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“Wonderful hotel for family trip” 4 of 5 stars
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La Jolla Shores Hotel
Ranked #10 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Phoenix, Arizona
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81 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wonderful hotel for family trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This was the second trip here with my family. We love the location and the nearby restaurants. The beach is clean and staff provide chairs, towels and umbrellas . The roll away for my Son was ready when we arrived. Ocean front room was a surprise upgrade that made it even better. The grounds are well maintained and always clean. The room was comfortable and fresh. My only complaint is a slightly musty odor. Easily remedied by opening the door to the small balcony. We will go there again.

Room Tip: The ocean front rooms are worth the cost. The rooms facing the courtyard are also nice but nothing b...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is the third time that I accompany my husband on business here. Although the rooms seem a bit dated, I don't spend very much time in them as the weather is usually lovely. The location is ideal for walking on the long beach with spectacular views. Many very fine restaurants are within a couple of blocks. The hotel restaurant is quite good. A trip into city-center LaJolla is a 5 minute drive away. Lots of good restaurants and shops there. As well as a contemporary art museum on the ocean. The hotel is picture perfect for sunsets as well. I think this is a great location with easy access to all area activities.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view room!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed three nights with our 7 month old. Room ready with crib. Breakfast awesome. Beach set up nice and pool relaxing. Great local to some great food and little shops. Very pretty area. Rooms a little dated but had an old world charm that I liked. It was like staying at a villa over seas. Staff helpful.

Room Tip: Ask for view of court yard
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Lexington, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is one of very few hotels directly on the beach. The accommodations were of excellent quality - I would compare it to a JW or Renaissance Marriott in quality. It was slightly above standard Marriott hotels. If you ask at the front desk, they provide a free shuttle service into the village each evening which was an added plus. I've heard others mention there were no bech chairs out front, but you only need to ask for a loaner.

The only drawback to the hotel was that one side joins the public beach ramp where boats are launched. This made things a little hectic from time to time. I had the room on the very end adjoining the access road - it wasn't noisy, but I didn't feel overly secure being on the first floor on that end.

The beachfront rooms were truly beachfront - no partial views. The partial view rooms were on the side of the hotel and set at an angle to the bech. Other room types would have no view of the ocean. However, the internal courtyard was lush and beautiful.

I would not hesitate tonstay here again. The best rates are available directly from the hotel website - I searched for weeks and never found anything less. In fact, the popular discount sites had rates that were actually higher.

We did not eat in the restaurant - breakfast prices were very high at around fifteen dollars a person. There aren't many options nearby, so be sure to take something if you do not want to pay those prices.

Room Tip: Go for beacfront, full ocean view. Request something on the second or third floor that isn't on...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I read some reviews of people complaining about this place, but we thought it was beautiful! Perfect location! Right on the beach! The hotel itself isn't 5 star but its really nice! Beautiful little courtyard/pool area overlooking ocean. Rooms were nice..not luxury but still very comfortable and clean! We had partial ocean view but really seemed like a full one! Bathroom was a decent size closet space. The restraunt at the hotel was nice and food was great. Bar has Amazing views! Front desk was nice and helpful! Had a bell hop to help with luggage. Great places near by to eat and things to do! Highly recommend this place and hope to return someday! Hopefully sunny though lol!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Chicago, IL
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64 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This hotel is a gem. Right on the ocean and so close to the restaurants and shops of La Jolla. The staff is extremely helpful. We worked with a young man named Will and he was outstanding. We loved our room that faced the ocean. The beds are so comfortable. The pool area was very nice too. Decent sized pool and hot tub, comfortable chairs, towel service.

I highly recommend La Jolla Shores - great hotel, beautiful location!

Room Tip: We were in Room 144 - at the end, very quiet, facing the ocean.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Minneapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The hotel location is on a great beach for families and couples and is much more pleasant than near by Mission Beach, which is overrun by 20 somethings. The staff is very attentative and the ocean front views are to die for. The room furnishings are very dated for this price range, but comfortable and clean. In fact, if they hang on for a few more years, they may actaully be retro and cool again. The restaurant is very good, and it is also a short walk into La Jolla where several other great restaurants are located. This hotel/restaurant is a budget killer, but what isn't in this area?

Room Tip: The ocean view room are expensive. If you want to save money, you can choose a garden view room and...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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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
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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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