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Scripps Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 La Jolla B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great spot - Staff helpful”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We spent the day in La Jolla in August, and looked for a place to stay at the end of the day. We stopped here, fell in love with the prime location and quiet quantness of the inn. It was unseasonably hot and humid, 95 degrees and not falling in temps much at night. We had to find someplace that offered air conditioning for my mother, and the hotel manager, Elaine Akeroyd, was extremely gracious and helpful in locating a differant hotel in the area that had the ammenties we needed. I was soo impressed how she went above and beyond to make us happy, even though we weren't guests of the inn. Would have loved to stay, but "mother knows best"!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Newport Coast, CA
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Excellent views of the Pacific Ocean and Excellent service make this place stand out.

The rooms themselves are not exactly 5 star however, you could care less since EVERY ROOM has an Ocean view! It's hard to complain when you open the door to leave your hotel room and you see the ocean. This place is oceanfront and you can hear the waves crashing all night long. The bathroom was small, but it will suit your needs. Unfortunately, the bathtub faucet was leaky and broken. It caused more water to leak out of the faucet and only partial water to come out of the shower head. However, overall the rooms are large and furnished in a cool beach theme.

Breakfast was continental with juices, muffins, croissants and such. There's a Keurig for you to brew your morning cup of coffee. I highly recommend taking your coffee and morning pastry and sitting on a bench to take in the view. It's a no frills type breakfast, but it's really enjoyable.

The location is amazing and you're really close to a ton of nice restaurants and shops. I highly recommend checkin into the Scripps Inn.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Riverside, California
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50 reviews
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

We had the Jr. Suite on the ground floor, mere steps away from the beautiful ocean. The room was spacious and comfy - not over the top. Oh, and we had a wood burning firplace! We are a family of four and they had prepared a roll away bed for my teenager and my daughter slept with us. It was perfectly cozy. It was a gorgeous little stay. The breakfast was continental style. The comfy room and the location made this a perfect getaway.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Austin, Texas
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102 reviews
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

We stayed here in August and it was very nice. We had a 2 bedroom suite (room 8) that had a great ocean view from the front deck. The sunsets were amazing and we saw crowds come to the beach just in front to see the sunset. It was much better to view from our deck above!

The only small downside is that there is NO AC. The room was very stuffy, although the good news is that all rooms have wonderful ceiling fans that kept us cool all night. They also provided a box fan to help.

The breakfast was fantastic. Really good fresh baked pastries as well as a selection of tea and juice (coffee too). We were able to walk everywhere in La Jolla and the staff was very helpful for any needs.

Definitely a nice stay on the beach. We thought we would use the kitchen, but we never did.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Carlisle, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2012

We stayed at the Scripps Inn with our children while on a family vacation up the coast of California. We were not disappointed! The view from the hotel is amazing and the room was updated without being sterile, charming without being dumpy. Maid service was impeccable and the hotel has clearly been maintained by a loving owner. Every morning, we'd go to the main office (a tiny little room with a Dutch door) for breakfast--fresh coffee/tea, homemade muffins, croissants, pastries, yogurt and homemade granola. Most other guests were couples and we felt that we had to 'tone down' our children a little, but the overall feel was laid back and welcoming. The inn is within walking distance to restaurants, shops, great walking paths along the beach. The only downside was that there was no pool in July in San Diego (the ocean was very very cold and surf was dangerously rough). Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone!

Room Tip: Request 2nd floor & ocean view!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

We were blown away with the amazing view right away. We booked through a 3rd party and had some reservation difficulties upon check in. The staff could not possibly have been nicer or more accommodating. Seriously, the nicest staff I have I have ever come across. Ever. The manager Elaine is an absolute pleasure to deal with. The rooms are beautiful, spacious, and perfectly clean. I signed up for trip advisor simply as a thank you to this amazing place. A+. 100% recommend.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Morongo Valley, California
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

This is a really nice small hotel right on the berach in La Jolla. Rooms are very well appointed. The room we stay in with the King bed has a good view of the Ocean and it looks loike most rooms have a view. We wait oft hte special rates as it is a little pricy for us but we have gotten this room for inder 200.00 a night.

Room Tip: Get on their E-mailing list. They always have specials running
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Scripps Inn
Address: 555 Coast Blvd S, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4641
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scripps Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled along the shores of Southern California's pristine beaches, Scripps Inn is a charming 14 room inn that offers up one of La Jolla's best kept secrets. A favorite hideaway for both relaxation and romance, we provide stunning ocean views, gentle sea breezes and the relaxing sounds of the rolling surf. ... more   less 
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