I got a pretty good deal through Priceline (~$110/night inc taxes and fees) but after the $15/night charge for parking, I may have to rethink. On one hand, it was convenient - only 10 min walk to the best beach and I didn't have to worry about finding a parking space. But on the other hand, $15?? $5-10 for guests seems like it would be more hospitable to their customers. Also, I don't think they tell you this at check-in.
The room we had was small but we could see the ocean. We were on the 4th floor but if you had a room to the south, I would think your view would be blocked. Maybe not a problem on higher floors. It was also not so noise-proof.
There is nice terrace where you could have coffee or a drink, but no coffeemaker or fridge in the room. On our way out, I did see that they had coffee in the lobby so I guess you could take a couple cups back up.
Free wireless internet was nice. Connection was reasonably good. FYI - not a secure connection but fine for checking up on things.
The bed was very comfortable and bathroom was clean and stocked normally. The one thing that was AWFUL was that although they had high end bathroom fixtures, the sink handles were essentially slick chrome vertical tubes. Yes- slick metal tubes sticking up (with no handle) that you have to use to turn the water on or off. Hard to do with dry hands and impossible to do with wet ones. Ended up keeping a dry hand towel nearby to wrap around the tube to turn the water on or off. I don't know what Kohler was thinking when they designed that beauty and what the hotel was thinking when they decided to install them.
At any rate, despite the parking price and the funky sink fixture, it was pretty good deal. If you do walk to the beach, it would be good if you had a wagon or something with wheels to carry your stuff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique hotel with upscale decor and high end bedding and amenities. All non-smoking rooms, glass balconies, small gym, heated pool, walking distance to beach and La Jolla Shores shops and restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Jolla Shores
- At The Shores La Jolla