Sands of La Jolla

5417 La Jolla BoulevardLa Jolla92037USA
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About Sands of La Jolla

Family-owned and operated, Sands of La Jolla offers smoke-free accommodations 350 metres from the Pacific coast. The motel features a heated outdoor pool.

Accommodations at the motel include a private balcony or patio. Traditional rooms come complete with microwave, mini-refrigerator and LED TV, while one-bedroom suites add a living area with sofa-bed and kitchenette with stove and full-sized refrigerator.

Guests can relax poolside on a lounger or take advantage of the outdoor table and chairs found on all balconies and patios. The motel features a limited-hours front desk and offers free Wi-Fi and free parking.

A number of coffee shops and restaurants can be found along La Jolla Boulevard, with several located within walking distance of the motel.

Sands of La Jolla is within 1.5 miles of Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach Park, while the Village of La Jolla is 2.5 miles away. SeaWorld and San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter are within a 20-minute drive.


5417 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA, 92037, USA
Telephone: +1(858)4593336 | Fax: +1(858)4540922 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Favourable location close to the beach.

Past guests have praised the location of the motel, pointing out that it's conveniently positioned for visiting many of the region's local attractions. Furthermore, the property is a four-minute walk from the seafront and just over a mile from Pacific Beach Park.

Friendly staff offers pleasant welcome.

Although a few guests have butted heads with the motel, the majority of visitors find employees to be friendly and welcoming. Guests report that the reception staff is knowledgeable and offers good local tips.

Most find rooms to be clean.

Barring a few reports to the contrary, guests have generally found their accommodations to be clean and tidy. With no dirt to worry about, guests enjoy being able to turn in for the night.

Negative Reviews

Lack of air conditioning makes for a sticky stay.

Guestrooms at the motel are not equipped with air conditioning, a detail that has left many guests hot and sticky. While not a big issue during the cooler months, summertime visitors report that the absence of air conditioning makes it almost impossible to relax or get a good night's sleep.

Interior improvements required.

Reports indicate that there is room for improvement when it comes to the condition of guestrooms. Common criticisms levelled at guestrooms include broken furnishings, outdated and noisy appliances, and well-used mattresses. Meanwhile, reports suggest that the motel elevator has been out of action for some time.

Limited parking available.

Parking proves to be a problem for some motel visitors. According to reports, there is only a limited amount of spaces, meaning some guests are forced to seek alternative parking arrangements off-site. Furthermore, those that do find a spot point out that spaces are very narrow, making for a tight squeeze.

Rating Overview

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8.4 out of 10 based on 132 reviews