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“Very good for what it is, thoughful and a bit different place, good experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037   |  
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“Very good for what it is, thoughful and a bit different place, good experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Is really trying hard to be different rom other Hotels and there are a good number around.
Place is dis-advantaged by location, but then, there is a Starbucks a stonethrow away.

The Valet price is annoying, but then the Valets are helpful, funny and give good advice...

We liked the Restaurant, the little pool with live musician with a dog and the front desk folks
Special thanks to the Grill Master, Dave, for a good grill afternoon.

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Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Shannon F, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, August 31, 2014
Thank you FOL-1003 fo rthe 4 star review! I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your visit with us. It sounds like you had such wonderful interactions with the entire team, next time let the valets shuttle you around so you don't have to worry about using your car. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thanks again, Shannon Foster
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, WA
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We loved our weekend stay at Hotel La Jolla. The hotel was stylish and relaxed. The staff was helpful and so friendly, especially the valets. The hosted happy hours in the lobby bar were fun and festive. Be sure to get a drink in the restaurant upstairs for a gorgeous sunset view. Great location within easy walking distance to the beach and local restaurants.

The best part was how comfortable we felt with our dog. Our experience here made us Kimpton brand evangelists.

Room Tip: All rooms face west but upper floors have views of the ocean.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shannon F, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, August 31, 2014
Oh beachfox, thank you for the phenomenal 5 star review! I am so happy to see that you had such a perfect weekend away and that you were so comfortable enjoying the weekend with your pooch. We sure do love our 4 legged friends as much as our human guests and I'm happy you all felt the love! We can't wait to welcome you back!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Hotel la jolla is the perfect getaway spot for those heading down to the San Diego. The location is perfect. A few minutes away from the beach and a 5 minute drive to some of the best dining and shopping outside. The hotel is dog friendly, they have a happy hour in the beautiful deck, a cute pool ( but the ocean is a few min away from front door), and the hotel provides a couple of cruisers you can use to bike down to the beach as well! Grab a blanket, beach towel, your honey, and a beach cruiser. Have dinner at the beach and enjoy your stay at hotel la jolla!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shannon F, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, August 31, 2014
Mibarra7, you are welcome to join our marketing team because your review is a perfectly worded description about getaways are our hotel...thank you for that and for the 5 stars! I am so happy to see that you and your honey had such a fantastic getaway. I hope you welcome you back again soon. Cheers! Shannon Foster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were in town to visit with my Marine who is stationed at USMC Air Station Miramar. The hotel was very accommodating when we asked for a rollaway so my son can get away from his norm of the barracks. The service was fantastic! The location was perfect. We walked to the beach every day, yet not far to explore the many beautiful attractions. Next time I will remember to book directly through the hotel so that we can get the military rate. Oh and they are dog friendly!

Room Tip: Definitely spend the extra for the ocean view!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shannon F, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, August 31, 2014
Oh Ann L from Cleveland, your review is absolutely wonderful! Thank you for the all of the props, I am an overjoyed to see that you and your family had such a PERFECT visit! To see that you chose us for your special weekend away with your son just makes my heart happy. I hope to welcome you back again soon. All my best, Shannon Foster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

There are not a lot of choices within a long walking distance of the USCD campus. This is one of them. It is set back from a noisy, heavy traffic corner walkable to the beach through a good little commercial district. La Jolla Shores, the other choice, has a very much better location, but is perhaps not quite so nice as Hotel La Jolla. They try to compensate - my room was not quite ready, so I got a free drink in the very pleasant bar. They have a free shuttle - good. They said they would call a cab if I called them - but it didn't work that way. My room very new, clean and pleasant with a good view.

Room Tip: 9th floor was great
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Shannon F, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, August 31, 2014
Thank you Eric D. for the 4 star review! It is so great to see that you enjoyed our location, amenities and staff. UCSD is pretty convenient from where we are located and I'm glad you were able to use the shuttle vs needing to call a cab. Please let me know if there was somthing we could do to turn your "pretty good" review to "fantastic". You can contact me via email or phone shannon.foster@hotellajolla.com or 858.551.3690.
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Preston, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were visiting family in San Diego and there was a special rate on rooms at the time we stayed for 4 days in August 2014.

The facilities were of a high standard and the rooftop restaurant had spectacular views. If you wanted to keep things basic the coffee and muffin served in the lobby each morning was enough for us.

It is a short drive down to the shore - not really within walking distance.

We enjoyed the stay. If you have a hybrid car the daily parking rate is 50% - you can always say you think it is :)

Room Tip: Look for online deals.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shannon F, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, August 31, 2014
Thank you chrisparky for staying with us and for giving us a 4 star review! I'm so happy to see that you enjoyed your visit with us. Next time, feel free to take our hotel shuttle or house bikes down to the beach so you don't have you working about finding parking. I look forward to welcoming you back when you make your way to La Jolla again. Cheers! Shannon Foster
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Reading, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

First impressions were not good. Three frat boys insisting they had to valet park at $28 a day. Phrases like "traffic is insanely insane ... Woh that place is awesomely awesome" get old very quickly. The receptionist was inefficient and the pool a little small.
Then I realised I was a bit stressed. This is actually quite a small nice hotel. Room was good size. Balcony nice and view ( see photo) fantastic. Breakfast was good.
They have a courtesy car which we used a lot. Drivers were always polite and helpful once you filter out the language (see earlier). Also nice touch - they have beach packs which include bucket and spades, towels and frisbee!!
So to sum up ... Wish I'd relaxed earlier. Filter out the Kalifornication language and enjoy. It's a nice spot near great beach in a lovely town. Wish I'd been nicer to the valet lads ... Sorry!

Stayed July 2014
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Shannon F, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you ecynon for the 4 STAR Review! I am so happy to see that you were able to relax, unwind and enjoy the amenities during your visit. The Sand'Sational Beach Butler bag is a newer amenity and I'm happy you enjoyed it! I hope we will be welcoming you back the next time you have the chance to visit La Jolla.

All my best,
Shannon Foster
General Manager
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Green Hotel in La Jolla
#5 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#6 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#7 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#8 Family Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 108
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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