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La Jolla Shores Hotel
Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed 14-17JULY, 2014, the deluxe beachfront ocean view suite on the 3rd floor - best room in the hotel! The large balcony is wonderful and allows a wonderful view. The king bed was comfortable, but the sleeper sofa was a bit lacking. Our 18 yr old son chose the roll away bed that their staff quickly delivered to our room, instead. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff are very nice, helpful and professional. They even set-out beach chairs and an umbrella! Room rates are pricey, but worth it, when you want to be right on the beach. The rooms need updating, so don't expect modern decor, but still pleasant enough. Our only "gripe?" The room did not have central air conditioning -- only a window box cooler, set close to the floor. An upgrade that is needed, and hopefully the property will take measures to do so soon. You're close to the lower La Jolla area w/ great restaurants and shops w/in walking distance. Can't wait to visit again!

Room Tip: Rooms on the 3rd floor of the southern building are best for ocean views. Room 335 was great and of...
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

La Jolla Shores Hotel is a wonderful place to stay! It is located on the beach, and adjacent to a lovely park with a fun jungle gym for the kids. The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean, and the restaurant is great! There is also a delicious Italian restaurant walking distance from the hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

We spent two nights in a beachfront king room. Absolutely, breathtaking to wake up each morning and have coffee over looking the beach! The room was comfortable, the staff friendly and accommodating, the hotel beautiful. Yes, it is a little pricey as compared with some of the other hotels, but if you want to stay in La Jolla on the beach this hotel is worth every penny!!! We were given umbrellas, beach chairs, and towels enough for ourselves and our guests when we had a small party with family and friends. The staff set up a BBQ, provided a picnic table, and amenities. The bar was relaxing for evening. There are little shops, a deli, places to rent kayaks, snorkel gear, surf boards, etc., along with a small market within walking distance. We will definitely make this a yearly trip!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Chuck who was in charge of the beach and pool recreation and his staff were awesome and super accommodating especially for being the Fourth of July weekend. They helped us with our beach and BBQ setup. They carried strollers and coolers on to the beach for us. They checked on us regularly and they did it all with a smile. We will definitely come back. The rooms are a little old but spacious and the beds are comfortable. The HH was great with great food and wine. This is a perfect setting for a relaxing hassle free family vacation.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

We spent four nights in a beachfront king room. It was fantastic! From coffee on the balcony to walking the beach in the morning, every minute of our trip was great. The staff at La Jolla Shores is friendly and made staying there an easy and calm experience. The location on the beach can't be beat! It's also a short distance from Legoland, downtown La Jolla and many other beach towns, and close to Scripps Aquarium. We will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

Best place in La Jolla to stay, our family has staying for over 10 years here... always clean rooms, friendly staff, great location! Several good restaurants within walking distance. Food and beverage at the hotel's restaurant always good!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

We just spent 4 nights in a beachfront king (2nd floor). We loved the crashing surf, ping pong, tennis courts, and easy access to the beach and pool. There are a couple of good restaurants within walking distance (Shorehouse Kitchen, Osteria Romantica). We were able to street park (weekdays) and save the $18 fee. Keep in mind that this hotel is on a very popular public beach in the San Diego area, busy from dawn to dusk and especially on weekends and holidays.

At least 5 kayak companies and hundreds of paddlers launch and return in front of your beach front room. They start stacking boats at 8am and go till 5pm or later every day. Ocean view room face the public park (okay on weekdays, loud on weekends). Some of the cheaper interior garden view rooms face the very busy "kid packed" pool area (request the ping pong courtyard). Despite the noise, I still like this hotel. The ocean is clean, surf is safe, and it's a lovely stretch of shoreline. There are very few places that you can stay on the beach in this price range in Southern California, but bring ear plugs.

You can reduce the density and some of the noise by staying next door at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, but you will pay a premium if you can get a reservation in the summer months. Call them directly and ask about cancellations. They won't show up on the web site.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about La Jolla Shores Hotel

Address: 8110 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Formerly Sea Lodge Hotel)
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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 #11 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Price Range: $223 - $427 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Jolla Shores Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For decades, the La Jolla Shores Hotel has been the year-round beach retreat of choice for families and vacationers of all types. Nestled right on the ocean in the popular La Jolla Shores, CA community, the hotel’s friendly, warm and welcoming staff is a highlight of the experience. ... more   less 
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