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Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This old high rise tower is the only hotel of its kind in La Jolla. Kimpton took it over 8-10 years ago and made it modernist, but they have done nothing since except continue to raise the cost of staying there year after year. The two elevators broke down regularly, tree trimming services began their old work before 7:00 am.... More 

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Thank HappyGuest415
Jeremy W, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Hi HappyGuest415, It seems you weren't such a happy guest and for that we are deeply sorry. You may have some facts straight and some slightly off. Kimpton has managed the property for just about three years now so the timeline is a little off but you are correct that the property is a little more retro in age. Being... More 

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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I decided to upgrade our room when booking and glad I did. We were in room 609, which faced the ocean, but understand the ocean is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel! So you're not right on the beach. We had a nice enough stay, but there were a few things that I thought could be improved. When... More 

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Thank Amick1
Jeremy W, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Thanks Amick1, You accentuated all the positives about who we are and thank you for constructive feedback as well. Our team simply can't let the hustle and bustle of the summer keep them from missing items like replacing bath linens in the rooms. We will absolutely make sure to bring this back to them and let them know that it's... More 

Palm Springs, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2015

The rooms are nice and clean, but the best thing about this hotel is the extras they provide. They provide free beer and wine from 5pm to 6pm. They provide free shuttle rides to and from most La Jolla destinations. They provide free bikes to ride and explore La Jolla. They provide free coffee and granola in the mornings. We... More 

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1 Thank 123getrobot
Jeremy W, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Hi 123getrobot, We're happy you got a chance to escape the desert this summer and spend some time with us at the beach. Vacation should always be fun so it's great to hear we could play a part in making it that way this time around. Cheers! More 

Orange County, Ca.
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

This was a back-up reservation, as I was looking for a hotel or smaller inn with an ocean view. We were pleasantly surprised by things that we didn't expect :) First, the location, while not on the beach, or really right down near it, is easily within walking distance! We walked right by all of the restaurants and shops to... More 

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Thank munkiemama
Jeremy W, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Great review munkiemama! In the end, all we ask for is that you were happy and want to come back which it seems we were able to make happen by your wonderful review. Thank you for the kind words and when you do make it back to our little escape at the beach please give us a call. :-) More 

San Clemente, California
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

This is an older hotel that Kimpton has taken over, renovated and now operates. As a result, some of the physical parts of the building have age, but the overall remodel design and condition is very good. The best thing is the quality of the staff, from the valet to front desk to the restaurant/bar servers. The staff really sets... More 

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Thank Charles R
Jeremy W, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Thanks for the shout out Charles R! We think our staff is pretty special too so thanks for sharing in the love for what they do. We appreciate all of the love and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Thanks again! More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Greeted with big smiles by the Valet!! Bigger smiles by the front desk team! Going out of their way to make your stay a pleasant one. Love the rooms and the views! Love the hosted wine/beer hour each evening at 5 in the lobby. Free wifi and of course free shuttle service, free bikes to go exploring and free morning... More 

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Thank Christine B
Jeremy W, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Five Stars for Christine B! What's not to love about your review?!?! Thanks so much for the wonderful words, I will make sure to share with the team. We hope to get another opportunity to show you what we do best in the not too distant future so please feel free to come see us again soon. More 

Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I was glued to tripadvisor prior to our arrival because this was a surprise booking through price line. The reviews were sooo mixed- some great….some horrible! I was pleasantly surprised. Other than the fact that we had 5 people and ended up in a room with only one king bed…they ended up giving us a roll away for our son.... More 

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Thank drnhyde
Jeremy W, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Thanks for the review drnhyde! Beach hotels are sometimes really hard to judge given the lofty expectations so I understand the preliminary detective work but am so glad to see we made a great impression. Your review is awesome and very much appreciated, although we would have loved to make the experience a five star visit but we will continue... More 

Ladera Ranch, California
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Birthday weekend... we got lucky finding a room on short notice via Hotels.com. That said, first floor rooms can be a bit dodgy, but can't be picky when going with only 10 days notice. Not much of a view (at all) - just a wall around a decent sized patio. Look over the wall and it's the valet area. Bleh.... More 

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Jeremy W, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Thanks again for the multiple reviews of praise reelcromulent! It is reading your review that makes doing what we do so much fun. We strive for being genuinely hospitable while having some fun ourselves and with our guests along the way. It looks like we were able to accomplish that during your stay so thanks again for the awesome shout... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

I love Kimpton hotels in general. They're always beautiful, clean, and the staff is very helpful. This hotel is in a great location. You can easily walk to the beach and some cute restaurants. And there is a free shuttle that can bring you to downtown La Jolla. We were on the 7th floor and had a beautiful view of... More 

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1 Thank Annique D
Jeremy W, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Hi Annique D, Thanks for understanding that sometimes in the craziness of summer we aren't as quick to get rooms turned around for check in. Some things are out of our control but that is never an excuse for us to not give you all that you deserve and then some as one of our guests. So happy to hear... More 

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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Location is ok, views are nice, rooms are small and ordinary. However, the front desk staff do not understand what hospitality means here. They locked me and my family out of our prepaid room on our 4th night of stay at 11pm. Yes, both of our keys were not working, our 4 year old was asleep in mom's arms, and... More 

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Thank Semih S
Jeremy W, General Manager at Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review

Greetings Semih, I am so sorry to hear that our team did not properly explain the reasons behind your experience. Unfortunately even as we tend to focus on the human side of hospitality more than anything els,e our needs as a business do come into play from time to time. Again my apologies that this was not explained properly. In... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Boutique hotel with upscale decor and high end bedding and amenities. All non-smoking rooms, glass balconies, small gym, heated pool, walking distance to beach and La Jolla Shores shops and restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton

Address: 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: RM725 - RM1,289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton 4*
Number of rooms: 110
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Also Known As:
Hotel La Jolla Shores
At The Shores La Jolla
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in La Jolla
#8 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#11 Family Hotel in La Jolla
#13 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#14 Business Hotel in La Jolla
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