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“Best Ocean Views of La Jolla” 4 of 5 bubbles
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La Jolla Cove Suites
Ranked #17 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Bakersfield, California
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99 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best Ocean Views of La Jolla”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

This is an old hotel but you can't hold that against them. They have made tremendous improvements and have plenty of staff cleaning the area. All rooms face the ocean and right across the street is the La Jolla Cove its perfect. Your balcony have new tables and chairs which were nice. The rooms are a bit dated but clean. I stayed in room 221. The bathrooms are very small at least in my room. The door seems to be in the way. The room had a small kitchenette which I can do without a living area and the bedroom was separate. I am glad they did not have those old bedspreads they used to have in the old days. The breakfast was only fair only thing good about it they had homemade waffles and this was included. There is also complimentary use of the La Jolla Health Club next door I just never used it. After the Travel Channel's show on this place they made great improvements including the tile in the front entry of the hotel which was falling apart is now fixed.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank 10356
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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the recent renovations and upgrades to the hotel and rooms. We appreciate you taking the time to recognize the improvements we are making to ensure every guest leaves satisfied with not only the beautiful view, but with every aspect of their stay. We cannot wait to welcome you back and on behalf of everyone here at La Jolla Cove Suites, we thank you for staying with us.
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92 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

This is the best place to stay in LaJolla. It's right on the coast at the Cove and is terrific for snorkling, kayaking, swimming and dining out (both casual and fine). The whole 5th floor is a wonderful place overlooking the ocean. They serve a great continental breakfast up there every morning. Many weekend evening there are weddings on the 5th floor -- it's panorama view is pricelessl!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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1 Thank 331331
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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. We are truly blessed with the most beautiful location. The La Jolla Cove Suite staff looks forward to welcoming you back for many years to come.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

The location is perfect. The rooms have amazing views of the ocean at the cove. However the place is in serious need of a remodel. It looks like it has not been updated since the 70s. The beds are uncomfortable, the towels look old and the balconey was literaly starting to fall. This is not a hotel. It is a motel priced like a hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dlgdlu
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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay here at La Jolla Cove Suites. Our hotel is in the midst of a complete guest room renovation, which includes new beds and bedding. We do hope you will return to the our hotel and take advantage of the newly updated and renovated rooms and once again enjoy the amazing views of the ocean at the cove.
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11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

It would have got an excellent but the bathroom and furniture needs a little updating. The room was great!! You sit on the balcony and see the ocean and all the activity. We saw 4 weddings this past Saturday. We took a walk in the morning and evening. There are no air conditioners in room but they do provide a fan in the bedroom. In the living room area they have a ceiling fan but you can also open the sliding glass door and get the breeze from outside along with hearing the waves from the ocean. We are definitely putting this hotel at the top of our list when going to San Diego. The continental breakfast was good it had muffins, cereal, waffles, juices, coffee (different types) and hot chocolate. They kept our room clean and tidy. They even had glasses and silverware in the room. It states that you must clean but the maids cleaned up our glasses each day. On the final day, I made sure to clean what we used the night before. There is parking onsite (you must pay) so you don't have to try to locate a spot in the Cove. It is busy all day long (morning through the night). The staff was great. Everyone greeted you and had a smile on there face. We would like to take our pets next time we go and just hang out in La Jolla the while time. This is a pet friendly hotel. The price was great for the location. Easy to get to Sea World from location, maybe 15 minutes. It was great watching the sun set. You don't want to miss it.

Room Tip: Try to get a higher floor. We were on the 2nd floor which was good, but a higher floor should be be...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Precious2003
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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your recent stay here with us. We’re very pleased to announce that the entire hotel is undergoing an extensive renovation and soon all the rooms will be updated. It was a pleasure having you here at our hotel and we do hope that when you’re in need of a quick getaway, La Jolla Cove Suites is your first choice.
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

We were there for our son's wedding in early June. Our 3 families came from Texas. We all absolutely loved staying there and found the accommodations and staff to be just great. We were happy to see that the rooms and beds are being updated. The location is just perfect for us. Thanks for a great time. We're going to try to bring everyone out again next summer.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nancy B
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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
I was delighted to see that you and your guests found La Jolla Cove Suites to be a great experience and our hope is to have you all back every summer as your west coast escape. Thank you for the wonderful comments on our staff, location and property. We hope to see you again soon!
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Costa Mesa, CA
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

La Jolla Cove Suites is a reasonably priced (for La Jolla), clean and friendly hotel with one of the best locations around. We stayed only one night and didn't want to leave. It's a funky, older property, but we had a renovated room on the 4th floor (second from the end) and really enjoyed sitting on the balcony and staring out at the ocean. Two big thumbs up to the staff-from the front desk, to the housekeepers, they all try to make you happy. I had a particularly good experience with Michele who was super accomodating! We brought a huge fan from home (only live two hours away), which saved us during the recent heatwave as the rooms don't have AC. They provided a small electric fan, but we ended up using both of them! If you can get an end unit, you'll definitely notice the difference. You may notice some noise from the street and also from the people on the balconies on either side of you, but it doesn't outweigh the view! Also, don't leave ANY food wrapped or open on your balcony...the seagulls consider it fair game ; ) Go and enjoy their waffles with strawberries and whipped cream on the panormic rooftop deck or make some eggs and toast in your room and eat on the balcony - you'll love it!

Room Tip: Top floor, end units are the best!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cathy G
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ljcskmv, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Dear Coach Cathy,

Thank you for your very kind review, it is always a pleasure to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay and that we were able to deliver 5 star customer service. We look forward to your next visit and thank you for choosing La Jolla Cove Suites!
Sincerely,

Kimburley VanHaaster
Guest Services Manager
La Jolla Cove Suites
1155 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, California 92037
Phone: 858-459-2621
Fax: 858-551-3405
kvanhaaster@lajollacove.com
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poway
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

We are locals but stayed for one night to enjoy La Jolla- We have stayed previously but not since some rooms have been redone- We were pleasantly surprised- We had a one bedroom deluxe overlooking the ocean- beautiful view! The room was spacious, well equipped and clean. The hallway to the room had a slight smell of urine and we were worried when going into our room but once inside it was great! We did go to the rooftop continental breakfast. We were disappointed by the ashtray garbage cans all over a non smoking property and the furniture on the rooftop is in pretty sorry condition. The food average- but one thing was my 25 year old daughter asked if she could get a glass of water and was told no. In this day and age if you can make a customer happy wouldn't you go get some water? They have a machine that has juice and a flavored water- she was directed there and told her that was the only water available? Just kind of weird-
Upon checking in I was told to call in the am for a later checkout- when I did call at 8 am I was told 11 was the latest checkout. 11 seems pretty early these days for a check out- (this was on a week day too). Overall, this was a good experience, however I would not stay here if I did not have one of the redecorated rooms.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank calvinpoway
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ljcskmv, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we are happy to hear that your overall experience was a positive one and that you would return. We appreciate all of your feedback concerning some areas we could improve on, we take your concerns very seriously and thank you for sharing them with us. We very much value our local guests and hope that the next time you’re looking for a quick getaway you will choose La Jolla Cove Suites!

Sincerely,

Kimburley VanHaaster
Guest Services Manager
La Jolla Cove Suites
1155 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, California 92037
Phone: 858-459-2621
Fax: 858-551-3405
kvanhaaster@lajollacove.com
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Property: La Jolla Cove Suites
Address: 1155 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3627
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Jolla Cove Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The closest ocean front vintage boutique property in La Jolla with hotel guestrooms, studio rooms and suites, most with ocean views ! Only 220 feet from world renown La Jolla Cove's beach, walk to the Cove to snorkel, dive, swim or surf. Watch the sea lions or catch a west coast sunset all from your private oceanfront guestroom balcony. Within walking distance to world class shops and restaurants.Guests can also enjoy our heated saltwater pool,or relax in our spa under the stars in the evening after a bike ride along the coast. Start your morning off with continental breakfast on the rooftop with magnificent vista views of the Pacific Ocean and the rugged Southern California coastline. A most memorable experience in a breathtaking location! ... more   less 
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