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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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“No internet connection!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Rooms are nice especially the higher floors with ocean view. Good location ckose to restaurants, shops and, of course, the beach! Problem? Internet connection doesn't work!!! If you need internet for work like I do, don't stay here!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband had to travel to his corporate offices in LaJolla for a few days. I decided to tag along and work from the hotel during the day and enjoy beautiful LaJolla as much as possible. One of the reasons we chose the Best Western is that they bragged on the free 24 hour wi fi, which turned out to be a complete exercise in frustration.

I spent hours, literally hours over the 3 day period trying to access and maintain internet service, crucial to my business. I talked with the front desk that had me call their central IT help desk. After a series of troubleshooting tries, most of which I had already completed myself, I was told that it was probably due to the location of my room which is close to the elevator shaft. HUH?! However, even the lobby access was spotty and unreliable. I spent time running up and down the hotel trying to find a spot to work for some stretch of time without internet interruptions.

I also tried to work on the lobby computer just to check email. This is located inches from the afternoon "coffee/drink bar" that attracts everyone in the lobby to hang out including all of the guests children. There was not privacy or peace in this area and is very poorly designed.

I also had a very unfortuante incident with the blow dryer provided by the Best Western. I don't know if it was missing a piece or just poorly designed, but it did suck up some strands of hair into the motor that had to be cut off to release the dryer. Be careful with that thing!


The Best Western was a perfectly nice hotel if you are just need a place to crash, but if you are a busines travel or have hair, stay clear of this Best Western.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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La Jolla, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Best Western has awesome views of the La Jolla Cove and is in walking distance. DId not realize they had a parking fee. Breakfast was just ok and you had to walk through the pool area to get to it. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very much enjoyed our room and hotel location. Really enjoyed the breakfast and our balcony view. We luckily timed our on street parking so that we were free of tickets and didn't have to pay hotel parking fees. however we had to park on the street to just check in, a little inconvenient , I could have been upset that the internet didn't work, BUT wasn't that important on the stay. The room was very nice and clean, couldn't ask for better.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Alexandria, VA, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The hotel is tucked away on a side street. I believe it is in the process of being updated, which it badly needs. It's an average hotel overpriced for what you get, but still not a bad deal considering where you are: a short walk to La Jolla Cove and Prospect St, where many of the restaurants are. It's a decent place to sleep.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This hotel was perfectly located near the coves and lots of restaurants. The beds were very comfortable. Upgrade to an ocean view and ask for a higher floor to have a wonderful view of the sunset over the ocean - the view of the ocean and surrounding town itself was beautiful too. The free breakfast was just ok, but later they put out a wonderful coffee bar complete with flavored syrups and iced coffee in the lobby. There is a public computer and printer in the lobby which was convenient for purchasing our zoo tickets. The front desk staff was great - even going so far as to scan in some paperwork that I needed and emailing it to me. Parking can be dicey - very close spots and not that many of them, but we always found a spot. Wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting La Jolla again.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

The hotel was in a great location! Just a short walk to the beach and the village. We stayed on the 4th floor so views were great! The rooms could use an update but they were clean and the beds were very comfortable. Breakfast was pretty basic but good enough to get your day going.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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 ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in La Jolla
#9 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#14 Business 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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