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“Beachfront location, full ocean views but property needs lots of updating.” 3 of 5 stars
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La Jolla Cove Suites
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1155 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037   |  
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Ranked #17 of 24 hotels in La Jolla
Claremont, California
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“Beachfront location, full ocean views but property needs lots of updating.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Perfect hotel mostly for the location, beautiful ocean front views, across the street with direct access to La Jolla tide pools/cove, wonderful views from the hotels roof top deck also used as eating area for continental breakfast and walking distance to town center. Rooms need updating, carpets are old, small bathrooms outdated with some mold showing along edges of tub, room ceiling look dingy with old popcorn acoustic, enclosed exterior hallways to front door of some rooms very dark even during the day, elevator floor carpets look very old/dirty. The Staff for housekeeping, servers at breakfast and front desk Assistants were friendly and welcoming. The day manager Kim V. was NOT welcoming, friendly or helpful (she could barely crack a smile), her attitude came across as stiff and abrupt; we wished the assistant standing next to her at the counter, who was more of a people person was the one helping us. Bianca, who we spoke to night before our arrival was helpful and professional on the phone.

Room Tip: Request rooms on the outer corner side of hotel with better views along the cove, higher floors.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ljcskmv, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review on Trip Advisor we welcome the opportunity to address your concerns. First let me say that I apologize if you were left with the impression that I was neither welcoming or helpful this was certainly not my intention and I sincerely apologize, I hope you will give me and our hotel another chance to show you the 5 star customer service we are known for. We are also making many new changes and updates to our property and I would like to invite you back to see our newly renovated rooms I think you will find them very comfortable and pleasing to the eye. Again I apologize that your stay did not meet all your expectations but we do hope you will try us again soon.

Kim VanHaaster
Guest Services Manager
La Jolla Cove Suites
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

My boyfriend and I celebrated our one year anniversary at La Jolla Cove Suites and had the best time. We had a 1 bedroom king ocean view suite, that was absolutely gorgeous. Panoramic view of La Jolla cove. It was soooo comfortable. There was a nice kitchen in the room for all of our goodies that we brought to eat/drink in the suite. The bathroom had a bathtub, which was a nice way to unwind when I first arrived. The staff is really friendly and helpful. It's such a great location and walking distance to many local restaurants for a great date night! In the morning, there is complimentary ocean view breakfast on the rooftop. It was the perfect, most fun way to spend with my mate for our special occasion.

I would highly recommend to/for: couples, brides, engagements, bridal parties, birthday parties, out-of-towners, anyone who would like a get away by the ocean with all the amenities of home and so much more!

Had a great time!!!!!!!!! Will be visiting again for sure!!! Thank you La Jolla Cove Suites for the hospitality :)

Room Tip: Suite 163 (Ocean View King Suite) was well worth the room and the view!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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ljcskmv, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you for the fantastic review! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and that we could help celebrate your special occasion. Thank you for choosing La Jolla Cove Suites and we look forward to your next visit!

Kimburley VanHaaster
Guest Services Manager
La Jolla Cove Suites
1155 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, California 92037
Phone: 858-459-2621
Fax: 858-551-3405
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

My husband and i spent the weekend in a beautiful suite for our anniversary weekend!! We're locals but saw the hotel on the travel channel and decided to give it a try. Room was absolutely beautiful and the view was to die for. Better yet, every member of the staff that we had any interaction with was so friendly and professional. We cant wait to come back!!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 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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ljcskmv, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so pleased we were able to provide the accommodations for your very special weekend. Tune in for the follow up episode of “Hotel Impossible” airing on February 4th on the Travel Channel, and we look forward to seeing you again very soon!
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El Paso, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We needed a 2 bedroom and this was just what we needed. Very clean! Unbelievably, we arrived for a cold, windy weekend so a walk at the fabulous park across the street was out. In spite of using the elevator, our room meant climbing several sets of stairs; for us, not a problem, for others, maybe. Not too fun in the wind and rain, but how often does that happen in San Diego?
It's a simple place. Kitchenette is just that; a small kitchenette. While there were 3 of us, to sit in the living area meant one of us needed to bring the dinette chair over. Bathrooms were tiny and not well lit.
We had a oceanside view; alas, the window and balcony was tiny. It was a beautiful view though.
No Wifi in the rooms and sketchy at best in the rooftop lounge. Not ideal there...
Great for La Jolla--our own parking area!! That rates big!!
We came near the end of the continental breakfast; had to sit at dirty table. Trash can was so full we barely could stuff our dirty dishes inside. We didn't eat there the second day.
Would we stay there again? Not sure....

Room Tip: Ask for Oceanside room; make sure to request near the elevator if you don't want to climb stairs...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor about your recent stay here at La Jolla Cove Suites. We are happy to announce that all of our rooms now have wireless high speed access! We also have terrace two bedroom suites available with spacious living room and dining rooms areas, full sized kitchens as opposed to a kitchenette and a beautiful panoramic ocean view from your balcony. Thank you for your comments regarding our rooftop breakfast, rest assured that action will be taken to ensure that this never happens again. Thank you again for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon.
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San Diego
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is the same review I posted at Yelp - I wanted to repeat it here.
Even though it's right across the street from my wife's favorite park in La Jolla, we really didn't know much about this place until I saw it showcased on an episode of "Hotel Impossible".
After some research on their website, I made a one night reservation for one of their deluxe 1 bedroom king suites for the night of Monday, Nov. 5.
Wow, were we impressed with the fantastic room (shown on the TV show), the cleanliness of the entire facility and the professionalism of the staff. Checking in and getting our stuff up to the room was easy with the luggage carts provided and the large elevator. There was covered and uncovered parking for a small additional fee.
The view from our balcony was awesome as it overlooked the park, the cove and the ocean beyond. Our room had a full kitchen and the sliding glass doors off the living room opened in the center making for a large unobstructed and fantastic view. The bedroom was huge had plenty of closet space and a second TV.
We took several walks along the ocean in the park, viewed the sunset from the fantastic roof deck at the hotel, spent a bunch of time on our room's large balcony and had the complimentary breakfast back on the roof deck the next morning.
With the different room options and specials we're planning a trip back early next year and hoping to stay two nights this time.

Room Tip: You must get an oceanfront room (the one bedroom King suites are awesome) and make sure you schedule...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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ljcskmv, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful review you posted on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the fantastic view from your newly updated king deluxe suite. Be sure to watch our follow up episode on Hotel Impossible premiering on February 4th! Thank you again for staying with us and we cannot wait to welcome you back to the cove.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My family and I chose to stay here because he is getting surgery at the VA hospital. It is perfect, about 5 miles away to the VA hospital, and across the street from the beach. It has a fully equiped kitchen, which makes it nice to be able to cook instead of eating out. The view from the balcony is priceless. The staff here is awesome. They gave us a nice military discount, could not beat the price! We will definetely stay here again many times more. We have three kids and the room size was perfect for all of us, beats staying in a tiny cramped hotel room! I would recommend it to anyone!

Room Tip: Fourth floor, awesome view of the La Jolla Cove
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  • Stayed November 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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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
There is nothing better than hearing back from guests regarding the wonderful stay they had here at La Jolla Cove Suites! We thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on Tripadvisor and we also thank you for your service, it was our honor to offer you a military discount. We hope to see you and your family again soon!
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Bowie, Texas, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stayed one night in the one bedroom hotel room. It was small but adequate for just the two of us and the location and view were great. We then upgraded to a terrace two bedroom suite so our son and daughter-in-law could join us. WOW! What a great suite. The view was totally breathtaking. We were very pleased with the room and the location could not be better. Easy access to the beach out front or Prospect Street out the back. The room was very nice and very comfortable. Thanks so much to Erin and Misael (sorry if misspelled) for their friendly, courteous help with our upgrade. All the staff were very friendly. We will certainly stay here on our next visit to California.

Room Tip: If you can afford it, the terrace suites are definitely worth the money. They are so spacious and t...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on Tripadvisor about your recent stay here at La Jolla Cove Suites! We are always delighted to hear back from guests regarding their stay and we are pleased to hear that you loved the view and were able to enjoy it with your family. I am very happy to hear that our staff was ready and available to assist you with your upgrade and any other request you may have had. We cannot wait to welcome you back and we thank you again for staying with us!
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Address: 1155 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in La Jolla
#14 Business Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Jolla Cove Suites 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The closest ocean front vintage boutique property in La Jolla with guestrooms, full suites with kitchenettes & cottages, most with ocean views ! Only 220 feet from world renown La Jolla Cove's beach, walk to the Cove to snorkel, dive, swim or surf. Watch the sea lions or catch a west coast sunset all from your private ocean front guestroom balcony. Within walking distance to world class shops and restaurants.Guests can also enjoy our heated saltwater pool,or relax in our spa under the stars in the evening after a bike ride along the coast. Start your morning off with continental breakfast on the rooftop with magnificent vista views of the Pacific Ocean and the rugged Southern California coastline. A most memorable experience in a breathtaking location! ... more   less 
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