My wife and I visit La Jolla twice a year for medical treatments, and have always used the Best Western Inn By The Sea. We’ve reviewed it positively in the past and continue to think it’s a great value ... for a hotel.
On our most recent visit, involving an extended stay, we chose the Pantai Inn because we wanted more room and a kitchen. WOW, were we impressed! Instead of a reasonably-priced hotel, it’s like staying in a cluster of cozy cottages that make up a homey village.
Everything about the place is warm and friendly. From the guy who meticulously cleans the BBQs to the front office staff, everybody is smiling, friendly, and eager to make guests feel at home. They seem like a family. And, it feels like they know each guest by name.
I’ve visited Bali, Indonesia many times, and the Pantai Inn has captured the gracious, loving spirit of that island’s population. Many of the decor features — from stone sculptures, to wood carvings, to prayer flags — are authentic Balinese.
It always bugs me when hotels charge for every little thing. At Pantai Inn, I was surprised to find a laundry room ... that’s free, including detergent. The free breakfast consists of fresh fruit, premium yoghurt, and fresh-baked pastries, rather than the packaged cereals and “Continental Breakfasts” of most hotels. WiFi coverage is excellent and free. Even the parking is free, which is a huge benefit in the popular beachfront location.
It’s always the details that catch my attention. The little coffee creamers on the breakfast counter are arranged artfully. The “Privacy” doortag is carved wood, not a standard plastic sign. The always-available coffee is a premium blend.
Because this stay is for a month, we economized with a non-ocean-view cottage and were impressed with the value. It didn’t cost much more than a standard hotel room at the Best Western, but it was much, much bigger with a full kitchen, separate bedroom, and dining/living room. Plus, the location is superb, right beside the oceanfront park and cove.
We cannot recommend Pantai Inn highly enough on every single count.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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