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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
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Another Great Vacation Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is the second time we've stayed at La Jolla Cove Suites - the first time, back in 2012, we were lucky enough to stay in the oceanfront suite that was highlighted on the "Hotel Impossible" TV show.
This time we stayed two nights (8-9 Feb.) in one of the Terrace two bedroom suites and it was awesome. The front desk staff did a great job helping us combine a one night stay (Christmas gift) with a one night reservation we made into an upgrade to the Terrace Suite.
it was an absolutely elegant and relaxing stay. Two bedrooms, two full baths, large living room, dining area, large wet bar area, and full kitchen. The views of the park, the Pacific Ocean and the far shorelines were fantastic and available from almost every place in the unit.
We thought another couple was going to go with us, but they backed out and we had a wonderful time in this extra large set of rooms.
We were just steps away from Prospect St. and some of the best meals we've had in a long time.
Our unit had been recently upgraded (painted, etc.) and the heaters were not working when we first arrived, but the friendly maintenance crew arrived in minutes after our call and had them back in working order. It was quite obvious that this place has been continuously upgraded and improved since our last stay. We were very impressed with the friendly helpful staff.
We had an absolutely great time and are now planning a return visit.

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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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, Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Dear Jeff,

It was so nice to hear from you and welcome you back! We look forward to your next visit. Thank you for your kind review. Best regards, Joanna Capps, Assistant General Manager
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Can't beat the location as others have said. Hotel is clean and reasonably priced. It is quite dated but we were impressed with the pool and hot tub. We had an ocean view suite which was well worth the extra cost and I highly recommend these for the incredible balcony and views. Rooftop breakfast with a view was killer! Will stay again if back in the area.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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, Joanna Capps, Assistant General Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again and hopefully in the very near future!
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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Location is awesome with the view of the cove. However, we reported a leaking toilet in room 110 and asked for another room. We were assured that it would be fixed and cleaned up before we returned from dinner but this did NOT happen. Leaking toilet left bathroom floor wet and covered with towels. "No other rooms" were available. We would have left had we not been so exhausted from our day. Besides the room had been prepaid via Booking.com. Still waiting on a contact from the Manager who was not available on a Saturday night.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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, Joanna Capps, Assistant General Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We truly apologize that we did not meet your service expectations. We want you to know that we have addressed your concerns with our staff and have used this opportunity to improve on our service levels. La Jolla Cove Suites strives to provide a quality experience to all it's guests and we take guest comments very seriously. We hope you will consider giving us another try and please feel free to call on me personally.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

As others have said "location" is #1 for this hotel. Short walk up the hill is village with restaurants and shops. We rented 3 suites with 2 queen beds and 1 studio for a 4 night birthday celebration. It was absolutely perfect The view from balconys were of the cove & pacific ocean. We had full kitchen with regular size refrigerator & stove. We used one room as main party room and housekeeping was great about our mess. We also cooked burgers on the hotel's very nice bbq grills by the pool using their bbq set. The pool area has been remodeled and is open again. All of the clerks, especially Karla, were friendly, patient, & efficient. Rooms were large. Bathrooms had tub & walk in shower. Continental breakfast was fairly basic except for coffee machine which did cappachino, mocha, latte, etc. They made waffles for you plus there were hard boiled eggs and fruit. There is indoor & outdoor seating for breakfast on the fifth floor. Each morning our entertainment was watching the reaction of other guests as they left their waffle outside to get a piece of fruit or drink, only to have the gulls steal their waffle (or toast, beigal,etc). The look on their faces were priceless. If you are looking for 5 star go elsewhere; but if clean with gorgeous views are for you, here it is. All 14 of us agreed that we will return here.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Joanna Capps, Assistant General Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
We agree! Our location just can't be beat. Thank you for writing such a detailed review of our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

It's dated but they keep it clean well maintained. Small, old bathrooms with low end amenities, simple but adequate rooms some with great sea views, al with old AC units (seldom needed?). Breakfast on top floor is typical, modest servied in a very lovely room. Very friendly and helpful staff, but $20/day parking hurts.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Joanna Capps, Assistant General Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Thank you for choosing La Jolla Cove Suites for your lodging needs. We truly appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again very soon!
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San Diego, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

For many years here I would pass by the La Jolla Cove Suites, wondering what it woud be like to stay there,to be at the cove and ocean's doorstep. I said to myself, some day I will spend a couple nights here, someday. I told my wife that as well, yea like that going to happen. As coincidence would have it, recently My home (live inland San Diego) had an issue, so we had to move out for about 2 weeks because of the repairs.
So I started to look for a place to stay, with out going into details, the only long term availbility was La Jolla Cove suites. I informed everybody in the family , wife, Daughter and her Husband with thier 2 year old said it was its to far for where we live in San Diego, and the distance to everyone work place, until we had the room. Once entering the room and they all looked out to the ocean, on the balconies they totally forgot about distance traveling each day. The staff here is the most friendly, kind, accomidating, and informative that one could ask for.The rooms and bedding are a little dated on the south side and there is no sliding glass door screens doors but there is nothing wrong with them though, they are very clean and they are remodeling a little at a time. Most of the current remodeled rooms are on the northside.
We stayed on the south side not in the main hotel but the wooded cottage style annex, the view was spectacular. At late night hearing the ocean roar in was great, we did not hear the seals much from our side, it put us all to sleep quickly.


Wow a wish come true.

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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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, Joanna Capps, Assistant General Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us! Our staff takes great pride in making the guest experience exceptional and they truly appreciate your praise. We hope you will all come back and visit again soon.
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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My husband and I stayed at La Jolla Cove Suites (1/9/14) and would definitely stay there again. While the hotel exterior and corridors are dated (flamingo pink), the room was updated with new carpet, new granite countertop and the bed was the most comfortable one we have slept on in a long time.

While the room is small and pretty standard, the view out the balcony window is fabulous. The cove and sea lions can be seen and heard from our room. There is a bit of a smell from them but not when the balcony door is closed. When we sat on the balcony we were greeted by two sea gulls.

The breakfast is standard continental and included and you can sit on the terrace and gaze at the beautiful cliffs, water and surfers.

The only thing that was missing were chest of drawers for clothing. The closet has ample space for hanging
clothing.

Room Tip: We stayed on the 4th floor facing the cove. There is an elevator just a short walk from room.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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, Joanna Capps, Assistant General Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and the new updates to the room! Thank you for choosing La Jolla Cove Suites and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Additional Information about La Jolla Cove Suites

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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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
#13 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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