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Inn by the Sea

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North Hollywood, United States
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Have stayed here before, very clean and convenient location within walking distance to everything including La Jolla Cove, restaurants, grocery stores, hiking, and the ocean. Parking is a tad limited, but never had a problem in the garage area. Class A interior room appointments, huge balconies with great views.

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Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Rooms are small but comfortable and clean. Breakfast had a nice variety (downside: staff hovered and stared the entire time we ate.) Had to take several cold showers because watered didn't always stay warm. All in all, not a terrible place to stay. Being so close to all the restaurants and beaches made it totally worth it!!!!

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Dana Point
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Rooms were adequate and clean, nice balcony to sip wine. Elevators sloooooow. Book a room with a view of the ocean. Breakfast adequate and good. What we really liked is the gym membership across the street compliments of the hotel. The gym is great. While staying at the hotel be prepared for the 12 dollar a day parking, no valet...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We planned a couple of months ago to celebrate our 29th anniversary with our longtime and dear friends (who were also celebrating their anniversary) by meeting for dinner in La Jolla. I decided that it'd be extra special if we stayed the night in LJ after dinner; something we'd never done before. I found a nice price on Expedia ($169),...

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Phoenix, United States
Reviewed 28 June 2015

When visiting San Diego there are only a few lodging choices I would consider and this is one of my favorites. Hotel is in a great location to the seal beach and the city. The staff are very friendly and knowledgable.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 28 June 2015

I would never stay at Best Western Plus Inn by the Sea in La Jolla on Fay Ave ever again! Terrible experience. If you are not familiar with the area....take a look at google maps....there are other hotels a few blocks away with unobstructed ocean views for the same price!! Enough said....

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Bellevue WA
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Ideal location, lovely convenient, spotless cleanliness, good parking and best of all a staff that was cordial, knowledgeable, willing and charming. What more can anyone want. Over the years I have been a guest here close to once a year for 20 years. I strongly recommend this hotel to anyone!

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We had a three night stay at the Best Western in La Jolla. Let me start by saying that the location is amazing and it is in the heart of downtown La Jolla with an easy walk to all areas of interest. We had booked two ocean view rooms and requsted a connecting room. Initially, when booking we were told...

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Excellent hotel and guest services by caring staff. Great location in Lajolla. 2 blocks from ocean. Cool breezes and temps from the ocean. Free pizza at happy hour. Lajolla village has many very good restaurants.

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Edmonton, Alberta
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We were very pleased with the availability of early check in. Front desk was very efficient and accommodating with the early morning noise issue and applied a monetary compensation. The breakfast area was very congested and did not supply regular top ups for food items. Did not use underground parking and therefore received a $12.00 refund on our bill. Our...

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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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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 Family Hotel in La Jolla
#13 Business 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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