La Jolla, CA 

The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla

7753 Draper Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037 US
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Rates: $199 to $479
Total Rooms: 15
Overall Rating: 4.8181818181818 hearts (11 reviews)


Circa 1913. This historic gem truly is a treasure, surrounded by the coastal beauty of La Jolla. The home was designed for George Kautz and was built by Irving Gill in his Cubist style. John Philip Sousa and his family lived in the house for several years during the 1920s. The guest rooms and suites offer beautiful furnishings and romantic décor. The Holiday room includes a massive four-poster, canopy bed, hardwood floors accented with antique Oriental rugs and a fireplace. Other rooms include amenities such as clawfoot tubs and fireplaces; some rooms offer ocean and sunset views. The gourmet breakfasts are a treat, rivaled only by the setting. Guests partake of their morning meal either in the dining room by candlelight or in the high garden. Californians have long enjoyed the splendor of La Jolla, a charming village with a spectacular coastline. Guests can walk to the many unique shops or take a stroll along the beach and enjoy an unforgettable sunset. A short drive out of La Jolla will take guests to the myriad of sites in San Diego. After a day exploring the area, guests return to the inn and enjoy a sampling of wine and cheese.Publicity and Awards: Showcased in Elegant Living Magazine 2013, Victoria Magazine, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Glamour, Country Inns, Travel & Leisure, Voted "San Diego's Best"., ABC.Location: City/Urban, Ocean Community and Coastal village.

Room Detail

Elegantly appointed with marvelous antiques, this large bedroom has a Latin flavor and a comfortable sitting area with garden views, TV and fireplace. Private bath.
Rates: $229 - $289
Type of bed: King

The Cove
Light, bright room with a view. Four-poster iron bed and white wicker furniture. Contrasting peach walls and lovely garden prints. Fireplace. Patio and garden views.
Rates: $220 - $259
Type of bed: Queen

Kate Sessions
Delightfully, cozy room with period style built-in tub and pedestal wash basin. Ideal location in historical section of the home near 2nd floor Sun Deck and Library/Den. A suite without the price of a suite. Perfect for one and cozy for two.
Rates: $209 - $248
Type of bed: Queen

John Philip Sousa
Colorfully decorated room in yellow floral prints featuring comfy chairs for reading and pine antique accents. Very private location.
Rates: $209 - $248
Type of bed: Queen

Ocean Breeze
Kissed by calming breezes with a view of the garden, this classically French Provencial room is decorated in blues, white and creamy lace and is one of the favorite among guests. Perfect for one cozy for two
Rates: $209 - $248
Type of bed: Queen

The Shores
English Country style in floral and white fabrics with hunter green and burgundy plaid accents. Cozy antique table and comfy chairs for reading or relaxing. Also ideally located in proximity to the 2nd floor patio and library/den. Feels like home.
Rates: $219 - $259
Type of bed: (2) , Twin

Ellen Browning Scripps
Quiet elegant bedroom furnished in traditional Queen Anne style antiques including a four-poster Queen bed. Color scheme is peach and cool mint with white accents. Comfortable seating and cozy fireplace.
Rates: $220 - $259
Type of bed: Queen

Secluded with its own entrance off the garden, this cottage-style guest room has a wood-burning fireplace and an original clawfoot tub. Mini prints mixed with a flourish of floral.
Rates: $229 - $289
Type of bed: King

Peacock Salon
Cozy, brightly decorated room with private balcony and garden views. Furnished in a blend of Art Deco and Victorian antiques.
Rates: $220 - $259
Type of bed: Queen

Country Village
Bird Rock Cottage has its own private entrance off the garden. A large room with large comfy chairs for reading and relaxing, it is done in a Laura Ashley style with mini prints, white accents and antique pine furniture. TV and fireplace.
Rates: $220 - $259
Type of bed: King

Oriental/Victorian flavor with tortoise shell bamboo antique accents and soft colors. This special guestroom offers sunset and horizon ocean views and a fireplace to set a romantic mood.
Rates: $239 - $299
Type of bed: Queen

Bird Rock Cottage
Spacious French Country style bedroom done in blue mini prints and bright floral fabrics. Delightful sitting area with TV, antique pine armoire, fireplace and marvelous antique bed. Light and bright and cheerful.
Rates: $229 - $289
Type of bed: King(2) , Twin

Pacific View
Pacific View is one of the most requested guestrooms with its sunset and horizon ocean views. In addition to its lovely views, it offers a wood-burning fireplace and two very comfy wing back chairs and desk. Keeping to a nautical theme, the room is decorated in brilliant blues and whites.
Rates: $239 - $299
Type of bed: Queen

Holiday Suite
The decor is white on white with cream and beige accents. The Holiday Suite offers a large wood-burning fireplace, TV, seating area with sofa and wing back chair, as well as an antique four-poster canopy bed and armoir. Truly an exceptional room.
Rates: $269 - $369
Type of bed: King

Gill Penthouse
The penthouse has its own large rooftop patio with some ocean view along with a separate den/library equipped with cable TV. This is by far the most elegant and spacious of all the guestrooms and the largest of the two suites with fireplace, relaxing sitting area and one-of-a-kind European antique bed and armoire.
Rates: $379 - $510
Type of bed: King



Rooms & Rates

Rates: $199 to $479
Payment types accepted include Visa, Discover, Travelers Checks, American Express, Master Card and Personal Checks.
Rooms: This property has 15 total guest accommodations, 13 with private bath, 8 with fireplaces, 2 suites and 1 conference room.
The types of beds available include Twin, Queen and King.


Minimum Stay Requirements: 2 nights on weekends. 3-6 for special events and holidays. Call Inn for specifics.
Cancellation: Cancellations/Changes are subject to a $50 processing fee per room or 3% of total charged to credit card, which ever is greater. 14 days prior notice is required for stays totaling 4 room nights or less, 30 days prior notice for stays totaling 5-8 room nights, 60 days prior notice for stays totaling more than 8 room nights. No-shows and early check-outs are non-refundable. Cancellations received less than the appropriate days notice are non-refundable. Reservations made for Special Events, Holidays and their minimum stay requirements as well as stays in June, July & August are non refundable. Discounted stays are also non refundable.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments, Wine and Hors d'oeuvres.
Types of meals: Snacks/Refreshments, Early Coffee/Tea, Picnic Lunches, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Wine, Hors d'oeuvres and Picnic baskets can also be ordered 48 hours in advance.
Amenities In Room: Wireless Internet Access, Television, Refrigerator, Bath Amenities, DVD, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Fireplace, Cable TV, Bathrobes, Some Rooms with VCR & Ceiling fans, Turn-down service upon request, Complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, hot, cold beverages, fresh fruit & cookies. Robes, slippers, Complimentary Wi-Fi and phones in rooms with free local phone calls.
Amenities On Site: Copy Machine, Handicap Access, Fax, Computers, Picnic lunches, Beach chairs, Beach towels, Tennis rackets and Parking.
Business Traveler Amenities: Iron/Ironing Board, Television, Internet Access, FAX On-site, Flexible Check in/out Times, Wireless Internet Access, Desk, Off-site Dry Cleaning Services, Gym Nearby, Flexible Cancellation, Hair Dryer, Daily Newspapers, Limited free parking, complimentary local phone calls, an early morning breakfast baggie to take on the road, if traveling solo you may invite a business associate for a power breakfast with our compliments. Free Wifi. Lap desk, regular desk for your comfort and convenience.
Languages Spoken: Spanish


Events Hosted: Seminars, Romantic Getaways, Meetings, Honeymoons, Family Reunions, Retreats / Corporate and Religious.
Other Activities: Amusement Park, Antiquing, Art Galleries, Beaches, Bicycling, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Sports Events, Major College, Tennis, Water Sports, Sea World, Del Mar Race Track, Stephen Birch Aquarium, Downtown San Diego, Balboa Park, Zoo, Temecula Wine Country, Wild Animal Park, Hot Air Ballooning and .

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Michaels at The Cove, Santas, The Cottage...

Historic Interest

One of the best examples of Irving Gill's "cubist style" architecture from the early 1900s, Home to Johh Philip Sousa familly in the 1920s, and the gardens were created originally by Kate Sessions, famous for directing the landscaping of Balboa park at its inception.
Historic Awards: National Historical Site (Granted) and City Historical Site (Granted).
Historic Memberships: National Trust and Local Historical Society.
Historic sites nearby: Bishop's School, The Woman's Club, The Cole's Book Store - now the Historic Society's Offices- are all in the village. Old Town (5 miles), Balboa Park (5 miles)

Romantic Interest

Ideally located 1 block from the beach for romantic coastal strolls and sunset picnics on the cliffs as well as only a few blocks from the village and candlelit gourmet dinners. The inn itself offers rooms with cozy fireplaces and fine sherry for snuggling and relaxing on those rare chilly nights. Sun drenched patios and lush gardens are perfect for lounging about and enjoying the romantic ambiance of the Inn.