My family and I wanted to visit San Diego and had no idea where to stay. My husband thought staying closer to La Jolla would be better, but I happened to talk to a couple who visits San Diego rather frequently and they recommended the Best Western Blue Sea Lodge. With the multitude of choices out there, this sounded exactly like what my family wanted. Affordable, FABULOUS location, beachfront, pool and view, and they delivered on every front! We absolutely loved it and will definitely go back! We got a partial ocean view room, and our balcony overlooked the pool and the ocean - we left our sliding glass door open (screen locked, of course) every night and fell asleep to the sounds of the waves on the beach! Absolutely loved the Pacific/Mission Beach area, and we traveled to a Padres game, Old Town, La Jolla and Mission Trails for hiking very quickly and easily! Perfect vaca for this Midwestern family!