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Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel

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7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel absolutely does not deserve 4 stars. The basics that a hotel must provide is cleanliness and the guest's ability to have a good night of sleep and this property fails at both. I'm glad to see that at least one other reviewer in the recent reviews I browsed through had a very similar experience to validate mine. Our... More 

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Devin M, Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Even though this is not a common experience of our guests, it is quite obvious that there were a number of oversights regarding the condition of your guestroom – Something that we do not take lightly. We want to provide the type of environment in which we would like to stay ourselves. Those absolutely include the basics: great service, comfortable... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 hotel reviews
353 helpful votes 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I haven't had an opportunity to stay in many "boutique" hotels but I loved this one. The lobby and room are very "hip" with interesting decor. Our room was on a corner with a view of the pool area on one side and with a nice patio on the other. It had a comfortable bed, and healthy snacks for a... More 

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Devin M, Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

What a neat review! Hah! … Thank you for taking the time to provide such great feedback regarding your experience here. Hopefully we have turned you into a ‘boutique’ lover (and Kimpton fan) after all! Remember to think of us in a couple months when those Phoenix temps start getting to you. So glad you enjoyed our staff and our... More 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we stepped out of the car we were greeted by friendly and smily valet attendants and receptionists. That was our first impression and a lasting one. This hotel is very welcoming. The lobby is outstanding, modern, roomy, airy, inviting people to gather and hang out in there. I particularly like the wall-to-wall glass overlooking a nice greenery.... More 

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Devin M, Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with the world! We loved hearing about your impression of the lobby and your love for our coffee and wine hours! We will work the details and towards getting that 5th star out of you during your next visit. Thanks again! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant stay off the beach and out of the village. Warm and inviting with friendly staff and accommodating atmosphere. Clean and tidy rooms, most have ocean views. Also spectacular views from the restaurant on the 11th floor. Short walk to La Jolla shores.

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Devin M, Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

That is the perfect Cliff's Notes review of Hotel La Jolla! I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with the world. Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love what Kimpton Boutique Hotels are all about! Loved the warm welcome by the "Front Desk Staff". The free "Happy Hour" in the lobby is a nice way to meet other guests and converse with the employees. Valet Parking assures your automobile is safe in their parking lot!!!! You can park a block away on the street if you... More 

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Devin M, Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

So many exclamation points!! We are excited that you are excited!! Seriously though, thank you for the kind words. We love creating Kimpton fans. Hearing this makes us enjoy what we do just that much more. More 

Phnom Penh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like the Kimpton brand. This hotel is reasonably sized but retains the slightly individual and quirky feel of a boutique style property. The rooms are comfortable and clean, well proportioned and mine (at least) offered a ocean view. I ate at the hotel restaurant on the one night I stayed there and then service was good and food... More 

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Devin M, Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Well we like you too, Michael! It is difficult to beat the views from our property... especially from our 11th floor restaurant. I am very glad that you had a chance to relax and enjoy. Thank you for staying! More 

New York City, New York
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124 reviews 124 reviews
27 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed one night here recently. The lobby is spacious and beautiful and we were warmly welcomed by the valet and front desk staff. We had an ocean view room on the fourth floor. It was a nice size and very comfortable. To maximize the ocean views the shower has a switch-controlled shade that you can lift,... More 

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Devin M, Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! Our lobby is awesome, but it isn't anything without our amazing staff. The showers are very unique and can make for a totally different experience than any other hotel room. Want a 'regular' shower experience? Just press a button -- Voila! Thanks again... We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it but hated all the clanging noise above me. Avoid this room at all cost!!! There is a restaurant on the 11th floor and so I am not sure if the issue I experienced for 2 weeks would be the same across all rooms on the 10th floor. I decided to tough it out as the view from my... More 

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Devin M, Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Paul- Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some comments from your stay. I really wish you would have given us the opportunity to remedy the noise challenge while you were with us. We have so many great ocean views here... Something those "other guys" might not be able to give you! Thank you for staying with... More 

Portland, Maine
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really loved the location and the staff were universally great. We had one odd experience with a smoke alarm in the room that went off at 5:30 in the morning for no apparent reason and didn't shut off for about 25 minutes. The front desk did not know what to do. We had been sound asleep and eventually gave... More 

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Devin M, Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Well that will put a damper to your morning... I am very sorry about the alarm debacle and how it was ultimately handled. Sometimes levity is not the answer...especially at 5:30am! I sincerely hope that this rare issue will not detract you from staying with us again. We appreciate the great words about our staff. Thank you! More 

Portland, Maine
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109 reviews 109 reviews
28 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was built quite a while back, but the renovation (whenever it was) was quite thorough. The rooms are large and pretty well done. My initial reaction was hesitant and thought about changing hotels, but I decided to stay for my full three nights. I loved sleeping with the balcony door open. The top floor restaurant food was passable,... More 

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Devin M, Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. While our property has been a part of the La Jolla landscape for some time, our full renovation was completed only a few years ago. I will agree with you that letting the ocean air into your room at night is the only way to go. While our parking rates stay competitive with that of... More 

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