Best Family Hotels in La Jolla

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    Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
    La Jolla, CA
    $34 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $34 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    The Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa can easily be judged by its cover: The hacienda-style property sits on 10 acres of well-manicured gardens. The hotel's 210 rooms keep up luxury appearances, boasting Turkish cotton linens and Smart TVs as well as private furnished balconies in some. Recent travelers describe this La Jolla hotel as "stunning" and praised the in-house spa for its long list of treatments and additional facilities, such as the Eucalyptus steam room and the outdoor saltwater whirlpool. Mustangs & Burros treats diners to savory Southwestern cuisine, and the Trinitas Cellars Wine Bar makes a great spot for an evening drink. However, the hotel is a 15-mile drive northwest of downtown San Diego, so it may not be the best choice for sightseers.
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    The Lodge at Torrey Pines
    La Jolla, CA
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    If you like hiking, golfing, swimming or sunning, you might be interested in booking a stay at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. You can explore state park to the north and the La Jolla beaches to the south, or you can enjoy the woodsy, rustic ambiance of coastal California from the comfort of the hotel. The guest rooms feature hardwood furnishings, and some overlook the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course. Cozy fireplaces are sprinkled around some guest rooms and hotel common areas. The Lodge features an outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as a fitness center. Visitors loved the unique touches here, including the kilt-wearing doormen and the delicious California cuisine at A.R. Valentien restaurant. Guests will also have access to the spa and the adjacent Torrey Pines Golf Course. The hotel does charge a $35 daily fee plus tax, which covers an array of amenities like property-wide Wi-Fi access, dry sauna and steam room use, weekend yoga classes, morning coffee and balls for use on putting greens.
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    La Valencia Hotel
    La Jolla, CA
    $30 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $30 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Towering atop La Jolla Cove and staring down at the bright blue of the Pacific Ocean, La Valencia Hotel and Spa is all about location. And yet, guests also praise the Mediterranean-style hotel for the cuisine served in its three restaurants – Café La Rue, La Sala and THE MED – and the friendly hotel staff. Known as "The Pink Lady of La Jolla" because of its rosy exterior, this hotel houses uniquely styled guest rooms. No matter which room you end up in, you'll find amenities like plasma TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access, Keurig coffee makers and minibars. For an ocean view, be prepared to shell out a pretty penny. But if you're willing to look out onto La Jolla's little city, you'll save some bucks. I Prefer rewards members can also save by earning perks at this Preferred Hotels and Resorts outpost.
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    Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
    La Jolla, CA
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    The hotel organizes some children's activities and there are children's menus available at the property's restaurants. Family packages are also available that include breakfast for the entire family.
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    Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton
    La Jolla, CA
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    San Diego's trendy, beachfront La Jolla neighborhood is a great setting for a Curio outpost – the branch of the Hilton brand is known for its stylish properties and Hotel La Jolla is no different. This hotel earns high praise for its nature-inspired decor, complete with a beige and brown color palate, wood furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Guest rooms here come with flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and furnished balconies or patios. When you're not enjoying the La Jolla shoreline, take a dip in the hotel's outdoor pool – just be careful when walking around the pool area, as some guests note that the tiles can get pretty slippery. The hotel also boasts a 24-hour fitness center and transportation within a mile of the property. And the on-site restaurant, Cusp, treats diners to savory Mediterranean fare. Members of the Hilton Honors loyalty program can earn or redeem points for choosing to bed down here.
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    Grande Colonial
    La Jolla, CA
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The concierge can assist with booking babysitting services and children's activities.

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