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“A little different but OK” 3 of 5 stars
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La Jolla Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1110 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037   |  
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Ranked #19 of 23 hotels in La Jolla
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A little different but OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

Location is great and they do have a view of the Ocean. Rooms are on the small side and it can be a bit noisy due to nearby establishments. Staff was friendly and helpful. Looking at the ratings youneither love it or hate it, but we are in the middle. I'd probably opt to spend a little more next time and stay in a nicer place.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We spent 3 nights there during Spring Break. The rooms were extremely NOISY!!! The walls are paper thin and it's near a very noisy bar that played LOUD music into the late hours. The location is great for being near everthing. It's not worth the lack of sleep and privacy though. They will not let you check out early. They will charge an early checkout fee of $200. Makes me wonder!

Room Tip: Don't waste your money!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

I went to La Jolla Inn on March 27. The smell what's unpleasant to me. I said this to receptionist and checked out. I had to pay for the night anyway. I do not think that was an appropriate way to handle this incident. Normally a hotel would apologize and not charge. Very disappointed. I went to Ocean Beach Hotel. Beautiful patio, smelled clean, and great view Do Not go to La Jolla In

Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

What a nightmare! We checked into one of the village level rooms at the La Jolla Inn in February. Paint fumes were so strong that we gave a 72 hr notice that we would be leaving. The window would not open and the ventilation unit would not stay on more than five minutes. Complaining did no good. The fumes were so toxic they set off the smoke detector at 7:00AM. Of course we immediately checked out. The front desk staffer apologized, charged us for one night, and we left to find another room. However, we were charged for early checkout when our credit card bill arrived. Multiple phone messages to the owner have not been returned over the past month, we are told he is the only one who can credit back the charges. Beware!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Escondido,CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

My husband and I purchased a "Group On" for the La Jolla Inn back in the summer for a mini suite; 2 bedroom/2 bath hotel room in the heart of La Jolla. We decided to make this our romantic getaway weekend. Let me start by saying the staff was helpful, the in-room/or rooftop continental breakfast was nice, we entered our room to find fresh flowers, chocolate and champagne (we are non drinkers). Here was the challenge; our room, the queen sized bed was directly under a convenience store above/connected to the hotel that was opened until midnight and our door faced the noisy, busy street. We were able to hear the footsteps; high heels, boots, etc. of every patron into the store and that walked past our room. We had no idea any hotel room could be SO NOISY! Not very romantic... If you have NO problem with noise, this is the room for you, if not; ask for another room or chose another hotel, there are several in the immediate area. We were disappointed with that room, the hotel seemed quaint, the free parking was underground two blocks away from the hotel. Love La Jolla, will probably stay at another hotel in the future.

Room Tip: Stay away from Room 2 unless you enjoy noise, the rooftop has an amazing view of the Cove
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Hotel charges for early check out. So, if you have no internet, no maid service, and no manager on property to help, so you leave early, you pay. Owner/Manager is unresponsive to e-mails. Although the view if lovely, the staff is not empowered to offer any assistance, and they spend more time in the minimart next door than attending to guests. Rather than getting annoyed in such a lovely place as La Jolla, do yourself a favor and stay elsewhere - you'll be glad you did. And, oh, did I mention the single beds strapped together to form a queen - nice touch - who's going to fall through the middle first!!!!

Room Tip: I would not recommend anyone stay here, regardless of the room selected.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Carlsbad, California
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

While on our short get away.. we stayed at the La Jolla Inn.: for a location it can't be beat..

The room was clean and tidy and I would recommend this hotel to anyone that wanted a nice place close to all in downtown La Jolla with an ocean view..

They had a continental breakfast each morning that can be delivered to your room or rooftop terrace.

The breakfast included:

Bagels, croissants, cereal, bananas and juice. Coffee is in the library area along with hot water and the toaster to heat up the bagels. (it appears they buy in bulk from Costco) Which isn't horrible but just not fresh and what I would expect from a place in La Jolla.

The room again was clean and organized. Although it was outdated, the curtains were stained and old and the kitchenette area needed repair. They do have water in your room for $3 a bottle as well as other snacks.. I suggest putting those all in a cupboard so you don't get dinged.

The front desk has hit and miss hospitality. On the day we arrived the level of friendliness was not there.. On day two, a very nice and helpful woman was there and on day three a real grump..

Parking is great, $5 a day and once you park about a block away in underground parking, you really do not need a car.

So out of 5 Fair Dinkum stars, I would give the La Jolla Inn a 3.5

To make it a 5, update the older rooms, personalize the breakfast and increase the hospitality of the staff.

So go to the La Jolla Inn, it is a great place to stay.. located right next to the Valencia..... and just a short stroll to La Jolla Cove and the seals

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Additional Information about La Jolla Inn

Address: 1110 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 23 hotels in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Jolla Inn 3.5*
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