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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 #36 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
Sun City, Arizona
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“AWESOME Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The service at this hotel was outstanding. The hotel was over booked and instead of being told there was no ocean view room available and given a room with a partial ocean view or no view at all, we were upgraded to a suite at no addtional cost. I have no idea why we were picked for this great upgrade but it made a friends birthday celebration unforgetable. This is the third or fourth time I have stayed at this hotel and I have never been disappointed. The staff, service, clean rooms and reasonable rates are the reason I will be back in a couple of months.

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  • Stayed May 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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  • 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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Excellent location, friendly staff, great value for a beach front room! I did not know where to stay in San Diego, luckily stumbled on this Best Western right on the beach with a bike/ walking path ... Quintessential California!

  • Stayed May 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We were expecting a "typical" beachfront motel. We were WRONG. Rooms were very clean, nice decor, with the added advantage of being very quiet, despite being steps from the beach.
Only draw back was we arrived late, and parking along the beach is at a premium. Front desk personnel helped us find the underground parking and we were set. We wished we could have stayed longer - we would definitely return again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Alpine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We have stayed with you three times now in an Oceanfront Room ... My girl and I have had the time of our lives and it just keeps getting better ... We have Happy Hour next door at "World Famous" come back and watch movies, watch the Sunset over the Ocean, take a long jacuzzi and let our hair down ...
We forget the world outside and our issues with reality disappear into the utopia of Blue Sea Lodge ...
Your accommodations are top shelf just as your staff. The front desk as well as housekeeping are friendly, polite, uplifting, kind and benevolent ... We are eager to return to your venue if the invitation and / or promotional package should come to fruition ...
We are at one with peace and our Love is as pure as the Ocean Air while residing at your Best Western Blue Sea Lodge ...
Thank You,
david pigg / 602 284-6272
Best Western Reward Member # 6006630316432504

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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San Francisco, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

If you are looking for a real experience at a Southern Ca. beach town, you have come to the right place. The beach in front is perfect, the boardwalk is filled with skate boarders, walkers, and bike riders, it was really really fun to be a part of. They rent bikes as well.
The interior of the actual hotel is a bit weathered, but the room itself was great.
Staff were very pleasant and helpful.
The location could not be better. 15 minutes north of downtown San Diego and airport, and conveniently located to everywhere. Terrific restaurants in walking distance.
I will be back next time for pleasure.

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

My family and I stayed at the Blue Sea Lodge, the location is amazing! The service was also amazing! I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting San Diego! The view is great. The hotel is literly on the beach. The weather was wonderful and there is tons of great stuff in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Tempe, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We have been coming to the Blue Sea Lodge with our children & grandchildren every summer for 32 years, & we wouldn't stay anywhere else. The location is perfect! The beach is clean & family friendly (no alcohol or smoking allowed) & you can't beat the sound of the ocean waves day & night. The kids really like the pool & hot tub, too. The rooms are clean, & the furnishings are kept very up-to-date. Restaurants, fast food, ice cream, & groceries are all in walking distance. We really like having the underground parking. We came this time in May & had a great time relaxing & celebrating my husband's birthday. Ruben & Jen were so helpful in making it memorable. Can't wait to return with our family in July!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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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:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#27 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#28 Business Hotel in San Diego
#63 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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