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Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla
Ranked #17 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 June 2011

We loved it. Room was extra large. (2 Bedroom Bi-level Suite with 2 queens, 1 sofabed, 1 queen in a separate bedroom, and two full bathrooms.) How can you go wrong with 3 TVs? The full kitchen was a necessity. Maid will even load the dishwasher for you upon request. We had a total of seven sleeping inside. We had enough room.

It is a large complex but there are about 5 different hot tubs spread out so you can find one close to you. The heated swimming pool was a plus for the kids. I liked that our building was right across from the pool so the kids could walk there easier.

Our requests for a new toaster and for swim towels to be stocked at the swimming pool were answered almost immediately. Free light dinner meal served Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday filled us up. It was not as light as we imagined. Free breakfast had many choices and the workers kept it stocked up.

Laundromat was easy to reach and the front desk will give you change in quarters. A bit pricey for a wash at $3.00 a wash and $3.00 a dry.

Only a 10 minute drive to Sea World. We loved it! The area was upscale and clean. The grounds keepers were working everyday cleaning the grounds. We could not find a single stick outside when we wanted to roast marshmallows.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 May 2011

I recently stayed at the Residence inn for a week and it was very nice. The room was large with a full refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, etc. The maids were great!!! Even ran the dishwasher when they cleaned the room (didn't expect that). Location was nice also. Walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores, etc. The hotel provided a van for local trips. They would drop you off and come back and pick you up. Their internet connection was the fastest I've ever had at a hotel. For my first trip to the San Diego area, I really had a nice time.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 April 2011

Pleasant stay at the Residence Inn for 2011 Admit Day at UCSD. Chosen for its proximity to the campus, we appreciated the kitchenette, and free parking. (Parking fees will be instituted beginning May 2011 but are still half the price of other local hotels). A short drive, but not an easy walk to shopping area including grocery stores (hotel is located at the top of a fairly steep hill). Front desk folks were terrific, the room/surrounding area was quiet, water pressure in shower was reasonable, bed was very firm, room was clean and recently updated. Extra perk was the free breakfast, though one reviewer pointed out, by 9am the buffet was very crowded. Plan on an early breakfast, if possible.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 March 2011

My husband and I are on our last week of a two month stay here at Residence inn Marriott in La Jolla. My husband works for the Government and we have traveled many times to San Diego. We both agree that this place is one of the best places we have stayed. There are also many other Government workers staying here at this time. I have not heard one complaint from the other workers about this place. I have heard many positive remarks. I think it says alot about the quality and comfort when about 100 men and women all agree this is a great place. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They are also very attentive to our needs. They have exceeded our expectations. I really can't say enough good things about these wonderful people. The free breakfast and dinners were also a plus. We had a great time getting together with the group of people we came here with to relax and socialize while enjoying a free meal and a couple of drinks. The suites were very comfortable and clean. The kitchen has full size appliances which are necessary for an extended stay. The suite was a good size .. We didn't feel like we were tripping over each other. The suites are very quiet, we don't hear anything from the surrounding rooms. I would recommend this place to families. The free meals would save you alot of money. Stores and restaurants are within walking distance. The shuttle will drop you off and pick you up at different locations within a 5 mile radius. Short drive to many attractions. Pet friendly with plenty of area for dogs to exercise and enjoy the outside. I would like to thank all the employees (from management to landscapers) for making our 2 month stay a very pleasant experience. We hope to return soon.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 March 2011

Just returned from a 4 night stay at this hotel. The larger suite accomodated 2 adults and three teenages well and provided conveniences of home away from home. Overall a great experienceand good location. you will definetly need a car if you plan to visit any parks of San Diego. Its conveniently located close to UCSD.

We had a problem with the hot water shutting but it was eventually fixed and we were compensated for our inconvenience.

The hot breakfast was great with some variety each day.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 February 2011

This was a very comfortable hotel. I didn't need a kitchen but when I come out to the area I will likely stay there again. No gouging you for parking or for wireless, all free. The breakfast was quite extensive and tasty and it was free. Did I mention free?
The bed, pillows, blanket, tv, kitchen were all wonderful! :-)

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 February 2011

I had to travel to La Jolla on business and my husband tagged along. We really enjoyed our stay at the Residence Inn in La Jolla and highly recommend it. The location is ideal. No water view or beach access - but close to major roads (but in a quiet area) and easy to get everywhere from here. Our room was spacious - full kitchen! - and very comfortable. Even though we have family in the area we could stay with, we would stay here again!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla

Address: 8901 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1625
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#12 Family Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range: £107 - £234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla 3*
Number of rooms: 288
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Residence Inn La Jolla, California hotel puts you within walking distance to the University of CA San Diego campus and less than 2 miles from Scripps Memorial Hospital. From our extended-stay hotel, guests can also visit many local attractions such as breathtaking beaches, unique shops and Torrey Pines, the legendary La Jolla golf course. This all-suite hotel in La Jolla also offers easy access to Balboa Park, the famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and Legoland. Guests can start their day with a free hot breakfast buffet and end it with The Residence Inn Mix™, a fun and relaxing way to unwind, socialize and connect. All of our suites in La Jolla offer fully equipped kitchens, with full stoves and ovens, and separate living and sleeping areas. Business travelers will appreciate our large, well-lit desk and free high-speed Internet. When you're looking to relax, take a dip in our heated pool or have some fun playing sand volleyball. We aim to be your favorite La Jolla all-suite hotel. ... more   less 
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