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“Great Value minutes from the ocean”
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Inn by the Sea
Ranked #12 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Fair price for good, clean rooms with all the amenities I need. Not a fancy place, but I don't plan to spend a lot of time sitting in the hotel room. Very short walk to the shore, shops, restaurants. Helpful, friendly staff.

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Reviewed 7 December 2013

This is an excellent facility. Very helpful and friendly staff of employees. Room was clean and lovely paintings in the room and hallways of the area of La Jolla. Fresh coffee and apples in the afternoon, good continental breakfast. beautiful ocean view from our balcony and amazing sunsets. I would return to this motel any time and highly recommend.

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Very clean. Appreciate non-smoking policy throughout the hotel. Staff very courteous and professional. Within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and ocean coast. Computer provided in lobby for printing out boarding pass - very convenient. Lobby nicely decorated and comfortable with wall-mounted large screen TV. Fresh fruit always available. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

Ask for a room with a view as it's pretty good for not being ride on the water. The third floor is a good place to stay. Rooms are pretty spacious and the outdoor decks (above) first floor are definitely an excellent feature all year round. The restaurant just at the end of the block was a lovely place for brunch, and the main shopping area of La Jolla is really steps away from the entrance. Good find.

Room Tip: Third floor or above.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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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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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!

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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.

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Additional Information about Inn by the Sea

Address: 7830 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4283 (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: £117 - £174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. ... more   less 
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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

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