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1003 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4127
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#1 of 24 hotels in La Jolla
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wine / champagne
Kids stay free
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jgrammatic wrote a review Oct 27
Rolling Hills Estates, California41 contributions26 helpful votes
Unfortunately our experience at the Pantai Inn was not as great as some of these other reviewers. First and foremost we really were expecting more of a luxury hotel but to be honest we found the this place to be just a glorified motel. There is no restaurant or food service . The room itself while large, felt very old and kind of smelled a little bit funky. Extremely overpriced in my opinion. Looking back the best thing by far about our stay was the location which is essentially across the street from the beach, however it was EXTREMELY crowded. Basically you can walk to the beach and all the local tourist attractions from the hotel and that is a big plus. Although the front desk was very friendly and tried to accommodate all our needs it just did not live up to the 5 star expectations set forth on this site. On another note the hotel is supposedly a member of the Luxury Hotels rewards program. However since I booked my trip with the hotel rather than the Luxury Hotels program I was denied any points and received 0 credits for my stay. That is a bunch of BS. SO if you do choose to book this motel please do not book exactly with them if you are planning on getting your rewards points. But honestly I would have rather stayed anywhere else especially not a place with a mold smelly room and no restaurant. I hate to be the guy to disagree with the other reviewers but I would not recommend this hotel and I surely will not be staying here upon any return to La Jolla.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Chris O wrote a review Oct 24
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My wife and I decided to stay at this hotel for two nights based on TripAdvisor reviews. I was skeptical to stay here after looking at the pictures but the reviews won us over. I arrived and was treated very well by the staff. However, when taken to my one bedroom ocean view room I was completely shocked. The room smelled appalling and the place was in very poor condition. I’m a discerning traveler who as been fortunate enough to travel to many beautiful hotels in six continents. I can’t travel internationally because of Covid so we tried La Jolla. I immediately went to reception and offered to leave if I would only be charged for one night not two. The receptionist was very helpful and professional about the situation agreeing to only change for one night. I left the hotel after approximately 15 minutes. That cost $620. My mistake, don’t stay here if you used to five star hotels. Honestly, I haven’t stayed in anything similar to this since I was a poor law student. The bathroom was pathetic and the carpet was disgusting. Paint damage on the wall and the furniture was in very poor repair. The balcony was filthy and rusty.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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TBMaxwell wrote a review Oct 9
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Overall, I would stay here again! It's beautiful, we were able to park our car within sight of our cottage during our one-night Mini-Honeymoon, and the Sweetheart package upgrade we received (champagne on ice/rose petals in our room etc) was a good value for the price. We also enjoyed complimentary beverages from the lobby cooler during our stay, and a community fire pit that became private due to fewer travelers during coronavirus. Now the not-so good: we arrived in the area at 2pm, fully knowing that check-in as at 3pm. We had no problem at all with waiting, since we were obviously an hour early, but we ran into an issue when the room was not ready by 3pm because frankly, we'd had a long drive, and really really needed to use a bathroom! However, once we were in the room (at ~3:45pm ish), things were extraordinarily beautiful-- from the partial ocean view, to the double shower heads, and in-room jacuzzi, and the above-mentioned champage/rose petals. After leaving the room in good condition, and checking out on time at the front desk, I was surprised that they didn't print or email me a confirmation from my stay, with prices marked down. I should have known better and insisted on one as I left, because lo and behold, I was charged a random surprise "fee" from Pantai Inn about a week later. I received no call back despite both a voicemail and an email sent to Pantai Inn 5 days ago, but I have disputed this claim with my bank. This is a minor thing, but an inconvenience I could easily have missed while transitioning into married life. Not cool!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Ryan White, General Manager at Pantai Inn
Responded 4 days ago
Lovely to hear that your mini-moon lived up to the expectations and that you were able to enjoy our cozy firepit. Our sincerest apologies that the room was not ready upon your arrival- housekeeping always strive to have arrivals ready as early as possible, but with the extra safety precautions the turnaround time on rooms has been extended. We would be happy to go over your hotel bill with you if you would like to email stay@pantai.com. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to celebrate again with you soon.
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Olga Perez wrote a review Oct 8
4 contributions
Upon arrival we met w the girl at the front desk and I’m sorry to forget her name but she was such a sweetheart. Management, please know she made our stay that much better because if her sweet and kind demeanor. We stayed in a charming cottage on the Northern part of the property. Adequate space for a small family. Complimentary parking right next to our room which is a huge plus since most times you have to pay an insane fee and don’t have access to you car. This was by far one of the most convenient parts of our stay. The bathroom was very clean but clearly some upgrades need to be completed. The carpets are thick with muck, and might be sand, but that’s the only thing about the interior that bothered me. It’s especially hard when you have a baby who’s crawling. We managed. We had panoramic views and watched the sunset every single night. Literally steps away from the ocean and you and feel the rumble of the waves crashing in your room. Note that it’s incredibly central to all restaurants and shops. Incredibly convenient location. We had a wonderful stay. I lived in La Jolla for years and didn’t know this gem was hidden at the cove. Note: ask the staff when Booking if they have any renovated rooms and seek those options. Oh! Forgot to mention... The bed was so comfortable! We cannot wait to visit again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Ryan White, General Manager at Pantai Inn
Responded 4 days ago
We love to hear that you took advantage of your patio and enjoyed all the views the Pantai Inn has to offer. Thank you for your feedback and we have communicated this to our team. We look forward to hosting you and your family again very soon.
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LoveServeInspire wrote a review Oct 7
Peoria, Arizona9 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I enjoyed a beautiful birthday weekend getaway in La Jolla. We loved our room (323) and gorgeous ocean view and balcony! The bed was also very comfortable. When we made our reservation (via phone) there was no mention of breakfast not being served. We were looking forward to this. We know the resort fee was waived, but we believe parking should have been waived as well, or a breakfast voucher given for a nearby restaurant. The Pantai Inn website states parking is complementary for guests, so that should be edited. One other minor detail: room 323 could use some interior paint touch-ups. Overall, we would stay here again for the amazing location.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Room 323 has an amazing ocean view!
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Response from Ryan White, General Manager at Pantai Inn
Responded 4 days ago
Fantastic to hear that you were able to enjoy your birthday weekend with us. While it may not have been communicated at check-in, the parking was free of charge. Thank you for your feedback regarding some updating which we will be getting on top of now that summer has come to a close. We can't wait to host you again soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pantai Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Pantai Inn?
Nearby attractions include La Jolla Cove (0.2 miles), Ellen Browning Scripps Park (0.1 miles), and Children's Pool (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pantai Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, dry cleaning, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Pantai Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Pantai Inn?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pantai Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bobboi Natural Gelato, NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, and Eddie V's Prime Seafood.
Is Pantai Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of La Jolla.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pantai Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pantai Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Pantai Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial (1.8 miles).
Does Pantai Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Pantai Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.