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Sands Of La Jolla

5417 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Ranked #19 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014
brunella-bt Queensbury, New York
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Queensbury, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stayed 6 nights in a two queen size beds. The room had flat screen TV and a small refrigerator. Overall the place is very clean, and the beds were impecably made every day. The wifi did not work at all. I asked the front desk for something in alternative, but I was told that there must have been something... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Historically, I have avoided this hotel, opting for the Travelodge down the road. There used to be some police activity in this area fairly regular...but, to be fair, that seems to be at the hotel next door (Biltmore). Guilt by association. When the Travelodge rates were a bit steep a few weeks ago, I gave the Sands a shot and... More

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed for 6 nights. We had a 1 BR kitchen unit. (Unit 201).The property is OK but many elements are mildly annoying. Yes it has free wi-fi. That's good, right? But it is very weak and inconsistent and wouldn't work in the bedroom at all. The kitchenette is poorly appointed with mismatched utensils and glassware. There is a 2... More

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Westerville, Ohio
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I stayed here for 6 days when my son had surgery and the location was perfect for that. Right across the street from his apartment. The room has a small balcony which helped because there is no air conditioning in this hotel. Normally that wouldn't be an issue but it was the hottest week of the year when I was... More

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San Diego, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Sands of La Jolla is located in the Bird Rock neighborhood. It's a great location, close to the beautiful Windansea beach, walking distance to some cool restaurants. And it's a short drive to downtown La Jolla. My boyfriend and I stayed here just to fully experience the neighborhood. The rooms are ok - the bedroom area is clean and comfortable.... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We used to stay here quite often 10+ years ago. We made reservations so we could be in a place that was close to the beach but quiet. I was happy to see the upgrades they have made to the place and we had a great stay overall. I was saddened to see that there are now buildings blocking what... More

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This hotel is on the border of LaJolla, but you don't pay the high prices as if you were staying in the middle of LaJolla. In general it was a great place to stay. You can walk or drive to the beach, coffee shops,starbucks, cvs and a bunch of little shops. The one problem we had was the elevator was... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

An absolute GEM, especially if you are on a budget. All in all - probably a 3+ star hotel / motel with 4 star amenities, grounds and service. Who can beat $69 a night in La Jolla, or even San Diego for that matter?! I've traveled to the San Diego and La Jolla area twenty times in the past number... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We had a lot of gear with us on a week long surf/bike safari, which included about $8000 worth of bikes and $2000 worth of surfboards. All and all, for two grubby bike dudes, not a bad place. Two words of warning: 1. The parking sucks. You can pretty much expect that someone driving an SUV is going to take... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

An older motel. Everything about it screams older, including the price, so it's a value in the end. But not enough of a value for me to stay here again. Never again. But average! The bed was ok. I've slept on worse. The pool area was clean. The bathroom is just old.

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Address: 5417 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
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