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This Spring Take a Break at the Shores

If your dream Spring Break is a vacation at the beach that's also full of family-friendly activities, then La Jolla Shores Hotel is your destination!
La Jolla Shores Hotel is a beachfront hotel nestled in sunny San Diego, home to some of the best family-friendly attractions, fun filled activities, and of course, endless beaches.
Our prime location brings the beach just steps from your hotel room with the added convenience of hotel amenities and a friendly staff to take care of everything your family needs. This Spring, we welcome you to take a break at the beach getaway your whole family will love!
  • A family of four playing on the beach as the sun sets
    "Our family of five vacationed here for Spring Break this year and I am SO very happy I stumbled upon this place while searching for hotels...LOVED everything about this hotel, beach was beautiful, service was incredible, accommodations were perfect for our family, very clean, parking underneath hotel and we felt very safe." - Christine
  • You Never Have to Leave La Jolla Shores Hotel

    Our hotel and surroundings provide everything you need for a relaxing and fun filled stay - from family-friendly accommodations to fun for the whole family activities and dining options that’ll satisfy everyone!
  • Rooms

    La Jolla Shores Hotel beachfront room with two queen beds, overlooking the ocean
    La Jolla Shores Hotel coastal view room with kitchenette
    La Jolla Shores Hotel beachfront deluxe room living room, overlooking the ocean
  • Our laid-back, California beach infused rooms make it easy to unwind with Wi-Fi, mini refrigerator, air conditioning, flat screen TV with over 50 channels, including HBO, coffeemaker with Starbucks coffee and tea, and so much more!
    Your kids can enjoy a movie night with our movies on-demand, while you take your relaxation even further with one of our in-room amenities, like a rejuvenating massage.
  • Beach & Pool

  • La Jolla Shores Hotel complimentary beach chairs and umbrella set up at the beach
    "We booked here because of its location right ON the beach and would definitely stay again. Very friendly service from every person we encountered. Towel and chair service out on the beach rocked! We felt very welcomed." - Michelle
  • Your stay with us guarantees that you have direct access to the beach, just steps from your hotel room. Once there our friendly staff is waiting to set up all the beach chairs, umbrellas and towels for you! All you have to do is grab your spot on the beach and enjoy the warm San Diego sun with your little ones!
    We also have an outdoor heated pool for a refreshing swim and jacuzzi for unwinding during the evening. All in a tropical setting, surrounded by lush plants and the fresh ocean breeze, making relaxing easy.
  • Dining

    Tables set up at the La Jolla Shores restaurant overlooking the beach
    Overhead view of a variety of plated foods at La Jolla Shores restaurant
    The Marine Room during sunset
  • Our two oceanfront dining options set the scene for the night of your choosing.
    For a more casual dining option, The Shores Restaurant offers a handcrafted menu that takes advantage of Southern California's year-round fresh produce with the culinary craftsmanship of Chef de Cuisine. Not to mention the finger lickin' good kids meals for diners ages 10 and under.
    The Marine Room is the perfect spot to enjoy an intimate date night away (check with the front desk for our recommended qualified babysitting service) OR to treat your kids to a taste of the good life . Take in the seaside panorama and inspired cuisine, from fresh seafood to seasonal dishes, created by the award winning Chef de Cuisine Mike Minor with a variety of meals perfect for everyone's palates.
  • Sand castles at La Jolla Shores beach
    "We love coming here for the ocean views, the gorgeous beach, seaside sounds, laid-back vibe and great location. The rooms are spacious and clean, the staff friendly and the location cannot be beat...This is a great spot for families!" - Mercedes B.
  • Location is Everything

    If you decide you’d like to venture outside of our hotel, there are many nearby activities and attractions for you to choose from.
  • Two kids swinging on the swing set at Kellogg Park nearby La Jolla Shores Hotel
    Kayakers paddling through the La Jolla Sea Caves
    Two adults carrying shopping bags at an outdoor mall in San Diego
  • Activities that are walking distance

    The following activities are no more than five minutes away on foot, making them the perfect adventure for kids!
    • Kellogg Park
      Just a short walk across the street  and you'll find picnic benches, a playground, and plenty of grassy area for your little ones to run and play. This family-friendly beachfront park is perfect for playtime and a sunset picnic! 
    • Water Sport Activities
      In La Jolla, there are many opportunities for an  ocean adventure for any age explorer! Several nearby shops offer lessons, rentals, and tours that allow you to discover the beautiful coast by bike, kayak, snorkel, surf or stand-up paddle board. We recommend taking your family on a kayak adventure to the La Jolla Sea Caves, where along the way you could see sea lions, Garibaldi fish, and maybe dolphins! Tours and rentals are just a two minute walk down the street.
    • Shops
      The whole family will love browsing nearby stores that offer local San Diego attire, beach toys and games, and water gear. Buy special gifts for your friends and family or treat your kids to a La Jolla souvenir.
      Or if you've managed some alone time, La Jolla is home to many upscale shops that offer premier retail therapy!
    • Restaurants
      In addition to our two oceanfront dining options, The Shores Restaurant and The Marine Room, there are a few other restaurants in walking distance. From sushi to burgers to Italian food, every craving for your family can be satisfied at nearby local favorites! Our front desk is happy to make recommendations for your family to find just the right spot.
  • Kids looking at marine life swim around in an exhibit at Birch Aquarium
    A panda resting at the San Diego Zoo
    The USS Midway in San Diego
  • Activities less than 30 minutes away

    La Jolla Shores Hotel is surrounded by many of San Diego's famous attractions your whole family will love! Our staff is happy to offer directions or arrange a free shuttle service for you.
    • Birch Aquarium at Scripps
      Explore the ocean up close by visiting the Birch Aquarium, home to more than 5,000 fish! Just a five minute drive from La Jolla Shores Hotel, your children are in for an adventure that brings them up close to colorful marine life and allow them to interact with hands on activities.
    • The Cave Store
      The only way to access the Sunny Jim Sea Cave by land! For a small fee, you will have access to descend down the beautiful man made tunnel and explore one of La Jolla's Seven Sea Caves. A short five minute drive will bring you to one of the must see sights in Southern California!
    • SeaWorld
      Explore marine life, enjoy thrilling rides and see spectacular shows with your family! Drive 15 minutes south and get up close to playful penguins, feed sea lions, and learn about unique marine creatures that roam the ocean.
    • Balboa Park and Museums
      An 18 minute drive will bring you to Balboa Park where you can visit 17 different museums and cultural institutions, enjoy exciting attractions and be entertained at the performing arts venues. Some family favorites at Balboa Park are the San Diego Model RailRoad Museum (SDMRM), San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT) and the Fleet Science Center. SDMRM features 27,000 square feet of trains, trestles and tracks, and both indoor and outdoor exhibits for all ages. The Nat offers a variety of exhibitions that showcases the natural history of Southern California, from past to present. The Fleet Science Center allows your kids to explore the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At Balboa Park, you'll find something for every age!
    • San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park
      The 100 acre zoo is home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals and 700,000 exotic plants. Plan for a day filled with up close views of animals and plants, entertainment and learning! 
    • Children's Museum
      Located in Downtown San Diego, The New Children's Museum empowers children to use their imagination, creativity and critical thinking through engaging experiences and contemporary art. From interactive art installations to hands on art studios, your kids won't want to leave!
    • Maritime Museum
      Home to the world's finest collections of historic ships, including the world's oldest active ship Star of India. From ship exhibits to on the water adventures, the Maritime Museum offers activities for every age.
    • USS Midway Museum
      A short walk from the Maritime Museum, hop on board the USS Midway and see what it's like to be onboard an aircraft carrier. With more than 60 exhibits, 29 restored aircrafts and two flight simulators, your trip to this famous attraction is sure to be an educational and entertaining experience.
    Our friendly staff will take care of you, from the moment you arrive until the last goodbye. We will make suggestions for your family on what to do in San Diego and help you plan activities and transportation. We welcome you to our beachfront hotel for your family's Spring Break vacation!