Upgrade to an ocean view on the fifth floor for the best experience at this standard motel in the heart of the village. It's not fancy or stylish, but offers excellent room rates within walking distance of the coastline and La Jolla's great restaurants and shops. Rooms are several steps above a basic motel style, but this isn't a fancy resort. Still, the decor is pleasant enough, with bright blue carpeting, decent mattresses with lightweight beige bedspreads, small tables and dressers, coffeemakers, and shower/tub combos with vanity sink outside the bathroom. They all also have balconies--a nice touch. Breakfast including cereals, scrambled eggs, and muffins is served each morning, and refrigerators are available on request. Business travelers take note: the Wi-Fi is not always dependable. Ask which rooms have the best reception. If you're on a strict budget and are more interested in exploring than hanging out at a resort, this place is perfect.
- Frommer's Staff