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#3 of 21 hotels in La Jolla
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Value
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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)
Free breakfast
Beach
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Massage
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Value
Harbor View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,958 reviews
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Nestled in a prime spot, Pantai Inn is lauded for its Balinese-themed charm and cozy atmosphere that many guests adore. The ocean views from the private rooms are a highlight, although some reviewers suggest that the rooms could benefit from updates and a more thorough cleaning. While the complimentary breakfast and proximity to the beach and local attractions are popular, opinions on the hotel's value are split due to the breakfast variety and additional charges. Service at Pantai Inn generally receives high marks for its warm and efficient staff.
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Maria-Tucson wrote a review Mar 2024
Tucson, Arizona231 contributions70 helpful votes
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Our little family really appreciated the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful facilities, location, and service at the Pantai Inn! Everything in our room was beautiful and comfortable. Loved the space, the sun room with the fountain outside the windows, the fireplace, the desk, the seating area outside our front door, and the fully equipped kitchen. Bedding was clean and comfortable, mattresses and pillows were just right, and we appreciated the details througout the entire suite. Except for the construction noise currently taking place in the park across the street, and landscaping crews doing their job, room was very quiet and peaceful, and perfect for ocean views and people watching. Parking was right outside the kitchen door, making unloading/loading of our things very convenient. Breakfast is your typical warm continental breakfast, but included fresh fruits and wonderful earthy teas... If you eat in their patio, remember to not leave your food unattended, because the seagulls will steal it away! In the lobby you will find endless supply of fresh drinking water and coffee, bottled water, and sodas, and cookies all included in your room fee. They also had in the lobby nice umbrellas to help you shelter from the rain. Location was not only covenient for walking to the beaches, restaurants, retail and CVS Pharmacy, but it was also safe to walk at night. Staff was so attentive and helpful, and we really appreciated Doris going beyond the call of duty when we missed our breakfast after taking a long walk in the beach in the early morning. Also, Edwin was so kind for taking the time to tell us about the history of the hotel, and helping us during our stay. The only thing we would replace in our room is the glass dining table with a solid table, but that's just a preference, and the cushions of the living room to make them firmer. Thank you Pantain Inn, for helping us collect new wonderful memories for our family! We hope to be back in the not-so-distant future!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: If travel vans or campers happen to park on the street, you will loose the ocean view from the...
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VADogLovers wrote a review Apr 2023
Middletown, Virginia245 contributions167 helpful votes
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The staff at the Pantai Inn are incredibly helpful and accommodating. The ocean views are amazing, and the rooms are very comfortable. The breakfasts are creative and delicious. The outdoor space is comfortable and relaxing. We will stay here again!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Edwin Zaragoza, General Manager at Pantai Inn
Responded Sep 7, 2023
Appreciate your amazing feedback regarding our staff and facilities. Looking forward towards your return with us soon. Thank you again VaDogLovers
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ORTraveler wrote a review Feb 2024
Corvallis, Oregon9 contributions5 helpful votes
An overall good experience with some caveats. The pluses are a fantastic location, near to the beach and to all the restaurants and village attractions. The rooms are fun and unique and definitely have an island vibe. There’s a nice set of outdoor tables, and the free cookies are good. The staff are friendly and seem ready to help. The parking for us was easy and convenient, as we had a smaller car. The caveats. This place is expensive. A lot. Priced, I think, more for the location than the place, itself. The rooms are in no way posh, meaning if luxury is your thing, this will not fit the bill. The bathrooms are small and pretty standard, there are no charger outlets and such, and I had to crawl under the bed to plug in my iPhone for it to be by the bed. When I stay in places that advertise good breakfast, I tend to expect, say, croissants from a local bakery, sweet rolls, fresh granola, quiche, etc—the kinds of things that make guests feel like they’re getting a special meal, with perhaps local offerings. The Pantai is more like a better Hampton Inn—generic scrambled eggs, bread wrapped in cellophane, watery oatmeal, yogurt. There’s no gym or spa. All in all, it was a good stay; it just wasn’t over the top, which is what we were anticipating.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Leah R wrote a review Feb 2024
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This place is amazing. I could hear the waves crashing all night long, without booking an ocean view room (I still had a peek of the ocean anyway). Perfect location near beach and very convenient to village. You can walk everywhere. Excellent customer service and perks makes it a good value too. Would not stay anywhere else.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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cmkeefe wrote a review Feb 2024
San Diego, California7 contributions10 helpful votes
Fantastic, overnight visit with 3 girlfriends at the Pantai Inn in La Jolla. Great price wonderful breakfast included plus free, water, soft drinks, and cookies. The general manager, Edwin and his staff were superior. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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brooklinefamily wrote a review Feb 2024
Brookline, Massachusetts18 contributions15 helpful votes
We had a partial ocean view suite that had much better views than most partial view rooms. There was plenty of room for the three of us with separate space for our son so he could keep his hours and not keep us up. The location is excellent - it's just a short walk to the beach and the sea life and close enough to town to get around and leave your car parked. The beds were very comfortable and it was great to have a full sized fridge and a kitchen. I would definitely stay there again!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Jeremy B wrote a review Feb 2024
Washington DC, District of Columbia137 contributions81 helpful votes
Location is perfect. Very close walk to watch the sea lion moms caring for their pups, tasty restaurants, decent shops, art, and beautiful scenery. The breakfast was very good every day. The rooms were clean. The carpet had some wear but overall a pretty good room. Parking was tight but very close to all of the rooms which was convenient. The rooms are nice, you have a kitchenette area then a separate bedroom area. It is a very short drive to Balboa park, Old Town, etc. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Parking is tight. Use a smaller car if possible.
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Global S wrote a review Dec 2023
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As a travel writer - I've never had a worse experience. The manager was beyond rude, condescending, and unapologetically in violation of several ADA regulations. Room was dirty and whole hotel needed updating. Breakfast was similar to a cheap corporate motel. The plug-in air freshener made the room smell like pinesol and took forever to air out. It could have been a nice place but clearly needs new management and attention to upkeep. Arrived to find construction on the sea wall in front of the hotel and off to the side – not a place to relax for probably another year.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Carlos Ledesma, Sales at Pantai Inn
Responded Dec 23, 2023
Greetings globals457, I apologize that the hotel did not meet your expectations. The Pantai Inn welcomes all guests, including guests with service animals, just as we welcomed you on your first night. The hotel has a responsibility to ensure the safety of all guests and employees, and as such, any time we perceive an imminent danger due to a "service" animal, we will act in a manner that will protect guest and employee safety. The Pantai Inn is a very charming and one-of-a-kind oceanfront 90-year-old building with a full-time maintenance staff that is responsible for a continuing schedule of maintenance and improvements to the building. This ensures that our guests receive the best experience while staying with us. We are also proud of our great team of housekeepers who provide all of our guests with superb customer service. During the holidays, and in the spirit of Christmas, we have set up all of our rooms with air fresheners that have an inviting scent of pine, not pine-sol. We also provide a complimentary breakfast that is second to none and appropriate for guests of all ages, from freshly made warm waffles to our traditional all-American breakfast. Our hotel is nestled in the beautiful cliffs of La Jolla Cove which is rated in the top 10 beaches in the United States. We are very fortunate to have a mayor who is very responsive to the need for infrastructure repairs to sidewalks and adjacent cliffs. Although this may be a small inconvenience for a short few months, we are pleased that shortly, our guests will be able to enjoy a safe 50-foot walk to the amazing beaches of La Jolla Cove. We hope you join us again in a few months when construction to the Cove is completed so that you can experience the breathtaking walk from your room to the cliffs of the amazing La Jolla Cove. Thank you Carlos Ledesma
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Ida C wrote a review Dec 2023
Fontana, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
La jolla Beach front beauty it is! Best staff! Best location! Complete in anything u need from home! So Balinese!! Love it😍🤩..definitely my go to place in LA jolla, San Diego!! Best stay ever! From the Ainleys!!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Edwin Zaragoza, General Manager at Pantai Inn
Responded Dec 5, 2023
Hello Cieloi2017: So amazed to hear that your time with us was fabulous and you felt our Balinese charm here at our lovely Inn. Thank you and we hope to have again soon.
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s f wrote a review Nov 2023
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The location by the beach, seals, park, oceans view and shopping is perfect! It's a very short walk to shops, food and to visit the seals. The complimentary breakfast is an actual breakfast and truly adds to the value. Additionally, they provide complimentary water and cola any time of day or night along with cookies through the day...have to grab the cookies quickly though. The way the rooms are situated gives you the feeling of privacy because most are stacked on top of each other with private entrances rather than a hotel side-by-side arrangement. This style also allows for windows all around. The full Kitchen is great for a long stay. I can appreciate the attempt to modernize the bathroom, but the design of the shower is terrible with no real barrier to keep water from splashing outside the shower and the water pressure is almost non-existent! Additionally, the carpet is old, and I wonder how frequently it is deep cleaned. There is no smell, and it does feel clean, but carpet just traps everything, so it makes you wonder. Paying for parking also sucks and in my opinion is just a money grab.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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$262 - $506 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoLa Jolla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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), Children's Pool (0.2 miles), and Ellen Browning Scripps Park (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pantai Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Pantai Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pantai Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
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, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, and Catania.
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 (1.9 miles) and Bedrock Mortar (metate Stone) (0.4 miles).
Does Pantai Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.