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
It’s a great view and a great hotel. The rooms are contemporary and comfortable and the price for the location and view are fabulous. Don’t miss eating at Cusp for sunset. Stunning views and great food and staff.
This hotel was in a great location. It is a couple of blocks away from the beach and only a 5-10 minute drive into downtown area. Don't waste your time with parking at the hotel. The price was outrageous. You can park in the residential area no more than a block away
The cost is far too high for the actual rooms, which are small. Our AC unit worked but poorly, so the room was always quite warm. Theee is no self parking, only inordinately expensive valet. The bakers are very nice and helpful, but $37/night is ridiculous.
Really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The hotel itself was seemed very new and well kept. Lobby and rooms were very clean. If you are on a high enough floor you get a view of the ocean.
Service was great, got vouchers for breakfast at Cusp for being Hilton Gold. We had weekend brunch. The food was great and an outstanding view of the ocean and surrounding area during breakfast.
Location was good. Within a couple miles of La Jolla shore and shopping area. Not right on the coast but didn't appear to be many if any hotels on the coast in this area.
Only complaint is parking rate is quite steep. $38/night for valet. This is probably the going rate for the area though.
My wife and I were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary and her Birthday and selected the Hotel La Jolla due to it's location and reviews. Our check in experience was fantastic as the desk clerk (I believe it was Seth), made a special effort to upgrade our room (I am a Honors Gold Member). The room he gave us was a 9th floor suite that was wonderful. The view of the ocean from these rooms are beautiful. The location of the hotel worked out great as it is very close to both La Jolla Shores and La Jolla Cove. The front desk personnel were all very friendly and helpful as well as the concierge, Elizabeth. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone. One note, we did not use the valet parking due to cost but there was ample parking around the block - 2 minute walk.