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“Great local & beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Jolla Shores Hotel

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La Jolla Shores Hotel
Ranked #10 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Findlay, Ohio
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19 reviews
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“Great local & beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Stayed three nights with our 7 month old. Room ready with crib. Breakfast awesome. Beach set up nice and pool relaxing. Great local to some great food and little shops. Very pretty area. Rooms a little dated but had an old world charm that I liked. It was like staying at a villa over seas. Staff helpful.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Lexington, KY
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36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

This is one of very few hotels directly on the beach. The accommodations were of excellent quality - I would compare it to a JW or Renaissance Marriott in quality. It was slightly above standard Marriott hotels. If you ask at the front desk, they provide a free shuttle service into the village each evening which was an added plus. I've heard others mention there were no bech chairs out front, but you only need to ask for a loaner.

The only drawback to the hotel was that one side joins the public beach ramp where boats are launched. This made things a little hectic from time to time. I had the room on the very end adjoining the access road - it wasn't noisy, but I didn't feel overly secure being on the first floor on that end.

The beachfront rooms were truly beachfront - no partial views. The partial view rooms were on the side of the hotel and set at an angle to the bech. Other room types would have no view of the ocean. However, the internal courtyard was lush and beautiful.

I would not hesitate tonstay here again. The best rates are available directly from the hotel website - I searched for weeks and never found anything less. In fact, the popular discount sites had rates that were actually higher.

We did not eat in the restaurant - breakfast prices were very high at around fifteen dollars a person. There aren't many options nearby, so be sure to take something if you do not want to pay those prices.

Room Tip: Go for beacfront, full ocean view. Request something on the second or third floor that isn't on...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

I read some reviews of people complaining about this place, but we thought it was beautiful! Perfect location! Right on the beach! The hotel itself isn't 5 star but its really nice! Beautiful little courtyard/pool area overlooking ocean. Rooms were nice..not luxury but still very comfortable and clean! We had partial ocean view but really seemed like a full one! Bathroom was a decent size closet space. The restraunt at the hotel was nice and food was great. Bar has Amazing views! Front desk was nice and helpful! Had a bell hop to help with luggage. Great places near by to eat and things to do! Highly recommend this place and hope to return someday! Hopefully sunny though lol!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank travelbug8213
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Chicago, IL
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66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

This hotel is a gem. Right on the ocean and so close to the restaurants and shops of La Jolla. The staff is extremely helpful. We worked with a young man named Will and he was outstanding. We loved our room that faced the ocean. The beds are so comfortable. The pool area was very nice too. Decent sized pool and hot tub, comfortable chairs, towel service.

I highly recommend La Jolla Shores - great hotel, beautiful location!

Room Tip: We were in Room 144 - at the end, very quiet, facing the ocean.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DellaM211
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Minneapolis
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

The hotel location is on a great beach for families and couples and is much more pleasant than near by Mission Beach, which is overrun by 20 somethings. The staff is very attentative and the ocean front views are to die for. The room furnishings are very dated for this price range, but comfortable and clean. In fact, if they hang on for a few more years, they may actaully be retro and cool again. The restaurant is very good, and it is also a short walk into La Jolla where several other great restaurants are located. This hotel/restaurant is a budget killer, but what isn't in this area?

Room Tip: The ocean view room are expensive. If you want to save money, you can choose a garden view room and...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

The La Jolla Shores Hotel is one of my two favorite hotels. I recommend it to many people because it tells you when it is stingray season. It also lets people from the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club use their pool and hot tub because they only have a cold pool and kitty pool. The hotel is located right on the beach. When you stay here, you don’t need to go to dinner because it is also a restaurant. I have not gone to the restaurant though. That is why I recommend La Jolla Shores Hotel for you.

Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Los Gatos, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

I enjoy staying here for the location. The service is on and off... front desk and management are responsive. Housekeeping and poolside wait service is spotty. But, you're on the beach and the rooms are comfortable. If you can find a good rate, definitely stay here.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: La Jolla Shores Hotel
Address: 8110 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3199 (Formerly Sea Lodge Hotel)
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — La Jolla Shores Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 128
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