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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 #48 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Cedar Hill, Texas
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“Blue Sea Beach Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This hotel has had a major remodel. It is done very tastefully. The rooms are quite large and comfortable, but not all have an ocean view. We were able to get a partial view from our balcony. The staff was very pleasant and the hotel was nice and quiet most of the time. It lacks an onsite restaurant but there are options within walking distance. The onsite parking is expensive but well worth it. The only thing the room lacked was a much needed microwave. We had a lovely stay.

Room Tip: If you can be on the beach, do so. What a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean!
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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
    • 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, March 27, 2014
Thank you Cindy for staying at the Blue Sea Beach Hotel! We are so happy that you enjoyed your accommodations in one of our newly renovated rooms. Your patronage is greatly valued and appreciated!
Regards,

Ruben Garza
General Manager
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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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O'Fallon MO
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We were in San Diego and stayed at the Blue Sea Beach Hotel in Mid February this year. We had a partial ocean view room that was newly decorated. The staff was extremely accomodating. Check in was a breeze, and our stay could not have been better. We loved the boardwalk, and restaurant next door. Do not hesitate to stay here!
p.s. as a travel agent, I had a coupon I passed on to someone else. When they booked there was some confusion, and the manager stepped up to the plate and took care of it immediately. That''s customer service as it should be!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, March 27, 2014
Thank you so much for staying with us, Ann! We look forward to providing you and your clients with some great service and accommodations in the near future!
Sincerely,

Ruben Garza
General Manager
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PLYMOUTH
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The location of the Hotel, in the middle of the boardwalk along Mission Beach, is where you want to be. We had an ocean front room that was homey, clean and comfortable. The management obviously takes care to fix things when they wear out. This ship was in order.

Room Tip: The ocean front rooms overlook the boardwalk. It can be a little noisy with the door open but worth...
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Ruben G, General Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Our team does take great pride in keeping the Blue Sea Beach Hotel looking great! Rest assured I will pass your comments to the rest of our team. Thank you for staying with us!
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Ruben Garza
General Manager
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Lakeside, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

We love in SD but needed a mini stay-cation and this was where my bf likes to surf... Up the beach a little. So we decided to stay and it was amazing! The Room was stunning, keurig & mini wet bar.
Amazing view of beach and the spa/pool have a stunning view of beach too. Rooms are newly renovated and they did an amazing job!!! We fell in love the second we walked in!!! In walking distance to all restaurants, boardwalk and bars. 10 stars!!!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 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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Ruben G, General Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Thank you for those wonderful comments, Brandy! I am very happy to hear that you found our newly renovated rooms to be stunning. We would “absolutely” love to have you back for your next Stay-cation!
Sincerely,

Ruben Garza
General Manager
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Stayed in a newly decorated room with a balcony on the beach. Beautiful sunsets and loved hearing the ocean at night. The location could not be better. Personnel at the hotel seemed a bit overworked, but they were eventually and ultimately helpful. Would recommend this hotel if you are looking for a relaxing place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ruben G, General Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Thank you so much for your comments, Gretchen. I am glad to hear that you were able to enjoy some beautiful sunsets from your balcony. Thank you for staying and we look forward toward your next relaxing stay at the Blue Sea Beach Hotel.
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Ruben Garza
General Manager
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Main Beach, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We had a good time at the Blue Sea Beach Hotel.
It is a good hotel in a great location for a holiday in San Diego, it is right on the beach, close to shops, restaurants and bars.
The rooms are large and clean.
The building is old and a dated but it was being renovated while we were there so I would say they are addressing this already.
There is plenty of parking for a fee, as you really need a car if you want to explore San Diego.
All in all we can recommend it as a good place to stay at a good price.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ruben G, General Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Thank you for posting your comments! The next time travel takes you away from Australia and brings you to San Diego, it would be our pleasure to accommodate you once again. Thank you for staying with us!
Sincerely,
Ruben Garza
General Manager
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Yuma, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The hotel is centrally located for what we wanted to do. Dillion and Christina were totally awesome people to come in contact with. They were very helpful, always had a smile and always said hello. Easy to find, easy check in, easy time extending the stay, check out was a breeze. We enjoyed it and plan on the next trip getting an ocean front view near the swimming pool. Thank you so much for making our stay enjoyable.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, March 12, 2014
I could not agree with you more, Kimberly, that the Blue Sea Beach Hotel is most definitely close to everything! Thank you for those great comments about Christina and Dylan. They are truly great hospitality professionals . Your patronage is greatly valued and appreciated!

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 ( Wi-Fi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#27 Business Hotel in San Diego
#27 Romantic 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*
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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