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“Poorman's Paradise” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Jolla Beach Travelodge

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La Jolla Beach Travelodge
Ranked #9 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
California
Level Contributor
74 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Poorman's Paradise”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

My three star overall review is due to the fact that the property looks a bit old and dated on the outside, has very little landscaping, and has older rooms which have a drab appearance. But if one can get by this, the overall stay at this place is very good(four stars). There is a continental breakfast daily(fruit, bagels, cereal, coffee). The location is only a few hundred yards away from an absolutely brilliant beach, there is a very nice Mexican restaurant across the street, the rooms are spacious and adequate, and it is a quiet place, within a mile of the heart of La Jolla. It is a poorman's paradise and we would return again here.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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SleepyBearLaJolla, Manager at La Jolla Beach Travelodge, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Thank you for your review. We are glad you’ve enjoyed your stay with us and we’ll be happy to have you stay here again.
We sincerely appreciate your honest opinion about the way our property looks from the outside. The hotel was built a while ago, but we make every effort to maintain it and to have it looking good. Less than 3 weeks ago we had a very talented local artist, Hanna Daly, paint a new mural on the swimming pool wall. Perhaps you came in when the work was in progress and the pool wall was unfinished. At the moment the mural looks gorgeous. It fully shows the spirit and the beauty of Windansea beach and its centerpiece – the Shack.
We have 3 highly skilled maintenance people working full time at the hotel. Landscaping is one of their daily duties. We have geraniums on every level of the hotel, palm trees, bogenvias, and other beautiful decorative plants.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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55 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

Let me say straight off that this hotel is not everybody's cup of tea. My partners reaction when we arrived was "why have we gone downmarket?" It certainly wasn't smart, but I am not repentant: the room was clean, quiet and comfortable - I slept very well. It was also very well equipped: It had a coffee maker, a microwave, a fridge, a room safe, ironing equipment etc. and everything that we tried worked. It wasn't really walkable into town, but the beach was a short stroll away. The staff were pleasant and everything seemed well-organized. A basic continental breakfast was provided.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank V3971RTjohn
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SleepyBearLaJolla, Manager at La Jolla Beach Travelodge, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Thank you for your detailed review. We appreciate your comments and we are happy that you have had a good time. We just wanted to add that we also provide free high-speed WiFi, cable TV (every room has a brand new flat screen), there is a very nice heated swimming pool and a Jacuzzi, large parking lot that is free for the guests. Every room has an A/C that also works as a heater. We are not a fancy resort, but “practical and very good value” describes La Jolla Beach Travelodge exactly.
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40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

This is not a luxury resort but it has everything you need in La Jolla. Clean and nice. We loved being able to walk to Windansea Beach. We could have paid more for an oceanfront resort and walked further to get to the beach.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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SleepyBearLaJolla, Manager at La Jolla Beach Travelodge, responded to this review, December 8, 2013
Thank you for your great review. We are located in the most perfect spot in La Jolla. It takes just 2-3 minutes to walk to the Windansea Beach. In November there are almost no people on the beach, except the most dedicated surfers and you have the whole beach to yourself. We do have everything you need at the hotel. There is free breakfast, free parking, a nice heated swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a guest laundry room. We provide free high-speed Wi-Fi, cable and all our rooms have brand new flat screen TVs. There is a fridge, a coffee maker and a microwave in every room. Our prices are very reasonable. Our goal is to offer the best value accommodations in La Jolla.
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

I travelled with a group of 8 including myself. This was our second hotel we stayed at, after spending 8 nights in Anaheim. When we entered our room I was sharing with 3 others is smelt of old and musky carpet and after putting on the air conditioner it smelt even worse. In our shower there was hair in the drain. When going to the front desk to ask about the area and where the best place to eat would be, Danny the guy at the front desk informed us of a few places. But when we asked about Sea world, Legoland and San Diego Zoo he had absolutely no idea. He didn't know opening hours, prices, how far away from the travel lodge it was. When we decided we all going to sleep we were absolutely DISGUSTED when we found stains on our sheets. White crispy stains (what we believed was semen), blood stains and pubic hairs on our sheets. When we went down to inform him and asked for new CLEAN sheets his reply was 'Oh ok then'. No apology or anything. As it was late at night and we have 2 children travelling with us we decided to stick it out for one night but as soon as the sun came up we left.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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10 Thank Kstarr123
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SleepyBearLaJolla, Owner at La Jolla Beach Travelodge, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
I read this review and was for the first time in many years of running the Travelodge was truly surprised. Usually when talking with guests I have a good feel for how things are going and whether they are having a good time. In this case the review in no way reflects my interaction with the guests who by all appearances were having a good time.

I checked the 8 guests in to two rooms. They seemed like a like nice happy family and I must have spoken with them are parts of their group during the evening on no less than 6 occasions for at least 45 minutes total. I spent the time telling them where to eat, and where to go. I gave them maps and booked transportation for them to Seaworld and Legoland. I also know quite a bit about all of the local attractions in San Diego having grown up here and running the Travelodge for the last 20 years. I have helped thousands of guests with this type of information very successfully in the past.

One of the guests did ask for more sheets and it was my impression they needed them because they had 4 people in a room with t beds they just wanted more linen.

There is almost nothing we wouldn't do to help make a guest's stay more comfortable. However, in order to do that I think it is understood that if there is something wrong the guest would bring it to our attention while at the hotel when we can do something about it.

We want our guests to have a great time and a comfortable stay. With a few exceptions that is the case. We are not perfect but we are always working to be the best we can be. This can be seen by looking at the majority opinion in our TripAdvisor reviews.

In the last year and a half we have put new carpet, air conditioners and large flat screen Televisions in all of our rooms. We have replaced all of the bedding, drapes and most of the furniture and we have more planned for 2014.
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Redlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Wonderful place. Olga at the front desk is friendly and efficient. She makes us feel welcome every time we stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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SleepyBearLaJolla, Manager at La Jolla Beach Travelodge, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Thank you for your compliments. The words of praise from our guests are the dearest reward for me. I have been working at La Jolla Beach Travelodge for about 6 years and I still enjoy every minute of my working day. I lived at the hotel for 2 years and I can promise from my own experience that I had a very comfortable home. It is amazing to be able to walk 2 minutes and touch the sand. The heated swimming pool and the Jacuzzi is the most rejuvenating end of the day activity. Vahik’s café next door is always good for a quick healthy meal. And it is QUIET, very QUIET! We are 1 mile away from the touristy La Jolla Village, so when the ocean is rocking you can smell the sea and hear the waves from your room window.
Sincerely, Olga
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Property: La Jolla Beach Travelodge
Address: 6750 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in La Jolla
#6 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#8 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#10 Family Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — La Jolla Beach Travelodge 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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