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Great place to stay, clean, friendly, great location and great place for my family.

There were so many cute, trendy shops and restaurants nearby, not to mention the beaches all within walking distance. This was a great place to stay. I branched out to Black's Beach, Torrey Pines, the San Diego Zoo, and Sea World all without problem or hassle from this hotel.

The customer service was nice. The breakfast little bags were unacceptable. The hotel itself is old and falling apart.

This is a nice property, easily accessible. The rooms are clean and the courtyards in the center of the surrounding rooms made for a relaxing evening sitting outside. Had a minor issue with the tv, but they were on it very quickly and problem solved. I would stay there again.

The comforters were dirty I was handed another second dirty comforter and no duvet. Check in was a pain and bad experience with it.

The hotel was really clean and the rooms were really big. The only part I didn’t like was how early the pool closed. They also don’t have a real breakfast right now with corona stuff. They give out a paper bag with a few small items. The staff was very nice and helpful and the location was good.

I would go back the staff was helpful The location was Wright we’re l wanted to be

The owner was very kind - she went above and beyond for us, she didn't have any straws at the front desk, so she gave me a straw out of her car which I really appreciated her for - going above and beyond to satisfy my needs. The room was surprisingly big, with a fridge and microwave ready for you. Besides the excellent customer service, the hotel itself is 5 minutes away from the beach by walking, and upon arrival at the hotel there is a shower outside which you can use to rinse yourself. The only thing that I didn't like about my stay was the breakfast (which was affected by COVID-19) - it was just a yogurt, an apple and a muffin in a bag placed in a fridge - no hot stuff unfortunately. Otherwise, I really enjoyed my stay here and will be coming back.

One of the beds smelled humid. On the other hand the hotel is fine

The room was nice as expected but I could hear every step made in the room above. In many reviews they say that the complimentary breakfast is excellent, I disagree completely. The food quality is very low. There are eggs and pancackes from a prepared mixed not from real eggs ;) bread and cinamon rolls also low quality. Coffee was good. The personal was very kind.

Huge rooms!! Great location! Super friendly staff & GREAT breakfast!!! Love love LOVE this hotel

Great location. Actually one of the better looking buildings hotel wise. Walking distance to some places to eat, 711, and the beach. Great Staff! Very nice. We wont stay anywhere else.

Great location, nice room, close to everything. Ask for a room on the 3rd floor if one is available to get ocean views. The breakfast was decent.

Staff rude, not friendly at all and are not well trained in basic customer skills and communications. Their behavior was as if they are doing a favor to attend to your needs. Not happy at all. Never will stay here again, nor will recommend to anyone at all. Not worth your money to stay at this lousy location. The room has that bad stale smell that you feel in old, ancient buildings. They have not done anything to remove that odors.

Nice location close to the beach, clean, felt safe, really appreciated the free parking and continental breakfast. Overall great value!

very clean, everyone was very nice, great breakfast.I would stay here again.

La Jolla Blvd La Jolla CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Windansea Beach
  • Free on-the-go breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Beach Barber Tract within a 5-minute walk of Windansea Beach, Holiday Inn Express & Suites La Jolla - Beach Area, an IHG Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights like La Jolla Cove. This hotel has 73 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free on-the-go breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

All 73 recently renovated rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Free newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Express & Suites La Jolla - Beach Area, an IHG Hotel, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Free parking is available if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with concierge services and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center.

Room options

Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Studio Suite, 2 Queen Beds, View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Whirlpool Tub)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express & Suites La Jolla - Beach Area, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (15) Couples (6) Business (4) Family (14) Other (2)
5
Family with small children

Great place to stay, clean, friendly, great location and great place for my family.

By on Mar 29, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2021

Thank you for your review. So glad to hear that you and your family had a great time with us. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best, Ramita S.

5
Everyone

There were so many cute, trendy shops and restaurants nearby, not to mention the beaches all within walking distance. This was a great place to stay. I branched out to Black's Beach, Torrey Pines, the San Diego Zoo, and Sea World all without problem or hassle from this hotel.

By on Mar 13, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 15, 2021

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and thank you for the five star rating and amazing review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything La Jolla and San Diego had to offer. We look forward to hosting you again. Best wishes!

3
Family with small children

The customer service was nice. The breakfast little bags were unacceptable. The hotel itself is old and falling apart.

By on Feb 14, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 15, 2021

Dear Anonymous Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We appreciate your kind words about the staff. Our covid compliant Grab & Go breakfast bags feature fresh fruit, yogurt, bakery item, fruit juice, and bottled water. Best wishes!

5
Friends

This is a nice property, easily accessible. The rooms are clean and the courtyards in the center of the surrounding rooms made for a relaxing evening sitting outside. Had a minor issue with the tv, but they were on it very quickly and problem solved. I would stay there again.

By on Sep 21, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 23, 2020

Thank you for being our guest and thank you for the excellent review. It was our pleasure to host you and I am so happy to hear you loved your stay. Our rooms are clean and comfortable and our common areas are inviting and relaxing. We are excited to host you again soon.

3
Everyone

By on Sep 21, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 22, 2020

Thank you for your rating!

2
Family

The comforters were dirty I was handed another second dirty comforter and no duvet. Check in was a pain and bad experience with it.

By on Aug 27, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 29, 2020

Dear Anonymous Guest, Thank you for staying with us. I sincerely regret that your experience was unsatisfactory. Our entire team works tirelessly to ensure every guest has a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable stay. Best wishes!

4
Everyone

The hotel was really clean and the rooms were really big. The only part I didn’t like was how early the pool closed. They also don’t have a real breakfast right now with corona stuff. They give out a paper bag with a few small items. The staff was very nice and helpful and the location was good.

By on Aug 17, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 19, 2020

Thank you for being our guest and thank you for the nice review. I'm glad you enjoyed the clean large room and the pool and Jacuzzi. We appreciate your kind words about our staff. Till next time!

5
Family with small children

I would go back the staff was helpful The location was Wright we’re l wanted to be

By on Jul 1, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 1, 2020

We are so happy to hear that you will be coming back. We hope to see you again soon.

4
Family

The owner was very kind - she went above and beyond for us, she didn't have any straws at the front desk, so she gave me a straw out of her car which I really appreciated her for - going above and beyond to satisfy my needs. The room was surprisingly big, with a fridge and microwave ready for you. Besides the excellent customer service, the hotel itself is 5 minutes away from the beach by walking, and upon arrival at the hotel there is a shower outside which you can use to rinse yourself. The only thing that I didn't like about my stay was the breakfast (which was affected by COVID-19) - it was just a yogurt, an apple and a muffin in a bag placed in a fridge - no hot stuff unfortunately. Otherwise, I really enjoyed my stay here and will be coming back.

By , from Las Vegas on Jun 30, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 1, 2020

Hello Andrew, We are happy to hear that we were able to accommodate your need. We are very sorry that we were unable to provide the buffet breakfast due to COVID-19. We hope this shall pass, and we will be able to provide our Holiday Inn Express Signature breakfast again. We look forward to your return. Best, Ramita S.

5
Everyone

By on Feb 3, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 14, 2020

Thank you for the five stars! We are glad you enjoyed your stay.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites La Jolla – Windansea Beach, an IHG Hotel

6705 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037
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