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La Jolla Shores Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8110 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Formerly Sea Lodge Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Albany, New York
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Awesome Accommodations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

This place is such a great location to vacation or just relax. It is on the beach so every day walking the shore is possible right from the hotel itself. The staff from the time you encounter the desk clerks to the cleaning people, maintenance folks, security and restaurant staff are excellent. Everyone is there to provide you with satisfactory customer service. They are courteous, helpful and charming to deal with for anything you ask.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are spectacular.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for a wedding -- which was right outside the hotel on the beach. The receptions was also at the hotel. Everything was gorgeous -- from the beautiful courtyard in the hotel to the reception area. The dance area was small, but this wasn't a big wedding (100 or so). The food was AMAZING! And the rooms were comfortable (we had a beach front room, so who can complain about that!) We sat on our patio each day and enjoyed the sights and sounds of La Jolla. The front desk staff was also friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Go beach front!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Only two hotels on the beach, La Jolla Shores is a nice find. The physical condition of the hotel is very good considering the location. Excellent room - 332, with view of ocean, beach, and park. Quality room, very clean, but beds (only negative) need to be replaced. Front desk staff are exceptional. Highly recommend this hotel. Super easy access to La Jolla (minutes). Hotel will shuttle you--if needed. Go to Alfonso's for great Mex.

Room Tip: Room was excellent, but beds are too soft. Suggested to front desk to replace.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Fe, NM
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

This was our second stay at La Jolla Shores, both times in a beach front room. This time it was #341, one of the only two room suites. It was a fantastic room all the way around, with great kitchen, comfortable bed and sofabed, and plenty of space. The real story here though is the large portal, (porch), directly above the beach. And what a marvelous beach it is, with something for just about everyone. The location of this place just couldn't be better. All the surf, scuba, kayak, and bike rentals are right up the street and it is as close as one can be to the beach. Did I mention how great this beach is? The atmosphere of the hotel is friendly and low-key. Service was excellent and the restaurant is fantastic. The bar has a particularly nice view of the ocean as well. The well equipped kitchen made it very easy to prepare many of our own meals, leaving room in the budget for the hotel's fine cuisine, or that of several nice places a short stroll up the street. What I miss most since leaving is the constant sound of the ocean calming my nerves and helping me relax. We have decided this will be our go-to place for beach vacations from here on out.

Room Tip: Beachfront rooms can't be beat.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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94 reviews 94 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

There is not other place to stay other than rich next door, if you want to steep out onto the beach from your hotel. La Jolla Shores recently updated rooms with new bedding, carpet, and tile was a much needed improvement. In Room fridge is nice and the amenities are nice as well. The Restaurant menu needs a total overhaul. Eating on property not recommended, other than what you can expect normally. Bacon and Eggs, Club Sandwich hamburger crowd.Surprisingly Not a great seafood place. Add Shrimp cocktail, oysters, clams and mussels to the menu, along with fish and chips. Other than the food you can't beat this place for its location. If beach is what you want, beach is what you get! You definitely get what you pay for!

Room Tip: Ask for a third floor room. Its a little more quiet than having somebody stomp around above you. Als...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

I just got back from my vacation at the La Jolla Shores Hotel. I was visiting my sister who lives in La Jolla and this hotel was only 8 minutes (driving) away from her house and it was perfect! I didn't have an ocean view room, which I didn't mind A) because I wasn't in the room much and B) all you have to do is walk 6 feet and you're on the beach! The rooms were exactly what I expected, nothing fancy, but perfect and clean! Which is way more important. Everyone was extremely helpful at the front desk. We were able to walk (1.5 miles, some uphill) to Prospect Street which has shopping, restaurants and bars. There were also plenty of shops and restaurants a lot closer as well. The open concept of the hotel was really awesome and it wasn't a 'stuffy' hotel, for example, they didn't give us dirty looks if we came in late or made a bit of noise. I had a sliding door and 'patio' which was just 2 chairs and a table pretty much in the lobby but it was privatized by some trees. Again, this wasn't an issue for me as this hotel served the purpose of sleeping in only for me. I ate breakfast only in the hotel, twice. The eggs benedict and bloody mary were great! I would 100% recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

I would highly recommend room 335. It was huge with a sitting area, two sliding glass door looking directly at the ocean. Nothing better than waking to the sound of waves and having coffee on deck watching surfers and dolphins swimming by. The room was more updated that previous reviewers claimed. The service from Raul at the front desk was unbelievable. He was more than helpful and very friendly. Derrick was also very helpful and friendly in assisting us with our luggage and beach service. The hotel is very relaxing and is only 1/2 block from a few restaurants and surf shops. The Cheese Shop has amazing sandwiches/salads for a great price considering you are in La Jolla. The Sushi restaurant had the most amazing sushi and was also priced quite well for the neighborhood. We ate breakfast in the hotel restaurant...it was a little more expensive but you have a view of the ocean! I would recommend this hotel, we were very satisfied our stay!

Room Tip: Pay the extra for a ocean view...you won't regret it!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8110 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Formerly Sea Lodge Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
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Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Jolla Shores Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 128
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