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December 14, 2000
As the name implies, Embassy Suites is an all-suites hotel, which is always nicer than a normal hotel room, since it adds a living/dining room that is separate from sleeping quarters. They also provide a microwave and refrigerator, but who needs them with so many great restaurants in La Jolla? (see other journal entries)
Embassy Suites has a format I really like. They use the entire ground floor as common area, including the lobby and check-in, several meeting/conference facilties, a business center (with PCs, printer, fax, etc), a gift shop, indoor pool, fitness center, bar, restaurant, ATM, and most notably, an open atrium (all the noise is on the ground floor).
The atrium contains plants, ponds (with large fish), fountains, a huge Christmas tree, and seating for the complementary breakfast, and complementary evening reception (drinks).
Beyond the ground floor, there are 4 glass elevators facing the attractive atrium to take you to the other 12 floors.
Outside, parking ($9/day) is in a multi-level parking garage, that has narrow aisles and small spaces. However, I was pleased overall with my stay here.
Several weeks following my stay, Embassy Suites sent me an extensive survey form, so they must care about repeat business.
From journal La Jolla/San Diego
NORTH AURPORA, Illinois
March 23, 2007
This place was very nice. The price was about $200 per night, which included a daily paper, breakfast, and a free happy hour around 5(ish). It is located right across the street to the Westfield UTC Mall. We could park our car at the hotel and just walk to go shopping or grab something to eat. Right in front of the hotel is a Chinese restaurant. Around the mall there is also many other types of restaurants to choose from and walk to. It's only about a two minute drive from highway 5, which takes to practically anywhere from Los Angeles to Tijuana.
The inside of the hotel was very nice. Most Embassy Suites are designed the same. The interior of the hotel is empty all the way up to the top floor. So when you walk out of your room, you will walk up to the edge and can peer over down on to the lobby area. It is filled with different plants and a stream runs down the middle that have those very large looking goldfish, which you can feed for a quarter. The kids were getting a kick out of it. The bar was nice, it sat in a room off the lobby. In the corner is a gift shop that sells a bunch of San Diego merchandise like postcards, shot glasses, t-shirts, etc. There is also a fitness center, steam room, and pool that is inside. It was kind of a bummer, I was hoping that the pool would be outside, but I didn't read my research carefully. The hot tub was outside. I am not sure if we were supposed to take our drinks from the bar out there, but no one was every out there. It was our own little spot.
Our room was huge. When you walked in there was a sofa and chair and kitchen table with a TV. Walking down the hall was a very large closet, microwave, and mini fridge. On the other side was the bathroom. Our bedroom had a king size bed, TV, nightstands, drawers, and a chair. The room was very comfortable and very clean. We also got wireless Internet to the room, which was nice because my boyfriend had brought his laptop so we could look at what to do for the next day and where to find it. The best part of our stay here was the breakfast. Amazing! You could pick from a cereal bar that was 50 feet long or a fruit bar that was the same length. Or go up and order eggs (cooked however you want them), sausage, pancakes, toast, waffles, anything! They cooked it right there and it was complementary. The thing I liked least was having to pay every night to park at the hotel in their garage. If we were lucky we could find a place along the backside that was free, but if you get back late, you have no chance. Otherwise, our stay was excellent!
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