L wrote a review Aug 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had walked by this hotel numerous times while visiting a relative at a nearby retirement community and finally had the opportunity to book a reservation. Because we were staying multiple nights, we were upgraded to a two bedroom suite with a kitchenette. The room was comfortable and inviting. The sun deck was a plus as was the hotel’s proximity to the beach; just steps away. We love LaJolla and are very familiar with the area, so there were no surprises. We look forward to a return visit.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Christina M wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Pros: Gary (co-owner) was very friendly, location is a plus, room decor is cute (although somewhat dated and worn but that doesn’t bother me) Con’s: Pillows are very uncomfortable (flat and cheap), they also need to invest in black out blinds or turn off exterior light by the door (they light up the whole room & kept me awake all night). These two factors made for the worst night’s sleep I have ever had a hotel/inn. I should also point out that the Inn is right by the road so it gets a lot of street noise and if you’re on the first floor you can hear the top floor inhabitants quite a bit. Other suggestions to Scripps: make sure sales is not misrepresenting “private balcony” option when this does not exist, And, lastly have option for hot water for tea drinkers in room (only keurig for coffee which is not good for environment either) If a potential guest does decide to stay here, I would highly recommend second floor, away from the road, bring your own pillow, an eye mask to block out the glaring bright light bulb just outside your window and some earplugs just in case!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Jen33324 wrote a review Jun 2021
California19 contributions14 helpful votes
I visit La Jolla several times a year to see my relatives and decided this trip to splurge on a bit of a nicer of a place because I’m pregnant and I wanted a quiet little getaway weekend. I had requested an upstairs room but they had already been booked so I settled for a downstairs room. The front desk was very nice and accommodating of an early check-in, which I appreciated. My issue is that there was a huge family birthday going on with the group upstairs that moved onto the deck patio area at night and were Yelling until 11 PM. This is right outside my door and they were screaming from 8 to 11. I was super upset by this because I was looking forward to enjoying a quiet weekend away and instead it was obnoxiously loud and stressful. Around 9 o’clock I called the after hours number listed on the paper asking if anyone could address this but no one was on site so no one could address it. I was told to call the police. I didn’t want to make a scene and would’ve assumed they would have known it was me who called the police, so I didn’t. The paper specifically said because of Covid no more than six people were supposed to be on the deck but there were at least 14. At 11 pm, I went out to ask the group to be quieter and a drunk woman yelled at me and they continued to stomp around upstairs above me. It truly sounded like elephants were trembling the roof above me.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Chief1500 wrote a review Mar 2021
Downers Grove, Illinois19 contributions32 helpful votes
Location, Location, Location, you can't go wrong staying here. This was our second stay here and it didn't disappoint us. You can open the windows to hear the ocean at night. They also have parking onsite. The staff is so nice and accommodating. A fabulous retreat but a short distant from San Diego. You can easily walk to town, the beach and enjoyable sunsets.
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Date of stay: March 2021
1 Helpful vote
TX-Clark wrote a review Nov 2020
Dallas, Texas34 contributions56 helpful votes
The experience started with Gary’s friendly “Howdy!” greeting. Right then and there I knew that staying at Scripps Inn was going to be a great experience. Our room was the spacious Ocean Vista Suite, the view is phenomenal. The beach is across the street: make sure to find the seals resting on the beach near the lifeguard station. If you’re traveling to San Diego, plan to stay at the Scripps Inn, you won’t be sorry. I know we will.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scripps Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Scripps Inn?
Nearby attractions include Children's Pool (0.2 miles), Girard Avenue and Prospect Street (0.2 miles), and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Scripps Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Scripps Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Scripps Inn?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Scripps Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cottage La Jolla, Richard Walker's Pancake House, and Bubba's Smokehouse BBQ.
Is Scripps Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of La Jolla.
Are pets allowed at Scripps Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Scripps Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial (1.8 miles).
Does Scripps Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.