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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Gorgeous views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Our family of five stayed here for one night in late December. We had two adjoining bedrooms and a living area with a kitchenette. The views were amazing - from our room we could see the cliffs and hear the sea lions. We loved it. Yes, the hotel is older and not ritzy but it was clean and comfortable. Our younger two enjoyed the heated pool which is a good size - bigger than many other hotel pools. The breakfast was fine and the view from the dining room made for a lovely start to the day. We found the staff very pleasant and helpful especially Jeannie who had gone out of her way to help us with our booking. It was an easy walk to the shops. All in all a very charming location.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Gillian,
It is so nice to hear from you and especially that you and your family enjoyed your time with us in La Jolla. We all enjoy the wildlife in the area, and the sea lions are such a fun treat for the families that stay with us. We hope that La Jolla Cove Suites will become your new home away from home and that we can welcome you back for years to come!
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I must say I was quite disappointed in La Jolla Cove Suites. Their saving grace for us was the view and their front desk staff named Sebastian? This young man was fabulous and will go far with his great customer service skills and courteous attitude.

We booked a oceanfront suite- Our suite, however, was not very sweet. It was dark, freezing, and smelled of paint. The bathroom was tiny & horribly outdated (not to mentioned the calcified rotting bathroom fixtures). The bedroom was located on the interior hall- it was very noisy & there was no heat in the room- we had to sleep fully clothed with all the blankets. (We did bring this heating concern up with staff- they said I'm sorry to hear that).

All this being said- I still think this facility has great potential. More upgrades will go a long way here! The view from the roof was absolutely beautiful! The continental breakfast was great.

I appreciated the view but I do not think we will be staying here again.

Room Tip: I reccommend anything with a oceanfront view- it can't be beat! Stay away from rooms with a inte...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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ljcskmv, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for taking time to leave your review on Trip Advisor we appreciate the chance to address your concerns. We apologize that your room did not meet your expectations on your recent stay. We would like to invite you to return in the future and try one of our fully remodeled suites they are very spacious and nicely appointed and feature central heating. We hope you will try us again soon and we thank you for choosing La Jolla Cove Suites.
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

La Jolla Cove is one of the Scenic stops on the 57 mile tour around the San Diego area and La Jolla Cove Suites overlooks the beautiful scenic park and ocean front. The continental breakfast is very very nice and the Staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

What I don't like is the 1950's style rooms and lack of quite. The suite come with a very small kitchenette with a Stove and no microwave. Who uses a stove when on Vacation? The noise from outside and all adjacent rooms was extremely loud, as if no walls existed. Heating was provided by a floor unit which was barely adequate and dried the air too much. For the price I expected a little more luxury, but I was paying for the view, which I enjoyed.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, January 22, 2013
Thank you for leaving your review on Trip Advisor we are always interested in the comments and concerns of our guests. We would like to invite you to visit our hotel again and try one of our newly remodeled suites we are sure you will find it very spacious and comfortable and features central heating. Again we thank you for choosing La Jolla Cove Suites and hope to see you again soon!

Kimburley VanHaaster
Guest Services Manager
La Jolla Cove Suites
1155 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, California 92037
Phone: 858-459-2621
Fax: 858-551-3405
kvanhaaster@lajollacove.com
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Know the area well and was always curious about La Jolla Cove Suites. Saw the Hotel Impossible episode and decided to give it a try. Glad I did. Got an oceanfront suite in the "annex" building just north of the main building. Wow, but the room was much more than I expected! Not just a suite, more like an apartment. Full kitchen, dining table, living room with sofa bed and easy chair, sofa and two chairs on balcony overlooking La Jolla Cove, large bathroom with separate shower and tub. All very clean and appealing. Regular security patrolling of parking lot (helps to justify $20 parking charge). Staff was very pleasant at both check-in and check-out. Plan to recommend this property to friends and family. Thank you for such a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review on Tripadvisor! We are very pleased that you decided to give us a try. We hope to see you again very soon so you may see the many more exciting changes that are happening here at La Jolla Cove Suites. Be sure to catch our follow up episode on Hotel Impossible premiering February 4th!
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Scottsdale, AZ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

If this review was based on location and views alone I would rank 5+ stars. It was awesome to sit out on the balcony and hear the ocean waves and the seals barking. It's also walking distance to lots of bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel itself is kind of dated and not the cleanest place I've stayed but knew that going in based on previous reviews. It was also extremely loud. I swear you could hear a toilet flush from five rooms away. The free breakfast offered on the rooftop was nice and all the employees we encountered were very friendly. This hotel has the best location and views in the area and is cheaper than the other hotels too. But if you care more about luxury rooms and amenities more than views I would book elsewhere.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor, we sincerely appreciate your feedback. Yes, we are very blessed to have the best ocean views in La Jolla. Might I suggest for your next stay to try one of our deluxe one bedroom suites which have been recently renovated and were showcased on the Travel Channel. Thank you again for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon!
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

I've just got back from this hotel. The room are quite big, even the standard one is very big. You can pay for more expensive to have a suite with a view but believe me that it's so worth it!! I couldn't get tired of that view, so amazing! 2min walking to the beach, can't ask better than that! The employers were so helpful and great! I'll definitely go there when I'm back to La Jolla!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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, January 11, 2013
Thank you for the lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and that you found the views “amazing” and were able to take advantage of our close proximity to the beautiful beaches of La Jolla Cove. We hope to see you again very soon! Thank you for choosing La Jolla Cove Suites.

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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San Diego
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308 reviews 308 reviews
97 hotel reviews
Reviews in 103 cities Reviews in 103 cities
398 helpful votes 398 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We came here for a one night stay over New Years Eve. We got one of the upper terrace rooms which is quite nice with large patio, kitchen and great ocean view. The location of this hotel cannot be beat as it is below the village area and across the street from water. Short walk to everything. Pool area is nice and staff is friendly and efficient. The room was a bit dated with tiny TV and could use a bit of upgrading with better decor and amenities, but would stay again. Good value for the great location.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, January 9, 2013
We are so happy you chose our hotel to ring in the New Year! The terrace suites are quite nice however may I suggest on your next visit that you try our newly renovated Deluxe One Bedroom suites. These suites have been professionally decorated with handsomely appointed furnishings and each room features a 40 to 42 inch flat screen TV. 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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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:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Jolla Cove Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 110
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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