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“Reasonably priced motel for La Jolla”
Review of Sands Of La Jolla

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Sands Of La Jolla
Ranked #20 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Reviewed 30 December 2015

I had a nice, clean, spacious room with a king bed on the third/top floor. A little balcony overlooks the pool on one side of the room, and two small windows look out on residential neighborhoods on the other. There were no noticeable odors; this means that there were no air fresheners used to cover up negative smells. I felt that the price was reasonable for La Jolla. There were only two negatives. There is no overhead light, so the light comes only from bedside lamps in the sleeping area. The elevator didn't work, but I didn't have much luggage, so that was OK.

Room Tip: 2nd and 3 floor rooms have balconies, but most 1st floor rooms have safety door and pool fence block...
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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Awesome location in a great spot only a block or two from both the beach and the beautiful Main Street of bird rock which has supermarket/subway/great coffee shop/restaurants etc. Rooms are comfortable for the price and really location gives it many ticks. Wifi was very very ordinary which should be fixed but only a minor issue. Day time front office staff were very very friendly. Night time staff not so much, didn't seem interested in helping us in any aspect. Needed tickets printed out (wouldn't help) and a few other little things.

Would certainly stay again though!! Great place just needs better customer service

Stayed: November 2015
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

Great deal in La Jolla. Not a corporate joint. Place is very basic. All thats all you need. No AC. Perfect for me, and solid price. i think it was $99 a nite or less. But, give the location, its worth it.

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  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

I found this
Hotel thru the city of LaJolla website b/c Sands do not have online reservations. Everything is very expensive in this area so to find a decent place for below $100 was a challenge. The streets around it mostly residential with old houses and apartments. Ocean is visible from the 3d stare lending and may be some rooms. The hotel outside is not very impressive, and they do not care very much of it. But when we opened the door to the room 309, we were pleasantly surprised with the bed - big and comfortable, newer flat screen TV, freshly looked bathroom tiles. The room was big, the bathroom countertop had enough space for our things...they provide basic soup and shampoo, plus coffee. Microwave and refrigerator were clean and worked well. The weather was cool enough not to think about a/c (there is none) and we did not try a big fan provided. The street noise is OK, but the regular bus can be too loud for some. Other than that, we'll be back B/c the room was clean and well served, and we liked a short walk to the beach and many restaurants (French gourmet one of the best for our taste). CVS is next door. Parking is free and easy on both sides of the hotel.

Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and found it to be ok, the rooms were stinking hot at night but for $80 a night we couldnt complain, the location was good , quiet and a nice walk to shops. The area felt safe at night and it was an easy drive to all the nice beaches and Pacific beach

Stayed: September 2015, travelled with family
Thank brett m
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Additional Information about Sands Of La Jolla

Address: 5417 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-7696
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #20 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sands Of La Jolla 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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