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Holiday Inn Express La Jolla
Ranked #17 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 December 2013

On a business trip and stayed in the Holiday Inn Express La Jolla Beach. I arrived very late on a Sunday evening but no problem with check in and given water, crisps and cereal bar on arrive...which oddly after a days travel was very welcome. Room was OK in size, desk, fridge, iron etc. Bathroom had a great shower but no bath in my room.....not sure if that is common throughout hotel. There's a pool on site.....outside and small but looked OK. Breakfast was coffee and help yourself with cereal and bread etc.....nothing fancy but sets you up for the rest of the day. Hotel location was very close to the beach 5 min walk which I did in the morning before 07:00AM......and it looked fab. Big waves, surfers already out and sandy beaches. A little different to home! I paid $50 in a taxi from airport to hotel...possibly over the odds but $40 - $50 sound OK.

Room Tip: I guess some rooms might back onto the road....or you might before a room overlooking the pool.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Larry C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2013

Dear SJ262013,
Thank you for being an IHG Elite Rewards member (we provide a welcome amenity to all elite members upon arrival). I believe we have the perfect location for a business trip. We are centrally located with a short drive time to any San Diego location and a short walk to the beach which is great when you find a few minutes away from work. We eliminated our tubs during our last renovation. However, added a whirlpool tub to our largest suite. Your taxi fare is in line with the current average.
We are delighted that you enjoyed our breakfast, bath and location. Thank you for sharing your experience at the Holiday Inn Express La Jolla and for choosing to stay with us during your visit. We hope to see you again when your travels bring you to our area.
Best regards,
Larry Clark

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Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

Wonderful neighbourhood. I stayed with my family. 3 and 5 year old kids. The hotel is off a fairly busy road but 2 blocks away is a beautiful beach. The la jolla coves are near by with sea lions and a lovely beach front walk. It is very easy and quick to the I-5 which takes you to sea world 10 min, old town 15 min, piers/down town 15-20 min. Skip staying at hotel circle or downtown if you have little ones. The beaches in la jolla are awesome. It is also a fairly affluent neighbourhood. It is near masarati, Lamborghini, Ferrari, and jaguar dealerships to give you a sense.

Rooms were clean, modern and the hotel is quiet.

Breakfast was very good. Step up from ordinary continental...hot choices each day.

Only problem...no tub...shower only in our room.

Stayed: December 2013
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Larry C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2013

Dear MudOntheTires,

Thank you so very much for staying with us and for the excellent review. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your accommodations and our location near the beach, cove and sea lions. We hope to see you all again during your next beach vacation.

Best regards,

Larry Clark

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Reviewed 21 November 2013

We have stayed here twice now and have been happy with our stay both times. The rooms are reasonably priced and clean and include free breakfast. There is always a variety of foods to eat including eggs, bacon, fruit and yogurt. The location is within walking distance to the beach. It was perfect to take a walk and watch the sunset. Our kids loved the pool which was also always clean. The front office staff was friendly and helpful as was the grounds staff. We will definitely stay here again.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Larry C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2013

Dear KelMas,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your two visits to La Jolla. We are very grateful for your recommendation and we all look forward to seeing you and your family on your next visit.

Best regards,

Larry Clark

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Reviewed 3 November 2013

This is a bit of a hidden gem here in La Jolla. Offered an upgrade to a large room with patio on arrival (nice touch for a Gold member) - didn't take it though as it faced onto the road and a little noisy. Took a room in the back in the courtyard instead which is great. We've been here for 3 days and it's proved a perfect base for La Jolla. It's about 30 minutes walk into the village which was perfect for us as it gives us exercise there and back. Hired a car yesterday from Avis and was able to leave the key at the end of the day with reception for free pick-up. Excellent. Decent sized fridge in the room and large shower. Would stay again.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter. If you are a heavy sleeper take a big room with a balcony though.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Larry C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Dear Steve,

Thank you for the excellent review. We are very grateful for your continued support as an IHG Rewards Club Gold Member. We look forward to your next visit.

Best regards,

Larry Clark

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

I really liked this Holiday Inn. Great location, right in the midst of everything. Great room. Patio right off the room. The blinds were broken and the door funky, but it was nice to take out a glass of wine and watch the sky. Was not so good when the family party arrived before I did and camped right outside my room, but they seemed to get the clue and moved on eventually. This could be a problem with having the great patio room.

Great bed, nice bathroom, good towels and sheets.

Plus across the street, they have a nice happy hour to hit before walking down to the beach (four blocks) for the sunset. I will definitely be back.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Larry C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Dear Lee,

Thank you so very much for staying with us and for sharing your experience. We are very happy that you enjoyed your sleep. I agree, Su Casa is a great happy hour on the way to the beach. Please accept my apology for the blinds and door.

We look forward to your return,

Larry Clark

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We stay here every time we visit our son and his fiance in the La Jolla area. The complimentary breakfast is superb enough that it makes up for the pricey nature of the hotel. My only suggestion would be that they have some rooms with king beds. We need a king or two beds, but would prefer a king.

Room Tip: Try to be on the pool instead of facing the street.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Larry C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Dear Salconn,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us when you visit your son and fiancé. We are very grateful for your loyalty.

Best regards,

Larry Clark

P.S. Our Advance Purchase Rate offers the best value and may work well for you.

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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Not far from centre of la jolla and only 3 mins walk to a surfers beach
Rooms are very cosy and well equipped. Service is good.
Breakfast very complete.
Heated small pool and free internet and parking.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Larry C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

Dear Markr,

Thank you for the excellent review and thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to La Jolla. We are so glad that you enjoyed our accommodations, service, breakfast, location and pool. Hopefully your travels will bring you to the area again so we can welcome your return.

Best regards,

Larry Clark

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Address: 6705 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-6044
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #17 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Price Range: £99 - £212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express La Jolla 2.5*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express® La Jolla hotel, boasts an enviable locale in Southern California. Guests of the hotel can expect unmatched customer service to compliment the convenient location. Minutes from downtown La Jolla, the hotel's property is just two blocks from the beach and close to popular San Diego attractions.The hotel's guests enjoy visiting the area's beautiful beaches, including Wind-n-Sea Beach and Pacific Beach. Recreational activities abound in La Jolla Cove, known for exciting diving, snorkeling, swimming and kayaking. The hotel's location in the San Diego area makes attractions such as SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo easily accessible.Perfectly suited for business and leisure, the hotel's amenities include free high-speed, wireless Internet access and a 24-hour Business Center. Guests appreciate being close to area businesses, including Qualcom and Scripps Hospital, as well as UC San Diego. The nearby Torrey Pines Golf Course is perfect for a round of golf with clients.Among hotels in the San Diego area, this La Jolla accommodation provides superior amenities for guests. Start your day off right at the free, hot Express Start Breakfast Bar, featuring our signature cinnamon rolls and 100% Arabica bean coffee. The outdoor pool is a great place to enjoy the California weather, and a Jacuzzi is perfect for relaxing. Plan your next Southern California vacation today! ... more   less 
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