One of San Diego's few hotels actually on the beach, this property is part of La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. There's a great beach scene here: you can stroll past launching kayakers, scuba divers, and locals walking their dogs. Reflecting San Diego's Spanish past, the hotel's palms, fountains, red-tile roofs, and Mexican tile work lend character to the low-lying compound, which could use some interior updating. Rooms have a Tommy Bahama theme and flat-screen TVs. Tennis
lessons are available.