LJTBC is a beautiful hotel with a classic, historic, spanish-style feel. The hotel is not of a modern, glamourous style, but fit us perfectly. We (younger couple on a short vacation at the end of June) enjoyed the look and feel of it. The court yards are beautiful. Many families seemed to stay there, as the rooms are definitely made to accommodate families-- large rooms, complete with small or full kitchens. Some of the children were a bit loud, but that's a family. We loved the private hotel beach with the beach service!
We made our reservations online through the hotel website. However, when we checked-in there seemed to have been an error, and our reservation had only been recorded for one night instead of two. They didn't have any more standard rooms (fully booked for that week), so to resolved the issue, we were given our standard room as we had reserved for one night, and then given a HUGE, beautiful 2-bedroom beachfront suite, with a complete kitchen. So, we can't complain about the error, given how lucky we were to experience such a nice treat. We wished we had brought the whole family and to stay in one of those suites! The only inconvenience was re-packing and moving rooms after our first night. The hotel, of course, helped move our bags, while were were out for the day.
This was our first time staying at LJTBC, and we will be back-- with our family or just the two of us! The hotel really has the best beach and location in the whole La Jolla Cove.