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The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla

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7753 Draper Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4301
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Discover a charming, formal cottage style B&B in San Diego in the heart of La Jolla only a block from the ocean. Relax in our serene gardens or on the sunny deck. The "Holiday Signature Guest Room " and the "Irving Gill Suite" at "The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla" feature fireplaces, fine sipping sherry, and slippers & robes for total comfort. Awaken to unforgettable breakfasts and the ideal location to explore beautiful beaches, shopping and dining and all that La Jolla, San Diego has to offer.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Tennis court offsite
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Free internet
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Public wifi
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Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Stayed here 4 nights in Holiday Suite. We got here early and very low on energy because we'd been up since 3 am to get to the airport and just wanted to crash. The staff was really great jumping into action to let us check-in over 2 hours early so we could get a little sleep. The place is very clean and nicely decorated. It has a distant view of the ocean and gets cool breezes as a result. Robes are provided in the armoire and there's a fireplace with wood/starter etc should you feel inclined. Maid service is good. The grounds are beautiful with well maintained tropical plants, a babbling fountain, and a patio with brick walkway, artificial turf and plenty of chairs/tables/umbrellas to sit out and sip wine, eat breakfast or visit but take a sweater for cool October mornings. There are 5 parking spaces in the rear alley, and adequate front street parking after 4 pm. Bed was comfortable, pillows could be much better. Like most everyone in La Jolla, they are very dog-friendly. Citrus-flavored ice water and a jar of baked cookies are available 24/7 in the foyer as well as tea bags, honey & sweeteners (but sporadic hot water). Two significant disappointments: there's no on-site staff on Monday & Tuesday (or after 5 pm other days) with just the owner on-call (who usually responds quickly but a bit inconvenient). One day the usual 4:30 pm complimentary wine and cheese didn't happen because of this. Secondly, breakfasts vary greatly with no options, some were quite good, some sub-par - unless you consider Denny's good for breakfast. Pancakes were made from a box a mix. One morning was biscuits and gravy so we went elsewhere later for breakfast. The owner usually cooks one or two days and served some excellent quiche one day. For the price, you could much more at a 5-star hotel.
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Response from Shonda R, Public Relations Manager at The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla
Responded 4 weeks ago
Andy R. - thank you for your review. We are so happy you found the grounds and stay comfortable and relaxing. We are so sorry you were disappointed with the wine and cheese and you found the breakfast inconsistent. We will certainly take a look at these areas to see how we can improve.
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We stayed at the B&B during our stay in La Jolla. I truly enjoyed this historic building and the sweet service we received. DeeDee is a gem. Absolutely 5-stars for DeeDee!! She was very knowledgeable and does whatever it takes to make her guests feel welcome and well taken care of. She is an excellent hostess. The chef, also 5-stars. He made breakfast each morning very special and he delighted in letting us know what he would be preparing for us each morning. We had french toast one morning, and eggs benedict on another. Not only was the food delicious, but a very special start to our day. It was very relaxing to sit in the terrace and enjoy coffee, juice, full breakfast, and the beautiful weather. Big bonus in staying here! Our room was spacious & cute but a little weathered. They may need to think about remodeling the bathrooms. We had extra pillows in the room slippers, and books to read at leisure. I enjoyed that. Do not make your reservation with an excitement for the "wine & cheese" in the evening. This was a big disappointment for us since we were looking forward to it. The only wine they provided was white wine (which we do not prefer). The cheese portion was super limited by a handful of cheese & crackers, and a few pieces of salami on a plate for everyone to share. It was clear that it would not be replenished. We were told it was only a "token" gesture for their guests but my response to that would be, "Do it right or don't do it at all!" The location is awesome for walking around the town of La Jolla. If you are a B&B fan and love old historic buildings with a personal experience, you will love this place. I would definitely stay at this location again.
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Response from Shonda R, Public Relations Manager at The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla
Responded 4 weeks ago
Sweet B & B - thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thorough review. This really helps us improve for not only your future stays but for other guests as well. We will certainly take your comments especially about the evening wine and cheese into consideration.
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The place is amazing with a gentle touch of rustic life and the comfort of home. The garden at the backyard is just wonderful. In addition to the great location I want to mention their breakfast - it is a piece of art and there was nothing that could make me skip it. And a warm welcome from the owner and stuff. My special gratitude to Brooke and Dede for assisting me retrieving the personal possessions I have forgot in the room.
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Response from Shonda R, Public Relations Manager at The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla
Responded Aug 26, 2019
VladyslavZ3 - so happy you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful grounds. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We hope to see you again soon.
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The building, room and grounds are beautiful. We stayed in Fiesta. The location is ideal-about two blocks from the shore and close to restaurants and shops, which are plentiful in upscale La Jolla. Everything else was neutral for me. I did not like the breakfast but if you like tofu you will be very happy.
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Response from Shonda R, Public Relations Manager at The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla
Responded Aug 26, 2019
Marie C - thank you for taking the time to leave a review. So happy you enjoyed the B&B and the area...next time you visit please contact us directly and we can be sure to accommodate your breakfast wishes!
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We loved this beautiful B&B! Such a friendly staff really made us feel at home... greeted with a glass of wine, we found a wonderful collection of classic books in our room and could sit in the adorable courtyard to unwind after a long drive. Breakfast was great with Chef X! You can clearly tell how much he loves what he does, a very genuine and enthusiastic food lover! Across the street we had the cove, amazing restaurants and parks. We watched couples get married at sunset every evening and loved playing in the water during the day (our car never left it’s parking spot!)
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Response from Shonda R, Public Relations Manager at The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla
Responded Aug 26, 2019
CSNiners- We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and the food and were able to unwind and enjoy the area. We hope you will come back and visit in the near future!
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$198 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoLa Jolla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla
Which popular attractions are close to The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla?
Nearby attractions include Children's Pool (0.2 miles), Girard Avenue and Prospect Street (0.2 miles), and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla?
Yes, free parking, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Pescador Fish Market, The Cottage La Jolla, and NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar.
Is The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of La Jolla.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial (1.7 miles).