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Inn by the Sea

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Seattle, WA
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can walk to the beach and to restaurants from this location so great central spot. Rooms were clean, bed comfortable, and noise was not an issue. Staff at front desk were friendly enough. This hotel was quiet while I stayed and although in a commercial area, I did not notice too much noisy activity.

Thank Sunzhine
Spanish Fork, Utah
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very nice hotel...with a great staff. It is very conveniently located and is kept spotless! We will certainly be back!! You are within 2 blocks of the beach and close to all of the downtown shopping. Great pool area too.

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Sun Valley, Idaho
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The bed was fine. The bedding tired. The private terrace was lovely, but very dirty. The room felt dirty. The carpet was filled with stains. The location was ideal and the staff was wonderful. Nice lobby.

Thank Myra F
Glendale, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here two nights, last minute, got the last room, first floor facing parking lot. Great downtown La Jolla location, walking distance to a huge variety of shops, restaurants, and small cafes. Hotel has a pool, great variety of vending machines with drinks, breakfast items, snacks, etc, coffee bar in lobby in the evenings. Room had double queen beds, extremely...

1Thank D P
Long Beach, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this hotel and stay here whenever we are in La Jolla. The staff is always friendly and we usually get a free upgrade. You can literally park here and never have to use a car. It is just a few blocks to the beach, and you can walk to tons of shops and restaurants. Great value! We will...

Thank Lulubee66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean and reasonably sized rooms. Comfortable beds. Given the location, it is very reasonablely priced. And if you like the ocean view, then the top two floors do have ocean view rooms. Has friendly staff.

1Thank Hunter k
InnbytheSea92037, Front Office Manager at Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Hello Hunter k! Thank you for your kind words and for staying with us!

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I were looking for a reasonably priced place - and this was it! We were super surprised by the place - much nicer in real life, great location, lovely staff, access to 85 classes at the gym across the road. Highly recommend. The only thing I would say - if you have to use the internet this...

Thank Britchick604
Management response:

Hello Britchick604! Thank you for your kind words and constructive criticism... I am not sure what the issue was with the internet while you were here but I will be checking with my maintenance team. We have 300 meg fiber optic and 33 access points, so WIFI is not usually a problem. THANK YOU for staying with us! Sheldon Joyner...

Juneau, Alaska
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent one night here and loved it! Great location; get a 5th floor room for a fantastic view. Easy walking distance to the beach, bars, shops, and food. Staff was very friendly and helpful! Will definitely stay here again on our next visit!

Thank ketadog
Woodland, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

PRO: Clean - very helpful staff - quiet - decent food in vending machines - free coffee/tea all day & in room - warm pool for swimming (no hot tub), w/ free pool towels. Many local eateries, several discounts offered by hotel. Full gym (free) 1 min. away, across street. -- I would definitely return the price is right. CON:...

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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Had a perfect stay at Inn By The Sea. Hotel is in a great location, clean nice little pool area. Quick check in. Close to shopping and restaurants Plenty of parking. Different price points for rooms. We were able to chose a lesser expensive room that didn't have a view

Thank Alycefromohio

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the sand-swept landscapes and inspired Pacific views of the Inn by the Sea at La Jolla in San Diego, California. Here at our hotel in downtown La Jolla, you’ll find lovely guest rooms, complete with balconies offering coastal breezes and inspired views. Surrounded by beaches, dining options, local culture, and chic boutiques, this Southern California mecca is the premier destination for travelers to the La Jolla and San Diego areas. Take advantage of comfortable, spacious guest accommodations from the hotel that boasts a location in “The Heart of the Village.” Take in the salty breezes as you soak up the California sunshine in one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations. Spend a day exploring local culture, and later on, as the sun goes down, dine at one of our vibrant local restaurants. From morning until evening, La Jolla Village is brimming with all things California. From our perfect location just three blocks from the ocean, to our spacious accommodations designed for vacation comfort to the fullest, The Inn by the Sea at La Jolla is your California travel destination. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn by the Sea

Address: 7830 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn by the Sea)
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: $195 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 130
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Inn By The Sea Hotel La Jolla
Best Western La Jolla
La Jolla Best Western
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in La Jolla
#11 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#13 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#13 Family Hotel in La Jolla
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“I asked for a quiet room and they moved me to a non-connecting room so I really appreciated that.”
  • From my balcony, nice palm trees.
  • You can almost see the ocean from balcony.
 of 5 bubbles Sunzhine, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The higher floor, the better chance of having a ocean view of some sort.”
 of 5 bubbles Lulubee66, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best views on upper floors!”
 of 5 bubbles ketadog, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher floor at rear of hotel offer best views of coast, although any room would be good.”
 of 5 bubbles 616lesh, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“we didn't get the beach view but pool view was quite good.”
 of 5 bubbles JHA79, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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