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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 #14 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Not far from centre of la jolla and only 3 mins walk to a surfers beach
Rooms are very cosy and well equipped. Service is good.
Breakfast very complete.
Heated small pool and free internet and parking.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 24, 2013
Dear Markr,

Thank you for the excellent review and thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to La Jolla. We are so glad that you enjoyed our accommodations, service, breakfast, location and pool. Hopefully your travels will bring you to the area again so we can welcome your return.

Best regards,

Larry Clark
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  • Location
    4 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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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a very cozy hotel located in a safe and pleasant neighborhood of La Jolla. I adore this hotel and will likely return to it on my next trip to La Jolla. My wife and I really enjoyed staying in one of their larger suites. It was very spacious and comfortable. It was also extremely clean and well kept. The furniture was new and in good shape. The televisions were modern. The AC worked very well and the water pressure was good. The bathroom was very large, clean and well stocked with more than enough towels and bathroom amenities. Check in was smooth and efficient. Zakia was very friendly at check in. Parking is very convenient and easy. The overall layout of the hotel is cozy. It seemed like a lot of rooms overlook the pool area and some of the rooms overlook a small courtyard. The pool area was very clean and also had plenty of comfortable chairs to lay on. The free breakfast which was very delicious included: sausage, biscuits with gravy, eggs, cinnamon rolls, coffee, juice and more. You can sit inside to eat your breakfast or outside at one of their courtyard tables. Lastly, the location is very convenient. It is walking distance to Windansea beach. The neighborhood is lovely and safe to walk in. It is also a very close drive to the beautiful La Jolla Cove. Overall, I recommend this hotel and will likely stay here again.

Room Tip: I recommend a room facing the pool area.
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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 24, 2013
Dear TravelingGuy,

Thank you so very much for the excellent review. We are grateful that you chose to stay with us and are very happy that we exceeded your expectations. I will be sure to share your experience with Zakia and the staff, they will be delighted that their efforts had such a positive impact on your vist with us. We look forward to your return.

Best regards,

Larry Clark
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Port Washington, New York
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I had a great stay at the Holiday Inn Express in La Jolla. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The room was very clean. The breakfast was nice. The location was perfect. It was very close to the ocean. I would definitely return.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Larry C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Nichol,

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at the Holiday Inn Express La Jolla. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our service, accommodation, breakfast and location. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to your return.

Best regards,

Larry Clark
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Didn't even have to ask to be upgraded to a suite as an IHG Platinum member, it was done automatically before check in, and to make it even better, it was a points stay!

I also received a welcome bag of snacks, which was a nice touch.

Having had other bad upgrade experiences with other Holiday Inn Express hotels as an IHG platinum, I was thoroughly impressed with the La Jolla location.

Will definitely be back again!

  • Stayed September 2013, 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 10, 2013
Dear RC,

We are honored that you chose to stay with us during your points redemption stay. I am very happy that the front office team prepared for your arrival and exceeded your expectations. Our IHG Platinum guests are away from home quite a bit and it is a pleasure to assist in your comfort. Thank you for sharing your experience. We look forward to your return.

Best regards,

Larry Clark
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Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I had stayed in a condo in Pacific Beach for 14 days and then decided to stay 3 more nights due to tropical storm back home. I searched for hotels and this was the best looking online for price. When I checked in room looked a little small but it was actually really plenty of room. I had to check out of condo for 11 and check in wasn't until 4 but they was able to get me in my room for 12:30. The bed was heaven compared to the condo I had been staying in it was really comfortable. After being in room about 4 hours I noticed it wasn't getting cooler so I went to front desk and they moved me right into another room because A/C wasn't working. It's about a 5 minute walk to the beach and one of the best surfing spots. Then it's a little walk about 15 minutes to get to Pacific street which is full of some wonderful places to eat.

Room Tip: If you have more than two people or like a bigger area get the suite it really isn't much more.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Larry C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thanks Beachboy,

I am happy that I got to meet you. I was on the desk when you phoned about the A/C in your first room. Thanks for letting me know, we recycled that unit the next morning. I apologize that we missed it while getting your room ready. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit, bed, location and staff. Thanks for choosing to stay with us during your layover and for taking the time to write about your experience. Hopefully we’ll get you for all 14 days next time:)

Best regards,

Larry Clark
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Irvine, CA
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

If you are looking for a nice, clean hotel for a great price in La jolla, this hotel would be a good choice. Located in the Bird Rock area of La Jolla, a little ways from the main drag but not too far. Room was a little small but very clean and upgraded inside. The courtyard and pool area were nice and an extensive continental style breakfast was included. Overall good stay!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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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Larry C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La Jolla, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Dear dflaer,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to write a review about your visit. We are fortunate to be located in such an ideal place. Close to the beach, near downtown La Jolla and to Bird Rock the often forgotten about quaint shopping and dining district just ½ mile south of us. We are very happy you enjoyed our value and amenities as well. We hope to see you again soon.

Best regards,

Larry Clark
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Bradford on Avon
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This was a very pleasant 2 night stay en Route LA to San Diego late Aug 2013 for our family of 4( 2 adults, 1 x 17 year old and 1 x 12 year old).We chose the hotel for its competitive price, inclusive breakfast, and proximity to Windansea beach, and were not disappointed.

The breakfast was as described in previous posts and a good start to the day. The beach was a 5 min walk over the road and the manager lent us beach chairs and other beach equipment. The room was adjacent to the pool and had a clean Mediterranean feel to it, with a small but very pleasant pool area overlooked by the pleasant breakfast area. The cleaning staff were extremely friendly and willing to help.

The only slight negatives were a shortage of power points in the room, and a fairly helpful, but difficult to understand receptionist.

The online price booked in advance was around $160 per night, which was actually good for pricey La Jolla. It's nearest competitor is literally over the road for a very similar price but we were most pleased that we had chosen the Holiday Inn Express.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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 6, 2013
Dear BradfordonAvonGary,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are so glad you were able to enjoy our value breakfast and location. Thank you for sharing your experience, we are very grateful for the feedback. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to La Jolla.

Best regards,

Larry Clark
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express La Jolla

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
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express La Jolla 2.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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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