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Special Student Travel Rates

Whether you need a staycation away from campus, or have relatives coming down for a visit, The Shoal La Jolla has a special rate for students and faculty of our local universities. Our boutique hotel is just a twenty-minute drive from UC San Diego and a thirty-minute drive from San Diego State University.

Our Student Rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi, one hour bike rental, access to our pool and jacuzzi, and access to our beach supplies.

University ID or badge must be presented at Check-In otherwise rate reverts to daily rate. Please use school email at time of booking.

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We provide countless complimentary amenities for your enjoyment.

To speak with a reservations specialist and book today, call us at 858-454-0716.


    certificate of excellence award from Tripadvisor

  • Outstanding in Every Way

    "We asked for a quiet king room on the second floor for one night. Got it. Enjoyed a wonderfully appointed exceptionally clean room. Bathroom was a delightful surprise. Too crispy to try the pool. Staff was first rate. Price was oh so reasonable. Location: fabulous. Smart choice for us, and any travelers."

  • Simple, comfortable beach bungalow

    "Quaint, comfortable converted motel. No frills, but it has comfortable beds, AC, and blackout shades, everything for a good nights rest. There’s also a pool, but the big draw is Windansea beach, one of San Diego’s prettiest beaches, a block away. People flock there to watch the sunset"

  • Quick Work Trip

    "This was a fantastic spot to stay. Walking distance from beach and great food and coffee. Will absolutely stay again! Also bonus that the beach within distance is Windandsea, which is in my opinion one of the best beaches in San Diego. Especially for photos!"

  • Would Stay Again!

    "The decor is very modern and adorable. I felt very safe during my stay. I love the location in proximity to the ocean. The front desk was pleasant and helpful... I would totally recommend and stay here again!"
    -Lesly H

  • Good Stay at La Jolla

    "Great location , half block from beautiful pacific. room was clean bathroom was large with well working shower . One Mile and 1/4 from Richard walkers pancake house that I walked to and back four days in a row. Staff were friendly and attentive. I usually don’t like the motel setup but I really enjoyed my stay here"-Bill McGovern