The Reinvention of Marriott La Jolla
The Marriott La Jolla recently went through a $17 million renovation, and let me tell you, it was worth every penny! I recently had the chance to sit down, enjoy lunch and tour the property since it’s been completely reinvented. This business hotel is no longer just a means to an end for a business traveler in San Diego, it’s a stunning portrayal of the La Jolla lifestyle with beautiful artwork, fully upgraded facilities and a well thought out and stylish design.
Located just across the street from San Diego shopping mall, Westfield University Towne Center (or UTC as the locals call it), the Marriott La Jolla couldn’t be more convenient. It’s nestled between Interstate 5 and 805 making it easy to get anywhere in the county from Downtown to Carlsbad and it’s a few blocks from one of San Diego’s most renown hospitals, Scripps La Jolla. It’s location has always been great, but it’s the whole new look and inviting, casual atmosphere that really makes it stand out.
What used to be a business focused and slightly outdated hotel is now a stunning portrayal of the beach elegance of La Jolla with modern decor and the emergence of a San Diego hot-spot appeal. The lobby bar is not just a place for guests to grab a solitary drink after a long work day. It’s now a beautiful social hangout complete with an open air atmosphere, dark wood furniture accented with pops of color and even an outdoor patio with blue flame fire-pits. It’s become a popular lunch destination for locals looking to relax in a contemporary environment and enjoy some high quality service and cuisine in the heart of La Jolla.
The open floor plan and emphasis on a style that melds beachy appeal and contemporary design, has completely transformed the Marriott La Jolla. It’s lobby is now an oasis with comfortable and intriguing seating with subtle design details like tree trunk glass top tables, ocean coral inspired artwork and a breathtaking front desk complete with a backdrop of the beaches of La Jolla. Each guest room has been completely overhauled and now includes crisp color and decor with vibrant details. The bright colored carpet breathes life in to the simple elegance of the white bedding. Eye-popping pictures of the surrounding beauty of La Jolla adorn every room’s walls creating an inspiring retreat after a long day.
With all the emphasis on design, Marriott La Jolla still managed to maintain it’s business friendly and family friendly environment. Although it’s now a stylish beach style retreat, it’s still welcoming as ever for families looking for a convenient stay or business travelers needing a quiet homebase. Little details like the in-room swivel desks and grab and go cafe for visitors on the move make this San Diego hotel a heavy hitter in the business and family travel world.
The Marriott La Jolla also renovated their fitness center and added clean and crisp light wood floors, flat screen TVs and all brand new equipment. For guests looking to relax a bit, there is also a swimming pool and sun deck with ample lounge chairs to soak up the San Diego sun.
The newly renovated Marriott La Jolla is a breath of fresh air among business and family focused hotels in San Diego. The new design and modern beach appeal beautifully blends business and pleasure creating a getaway for the traveling worker and a great destination for families, friends and leisure guests to enjoy San Diego.
Marriott La Jolla
4240 La Jolla Village Dr.
San Diego, CA 92037
For more information or to book your stay call: (858) 587-1414