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“Great location, lovely views, spacious apartment” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Jolla Cove Suites

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La Jolla Cove Suites
Ranked #17 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Leonberg, Germany
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great location, lovely views, spacious apartment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

We stayed at the La Jolla Cove Suites for a family wedding. We reserved a "condominium" style 2-bedroom suite, a great value at the wedding package rates. It was perfect for our group with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There was a small kitchenette, dining area and living room along with 3 balconies overlooking the ocean. The suite was clean and comfortable. A problem with the refrigerator was quickly resolved. The usual breakfast room was under renovation so breakfast was moved to a conference room, which was small and cramped. The breakfast was unremarkable with cereals (stale raisin bran), muffins and bagels. There are many restaurants within walking distance so you can go elsewhere for a better, more traditional American breakfast if you desire. Shops and a Sunday market are also within walking distance. There is a park and a walkway along the water across the street.

Room Tip: We had suite 225.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

We keep going back to this property located across from Scripps park despite the fact that it is unchanged from the day it was built. A few "upgrades' over the years include kitchenttes and new countertops in the bath.
We love the view and location to downtown La Jolla,but be forewarned : in the summer the barking of seals can be heard, it sometimes smells like fish, and there is a lot of traffic.
We have stayed in both the studio and one bedroom - the beds are not especially comfortable in either.
To their credit, the staff keeps the place very clean and cosmetic improvments appear up-to-date. There is a space heater in the winter, but we blew a fuse when too many items were plugged in. The staff was quick to respond.
We paid $179 a night which is about average for La Jolla, and right on par with beachfront properties. We were charged $15 a night for parking at this visit, but haven't always been charged.
Staff is helpful and resolved a dispute with our bill satisfactorily. Like I said, a lot of downsides, but we always have a good time, so we will go back.

Room Tip: Beachfront view is spectacular, but noisy
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Collins, CO
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

This hotel may be located well, but it is not worth the money! The hotel is old and in poor condition, despite recent "remodeling". We were first provided rooms without running water --that's right, no water at all! Toilets wouldn't flush! When we inquired, we were told the main valve was shut for repairs, but would be back on within an hour. After a 2 hour wait, we inquired again and were informed they were unsure when the water would be turned back on. At which point, they offered us a bathroom in another hotel room. We weren't offered a room with running water, just a bathroom located in a different building. After complaining, they gave us new rooms. However, these rooms had the carpet and furniture cleaned earlier in the day. Everything was soaking wet! We went from having no water to having too much! Squish on the floors and squish on the chairs. In addition, these new rooms had NO heat in the main living areas (kitchen, living room, dining room)! We stayed there in January and even in Southern California, heat is needed, especially at night.

This was a horrible stay! Don't stay here!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank J N
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ljcskmv, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, 26 February 2012
Dear JN,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor. We understand how disappointing it can be when your expectations are not met and so it was a cause of great concern to our managemnet team to hear of inconveniences during your stay at our hotel and for that we do sincerely apologize.

We have since taken steps to prevent any re-occurrences such as the ones you and your family experienced and as a gesture of our regret we would like to offer you a 2 night complimentary future stay at a time of your choosing.

It is our sincerest hope that you will give our hotel the opportunity in a future stay to show you a much higher quality experience.

Sincerely,
Kimburley VanHaaster
Assistant Guest Services Manager
La Jolla Cove Suites
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Mesa, Arizona
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

We had a wonderful stay at this property. We were upgraded for free to a Terrace 2bed 2bath suite with a huge balcony. Beautiful view of the cove. Our package had complimentary parking and also a late check out of 2pm. The staff was very friendly and aimed to please. The beds were not the most comfortable but we lived thru it. We also received a Romance package which included rose petals upon entry into the suite and also on the bed, a candle, two wine glasses, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. It was a wonderful stay. It is quite a walk from the main office area up alot of stairs but they do have a parking area you can drive to off of Prospect St. that makes it a little easier.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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St. Paul, Minnesota
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58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

We are fond of La Jolla Cove Suites in spite of a 60's deja vu experience once you go inside. Having an unobstructed view of the ocean from the balcony, the huge roof deck, and parking right across from the cove are priceless. Our unit was clean and the staff were friendly. Lack of wi-fi in our unit (business room with pc's and wi-fi available), borderline kitchenette, and not-so-great decor and lighting are the downside. We've been before and will go again!

Room Tip: We've stayed with friends in a two bedroom/two bath suite when we've been there. Definitely...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank haricotsv2
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Branchville, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

We had an amazing 10-day stay at LA JOLLA COVE SUITES in La Jolla, California -- from Christmas Eve 2011 through New Years 2012. Our party was my boyfriend and myself and my two daughters. We absolutely loved it! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return! The staff was hands-down the friendliest that I’ve encountered in a long time -- from the guest services Staff and Manager, right down to housekeeping. They were quite organized and very accommodating. The suite was huge and the kitchen (complete with stove, microwave, and refrigerator) had enough supplies to get through making basic meals. The suite even had a wet bar!! The rate for this amazing suite was exceptionally reasonably priced -- especially given this prime location in La Jolla. It was like being at home away from home for 10 days but in a much nicer place than New Jersey. We had a booming balcony – with FOUR sliding glass doors -- overlooking the cove and beautiful Pacific Ocean where we could watch dolphins, seals, a wide variety of birds and whales too!! Anyone who is considering going to La Jolla and staying anywhere other than La Jolla Cove Suites will NOT get an ocean view as it is the only hotel with a true ocean front view. The suite was extremely spacious and impeccably clean. The suites are spread out nicely allowing for guest privacy. A fresh continental breakfast is included daily with enough variety for a light breakfast and you can dine outside on the rooftop. There is a pool area complete with hot tub that was also immaculately kept. We were in the hot tub almost every evening. Everything is within walking distance and La Jolla Cove Suites is situated on the main drag of Prospect Street on the top side and cove side on the lower portion. For shopping and dining out, there are plenty of options to suit any budget – from very affordable meals and great shopping deals to the finest of dining and high end retail stores. I would highly recommend La Jolla Cove suites and look forward to returning for another stay at beautiful La Jolla Cove Suites!

Our many thanks to the staff of La Jolla Cove Suites for your hospitality and making our stay special and truly memorable. <3

Room Tip: The terrace suites are the BOMB!!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Imperial Beach, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

We decided to spend a little more than planned on our wedding venue, and are we happy we did!! Not only is the view spectacular, but the staff is extraordinary! Everyone we worked with was really nice and super helpful. We stayed at the hotel that night, and, while the rooms are nice, they are not anything spectacular, they are clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Bethany C
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Property: La Jolla Cove Suites
Address: 1155 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3627
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Jolla Cove Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The closest ocean front vintage boutique property in La Jolla with hotel guestrooms, studio rooms and suites, most with ocean views ! Only 220 feet from world renown La Jolla Cove's beach, walk to the Cove to snorkel, dive, swim or surf. Watch the sea lions or catch a west coast sunset all from your private oceanfront guestroom balcony. Within walking distance to world class shops and restaurants.Guests can also enjoy our heated saltwater pool,or relax in our spa under the stars in the evening after a bike ride along the coast. Start your morning off with continental breakfast on the rooftop with magnificent vista views of the Pacific Ocean and the rugged Southern California coastline. A most memorable experience in a breathtaking location! ... more   less 
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