I just stayed here for the long fourth of July weekend, and was generally happy. I mean, it is a Holiday Inn Express so my expectations were not super high, but I will stay here again when I travel to La Jolla. I have stayed at the Travelodge across the street several times and this is certainly a superior hotel for what it is worth.
Location - walking distance to the beach and close to the cute downtown (5 minute cab ride)
Price - very affordable for La Jolla
Room size - we had a very good size room with 2 double beds. Plenty of room for suitcases and everything
Refrigerator/microwave - very nice amenity for a budget hotel
Light - the lighting in the room was TERRIBLE. Seriously, 3 very small lamps with a horrible yellow light. Probably not an issue for most, but for females trying to get ready and apply makeup it was bad.
Bathroom - tiny tiny sink area. Really just a sink and that's it
Reception - although very nice, we had a somewhat incompetent person check us in. I say that because we had 3 people on our reservation, all arriving at different times. Each one of us went to the front desk upon arrival to get a key to the room since the others were out. Every time a new key was issued, the keys issued previously were deactivated. Meaning each time someone arrived, the people who arrived earlier were then locked out. She even blamed us saying we must have put our keys next to our phone or something (until we figured out what was going on). Totally avoidable and an unnecessary headache (though not a big deal in the scheme of things).
- 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
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