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Blue Sea Beach Hotel
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   707 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 (Formerly Best Western Blue Sea Lodge) (Mission Beach)   |  
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Ranked #24 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“great stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Stayed at the Best Western Plus Pacific Beach and had a great weekend. The hotel is right on the beach and in the middle of everything. Rooms very clean. Cesear at the front desk is a one man PR machine. He kept my daughters entertained when we went through the lobby, reccomended things to do and sent us to avery good Italian restraunt.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Our family has stayed at the Blue Sea Lodge for years. Our most recent stay was 3/2/13. The staff is awesome and very accommodating. The location is perfect. You can park your car and walk everywhere. During the years we have stayed in both the North and South towers, as well as, the rooms located over the office. Depending on your budget and plans, either the oceanview or ocean front is great. Personally, I prefer to spend the extra and stay in the ocean front. The 2nd and 3rd floors offer better views.

Room Tip: rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, ocean front offer the best views. There needs to be another categor...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

My 1 night stay was totally worth it. Sal and Cesar at the front desk made it memorable for me. Thanks guys, I will be back!! Ocean front suite with 2 bathrooms, couldnt ask for more ;-). Needed a get away and it sure was. It was my 2nd stay at the Blue Sea Lodge and the cleanliness of the rooms is just great.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This was a very nice room on a wonderful location. Restaurants to the north, homes to the south along the Strand. Also very close to Sail Bay and water activities there. We took a short bus ride to Old town. Agreed it is a great price for the location, room and service. Parking across the street was much more reasonable. We had issues with the heater in two different rooms. The first was nonfunctional, so they loaned us a space heater for one night, moved us to the oceanfront room for the next night. The heater there was strange with very erratic behavior, frequent cycling, noisy and blowing straight to the bed, even when the deflector was stopped in the down position. In winter I would pause before staying there.

Room Tip: Ask for oceanfront, not just ocean view. Check the heater if needed.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Syracuse, NY
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Good rates for a beachfront room in a great location. Very friendly staff. Was unaware of the parking fee, but the price was still reasonable. I have stayed in nicer (more up to date) places, but for the price, the location, and the service, it is probably the best place to stay in the Mission Beach / Pacific Beach area.

Room Tip: Beachfront patio or balconies are fantastic. I would recomend a second floor patio or higher. On t...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gallup, New Mexico, United States
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

We asked for a room with a view of the ocean and we got it. The beds were very comfortable and the pillows were perfect. You can lounge by the pool and still watch the surfers.
Near by restaurants were great and a number of them also had wonderful ocean views.
The promenade that runs in front of the Blue Sea Lodge is the perfect place to people watch.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Great value for the money, ask for the room with ocean view and you will not be disappointed! If you are coming by in a car, prepare to pay $12 parking fee, however you will be offered cookies at the reception to numb the pain. Overall, 10/10 would stay there again, simply due to the location

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 707 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 (Formerly Best Western Blue Sea Lodge)
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Beach , Pacific Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#28 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#29 Business Hotel in San Diego
#64 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Sea Beach Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pairing a beachfront location with newly renovated deluxe accommodations, the Blue Sea Beach Hotel knows a thing or two about vacationing. Whether you are traveling with family or flying solo, you'll appreciate our easy access to the Strand surfing and sunbathing and an assortment of iconic attractions and activities like the San Diego Zoo and the Gaslamp Quarter. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Blue Sea Hotel San Diego
Best Western San Diego
San Diego Best Western

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