For our first family trip to La Jolla, we chose the Hotel La Jolla because not only because it is pet friendly, modern, but it also has a great location. Upon arrival we were simply swept off our feet. We have always been fans of the Kimpton hotel chain but had never stayed at one until now. From start to finish, it was a magical stay! When we arrived, the hotel staff greeted not only my husband and I but our dearest family member, Chloe (our english bulldog). Her name was on a welcome sign out front and she was welcomed with ear scratches and treats upon check-in. The check-in process was fast and the front desk staff truly made you feel as if you were visiting friends and not staying in a stuffy hotel.
During our stay we went to a Chargers game (only a 20 minute drive away to the stadium) and while we were out Chloe, our dog, was able to get walked twice and of course given much love from the staff - she truly was on a vacation too. Every employee that we came encountered with was there to help in any way possible, all we had to do was ask.
The front desk and valet personnel were wonderful...not only did they remembered us when we returned from our outings but also remembered our son's name and always asked about Chloe. Hotel La Jolla takes pet-friendly to a new level!
Normally, pet-friendly rooms are the "knock off", "not so nice" rooms- but not here! We had a room on the 10th floor and let me be frank...it was simply amazing. The view of the Pacific Ocean from the moment you opened the door was breath-taking. The room was modern and luxury...the bathroom shower had a glass wall to where you could see the ocean while you showered if you chose to - otherwise you could drawl the curtain, but why would you! The room was spacious enough for my husband, our son, our dog and myself - there was no crowding at all.
Besides the amazing staff, the next best thing is the hour happy hour. From 5-6pm every night the hotel has a FREE wine happy hour. The wine is delicious, they do not skimp on the amount in your glass, and you can have another if you would like! We visited in the winter, so not sure if this is year round but while we sipped on wine we were able to make smores on an open fire! What a great treat before our night out!
This hotel is truly remarkable and we will definitely stay here again!
Kyle Larson, Charrah, Alina, and Nikki Carlson are some of the best hospitality professionals in the business and Hotel La Jolla hit the mark when they hired them. These individuals made our stay one to remember. Thank you and see you soon!