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“East coast experience on West Coast” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

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La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   2000 Sprindrift Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3237   |  
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Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“East coast experience on West Coast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is the perfect place for the well-to-do family exploring SoCa. The LJBTC has the ability to pull out all the stops in every way. But, the rest of us can get a less expensive room and still enjoy the facilities as well, dine within walking distance and not spend a fortune. An off note: the room's walls were paper thin, so we could hear our noisy, inconsiderate neighbors. But, everybody has access to the wonderful beaches, the towel & chair services, etc. that you may recall from Cape May or even St. Trop-

Walking distance to numerous restaurants, kayak rentals, small grocery store, bars. Drivable (5-10) to downtown La Jolla strip (Prospect/Girard).

Room Tip: The downstairs rooms ##140-145 have paper-thin walls. They are cheap, but beware. Ask for rooms ups...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

La Jolla is a favorite of this "East Coaster". Location, dining, shopping are great. I had not heard of the Beach and Tennis Club until a Trip Advisor review tipped us off. Rooms were great at good prices. Historic tennis courts were top notch. Even the executive 9 hole golf course was great fun.Food at 3 restaurants was very good. Beach Bar BQ with son cooking was a highlight. Beautiful beach and kayaking ... all minutes from down town. Truly a jewel of a place.
You will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Extra $ for beach room is worth it.
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful feedback, which we have shared with our staff. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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New Braunfels
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The location and amenities are unparalleled for a summer-time family destination. Comfortable rooms with luxury linens and complete kitchens. Spectacular views of the Pacific ocean and coast line. Best part is the beach is groomed daily and chairs/umbrellas are set up by staff. We enjoy visiting the local shops next to the club or take the scenic walk to the cove via the coast-line trail. It's all great and makes for lifetime family memories. We have vacationed at the LJBTC for over 40 years and will continue to return.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Sacramento, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We have been vacationing at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club for fifteen years. Not a year has gone by that we haven't made at least one trip here- most years coming two or three times. The club has old world charm and offers a variety of experiences depending on budget and season. Winter time is our favorite time to visit as it is beautiful weather and less crowded than summer. The summer season is the high season which drives the pricing up, but what a perfect place to be in July! I recommend having the club set up a table and catered dinner on the beach at sunset! The tennis courts are in good shape with plenty of clinics and pro coaching if desired. LOTS to do for the kids! Playground, community beach toy box, kids camp, etc, etc. Love it here!

Room Tip: Get a beachfront suite!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Thank you for the great review. LIke many of our guests, I am so pleased that the beach club has become a family tradition for you! We look forward to welcoming you back another 15 years!

Alex W
Director of Operations
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Loved this resort! We stayed over the 4th of July and had a wonderful time. It is perfect for families. The price is high, but our 2 bedroom suite had a great view and worked well for the 5 of us. We did the beach BBQ and watched the fireworks on the beach which was lovely. The best part, beyond being able to walk straight out onto the beach from your room, is the friendliness and service mentality of everyone who works on the property. We met people at the BBQ who have been coming every year for over 30 years and we can understand why. We'll be back.

Room Tip: The 2 bedroom suite with beach views on the lower level are fantastic.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Thank you for the great review! The 4th of July is one of the most popular holidays here at the Beach Club. I am so pleased you and your family were here to enjoy the festivities. We strive to create great family memories at the Club and what better way to do that is a holiday BBQ and fireworks! We hope to see you again next year!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Wonderful "classic" (older) vacation venue experience, with emphasis on beach, tennis, and great staff and amenities. Wonderful gourmet restaurant on site. Staff sets up grills on beach where wonderful beach dinners and parties can be held. Close to La Jolla stores and other visitor activities. Only private hotel beach in area, well maintained,,Great tennis instruction and facility. Beautifully maintained by interested and friendly staff. An old established facility, but upgrading limited by State laws, and very adequate. Staff, location, and beach/tennis availability make up for less than modern appearance. Well done vacation and meeting venue, and makes one feel like you are visiting a real classic with a great history. The tennis history is especially impressive.

Room Tip: Talk to staff about varieties of rooms. Most are beach front in a 2 story building. There are smal...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stayed at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club over the weekend. It was a perfect family getaway. With grandparents and 3 kids in tow we chose a 2 bedroom with ocean view. Perfect location-right off the beach! Not many hotels are this close to the sand. While it is upscale in price-the rooms are a bit dated but really large and with nice sheets/amenities. I would recommend the ocean side as that is really the beauty of this hotel.. The grounds are nice country club style. But if you are expecting a lush resort than this is not it. The services are all top notch. Beach service with chairs/table/umbrellas and towels all complimentary. Big bin of beach toys and bar/food service too. The nightly set up for BBQ looked like a great idea-we will have to try that next time. Every staff member was very friendly and helpful. I would love to make this a family tradition and come at least once a year. I loved that they also encouraged you to bring your own drinks/food-perfect for a family. We ate a few meals at the beach shack which was very tasty and quick. Fresh fruit in the smoothies. We also walked into town for a few meals as well. Very close to a side street with lots of dining options. Downtown La Jolla is only a free shuttle trip away for those who want more upscale shopping.

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms make the difference
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Additional Information about La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

Address: 2000 Sprindrift Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3237
Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in La Jolla
#2 Spa Hotel in La Jolla
#4 On the Beach Hotel in La Jolla
#6 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#9 Business Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the exclusive La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, one of California's most treasured beachfront resorts. One of a select few oceanfront hotel destinations in San Diego, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club offers 98 guest rooms as well as one, two and three bedroom suites with full kitchens. Also enjoy the perks of our private beach, championship tennis, par-3 golf, massage services, full-service catering, and award-winning cuisine at The Marine Room. ... more   less 
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