Nice hotel, good location, good food! The room was nice, clean, and comfortable. One issue: the pillows were uncomfortable. Very, very flat! We would stay at the hotel again but would bring our own pillows. Parking is easy and secure but a tad expensive $25 per day self parking. $35 for valet. The staff was very friendly.
The hotel is a beautiful old hotel that has definitely been updated recently. Check-in was smooth - at 9 am!
The room itself was a fine size for a couple with a king bed.
The location of the hotel is right on the main drag of La Jolla cove, walking distance to restaurants, the beach, etc. but it's quiet at night. La Jolla Cove is where you can find all the sea lions, snorkeling coves, and best restaurants, but there is very very limited sandy beach. For a spot in the sand or to launch your kayak, you'll need to go on a 30 minute walk/5 minute drive over to La Jolla Shores. Both the Cove and Shores are great, but I would encourage anyone who has never been to check out both online before deciding.
Overall, super great time! September is a perfect time of year to visit!
We made a last minute reservation because we decided to stay in La Jolla overnight and not drive home after dinner and drinks with friends.
The staff was wonderful-friendly, helpful, and informative.
Our room, an Expedia deal, was very good. The location wasn't the best, but that was really not important to us. Get coffee and muffin in the office, walk across the street and enjoy the wonderful vista. Very special.
My only recommendation is that they provide electrical outlets near the bed for charging phones and to connect my CPAP machine. I figured out how to make it work, but it wasn't as convenient as it could have been for an "upscale" location.
I would stay there again, for sure.
Spanish for “The Jewel,” La Jolla is 13 miles north of downtown San Diego. One of the country’s most affluent communities, La Jolla is known for its fine homes, wonderful beaches, wonderful restaurants, and stunning natural scenery. It is home to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Stephen Birch Aquarium and Museum.