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
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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
Staff was great but you can find fresher and more updated properties nearby. Was never recognized as an HH elite member. Showers were filthy with mold in bathroom area. Valet was easy with a friendly staff.
We stayed for a couple of nights recently. The service given by the staff was excellent. Unfortunately there was a lot of noise from outside the hotel and the adjacent car park. We didn’t have any issues with our room. The valet parking was overly expensive.
We had viewed several of the hotels in the La Jolla area and we are so glad we stayed here. The valet men were kind and courteous when we pulled in offering assistance. The front desk staff was most accommodating and the restaurant happy hour and sunset on the 11th floor can't be beaten. The common area was well decorated and the use of bicycles was so much fun! The property is centrally located to both La Jolla Shores and La Jolla Cove. La Jolla Shores had several nice dining choices, recreational opportunities, and a few shops to explore just a bicycle ride away. La Jolla Cove (up hill) had a good many more tourists, shops and restaurants. The Hotel La Jolla will be our choice next time we visit.
I am a Gold Hilton member. After traveling over 7 hours we were told the hotel was sold out and we would be relocated to another property. Finally we were given a room upgraded the next day then to be downgraded after 2 days. No towels for the pool. No cork screw for wine had to call twice. The GM never return my calls and after 5 calls a front desk manager assisted us.
I will never return
Discriminated and put customers safeness at risk!There was still guest occupied room when we opened the door . And front desk did not know why? Obvious hotel does not have good system for check out, clean room and report readiness. It ruin Hilton reputation!