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“Beautiful location-- needs sound-proofing” 3 of 5 bubbles
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La Jolla Shores Hotel
Ranked #10 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Chugiak, Alaska
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful location-- needs sound-proofing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

We truly loved the location of this hotel...right on a beautiful beach. The weather was not overly nice but it would have been great fun on a sunny day. The layout and design is beautiful, and the amenities are nice. My only complaint is that the walls were paper thin...so much so that we could hear the person in the room next to us coughing all night. Lots of traffic noise as well. It did put a damper on our stay.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Fremont, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

My Marine son and I enjoyed almost a week away..he is stationed in San Diego, but felt like he was on vacation too! Amazed how driving just a few miles away can seem like a world away! Really nice hotel - easy to find and just minutes from most things. Their restaurant there is awesome too, with tables right on the oceanside! We relaxed and caught up as we sat and ate and watched the endless waves wash on shore! Relaxing and fun! The room was large and comfortable and had everything we needed in it. Definitely going back!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Southern California
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Only one night, but it was New Years, and it included dinner and breakfast. That's only one day a year, but it gave me a good view of the place and the food facilities. The hotel is RIGHT ON the Pacific. In fact, our bed was likely not more than 100 feet from the gentle waves. Very nice. The hotel is a tiny bit worn...but the excellent and generous details, great food and very friendly and helpful people make it an excellent place. The beach on New Years was an incredible sight. Dolphin racing past, surfers, kayakers, long distance swimmers, "frogpeople" (there's an underwater park just offshore), happy walkers streaming up the beach...hang gliders to the North, hot aiir baloons, famous Black's Beach (clothing optional) up the shore, charming downtown La Jolla just down the shore, Scripps Institute...yikes. The New Years Eve dinner in the restaurant was really delicious and special...same for breakfast the next morning. Nice little shopping area with beachgoods and food, about 2 blocks away. We had a great time and that was in about 18 hours total.

Room Tip: Ocean view are right on the water...worth the extra dough. The mid- level rooms face the park next...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

I stayed at the La Jolla Shores hotel for a business trip. The room was nothing to write home about. I had an interior room with fairly mediocre-to-shabby furnishings. However, the location of the hotel is fabulous since it's right on the beach. The service was also excellent. There was a power outage in the entire area when I arrived (unexpected meeting between an errant truck and an utility pole), and the staff went out of their way to accommodate their guests.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Stayed at the La Jolla Shores Hotel for 6 days over the Christmas holiday. The location is really great, with direct access to the beach and lots of attractions close by in La Jolla. From here it only took about 15 minutes to get to downtown San Diego. There are several good restaurants within walking distance, and if you go into La Jolla village (5 minute drive) there are lots more. Staff was excellent and made us feel at home. They brought us cookies and milk on Christmas, which was a big hit with the kids. View was very nice (even though we weren't facing the beach, we had a nice view up the coast, and the park next door). Pool area was very nice. They offer in room DVD players with a complimentary library of movies to check out, which was a hit with our kids. Parking is very convenient, although pricey. Restaurant is good, but also a little pricey, however we didn't mind with so may options close by. Great overall experience!

Room Tip: Rooms with a "coastal view" were very nice...view was good. Honestly, the neighborhood is...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Mateo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

Our family of four (two children: 6 & 4 years old) had a great stay at the La Jolla Shores Hotel last month. The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. I enjoyed the front desk staff along with a good restaurant/service with the kids eating for free. Also, the pool was nice, warm and very clean. I'd highly recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

First off... great location right on the beach. Bed was nice and comfortable. The room was also nice. Everything was CLEAN!!! We got an ocean front room and we fell asleep to the ocean each night. We ordered a crib and it was clean and actually a real crib. They also had a little stuffed bear in it that had "La Shores" on it. Nice touch!! The pool area was nice. The pool was cold for our taste, but they claim it was set to 85 degrees I think??? The hot tub was nice. Actually have a small kid baby pool. But again it was too cold for us. There is a nice little park just a short walk up the beach for the kids..

Hear are some "not so good" things to think about---
-Way too expensive for what you get. (We paid the extra $$ for an oceanfront because we wanted to hear the ocean but that was the ONLY reason we spent the extra money to stay at this hotel)
-They will charge you $16 a night for parking.
-Staff members are friendly, but you still have to ask for new towels. ( we got back from being at Sea World all day and the room had not even been touched.)
- The food was not good at all. We ate pizza for room service and it was just "OK". We ate at the restaurant down stairs that looks over the ocean and it was not good at all. I left half my breakfast on the table. How can you screw breakfast up?? Food was also way expensive.


Over all we had a nice time at La Jolla Shores. I would have given it 5 out of 5 if we had spent less. But at over $300 a night, it just was not up to expectations. Would we go back????? Maybe, but I am pretty certain that I will try something else on my next visit. If we had not gotten the ocean view room, I would have been very unsatisfied with the hotel.

Room Tip: If you choose this hotel. Get the ocean view...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: La Jolla Shores Hotel
Address: 8110 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3199 (Formerly Sea Lodge Hotel)
Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Jolla Shores Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 128
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