Transferred to this hotel for last 2 nights of our stay for the US Open because we needed their transportation for part of our group.
We were on the 6th floor and our room looked just like the pictures online. The room was very large, easily fit the King bed, and rollaway with extra space.
The views are good, but realize you are not on the water. It is about a 10 minute walk to the beach and several little restaurants.
They do provide vans that can transport you anywhere within 5 miles radius, which includes downtown La Jolla which is almost impossible to find a place to park on the weekend. They also provided beach chairs for no cost.
The staff was courteous to us (not overly friendly, but nice) and any requests were handled very quickly. The one clerk even gave us his personal discount for SeaWorld that he had. They don’t seem to have anyone that normally helps with luggage, but if you ask, they will find someone to help you.
I heard several people check out and they all commented on how happy they were with the hotel and their stay. I only heard one person that was not happy with his room. I think the ocean view rooms might be nicer than the garden rooms.
Do not count on the WI FI, it doesn’t work in most of the rooms, we had to go down to the lobby to get internet.
I think the trick with this hotel is to make your reservation directly with the Sales Dept. at the hotel (and pay extra for ocean view). They seem to make sure you get the room etc. that you are expecting. If you have any problems, ask for them. The people that drive the vans have all local information that you need.
- 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