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“Under Renovation” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #22 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
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Oro Valley, AZ, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Under Renovation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

After coming here for over 10 years my family and I were greeted with jack hammers and demolition noise and a parking garage that was partially blocked off and not user friendly. Now add to this a room near the street with trucks loading, backing up, and idling and we had a partial ocean view balcony with a sliding door that was hard to open/close, making our balcony useless during the day. We will come back when the renovation is complete.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Ruben G, General Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Shelia B, thank you for continuing to be a loyal guest at our hotel. I’m sorry that your recent stay was not as restful as your past visits. We are very excited about our long awaited renovations. Our property consists of 4 separate buildings and at this time 2 of them are under renovation. There are no guest rooms being used in these buildings to prevent noise issues and to ensure our guests are still able to have a pleasant stay. The truck noise and jack hammering was not from our property but from a business located across the street. We are not performing any renovations that will require the use of heavy equipment or jack hammers. Once again thank you for being our guest and your patronage is greatly valued and appreciated.
Sincerely,
Ruben Garza
General Manager
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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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Aurora, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We were very impressed with the location! View of Pacific Ocean from the room is breathtaking. Hotel is clean and the staff is attentive & responsive. Restaurants & bars with good, affordable eats in walking distance. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights. Rooms were ready when we arrived at 3 p.m. Very friendly front desk staff our entire stay - always greeted us and chatted. Had snacks available - apples, cookies, flavored water in the lobby for hotel guests. Lobby is very bright and cheery. Rooms are really nice - bright, clean. We did discover an ant issue in the bathroom but this was taken care of shortly after we mentioned it to the front desk. We had a partial ocean view and street view - street is actually quite noisy, but we got used to it. Loved, loved, loved the location - right off the beach and boardwalk. Lots of shops and restaurants to walk to. We used the pool and hot tub a lot! Was nice to go jump in the pool after a day of playing on the beach and in the waves. Wifi was free and had never had trouble connecting or staying connected. Overall, we would stay in this hotel again in a heartbeat. Great staff and amazing location.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I stayed there for 4 nights. This is a Best Western as anyone can expect – no surprises. Quick check in and check out. Enough space in the room. The location, at Pacific Beach served us very well - close to Sea World, Old Town, airport and not very far from downtown.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ruben G, General Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
MamaT33, we enjoyed having you as our guest and are pleased to offer you quick and efficient service. Many of our guests come back year after year because of our affordable beach front accommodations. We hope to see you and your family on many more trips to come!

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Ruben Garza
General Manager
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San Jose, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The room was very clean and the staff was accommodating. I would probably stay at this hotel again, but in another room. The hotel was in a great location, but the shower head kept falling off, and the choice of TV stations was sad. The screen door was difficult to open and shut. The air conditioning was freezing or not on at all.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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SLC, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This hotel is great, the staff is friendly and courteous, the facilities are kept very clean and neat. Great service, good location. Ask for an Ocean Front room, you will not regret it. From sunsets viewed from your balcony to the beach a few steps away, wonderful destination.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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San Diego, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed in the pool suite with a great view of Pacific Beach from the sofa. We had patio chairs and a private patio as well as access to the pool and jacuzzi. Everything we wanted, dining, shopping, Belmont Park and beach were within a few minutes walk. I loved that we could park onsite and there was security.

  • Stayed October 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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Ruben G, General Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Christos B, I agree our poolside rooms and suites are a great place to sit back and enjoy all the beach has to offer (without getting sand on your feet). Our year round heated pool and spa with unobstructed views to the water are guest favorites. We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,
Ruben Garza
General Manager
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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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