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“Great location in La Jolla, pretty decent place” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express La Jolla
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   6705 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037   |  
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Ranked #16 of 24 hotels in La Jolla
Burlington, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Great location in La Jolla, pretty decent place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Overall it was a pleasant experience. We spent three days in La Jolla and this was our resting place. Just a few minutes from the beach made it's location perfect for the family. Other comments about this hotel are pretty accurate. Very pleasant staff, lots of parking, but rooms in the front were noisy and not ideal to the average family (I'm lucky to have travel friendly kids) as the traffic was constant and the old time air conditioning unit was quite loud. The bathroom was a shower and tiny sink, so if you are looking for extreme room comfort for a vacation stay this might not work. To counter the experience, the complementary breakfast was very, very good. The pool was warm and the atmosphere of the pool/great room were very nice.

Room Tip: Ask for a poolside room. Very quiet and spacious.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Larry C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience during your recent visit to the Holiday Inn Express La Jolla. We appreciate and value your comments and work hard to try to meet and exceed guest expectations. We hope to see you during your next visit to San Diego.

Best regards,

Larry Clark
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Sao Paulo, SP
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This Holiday Inn is really nice, its well located near la jolla beach. The rooms are big, clean and with lcd 32" . The breakfast is nice, hot and cold stuff. The staff is nice too. If you are not for business and don't feel like to wake up early, try to ask for the rooms in the back, the front ones you will listen to the cars passing in the morning to work starting 7am.

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms in the back, they are more quite in the mornig, so you wont wake up early
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Larry C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thank you for your recommendation. We appreciate your business and are happy you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Larry Clark
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in La Jolla for the weekend. Our plane arrived early in the morning so I stopped by the hotel to see if we could get an early checkin. The woman running the front desk was great. She told us she would get us a clean room as soon as possible and she did! The rooms are large, very comfortable and quiet. All employees we spoke to were helpful and friendly. The free breakfast is excellent for both adults and kids. There is a pancake making machine the kids will enjoy and lots of other choices from scrambled eggs (or the second day omelettes), sausage, bacon, cereal, bagels, rolls, biscuits in gravy, coffee, milk, and yogurt.
The location is great, a short walk to the beach and lots of restaurants nearby. A Von's supermarket is close too, and your room has a small fridge and microwave. Great value for the money!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Larry C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Thank you so much for your comments. We're happy you were pleased with your stay. Our front desk and housekeeping staff does amazing work. Accommodating guest requests is one of our top priorities and we get a lot of positive feedback about that. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.

Best regards,

Larry
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

LOCATION LOCATIONLOCATION, Best part of this hotel is 1. Location 2. Continental Breakfast 3. Crew. The TV remote control doesn't work. The Bed was too soft, gave me neck pain. No bath tub, thin towels. No fitness room

Room Tip: Room is dark
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Larry C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express Hotel during your recent visit.

We are happy you enjoyed our Staff, Breakfast and wonderful Location. I am very sorry that the remote did not work and that you felt the bed and towels were inadequate and that we failed to notice them before you arrived. I hope there was no delay in getting them fixed or replaced for you.

Best regards,

Larry Clark
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

It's hard to believe that we stayed at the same Holiday Inn Express mentioned in the previous review. We stayed 6 nights in 2 double bedded rooms, August 8-14, 2012. This very quaint and quiet hotel is very reminiscent of Southern California resort stays of an eariler time. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Our rooms were along the pool area (132 and 133). The rooms are large and each has a refrigerator and micro wave. They provide the opportunity, and savings, to not have to find a restaurant for every meal. Plenty of room to keep sandwiches, soda, beer, or whatever right in the room and enjoy the relaxation to eat right around the pool, where there are plenty of tables. The free breakfast selections are more than adequate for both adults and children. We never had trouble finding parking (free) in the lot or along the street behind the hotel.

But if you are looking for a modern big box hotel with amenities such as large pools, bars, full service restaurants, fitness room, well this is not the place for you. However it is for anyone looking to stay in La Jolla, very close to the ocean, and a great beach, provide free parking, free breakfast every morning, in a setting from another more simple time, and all for under $200 a night, this hotel will do just fine. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Request a room near the pool area.
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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Larry C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit and for taking the time to share your experience.

Your review portrays exactly what we attempt to provide every day. We are happy that it all came together and you were able to relax, be yourself, and enjoy your 6 nights with us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

Best regards,

Larry Clark
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Weimar, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Pleasantly surprised. As my wife said, "it's such a cute and quaint hotel", which in-fact it was. Great location, not far from beaches and just across the street from a fabulous Mexican Restaurant. The staff could not do enough for us if we needed anything. Breakfast was ok, what you would normally expect from a Holiday Express but the coffee was exceptional. For us it was a perfect location, close to everything and anything we wanted to do and a great retreat to come back to at the end of the day with several restaurant choices all within walking distance. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: Room 131 gives an exceptional view of the pool area or ask for a 2nd or 3rd story room above the off...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Larry C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and for the kind words about your experience. I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.

Best regards,

Larry Clark
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Richmond, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We just got back from 3 nights in this hotel. It is in a great spot- you can walk to the beach and has a nice pool, and is a great price, but I wouldn't stay here again. The first room we got was next to a vending machine, laundry room, ice maker and parking lot and literally was the size of a closet. We switched rooms but it wasn't much better- bigger but only one smoked glass window so it was literally cave like. (Rm 256) Our friends got our first room when they checked in later, spent the night and said there was a hole in the wall and that the AC was broken- let alone it was super loud because of its location (Rm 143). Then every time I plugged my own hair dryer into the electricity, I'd blow a fuse and all the electricity would go off in the room. This happened 5 times over 2 different days. The breakfast was free- standard - nothing good or exceptional and the pancake machine was broken. The pool is nice but there are no real pool or beach towels- they have a few towels that are more like hand towels but super thin and non absorbent. our friends all had mediocre/poor stay (we were all there for a wedding). I guess you get what you pay for. Again, the pool and beach are nice, but I would spend more to stay some place else. I had also stayed at a holiday inn express in Newark, Delware the week before and it was much much nicer.

Room Tip: Avoid room 143 and 256
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Larry C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express La Jolla and for taking the time to share your experience.

We are delighted that you enjoyed our value, beach location and pool. I apologize for your difficulty with the electricity in room 256. This is the first time that I have heard about this problem and will be sure to have it corrected. I am happy to report that the pancake machine has been repaired. But, I am sorry you were not able to enjoy them while you were here.

Should you find the value, location and pool worth consideration of another chance to earn your business, we would enjoy the opportunity.

Best regards,

Larry Clark
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Address: 6705 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 24 hotels in La Jolla
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express La Jolla 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express® La Jolla hotel, boasts an enviable locale in Southern California. Guests of the hotel can expect unmatched customer service to compliment the convenient location. Minutes from downtown La Jolla, the hotel's property is just two blocks from the beach and close to popular San Diego attractions.The hotel's guests enjoy visiting the area's beautiful beaches, including Wind-n-Sea Beach and Pacific Beach. Recreational activities abound in La Jolla Cove, known for exciting diving, snorkeling, swimming and kayaking. The hotel's location in the San Diego area makes attractions such as SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo easily accessible.Perfectly suited for business and leisure, the hotel's amenities include free high-speed, wireless Internet access and a 24-hour Business Center. Guests appreciate being close to area businesses, including Qualcom and Scripps Hospital, as well as UC San Diego. The nearby Torrey Pines Golf Course is perfect for a round of golf with clients.Among hotels in the San Diego area, this La Jolla accommodation provides superior amenities for guests. Start your day off right at the free, hot Express Start Breakfast Bar, featuring our signature cinnamon rolls and 100% Arabica bean coffee. The outdoor pool is a great place to enjoy the California weather, and a Jacuzzi is perfect for relaxing. Plan your next Southern California vacation today! ... more   less 
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