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“A nice place to stay on the beach” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“A nice place to stay on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

A welcoming hotel that is on the beach and walking distance to shops and other restaurants. It's a uphill walk to La Jolla Village but not impossible ... about a 20 min walk. Hotel has a nice restaurant that over-looks the Pacific ocean. Beach access and 'toys' for all the family. If you don't want the beach, the hotel pool is lovely too.

Room Tip: I don't think there are any bad rooms. I was attending a wedding at another location and didn...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • 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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Bloomfield, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

The hotel is soo very beautiful, the location is perfect! You are in walking distance to all kinds of food, even afordable options. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and wonderfully quite! I have never been able to sleep at hotels and i travel with earplugs and a noise machine, but at this hotel i slept soundly all 6 nights without useing them!! This Place was just amaZing!

  • Stayed September 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We had a room overlooking beach which was great. Love the ocean sounds all night. The room is big and comfy. The desk staff were great in helping to arrange dinner reservations. The beach was very busy during day but it is a public beach. The restaurant is great for breakfast.

Room Tip: It costs more but facing the beach is very nice.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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Sydney
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great location. Staff and service were good. But the rooms lacked the class of the staff and the lovely setting. The hotel might be "the" hotel of the area, but assuming it's always at capacity, seems that has led to complacency by the management as far as the accommodation part of the experience. The facade is lovely, but the innards lacking. Some paint and updating airconditioning and bathrooms are overdue.

Room Tip: Beachfront is great as long as you get an upper floor (for privacy). Partial oceanfront is wonderful...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Me and my daughter stayed at the la jolla shores hotel,for three days!!! It was excellent in every way! Location, food, staff were awesome!! We used the free shuttle service and that was also a great amenity. Could not have had or asked for a better getaway! Will definitly come back!

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Hotel was gorgeous,rooms clean, bedding comfortable location perfect. Room was ready 3 hours before check in, which was huge for us since we had such a short stay (day and a half). Our balcony was on the beach and was a great shelter from the crowds, bugs and heat on the beach. Have to give a HUGE kudos to the guys in Beach Services who give out the umbrellas/towels/chairs. They were always friendly, helpful, and provided above and beyond service. Next to our balcony on the beach, they were the best part of our stay.

Room Tip: As with most hotels, restaurant was insanely overpriced. But food within walking distance of the hot...
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  • Stayed September 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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San Diego, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

As local San Diegans and new parents my husband and I had been trying to book a little getaway for quite some time. The La Jolla Shores hotel did not disappoint! The location was beautiful, the amenities were great and the staff was excellent! From the moment we walked in Ben made us feel welcome and relaxed. Even when we didn't have all of the info we needed at our finger tips, he got us checked in and settled in a matter of minutes. The view from our room was wonderful. All beach and blue skies with a little people watching thrown in! The rooms were a good size and the little kitchenette was an added bonus. Breakfast in the morning was quite tasty and the service was quick but not rushed (the hot chocolate was delicious!).

When we had to call down the first morning and explain to Will that our baby sitter was falling through for the second night...he said not a problem they would bring up a crib right away. It came complete with a La Jolla Shores bear that now has a special place in our son's room. As most parents have experienced, our son chose to have a melt down in the middle of the restaurant about 30 seconds after we had ordered cocktails. Our server gave me a sympathetic smile as I left with the crying 10 month old and delivered our dinner and drinks up to our room himself!

One of our favorite things was sitting on the beach in comfy chairs under an umbrella playing in the sand. The best part??? No schlepping all of that ourselves!!! The beach service staff was waiting for us to pick out our spot when we got down to the sand. Their slogan of "The beach is your playground" is right on the money.

We slept great, got the chance to relax both as a couple and as a family, and were reminded of what a beautiful city we live in. I really can't say enough about what a wonderful time we had. A huge thank you to the entire staff for making two sleep deprived parents trying to celebrate two birthdays and an anniversary all in weekend have a very memorable experience! We would recommend this hotel to couples, families, locals & visitors alike!

Room Tip: We would highly recommend one of the water view rooms. Ours was on the north side of the hotel and...
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  • Stayed September 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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Additional Information about La Jolla Shores Hotel

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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
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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