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The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla

7753 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, California 92037
Innkeeper(s): Jessica Wilson
  • Introduction

    A Luxury, San Diego Beach Boutique Hotel, the Bed and Breakfast Inn at La Jolla is an historical gem located in the city of La Joilla, San Diego a block from the Pacific Ocean.  

    Designed as a private residence by master architect Irving Gill in 1913, today this romantic Southern Coast B&B Inn is a landmark and ranks among the finest in historical La Jolla accommodations. 

    As members of theSan Diego ConVis, Cabbi, and voted one of the San Diego's Best B&B's, we pride ourselves in providing the personalized service visitors to this beautiful costal city expect and deserve.

    Our La Jolla Bed and Breakfast, with 13 individually designed guest rooms and two elegant suites, is an excellent representation of all that this beautiful seaside village has to offer both the leisure and business traveler alike. Conveniently close to Stephen Birch Aquarium, Torrey Pines Golf Course, Glider Park, Black's Beach,  Torrey Pines Hiking Reserve over looking the blue Pacific, UCSD, Scripps Hospital and Salk Institute.

    This intimate, luxury San Diego Hotel has an ideal location.  Not only are we are located 1 block from the ocean in the heart of La Jolla Village by the Sea with horizon ocean views from some of the deluxe rooms, but we are also centrally located in San Diego county being equally convenient to both North County San Diego - with its Wine Country, The Del Mar Racetrack, and Safari Wild Animal Park - but also to Downtown San Diego's nightlife, the Zoo, Sea World, Old Town Downtown  / Balboa Park, Coronado Island and Tijuana Mexico - just to name a few- and the other endless attractions and coastal beach activities. 

    For visiting family, friends, or out of town business associates, we are the perfect "Extra Guest Room."



    The Bed and Breakfast Inn at La Jolla is also well situated for "one stop shopping" when it comes to weddings. Intimately tucked in between the La Jolla Presbyterian Church and the La Jolla Woman's Club we provide convenient accommodations for both the wedding party and the honeymoon couple.  

    Only "The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla"  is located in the center of the "Crown" of Southern California - La Jolla - the "Jewel" by the sea. Select "The Bed and Breakfast Inn at La Jolla " the next time you are considering San Diego accommodations.

    All 13 guestrooms and our 2 suites are different in decor, design, location and amenities, so please make your specific needs and requirements known at the time you make your reservation. To enrich your experience, be sure to view our special value enhanced packages and optional indulgences.

    Services:Full Concierge Service and Personal Attention with a "Can Do Attitude"

    We are a Non-Smoking Inn

    Complimentary Inn Amenities

    • 3 Course Complimentary Breakfast available daily  in the dining room family style. Due to small size of our kitchen we can no longer accommodate dietary needs. There is an additional charge to be seated and served in the Inn's garden.
    • Complimentary Sunset Wine Reception Served Daily
    • Parking Limited (compact cars only) First come first served. 
    • Free Local Calls
    • Free WiFi
    • Beach Towels, Chairs and Umbrellas available for your convenience
    • Rain Umbrellas 
    • Mini Refrigerator in Library / Den and Ice Machine in  Annex
    • Eye Mask and Ear Plugs  or White Sound Machine for our sensitive sleepers- Upon Request
    • Toiletries you may have forgotten- Just Ask
    • Clock Radios
    • Parlor Games, Books and Cable Television with Flat Screen DVD Player and DVD Library in the Inn's  Den
    • LapTop Desks or Free Standing Desks / Depends on Room Selected.
    • Early Morning Coffee and Newspaper in Lobby
    • Conceirge Service - Just ask the Innkeeper
    • Central Seasonal Air Conditioning and Heating throughout the Inn
    • Cozy Sitting Areas

    Guest Room Amenities:

    • Fine Cream Sipping Sherry- In Suites Only 
    • Private Baths (Some with combination Shower / Tub, some with Showers only)
    • Luxurious Gilchrist Soames Bath Amenities
    • Fine Linens and Comforters
    • Spa Robes 
    • Slippers- in Suites Only
    • Hair Dryers
    • Data Ports
    • Ironing Boards and Irons
    • Phones and Free local phone calls. 

    In Addition, Some Select Guest Rooms / Suites Offer the following Amenities: Please choose Guest Room based on prefrences. 

    • Mini Refrigerators
    • Cable Television
    • Fireplace
    • Private Patio or Balcony
    • Horizon Views of the Ocean and Glowing Sunsets
    • Garden Views
    • Ideal Location to the Library / Den and Sunny Second Floor Patio
    • Private Entrances off the Garden
    • Claw Foot Tub
    • Bath Salts
    • iPod/ MP3 Dock - Upon Request. 

  • Putting Pleasure Back Into Business...

    The Bed and Breakfast Inn at La Jolla is a ideally located in San Diego County- allowing easy access to San Diego/ La Jolla Medical & Bio Research Facilities, Scripps Medical Facilities, Salk Institute, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla Business Parks and U.C. San Diego. This San Diego County B&B is a leisurely drive from Downtown San Diego, the San Diego Convention Center and San Diego's Lindbergh Field- a 10 minute drive in the early morning or evening. Experience the quality dining and cultured atmosphere of a cosmopolitan city without the noise, confusion and hype.

    The Inn provides an intimate and personalized atmosphere for conducting business as well as relaxing at the end of a busy day. A block from the Pacific Ocean and the village, the Inn is within walking distance to it all.
    In the Mood for Business...         

    • Special Corporate Nightly Rate: Sign up for a Corporate Account - Corporate rates subject to change. Does not apply to Holidays, Special Events and weekends with their minimum stay requirements.
    • Run of the House: Select any one of our Deluxe Queen, Luxury Queens - Mid-Week Only, Sunday through Wednesday.  Single Occupancy only.
    • All amenities required should be specified at the time reservation is made.
    • Corporate Cancellation Policy: 72-hour cancellation for a full refund less $75.00 processing fee per room.

    Complimentary Breakfast- 48 Hour Advance Notice for  Complimentary Box Breakfast available by 7:30A.M. for those who must be on the road to early business appointments and unable to join us for our regular 3 course breakfast in the dining room at the assigned seating. 

    Complimentary Late Afternoon Reception

    Complimentary Fresh Fruit, Beverages and Sweets available through out the day. 

    • Cable T.V. / DVD and free DVD's in some select rooms.
    • Free Local Calls
    • Free WiFi 
    • Free Limited Parking.


    • Morning Newspaper in the Lobby.
    • Toiletries- Should you forget to pack them- Just Ask!
    • Luxurious Bath Amenities and Robes 
    • Full Concierge Services.
    • Note: A hot tub is not an amenity of the Inn at this time.

    What We Can Arrange for Your Corporate Retreats:

    • Accommodations for small business meetings or retreats- on premises or in meeting facilities adjacent to the Inn
    • Catered Lunches for small groups with 48hr. notice (Call Toll Free for Details: 1-888-988-8481) Additional Charge
    • Secretarial Services, i.e.: Fax and Copy Services. Additional Charge
    • Valet Service with Complementary Pick up and Delivery
    • Airport Pick Up arranged at time of reservation. Additional Charge
    • Healing and rejuvenating massage therapies available at local day spas. Additional Charge

    In the Mood for Fun...         

    • Pacific Ocean just one block from the Inn.
    • Golf at the famous Torrey Pines Golf Club. Tee times can be arranged.
    • Fabulous dining, art galleries, shops and the Museum of Contemporary Art- within walking distance from Inn.
    • Water Sports and attractions.

    Corporate Reservation Policies:

    • Must have Valid Cell Phone Number and Credit Card on file.
    • Check in time is 3:00-7:00PM. If later than 7PM call ASAP or before 7:30PM (PT) for late arrival instructions and arrangements can be made. Front Desk Closes Promptly at 7:50PM (PT).
    • Non-Smoking Inn.

    CALL To Sign Up For a Corporate Account!

  • Things To Do

    Best Bed and Breakfast/Inn location for walking to shops and restaurants"-Arrington's Bed and Breakfast Journal

    Whether snorkeling in the marine rich waters of Cove Beach in La Jolla, exploring the miles of fine beach along San Diego's Southern Coast, or bonding with family and friends while enjoying the antics of "Shamu"at SeaWorld or "Cheetah Run" at the Wild Animal Park, the choices are endless!"The Bed and Breakfast Inn at La Jolla,"in La Jolla, San Diego, California, is only a block from the Pacific Ocean centrally located in San Diego County, allowing easy access to all the major San Diego attractions, such as the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Little Italy, and the beautiful Embarcadero in Downtown San Diego and U.C. San Diego. Come be our guest and experience the best that Southern California has to offer.

    San Diego Zoo
    Park Blvd. & Zoo Pl., San Diego, CA 92112-0551
    800-628-3066 (Toll Free)
    4,000 rare and endangered birds, mammals, reptiles; 6,500 varieties of exotic plants. Features Ituri Forest, Giant Pandas, Polar Bear Plunge.

    San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park
    15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido, CA 92027-9614
    619-718-3000 (Phone)
    A 2,200-acre exotic animal and botanical reserve dedicated to the preservation and protection of endangered species. Some great Special tours and rides include "Cheetah Run" which allows you to have breakfast with a Cheetah and get up close to watch the fastest animal on land. The park also runs "Free Flight" which is the longest zip-line ride in the United States. These are just a few of the many special moments this park has to offer. However, reservations and a fee are required for these special experiences. Visit the San Diego Wild Animal Park's website for more info., pricing, reservations, and hours.

    SeaWorld San Diego
    I-5, exit SeaWorld Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
    800-SEAWORLD (Toll Free)
    189-acre marine life park featuring Shamu ® the killer whale, new attractions, shows, marine habitats, aquariums.

    Birch Aquarium at Scripps
    2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92093-0207
    858-534-FISH (3474) (Phone)
    Public education center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. More than 3,000 fish and oceanographic museum. Spectacular view.

    Del Mar Fairgrounds/Racetrack.
    2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. , Del Mar, CA 92014
    858-755-1161 (Phone)
    Full service event facility, over 40 indoor and outdoor venues for 10 to 10,000. Exhibit space 188,000 square feet.

    Balboa Park
    1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
    619-239-0512 (Phone)
    Old world charm in the beautiful and exciting park full of all the major museums and IMAX Theater. Great restaurants and to take a stroll.

    Seaport Village
    817 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
    619-239-3800 (Phone)
    Stroll and shop along the San Diego Bay in the heart of Downtown San Diego. Watch the sailboats and other ships that are docked in the Port of San Diego.

    Water Sport Rentals

    Hike, Bike, Kayak Sports
    2246 Avenida De La Playa , La Jolla, CA 92037
    Rent kayaks to tour the cove at your leisure. Or take one of their guided kayak tours.

    San Diego Jet Ski Rental
    1636 Grand Avenue , San Diego, CA 92109
    Jet ski and boat rentals as well as wave runners, even scooters. All done right in the San Diego Harbor located downtown.

    La Jolla Kayak Rental
    2222 Avenida De La Playa , La Jolla, CA 92037
    Kayak tours of the 7 caves in La Jolla, snorkeling tours and rentals as well. Best to make advance reservations.

    La Jolla Kayak
    2199 Avenida De La Playa , La Jolla, CA 92037
    Rent just kayak or snorkeling equipment or sign up for one of their guided tours of the underwater sites of the La Jolla Cove.


    All About San Diego
    4203 Genesee #103-297, San Diego, CA 92117
    800-560-6599 (Toll Free)
    Custom-designed tours for meetings and spouse programs. Groups, theme parties, meet/greet, transportation, step-on guide services.

    DayTripper Tours
    3585 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116
    800-679-8747 (Toll Free)
    Motorcoach tour company specializing in one-day and multiple-day excursions from San Diego to Southern California, Southwest, Baja Mexico and beyond.

    Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego, Inc.
    2115 Kurtz St., San Diego, CA 92110
    800-868-7482 (Toll Free)
    Narrated, sightseeing tour features the highlights of San Diego and Coronado. Inexpensive and comprehensive. On-and-off boarding privileges.

    San Diego Harbor Excursion (Whale Watching)
    1050 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
    800-442-7847 (Toll Free)
    Harbor tours, nightly dinner dance cruises, private charters, special event/holiday cruises, ferry to Coronado, winter whale watching, water taxi.

    San Diego Professional Tour Guide Association
    P.O. Box 3651, San Diego, CA 92163
    619-685-5159 (Phone)
    A nonprofit professional membership comprised of tour guides/travel directors with local and regional expertise. Multilingual and Certified Step-on guides available.

    San Diego Scenic Tours, inc.
    2255 Garnet Ave. Suite 3, San Diego, CA 92109
    858-272-8687 (Phone)
    Specializing in convention transportation, San Diego and Tijuana tours, airport transfers, shuttles, golf and dinner transfers. 14-51 passenger buses.

    SoCal Helicopters
    3753 John J. Montgomery Dr., Hanger 7, San Diego, CA 92123
    800-965-1966 (Toll Free)
    Scenic tours seven days a week, charters, aerial race support, aerial survey, aerial photography and film.

    Wine Tours & Wineries

    Temecula Wine Tours
    1852 Grand Avenue, San Diego, CA 92019
    858-270-5466 (Phone)
    Fun tour guides and limo buses that will take you from San Diego to Temecula and back if you don't want to drive yourself or if your if you are going with a group.

    Wilson Creek Winery
    35960 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA 92591
    951-699-WINE (9463)
    Tasting room open seven days a week from 10am - 5pm. Dine at the restaurant or stroll the lovely grounds to picnic at with a great bottle of their wine .

    Local Artists

    Harpist & Pianist : Amy Lynn Kanner
    858-492-8648 (Phone)
    Local Harpist and Pianist who is available to play for weddings and special events in La Jolla and San Diego County. Email is


    Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla
    700 Prospect, La Jolla, CA 92037
    858-454-3541 (Phone)
    Two locations with an international reputation for its permanent collection, highly acclaimed, varied schedule of thought-provoking exhibitions, lectures and performances.

    La Jolla Historical Society
    7846 Eads Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037
    858-459-5335 (Phone)
    Small museum located in the heart of the Village of La Jolla. Explore the early beginnings of this "Jewel by the Sea".

    Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego Downtown
    1100-1001 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
    858-454-3541 (Phone)
    The Downtown location of this highly acclaimed museum. It boasts a varied schedule of thought-provoking exhibitions, lectures and performances.

    Mingei International Museum
    1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
    619-239-0003 (Phone)
    Art of the people is the translation for the name of this museum featuring art of the people from all over the world. Please watch the video below to see what this amazing museum has to offer.

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
    619-238-7559 (Phone)
    Quadrupled in size, the newly expanded museum features photography and film programs, ranging from classic to contemporary art.

    Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
    1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
    619-238-1233 (Phone)
    Open daily 9:30am, IMAX(R) Dome Theater, featuring films and planetarium shows. More than 100 interactive science exhibits. Deep Sea simulator ride.

    San Diego Aerospace Museum
    2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
    619-234-8291 (Phone)
    More than 80 air and space crafts are on display. Tours of the restoration area available on request for additional fee.

    San Diego Automotive Museum
    2080 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
    619-231-AUTO (Phone)
    Museum displaying more than 80 exciting and unusual cars and motorcycles. Special exhibitions, museum store and more.

    San Diego Historical Society
    The Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
    619-232-6203 (Phone)
    Features changing exhibits interpreting San Diego's regional history. Hours: Tues.-Sun.,10am-4:30pm. Admission: $5 adults, $2 6-17, under 5 free.

    San Diego Museum of Art
    1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
    619-232-7931 (Phone)
    Collections include Renaissance and Baroque paintings, American art, 19th-century European paintings, Asian art treasures and 20th-century paintings/sculptures.

    San Diego Museum of Man
    1350 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
    619-239-2001 (Phone)
    Anthropological museum located in Balboa Park's historic California Tower. Permanent and changing exhibits explore the culture of mankind.

    San Diego Natural History Museum
    1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
    619-255-0182 (Phone)
    A flagship museum in Balboa Park focusing on the natural wonders of Baja and Southern California. Excellent venue for private special events.

    Maritime Museum of San Diego
    1492 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
    619-234-9153 (Phone)
    Historic fleet: the oldest active sailing ship Star of India, ferryboat Berkeley, steam yacht Medea, 1914 Pilot boat, schooner Californian.

    Music & Opera

    La Jolla Music Society
    7946 Ivanhoe Ave. Suite 309, La Jolla, CA 92037
    858-459-3728 (Phone)
    A San Diego premier classical music presenter, showcasing visiting orchestras, soloists and ensembles in five series. SummerFest La Jolla, in August.

    Mainly Mozart
    2802 Juan St. Suite 29, San Diego, CA 92110
    619-239-0100 (Phone)
    All-star orchestra with top U.S. players during annual June festival and year-round chamber music concerts.

    San Diego Symphony Orchestra
    1245 Seventh Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
    619-235-0804 Box Of (Phone)
    World-class symphonic music presented year round. Featuring classical masterworks, interactive performances, outdoor summer pops, family festivals and community concerts.

    San Diego Civic Theatre
    1100 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
    619-615-4000 (Phone)
    Premiere venue for productions, presentations of San Diego Opera, California Ballet, La Jolla Music Society and Broadway/San Diego.

    Starlight Theatre
    Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
    The Starlight Theatre (San Diego Civic Light Opera Association) is one of the oldest continuously producing musical theater companies in the United States.


    La Jolla Playhouse
    P.O. Box 12039, La Jolla, CA 92039
    858-550-1070 (Phone)
    This Tony Award-winning San Diego theater presents musicals, comedies, world premieres and classics. Located on UCSD campus, La Jolla.

    San Diego Civic Theatre
    1100 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
    619-615-4000 (Phone)
    Premiere venue for productions, presentations of San Diego Opera, California Ballet, La Jolla Music Society and Broadway/San Diego.

    Old Globe Theatre
    1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
    619-23-GLOBE or 619-234-5623(Phone)
    Premiere venue for theater, Shakespeare Festival and contemporary theater as well.

    Fine Dining

    George's at The Cove
    1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
    858-454-4244 (Phone)
    Excellent Dining while having one of the best views in all of La Jolla. Fresh Seafood and a wide variety.

    Crab Catcher
    1298 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
    858-454-9587 (Phone)
    Located by the cove enjoy the Fresh Seafood followed by a relaxing stroll by the cove.

    Trattoria Acqua
    1298 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
    858-454-0709 (Phone)
    Excellent Dining with breathtaking views of the cove in La Jolla. Fine Dining at its best.

    The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla Restaurant
    1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
    858-454-9616 (Phone)
    Excellent Steaks and wide variety of Mediterranean inspired foods.

    Roppongi Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    875 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
    858-551-5252 (Phone)

    The Cottage
    7702 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037
    858-454-8409 (Phone)
    One of our personal longtime favorites ! Excellent Lunch menu and during the Summer they stay open for dinner. Reservations recommended on the weekends.

    Sammy's Woodfire Pizza
    702 Pearl Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
    858-456-5222 (Phone)
    Great thin crust pizzas! Also a wide variety of salads. Outdoor and indoor seating. Casual Dining.


    Horton Plaza
    324 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
    619-239-8180 (Phone)
    Shopping Center right in the heart of Downtown San Diego, houses a wide array of shops and restaurants.