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La Jolla Cove Suites
Ranked #17 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

No air conditioning! running water after 2:00pm!"maybe" old/dated musty room,they would not refund close to $600 my son had prepaid! we still went to another hotel!!!!!!run away from this place! it needs a multi-million dollar renovation just to be a decent place!

Room Tip: there are no "good rooms" if you want a good room ,go somewhere else!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
We truly regret your unhappy experience. Due to the fact that your son’s reservation was made with a third party, the hotel was unable to refund the stay on the spot. We are currently negotiating a refund for your son with the third party. We apologize for the emergency maintenance repair being conducted when your son was checked in, it was an oversight our part to allow the early check in for this room. Upon request, an air conditioning unit can be provided for rooms that do not have a/c. Many of our rooms have undergone complete renovation and we continuously work on updates to the rooms. Currently, 100% of our rooms have received brand new beds and bedding.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Amazing location and views from balcony. Rooms are great, a little dated, but they're nicely sized and I slept like a rock - especially when you open the sliding glass door and listen to the waves. The upstairs deck/breakfast area is outstanding with beAutiful ocean views. There's also a ton of stuff to do within waking distance. The walk/run path is truly epic with sea lions and rocky cliff ocean views.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Eric G
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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Eric,

I am happy to hear that you so greatly enjoyed your recent stay at La Jolla Cove Suites. There is nothing better than listening to the sound of the ocean as you fall asleep. Thank you for your lovely comments and we hope to see you again soon!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

La Jolla Cove Suites is not a Hilton or a Marriott or a Hyatt ... but it comes with incredible views, walking distance to a great little town, and a price that is so reasonable I almost didn't book as I was afraid of what I might be flying 3000 miles to get to. Well, my fears were for naught. I spoke with Joy, one of the staff, before flying out to San Diego. She gave my needs serious consideration and found the perfect spot for our trip. She was able to reserve a really good sized suite with two large bedrooms (plenty of closet space) both with baths; kitcken, dining area, living room, and deck overlooking a lovely park and the great Pacific. I could not have been more pleased. The rooms were cleaned daily; stationary and cookies were in a small foyer outside of one of the bedrooms.

The kitchen is older but has everything you could possibly need for a vacation stay especially as there is a daily continental breakfast served on the rooftop every day. I should probably mention that this isn't a "coffee, some English muffins and fruit" sort of breakfast. There are fresh waffles, all kinds of cereal, an array of fruit and muffins set out for you to enjoy while looking out at the ocean. Great way to start the day.

There is an outdoor pool that had kids jumping around in it despite the unseasonably cool temps while we were there. There is onsite parking, for a fee, but once you park you can walk everywhere you need to go to ..... incredible restaurants and cool, unique shops are all just a stone's throw away.

I would be remiss if I did not mention the rest of the staff -- from the cleaning staff to the front desk ... all pros and all incredibly helpful. "No worries" could be their corporate slogan!

I would definitely recommend this property and am equally certain I shall return.

Room Tip: Suite 227 was quiet, roomy, clean and had a spectacular view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear Susan,

Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay here at La Jolla Cove Suites. Doesn’t Joy live up to her name? She is a blessing to have on our team! I am happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time here in La Jolla and that our staff members made your stay even more special. We cannot wait to welcome you back to our hotel and we hope to see you again soon!
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

The crucial point of staying in La Jolla Cove Suites is the LOCATION and the PRICE.
The location provides an excellent seafront view from the Balcony in your room or from the rooftop where you have breakfast. It is also convenient for walking along the promenade or to any other of the bars, restaurants or hotels in the excellent locality. The added bonus is that you can do this while your car is parked on the premises.

This is not a luxury hotel. If you want a luxury hotel then stay in the nearby La Valencia or one of the others. La Jolla Cove Suites is more like a motel that has no bar, the self-service restaurant only serves breakfast (mostly) and wi-fi is only available in the restaurant. I think that the diverse reviews are largely attributable to the failure to grasp these simple facts.

Room Tip: There is no room service or Spa, though there is an outdoor swimming pool. All the rooms face the oc...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Tom,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay at La Jolla Cove Suites. Yes, we are blessed with a wonderful location with beautiful ocean views directly from your balcony. I am pleased to hear that you were able to take advantage of our hotel being within walking distance of the La Jolla Village with various boutiques and restaurants. Thank you again for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon!
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

We had an incredible view from our suite on the 2nd floor! We had our own private balcony, but we also had access to a rooftop patio that was unreal!

The best part of this place is it is totally retro but so clean and so friendly. The suite was spacious, and it was great to have a little kitchen stove and refrigerator.

But the best part is the location. This place overlooks the park where all the seals and sea lions are. We loved watching them and their pups! This place is just magical, and I'd definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: It's worth the upgrade to get an ocean view!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank pcurtiss
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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Dear PCurtiss,

On behalf of everyone here at La Jolla Cove Suites, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your recent stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the wildlife and amazing features that La Jolla has to offer. We look forward to your next visit!
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LaPorte, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

My grandparents and I stayed at this hotel and we all agreed it was the best hotel any of us have ever had the pleasure to stay at. The prices were good, the view was amazing, the rooms were very, very clean and updated, and the location was perfect. My all-time favorite would have to be the breakfast on the rooftop; the Belgian waffles were delicious not to mention the view. The staff especially front desk associate Sebastian Cifuentes (hope I spelled that right) went above and beyond to help us with our every question about local entertainment and restaurants and believe me there were quite a few! Even the housekeepers and the guys that make your waffles in the morning were always greeting you with a big smile and saying hello. We hope to come back in the future and most definitely recommend you to stay here. Best hotel in La jolla!!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear Cassie,

I am happy to hear that you and your grandparents so greatly enjoyed your stay here at La Jolla Cove Suites! It’s hearing such wonderful comments about our staff and service that truly makes coming into work every day an absolute joy . Yes, Sebastian is an invaluable member of our team and an absolute pleasure to work with. I am happy to hear that you were able to enjoy the waffles with the beautiful view of the cove, what a great way to start the day! Thank you again for staying with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

The La Jolla Cove Suites is a nice place to stay if you stay in the ocean view suites, they will match the price you find through advertising companies. Be very careful with third party registering, for it's very hard to get a refund if you disagree with advertising. I went with Bookit.com I thought I was getting a ocean view room, NOT! I ended up with a very small room 200 sq. This will not happen to me again! "When it sounds to good to be true, IT IS"! P.S. There are lots of stairs to climb but it's well worth the stay.

Room Tip: Ocean view suites, you can't go wrong... located on the terrace.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Bianca H, Assistant Guest Services Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear Tena,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor! Contact us directly anytime, our staff is ready and willing to assist you. We look forward to seeing you again.
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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):
Located in the heart of the La Jolla village,the closest hotel to the ocean with unobstructed views from its guestroom balconies of the La Jolla Cove, ocean and Scripps Park. Why stay anywhere else then right on the Pacific Ocean when visiting California ? Start your morning off with a deluxe continental breakfast located on the Hotel's 5th Floor Rooftop with unparalleled vista views of the Southern Californian coastline. Your day will be filled with as much or as little activity as you would like,either relaxing poolside in our heated saltwater pool,playing a round of outside billiards or ping pong with your family by the pool, taking a sightseeing walk through the village and along the coastline to watch the sea lions in their natural habitat and ending your day catching a west coast sunset from your own oceanfront balcony or around the rooftop firepits under the stars.A most memorable experience in a breathtaking location! ... more   less 
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