The hotel is a historic beauty that honours its traditions yet offers contemporary amenities and services. Built in 1913 as an apartment hotel, the establishment was a trailblazer in its day. Its original white wood-framed building was the first lodging facility in downtown La Jolla, and saw today's tourist town grow around it. Just steps from lovely beaches along with interesting eateries and world-class shopping, the hotel has played an integral role in the community for nearly a century. A laundry service is available on site for a fee.