We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A solid four star hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of San Diego Marriott La Jolla

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
San Diego Marriott La Jolla
Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, WA
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A solid four star hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Downtown La Jolla, the cove, can be very busy and overcrowed. The Marriot is about ten minutes driving from the busy part of La Jolla. This is good because you are away from the crowd and bad at the same time, there is not much around the hotel. The Marriot is very nice, the upper floors have a good view of the area, the people at the front desk and in particular the people in charge of valet parking are very nce. The room we got on the top floor was on rather small. The internet is more than $ 12 and it is free in the lobby of the hotel. There is not much parking around the hotel. You can self/park fro $ 19 or $ 20 and full valet parking is $ 24. This is a solid four star hotel that does not overcharge during peak time of teh season like some run down motels of the cove do.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Tobias54
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

901 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    453
    290
    95
    35
    28
See reviews for
228
149
37
363
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (198)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

From the front desk beginning with Miriam at check-in to the concierge staff-- Amanda, Bilal, and the other lady whose name I forget (maybe Anna?) but cannot forget her big heart, and Elsa from HR,and every server in the restaurants and housekeeping staff member; we received outstanding service and sincere kindness. And, I can't forget John at the front door who helped us with our luggage at check-in and check-out. If it weren't for him we probably would have forgotten half of our belongings. He's was such a good guy!

We stayed for almost two weeks when my daughter was seriously injured in a surfing accident and rushed to the Scripps hospital where she had major internal injuries---they saved her life. She was in ICU and then when she began to get better a regular hospital room. When she was released we stayed another week to be close to the hospital. John at the front door of the hotel escorted her up to the room while I parked the car. This was during a time when every hotel room was sold out for the Comic Con conference. Marriott staff came through for us in a time of great need. The staff knew we needed help and were in deep crisis. THEY ALL HELPED! They cared! They even felt like family. Every hospitable effort was shown us with grace. Extra towels, changing the sheets at odd times, sweet notes, smiles....that's what makes life sweet but to get it when you are in such need equates to impeccable service. Because of the wonderful people, a difficult time was made bearable.

Also, when things settled down a bit for us and we could get to the restaurant...how nice the fire pit was in the evening. It made us feel like we were on a vacation even though we were there for an entirely different purpose. The evening was just beautiful sitting outside enjoying some very delicious food and ambiance!

I have shared our experience with the Scripps Hospital and with everybody we know.
THANK YOU and Words are not enough! With Gratitude and Deep Appreciation! Blessings to All!

Room Tip: We had a high floor but it seems like any location in the hotel would be fine.
See more room tips
Green Features: We only used what we needed but everything was superb.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank CareerGuru28970
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Pleasanton, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

I have stayed in various hotels in the San Diego from downtown to Del Mar and I must say that the Marriott La Jolla has become my "go to" hotel. From the beautiful lobby and extremely comfortable, clean rooms, my experiences have always been the best. Location is great with surrounding restaurants and shops and a short ride to the beach. Hotel rates can vary by season but I feel that that they a great value for dollar year round compared to other properties. Best part however is the excellent staff! From the front desk to sales and those in the wonderful restaurant, they are always pleasant and accommodating. I have received service above and beyond from Hiep, Erica, and recently Mariana just to name a few. Thanks to all of you as you know I will always be back!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank ptakehara
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Orange County
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Our room was clean and comfortable but small. We had a room with two double beds. Not queen but double. It was just my daughter and I for a tournament. This room (and beds) would have been way to small for a family of 4. the bed was very comfortable though. The food from the bar was very good and was brought to us at the pool after ordering. The pool was warm according to my daughter but when the whole team was in the pool, there wasn't much room for anyone else. The pool area and pool is extremely small. It made for a tight squeeze on a busy summer weekend. The photos on their website are a little deceiving regarding size. Parking in the self parking lot was surprisingly easy with plenty of spaces available even though I was told the hotel was sold out. The Westfield mall across the street is a beautiful outdoor mall with a Nordstrom, Macys an Sears. It also has an ice skating rink and large food court. It's within walking distance. All in all it was a nice weekend at a nice hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank moxietravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
La Jolla, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Amelia and Bilal were very hospitable, accommodating and very good with our children. Very good reflection on Marriott. The food was great. Concierge room always clean. Can't say enough good things about Amelia and Bilal.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Michelle G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

I hope the staff see's this post as I want to thank them for making me feel like a princess during our stay at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla in June! I was sitting in the beautiful lobby catching up on some work email and Susanna asked if I needed anything. I told her I was good and then she asked if she could bring me a coffee. She brought me all my favorite fixings and I told her what room I was in so she could charge it and she said "no thanks" this is on us! As a hard working mom where I am always taking care of others, she really made me feel like a Princess.
Thank you Susanna and the entire staff.
Holly, from Phoenix Arizona

Room Tip: There beds are to die for! I am going to call them and ask what mattress they buy so I can go buy on...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Holly M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

What differentiated this hotel from others was the service. From the check in, to the porters, to the coffee shop, to the bar, to housekeeping, and to Starbucks, everyone was nice and helped. All the other stuff that was to be expected of a Marriott was in place as well, so that just reinforced my overall rating of excellent. FYI, this was a lively hotel!

Room Tip: You are on your own here.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank John F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these La Jolla hotels
0.6 mi away
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
#7 of 24 in La Jolla
4.5 of 5 bubbles 877 reviews
3.9 mi away
Pantai Inn
Pantai Inn
#1 of 24 in La Jolla
5.0 of 5 bubbles 794 reviews
0.9 mi away
Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
#8 of 24 in La Jolla
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,235 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.9 mi away
Grande Colonial La Jolla
2.7 mi away
Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton
2.6 mi away
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to San Diego Marriott La Jolla? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about San Diego Marriott La Jolla

Property: San Diego Marriott La Jolla
Address: 4240 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1407
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#6 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#7 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#7 Family Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — San Diego Marriott La Jolla 4*
Number of rooms: 372
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Having recently completed an extensive $17 million renovation, the San Diego Marriott La Jolla features stunning guestrooms, state-of-the-art fitness center, outdoor pool, and outdoor patio/bar. San Diego Marriott La Jolla is ideally located in San Diego's Golden Triangle. The hotel offers convenient access to the University of California at San Diego, Scripps Research Institute and La Jolla Shores with its boutique shopping, art galleries and restaurants; all overlooking the La Jolla Cove. Our San Diego La Jolla hotel charms guests with a warm Southern California atmosphere. As one of the top hotels in La Jolla, San Diego, you’ll experience a cool, comfortable place to relax, socialize or conduct business. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Marriott, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com and Odigeo so you can book your San Diego Marriott La Jolla reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
San Diego Marriott La Jolla Hotel La Jolla
Marriott La Jolla
La Jolla Marriott

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing