San Diego Marriott La Jolla
Travel Blogs from La Jolla
... in the car and patching her up, I was time to get Charlie to the airport.
This is a big milestone for our family: putting Charlie on a flight by himself -- not as an unaccompanied minor, but just as a normal passenger. He's 13, which is old enough per Southwest Airlines policies. We took him to the John Wayne Airport in Orange County and watched him ...
Got the greyhound bus from San Fran last night, didn't manage to sleep though which was annoying - nearly a 12 hour journey!!
Whilst here I'm staying with my friend Sean, the F1 statman. Sean picked me up from the station, such a great day - cruised round literally the whole of the city. I'll have to list the places because there are so many!
Harbor Island (really no U)
We awoke to a cool and overcast day of 58 degrees, and because of the weather we decided to drive around the area rather than concentrate on one or two tourist items. We drove west to the Pacific Ocean at Coronado, which has just been voted by a travel magazine as the best beach in the country. I disagree strongly with this evaluation. We took a walk on the beach and it was a very nice ...
... other things. The next task was to get it all back to the hostel (oh
how I miss having my car), but lucky I now had new suitcases to put the stuff
in. Yup that’s right I now had more than one new suitcase (well they came as a
package deal) one is carry on size and one is bigger. I caught the bus back to
downtown and on the way to the hostel I was passing the supermarket so I
figured I would stop in there to get some more essential items before I ...
... a range of birds, along with humans doing aerobatics, a great 25min show.
The Skytower gave a great view and was pretty easy to get on, quick 6min ride to see all the park and surrounding San Diego area.
While watching the sea lions a woman feeding them dropped her sunglasses, and a checky sea lion grabbed it as some staff with large pool cleaning poles tried to fetch the glasses off the sea lion.
Then the new One world Shamu show, which in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews San Diego Marriott La Jolla
I've stayed at many 4 and 5 star hotels...and definately this hotel will meet all your needs if you are in town for BUSINESS and not leisure. In terms of my demographic, I am a "city girl" in my late 20's who is out and about for business about every other week- if that gives you any sort of reference.
We stayed at the Marriott for the last night of our Southern California trip. It was by far the best of the hotels we stayed at. The room was very nice and the beds were extremely comfortable. But most of all the staff was excellent. Any request was quickly taken care of. (From writing out the directions to the closest In & Out Burger to printing up our boarding passes for our airline). We arrived at the hotel early and they immediately found us a room, allowing us to check in early and get going on our adventures in San Diego.
Very nice rooms
I stayed at the Marriott La Jolla 6/5-6/8. Overall, it is a good property, not out of this world, but definitely okay for buisness/leisure. The hotel itself is older, but the rooms were newly renovated and very nice.
PROs: nice room, good service, close to La Jolla beach, shopping mall across the street, good neighborhood, quiet area
CONs: older property, $15/day parking (can be avoided by parkin on the street), 15~20min drive to downtown, older workout room and pool
Loved it! Great for famillies.
My husband, daughter who is one and I stayed here for 4 days. The room was clean, and quiet at night. We were initially concerned about the lack of a fridge, so we called down to the front desk and they promptly sent up a fridge and microwave.
The location is great. It it close to the freeway. We took full advantage of the malls food court across the street, and every morning we would go to la jolla beach which was about a 10 min drive. You do need a car to stay here. We prefered its peace to the hustle and bustle of downtown.
Stayed at the La Jolla Marriott in March 2005 after leaving the Marriott Marina in San Diego. The La Jolla has been refurbished, and our room was lovely, 15th floor overlooking the city with a balcony (too small to sit on, but great for standing and taking in the fresh air. The biggest drawback to this hotel is its location. It's in the middle of a business district full of nothing but high-rise banking buildings, very sterile. Its a 45 minute boring bus ride to the beach/town, 15-20 minutes by car or taxi (precious few taxis in town to get you back though). Since the Marriott offers no shuttle service, a car is vital. There is a large open air mall (nordstroms, macys, etc) within walking distance (about a 20 minute walk) but otherwise the area is pretty dead, especially on weekends. There is just no comparison to the lively Marina Marriott, where you can walk on the Bay, eat outdoors, head into town to the gaslight district or take a short trolley to Balboa Park, the Zoo and Tijuana just by walking out of the hotel lobby. Bottom line: the Marina Marriott is FAR superior for families, night life, luxury, and entertainment. This is strictly a business hotel.
Marriott La Jolla Hotel
We stayed at the Marriott La Jolla 9/4/04 to 9/11/04. We ask for a room with a view and were given room #1211. The view was beautiful. It had a king size bed with a television armoire, desk and sleeper sofa. There was sliding glass doors to a standup balcony to look out over La Jolla. The carpets could use a cleaning, but other than that the room was fine. We loved the work out equipment area down by the pool. We definitely would stay here again. We paid $120/night through Priceline---. We absolutely loved San Diego/La Jolla. Went to all parks (Zoo, Animal Park, Sea World) The Zoo was the best!
Greedy Hotel Chain - Marriot, La Jolla
DON'T STAY AT THIS MARRIOTT!!
I stayed at this Marriott from 7/23 - 7/25. I accidentally left some jewelry and articles of clothing. I called from the airport and they located all of the items, but mysteriously did NOT send me the jewelry. Did not even do anything to make it right.
Hotel itself was okay, but who wants to stay where there are dishonest and greedy employees.
Sad and tired
This was pretty run-down for a Marriott. Looked like it was built in the eighties and didn't have much done to it since then. Everything was kinda faded, and had seen better days. Staff were not as effusive and helpful as I expect in the USA. Sports bar was awful (unless you want salsa lessons on a friday night) and the pool/gym was really uninspiring. good job it had a great mexican restaurant over the road....
Barely Passable as Marriott
A really dowdy, out of date hotel with no discernible (except a sports bar). Stayed here with an out of town friend a little over a year ago and the place was in dire need of refurbishing big time! Don't know whether they've done any renovation of late, but wasn't comfortable.
The room was very small and average, the king sized bed took up most of the room space! My friend had a free weekend here and luckily didn't have to pay for the room, but was not worth even the free two days of stay. Would never recommend this to anyone. The Del Mar and Mission Valley Marriotts are far superior and have been upgraded compared to this one. You'd expect much better of a La Jolla Marriott, the Beverly Hills of San Diego. Steer clear of this one!
Romantic - Great place!
My wife and I stayed here for a couple of nights after we got Sealed/Married at the San Diego Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints San Diego Temple, which it's very close to. This is a really nice hotel. One of the best things about it is the price - $125.00 a night on weekends. You're never going to find a price that low and a room that nice in La Jolla! Attn: Tourists! This is a good deal!