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1003 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4127
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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)
Breakfast available
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Wine / champagne
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
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Getbusyliving wrote a review Apr 2022
Great Falls, Virginia227 contributions145 helpful votes
Can’t get much better of a location in La Jolla. If you have a view of the water it will be great. This Inn has so much potential but, sadly, has been neglected and is not being run very well today. There is clearly a need for repairs and updates around the property. We had the largest suite on property and it was average but has the potential to be spectacular. We received no housekeeping, nor notice that we wouldn’t, during our entire stay. When we asked if they had breakfast in the morning the front desk response was “sometimes”. Parking is extremely limited and tight, something to be aware of. I can’t say you will go wrong with this Inn given it’s location but beware that it’s in need of TLC and support staff.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
2 Helpful votes
ALFreundl wrote a review Apr 2022
Ann Arbor, Michigan64 contributions56 helpful votes
Very helpful and accommodating staff! We had a better-than-expected view and a very large unit with a full kitchen. Great location and walking distance to everything you could want…..shops, restaurants, the beach (seals!). Tip: call ahead to see if early check in is available and parking may be a little tight, but it all will work out. Very quiet for sleeping and our only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer! Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
1 Helpful vote
Karole D wrote a review Mar 2022
24 contributions
This was our 5th time staying at the Pantai Inn. The last time we stayed was in Feb 2020 right before COVID squashed travelling. Since then the hotel has come under new management. No longer serving breakfast and no housekeeping. We stayed in room 204 which was our least favorite of the rooms we have stayed in. I can't blame that on them, it was all that was available when we booked. The bathroom, kitchen and bedroom are small and hard to navigate. The view is minimal and there is no balcony. Just know this rooms limitations if you book 204. The staff is nice and they do your laundry for free, just know it will be washed and dryed but not folded so you want to be available when it's delivered so you can fold it before it gets wrinkled, Not a complaint, we were very grateful to have our laundry done after 6 days of travelling. I love La Jolla and have always enjoyed staying at the Pantai Inn and I'm hoping to stay there again, albeit in a different room and after they resume some of the amenities they used to provide under the previous owners
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Date of stay: March 2022
Room Tip: do not stay in room 204
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Mell P wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
I stayed at this property for my birthday weekend celebration. From my very first contact with this property, the customer service I received was exceptional! I made a couple phone calls prior to arrival and each interaction was equally pleasant and accommodating. I received thorough information and all the relevant details to make the check-in and stay a seamless process. Edwin Z, the General Manager, was extremely helpful in providing excellent recommendations for activities that made my birthday celebration a complete success! From extra linens, to dining recommendations, the staff was always willing to fill our requests and provide helpful information. The property is in a perfect location and was clean and well kept. It made me feel like I was on an island getaway. The room was very spacious and the kitchenette was convenient for snacks and refreshments. I especially liked the nice touch of the bath robes. The balcony provided a perfect vista for the stunning evening sunsets across the horizon. Shopping, services and restaurants are all close by. Walking along the boardwalk to the sounds of the waves was the perfect relaxation I was hoping to find. Thank you, Pantai Inn, for an awesome stay!
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Date of stay: March 2022
Toby M wrote a review Mar 2022
8 contributions1 helpful vote
A great place to stay to end a busy week. The staff was great as was the room. We acted on the staff recommendations to eat at The Cottage for breakfast and Puesto for dinner. Both were excellent recommendations. An afternoon in the sunshine laying on provided beach towels was exactly what we needed. Checking in early wa not a problem and the open lobby was a great place to hang out.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
1 Helpful vote
mwhendley wrote a review Mar 2022
Upper Marlboro, Maryland2 contributions
The Staff was pleasant and the outdoor sitting area was relaxing. Sleeping was not possible one night as the doors rattled from the wind. While the view was beautiful from the studio , there was barely room enough to move about. Beware, the final bill was never sent as stated and when it was requested, it did not match what was charged on the credit card. The manager was most unhelpful in resolving this issue,
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Julie P wrote a review Feb 2022
San Mateo, California48 contributions45 helpful votes
This was our very first trip to La Jol!a and we found Pantai Inn through internet searches. We can't believe how lucky we are to have found such an amazing place for our first time here! The location is
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Tigger H wrote a review Feb 2022
San Diego, California196 contributions20 helpful votes
This is a charming older boutique hotel. It is directly across the street from the cove and beach access. The hotel is clean and well kept. The staff were friendly and helpful. This is a charming older boutique hotel. It is directly across the street from the cove and beach access. The hotel is clean and well kept. The staff were friendly and helpful. We stayed in room 321, a one bedroom, which is building across from the lobby. The room had an ocean view. There was a small balcony with terrific view of the ocean and the park across the street. The room itself was spacious with a kitchenette and living area. The bedroom had a queen bed and large closet. The bed was comfortable and linens were were clean. The bathroom was a bit small for us. There were plenty of towels.The kitchenette had a mini refrigerator, two burner cooktop, microwave, mini Keurig, and small sink. It was equipped with dishes, couple of pots/pans, and utensils. Everything in the room was working correctly.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Third floor rooms facing ocean are nice. There is no dining on site, complimentary water and...
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Cara wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Adorable hotel in a great location, right on the water in La Jolla cove. My husband and I were able to walk all over town. The staff was super helpful and responsive as well. Would definitely come back!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
1 Helpful vote
Response from Victoria Ledesma, Guest Services / Front Office at Pantai Inn
Responded Jan 2, 2022
Caratravels3, Thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. We hope to see you soon.
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L W wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution
Edwin (General Manager) orchestrated a wonderful romance package for honeymooners! He was so efficient, professional and personable - a joy to work with! Thanks for making their stay even more special!!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
$309 - $477 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoLa Jolla
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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, kids activities, and dry cleaning.
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 breakfast 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 NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar.
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) and Bedrock Mortar (metate Stone) (0.5 miles).
Does Pantai Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.