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Holiday Inn Express La Jolla

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights here and would definitely return. Our room was pretty standard but updated and very clean. Nice little Keurig coffee maker (although I wish they would provide something other than that horrible powdered creamer!). Lovely shower. Plenty of towels. The breakfast is...More

Thank LabMAK
Response from Holiday Inn Exp... L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La JollaResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad that you found our little gem of a hotel and I am so happy you got to the amazing cinnamon rolls - they are seriously the BEST! We look forward to seeing you again. Next time, please give a call to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here from work and I have zero complaints. The pool and hot tub are great and it’s a short walk to the beach - at least that’s what I was told during check-in. Work consumed all of my time but my hotel bed...More

Thank dmarvel89
Response from Holiday Inn Exp... L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La JollaResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we were a great home to come back to after a long days work. We hope to see you again... and maybe then you will have time to get down to the beach just 2...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We LOVED it here. Very friendly and helpful staff-Brett was awesome- very clean rooms and property, fun room configurations and lots of choices, super location, reasonable AND very pet friendly. Easy walk to beach and restaurants We stayed a week and will return here anytime...More

Thank Sky M
Response from Holiday Inn Exp... L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La JollaResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Sky! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. I love that you found our rooms fun, they sure are unique and so many different from the next. Was just talking to Brett and he said that you all were AMAZING guests! I...More

Reviewed 30 November 2017

Spacious room with sofa and ottoman, love-seat sofa, and a desk-chair on top of 2 comfy queens! Fridge, microwave, Keurig coffee machine, and abundant closet/storage. Decent size flat screen TV to boot. Sizable bathroom with sensible design. Lots of counter space, and roomy shower with...More

Thank SR_SJ_CA
Response from Holiday Inn Exp... L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La JollaResponded 8 December 2017

Wow, what a description of your stay. Thank you! I have to admit...that pancake machine was one of the highlights of getting this job. I wish I could have one at home. Then I learned all about the amazing cinnamon rolls, I think those might...More

Reviewed 16 November 2017

The hotel added and recently opened a new wing earlier this year. These rooms are the ones that are listed as 600 sq ft on its website.We reserved one as we were three adults and wanted the extra room. The room had a sitting area...More

Thank grazingfr037
Response from Holiday Inn Exp... L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express La JollaResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you for staying with us and for choosing our newest room type. We are thrilled that you enjoyed it! We are so happy that the renovations are all complete. We hope to see you the next time you are in the area!

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Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Air Conditioning
Things to do
Outdoor pool
Hot Tub
Heated pool
Price range
US$148 - US$313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Price range
US$148 - US$313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Deniz E
1 February 2018|
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Response from calinurse | Reviewed this property |
Call the hotel front desk wit both your questions. I did. They are all very helpful. Note that the wing (the new one with rooms that face the ocean (and from which you would have a distant ocean view form the third floor... More
Eric L
9 May 2017|
Response from Todd H | Property representative |
The swimming pool and parking lot construction have been finished since last summer, and our new Suites and lobby are now open. We are refinishing our breakfast room which should be done this week and we are also putting up... More
Cynthia B
1 February 2017|
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Response from Todd H | Property representative |
Parking is included in our daily rate, along with Wi-Fi, and our breakfast. Sounds like a great deal to me :)
Room Tips
"one in the back but not near the spa"
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"Studio suites in the new wing"
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"Rooms in new wing are very large and attractive, but there's street noise during the day. Motel style..."
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"ask to stay in the newer rooms"
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