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“Fantastic ocean views!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

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La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
Ranked #14 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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315 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Fantastic ocean views!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We arrived here yesterday after a long international flight from australia. Definitely recommend you booking a limo to bring you to la Jolla, we did this on the net. Arrived here but the room wasn't ready, we went downtown on a complimentary shuttle and had lunch at crab catcher. The beach club rang us around 1 pm to advice our room was ready so we came back and checked in. They upgraded us to a 2 bedroom suite with fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms, lots of closet space, 2 tvs and a large bathroom. The ocean views are magnificent, we are right there on the beach!! You can have a drink outside your room in a balcony overlooking the sunset. The staff is so helpful and friendly! There is plenty to do around, play tennis, swin in the heated pool, have a massage. There is a full laundry next to the gym, a fully equipped one. Apples are free at reception. There is percolated coffee in your room, a toaster a blender, a dishwasher, a large fridge and a safe. The TVs are excellent with 100 channels or so. The Internet is fast!! And FREE. I highly recommend this club, it's a bit old looking but very comfortable with all the mod cons. The restaurants are fabulous too especially the chowders and the lobsters. Stay here, you won't regret it.
The location is fabulous too and there is free shuttle anywhere you like, the drivers are so friendly. We walked a fair bit too and it's easy.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Can't beat the location for a fun relaxing getaway. Kids have the beach for surfing, kayaking, swimming. Then there is tennis, golfing, pool and play ground. Long walks on the beach... Bbq's at night.
A very special place! Enjoy!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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 Dda2000
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Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you for the nice review. I am delighted to hear that you and your family had a great experience at the Club. Spring Break is a wonderful time to experience the Club and all the wonderful amenities.

We hope to see you back soon!

Alex Willow
Director of Rooms Operations
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

We saw this hotel from the cliffs w/the seals and couldn't wait to stay there. Lucky us - they had a couple nites available. Location is incredible - right on the beach. It was a little pricey but generally worth it. Within walking distance to some great sidewalk restaurants. View was incredible. Fire pits were a nice added touch. Would have been 5 stars - However - Was told to park on street if there was an available spot so we did. imagine our surprise next morning when we had an expensive ticket. Check-in person, who was incredibly nice, failed to tell us about the once a month street cleaning & fines. When I inquired about the ticket @ the front desk the next morning I was met with a blank stare and the individual volunteered to call the San Diego police dept. Why I have yet to figure out as all they should do is warn the guest of the parking issue. Yes, there are signs, however they are extremely poorly located. Other than that one issue - great stay.

Room Tip: we stayed in rooms next to the restaurant - entrance was separate from the actual resort entrance...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Enjoyingthemountains
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Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. I was happy to hear that you enjoyed the property including the wonderful beach and surrounding neighborhood, but was disappointed that you encountered difficulties with your overnight parking. I have shared your comments with our front desk department and we are reviewing how we can avoid this in the future. I hope we can host you and your family again in the future.

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St Louis MO
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

The LBTC is the eiptome of a well run club. Expect to enjoy both a private beach and a professionally run Hotel. My accolades continue even having long stretches between visits, the place is a gem, and the amenities are included in the overall enjoyment. In LaJolla, [WE] would stay nowhere else. It truly is, as Jake the Day Desk Mgr says, "The LBTC, and LaJolla is the "Beverly Hills" of San Diego. How true...and it's great.

Room Tip: We prefer the north end2nd floor.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank John R
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Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
It was great to welcome you back to the Club after so many years. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for great review! We too think that our hotel is a hidden "gem" and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Alex Willow
Director of Rooms Operations
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San Diego, California
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

If you want the best place EVER to share leisure time with friends and family, this is it! If you get a room with a kitchen you are set, and never need to leave this paradise. Towels, dishes, chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, games...Everything is already packed for you and waiting. Love the showers for the kids to rinse off on the beach before coming in. Love the fire pit ordered for nightly star gazing and s'mores making. Love the bar-b-que set up so parents can dine while the kids run around like banshees. Love the ice machine close! Love the knives that are sharp, the dish soap, the closet space, the dishwasher, the bathing suit spinner to dry and delight, the pool temp....Did I miss anything? I could ask my kids, I'm sure. Can you tell I LOVE THIS PLACE!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank CDMOMMY
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Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We strive to create great memories for all of our guests and it sounds like you and your family enjoyed your experience. Our evening fire pits on the beach are a popular amenity for many of our families! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Club soon!

Alex Willow
Director of Rooms Operations
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

The La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club is an excellent family vacation spot. The 2 bedroom with a kitchen gave everyone a bit of space and we had a great game table and place to watch a movie. Watching the seals play in the waves was an added bonus. The pool was heated and really enjoyed. We enjoyed the pitch and put gold and meals at the resort. A highlight was a surf lesson with Surf Diva.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bayarddog
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Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Thank you for the great feedback! I am so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay. I am glad that you were able to experience the great aquatic life just outside our door and had an opportunity to have a surf lesson! We hope to see you back at the club again soon!

Alex Willow
Director of Rooms Operations
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Washington
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Had the good fortune of attending a work event here, and tacked on a few days for fun. It was such a treat to arrive and see that the beautifully maintained property was quite literally on the beach. On the first morning, a pod of dolphins entertained us just off-shore while we ate breakfast. Staff members were unfailingly friendly and helpful, the lunches were tasty (although breakfast was nothing special), and the evening bonfires on the beach were unforgettable.

Room Tip: Someone else was paying and the only negotiated group rates for the street-facing rooms. Indeed, ou...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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2 Thank MrsChad27
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Additional Information about La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

Property: La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
Address: 2000 Sprindrift Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3237
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 ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in La Jolla
#5 Spa Hotel in La Jolla
#5 On the Beach Hotel in La Jolla
#10 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#12 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the exclusive La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, one of California's most treasured beachfront resorts. One of a select few oceanfront hotel destinations in San Diego, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club offers 98 guest rooms as well as one, two and three bedroom suites with full kitchens. Also enjoy the perks of our private beach, championship tennis, par-3 golf, massage services, full-service catering, and award-winning cuisine at The Marine Room. ... more   less 
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