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Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Anaheim Hills, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went to La Jolla on New Year Day with our 2 little dogs for a little get away. We weren't too thrill when we first drove up to find that we had to valet our car, we don't have a fancy or exotic car but we had bad experiences with valet so at first we weren't thrill about it.... More 

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Shannon F, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much OctaneGal for writing such kind things about the team and décor! While I’m so happy to hear that all staff encountered were friendly, I am sorry you found the room to be too noisy and without pet beds/bowls. We don't always know guests are traveling with pets when they book through a 3rd party but we... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Arrived last monday at 2:00pm ish after a three hour drive and told there was not a place at the hotel to have a sandwich or beer.... had to go into town... room nice... although we were able to check in early, told usual time is 4:00pm!!! after dinner with friends in south La Jolla, upon return we decided to... More 

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Shannon F, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Yikes pmsvras, what a nightmare of an experience you had here! I am very sorry for all of the challenges you experienced while dining in our restaurant. It sounds like we got it right with the friendlieness of our valet and front desk team, but definitely failed to impress from a dining standpoint. I would love to talk through it... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stayed here for a week over Christmas and it was certainly a pleasant stay. We had our toddler with us. Pros Comfortable room and bed Coffee station, hot chocolate station was a lovely bonus Pool was nice Valet staff were amazing Loved the wine hour Great location, close to the highway, stroll from the beach Cons The crib was... More 

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Shannon F, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you magalificus for taking time to share feedback about your recent stay. I truly appreciate the positive feedback about our valet team....I completely agree that they are amazing! I'm very sorry for the hiccups with the Beach Butler bag, we do have a couple of newbies at the front desk so we will be sure to share your feedback... More 

San Francisco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The reason we stayed here is because we have a dog on our trip. So for that, its great. But the hotel is noisy, the outside is noisy --ok that is something you can deal with. But the rooms are not insulated at all you can hear everything surrounding your room. So either you are an easy sleeper or bring... More 

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Shannon F, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you InaSF for taking the time to share such candid feedback about your recent stay. While we are located in the central hub of La Jolla, our location brings louder ambient noise at times and I am very sorry to see that this disturbed you during your visit. Please let us know the next time you are visiting and... More 

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

Very nice room and grounds but the location is not perfect. Only if it were on the ocean side of the busy intersection... Still, it is walkable to la jolla shores (~15 min walk) which is nice. Not too many dining options within walking distance. The hotel restaurant has 5 star views but the food is only 3 stars. Didn't... More 

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Shannon F, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you sktrippin for staying with us and for taking time to write a review about it. I'm so happy to see that you had such a great visit. Although we can't be on the ocean, we try not to disappoint with the amazing views we offer from our rooms and restaurant. Feel free to have our valet team shuttle... More 

Rochester, NY
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

i stayed for a week in December and also recently for a week in October, both times for business. This is a beautiful hotel with many things going for it. I really enjoyed the beautiful stylish room which still managed to be comfortable. Booking on Orbitz my second visit I got a significantly worse room than when I booked with... More 

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Shannon F, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KitchaMitcha – first off, thank you for the Kimpton love! It sounds like you've had a great experience with us in the past and I’m delighted to hear how impressed you've been with our team. That said I’m so sorry you didn’t have a similar experience this time around. It sounds like we got close with our friendliness and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were immediately impressed with Hotel La Jolla. It's obvious that time, money, and effort were spent on making the grounds and the building warm, inviting, and visually appealing. From its beautifully lit braziers lining the driveway, to the classy and modern lobby, you're immediately taken by how pretty this place is! The lounge and pool area are well appointed... More 

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Shannon F, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

I love when I feel the passion and care from our guests that I feel myself for this hotel. Thank you Roderick M for your absolutely candid and wonderfully detailed review of our hotel. I appreciate all the details you've provided surrounding your experience and can assure you we are working on all the items you've addressed. I'm so happy... More 

San Diego, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Being a resident of San Diego it's hard to think of traveling anywhere else for a picture perfect romantic getaway, so I opted for a night at the Hotel La Jolla. Everything was absolutely amazing from the views to the hospitality (when arriving). They offer a great happy hour with reduced price appetizers and house wines. The room itself was... More 

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Shannon F, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Keys M for staying with us and for still giving us a 4 STAR reivew despite your very frustrating experience with Lost and Found. This review reminds me of that candy called warheads....sweet at first and then a not so wonderful sour experience past the sweet candy coating. I"m really sorry that we left such a sour taste... More 

Laguna Beach, California, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Teenager and kid friendly with s'mores and hot cocoa with the trimmings, plus good treats for adults. They have mastered the art of service and detail. We gladly handed over our electic car to a valet eager to plug it in on site. Rooms are comfortable and tasteful and fun. Consistent engaged staff.

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Shannon F, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Alice W for the 5 STAR Review! I'm so happy to see that you and the kids enjoyed the chocolate indulgances we offer around the property. We love playing the role of favorite aunts and uncles that load the kids up with sugar and then send them home with the parents...just wait and see what we have in... More 

Orlando, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I know that the terms Kimpton and La Jolla go together like Romeo and Juliet, but I felt the need to re-affirm to the world that you could never go wrong at the Hotel La Jolla! Yes, La Jolla is beautiful in and of itself, but this hotel does a magnificent job of complimenting its surrounding. From the moment you... More 

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Shannon F, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Robbie M for this absolutely amazing 5 star review! Your review is thorough, detailed and absolutely spot on. I couldn't be happier to see that you had such a fantastic visit to our jewel. Thank you for sharing your experience with fellow Trip Advisor travelers. We can't wait to welcome you back and dare I say..."parting is such... More 

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Address: 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 108
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Also Known As:
Hotel La Jolla Shores
At The Shores La Jolla
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#4 Green Hotel in La Jolla
#6 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#6 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#9 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#10 Family Hotel in La Jolla

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