Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton
What We Love
- Like all Kimpton hotels, Hotel La Jolla is very pet friendly
- Nightly lobby wine happy hour
- Free shuttle service offered to overnight guests within a five mile radius of the hotel
- Yoga mats in every room
What To Know
- Valet parking is the only option, and it's $30 a night (but $14 for Hybrids)
- No bathtubs or full-length mirrors in the rooms
- Pool is small but warm. No Jacuzzi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Boho, beachy high-rise hotel with friendly staff and rooftop farm-to-table restaurant with Pacific views
There’s a beachy, Midcentury sophistication to the lobby. Bask in front of the large stone fireplace on a ’70s retro half-moon leather couch next to wood slab and curvaceous golden tables. Vintage black-and-white surf photos decorate the outdoor halls, and all rooms face west. The Kimpton Group’s ubiquitous outdoor patio/lounge/bar/pool and firepits provide a romantic atmosphere; go for housemade potato chips, a signature cocktail and local tips from the bartender.
Bed and Bath
Calm prevails in taupe rooms and bathrooms with a view; low-rise platform beds evoke an Asian feeling, and the mattresses are fitted with soft Frette linens. Other perks include plenty of desk and drawer space, 42-inch plasma TVs and a small outside patio with table and chairs. Bathrooms are tiny but sleek, with two-sided glass showers and amenities from C.O. Bigelow in support of the nonprofit Dress for Success.
The California lifestyle demands that one stay in shape, so grab a Hula Hoop from the lobby or a free bicycle; pump iron in the fitness center, or walk (or run) along the nearby beach and pier. Indulge in an in-room spa treatment to soothe your muscles. The 11th-floor Cusp restaurant has a menu of delights that includes roasted quinoa and yellowtail ceviche, tangy Caesar salad, perfectly prepared fish entrees and housemade gelatos and sorbets.
In the Area
The village of La Jolla beckons shoppers, but don’t miss the La Jolla Children’s Pool (which hosts a harbor seal colony in a protected cove) or the awesome 360-degree views from Mount Soledad and its veterans memorial. Hang-glide or kayak the coves (wetsuit suggested). Seeking distractions of a different sort? The awesome Geisel Library celebrates all things Dr. Seuss, La Jolla Playhouse has top-notch theater, the jellyfish are mesmerizing at the Birch Aquarium, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla features cutting-edge exhibitions.
How to Get There
Pros:Beautiful view and convenient location- close to beach. Provides sound machine. Turn on the beach one! Haha sound great! Awesome bellmen.
Cons:Room wasn’t cleaned properly, sheets didn’t fit well. The fitted sheets kept coming off the bed and bed was used just for sleeping. Impolite front desk and some workers.
Great staff. I felt really welcomed and everything was timed perfectly. I felt extremely comfortable. I would definitely stay here again. The pool was a bit small but it was heated so that made up for it.
Great accommodations and good location... was pleasantly surprised! Easy walk to beach and view was beautiful from the top floor. Comfortable room and the hotel had a great patio to relax with a glass of wine!
The hotel is very nice and all of the staff. The view of the ocean is beautiful. The only thing I did not like is not being aware of the $37 parking a night and breakfast being separate from your room expense.
Way overpriced for what it was the pictures online make it look way nicer than it really was. I reserved my room online and included parking I was told it would be $284 including taxes...I was charged $324 because they double charched me for parking and refused to fix it because the manager wasn’t there...this was suppose to be a fun getaway with my boyfriend for his birthday and instead our room was really dirty like nothing had been wiped down and we get to check out and the lady in front of us spent 30 minutes going on about how disgusting her room was too and they only had one guy working the front desk so we had to wait literally 30 minutes to check out just to be double charged when I asked the guy if parking was all included he kept saying “uhh yeah.” For a higher end hotel I just expected way more. Really disappointed in this stay.