What a treat to stay right on the ocean in La Jolla, for a great value, within steps to ocean front action and activities that were family friendly, and for recreation enthusiasts. Having gone to school at San Diego State, I was looking for an relaxed alternative to Pacific Beach and the high density of the whole Mission Beach area, yet close to the attractions of North County and the Mission Bay area. Plus, I wanted to enjoy the proximity of hanging out in La Jolla if I wanted to. I was at the USA Triathlon Coaching conference and didn't want to stay off the beach at a convention hotel, so this was it! The experience of getting up early in the morning, walking out on my balcony and seeing how big the surf was to grab my board and head out was priceless! Plus, waking up to a civil group of people just simply enjoying walking along the beach, getting their wetsuits on to dive, heading out for a kayak experience or paddle boarding was perfect for me. Also, since they are right on the ocean you can have breakfast while the waves are breaking in front of you. Just enough security to allow you in and out access if you forget your sun tan lotion, it took me all of 2 minutes to run back to my room to get something. Overall this is a gem in La Jolla that borders Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the surrounding people and homes are easily those with which I felt comfortable - while jogging or just walking the beach. We had a 2nd floor room facing north - highly recommended if you want the value of being on the beach but not ocean front.
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