Rated 5 out of 5 by SPGSS Executive Bldg Rooms are great
We got an upgraded room for 8,000 points a night and it was great. It had a mini-kitchen with fridge and microwave. It also had a separate sitting area that made it easy to put the kids to bed and still enjoy some light!
The pool was very nice and had a large shallow end for kids. The grounds in the center of the hotel (it's an oval shape) were very nice. And of course the location was great!
I wasn't thrilled about the $10 parking charge... Also, there are no safes in the rooms.
September 8, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by John8 Night Mare
Your Valet send us to the wrong building then when we check in we found out that we are at the first building that we came. One of the room that we booked supposed to have two double bed and we found out that it does not have any bed at all except a sofa. I am a handicap and I have to walk with crutches again. We request for handicap room but it is not available. During check out you mess up the bill with internet access that I did not use and $22 for parking although I was told that being a handicap I can park at the handicap self park for free. It was a terrible stay and I was very disappointed with the crew.
September 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jewel58 This hotel was everything I expected!
First time staying at this hotel. Very impressed with the atmosphere, room, lush tropical grounds. Fantastic pool and spa! Close to major roads, shopping, beach. Walking distance to Rock Bottom Restaurant, CVS, Whole Foods. Friendly staff. Overall wonderful experience. Will book here again!
August 29, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by BOSSBOSSBOSS Staff was uncorteous
I've stayed at many SPG properties. This was my worst stay, due to staff being very inconsiderate! Staying in the club building it was a journey to get there, and realize my key did not work. I drove all the way to the front which takes at least 5 - 10 minutes and the front desk attendant and manager emphasized i needed to be out of the room right at 4 PM which it was already. I asked for a few extra minutes due to the discrepancy with the key card not working, yet they told me that i will be charged for half the day. This was only the half of it. The rest was filled with housekeepers waiting outside of my room, like i was a prisoner....or someone being kicked out of a facility! TERRIBLE!!!
August 27, 2012
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 3 out of 5 by JJLAOFC Old School Style...Good for business traveler
Great location for the business traveler that doesn't need a lot of fluff...The wireless connection did not work in my room. The 24 hour sundries was limited in selection.
August 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TravelingMama Great stay in LaJolla
This is a great Sheraton! The hotel is clean, the grounds are beautiful, it is close to UCSD, shopping, Trader Joes, Sprinkle Cupcakes, (all walking distance), the I-5 which makes it easy to get around San Diego. It is 10 minutes to the Aquarium and to the beach (not walking distance) but it is clean, great bar, great and helpful Bellman (Michael) he knows all the helpful hints and it is a quiet but kid friendly hotel. A true hidden treasure that I am glad we found and weill definitely return!
August 22, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Terid I would not recommend this hotel
This is not a typical Starwood Hotel
August 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by llww Beautiful rooms and courtyard, but...
In my reservation request, I asked for a quiet room away from pool, elevators, vending and ice. The check-in person proudly informed me that they had a room for me overlooking the pool. She was so crestfallen when I told her I didn't want to be near the pool, that we took it anyway. The room actually had a view of the koi pond, a little away from the pool. The first night was very quiet, but the second night included children running and yelling in the courtyard after 9pm and before 8am the next day. On looking out the window at the beautiful courtyard in the morning, 6 different dogs were out on leashes "doing their business". The courtyard is absolutely beautiful, but don't step on the grass. The room was very clean, comfortable and beautiful. We had a pleasant time in the hotel bar, breakfast in the restaurant was fast and adequate. This hotel is near my family member's home but I will not stay here again. Expensive, noisy.
August 15, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by BH90212 Second Stay- Last Chance
I stayed at this hotel about 2 years ago and after my few night stay i mentioned to the front desk (first night and second night) that there were a few spiders in my room. I assumed because it was on the first floor and the hotel was old there was nothing that could be done. I left the hotel and checked into another one. This past weekend i stayed at this hotel again and gave it a second shot. While i didnt see any spiders or bugs (was in building 6 on second floor) i woke up with two large bites on my body which were spider bites- go figure. Housekeeping the first night (had 2 rooms) decided that they would forget to leave me towels in the room after they removed all the other ones. i got out of the shower and low and behold NO TOWELS - i called the front desk and asked that they bring some up when i left for a wedding - they brought up about 20 towels for each room - i asked for 4 total. needless to say this will be my last stay at Sheraton La Jolla-
August 14, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by tspike Cooling system needs improvment
The colling system was noisy and did not keep the room an even temperature. It would run several times during the night, waking us each time and then shortly after it would shut off the room would become uncomfortablly warm.
August 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by mercedes Lori
Needs a little work on the shower and tub. the floor of the shower, tub was warped. Would love loved a better view, but that was okay. location was good. Add non dairy creamer for coffee, or soy for cereal!
August 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aguilarfamily Great location, friendly staff
We stayed in a junior suite and loved having the extra space. We have stayed here before because it is so close to La Jolla Shores without being overpriced.
August 10, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by bacaboy Real concerns
We arrived a little early and were told our rooms were not ready, for which we understood. We were assured they would be ready by 3:00. Upon returning, we were informed that the party's rating requested late departure. We were assured the room would be ready by 3:30. We returned. Party had not checked out yet. They told us to return in 25 minutes. We did. They were barely starting to clean the room. We were told it would be ready by 4:00. We waiting around in the lobby intill 4:30, an hour an a half after GUARANTEED check-in time. The kids were exhausted from the flight. Tired of waiting in the car. Cranky. We were compensated with two drinks and nachos. Yea, right.
Two mornings after our phone rang at 4:00 a.m. In the morning. No answer. It took everyone until 5:30 to fall asleep again. Front desk could not explain the reason. We asked them to block all calls. We use out cells. Two mornings after the incident, the phone rang again, after a block had been placed on incoming calls. Front desk couldnt explain why yhenphone rang again. We took it upon ourselves to unplug all the phones in the suite. Needless to say, out stay was a nightmare and the only compensation we realized was two small drinks and nachos.
We travel to La Jolla every summer and have stayed at your establishment for the past 12 years. This was so unfortunate for us. We plan to continue staying at the Sheraton with the hopes that this was an isolated experience.
Your staff showed little concern and seemed totally helpless during this bizarre stay.
August 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrianTSG Great hotel with excellent staff
Highly recommend great staff
August 6, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Meemster Sheraton La Jolla
We requested a different room and were lied to about the availability of another room. The towels were in shreds. The bed was hard. The front desk staff were incredibly unhelpful. I will not stay here again. We expected so much more staying in La Jolla.
August 1, 2012
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 GREAT WEEKEND
Great ammenties and location. Staff is incredible.
July 27, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sluggo Not a pleasant stay
No in-room safe.
Noisy room air-conditioner.
TV remote must be pointed at a specific spot on TV.
Parking gate did not respond to room key and the front desk had to be called.
July 26, 2012
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 4 out of 5 by Family23 Nice location but service needs improvement
staff was not very servicing for my needs
no SPG differentiation
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CATS8 Fantastic Hotel!
Beautiful hotel, excellent treatment for members, loved the room, location was incredible, staff was very friendly. The restaurant atmosphere and music was amazing... best omlet ever!
July 25, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by AT090411 smells
I did not like the fact that people were smoking in their rooms. the smell was coming from the vents and thru the doors. we were right next to the entrance to the rooms, where people just stood and smoked around there. our next door neighbor was smoking weed, and we can smell it thru our bathroom vent. we called the staff and they went to check, but they didnt report anything back to us, the smell continued.
July 18, 2012
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 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 1 out of 5 by Mark36391 Dissapointment
I have stayed at this property a few times in the past for business. I was fortunate enough to actually take my family and friends down for the weekend for fun!
On this stay, I was so disappointed...At check in I asked for a room upgrade for platinum status (and I have NEVER asked for an upgrade in the last five years) and they said nothing was available. When I shared that we had checked on the way down and there were junior suites available. The front desk person than said that only the manager could release those and she was not there. Okay...I was fine with that but disappointed.
The real disappointment came later that night. They were having a party/event in a building next to our room. It was SO LOUD! at 9:15pm my family could not sleep due to the music and I called down to the front desk. Later at 10:30pm there was a group of around 10 people outside of our room and were laughing, drinking, and yelling (they seemed to be drunk) and I called the front desk. At 12:30am my kids were awoke by the music again. I had it!!! Went to front desk and asked them to talk to the event cordinator to stop the music. Luckily the nighmare was over at 12:45am.
I asked to have the manager call me at a convenient time the next morning.
At check out at 12pm I went to the front desk to get bill. I asked if there was any comments on my record for a call. They said 'yes, you didn't get a call?"...I said no. She offered to get her and I said 'no' it's too late I just wanted to share our time here...now it's too late my family is waiting for me. Poor service, poor follow-through.
June 4, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Phoenix4 So so experience
We stayed here for 4 nights in a normal 2 king bed room. 2 adults, 2 kids.
Hotel grounds are gorgeous, rooms are ho-hum. Ours felt cramped, mostly due to desk/chair placement relative to one of the beds. Bathrooms are TINY. No more than 1 person can fit and you have to move around the toilet to be able to close the door. Not a great setup for a family stay.
Staff was friendly, but housekeeping service was poor. We were registered as 4 guests, but only had 3 sets of towels. Also, the room didn't have any extra blankets. I called our first day and asked for extra towels and 2 blankets, which were promptly delivered.
Surprisingly, the next day the housekeeper left us with only 3 sets of towels (again) and both blankets were removed. Also, no bath mat was left.
So I ordered extra towels and blankets again and hid them so they wouldn't disappear for our last 2 days. Even if they overlooked the extra towels, I can't figure out why they took the blankets away after our first night. Maybe to stimulate tips for the delivery person?
Anyway, the hotels location in La Jolla is convenient, with easy access to shopping, dining, UCSD, beaches, freeway, etc.
We didn't eat onsite, so can't comment about the food.
Overall, I'd stay here again if it was just me and my wife and the rate was good, but it wasn't a great setup for the family. Maybe different in their larger rooms.
Overall, didn't quite live up to our normal Starwood experiences.
June 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DK29 This hotel is service oriented!
We are gold members. That has not meant much in the recent past. This hotel changed that opinion. After we checked in and got to our room the staff called to see if we needed anything. Their attention to good service was wonderful. The workout facility was state-of-the-art. The food at Humphrey's was delicious and well-prepared.
May 26, 2012
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 5 out of 5 by LaJollavisitor Dependable room and service
We have stayed at this hotel many times and we always have a nice, clean, spacious room. Paul, at the Front Desk, is friendly and helpful and always remembers us from previous visits. The restaurant and bar staff are friendly and professional. Proximity to the beaches, to restaurants and freeways makes it a good, central location.
May 23, 2012