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Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8901 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037   |  
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Ranked #13 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Phoenix
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Lovely Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2010

We stayed in the 2 bedroom 2 bathroom loft. It was excellent. newly refurbished, spotlessly clean, log fire and excellent breakfast. The location is close to bars and restaurants and there is also a delivery service from some restaurants. Close to San Diego and La Jolla. An excellent choice!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2009

We spent 5 nights at the residence inn.
The room was large, clean, great kitchen, comfortable bed, pull out sofa as expected. no dining area but that was ok.
Breakfast was very busy (holiday season) and included both hot and cold items. Something for everyone.
We were very impressed with the service and staff. We asked for a few items which were promptly delivered to our room (extra blanket, DVD player etc.). We also requested that the Jacuzzi outside be heated a little bit and that was done immediately.
A large shopping center is within 5 minutes of the hotel and has everything from a movie theater to whole foods.
We enjoyed our stay and would come here again.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Vancouver, BC, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2009

We're Gold members & booked 8 nights here on points starting Dec 27. Called to ask the cost of upgrading from studio to penthouse suite (their only other room option). This property's "penthouse suites" aren't part of the points program so we can't even pay the difference in value. To book a penthouse, we have to forgo using points altogether and pay for the whole stay.

For an 8 night stay with ourselves and our pet, 400sf is a little tight. It's very poor that loyal Gold customers don't have this option. I'm very disappointed that we're not rewarded differently when we're willing to pay for it.

I'll review the hotel after our stay.

Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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SF, CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

Went to San Diego Zoo and had a blast. This place is ideally located between the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park. It is about 3 miles from downtown La Jolla, but easy to reach by car. I was only disappointed that there was a kitchen but no dining table. We didn't eat in the hotel so didn't matter to us.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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home
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

This is a fabulous hotel! The rooms are spacious and clean (newly renovated). The hotel was really crowded (with sports teams) but the staff was extremely professional and always took care of our needs. Great service! The grounds were well kept and clean as well. Breakfast was so crowded that we had to take our food "to go" and eat in our room, but again, such a great staff - always kept the buffet items replenished and area was kept clean. Location was perfect, really close to the beach and area attractions. We will definitely be going back again next year!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moorhead, MN
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

Great place to stay while visiting San Diego/La Jolla area. Excellent full breakfast bar included, saved money on breakfasts & lunches!
Nice outdoor pool and hot tub and rooms were recently remodeled. Very nice homey/private feel to them!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2009

I stayed in a 2 bedroom 2 bath penthouse family suite. The property was recently renovated and the room looks brand new. We are very happy with the room furnishings. As pointed out in another review, there are no doors to the lower sleeping area and noise spreads easily throughout the suite making it difficult to sleep when others are watching TV or talking.

The breakfast is crowded and selection is poor. They ran out of items many times. Also, usually there was no breakfast meat to go with the eggs. We recently stayed at Summerfield Suites and Homewood Suites (both within the last month) and their breakfast was 100% better than Residence Inn.

However,all in all, it is a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla

Address: 8901 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#11 Family Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla 3*
Number of rooms: 288
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thrive on extended stays at the Residence Inn La Jolla, California hotel with refreshing amenities, spacious suites and convenient lodging near top attractions. Visit one of the many nearby breathtaking beaches and coves, unique shops and Torrey Pines, the legendary La Jolla golf course. Our all-suite hotel in La Jolla offers easy access to Balboa Park, the famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and Legoland. During your stay, enjoy relaxing services provided by the La Jolla Spa MD or dine at the best San Diego restaurants nearby. Start your day off with a free hot breakfast buffet and end it with a complimentary social hour every Monday-Wednesday. All of our suites in La Jolla, California offer fully equipped kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. Business travelers will appreciate our large, well-lit desk and free high-speed internet. When you're looking to relax, take a dip in our heated pool, soak in the spa or have some fun playing sand volleyball. We aim to be your favorite La Jolla all-suite hotel. ... more   less 
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