This hotel is a bargain, especially when compared with others in the San Diego area.
I am very picky when it comes to hotels. This Holiday Inn exceeded my expectations. It is not the motel you may remember from trips past!
The room was renovated recently, and everything from the bed linens to the bathroom toiletries has been upgraded. The marble bathroom had a walk-in shower with a great showerhead and plenty of towels. The bed was comfortable, and there were four pillows, two firm and two soft (embroidered on the pillowcases).
My room was on the small side, with just one queen bed, but there was an armoire, an arm chair, a nightstand and a mini fridge with a coffee maker in the room. The closet space was between the bedroom and bath and had an iron and ironing board. Instead of curtains, the windows had wooden shutters which were better at maintaining privacy and sound insulation.
Parking is free, which is a big plus. The included breakfast is also great. The lounge is across from the outdoor pool, and you have the option to eat inside or out by the pool. There is coffee, hot cinnamon rolls, toast, cereal, yogurt, juice---more than enough--and though it was busy, there were staff constantly re-stocking everything.
Visitors should note that this is not directly on the beach, nor right in downtown La Jolla. It is a 5-minute walk to Wind'NSea beach. Like every place in Southern California, you need a car to properly get around.
My only advice would be to avoid a first-floor room. Mine faced the parking area and I heard people coming/going. Rooms at the front face a four-lane street with traffic moving pretty fast.
The staff was very nice. I was allowed to check in late and leave an hour late with no problem.
I would definitely stay here again!
- 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