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Best Family Hotel in La Jolla: Hyatt Regency La Jolla

We stayed as a guest of the resort

Hyatt La Jolla is the best family hotel in La Jolla

Last year, we started spending a lot of time in La Jolla. We created unforgettable memories kayaking into sea caves, whale watching, visiting the sea lions, and dining at cutting edge restaurants. The one thing that we have not experienced was staying the night together as a family in La Jolla until recently. Instead of making our summer trip a day trip, we made it a weekend getaway by staying at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.

Front of Hyatt La Jolla

View from rooms at Hyatt La Jolla

The Hyatt Regency La Jolla is located just a short distance from the crystalline La Jolla waters and activities. The moment that we arrived at the resort, we were greeted by the charming staff. Our kids relaxed in the children’s lounge while I checked us into our room for the weekend.

relaxing in a room at hyatt la jolla

Personalized service at Hyatt La Jolla

Fruit basket at Hyatt La Jolla

children's room at Hyatt La Jolla

family room at Hyatt La Jolla

The moment that we opened the door to our hotel room, we felt at home. The hotel has the option of having your hotel decorated specially for your children. My kids squealed with delight when they saw the tee-pee tent, book shelf, special pillows, and decorative lamps in their room. They immediately crawled into the tent and began reading the books that were provided by the staff. I have stayed at many hotels over my career, and have never seen a hotel staff go to this length to ensure that children feel comfortable, relaxed, and at home while staying at their property.

Table tennis at Hyatt La Jolla

Playing jenga at hyatt la jolla

Hula hoop at Hyatt La Jolla

Giant tic tac toe at Hyatt La Jolla

Once our family had settled in for the trip, we headed straight to the pool. We had reserved a cabana for the weekend that was already set-up for us upon arrival. There was fresh water, towels, and pool toys for us to use for the day. My husband and I relaxed in the cabana while the kids dove into the refreshing swimming pool.

Getting a massage at Hyatt La Jolla

Fun in the pool at Hyatt La Jolla

Creating memories at Hyatt La Jolla

Bubble fun at Hyatt La Jolla

Blowing bubbles at the pool in La Jolla

Caprese sandwich at Hyatt La Jolla

Turkey wrap at Hyatt La Jolla

fruit at the pool at Hyatt La Jolla

The pool area is large, and there are enough activities to keep the kids busy for the entire day. There was giant Jenga, ping pong, hula hoops, and a craft table. When the kids needed a break from the pool, they were still kept entertained. We enjoyed lunch at the cabana, and since there were so many activities to keep the kids busy, my husband and I were able to have some rare time alone.

Sunset at Hyatt La Jolla

Beach ball fun at Hyatt La Jolla

Appetizer at Cafe Japengo

entrance to cafe japengo

Once the sun began to set, and the kids did their last cannon ball into the pool for the day, our family got dressed and walked just a few steps away from the hotel for dinner at Cafe Japengo. The Asian fusion restaurant featured some of the best sushi we have ever had and offered healthy, fresh, and delicious kids meal options.

Dive in Movie at Hyatt La Jolla

Movie at the pool at Hyatt La Jolla

Toasting smores at hyatt la jolla

Roasting marshmallows at Hyatt La Jolla

Smores in La Jolla

Smores kit at Hyatt La Jolla

When we returned to the hotel, the kids got back into their swim gear and headed to the pool for a dive-in movie. The kids floated on the water while watching Big Hero 6, and roasted marshmallows. It was the perfect ending to our first night together as a family in La Jolla.

Kiddo sleeping at Hyatt La Jolla

Tide pools in La Jolla

In the morning, the hotel had towels, beach chairs, a picnic lunch and umbrellas waiting for us to bring to La Jolla Strand Beach. We jumped into the car and headed to the sands of La Jolla where our children splashed in the water, explored the tide pools and visited the sea lions. It was a magical day that will live long in the hearts of my children forever.

Kid relaxing at Hyatt La Jolla

Kids love Hyatt La Jolla

The Hyatt Regency La Jolla is the best place for families to stay when visiting the area. The staff will create a family travel experience unlike any other by providing the best hospitality. When looking for a fun new place to have a weekend getaway with your family this summer, make plans to stay at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.

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