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Inn by the Sea

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Burke, Virginia
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed four nights while on business in a partial ocean view king. Very clean room with a large balcony. I really appreciated the microwave and fridge. Great shops and restaurants within walking distance, not to mention La Jolla Cove which is amazing. My room faced the alley which was annoying because of the early morning trash trucks. Also the breakfast...

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Shaken not Stirred!
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Typical Best Western room, which is pretty comfortable, and includes breakfast. They charge 12$ for parking, which is the highest in the block. There's a parking garage right next door that only charges 5$, so you have choices...About 1 block from the ocean!

1Thank El-Guapo-de-La-Noche
Altadena, California
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Nice location for early morning walk along the shoreline and the waves were breaking at 10 to 15 feet. Good to hit the breakfast room for takeaway snacks for the drive home. Richard Walkers around the corner for full breakfast is a tradition and need to try at least once. Easy to see the city from this hotel. Starting to...

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1Thank khatchadourian
Anaheim, California
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Good location and the beds were nice, but it was easy to see this is an older hotel. Our room had wallpaper peeling from the doorjambs next to the bathroom and the tub/shower had one of those permanent non-slip mats that gives safe harbor to germs. Some TLC will go a long way here.

1Thank Michelle J
Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 4 May 2015

I have stayed here many times. Usually the experience is great. But on this occasion I had reserved this room some time ago and checked in early. However, I was given a room on the ground floor across from where the house keepers worked. I asked for an upper floor, but there was nothing. Usually I am on an upper...

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New York
Reviewed 4 May 2015

I agree with all of the positive things said recently on this site. We didn't have any knowledge of the hotels in the area, but chose this place based on reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. We were very happy with the choice. I think we were lucky to get the room with one of, if not the best view...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 May 2015

I won;t repeat all that been said in other reviews - just to say that we booked this since we were having dinner at the Marine Room that evening - and were extremely happy to have chosen this hotel. The room provided was what we had requested - top floor north end - which had nice partial views. The gentleman...

Thank CMD62
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Excellent location, clean rooms helpful and friendly staff, decent free breakfast, within walking distance to everything-beach-restaurants-shopping. Attended a wedding in Lajolla glad party stayed here. Ocean view rooms available. Quiet slept with sliding door open.

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Woodland Hills
Reviewed 30 April 2015

We have stayed here many times. First of all it is the least expensive hotel in the center of La Jolla. Next, it is extremely convenient--walking distance to the cove beach, museum and restaurants and galleries. Also plenty of parking (at $12 per night). Free decent breakfast, but while the automatic pancake machine was fun to watch working, the pancakes...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Tough to beat this one when all things are considered. Price makes this one a winner hands down. The bed was great, the breakfast was really good. I was on the fifth floor on the front side of the building. Great location. Parking I about $12 a day. Everything is within walking distance. I had dinner on the room and...

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  • 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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

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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: $215 - $353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 132
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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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“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
“Rooms on the west side in the upper floors have ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles RRSek, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for a King if they have one”
 of 5 bubbles TheGilmartins, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Plan to have breakfast elsewhere unless vending machines is your thing.”
 of 5 bubbles donbow, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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