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“Wonderful location” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Inn by the Sea
Ranked #13 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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El Paso, Texas
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

Stayed for four days and the location was wonderful. So close to the ocean and able to take nice walks along the beach. Very near some pretty nice restaurants as well. Grocery store just three blocks away and right across the street from a great juice bar for my green drinks!

The pool area is a little odd...very small area the breakfast room is right there overlooking it so there is a feeling that you may be being watched while you are out at the pool.

Staff was fine and the lobby nice as well.

My only real problem was that our room was right on the back alley and almost every morning for about an hour there was a lot of noise and clanging around from the restaurant delivery trucks and then the garbage collection truck. Not a place where you can sleep in, that's for sure.

But, there was a great discount for a four-day stay that made it possible for us to stay in La Jolla, so overall I consider this a nice place to stay if you want a La Jolla experience.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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san diego, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

great location, amenities, and value. we booked as a group attending my daughters wedding and couldn't be happier! the Wi-Fi, location, rooms ,breakfast , newspaper , fruit in the lobby, parking was all great!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

This hotel is centrally located in La Jolla. The beach, restaurants, shopping - everything is within 5 minutes walking. The rooms are clean and a bit dated, but altogether as good as it gets at this price. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Boulder, Colorado
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

staff were very nice & helpful; rooms are a bit dated, but clean and comfortable; lots of amenities in the lobby, like iced coffee, apples, and pizza from the place next door; decent included breakfast; parking on the street pretty easy to find. a few blocks from La Jolla Cove so you don't have to fight for parking there. nicely done!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Staten Island, New York
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

Convenient location with attractions, restaurants, night life around, few blocks away from waterfront ocean shoreline – good spot to watch sunset over water horizon. The Best Western is a practical, affordable option in the heart of it all. The rooms are decent sizes but the décor is warn and dated. The beds were comfortable. Nice balcony. Pool is small. Considering the costs of other hotels, this is a good option. The breakfast was average, but there is a great place right near the hotel. Parking is $12 for nigh, but we used in our two day stay street spots, hotel front spaces were not available. You have to move car by 10AM. Would stay here again probably if I have to be in area.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

Stayed here for a wedding weekend. Lobby was beautiful. The staff was welcoming, attentive and helpful. There were complementary apples everyday in the lobby and in the evening complementary pizza. Breakfast was adequate, I recommend the cereal. The room had seen better days. There were patches in the wallpaper and cracks in the sink counter top. Fantastic view from the room's balcony. Bed was very comfortable. Low rates. Had we wanted something fancy we would have stayed elsewhere. I'd rather spend my money on activities and dining in La Jolla. Within walking distance to everything we needed, including the wedding. Plenty of parking for $12/day fee. Used the La Jolla Fitness Center across the street for $18/day fee. Laundry on the first floor. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Providence, Rhode Island
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68 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

The lobby looks newly remodeled the rooms are a bit dated but very clean and in a great location. Small pool is very clean and nice we would definitely stay here again. Dinning, beach and shops all within walking distance. The only negative would be the Internet was a bit slow and the continental breakfast was lacking a bit.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thank Tom M
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Property: Inn by the Sea
Address: 7830 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn by the Sea)
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 130
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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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Inn By The Sea Hotel La Jolla
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