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Inn by the Sea
Ranked #12 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 July 2014

A really nice hotel in a prime location. 5 mins walk from the beach and the downtown shopping area. The twin room was clean and spacious and the beds very comfortable.

I rate most hotels on the quality of their showers and this one was a solid 3/5. Not powerful but a large shower head and a strong stream.

The most disappointing aspect of the hotel was the WiFi, although it was free, it constantly dropped out making day to day internet usage quite difficult.

The staff were very helpful and accommodating. I never used the pool but it looked fit for purpose. We had breakfast each morning which consisted of scrambled eggs with cheese, sausages, fried mushrooms and beans. There was also a choice of cereals and toast but no waffle maker.

Expect to pay $12 per night for parking.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel is just ok - it is reasonably affordable compared to other La Jolla hotels and has a great location right in La Jolla Village close to shops and restaurants. A great thing is that parking is included and complimentary (parking can be hard to find in La Jolla). Breakfast is included and is just ok - standard cereal, toast, pastries. There are apparently newly renovated rooms so if you can, stay in one of them. The lobby is recently renovated and looks nice and inviting. Rooms are modest but clean.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

This is a hard hotel to review. I am very familiar with the San Diego area and hotels are very expensive if you want a good location. La Jolla is a prime destination and this hotel is ideally located near the beach and main shopping area. In all other aspects, it is totally average. Nothing really bad, but nothing great. The parking can be tight and our wi fi was poor. However at the price we paid this is a bargain for San Diego. If you want an adequate room with a free breakfast in a great location then this is a good place to stay in San Diego

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Ronald S
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

My overall of BW is that they have: (1) Resonable Costs, (2) Conveniently Located where we had traveled, (3) Great Accomodations, (5) Professional and Friendly Staffs in every Levels in the Organization, and (6) Very Clean and Comfortable Room. Both my Wife and I are definitely thinking for staying with BW again whenever we travel in the country.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Matthew T
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

It was the 1 yr anniversary of my husband's passing & my family & I were their to spread his ashes in La Jolla, the entire team made this stay very special, all were so compassionate too. We will be back to stay @ this hotel for many years to come.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Christine O
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We stayed one night at this hotel. We arrived around 9 P.M. There was no where to leave our car to check in so my husband had to stay in the car and circle around until I got the room . Then parking was challenging. The back parking area (down a side alley) was also full. We had to use the Very small underground parking garage which was really tight then climb stairs or go up a steep incline to get to the hotel. The room needed updating badly. The breakfast was not good though it is included. The location of the hotel was good however.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
Thank jhrub
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Enjoyed two nights at this hotel. They were updating the rooms, but it didn't cause us any issues with noise. etc. Everyone was very friendly, the breakfast was quite good with adequate seating, and the location of the hotel can't be beat. I would stay here again on my next visit.

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Thank sherylanns2014
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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: £122 - £177 (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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