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Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla

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Maui, Hawaii
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

LOCATION. It is on a road that descends from UCSD (Gilman Drive) and it is situated below La Jolla Village Drive. It's also behind a UCSD office/medical(?) building but connected via a driveway that becomes Via Norte. This road can actually be very convenient as that leads to Rock Bottom Brewery, Whole Foods, 3 large bank chains (BofA, Chase, Citi),... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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80 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Couldn't ask for a better location for this price -- it's a 10 minute drive to the beach and close to all the amenities I needed in addition. Because it's close to the freeway, it was also convenient for getting to both San Diego and places north. The room was a two-floor suite and couldn't have been nicer. Clean and... More 

Thank TravelRaven
Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess my expectation for quality service is a little higher than some other guests. We have stayed at other hotels in the La Jolla area so I cannot give a rating based on location. Additionally, these hotels provided much better customer service. Since we upgraded our room to have extra room for our little one I assumed (wrongly) that... More 

Thank tedjohnk
Patricia O, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this review

Hello tedjohnk, Thank you for sharing your feedback. Please accept our apologies for not meeting your expectations. We strive always to provide exceptional customer service and we have fallen short of this goal. Dishwashing liquid and sponges are always available upon request as we expect our housekeeping team to clean up in the kitchen. Rest assured I am looking into... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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79 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the name suggests , this is a nice property located close to the La Jolla downtown area. I opted for a 1 bedroomed unit, complete with a decent sized and well equipped kitchen, having a fridge, microwave oven, gas oven, 4-burner stove and a dish washer. The breakfast was decent , but did tend to get a little boring... More 

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Irvine, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are spacious and almost like a little apartment or studio. Good breakfast and evening cocktails with dinner 2 nights a week. I am relocating to San Diego and not sure where I want to end up. I was pretty comfortable there so I extended my stay with one of the front desk employees, ( I thought)! She didn't... More 

Thank caseydeb
Patricia O, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this review

Hello Caseydeb, Thank you for your feedback. Please rest assured we are looking into this matter. I do know that you have spoken with our GM regarding this matter. Please accept our apology. Sincerely-pattyo More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really wanted to give a four star to this and the location is worth of a four star just based on the convenience and ease of getting to the amazing array of things to do in the area. However, there were just enough quirky things about this Residence Inn that keep the property as a whole from getting four... More 

Thank Jude S
Patricia O, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this review

Hello Jude S, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback in regards to your recent stay at the Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla. As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during your travels, we have unfortunately fallen short of our goal during your recent stay. Please accept our sincere apology. We have shared... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is very nice, you feel like you are renting a small house, you can enjoy a bbq or roasted marshmallows, a pool and jacuzzi's around the area. The breakfast area is not big enough, kind of crowded, family oriented, and the hotel service is very nice. I think the hotel needs a make over, but everything is in... More 

Thank Solange C
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is actually a hotel from the Marriot company, and it's not as amazing as you think it would be. We stayed in a little furnished 2 floor house, and the beds were really comfortable, but the TV only has Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon for kids to watch, and usually, on Nickelodeon, it's nearly always Full House, and on Cartoon... More 

Thank layla_the_reviewer
Patricia O, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this review

Hello layla_the_reviewer, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay. Please accept our apologies for not meeting your expectations during your stay. Breakfast which is one of our guests favorites does get very busy and I'm soory you did not enjoy it. Our team goal is always on guest satisfaction and we have fallen short of our goal. We... More 

Harrisburg, North Carolina
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119 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of a 10-Day West Coast trip, we were looking for room for our family of 4 to spread out. The Family Suite met our needs. In addition to the full kitchen and living area, the suite provided two full beds downstairs and another in the loft + a full bathroom on each level (with exterior sink upstairs). This... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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79 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel when our week long stay at a romantic beach cottage turned out to be a miserable, not up to par, hot house dump! We made the reservation and moved out after staying overnight and moved into a large, cool studio that was clean, comfortable and convenient to all the San Diego area has to offer... More 

Thank Bookroxy
Patricia O, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this review

Hello Bookroxy, Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your experience during your stay. Although we are not at the beach, we are happy to hear that we were able to help save your romantic getaway. We take great pride in taking great care of our guests. We hope you consider staying with us again the next... More 

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Residence Inn La Jolla, California hotel puts you within walking distance to the University of California San Diego campus and less than two miles from Scripps Memorial Hospital. From our extended-stay hotel, guests can also visit many local attractions such as breathtaking beaches, unique shops and Torrey Pines, the legendary La Jolla golf course. This all-suite hotel in La Jolla also offers easy access to Balboa Park, the famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and Legoland. Guests can start their day with a free hot breakfast buffet and end it with The Residence Inn Mix™, a fun and relaxing way to unwind, socialize and connect. All of our suites in La Jolla, California offer fully equipped kitchens, with full stoves and ovens, 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 or have some fun playing sand volleyball. We aim to be your favorite La Jolla all-suite hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla

Address: 8901 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1625
Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: $176 - $281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla 3*
Number of rooms: 288
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Also Known As:
Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla Hotel La Jolla
Residence Inn La Jolla
La Jolla Residence Inn
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#12 Family Hotel in La Jolla
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