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7830 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4283
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#13 of 24 hotels in La Jolla
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Experience the sand-swept landscapes and inspired Pacific views of the Inn by the Sea at La Jolla in San Diego, California. Here at our hotel in downtown La Jolla, you’ll find lovely guest rooms, complete with balconies offering coastal breezes and inspired views. Surrounded by beaches, dining options, local culture, and chic boutiques, this Southern California mecca is the premier destination for travelers to the La Jolla and San Diego areas. Take advantage of comfortable, spacious guest accommodations from the hotel that boasts a location in “The Heart of the Village.” Take in the salty breezes as you soak up the California sunshine in one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations. Spend a day exploring local culture, and later on, as the sun goes down, dine at one of our vibrant local restaurants. From morning until evening, La Jolla Village is brimming with all things California.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast buffet
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Lindsey B wrote a review Nov 2020
San Diego, California10 contributions3 helpful votes
I'm quite surprised by the high rating of this hotel. I will say it was very clean and you cannot beat the location or price, but that is it. The low price reflects the quality of the hotel. The front staff, with the exception of the gal who checked us in and the older man who checked us out, was not friendly nor seemed to care. Often, there was no one standing in front to greet you and if they were, they didn't look up to say hello. Our room was clean, but the bathroom door latch was broken and we could not shut the door fully. The tub did not drain and the air/heating unit made a loud noise and we could not use it at night. It actually didn't even seem to work that well. I tried calling "0" for the front desk and I reached another guest room. I had this hotel set to use for my wedding block but I will not be using this hotel any longer. I would not recommend this hotel to my family or friends for my wedding. Not bad if you want a cheap night's stay in an expensive area but don't expect much.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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RENOTED wrote a review Feb 2020
San Marcos, California94 contributions19 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
This is a great hotel to stay at if you want to experience La Jolla. Close to restaurants, the Comedy Club and downtown. Rooms with ocean views. All employees were friendly and helpful. We will stay there again!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Ask for ocean view room with a balcony
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Rodd Abad wrote a review Nov 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada43 contributions13 helpful votes
Everything you would want in a quaint, romantic inn near the beautiful La Jolla Cove. My wife and I had two great nights in the oceanview king room 416. The check in was a breeze and everyone we encountered was friendly and accommodating. Parking was $15 per day and you can actually keep an eye on your car if you park in the rear alley. The location is perfect, walking distance from everything and We didn't use the car once. The room was clean, bed was comfy and there was a mini fridge. What else do you need? We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
c0rahilly wrote a review Oct 2020
Sierra Vista, Arizona20 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed 3 nights with family for a fun get-a-way. Loved this place! Can't beat the location, within minutes from the beach! Rooms are clean, spacious, well equipped. Despite Covid adjustments, we had everything we needed and were provided extra towels etc when asked for within minutes. Friendly and very accommodating staff! Had a great time and will return!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Valerie wrote a review Oct 2020
Tucson, Arizona128 contributions55 helpful votes
If you’re looking for a quaint, romantic “inn by the sea”, this ain’t it. If you’re looking for sweeping ocean vistas you probably won’t get them unless you’re on the top floor and your room is facing in the right direction. But if you’re looking for a clean, good-sized, mid-range hotel room in a great section of downtown LaJolla, a 5-minute walk from restaurants, upscale shopping and a 10-minute walk to the ocean, this is a very good hotel. I stayed there one night and was a bit nervous considering some of the negative reviews on here. I saw nothing to complain about. Check in was pleasant, COVID rules clearly explained and followed. Paid hotel parking was very close to the hotel. My room looked exactly like the promo photos. Minimal noise overnight even though my room was over the pool. I stayed on the third floor out of five. Didn’t eat at the hotel restaurant as there are so many great LaJolla eateries within a 5-minute walk. Bed was comfortable although the pillows were overstuffed. Minor complaint. Also wish they would have liquid body wash rather than those wrapped soaps. For this pricey town, it’s good value for money if you want a safe, clean mid-range in terms of “luxury.” Not a Hilton but not a Motel 6 either.
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Date of stay: October 2020
$108 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn by the Sea
Which popular attractions are close to Inn by the Sea?
Nearby attractions include Ellen Browning Scripps Park (0.3 miles), Children's Pool (0.2 miles), and Shell Beach Tide Pools (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn by the Sea?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Inn by the Sea?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Inn by the Sea?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn by the Sea?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bobboi Natural Gelato, NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, and Girard Gourmet.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Inn by the Sea?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Inn by the Sea have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Inn by the Sea offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Inn by the Sea located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of La Jolla.
Are any cleaning services offered at Inn by the Sea?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Inn by the Sea offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Inn by the Sea?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.