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Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla
Ranked #16 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 7, 2013

We stayed here last year and returned again this year for our mini La Jolla vackay. Gotta say, the Residence Inn did it again. Great job! Place is clean, morning breakfast is hot and a great selection and the staff is so friendly and helpful. Hope to see you next year.

Room Tip: For our family of five, we love the suite with the loft option, two beds downstairs and a bedroom up...
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Morgan S, Guest Care Supervisor at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2013

Hello GobClan I hope this message finds you well. Thank you so much for coming onto TripAdvisor, again, to write a review of your hotel stay. The hotel and I are very pleased to read that you had two positive and enjoyable experiences with us. A lot of our hotel guests are business travelers but we are a perfect fit for families like yours, especially with our Penthouse suite accommodations. Last time you celebrated your birthday with us hopefully we’ll have you again for another celebration. Again I speak for the entire hotel and we all very much appreciate your time and effort put into writing a review of our hotel. Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Kind Regards,

Morgan Sandy
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

I stayed one month on this residence inn.
They have free breakfast and free dinner on mondays, tuesdays and wednesday.
The breakfast was very good, a lot of options. I stayed one month and rarely the food was cold. They renew the food all the time, even 15 minutes before the end of the breakfast.
They have shuttle service on weekdays, with this you can go to UTC mall, UCSD campus, LaJolla downtown, Birch Aquarium...it is very good!!! All the staff are excellent! Jonathan from the front desk helped me a lot in my first day in UCSD, he helped me finding the right building, asked for information, I really appreciate that!! I think the hotel could extend the shuttle service for the weekends too...
The cleaning service could be a little better, and saw some dust on the furniture, but the kitchen and the bathroom was ok.
I would definitely come back to La Jolla and to marriot residence inn!!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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2  Thank Vanessa_SP_Brazil
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Morgan S, Guest Care Supervisor at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2013

Good Evening to you Vanessa_SP_Brazil I hope this message finds you well. Thank you for going on to your TripAdvisor App, which makes it so convenient, to write about your recent stay with us. You’ve really done us a great deed by doing so, because the TripAdvisor community can read about how fantastic our hotel is. Among the praises you specifically pointed out how wonderful of an asset our guest service agent, Johnathan, was to you during your time with us. We have already acknowledged his stellar performance and I’m sure he appreciates your kind words. You did mention some opportunities for us regarding housekeeping and we have taken steps to correct this. Thank you so very much again for the contribution you’ve made to our hotels presence here on TripAdvisor, we truly appreciate it!

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Morgan Sandy
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

This hotel was wonderful! My sister and I celebrated her 40th Birthday in San Diego (where I'm from) and we found this hotel to say at. It was amazing! The family suite was spacious. The room and grounds were clean. Breakfast was awesome!! The front desk attendants AND the manager Sandy Morgan were GREAT! Then gave my sister a small chocolate cake AND a card that was signed by them for her birthday. My ONLY complaint is the $14 a day parking, because it adds up quickly. But other than that... I can NOT WAIT to stay here again!!!

Room Tip: If you are staying with multiple people.. spring for the FAMILY SUITE. SO MUCH SPACE!!! 2 stories! F...
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Morgan S, Guest Care Supervisor at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2013

SHLEAON B, thank you so much for coming to TripAdvisor to share your delightful experience during your stay with. I personally am very happy to hear that I was able to make your time with your sister, during her birthday, a memorable one. Having opportunities to really show our genuine interest in our guests stays are at the root of our core values as a brand. Coming straight from our mission statement "...Our passion is to provide Service So Memorable our guests tell stories about it." It would seem we have been able to do just that and I am very grateful to hear about it. Thank you again and I hope we are able to take part in creating new cherished memories in the future.

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Morgan Sandy
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

We were amazed on how big the rooms were! It's indeed like a mini apartment, equipped with a kitchen and seating area! The noise level was next to none, the only time we ever heard noise was when the day got started, by then we were already about too!
The location was great and really not far from San Diego and surrounding area? The breakfast was a variety with hot and cold serve, it can get a bit busy, but we manged to find seats during our entire stay, most of the time when you are done selecting food a table may just open up, so don't get discouraged when you first walk in.
We are ready thinking of staying here, on our next long visit to the area.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Morgan S, Guest Care Supervisor at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2013

Hello I hope this message finds you well JustATravelGurl. I want to thank you for taking the time to review and share your positive experience here at our hotel. We are very delighted when we get a guest that has had such an enjoyable stay that meet their needs and expectations. Knowing that we have impressed a Senior Contributor like you on TripAdvisor goes to show that we are definitely an excellent choice for hotel accommodations when traveling to beautifully attractive La Jolla, California. The hotel and I look forward to your return trip and again thank you for your time.

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Morgan Sandy
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

It was a lovely place. Nice clean room. Free grocery delivery. Fully furnished kitchen. The breakfast was unexpectedly good. There were lots of options. You could even make your own waffles. The front desk held your things for you during the day after you have checked out. Nice location. It is walkable distance to Ralph's shopping center where there are lots of food places. It is walkable distance to the school of Medicine and Pharmacy.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Morgan S, Guest Care Supervisor at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2013

Good Evening Reesa25, I hope this message finds you well. After reading your review I was very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and further more took advantage of our extremely beneficial amenities that we offer. From the fully equipped kitchen, clean spacious suites; daily housekeeping service, free grocery delivery, complimentary full hot buffet breakfast, and the great locale for easy accessibility to things you need! On behalf of the hotel and the TripAdvisor community thank you for this greatly informative review. I hope you a great and wonderful day!

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Three night stay in January 2013. Location is goo, convenient to La Jolla and San Diego. Property itself is getting pretty tired and would benefit greatly from some updating. Breakfast was only passable. Parking charge added up but some fee is understandable, given the constrained location. Not great value for money, would think twice before returning.

Room Tip: For longer stays the property is convenient to grocery and other shopping.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Morgan S, Guest Care Supervisor at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2013

Hello jreilly2010, thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We gratefully accept your candid review and understand everyone has their own views, whether good or bad, we can find opportunities to grow. Taking into account that we are an older property, one of the first Residence Inns every made in fact, preventative maintenance and renovation is something we do make investments in. Over the lifetime of the property being open we have been through a few full scale renovations and annually we invest in smaller specific improvements, one recent example was a full re-pavement of our properties parking lot. Guests that have been staying her over the years have loved the improvements that we continue to make and acknowledge our dedication to giving them a more pleasant experience in all aspects. The last full renovation was in late 2009 so we anticipate another in the next couple years. Again thank you for your time and we appreciate your review.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Nice room but its a split there is a bedroom and bath upstairs but the wall is half a wall and no door
The bathroom was tight but the bed was comfortable and clean
Downstairs we had 2 queen beds and a larger bathroom with a mini kitchen which is nice, the is a bar b q grill you can use and a open fire pit. The breakfast was nice with fruit and eggs, cereal etc
Parking is 10 a night but you can park on the street for free check signs. We parked right outside the gate one night and around d the corner another

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Bak1010
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Morgan S, Guest Care Supervisor at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2013

Bak1010 good afternoon I hope this message finds you well. Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our hotel during your stay in January. Overall it appears you enjoyed your stay and we are delighted to hear this. One specific point you mentioned, which is on a lot of our guests minds, is that you can avoid the parking fee if you wish. There is off property parking on Gilman Drive and on the cul-de-sac coming into the hotel driveway. When a guest is upset about the fee we do try to give them options and this is one that usually works out great. Thank you for the review and hopefully you have another chance to stay with us in the future.

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Address: 8901 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1625
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#12 Family Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range: $174 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla 3*
Number of rooms: 288
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Residence Inn La Jolla, California hotel puts you within walking distance to the University of CA San Diego campus and less than 2 miles from Scripps Memorial Hospital. From our extended-stay hotel, guests can also visit many local attractions such as breathtaking beaches, unique shops and Torrey Pines, the legendary La Jolla golf course. This all-suite hotel in La Jolla also offers easy access to Balboa Park, the famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and Legoland. Guests can start their day with a free hot breakfast buffet and end it with The Residence Inn Mix™, a fun and relaxing way to unwind, socialize and connect. All of our suites in La Jolla offer fully equipped kitchens, with full stoves and ovens, and separate living and sleeping areas. Business travelers will appreciate our large, well-lit desk and free high-speed Internet. When you're looking to relax, take a dip in our heated pool or have some fun playing sand volleyball. We aim to be your favorite La Jolla all-suite hotel. ... more   less 
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