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Inn by the Sea

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a last minute trip to San Diego and wanted to try La Jolla. We have visited the area but never stayed there. Inn by the sea has comfortable beds and very clean, updated. With last minute plans, availability was low. Great Value; near beach and shopping. We chose not to rent a car walked most places and lyft rides... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a comfortable, low-key, and quiet hotel with good amenities, not exactly luxurious, but nice without being pretentious. It is in a perfect location within easy walking distance to beaches, La Jolla cove, and many shops and restaurants. The room was updated with newer furnishings, comfy beds, a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee-maker, balcony with chairs, small table and chairs. Everything... More 

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Province of Seville, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location. Better prices than other hotels in the area. Free wifi. Complementary (although basic) breakfast. Good bed and spacious room. Free access to a great gym nearby. Many options for dining close by. Just minutes from the sea too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at Inn by the Sea while in La Jolla for a wedding. The location was great! It's within walking distance to great shopping, beach, and restaurants. The pool area was secluded and filled with nice outdoor furniture and heat lamps. The free breakfast was a bonus also!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The staff was super friendly, the room was comfortable, but our ocean view balcony was made our trip so memorable. It was beautiful. We stayed on the 5th floor room 514. The breakfast was a nice touch, mostly for coffee, they use Seattle's best. The rest of the breakfast was oatmeal, cereal,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is ok, but is overpriced. Bathroom very dated. Not clean enough. Also I thought the beach is walking distance but the cove though beautiful to see, isn't a proper beach. A nice beach would be 10 min drive at least. So we left after one night, which cost as an arm and a leg.

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although La Jolla is an expensive place to stay, I was very pleased with this hotel. The location of the hotel is very good in relation to shopping and restaurants. I would not classify it as a luxury hotel, but it was very good for what we needed on this trip (a place to stay for a wedding). The rooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reserved an ocean view room and was on the 4th floor for 2 nights. Room was very big with large balcony to sit outside and enjoy the view. Room was very clean and bed comfortable. 2 bottles of water are complimentary in room each day. Room had small fridge, microwave and everything else needed for a 2-night stay. On-site... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good value for a La Jolla hotel. Close to the village and beaches as well as restaurants and shopping. Downside was the continental breakfast which should not have even counted as a breakfast. Majority of the food available was through vending machines. 😱 but overall a nice, clean property.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, we liked Inn By The Sea. The location is very good for a few of the scenic sights like the Seal Cove. You can walk to many shops and restaurants. Our faves were Richard Walkers for breakfast and Bubba's BBQ for dinner. It is a bit off the path for the Shores of La Jolla beach and the shops... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Inn by the Sea

Address: 7830 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4283 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn by the Sea)
Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: $164 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 132
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Inn By The Sea Hotel La Jolla
Best Western La Jolla
La Jolla Best Western
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in La Jolla
#4 On the Beach Hotel in La Jolla
#11 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#13 Family Hotel in La Jolla
#13 Business Hotel in La Jolla
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