Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla Review

June 15, 2023


Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla was recommended to me by a friend and she had some great reviews that convinced me to finally visit! Last month, I had the pleasure of staying here, and I was so impressed with the accommodations and amenities that I just had to share my experience with others.

From the comfortable rooms to the convenient location, I could not have asked for a better stay. I had a great time exploring the area and indulging in the luxury of one of the best hotels in San Diego, California. Read on to find out why I decided to write this Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla review!

Key Takeaways:

  • The Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla offers comfortable and spacious suites with fully-equipped kitchens and modern amenities, including air-conditioning, free wi-fi, flat-screen TVs, and even fireplaces.
  • The hotel is pet-friendly and offers a variety of amenities for guests, including an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, and business center.
  • The hotel is conveniently located near the University of California San Diego and many popular attractions in the area, such as the Torrey Pines golf course, Balboa Park, and the San Diego California Temple.
  • Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast and plenty of dining options nearby, including Sprinkles La Jolla, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, and Urban Plates.
  • While the starting average nightly price of $269 for a studio and $519 for a family suite may seem expensive, the hotel's quality, cleanliness, and on-site amenities make it a fair value for a comfortable stay in San Diego.

Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla Review


When you stay at Residence Inn San Diego, you'll have your choice of three different types of rooms – family rooms, family suite, or non-smoking rooms. These suites are the perfect vacation home in La Jolla , with a good-sized room, offering a fully equipped kitchen with a stove and oven, plus a separate living and sleeping area.

Enjoy comfy beds in room automatically turned lights and bathrooms where you can roll in the shower and relax. I also found all the modern property amenities I needed, including free wi fi, air-conditioning, coffee maker, dining area, sofa bed, bath with shower, desk, flat-screen TV and even a fireplace.

Dining Options

There are plenty of delicious dining options in the La Jolla district nearby to satisfy any craving. Sprinkles La Jolla, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, and Urban Plates are all within easy walking distance.

And I can’t forget the complimentary breakfast at the hotel that was delicious and made sure I was filled up for the rest of the day. So come one, come all and enjoy some of the best food in town!

Facilities And Amenities

Not only do they welcome your furry friends with open arms, but they also offer condo-style living with tons of amazing amenities.

First off, let's talk about the fact that this San Diego hotel has paid parking on site. I didn’t need to stress about finding a spot on the street! And if you're looking to relax and soak up some sunshine, the outdoor pool and hot tub are perfect for that.

But that's not all - the Residence Inn also offers a free breakfast, so you can start your day off on the right foot. And for those of you who like to stay active while traveling, there's a fitness center and workout room, which I used a lot, to help you stay on track.

And for business travelers to San Diego, there's even a business center to help you stay connected and get your work done. With all of these great amenities and the added bonus of being pet-friendly, the Residence Inn is the perfect place to stay for your San Diego adventure!

Locations And Surroundings

Residence Inn Marriott San Diego La Jolla. It's conveniently located near the University of California San Diego, making it a great spot for visiting family or alumni. And if you need medical care, the hotel is less than two miles from Scripps Memorial Hospital.

But that's not all - there are so many amazing attractions I discovered nearby! From breathtaking beaches and unique shops to the legendary Torrey Pines golf course and Balboa Park, there's something for everyone. Plus, you won't want to miss out on the world-renowned La Jolla Playhouse or the beautiful San Diego California Temple.

And if you're flying into San Diego, the hotel is just a short drive away from the airport. With all of these amazing attractions nearby and the convenience of being close to the airport, the Residence Inn Marriott San Diego La Jolla is the perfect place to stay for your San Diego adventure!

The hotel facilities

Customer Services

Understanding that in these uncertain times, we all have to take extra care of our health and safety and that's why this hotel in San Diego, La Jolla has worked hard to reduce contact when it comes to check in and check out of the hotel.

Not to worry, though - you can still make reservations online or via phone using the contact number given on the website. Plus, front desk assistance, cleaning services and room service are available at all hours.

Prices And Value For Money

I can honestly say that the starting average nightly price of $269 for the studio one king bed and sofa bed and $519 for the family suites and executive suite may seem expensive. However, when you consider all the on-site facilities like an outdoor pool, and the quality and cleanliness you can expect, I think the price is absolutely fair for such large rooms.

The hotel amenities

Frequently Asked Questions

Let's talk some more while I answer some frequently asked questions.

Is it worth it to stay in La Jolla?

From the stunning beaches and nearby attractions like San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Village to the great restaurants, shopping, and nightlife, La Jolla is a great spot to spend a vacation. Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape or just some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, La Jolla is the perfect place to be.

What is the best part of San Diego to stay in?

I would highly recommend staying in any one of the amazing art hotels in San Diego. You will find a variety of accommodations to suit any budget, style and need. With so much to explore and experience, it's hard to go wrong with a stay in one of San Diego's art hotels.

Is it safe to walk around La Jolla at night?

It is generally safe to walk around La Jolla at night. However, as with any area, it is always best to exercise caution and be mindful of your surroundings. Remember to stay in well-lit and crowded areas.

Can you sit on the beach in La Jolla?

Yes! You can definitely sit on the beach in La Jolla! So, grab your sunglasses and flip flops and get ready to soak up the sun!

Images of hotel interior


Overall, my stay at the Residence Inn Marriott San Diego La Jolla was an enjoyable one. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and comfortable, and the amenities were excellent. I had a great time and would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great hotel to stay in San Diego.

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