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Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla
Ranked #16 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Residence Inn La Jolla is still a nice convenient place to stay, however, during our last two stays we have noticed that the complimentary breakfast is like any other hotel, when in the past they set the standard in our eyes. I do not know if the breakfast area is under new management, however, here are just a few of the changes: Whole fruits used to be bananas, apples, and oranges, today only bananas; fresh cut up fruit, according to staff they ran out (8:20 AM); Yogurt, used to have several individual servings of 2 or 3 brands with several flavors, today two flavors bulk; no longer have pastrys. It may sound simple, but the price of a stay has increased and the quality/quantity has deteriorated.

Room Tip: Nice location and convenient.
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Over the summer I spent 10 weeks staying in this Residents Inn for a mission trip. My stay was flawless! Employees were very friendly and always ready to help. They always made sure that we had everything we needed. The rooms were also very nice and comfortable. I absolutely recommend!

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Emilee W
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This was the largest hotel suite we stayed in during our vacation on the west coast. For a family of 5 it could not have been better. We had the family suite which had three queen beds and two full size bathrooms. One bed and bath was upstairs in the loft area. The other two beds were downstairs. There was also a full kitchen and living room with fireplace downstairs. The entire suite was immaculate!

Our stay also included breakfast. They had one of the best set-ups for free breakfast I've seen. The buffet area was large and spread out. There were fresh make-your-own waffles, eggs, sausage, cereals, fresh cut fruits. Everything was constantly being wiped down and filled up.

My kids loved the heated pool and hot tub too! I also loved that check out was at 12pm here. My only one gripe was the $18 fee per night for parking. Since it really didn't seem like there was a shortage in the area I'm not sure why they felt the need to tack this charge on.

Definitely would not hesitate to stay again. For less than we would have paid in the major cities we had an entire home! We were a very short drive to the La Jolla beaches and the San Diego zoo too.

Room Tip: Get the family suite!
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Stayed here this past weekend because we were in town for a wedding. We made the reservation by calling the 800 number and added my mother in law to the room so she could check in if she arrived before my wife and I. Called back a few days later and verified that she was on the reservation.

To my surprise her name was not on the reservation. When I inquired with the guy at the front desk, he asked if we had called the front desk or the 800 number? Really? Arent you guys the same company. After the inconvenience of all that we were able to add her to the reservation and she was able to check in, but only after providing them with a credit card.

So before I had even gotten there, I had a negative expectation of this place. I thought I would walk into a beat down hotel.

Once I got to our room, I was pleasently surprised . The room was spacious and clean plus they serve a complementary hot breakfast on a adaily basis.

The get minus 1 star becuase:
- The situation at check in
- There was an issue with the front door (although maintenance was able to fix it)
- The bathroom door didnt close correctly.

Overall, this place was A-OK.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Rafeek626
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Patricia O, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Hello Rafeek626
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Residence Inn La Jolla. Please accept our apology for the lack of communication with central reservations. We have shared your comments to make sure this was an isolated incident moving forward.
We are delighted to hear that you did enjoy your room and our great breakfast. We hope that you may still consider staying with us the next time your travels bring you to the La Jolla area.

Kind Regards-pattyo

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

No one likes to be displaced from their home, but when my insurance company sent me and my dog to stay at the Residence Inn-La Jolla* for what turned out to be an unexpectedly long 8-week stay (June-August) while damage from a washing machine leak was repaired at my house, I was surprised by what a nice experience my stay turned out to be. The staff—from the front desk, to workers in the dining room, housekeeping, and other functions—were all so genuinely kind, nice, and friendly. They were also quite wonderful to my dog who enjoyed everyone’s attention. Norma was particularly reassuring when my insurance company was late on extending my stay (which happened multiple times), as was Glenna, letting me know that they wouldn’t kick me out of my room despite my insurance company’s delay. Kylise always had a big smile on her face, and genuinely seemed to like taking care of guest’s needs. And Irma was quick to offer clean towels when my stay went past my expected check out dates.

Something I have never experienced at any another hotel was the three-night-a-week free beer, wine, snacks and barbecue (with karaoke every other week), which is a lovely way for guests (many of whom stay for months at a time) to meet each other or just relax at the end of the day, and makes one feel less lonely and isolated during a long stay. (The Residence Inn seems to attract genuinely nice guests, too. I met people who stay at the Residence Inn for four months a year, and have been returning for ten years.) All of these things make the hotel feel like a little community.

The hotel was fully booked all summer, and yet no one ever appeared harried, overburdened, or annoyed by any request. It seems that they all like their jobs, which is a wonderful statement about management and made the Residence Inn a very comfortable place to stay.

Great for families and long-term stays.

*The Residence Inn was the only hotel on the insurance company’s list that accepted dogs.

Room Tip: If you don't have kids, you might want to request a room that is not right near the pool.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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everardoaguilar, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Dear xsnerg,

How wonderful to hear about your experience with us at the Residence Inn La Jolla this summer. It is very much appreciated to hear the feedback regarding our employees and how they helped enhance your stay. We know our guests have options and we work diligently to provide a genuine, sincere, and appreciative environment for all our guests. I will be sure to share the experience mentioned with our entire team and give extra kudos to those mentioned, Norma, Glenna, Kylise, and Irma. I agree with you that Residence Inn seems to attract genuinely nice guests, which is why we become so connected with our guests.
Hope all is well in your home again, and remember we will always be a home away from home.


Ever A.

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Additional Information about Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla

Address: 8901 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1625
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#12 Family Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range: €128 - €287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla 3*
Number of rooms: 288
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Residence Inn La Jolla, California hotel puts you within walking distance to the University of CA San Diego campus and less than 2 miles from Scripps Memorial Hospital. From our extended-stay hotel, guests can also visit many local attractions such as breathtaking beaches, unique shops and Torrey Pines, the legendary La Jolla golf course. This all-suite hotel in La Jolla also offers easy access to Balboa Park, the famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and Legoland. Guests can start their day with a free hot breakfast buffet and end it with The Residence Inn Mix™, a fun and relaxing way to unwind, socialize and connect. All of our suites in La Jolla offer fully equipped kitchens, with full stoves and ovens, and separate living and sleeping areas. Business travelers will appreciate our large, well-lit desk and free high-speed Internet. When you're looking to relax, take a dip in our heated pool or have some fun playing sand volleyball. We aim to be your favorite La Jolla all-suite hotel. ... more   less 
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