Rated 3 out of 5 by Jimmies777 1123 Room is too loud
Overall, I have stayed at this hotel numerous times. This time I was put into a room that faced I5, wondering if the hotel really values me as a customer. I've stayed there several times and have Platinum status. Couldn't sleep from 3am on both mornings due to the traffic noise. Very disappointing and I shouldn't have to complain, 1123 has to be one of the worst rooms in the hotel, period!
May 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by sp79 Nice & quiet
This is a nice and quiet hotel, and pretty hidden. There are several buildings that make up the hotel, so only 2-3 floors per building, which give it very cozy/homely feel rather than a 20 story business hotel.
Club is pretty good, though they turn off the coffee machine in the evenings.
Overall a great hotel if you're in the SD area, not so sure if it's a true 4 star though.
May 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by GT1215 No SPG Recognition
We were given a room near a busy entry way and had to listen to hotel guests coming and going all night long. Unfortunately, it was late and we were tired from a long drive and didn't want to deal with a room change when we had to get going early the next morning. This hotel completely ignored the fact that we were SPG members in placing us in such a horribly located room.
April 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DK29 Awesome! We enjoy staying at this Sheraton!
We have visited numerous times over the years and it has been a wonderful experience each time. The food at Humphrey's Grill is amazing. The staff has been attentive and responsive to our needs. We plan to stay again soon. Angela was especially helpful and very customer service oriented. She is to be commended!
May 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by familyvisit2014 June Visit
Hotel was clean; maid service was great.
Food service slow and it really was not busy. Not sure if our waiter was just new and training to be fair.
Further from the beach then I thought when I booked. It is a 4-5 mile drive to La Jolla beaches.
June 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mattchu We keep Returning
I like this hotel because the club rooms have fenced patios (perfect for our medium pup) and they have a sensible dog fee ($40 per stay). The gorunds are well maintained and you can park your car very close to your room. Great is you are in and out a lot. Location is great too. Also, the staff in the Club Lounge is always first rate. Housekeeping - NOT so much.
November 30, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Momindant "ADA room" did not have ADA bathroom
I requested an ADA-accessible room to accomodate my mother. She has difficulty walking and needs a no-step/roll-in shower and a high toilet. We did get a room adjacent to the parking lot as requested, but the bathroom was not accessible, with no room for her walker and the tub was standard, with high sides. A wheelchair could never have fit into that bathroom.
January 11, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by d123 Not following other Sheraton room quality standards
Sheraton is usually one our top choices and one of the main reasons is they don't spray or use toxic fragrances in the rooms. However, for some reason the La Jolla site has now ruined the rooms by using fragrance in all their linens. Even if you do not have health problems from fragrances good hotels should not use items that put their fragrance on you.
April 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by yycflyer Not a great location.
Very nice property, the kids really enjoyed the pool. The club lounge host was very friendly and provided some good advice for visiting around La Jolla. The popcorn in the room was a nice touch, the kids enjoyed curling up and watching a movie after a busy day. The location is a bit off the beaten track for vacationing, you end up driving everywhere.
April 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Loyalist This hotel has seen a better day
The rooms are small and outdated, poor lighting. Bathroom are so small. Signed up for Green program, but had to call to get trash emptied, more supplies. Parking is pain, this is more like a motel, than a hotel. Sheraton is supposed to be step up from 4 Points, but I have found the opposite to be true in this and most of my recent stays at Sheraton.
April 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dicmicaz Short stay, but very nice
Warmly greeted, helpful check-in process. Great location, but a bit far from the water. La Jolla is nt a user friendly destination, so get good directions. Room was nice, comfortable. Shopping center next door has everything you need. Loved having a fridge, and no fee for parking! Pool and hot tub very nice and huge. Like to stay longer next time.
September 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Alex my stay at Sheraton la Jolla
I arrived early in the morning. The person on the reception didn't recognize that I am SPG member. No welcoming smile. The Wi-Fi signal in the room was very slow and in on and off and I couldn't get my work done also I had to go to the lobby and use the hotel computers. The hotel is isolated and away from attractive locations if walking.
March 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tad77 Very pleasant
The setting is charming and the location adjacent to La Jolla Village Mall is excellent. I would have rated everything as "excellent," except the friendly dining service at Humphry's made a mistake and overcharged $5. (I didn't have time to correct this mistake, because I didn't notice until the next morning when I had a tight schedule to keep).
June 16, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by DownUnder The Good, the bad but NEVER ugly
Our 8 night stay gave us a critical insight to the professionalism of the hotel. Staff at the reception area were highly professional; staff in both the restaurant and Shooter's Bar were highly professional; Valet attendant, William, was outstanding with our late request for a cab to a wedding and his proactive behaviour to ensure that I was not left alone to transport 7 suitcases from our room to the rental. Great job William! We especially warmed to the bar staff (Sierra, Scott and co.) who made our nightcaps highly enjoyable. BUT, the housekeeping daily on our room was inconsistent. Some days we had to request an adequate number of towels and amount of toilet paper. We also had to accept random daily housekeeping that could occur anywhere from 9am to late afternoon. I suspect that the hotel took advantage of our 8 night stay and 'cut and pasted' housing keeping to our room depending on housekeeping to other rooms where stays were much less.
August 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by TravelLady1119 Will NEVER stay here again,
Was not given any recognition for my lifetime Gold status. This was to be a month long stay. Checked out after one night. The night manager on duty tried to be helpful but the General manager had no interest in accommodating me for a long stay. Moved to another local hotel, they gave me an amazing room, ocean view.
April 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meriam Staff are accomodating
we had 2 rooms for 2 nights starting 12/27. Power outage in one room on the 1st night. We were not charged for 1 night and parking fees was waived. We forgot cell phone's charger. We called and they promised to call us back and hopefully mail the charger. Hotel & room were not as expected, but service was excellent and very accommodating.
December 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Marty40 Poor recognition of loyal clients
Although I am a Lifetime Gold and my travel partner a Platinum 75 member, the hotel refused to grant complimentary access to their Club Lounge. The reservation was in my name. The reason given was that there are too many Platinum members. Even Starwood's Platinum service representative was unable to convince the hotel to make an exception.
March 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Notafan101 Hidden costs- not impressed
The beds and the pool were the only thing good about this hotel. When booking, the website reset the month and booked my reservation wrong. When I called to fix it, they said I would have to pay $150 to cancel the previous reservation, even though it was their site and barely booked. I should have paid it and booked somewhere else. Instead, I paid it and got the reservation for the dates I needed.
The bathroom has no exhaust fan, so with 4 adults, you can imagine the embarrassment. The tv never had a clear picture, and there was no DVD player to play movies we had brought. The wi-fi is only for 24 hours, and painfully slow.
When we checked out, we had to pay $13/day for parking in the lot. That should be included in the price of the room. At 6:30 in the morning, if you are in a room that faces the parking lot, be ready to be woken up by the garbage truck dumping the dumpster, and for the staff to feign ignorance and treat you like you are making it all up.
March 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by mpol Fine hotel. For biz or quick family stay
Stayed last week as a Plat. I would consider this more of a biz hotel than a family spot. Next to the highway. Yes, an ok pool. But doesn't really feel like a holiday place. No Plat upgrade. And bar closed at 11pm and there was nothing to eat or drink there after 11pm.
Also, poor Internet service.
A fine place. But nothing special.
August 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dart76 Easy access to I-5 and quick run to airport
Everything was fine except for:
When we called I asked if a shuttle was available. It was but it was not free and the limo they called charged $55.
A coupon for 50% off at Humprey's did not apply to breakfast even tho, we asked the morning after checking in. The fine print did say only for lunch and supper. Suggest you add lunch.
January 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paul67 Returning Guest
Having stayed here 5-6 times over the past two years, it is one of my top 10 favorite hotels to stay in. Rooms are always clean and the lounge is always nicely attended to with great staff. Grounds are pleasant to view. Only negative is the parking fee, which is clearly a money grab. I expect to pay parking at downtown locations.
April 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by NapaMom Nice grounds and comfortable bed
The grounds are really nice, just make sure you get a room facing them! I told them I was a SPG member and gave my card at check in, was given a non SPF room over the back parking lot while my friends who also are SPG members had a nice room looking at the pool with popcorn, water, etc in the room- I wasn't too happy!!
February 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mimi10 Great location
We stayed here for a long weekend. It was very clean and staff was very friendly and helpful. The location is great for getting around San Diego, close to highways, close to a nice mall and various reataurants. Some construction was going on, but it wasn't too bad. We were gone most of the day when they were working.
November 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by OrcaBalloons Great Customer Service
I stayed there last week for a few days. I have to say William and everyone there were great! Very attentive, friendly and extremely helpful. I had to go back and forth from event to event and William made it a breeze to get a taxi/town car. My stay was overall, very pleasant. I will definitely stay there again!
October 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Olias Staff Needs Training
I liked this hotel, although it is a bit old and in need of improvement (which is underway). We had some staff problems, from the lack of a bellperson when we arrived to finding a pool attendant to bring towels (none were in any of the bins.) On the plus side, room service food was overall pretty good.
February 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Natalie7 Great updated property
I am very selective about my hotels and room and the rooms at property are nicely updated. The best part was the white sheets and white duvet cover. Very comfortable bed. Nice amenities and with an exception of some dust balls around the baseboards, the room was very clean. Definitely recommend this property.
January 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MoreMemories Another Enjoyable Stay
My stay here was VERY relaxing. My suite was spacious, well appointed, and quiet. Front Desk service was SPG quality. I even enjoyed walking to the adjacent mall for dinner at a restaurant and picking up snacks for the room.
I did not sample the food and bar services due to their limited holiday schedule.
January 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by barryj Nice hotel in La Jolla
The hotel meet my expectations but I was expecting it to be closer to the main center of town. Unfortunately, the reservationist at your 858 central booking did not tell me the correct information. Your people who handle the reservations should be familiar with both the facilities and their locations.
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DJ53 Perfect hotel
This is the perfect hotel. Clean and comfortable in the room and the perfect vacation spot next to the pool under the palm trees. Breakfast on site was excellent and reasonably priced. The staff is friendly and helpful. Stayed there three times over five years and looking forward to going back again.
September 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mike47 Great stay but ...
Really surprised to have to pay for parking as a guest. I've stayed at hotels that have conferences where there is parking fees but it was always waived for guests.
Nothing on web site or during reservation regarding parking.
In fact, when I checked in and presented the parking stub I was told, "No problem sir, access and exit to parking areas is now on your room card". That would have been a great time to say that there will still be a daily charge.
I was told it was all spelled out on the sign to the parking lot. I went back and the word "payment" was only on the conference attendees portion. "Validation" was the wording for guests and restaurant patrons. Do you charge parking when someone uses your restaurant?
Whenever I have seen "validation", it means "rates are waived".
Terribly disappointing for an otherwise nice stay. Perfect case of being penny wise and pound foolish as i won't stay there again and will discourage others. This will be lost business you will never realize.
March 25, 2013