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“Great and Affordable Beach Front Hotel” 4 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great and Affordable Beach Front Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I spent 2 days at this hotel in April while attending a wedding. I was a little concerned after reading older reviews but was pleasantly surprised when I arrived. The front desk staff was friendly and very helpful. I stayed in a 2-bedroom suite with my parents. It was updated with nice finishings (especially the bathrooms) and we had breathtaking views of the ocean. Also, we were in our own top floor villa which meant we didn't share walls with other patrons and so the noise level was always decent. The hotel offers a pool area with places to BBQ, which was a nice feature. The roof top was also a beautiful place for a wedding.

I would recommend a few changes: First, the beds were rock solid and very uncomfortable. This could be easily fixed by adding a nice mattress pad. Second, the breakfast was a little sparse and always crowded. Perhaps get some precooked meats. Finally, parking could be challenging in the evening, and unfortunately with it being in La Jolla I don't feel like there is an easy fix for that. Overall, I had a great stay and would definitely come back.

Stayed April 2014
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, Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, April 27, 2014
Dear awinchester,

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We are so happy you enjoyed our rooftop wedding venue and that you had a great visit with us. I especially appreciate your positive comments about our front desk staff! Our team is committed to making the guest experience here at La Jolla Cove Suites the best it can be. Thank you again, and we look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon. Joanna Capps, Assistant General Manager
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The rooms are outdated and walls are paper-thin. Any noise outside would be loud inside. I could not sleep for a single night. One could hardly turnaround in the tiny bathroom. The water temperature is constantly changing when you shower. Not to mention the breakfast is limited in quantity and selections, and you have to wait for a long time to get a piece. The front desk are hostile and are not clear of their work. Finally their receipts are confusing. Do not come to this hotel!
Although the views are good but you couldn't do much activity since the coast is all rocks and very cold. I thought they have sandy beach but actually cold and slippery rocks.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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, Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, April 27, 2014
Dear Joan,

We are disappointed to read your review of our hotel. We do respect and appreciate the comments of our guests and we take them very seriously. We apologize that you experienced anything but a pleasant visit. Best regards, Joanna Capps, Assistant General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

A great family friendly hotel. Location is best. The staff is very
accommodating and will go out of their way to help you. Breakfast is
served on the roof and you can sit outside with a great view of the
bay. Rooms are spacious and clean but it is time to renovate. Make
sure you ask for a room with a view. Parking is an extra cost. The
kids loved the pool and the hot tub.

Stayed April 2014
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, Assistant General Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Amit R,

The team at La Jolla Cove Suites thanks you for your kind review and we are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Our location is definitely hard to beat! We look forward to having you stay with us again. Joanna Capps, Assistant General Manager
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Menlo Park, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We stayed here for several days with the sole purpose of entertaining the kids close to a beach and within walking distance of good eats. We got just that. The La Jolla Cove Suites is your basic good, clean, casual place by the beach complete with spacious units overlooking a lovely snorkeling cove full of sea lions and friendly staff. Although it's quite dated (see photos of suite) the rooms are clean with lots of space. It doesn't feel crowded, but can certainly sound crowded at night or in the early morning (the doors are heavy and slam really hard). They have a nice pool with several available propane grills. The daily service can be a bit unpredictable (i.e. two lotions and no conditioner followed by absolutely no refills of shampoo until requested, inadequate towels, etc.) There is extremely limited food service (an outside vendor for a small list of things) but, again, just a stone's throw from lots of great places in downtown La Jolla.

Kids loved it and kept running off toward the ocean while we couldn't stop staring at the view from the balcony. For the price, it's great and we'd come back, especially with the messy, wild kids.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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, Assistant General Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Paradiseadvice,

Your detailed review is much appreciated and we thank you for sharing feedback on your stay with us. The kids are always big fans of the Cove and we love hearing that your children enjoyed the experience so much. I do apologize for the shampoo and towel situation and we are reviewing our system for refreshing amenities with our housekeeping staff based on your comments. Come back and visit again soon! Best regards, Joanna Capps, Assistant General Manager
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Frisco, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here one night while visiting for our anniversary.
When we first arrived, we were greeted warmly by the staff. We were able to get free parking for the night thanks to checking into YELP. Otherwise, it is $20. The room was renovated in a modern style which overlooked the park and the water. I was very pleased with how clean and comfortable it was. The only problem we had was the very loud and obnoxious kids next door. Overall, it was the perfect way to end our night after walking along the cove and watching the sun go down. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Assistant General Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Cloakofstars,

We are delighted to have been a part of your anniversary celebration! Many thanks for your wonderful review and we hope to see you again very soon. Joanna Capps, Assistant General Manager
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Malibu, California
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The hotel is the best location on La Jolla cove it's ocean front! You can walk Everywhere it's very convenient .
My room 402 was a studio king was very quiet and has best view you can see the ocean and you can hear the waves when you go to sleep
Some adorable bird came on my balcony and I give him cereal it's was such a great experiences with sea lion birds and ocean waves if you love nature you must stay here
The staff here gave me a very good service I Also you got maid service everyday
This hotel should have 4 star!! The bed was very confi the hotel is very quiet and because of location and services you really feel like you are in vacation Jacob check us in within 2 min and gave us a very good service
I m coming back here everytime I'm in San Diego

Stayed April 2014
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, Assistant General Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Angelique,

Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the wonderful comments on your recent stay! I am most pleased to read your comments about the staff and our service. The team here at La Jolla Cove Suites works diligently to ensure that our guests enjoy the La Jolla experience. We look forward to welcoming you back. Joanna Capps, Assistant General Manager
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I stayed at this hotel over many years and have never been sorry. The rooms are spacious and the views are the best you could want. The staff is very accommodating and will go out of their way to help you. The rooftop complimentary breakfast is fresh and the outdoor tables give you a spectacular view of the cove. This is the best deal in La Jolla!

  • Stayed April 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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, Assistant General Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear Garry J, Thank you so much for your glowing review of our hotel and especially your comments about our wonderful staff! The team here at La Jolla Cove Suites constantly strives to provide the highest level of guest satisfaction and hearing that the guests appreciate their efforts is always thrilling for them. Again, we appreciate that you took the time to write a review and we certainly look forward to your return. Joanna Capps, Assistant General Manager
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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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