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Inn by the Sea
Ranked #13 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“Excellent location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

Stayed here for a wedding weekend. Lobby was beautiful. The staff was welcoming, attentive and helpful. There were complementary apples everyday in the lobby and in the evening complementary pizza. Breakfast was adequate, I recommend the cereal. The room had seen better days. There were patches in the wallpaper and cracks in the sink counter top. Fantastic view from the room's balcony. Bed was very comfortable. Low rates. Had we wanted something fancy we would have stayed elsewhere. I'd rather spend my money on activities and dining in La Jolla. Within walking distance to everything we needed, including the wedding. Plenty of parking for $12/day fee. Used the La Jolla Fitness Center across the street for $18/day fee. Laundry on the first floor. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

The lobby looks newly remodeled the rooms are a bit dated but very clean and in a great location. Small pool is very clean and nice we would definitely stay here again. Dinning, beach and shops all within walking distance. The only negative would be the Internet was a bit slow and the continental breakfast was lacking a bit.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

The location of this hotel is perfect, just a short walk to the ocean. Don't get too excited walking into the hotel because the lobby is very nice and contemporary. Once you get to the elevator and to your room reality sets in. The rooms are plain ol' crappy. Old furniture, old pictures, old carpet. It was very disappointing. I travel to La Jolla frequently and I'll never stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

I have spent several nights at the best western, La Jolla in 2013. I will be staying there again. I like the location for my purposes. Good value. How many more words can I put down to express my satisfaction?

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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San Francisco
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a wedding and got a special rate of $139/night plus $12/day parking. The hotel is dated and a little worn, but it was clean and there was plenty of parking in the back (a plus for La Jolla). The bed was very comfy but the pillows were too poofy - otherwise, can't beat the value. Free breakfast by the pool was great - eggs, sausage, waffles, plus assortment of breads, yogurts, fruit. Easy walking to the Cove, resaurants, and shops.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Phoenix, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Great location for visiting LaJolla and walking around the area versus driving around. Moderately priced for the area; parking charge is reasonable; close to dining; shopping; beaches; and breakfast is available.

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Costa Mesa, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

The hotel is nice. The location excellent. Our only problem was a very uncomfortable bed. To me this rates as a very important component of the stay. We had some very sore mornings that tended to hurt the overall experience. Would probably shop around for a different hotel the next time we come to this area.

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Additional Information about Inn by the Sea

Property: Inn by the Sea
Address: 7830 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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. From our perfect location just three blocks from the ocean, to our spacious accommodations designed for vacation comfort to the fullest, The Inn by the Sea at La Jolla is your California travel destination. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Inn By The Sea Hotel La Jolla
Best Western La Jolla
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