I think I could smell new carpet in the halls of the hotel. The lobby, halls, rooms, everything had an almost brand new appearance. After that, it gets a bit confusing. The lady who checked us in was almost curt and not terribly friendly. Other folks at the front desk were fine. We stayed over the xmas holidays and got a fairly cheap rate, along with an upgrade to a partial ocean view room on the 5th floor. We had 2 rooms since I am travelling with teens. The rooms would be very small for 4 people (as would most hotel rooms).
The fifth floor is called the 'penthouse'. Great, but I would expect a little more from a room in the 'penthouse'. Like glasses instead of cheap (2) 4 ounce plastic cups in each room. Or perhaps a refrigerator. Or microwave. Or TV bigger than 19". The buffet breakfast is ok, but nothing special, and the breakfast room is small and can get crowded. The free internet does not function at all on the 5th floor. Parking is another $12/ night (you won't find free or easy parking anywhere in La Jolla). The outdoor pool is ALWAYS in the shade - it was supposedly heated but we never tried it. They had (1) computer and printer in the lobby for free guest use.
I like this place and would stay again. We had previously stayed here a couple of times about 12 years ago back when I worked for the Best Western chain (I no longer do). Ignore the other reviews claiming the place is a urine smelling dump.
- 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
- Best Western La Jolla
- La Jolla Best Western