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Inn by the Sea
Ranked #12 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Wonderful experience at this lovely, conveniently located facility by the sea in beautiful La Jolla, CA. Within walking distance of numerous restaurants, shops, art museum, and beach. Very well run hotel. Even the included breakfast is exceptional and serviced by conscientious staff. Management is to be congratulated!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

The BW Inn by the Sea is clean, comfortable and located right in the heart of La Jolla within walking distance of the Cove and many shops and restaurants. Free breakfast is pretty good; several choices but exactly the same every day. There were plenty of parking spots but they were very tight so don't bring the Hummer. Not much in the way of ocean views and a lot of street noise during the day, but location is close to lotsa great stuff. Facility was very clean. Service staff was friendly and helpful. I definitely plan to return to this hotel next time I visit La Jolla. I understand they are refurbishing and our room was all updated. Wifi was a bit tricky to get onto but we all had access and it was fast enough to keep everyone reasonably happy. Great place for family of four.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Great location in LaJolla. 2 blocks from beaches and ocean. Free internet, breakfast, and newspapers. Some rooms have ocean views. Hotel take customer service very seriously. Walk to many restaurants and stores in village area of LaJolla.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Hotel was very nice and appeared recently updated. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was more than adequate and though parking is extra $12 a night, was nice to be able to park the car and leave it as we stayed within short walking distance of downtown, beaches and would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

The hotel itself is just ok. However, it is in a fabulous location. La Jolla seems to be quite expensive and this was a relatively cheap option. It is located very close by to the main shopping area and is less than a five minute walk to the beach/seal watching area. Otherwise, it is just a very basic hotel with an average breakfast provided in a very small and crowded area.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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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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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: £121 - £176 (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
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