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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)
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
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
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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d-for-dylan wrote a review Jan 13
Berkeley, California1 contribution
The hotel is located in a very nice area and is just across the street from the beach. The front desk employees were very accommodating. The Studio Ocean View was very lovely and clean. I would love to go back one day.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Ryan White, General Manager at Pantai Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings d-for-dylan, Thank you for staying at the Pantai Inn. I appreciate you recognizing the amazing team that we have and will share your feedback with them. The Studio Ocean view are the perfect room for a quick getaway with an amazing view. They are also one of the room types that you can wake up in bed with a view of the Pacific Ocean. We would love to welcome you back to the Inn very soon! Ryan
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cindycarolinaortiz75 wrote a review Dec 2020
San Diego, California1 contribution
Rooms were very very clean, cleaning crew is amazing. The take care of every detail in the room. Ladies upfront were very very nice. I loved how we were able to park our cars by our room. Very peaceful .
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Ryan White, General Manager at Pantai Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings cindycarolinaortiz75, Thank you for visiting the Pantai Inn and taking the time to leave a stellar review. Also thank you for acknowledging the amazing team we have. Cleanliness is our top priority at the moment and we are thrilled you noticed the efforts of our hard work. The Pacific Ocean can not be beat for a time and place to get away and refocus life during this stressful time. Thank you, Ryan
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dghardy760 wrote a review Nov 2020
San Diego6 contributions2 helpful votes
Front desk manager was very accommodating and the view was amazing. The room linens were very soft and I the rooms are very well decorated. But the fire pit really was my favorite area to hangout while it’s got great running areas nearby on the ocean.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Ryan White, General Manager at Pantai Inn
Responded Nov 27, 2020
Greetings dghardy760, Thank you for staying at the Pantai Inn and taking the time to leave such a great review. The local trails and wildlife are an amazing way to get back in touch with what truly matters. Thank you for acknowledging the staff as our location draws people in, but our customer service is what keeps guests coming back. Thank you, Ryan
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Jgrammatic wrote a review Oct 2020
Rolling Hills Estates, California44 contributions53 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
9 Helpful votes
Response from Ryan White, General Manager at Pantai Inn
Responded Oct 30, 2020
Greetings Jgrammatic, I would like to apologies for the less than perfect stay your experienced back in August. Thank you for recognizing the efforts of the Front Desk team. It seems as if it were not for the décor you may have enjoyed your stay more. Due to Covid restrictions we were no longer able to provide the buffet breakfast. While we are a part of the Small Luxury Hotel collection, you are correct if you don't reserve a reservation through them it does not earn you points as there are often multiple ways to book and discounts offered through third parties. If you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact me directly. Ryan White
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Chris O wrote a review Oct 2020
10 contributions36 helpful votes
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
4 Helpful votes
Response from Ryan White, General Manager at Pantai Inn
Responded Oct 30, 2020
Greetings chrisoT7530XB, My apologies about the less than 5 star experience during your visit. The smell in the room is unacceptable as we strive to offer a safe and very clean environment especially during this time. I thank you for acknowledging the professionalism of the team and would be happy to see if there is another room type that suites your needs better. I appreciate the feedback and the opportunity to improve the Inn for your future enjoyment. Please feel free to contact me directly about the experience. Ryan
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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, 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.