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“Probably the best deal in La Jolla” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn by the Sea
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7830 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037   |  
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Ranked #16 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Los Angeles, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Probably the best deal in La Jolla”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

This Best Western is probably the best hotel for its price in La Jolla. The room rates are very reasonable, especially given its location right in the heart of La Jolla, within blocks of the beach and all of the most desirable eating and shopping areas. The rooms are simple, but perfectly nice and with cute seaside-themed decor. Many of the rooms have decks and ocean views, and are still reasonably priced. Both breakfast and parking are included in the price, making it an even better deal for your money.

The hotel staff is also extremely helpful and kind. We had the unfortunate experience of being there for the occasion of a funeral, but they made every effort to make our experience as pleasant as possible. They offered us a special rate, and extended it to family and any others associated with our party.

I highly recommend this hotel for anyone on a budget in La Jolla.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Scottsdale, AZ
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

If my wife and I had been looking for a luxurious hotel experience we'd have stayed at La Valencia. However, our plan was to spend time everywhere but the hotel except to sleep so we looked for a hotel that met only two criteria: 1) it had to be in the Village of La Jolla within a short walk to everywhere - the ocean, shops on Prospect, Girard St. etc.; 2) it had to be relatively inexpensive.

In that respect, the Best Western Inn by the Sea fit the bill and we were just fine with it.

On the upside:
- Location, location, location. I can't overstate that.
- Friendly and helpful desk staff
- Good cleaning staff. Timely, thorough.
- Breakfast was good.
- Free wi-fi and two bottles of water each day.

On the downside:
- The rate we got was for a first-floor room with a patio. Ours was adjacent to the pool and the breakfast room was next to the pool. Nobody used the pool and we usually left the room before heavy breakfast traffic and noise started so it wasn't an issue for us.

- Other parts of the hotel may have been renovated but ours was not. The room could use fresh paint as could the hallway leading to it. The bathroom fixtures could be replaced. The inside of the dresser smelled a little musty, although we didn't need to use it.

- My wife thought the beds were too hard but I didn't mind them at all.

- The TV is HD capable but the signal is not, and most of the channels are all infomercials anyway.

Neither up nor down: parking costs $12 day and is a hassle, but that's how it is in La Jolla. It's nice just to have a place to park that's not on the street.

Bottom line - would I stay there again? If my needs were the same, sure. I'd also check it out again if I wanted something more, based on people's positive reviews of the renovated rooms, assuming I can get one higher up.

Room Tip: Avoid the pool area.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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19 reviews 19 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Another reviewer mentioned that the rooms were refurbished....when....1980? We have stayed at many BWs and I can tell you that this property was a big disappointment. We used points for one of the two nights' stay and paid for the next. We asked for a top floor and were assured we'd have one....nope! But the one thing; aside from the lack of attention this property has received over the years; that really iced the cake was ......the left side of the bed was worn down so it felt like I was going to roll off onto the floor all night. The pillows were not good either. Nothing worse then not being able to get a good nights sleep. Will not be back to this location.

Room Tip: Check out the bed first!
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

Spent our last five nights there as we found La Jolla an ideal spot for visiting the San Diego area. Afterwards was surprised to see some negative comments , but then realised these are from before the total refurbishment. Concur with all the positive reviews and found hotel well run. Comfortable, rooms with balconies , best to get floor 4 /5 . Apparently many rooms do have microwave/fridge so just a question of specifying on check in. Great value at around $130 / night given the area.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, England
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Our guide book told us that all hotels in La Jolla were expensive, but this is one exception. Prices are mid-range, so its not a budget option, but we had a great stay - rooms are roomy, good continental breakfast,free bottled water and chocs, although no fridge or microwave, which we came to expect in California hotels. The staff were very helpful and efficient. Our room partially overlooked the sea, too. The hotel is also very central for the beach, shops & restaurants.We would recommend La Jolla as a lovely destination to visit, and certainly suggest a stay at Best Western Inn by the Sea.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Plano, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Great room overlooking the heated outdoor pool. Great free breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

Great value for location, view and proximity to the beach! Access to beach, shopping, hottest restaurants and clubs and excellent service. This was my 2nd stay and the staff remembered me and bent over backwards to accomodate all our needs. Great chocolate everyday from housekeeping staff!

Room Tip: 5th floor offers beautiful ocean view from the veranda
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7830 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in La Jolla
#12 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#13 Family Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 132
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