Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla

8901 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California, 92037, United States | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $190.00

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Vegas take 2 and the drive to San Diego

A travel blog entry by smsmith


... highway 5 and we really just wanted to reach our destination. It seems we were experiencing some bad luck though.. We don't know how but we ended up at the International Border for Mexico- rookies!! We had to make the quickest, sharpest turn off to which we did not even see the sign for where we were going because if we passed that border for Mexico we may have faced some questioning coming back in to America from Mexico because we did that cross over only ...

Day 5: Disneyland to La Jolla - 90 miles

A travel blog entry by dandoug


... best if you can leave things (like cameras and phones and jackets) that you don't want to get wet with someone else or put in one of the lockers.

While waiting for Charlie and me to ride the ride, Elodie got a splinter in her foot. We decided that made it as good a time to leave the park as any. I had a first aid kit in the car. So, after doing some ...

San Diego Rehabilitation Stop

A travel blog entry by vagrant_reality

... to show my appreciation as much as I would have if I hadn’t felt like death.

Also, as with any family reunion there are always little issues and in my opinion James and I have our share of issues just like any other siblings would. Unfortunately, I feel these issues are the reason we can’t be as close as I’d honestly like to be.

However, the point of this blog is to let the few of you who actually read this know what I saw, ...

Sunny San Diego

A travel blog entry by olivianichols


... and Lucas had dinosaur chicken nuggets - a winner! I had a mojito!

Day 38
Got up, made pack lunches, bags packed, kids in car....where is wallet?! Searched the room everywhere...can't find it! Cancel cards, unpack bags....find it in the middle of the sofa bed. Pack up again, Rupert downloads gps directions to phone, get in car, drive half an hour, arrive at San Diego Zoo safari park......we assumed San Diego zoo was at the same place....but were told by ...

Lovin' La Holla

A travel blog entry by shellingtons


... on steroids. The beautifully constructed building is awe inspiring. It certainly looks like a great place for an extended vacation. By the time we made it back to our hotel room we ready for a good nights sleep.

We are heading back to Temecula for the day Thursday to visit some wineries and Old Town Temecula and sped the night. Friday we head to Palm Springs to set up shop for the next 16 days!

Until next time!
Cathy and Dave

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This 3 star hotel, located in the La Jolla area of La Jolla, is near La Jolla Shores, Stephen Birch Aquarium - Museum, La Jolla Playhouse, and University of San Diego USD.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla

    Front Desk staff needs better training


    This property is located in a quiet residential area adjacent to UC San Diego. Our room was dark and small, and the bed was so hard it was difficult to get a good nights sleep. All the units have kitchens, and it was nice to have a full sized refrigerator and real dishes. But who wants to cook and do dishes while on vacation? The guests appeared equally divided between vacationing families, University types, and visiting foreign engineers doing business with local tech. companies. Bonuses included complemenary full breakfast and evening meal, free ethernet access and your choice of USA today, San Diego Union Trib or Wall Street Journal every morning.

    Room not ready


    We arrived at 5:15 PM with a confirmed reservation and were told our room was being cleaned and would be ready in an hour. At 6:30 PM, we were told that the cleaning was going to take another few hours. At 9 PM we were told that the room would not be ready that night, and we were asked to take another room type (which we did). To their credit, they comped the first night, and moved us the next day to the requested room, but you have to wonder why they didn't just discuss some options with us at 5:15 PM rather than making us wait over 3 hours. And while the rooms were spacious, they both showed some wear. The other negative is that the parking situation is ridiculous....the lot fills up by 10PM and the spaces are so narrow that there is less than foot of space between vehicles. On a positive note, the breakfast and hospitality hours were really nice, and the staff at these were wonderfully helpful and gracious to all requests.

    Wonderful for Families!


    We just came back from spending a week at the R.I La Jolla. We had a 2 bedroom Exec Suite.

    Comfort in a Nice Area


    I have stayed here a few times and each time it has been very pleasant. You can cook your own food in the attractive kitchen, lounge around in the large studio style room and pretend you're in your own cozy apartment. This isn't high grade luxury, but these suites are very tastefully done and very comfortable, all at a nice value. Would definitely stay here again if I didn't live down the street.

    Good for Businesspeople, Hospital Visitors


    Just returned from a 3 night stay with my husband and two preschoolers. Note that this hotel is very far from downtown La Jolla, so not the place to stay if you want easy access to the shops, cove, etc. Stayed in the Exec Penthouse. Basically a 70s loft-style apartment with some 90s style updates (cream walls, green carpet, burgundy bedspreads, upholstered furniture). There are a lot of people who stay here who do business at UCSD next door, or who have health problems and are getting treated at Scripps. Not a great scenario for a family vacation, though the kids enjoyed the (tiny) pool. The breakfast was decent for a buffet style thing, but sitting in the breakfast room was kinda depressing given the business/medical clientele. If I had to do it again, I would pay a little extra, forego the carb-fest free meals, and stay at the beach.

    Great Location


    We stayed in the Penthouse room, with loft bedroom. Nice hotel room, but very noisy. People sleeping in loft (bed very hard) or down on murphy bed had no privacy. Tried to sleep upstairs and light from downstairs kept us up. Hotel room was large with 2 bathrooms, but was like sleeping in a standard hotel room with no privacy for parents or children. Swimming pool was nice, but really hot (92), kids loved it.

    Basketball court was in parking lot so not a good place for kids to play. Buffet was good and alot of room to sit. Great location to Sea World (15 to 20 minutes away), and close to stores (mall and grocery).

    Beach within a 15 minute drive. Very disappointed in Marriott property.

    Will not stay again.

    Great value in La Jolla


    My daughter and I spend a lovely 4 days in La Jolla last week and we stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn La Jolla. Our suite was immaculate and very comfortable with a full kitchen, large closets, fireplace, and king-sized bed. My daughter enjoyed the heated pool, and there are "spas" throughout the propery. One was right outside our room. The complimentary breakfast was plentiful and very good -- especially the scrambled eggs. We took advantage of only one evening social hour, but it makes a nice light supper or snack before a late dinner. The Residence Inn is conveniently located near restaurants, a supermarket and movie theatre, and is only minutes by car from the beach. The staff was always friendly and helpful -- providing printed directions to area attractions and answering other questions about the area. The only improvement needed, as I see it, is the fitness room, which was small, overheated and lacking free weights and mats, with only two treadmills and a multi-use weight machine. Otherwise, it was perfect. The spacious suite, complimentary parking and complimentary breakfast make the Residence Inn the best value in La Jolla. La Jolla itself is magnificent, and I am so glad we decided to make it our "base" for half of our trip to San Diego (see review of the Glorietta Bay Inn on Coronado for the other half). The beaches, the hills, the houses were breathtaking. I recommend a biking tour to get the flavor of the area, and kayaking if you want to get out on the water. Also, don't forget a hike through Torrey Pines State Preserve. Can't wait to return!

    A great stay!


    We stayed at the RI for a week in Aug 2003. My 8 year old loved having her own loft with a bathroom (and so did we!) The full kitchen was useful as well.

    The rooms were clean, and the staff very friendly. The pool was clean and warm. The biggest problem I had there was that the parking lot spaces are small and very difficult to get in and out of.

    In a nutshell, an excellent property, great location near food and markets and a positive experience.

    We're going back!

    Great for families!


    We stayed for 4 nights in one of their newly renovated Penthouse Exception suites. There's all new furniture and mattresses, and the color scheme is hunter green and a creamy, light yellow (I know there's a real name for this color, but I have no idea what it may be.

    Good value


    The hotel is currently undergoing renovation. Approximately 50-60% of the buildings have been completed. It's built townhouse style with 2 lower units and 2 upper units in 30+ buildings. All units have a full kitchen and pull out sofabed.There are complementary breakfast (scrambled eggs, waffles, french toast) and "happy hour- theme nights" (pasta, mexican, sandwich). The food ranges from poor to average.It's in the village, not on the coast (10-15 min. drive, depending on traffic). However, it's close to shopping, movie theaters and grocery stores. Great for long term stays because of the full kitchen. Got a great rate from the Sales Department (40% off rack).

    TripAdvisor Reviews Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent