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Review of Sands Of La Jolla

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Sands Of La Jolla
Ranked #20 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
LA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“wow they just got these new 40 inch samsung led tv”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

nice rooms, lots of parking. best price in la jolla. oh yeah there no smoking and pets for all the rooms.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Roger C
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

A few years ago we turned up at 3am to the sands of La Jolla. The management were welcoming. The beds were comfortable and price was unbeatable. We have stayed at 5 star hotels and private resorts. We enjoyed our experience so much that we are going back tomorrow and staying for the weekend. When calling, the staff had a pleasant tone / manner and we are looking forward to our visit again.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank michaela h
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Holywood, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2011

We checked out quite a few hotels in this La Jolla area and most were expensive. As we were travelling on a budget for 3 weeks , we were looking for value.

The rooms were average sized, but were bright and had balconies. Decor was somewhat dated, but clean.

There was no breakfast available at this hotel and staff were not particularly welcoming or helpful.

All in all good price for the area, but definitely no frills!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Woolif
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Chicago, IL
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59 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this budget motel in LaJolla. I was expecting worse and I actually got better. There was cable TV, a microwave and fridge, the beds were very comfortable, there were products for bathing and shampooing. The room seemed quite clean overall. I only stayed for one night but it was very satisfactory for its price point. I've stayed at Best Westerns which were much more worn out and tacky, and charged alot more. The hotel is small, but seems to be well-maintained. I didn't find the outside particularly unappealing, like some reviewers claimed. The pool looked quite nice, but I didn't have time to use it. The front desk person was friendly and helpful and the hotel is located down the road (only a block or two) from a shopping and dining area. This is a good budget motel with more amenities than you would suppose for the price.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank jenkins_2004
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los angeles
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2011

I hated this hotel. I was afraid to sleep in the bed, it didn't look clean. The room was definitely not clean, I'm not sure it was even vacuumed. I didn't want to use the shower. There was no air conditioning, no continental breakfast, no hair dryer. The sink was next to the outside door and there wasn't even a hook to hang your towel on after washing your hands. The desk clerk didn't seem to know anything or care, either. Maybe I got one of the worst rooms but I think if I had thought it was clean, I wouldn't have cared so much about everything else. But the soles of my feet were black after walking on the carpet for a few minutes. That was really disturbing . There was no kitchenette in my room or a sofa. If you're going to rent one of the least favorable rooms in the motel, you shouldn't be charging a hundred dollars. I would never recommend this motel to anyone I know.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank a n
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2011

Good location, comfortable bed, microwave and fridge in room, pool was also nice.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2010

A group of 5 people checked into this hotel and one of them after just laying on the bed for a little nap felt something uncomfortable and itchy. He looked in the mirror and had red swollen bumps on his back. They told management and checked out of the hote. The staff at the hotel went to the room and inspected it, stated that they did not see any bed bugs and offered my client another room. Obviously, my client was not interested in staying there, especially after no further action was taken by the hotel to ensure that the room was properly inspected by a professional, thoroughly cleaned.They also wanted to charge them for the rooms even though they didn't end up staying there due to this situation. It was very frustating and customers service as well as attention to health hazards is at the top of my list when I book hotels. This hotel did not live up to those standards. That is putting my feelings about this experience lightly.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Hotelbookingagent
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Property: Sands Of La Jolla
Address: 5417 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-7696
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #20 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sands Of La Jolla 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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