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La Jolla Cove Hotel & Suites
Ranked #17 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Breckenridge, Colorado
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“NEVER EVER AGAIN...”
Reviewed October 12, 2010

I would never recommend this hotel! There front desk staff was very unpleasant, not welcoming AT ALL, she never smiled it just felt like there whole staff wanted to be somewhere else than at work. There rooms at not updated, and at $200 and something a night COME ON. Atleast they provided free breakfast but than again so does motel 8 but that hotel was not near the wedding, too bad. I get that it's near the beach but there service does not have to be this way. I work at the front desk for a ski resort and we would not I mean not stand for this kind of service.....

  • Stayed October 2010
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Reviewed August 21, 2010

Came here on an anniversary getaway and regretted booking the room as soon as we pulled up. The exterior decor is out-dated, with thick layers of paint covering up years of rust. The pepto bismal pink color of the building upsets your stomach as soon as you notice the bright teal accents. I can't deny the prime location and the pristine view, but everything else is TERRIBLE!!!! Right after parking the car, we couldn't help but gag from the nasty smell of toxic paint. There was no air circulation in the extremely slow elevator. The gift shop looks like a joke, with an old-fashion, patio glass sliding door as the entrance. No one is even attending the desk at the gift shop. The room was humid and also carried over that nasty toxic paint smell, which looms all over the property. The room has out-dated, old, and awful furniture. The bed was the most uncomfortable sleep of my life. the pillows were flat. The mattress NEEDS to be upgraded. The TV looks like it came from a space-ship, and not one with advanced technology. The toilet is like the kinds from a public restroom, you know the kind you flush with your foot! And better yet, the sink pokes you right in the ribs when you sit on the toilette. There is no Air Conditioning or heating in the room. Just a tiny fan in one corner. There is a decent sized balcony that has a fabulous view of the cove, but it has no light in the evening, and the railings are only painted on the outside, so that those who pass by see that it looks painted, but on your side of the balcony, you see the rust. The balcony furniture is old and rusty too. Everything is very old and needs to be updated. For such nasty features, they are charging $218 a night. It is RIDICULOUS! Yes they do have a heated pool, but you have to climb a mountain of stairs to get to it. And yes they do have a sun deck with an amazing view, where they serve a minimal continental breakfast - there are not buts here. The only great thing about this place is that it does have the most incredible view of La Jolla cove and it is literally 20 steps from the hotel's front door to the ocean. If you want to avoid neck and back pain, and possibly damaging yoru lungs from toxic fumes, please do not stay here. Otherwise, negotiate to pay $50 a night if you're willing to put up with the old crap (not sure if the MOTEL will go for that).

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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[DO NOT STAY HERE]!!!! worst hotel ever don't wast your money. smelt like garbage and could not burn the rusty tub off!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Spent five days there, started with defrosting the freezer which was so iced that the floor was covered in water. Disfunctional internet and phone communications, then after checkout realized that we had left a bottle of wine and, after returning to the room to ask the maid to look, were charged a half day rate while we awaited her return because we were "using the room". No hospitality here, look elsewhere for ambiance and friendliness...

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2010

This really is a motel, not a full service hotel. But the rates were great and the location excellent. The only downside is also it's location- right on the beach, which meany lots of people at the beach try to use the hotel's facilities ( parking, ice machine, etc...) which was the only problem and the hotel tries it's best to contain it.
It was a little difficult sleeping with the traffic noise so bring some ear plugs. Bu t it was better than the next place we stayed for twice as much. I definitely give it a thumbs up !

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Arizona
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Reviewed May 17, 2010

My husband, 18mth old son and nanny stayed in a 2bedrm 2bthrm. Even thought this place is and older I still enjoyed the location and the staff. I am a picky one when it comes to where I stay and was worried b/c of the reviews I had viewed before our trip but all was fine when we arrived. The downside where the way the hotel is set up you can hear everything that goes on outside in the hallways and walls are thin so you can hear when other guest use the restroom or turn on the water. But the view was GREAT and walking distance to some nice places to eat and drink. I would stay here again.

Stayed June 2010
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La Jolla, CA
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Reviewed March 20, 2010

The mindset for the perfect vacation at this place is...think "Vintage" not Hotel Chain. This hotel class is a Motel - so keep that in mind. I actually live in La Jolla, and when we have family come to visit - we book them into this place. I have also stayed there myself (Fourth of July fierworks right outside your balcony!) This is at least a ten million dollar view and you are in the heart of La Jolla Village. Now - DO NOT stay here if you are looking for the Ritz. Four Seasons does not have a hotel in the Village. Go to The Grand Colonial if you want a quaint, very nice Inn. LJCS allows you to have a small kitchen, go to the beach one minute, shower and walk 3 minutes to a nice dinner (I recommend nine-ten or the no brainer - George's for a splurge, My Place or Piatti for a casual meal. Anything at Girard Gourmet is great (7 minutes) - they start baking around 4 AM, and don't miss Pannikins for a "vintage" pre-starbucks coffee - that is a bit of a hike though....

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Property: La Jolla Cove Hotel & 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 Hotel & 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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