Stay here on the off peak season. We visited here end of September, beginning of October for 6 days and there weren't that many people. My first impression was filled with apprehension. The ambiance though nice, it looked dated. White paint inside rooms wasn't my favorite nor the popcorn ceiling. But soon it was easy to look past that as the rooms were quiet (probably owing to off peak time though), the beach was right there, the breakfast overlooking the crashing waves, amazing with so few people there (owing to the off season), a children's park was right next door. Another amazing part of this place are the complimentary shuttles which is pretty much a private taxi that will take you anywhere in La Jolla. First day I wanted to go to a good place around the village, and the driver told us he knew just the perfect spot, and he dropped me and my two kids at the La Jolla Cove. For pick up, I told them exactly where I was and they came to pick us up.
Housekeeping was inconsistent, and very fast (it seems for most part they make the bed and get out the door)! The beach and Jacuzzi on site was good. And, the location was perfect. We stayed here while my husband worked during the day and between the beach, the pool, restaurant, the park, and the few restaurant, yogurt shops in mere walking distance we were all set. And, then there was the complimentary shuttle/car service.
The beach itself was good. You could call the front desk and they will get your chairs and big umbrellas for you. The beach always had joggers, walkers, kayak lessons, and surf lessons going on, on each side. Parking was easy to find around.
My biggest CON for this place is the smoke friendly atmosphere...There are ash trays in front of each floor's elevator, I saw people all over smoking, and in balconies It is just the place is so suitable for children but ironically at the same time, children and cigarettes just don't mix. They must think about this more seriously because as fond my memory is of the place, I will not want to subject my babies to second hand smoke!
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