Base La Jolla or Coronado

Old Jul 6th, 2007, 08:20 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 265
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Base La Jolla or Coronado

Planning a trip to Ca first stop San Diego for 2 nights.
Which is better for a home base La Jolla or Coronado. Was thinking Loews in Coronado, they have a great rate.
But heard that La Jolla is nice. Planning on going to Balboa Park, Torrey Pines, skipping the zoo, we have one here. Heard there are tide pools not sure where though.
Thanks
Donna1185 is offline  
Old Jul 6th, 2007, 10:03 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 536
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Between the two, I would stay in La Jolla. The Lowe's is down on the silver strand with really nothing around it. You will have to do a lot more driving staying at the lowe's than if you were in La Jolla. In my opinion,the best tide pools are at Cabrillow monument in Point Loma (again much easier to get to from La Jolla). If traffic becomes an issue look to get to point loma via Ingraham street.
itsv is offline  
Old Jul 7th, 2007, 08:05 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,128
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I agree totally with itsv. Lowes is quite isolated, nothing much around there. La Jolla, although busy at times is close to everything even walking is doable in the town. it is gorgeous and quite scenic along the coast line.
diann24 is offline  
Old Jul 7th, 2007, 08:22 AM
  #4  
schuba
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Go for La Jolla!
 
Old Jul 7th, 2007, 08:53 AM
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 265
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Any suggestions where to stay in LaJolla? 200-250 a night
Donna1185 is offline  
Old Jul 7th, 2007, 08:56 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 758
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I would not skip the zoo- there is nothing else like it!
Kerry392 is offline  
Old Jul 7th, 2007, 09:19 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,128
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have not stayed in any of these, but you can check www.tripadvisor.com for recent comments.

www.ljshores.com
http://www.hotellajolla.com/

www.grandcolonial.com

This one looks gorgeous. The La Jolla shores use to be the Sea Lodge. It is located right on the beach. I know it is older, but the location is great.
diann24 is offline  
Old Jul 7th, 2007, 10:00 AM
  #8  
TahitiTams
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Since I live in La Jolla, I would suggest it highly since Loew's is further out than the Del..
Where to stay..I love the Grande Colonial Hotel..its in the village and a block from the water..runs about $200-400 a night
La Jolla Shores hotel is oceanfront but great for hanging at the beach all day..$200-400 a night..just depends when you are coming to SD...it is usually sold out for the summer.
Hotel La Jolla is pretty cheap for LJ but I would suggest getting the highest floor on the North side.
When are you coming to SD?
If its after the summer you can get rates in the $200-250..
 
Old Jul 7th, 2007, 11:16 AM
  #9  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 265
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi,
I'm planning on coming around September 24th.
Donna1185 is offline  
Old Jul 7th, 2007, 11:31 AM
  #10  
TahitiTams
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
You should be fine on the rates of $200-250 a night..
Did you check Expedia?
Late September is a wonderful time to be in SD..
Have Fun!

sandiego.org
 
Old Jul 8th, 2007, 12:41 PM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 4,640
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We loved the Hotel Del Coronado for a base when we visited San Diego last December. We made day trips to La Jolla and Seaworld from there.

When we were in La Jolla, I thought the La Valencia on Prospect St. looked very nice. This is where I would like to stay if we were in La Jolla. Have fun! ***kim***
kimamom is offline  
Old Jul 8th, 2007, 05:14 PM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,986
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
wherever you are from, you don't a have a zoo like San DIego
bigtyke is offline  
Old Jul 8th, 2007, 07:27 PM
  #13  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 541
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Donna1185 - We had a great time spending 3 nights in La Jolla last August:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...1&tid=34855429

TahitiTams, however, is the expert when it comes to La Jolla advice, so can't go wrong with her suggestions either.
MRand is offline  
Old Jul 9th, 2007, 06:34 AM
  #14  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I stayed at Loews two years ago. Whilst it is a nice hotel it is rather remote - approx. three miles drive south of Coronado along the Silver Strand - and they do rather take advantage of that.

Parking was expensive (and you have no choice but to pay it as there is nowhere else to park).

What I really missed was a coffee making facility in the room. To get a coffee in the morning we had to order via room service which took a long time and was expensive (let's face it they can charge what they like being located where they are!!).

The rooms were comfortable and the beach (about ten minutes walk through an underpass to avoid the busy road) was lovely but I wouldn't stay there again. I plan to try La Jolla this year when I go in October.
Sonya110367 is offline  
Old Jul 9th, 2007, 11:40 AM
  #15  
TahitiTams
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks MRand!
Can't wait to get to Boston/Kennebunkport/Cape Cod..
White Barn Inn too..

 
Old Jul 9th, 2007, 11:58 AM
  #16  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 49,521
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
it is always a tough decision whether to stay in coronado or la jolla. the loews resort is south of coronado down on the silver strand.
i would not recommend it unless you change to a hotel in coronado.

coronado is perfect for young families - you have more of a home town feel with lots of stuff to do - a beautiful beach, wonderful parks, shopping, restaurants, flat and safe streets which you can bicycle around town, a beautiful yatch club for sailing, a wonderful public golf course, tennis courts, etc all within a mile.

La Jolla is great but more crowded during the summer (which often includes Sept because the weather is so good) because La Jolla is more urban"ish" you need a car and activities are further apart.
but either place is a lot of fun.
nanabee is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Newsie
United States
9
Aug 26th, 2009 01:25 PM
noelle
United States
9
Feb 17th, 2004 08:55 AM
Mike
United States
11
Apr 11th, 2003 09:53 AM
Gina
United States
8
Jul 22nd, 2002 07:19 AM
julie
United States
10
May 23rd, 2002 11:41 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:43 AM.