Rated 5 out of 5 by Katy51 Relaxing get-away
Dear Sheraton employees,
Thank you so much for making our little one night stay so relaxing! The bed was so comfortable! I want to know where you get the sheets; they were unbelievably soft.
The room was very nice and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Thank you too for the 50% off for Humphreys! We had reservations elsewhere, but cancelled them and just walked over to the restaurant for a delicious filet minon dinner.
December 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Robbybob This hotel has small bathrooms
We were generally pleased with the hotel overall. The staff was nice, room was clean, the hotel had good amenities, and we were happy with the location. We used the jacuzzi tub one evening, and the water termp was perfect, and the water was sparkling clean. We had breakfast at Humphries and thought the food was just okay. The bathroom was one area that I thought was lacking. Our room, #816, had a tiny bathroom. Barely enough space in there to turn around. We've stayed at this hotel before, and I can't remember the bath in the room we had being as small as this one. Which leads me to another complaint. We are SPG gold members, and the staff said they upgraded us to a deluxe room, but with the small bathroom, it really didn't seem like an upgrade. That was dissappointing, especially since were were celebrating our wedding anniversary.
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nickname54321 Only minor improvements possible in paradise...
Amazing staff, lovely facilities ... Only possible improvements:
A) loud fan on heater/AC unit in all 5 rooms we've stayed in over the years so disturbing to sleep each time it comes on that we simply turn off the heating or cooling entirely at night,
B) "still in theaters" movie terribly low-resolution and distorted (James Gandolfino was about as wide as he was tall, sure, but not Julia Lewis-Dreyfus!)
December 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by RufusInHI Sheraton La Jolla is no jewel.
Upon arrival I was not greeted by the Bellman, didn't even asked if I need any assistance. Don't expected to be acknowledged or recognized for your SPG status. As a Platinum guest I was told that I was upgraded to a nice King bed room, only after a long trek to the room, that I learned that I was put in a very out dated room with two queen beds. After complaining, the hotel was surprisingly able to find an executive room in the executive wing with a King bed. The Club Room was mediocre, very minimal and average food fare. It's been a while that a Sheraton property has let me down. You would not expect such mediocre service and amenities from a hotel property in La Jolla. The Sheraton La Jolla is no jewel.
April 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BH08 Beautiful Hotel
The housekeeping staff was wonderful; Grounds are beautiful; room very clean and comfortable; location excellent. The only negative of an otherwise wonderful stay was at check in. The tone of the woman checking me in was somewhat harsh. I had a wedding to attend that day and had requested, at the time of booking, an early check in. I realize the hotel cannot guarantee this but I don 't expect to be chastised for such a request.
August 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ubtraveler1 Another Wonderful Stay!
I recently started staying here for work and will definitely be back on a regular basis. My room in Building E (facing the courtyard) was wonderful, the staff is warm and friendly, and the food and service in the restaurant (Humphrey's) is top notch!
May 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by md925 Favorite Hotel For Good Reasons
The Sheraton La Jolla is our go-to hotel when we visit San Diego. We upgrade to the Executive Building since the rooms are more spacious and very comfortable. They even have a microwave oven and a small refrigerator. The courtyard is very attractive, and the staff very friendly. The location is also very convenient to restaurants, shopping, and the freeway! We love it!
December 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Texans13 NOISY ROOMS
Stayed on a Sunday night and the traffic in/out of BLDG E was terribly noisy. The guests weren't noisy rather the doors were allowed to slam shut each and every time. this went on for hours. I called the front desk and they said "we'll look into it". At checkout the next morning I was asked how my stay was and I responded it was OK, very noisy. Her response was I'm sorry. No effort to understand or rectify.
October 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Renb Noisy plumbing kept disturbing my sleep
I was on the first level and could hear every flush, shower and running water.
The air conditioner was loud and very noisy when it jumped on.
May 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LoveToTravelxoxo The front desk staff was excellent!
The front desk staff was excellent! I arrived early to check in and rooms were not available yet. The front desk agent gave me information on where I could find a nice lunch spot on the water in La Jolla and told me I would receive an upgraded room due to my SPG Good status when I returned. My room was very nice with a large living room and bed room.
May 18, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by G0Troom Bathroom is TINY!!
As a Starwood Hotel, this fails to compare. The only bright spot was the bed. It was so fluffy and comfortable that I felt well rested each night.
Now the bad, and the reason I will never go back. The bathroom. It appears that the hotel was another hotel previous to it being a Sheraton. I say this because the bathroom looks like they fixed it up by putting tiles on top of a all-in-one shell that overlays the tub and walls. Also, and probably the worst, there is a notch cut out on the side of the door so that the door can fully open pass the toilet. it's that small.
April 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Liz79 CPA traveler
Hotel is old - Bathroom and closet extremely small. Parking was difficult and there was an extra fee for parking - this
is not that type of hotel.
Security is poor - you have to go outside to get ice/soda and have your key out to get back in the building. Not fun when you are a woman traveling atone.
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January 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doire This hotel has great location for vacation
Very convenience go to restaurant & shopping center. Nice hotel, comfortable bed, high speed internet. The mostly we like you could walking down the way can found some small restaurant overthere, not
expensive & good food. Only the bathroom was little bite small for parent & kids. Good for relax & vacation.
July 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanW1176 Good place to stay.
Good outside security with clean rooms and friendly, helpful staff. Beds and pillows were very fresh, clean and comfortable. Well located near North and South ramps to Interstate 5 for easy travel in the area. Restaurant food was very good -- service excellent and overall dining pleasant and relaxing.
October 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Maddox58 Internet problems
If you use an iPhone or iPad, the login in screen doesn't work. Hotel staff was unhelpful and made it sound like I was crazy. Offsite technical support just acknowledged that things weren't working right.
The login screen worked fine on a windows 7 pc, so it must be a Safari bug on their login page.
September 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by russtms Quiet and convenient
This hotel is adjacent to UC San Diego, making it possible to walk there. In the opposite direction is a shopping center. In addition to the convenience, the hotel has the feel of a small country resort; there is less noise than in most locations and all rooms are close to the pool and Jacuzzi.
September 26, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by KEVJ Hotel is run down
The rooms are in dire need of updating. It looks like they attempted a bathroom remodel but the work was shoddy and cheap. For the price it did not at all meet my expectations. The workout facility was very nice and the onsite restaurant was good. This hotel also did not have express checkout.
January 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bryan9999 Nice property with very thin walls.
We tried the Sheraton La Jolla because they still allow dogs. The room was nice enough and the grounds are nice but we could hear all of our neighbors on the headboard side of the room urinating every time they had to at all hours of the day and night. And whenever one of them flushed their toilet it sounded like a small explosive was being set off in the wall next to our headboard. Normal volume conversations in the rooms next to us were clearly audible to the point of feeling like we were part of the conversation in the same room. The paper thin walls are an absolute deal breaker for us ever coming back no matter how nice the property is. Also, they give you a free bottle of water but charge you $2 for the next one? Make it a charge or make it free. Either way is fine but a switch like that is a cheap tactic to up the bill. All staff we encountered very helpful and nice (including removing the $2 water charge). It really is a shame that we couldn't get a good night's rest because of the noise.
January 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by zzzz A bad location and undisclosed garbage fees largely negate what could be a nicer smaller Sheraton. Not a keeper.
Overall 2 1/2 stars out of 5:
Pluses: Very nice courtyard and swimming area (maybe 4 1/2 stars out of 5, but if you are in La Jolla are you really going to hang out by a hotel pool?). The rooms are a nice California/Asian fusion style with blond wood and some granite surfaces and a wonderful desk chair.. SPG elites get treated well here and the staff are cordial.
Negatives: The location is sandwiched between an onramp for Interstate 5 and the backend of a shopping center, far from the ocean despite the La Jolla address, and there is some highway noise even with clever landscaping and thick window glazing. They also charged $10 a night for open air parking even for a prepaid weekend stay when the hotel was largely deserted. Note that this hotel is not at a downtown location or waterfront where such fees are sometimes justified on a market basis, its just a hotel parking lot by a freeway entrance. This charge is not displayed anywhere when you book similar to the way resort fees used to be handled before the FTC crackdown.
March 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by RK1190 Average
The grounds were nice. We were put in a room that was very small and had a parking lot view. The bathtub kept clogging even after we called maintenance. The tv kept dimming in and out. Restaurant was reasonably priced and tasty. The pool area was nice.
August 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Teece Old hotel done well - 50+ stays
I've stayed at this hotel every week for the last 7 months for easily 50 nights, and have a couple observations - I'll start with the basics.
Check-in is easy, staff is friendly. You get a 50% off coupon to the hotel restaurant, which is actually pretty decent. Rooms are a bit dated - the word that comes to mind is "crusty". Beds are comfortable and the room is well maintained for it's age. The upgraded rooms are slightly bigger and include a couch and various amenities.
Parking is an open lot...no big deal since I'm always in a rental.
Wifi is horrendous, even the highest tier one. Skype / Facetime calls disconnect every 2-3 minutes. Some rooms have wired internet and that is much more stable. Gym is decent. No ESPNHD, that hurts sometimes.
So far, this is sounding like a 2-3 star review, right? Enter the lounge. The lounge is located in the back next to all the upgrade rooms. Extremely handy - checkout can be done from there with the lounge representative, which is extremely convenient. Lounge hours are great and include decent breakfast and decent dinner as well. The lounge staff is extremely well trained and friendly, and have addressed all of my requests quickly and enthusiastically. I barely use the front desk anymore, and all my business with the hotel is done through the lounge.
Great location if you have lounge access!
May 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Marcopolo Comfortable but average
The building was a little disappointing, a bit old and somewhat less attractive and inviting as other Sheraton properties. The rooms were comfortable and clean and the amenities were reasonable but nothing to rave about.
April 8, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dicksan Bad instruction
Parking gate and coffee pot instructions are totally inadequate.
Too few handicapped parking spaces.
Stinks that one has pay to get near room under any circumstance. Stinks if one is handicapped.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JohnP Excellent
My wife commented when we walked into the room that this was the best Sheraton that she has stayed in - we had an excellent experience at the Sheraton La Jolla. Very convenient to points north and south.
May 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nar09 Excellent service
The staff exceeded expectations for service. This was just a quick overnight stay but we enjoyed everything. Just a few minutes after arriving at our room, we received a (proactive) call from guest services asking if we needed anything. Our only issue or request was regarding the (small) refrigerator in our room which didn't seem to be working well. A maintenance person came to check it out in less than 10 minutes. He was also incredibly polite and ended up replacing the fridge for us. We also had complimentary bottled water in the room. We had a nice dinner in the restaurant. Overall, I would recommend this hotel and would definitely return.
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ttak Great Customer Service
This hotel has great proximity to the freeways, beaches, attractions and amenities. It is quiet and the staff is very accomodating and friendly. Dinner and breakfast was great too!
May 23, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by tymar bed is disappointing
i stayed in a 300 series room. if these rooms were remodeled, then i think the decor is nice, but has no style.
my big complaint is the bed. i had a horrible nights sleep.. i had a back ache in the morning. i think it was due to the pad under the sheet. it shifted around or was improperly placed. this just a guess.
check in was fair. you need someone to answer questions other than the desk staff. check in wait was too long. not the staff fault. they had to answer questions rather than get quests checked in. need another desk person at heavy traffic periods. a 2 are not enough.
room service food was, as usual, excellent.
I stay at the hotel often, but will look at other less convenient options.
the property grounds are very nice and well maintained.
April 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BusineesTrav This hotel is understaffed
This hotel seemed chronically understaffed at the front desk. There was always a line at the desk and the bellman was never there when I went to big up my bags.
April 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve001 Excellent hotel and staff
Special thanks to restaurant staff: Matthew, Ludmila, et al! We traveled with a toddler, and they were very accommodating to our needs.
June 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JMYH Convenient and relaxing
Great location (to downtown La Jolla or beach), quiet and peaceful. Room was nicely designed as was property. A great find.
January 4, 2012