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“Awful experience, disgusting place.” 1 of 5 stars
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La Jolla Biltmore Motel
5385 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037   |  
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Ranked #22 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
San diego
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Awful experience, disgusting place.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Where to begin... My girlfriend and I stayed 2 nights at the Biltmore and felt extremely uncomfortable the whole time. The room was filthy and smelled like mold. Stains on the sheets, loose tiles, broken and mixed-matched blinds... The rusty fridge and detached toilet paper roll holder from the wall really added to the level off class this place has. The manger was friendly enough, even though he smelled like pot and even tried to bribe me to write a decent review. He offered us a free night at this run down establishment if we gave it a 5 star rating on yelp.
Beware of this place and look at all reviews before staying here! There were 2 shootings at this place that I was unaware of prior to checking in.
Don't let the name fool you. This place needs major work, and additional security measures need to be taken. Very disappointed with our stay.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1 of 5 stars
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We booked this place through an online booking site. We got here late. We checked in. The manager asked for a $50 in cash.. We got to our room. It's was dirty. The sheets had yellow stains and hair all over them. The TV didn't work. It didn't even have a remote. The carpet was lifting up all over the place. Even the curtains were full of stains. The chair inside the room smelled like urine. The room was beyond scary. We went back to the "manager" Tom, told him we could not stay there and asked for our money back. He refused. Offered another room. We went to look at it- mind you, we videoed this whole encounter. This next room the bed wasn't even made, there were wet towels on the floor and trash all over, obvious it had not been cleaned prior to the last guest. We were offered another room. Sheets yellow and stained. Cords all over the floor. It was dirty also. We saw 3 rooms all dirty. We asked for our money back. He said no. We asked to compromise that we would at least pay for the one night but the other 2 nights to refund us. He said no. So we are out $272 when this wasn't a suitable place for anyone to stay. It should be condemned and closed down. This place is a scam and a fraud. Beware. Do not stay here.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Not in the worst of circumstances should you stay in this hole. Filthy, no towels, toilet running all night, not sufficient coverings on the wall, stains on walls-disgusting-manager and room reeked of
smoke-refused refunds after all of this was reported.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Jolla Biltmore Motel

Address: 5385 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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