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“A Remarkable Setting for a Value Property” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Jolla Cove Suites

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La Jolla Cove Suites
Ranked #17 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Pasadena, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Remarkable Setting for a Value Property”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

My husband and I had an ocean view room with balcony on March 31, 2012 for well under $175. The view is remarkable and the location is superb. I doubt there is a better-located ocean view hotel in the area for this price.

The main building was probably built in the 1950's and reflects the smaller bathrooms of that era. The place is very well maintained: recent paint in the stairwells; updated bedspreads, lighting fixtures and furniture. The tiny kitchen was nicely outfitted. The entire property was clean.

What we liked:
+ staff was polite and professional.
+ they allowed us to keep our car onsite for several hours after we checked out (reasonable, considering the $15 daily parking fee). We appreciated this because the La Jolla Concours 'd Elegance, happening in the park across the street, tied up a lot of the area's parking.
+ breakfast included made-to-order waffles.
+ fresh cookies at check in.
+ space heater kept room toasty.

Minor drawback:
+ bed could have been more comfortable, but was not bad.

Room Tip: Only selected buildings have wi-fi. A set of well-lighted, public stairs alongside the property is...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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7 Thank HvLuggageWillTrvl
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Bianca H, Shift Supervisor at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, 5 April 2012
On behalf of everyone here at La Jolla Cove Suites, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our hotel. It was an honor having you here and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I was pleased to hear that you enjoyed our made-to-order waffles which is a new item added to our daily complimentary continental breakfast. We are delighted to hear that our goal of providing exemplary 5 Star Customer Service to our guests was met. Thank you again for choosing our hotel and we hope to see you again soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Port Chester, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Can't beat the location -- right across from one of the most spectacular waterfronts in the world!! Seals are on the beach and you can walk up pretty close to them. Make sure you take a walk to the Cave Shop and take the dirt path up hill -- awesome! First I was by myself in a tiny hotel room - adequate except TV reception was bad and there was no heat. They gave me a space heater that blew a fuse. Again, location, location, location. Then my business associate came and we moved to a 2 bedroom suite with two balconies (and while we didn't spend the extra money for ocean view, we could actually see the ocean from the balconies). Adequate enough, however, no TVs in bedrooms (but reception was ok in living room). Again, unable to regulate the room temp -- this time it was very hot -- we just opened the balcony door. Breakfast is included, and it was quite a treat on the rooftop overlooking La Jolla Cove. I didn't feel we missed out by not having a waterfront unit -- we just sat on the rooftop patio in the evening. Out of the many places I have stayed in the San Diego area, this has instantly become my favorite. There is plenty of over night free street parking, however, parking is impossible during the day into early evening. Friendliest staff I have come across in a long time. And it was surprising affordable this time of year.

Room Tip: Try to stay in the "main building".
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Sheli L
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ljcskmv, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, 29 March 2012
Dear Sheli L,

Thank you for your review! We are so pleased to hear that from our hotel you were able to enjoy the beauty and wonders La Jolla Cove has to offer. We appreciate the feedback regarding your room accommodations we are always happy to hear ways in which we can improve the quality of our guests experience.

Again thank you for choosing La Jolla Cove Suites and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Kimburley VanHaaster
Assistant Guest Services Manager
La Jolla Cove Suites
1155 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, California 92037
Phone: 858-459-2621
Fax: 858-551-3405
kvanhaaster@lajollacove.com
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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

This Hotel is getting a bad rap on these reviews!
I booked the La Jolla Cove Suites and as I was reading these reviews I thought I made a mistake in choosing this hotel. Once I get there some of these reviews do not do this hotel any justice.
The views from the balcony are fantastic. Yes you hear the seals at night barking, but that is not this hotels issue to solve. You are right on the beach you need to expect mother nature from the ocean.
The room was very spacious with a living room and bedroom combination. The bathroom is small, but we didn't plan on staying in the bathroom for the weekend.
This is a older hotel, but they are making updates to keep this hotel modern. If you are looking for a 5 star hotel it is not, but a 3.5 star it is and we had a great weekend at La Jolla Cove Suites.
This will be the first time I have ever written a review of any hotel I have stayed in and I usually try to read these to find a hotel wear ever I stay, but once I got to this hotel I knew I needed to write to let you know this was a very good hotel for us last weekend!
We wil return again and again!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Hockey2710
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ljcskmv, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla Cove Suites, responded to this review, 8 March 2012
Dear Hockey 2710,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your very first Trip Advisor review and we are honored that you chose our hotel. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and greatly appreciate your kind and thoughtful comments. I will be sure to share your feedback with our entire staff.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Best regards,

Kimburley Van Haaster
Assistant Guest Services Manager
La Jolla Cove Suites
858-459-2621
kvanhaaster@lajollacove.com
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Leonberg, Germany
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

We stayed at the La Jolla Cove Suites for a family wedding. We reserved a "condominium" style 2-bedroom suite, a great value at the wedding package rates. It was perfect for our group with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There was a small kitchenette, dining area and living room along with 3 balconies overlooking the ocean. The suite was clean and comfortable. A problem with the refrigerator was quickly resolved. The usual breakfast room was under renovation so breakfast was moved to a conference room, which was small and cramped. The breakfast was unremarkable with cereals (stale raisin bran), muffins and bagels. There are many restaurants within walking distance so you can go elsewhere for a better, more traditional American breakfast if you desire. Shops and a Sunday market are also within walking distance. There is a park and a walkway along the water across the street.

Room Tip: We had suite 225.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank sszeke
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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

We keep going back to this property located across from Scripps park despite the fact that it is unchanged from the day it was built. A few "upgrades' over the years include kitchenttes and new countertops in the bath.
We love the view and location to downtown La Jolla,but be forewarned : in the summer the barking of seals can be heard, it sometimes smells like fish, and there is a lot of traffic.
We have stayed in both the studio and one bedroom - the beds are not especially comfortable in either.
To their credit, the staff keeps the place very clean and cosmetic improvments appear up-to-date. There is a space heater in the winter, but we blew a fuse when too many items were plugged in. The staff was quick to respond.
We paid $179 a night which is about average for La Jolla, and right on par with beachfront properties. We were charged $15 a night for parking at this visit, but haven't always been charged.
Staff is helpful and resolved a dispute with our bill satisfactorily. Like I said, a lot of downsides, but we always have a good time, so we will go back.

Room Tip: Beachfront view is spectacular, but noisy
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank 1roundface
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Property: La Jolla Cove Suites
Address: 1155 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3627
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Jolla Cove Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The closest ocean front vintage boutique property in La Jolla with hotel guestrooms, studio rooms and suites, most with ocean views ! Only 220 feet from world renown La Jolla Cove's beach, walk to the Cove to snorkel, dive, swim or surf. Watch the sea lions or catch a west coast sunset all from your private oceanfront guestroom balcony. Within walking distance to world class shops and restaurants.Guests can also enjoy our heated saltwater pool,or relax in our spa under the stars in the evening after a bike ride along the coast. Start your morning off with continental breakfast on the rooftop with magnificent vista views of the Pacific Ocean and the rugged Southern California coastline. A most memorable experience in a breathtaking location! ... more   less 
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