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“Great Family Hotel in La Jolla”

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Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla
Ranked #16 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 10, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying in this hotel before Labor Day this past fall. Our room was a family suite with a bungalow bedroom on the second floor, a really practical layout for privacy and separation between kids and adults. The room was incredibly clean and maintained daily, and we all love the breakfast. While we didn't use it, the shuttle to downtown La Jolla is a useful resource, and being walking distance to a shopping center with restaurants (we enjoyed Rock Bottom Brewery) is another plus. Everything was above expectations, including the helpful staff at the front desk.

We used the pool, and while not large was great for us since there was noone else using it. We also had fun exploring where all the jacuzzis were "hidden" on the property, and enjoyed the one closest to our room. Very central location. Looking forward to returning!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Morgan S, Guest Care Supervisor at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2013

Hello Cali_BAB I hope this message finds you well. On behalf of the hotel I would like to thank you for sharing your recent experience here on TripAdvisor. It was great to read that you had the "pleasure of staying" at our hotel during Labor Day weekend. Our larger room accommodations seem to suit your family well making it a comfortable and enjoyable stay. We look forward to your return visit as well!

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Morgan Sandy
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

I stayed at this nice comforatble hotel in September with my son . This hotel was recommended by UCSD and it really proved to be very convenient to stay near UCSd. The features I like the most were spotlessly clean rooms, helpful staff, facility of a full kitchen, wonderful morning breakfast, happy hors from Mon- Wednesday and above all the free shuttle service to places within 5 miles of the hotel.
The only drawback was that the front desk staff is not equally well informed. I was double billed for my stay both on my card as well as the cash that I paid. It was a hassle to get it reversed but once I made my point clear to the Manager Mr Morgan , he took care of it immediately. So all in all it was a pleasant stay and I will definitely stay there again if the need arises .

Room Tip: If you do not want to lug in heavy luggage choose level 1 rooms.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Morgan S, Guest Care Supervisor at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2013

Hello kaldeb I hope this message is finding you well in Dubai. Thank you so much for the time you took to describe the great hotel we have and specially the benefits for those visiting UCSD. I'm happy that you were able to fully enjoy the many amenities we offer. I apologize again, like I did the day I helped you, for the billing issues you encountered. With multiple types of payments and requests it can get a bit confusing to figure out. Thankful I was able to assist you in those matters and got it back on track. We all appreciate your kind acknowledgments of our hotel overall. I look forward to your next trip to the area, have a wonderful day!

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Morgan Sandy
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

We enjoyed the hotel though paying $14 for parking is for the birds. The staff was great and the room was excellent. We went and ate at the Marine Room which is about 1.3 miles from the hotel and it is on the beach and an excellent place. We had a great view of sunset and then we walked on the beach.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Edward P
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Morgan S, Guest Care Supervisor at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2013

Thank you Edward P for writing a review of your recent stay here in La Jolla. We are happy to hear that you found our staff to be great and the room was excellent. It was also nice to hear that you were able to enjoy one of the fantastic restaurants available in the area, Marine Room. It is definitely one of the restaurants we all recommend for guests seeking high level of quality, service, and an amazing view. Again thank you, we all appreciate your time and kind words.

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Morgan Sandy
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

The entire staff and comfortable room made for a very enjoyable stay. Each Residence Inn person I met was friendly, helpful and professional, from the front desk to the breakfast staff to the housekeepers. It was convenient and fun for me to be able to prepare dinner at the hotel for the family that I was visiting in San Diego. I look forward to my next visit to San Diego and staying at the Residence Inn in La Jolla.

Room Tip: For elderly or for folks that need assistance, I recommend booking a room on the ground floor.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank John P
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Morgan S, Guest Care Supervisor at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2013

Thank you John P for your high rated review of our hotel. We greatly appreciate the acknowledgement you gave our staff, we are so fortunate to have them all. Our goal as a hotel is to give all our guests a high level of customer service that is expected from a Marriott hotel, it is one of the many things that separates us from our competitors. Again thank you for your time and the effort you put into writing this review. We look forward to your next stay here with us!

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Morgan Sandy
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Staying at a Marriott is a no brainer. We've stayed at lots of them around the country on our travels. This was the beginning a a 3000 mile road trip flying into LAX, renting a car and driving in a large circle from LA to San Diego to The Dalles, OR, Cannon Beach, OR and back down to LAX for the flight home. The 2 nights we stayed at the Residence Inn feels like home. It's a suite with all the amenities so it was a great place to start.Very convenient, near a shopping plaza and a very pretty Morman church. I'll stay here again whenever I get back to San Diego.

  • Stayed: September 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 September 21, 2013

Thank you skyken for your recent review of your hotel stay with us. I was very pleased to hear that you prefer to stay with Residence Inns and that you found our property to perfect for your vacation. That catchy title of "The Joya in La Jolla" was awesome and cleaver, I'll have to use it sometime. Again thank you for your reviewer expertise, Senior Contributor, here on TripAdvisor.

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Morgan Sandy
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

My wife and I just completed a one week stay at this Residence Inn and from checkin to checkout we couldn't have asked for more. The suite was a good size, comfortable, kitchenette well furnished, and location perfect. Plus, considering it's La Jolla and we had easy access to either the I-5 or the coast roads, the price was very reasonable. Now add to that a hot breakfast every morning, and a manager's special hot meal from 5:00-7:00 PM Mon-Wed at no cost, it adds up to an excellent property. Even better were the entire front desk staff who were so helpful and friendly. As for the $14 nightly
Parking fee. We knew it in advance and accepted it. Will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: There are only 2 levels so the top may be better noise wise.
  • Stayed: September 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 October 17, 2013

Hello Jim W, I would like to personally thank you on behalf of the hotel for giving us such a great review. I was pleased to read that you and your wife enjoyed your whole experience here from beginning to end. We are very fortunate to be so accessible to many attractions and being very affordable in comparison to neighboring hotels like you mentioned. You took full advantage of the great amenities we offer including the full hot buffet breakfast and evening social hours. We appreciate your time, I am sure the readers of TripAdvisor do too. Have a great and wonderful day and we look forward to your next stay with us.

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Morgan Sandy
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stayed here 1 year ago and LOVED it so much that when I wanted to attend an event in San Diego there was no question as to where. Check-in was super easy and when asked 1st or 2nd floor I stated that I really enjoyed my room in building 2 last year. To my surprise I received the same room and it just got better from there!!! Staff....EXCELLENT, breakfast buffet.....EXCELLENT, facilities.......EXCELLENT, overall experience.....EXCELLENT. Definitely will stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank S0CalTravelers
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Morgan S, Guest Care Supervisor at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2013

Hello S0CalTravelers, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. We are very appreciative and happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed staying with us on two different occasions. Your “EXCELLENT” shout outs to all our staff and amenities are great to see. We “definitely” hope you stay here again soon! Thank you again for your review.

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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 - $337 (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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