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La Jolla Shores Hotel
Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Benson, Arizona, Usa
1 review
“La Jolla vacation”
Reviewed 11 July 2013

The hotel was very spacious and clean. Not outdated as we have read on other postings. Beds comfortable. The ocean was literally outside the doors of the hotel.The beach was kept clean of trash both from people and the ocean. Water was clean and much warmer than I expected - even on overcast days.
The location was very close to all those San Diego musts ... Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Lego Land, the USS Midway, Birch Aquarium, and all the trendy shops and restaurants around the bay.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

A great hotel for families, or for a couple looking to spend time on the beach. Great beach services, and good food at the restaurant.
It is so relaxing to walk 50 feet from your room, to the beach and not have to carry chairs, coolers, towels, etc. - Let Beach Services do it all for you!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Standard rooms, nothing to special, maybe a bit outdated...but incredible beach location. Restaurant and Bar is excellent, and worth the view. Overall, Great experience at this hotel, and great Staff!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Our family has visited the dining room at this hotel for special occasions for decades. We enjoy the ambiance, food, and proximity to the beach. Great place to enjoy a good meal and ocean views.

As locals, we can't speak to the rooms, but this is one of the few beach front restaurants in San Diego that offers free (Validated) parking, friendly service, and diverse, well prepared food with good seasonal selections.

The full bar adjacent to dining room offers light food when restaurant is closed.

One caveat: not good on ADA (disabled) access issues. People using walkers or wheelchairs will struggle to get to boardwalk from dining room. Elevator from underground parking to dining room is no problem but once on the hotel grounds you encounter many steps and steep ramps.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 July 2013 via mobile

Pretty standard rooms and facility but nice pool and great beach access. Great family place

We did not try the restaurant. Limited dining options nearby but great little neighborhood. If u don't want to pay $9 for a little bowl of instant cream of wheat in the restaurant I would recommend going to the sandwich shop up on the corner of la jolla shores drive and ave de la playa for good breakfast sandwiches

Worth the expense to stay here
Great beginner beach for surfing

  • Stayed June 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

We have been coming here for over 20 years. This hotel is the place to stay if you want simple accommodations steps away from a great beach. What you are paying for here is the great location, not luxurious accommodations. The staff and services are helpful and very friendly. Beach services provide set up of sand chairs, umbrellas and towels on the beach. Please tip these guys who are out in the sun all day! We bring our own more comfortable chairs, but we still use the sand chairs. We have stayed in many different rooms- courtyard, beach view, coastal view and love them all. They are simple and comfortable. However, it is time for the courtyard rooms to be refurbished as the other rooms have been. Since we are on the beach all day it really doesn't seem worth the extra $60 a day for a beach view room. We would rather spend the money in the bar or restaurant. Happy Hour is great and the food and drinks delicious and a good value. Have as many meals as you can on the patio. The service is better on the patio than in the dining room for dinner. We did not have a good experience in the Shores Restaurant dining room for dinner.
It's great to have a small refrigerator in the room. The hotel is also a block away from several really good restaurants- Piatti is our favorite. Get amazing sandwiches at the Cheese Shop to take to the beach- but beware of the seagulls, as they will snatch a sandwich from your hands!
Be sure to rent a kayak or do a kayak tour. It is well worth the time and is very fun.
We will be back again next June!

Room Tip: Third floor rooms have vaulted ceilings. Courtyard rooms have not been updated as other rooms have.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

It is an older hotel, but very clean and nice having such close access to beach! Staff was amazing! Very Nice restaurants within walking distance. It was nice having the umbrella, chair and towel service at beach side.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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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)
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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 #11 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
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For decades, the La Jolla Shores Hotel has been the year-round beach retreat of choice for families and vacationers of all types. Nestled right on the ocean in the popular La Jolla Shores, CA community, the hotel’s friendly, warm and welcoming staff is a highlight of the experience. ... more   less 
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