Rated 1 out of 5 by UCSDMOM Needs Improvement
I stayed at the Sheraton for two days while my daughter moved into UCSD. This was my first time at this location. I was so disappointed. Every piece of equipment in the gym needs replacing or repaired. Rooms need remodeling. The staff was unfriendly and unwilling to help.
September 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Yayagirl Close to UCSD and stores
Close to campus and shopping center to buy miscellaneous items for students. Loved the plantation shutters in the rooms.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nick700xx Great hotel, excellent staff.
This hotel is very clean and well maintained. The grounds are attractive with a relaxing atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There are plenty of food choices within walking distance including the hotel's restaurant and bar - which are both very good. My one complaint would be the extra fee for parking. In my opinion this should be waived for SPG members and/or those with club access.
September 15, 2013
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 5 out of 5 by Donna219 Great Weekend
We stayed at this location this past weekend. Very pleasant experience from start to finish. SPG visitors have their own section of the hotel. The room was very clean and comfortable. Upon check-in, it was recommended to come to the lounge on Saturday night because they do karaoke. We stopped in for a quick drink and ended up staying the rest of the night (As observers). Not your normal karaoke. Everyone was great. I would definitely stay at this property again!
September 9, 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 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 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 3 out of 5 by DadDad1 Needs an Update
I thought the $10 a night for self-parking was not right. We pay a lot for the room and parking should be included. The rooms need updating and the AC was so loud!
August 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mccm Location, location, location
Great location, close to a Whole Foods for non-restaurant options.Very easy access to highway.This would be a good hotel for UCSD parents.
August 20, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jenglv The employees were nice at least
This was the worst Sheraton I have ever stayed at. The bed was very uncomfortable, the room was either very very hot or very very cold, and it was so noisy!
I could hear the person above showering, talking, using the restroom... It was one of the worst stays at a hotel I have ever had.
August 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by JASDG Great location!
We recently stayed at the La Jolla Sheraton for three nights. The grounds were very nice. The staff was great and quick to respond. The room was adequate, however, the airconditioner was very noisy every time it would kick on, therefore, making it difficult to get good restful sleep. Also I don't know if the pool area had hours posted but one morning children were screaming at the pool area at 7:30 a.m. and again that same evening after 9:30 p.m. We were on vacation and had full days so wanted to be able to rest in the morning and evening. Didn't happen came back home sleep deprived.
August 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Unhappy100O Check in
I walk in the the counter to check in after a hard day of traveling. Was amazed when the girl behind the counter tells me they have rooms but she can't check me in.
I'm supposed to walk over to some computers to check in(would need to prepay $8.00).
Or go over to some phone to check in, why not have that phone on their counter and have them do it. No offer of help from the personnel either. I'll never go back.
August 17, 2013
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 TexasT Nicest Most Helpful Staff !
I stayed for two nights in August 2013 while attending a symposium at the nearby University of CA campus Telemedicine Center. The bellman and front desk staff were so very helpful and friendly. In addition, the restaurant had surprisingly good food! It is also a very easy walk to the nearby Whole Foods and other shopping and restaurants. Lovely lovely pool area with lots of chairs. I would definitely stay here again. I almost forgot, the landscaping staff member we spoke with was very nice, too!!
August 12, 2013
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 5 out of 5 by Bigsteve I WILL BE BACK
This is actually the nicest Sheraton that I have stayed at in a couple years. If you change one thing it would be crazy.
The Bell Captain "William" deserves a big kudos. I just wish I had a couple of my Platinum cards to give to him because he deserved it. I will make sure he gets recognized. The gals at the front desk were also great. Last but not least the food at Humphreys was to die for.
August 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by hippy this hotel
Hotel small and staff a bit snobbish. Restaurant awesome, staff for the customers; and, not annoyed by questions.
July 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tiger1111 Hotel is a disappointment
While this hotel may be in La Jolla, it is on a freeway rather than an ocean.
The part that is like an ocean location is that much of the parking lot it taken up by cargo containers. The staff doesn't know why they are here and they don't care.
July 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wendy13 This hotel makes you feel like you are at a resort!
The hotel is welcoming - both property and staff - it's clean and well managed and although it's obviously an old building, it's still very comfortable. My only concern was that the guestroom we were in seemed much smaller than other Sheraton properties -- we had a room with 2 queen beds so I expected it to be more spacious. The only other slight concern was that we were in building B and the access to the stairs was outside a staff area and some of them would stand outside and shout to each other and smoke etc - I thought this area should have been more protected.
July 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by happy87 Great staff!
I must say that checking in to the hotel was one of the most personable staff we have ever had. Alyssa (front desk) and William the bell hop were so friendly. It really started our stay off right.
Thank you to them for a great experience.
July 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by LindaC DIY Check-in
While the $40 pet fee and the extra $10/a day parking fee (because "we're a resort-style property") were pretty annoying. The do-it-yourself check-in (which couldn't be accomplished w/o the assistance of hotel staff and their access code) on the hotel computer in the hotel lobby was easily the most memorable aspect. Between the noisy a/c, the noisy refrigerator and the noisy freeway, sleeping was difficult on my first night. The staff graciously agreed to give me a "complimentary upgrade" to a "deluxe" room on my second night - which, other than the location on the first floor and further from the freeway, turned out to be EXACTLY the same as my previous room.
July 6, 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 3 out of 5 by BigBabba Windows barely open!
All in all I liked the hotel-great location near highway, UCSD, Whole Foods, ocean. I give it lower rating for two reasons: 1) The windows have a bolt preventing you from opening more than 3 inches. This is really a shame, because then you have to run your air conditioning when it is 64 degrees outside. It would be nice to enjoy the nice weather outside. 2) the rest room is much too small and cramped. I also found the common space in the lobby to be unacceptable and impossible to work in-there really is no lobby to speak of.
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SMFF outstanding place to stay
friendly service, comfortable rooms, great restaurant
June 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by tomas Nice area
Nice hotel in very nice area of S. Calif.
Need to fix the auto gate so that getting out of parking lot isn't such a hassle.
June 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JBLB This is a really great Starwood hotel
This is a very nice facility. The staff was really nice, the room was very clean and nice and I received an upgrade consistent with my Platinum standing.
June 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by saikat Older hotel,but still nice
I stayed at a club room as a Platinum member. The room was bigger than I expected with a sink, fridge, and microwave in the living area.
The lounge was moderate size but well kept.
Only bad thing I encountered was that I would find a lot of small mosquito like bugs in the room. Since the property is older, some of the rooms exit directly to the outside instead of a central indoor hallway. Therefore, when housekeeping comes to your room, it's likely they keep the door open allowing bugs to get in. One night I saw four flying bugs and one crawler.
I would probably stay here again, but I would request a room that is inside the main building instead of one of the outer rooms.
June 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by RR17 Unwelcomed
Greeting when arrived was unfriendly. Was made to feel of less value because we were "only" Gold Level members.
May 28, 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