Holiday Inn corporation bought this old bungalow type motel in La Jolla and jazzed it up. We loved it. The rooms are a little small, but very nice amenities and decor. The shower was quite large for such a small room.
The included breakfast was very nice with fresh fruits, cereals, waffles, etc. So many times the breakfast is really awful. Not the case here.
The hotel has a very nice pool and hot tub. Also, there are several other sitting areas. We used them to have our own happy hour.
The location is great because, of course, La Jolla is at the high end of housing costs in the San Diego area. We had originally thought we would stay in the "Hotel Circle" area (I think that is what it is called), but that location apparently has more crime and is noisy due to freeway traffic.
We were lucky enough to be able to get into the Crabcatcher in La Jolla for dinner on a Sat. night. The food was excellent and what a location on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Very nice.
As for getting into San Diego, it was a snap. Freeways are close by, but not within hearing distance.
Price was about the same as staying in the Hotel Circle area. Everything in SD is expensive, so be prepared. It is also a very busy destination, so book early.
Stay here if you can.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express® La Jolla hotel, boasts an enviable locale in Southern California. Guests of the hotel can expect unmatched customer service to compliment the convenient location. Minutes from downtown La Jolla, the hotel's property is just two blocks from the beach and close to popular San Diego attractions.The hotel's guests enjoy visiting the area's beautiful beaches, including Wind-n-Sea Beach and Pacific Beach. Recreational activities abound in La Jolla Cove, known for exciting diving, snorkeling, swimming and kayaking. The hotel's location in the San Diego area makes attractions such as SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo easily accessible.Perfectly suited for business and leisure, the hotel's amenities include free high-speed, wireless Internet access and a 24-hour Business Center. Guests appreciate being close to area businesses, including Qualcom and Scripps Hospital, as well as UC San Diego. The nearby Torrey Pines Golf Course is perfect for a round of golf with clients.Among hotels in the San Diego area, this La Jolla accommodation provides superior amenities for guests. Start your day off right at the free, hot Express Start Breakfast Bar, featuring our signature cinnamon rolls and 100% Arabica bean coffee. The outdoor pool is a great place to enjoy the California weather, and a Jacuzzi is perfect for relaxing. Plan your next Southern California vacation today! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express La Jolla Hotel La Jolla
- Holiday Inn La Jolla
- La Jolla Holiday Inn