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Inn by the Sea
Ranked #12 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 6, 2007

I was let down by our stay at the hotel. 1) You can't control the heating or cooling if the outside temp is between 62-65 degrees. 2) There is construction across the street and they start promptly at 06:00 AM. 3) We stayed on the second floor, near the front of the hotel and could hear every word that was spoken near the front entrance, even though the slider was closed 4) When asked why customers were not moved to a quieter part of the hotel (it wasn't crowded), the response was "There's noise over there too, there are delivery trucks in the alley". 5) If you drive a truck or a motorcycle, you are prohibited from parking in the front parking lot, and other parking is limited, plan to pay $12.00 to park in the extremely small underground parking garage. We will not be staying here again.

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2007

I stayed at Best Western La Jolla in November of 2006. The hotel itself is an average hotel located in a beautiful part of San Diego. The rooms are okay in size but they have not been updated for a while, entire hotel feels little outdated. Breakfast is very poor, cereal, croissants and toast bread with very bad coffee... On the positive side, the location of the hotel is just perfect with a street full of wonderful restaurants and shops around the corner. The ocean is also just a short walk from the hotel and it is totally worth getting up early for that morning run/walk. I would recommend this hotel for it's location and low price. If you want that something extra, this is not place for you.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled on business
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Thank AllyGbg
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Reviewed September 25, 2007

We stayed at The Best Western By the Sea for a few days so we could move our kids into UCSD. We chose this hotel based on price alone and we were pleasantly surprised. The hotel was much nicer then what we initially thought it would be like, however, if you prefer a hotel with all of the bells & whistles then this might not be the place for you. The front desk personnel were very helpful and friendly. We found our room to be exceptionally clean with the added bonus of being upgraded to a room with a balcony where we enjoyed the evening sunsets. The location was great! We were within walking distance to several nice restaurants, shops and seal cove. The daily continental breakfast wasn’t bad either - We plan to stay here whenever we come to visit our college kids. And lastly, go Tritons UCSD Men’s soccer!

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank 1laughlin
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Reviewed August 28, 2007

The Best Western Inn By The Sea is an excellent choice if you want to stay in the heart of everything in La Jolla.
The hotel is very clean and the staff were very friendly during our two day stay, the hotel comes with a pool and complimentary breakfast.
The hotel is in the heart of the tourist area of La Jolla, once there you will not need a car, the hotel was ideally located just 2 minutes walk to the beach / cliff top area & seal cove, and the hotel is surrounded by an excellent choice of bars / restaraunts & cafes.
I would definitely recommend it,
also the hotel is only a 15 minutes drive to Sea World which was an added bonus.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Barry D
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Reviewed August 25, 2007

There's nothing fancy or luxurious about this hotel, but if you're looking for value and location in La Jolla, this is a property to consider. My room appeared to be in need of some updating; I think they were trying to have a "seaside" type decor, but that old green carpet needs to go. I was also a bit disappointed that the room didn't have a fridge and microwave. There was a small balcony outside, but my view was only of the street and parking lot. Nonetheless, the room was overall clean with every appliance working. The staff at the front desk were also helpful enough to me. I was allowed to check in a few hours earlier than the official check in time, and they provided me some help with directions. Although their parking lot looked a bit small, I was lucky enough to find one easily in the front lot. The hotel served free breakfast from about 7 to 10 a.m., which consisted of pastries, cereal, eggs, yoghurt, coffee and other drinks. I thought that the price I paid ($134/nt) was a good value, considering that it was peak summer season in this pricey area. However, perhaps the best thing about this hotel is its location -- just a block away from the shops and restaurants of La Jolla Village and a couple blocks away from its beautiful beaches.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 20, 2007

My boyfriend and I are both 24 year old law students in N.Y. We went to San Deigo for a quick break before going back to school. The hotel was clean and the room was big, with a balcony overlooking the ocean (partially). They offered a nice continental breakfast and were within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in downtown La Jolla and the hotel was half the cost of other hotels in the area. We would stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank SrChiChi
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Reviewed July 9, 2007

The Best Western Inn by the sea was not the greatest $200 a night room I have stayed in. There was mulitple kinds of hair in the bath tub, the drain there was also plugged necessitaing us to call maintenance to have it unplugged. The AC was impossible to get comfortable. And every morning there were trucks going up and down the driveway making the "beep beep beep" noise starting at 7 A M.
Plus having to pay $12 a night for parking that was hit or miss was irritating. Nope, I would not stay there again.

Thank Judy1712
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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)
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#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
Price Range: $154 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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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

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