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“Fantastic location.. Dated rooms”
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Inn by the Sea
Ranked #13 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Fort Worth, Texas
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263 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Fantastic location.. Dated rooms”
Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Rooms definitely need to be updated and carpet replaced.. Room was super clean and beds comfy. Great location with an easy walk to shops, restaurants and La Jolla cove to see the seals! Breakfast was decent with cereals, eggs, muffins, yogurt, etc. Service at hotel was friendly. It would just be so much nicer if room decor was updated! But it is clean and convenient! Iced coffee bar is nice touch in the afternoon!

Stayed March 2014
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Seattle, United States
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Upon arriving we found a nicely remodeled lobby with free iced coffee - a welcome greeting after our flight in. The rooms unfortunately haven't gotten the same treatment. The furniture was very dated but in good repair, but there was some really tacky repair/upgrades in the bathroom area. But my biggest beef about the rooms is you'll hear everything happening around you…everything… Breakfast was ok - the fruit and eggs were okay, the sausage and potatoes were clearly precooked and frozen. I suppose you can only expect so much out of a complementary breakfast, but I've still had way better (Hyatt Home). However they won big points for those Tapatio packets. Location is definitely the upside - ocean view, lots of great bars and restaurants within a couple blocks. Having said that however, there are other places around you could stay within the same budget that are nicer.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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East Peoria, IL, United States
2 reviews
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

…it might as well feel like home. Great hotel property! I haven't been to LaJolla in years and had to be there on business. I like the BW brand and thought I would give this one a try. I was not disappointed with the experience, in any way, and you won't be either!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Ham Lake, Minnesota
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

When we arrived at this BW...we were 4 hours early! Our room was ready, we were allowed in, which was really great! We basked in the sun on our deck for 3 hours more! Breakfast was great everyday! Walking distance to many places in the La Jolla area...over to to cove,and the bus line was nearby too. We took that to get to Old Town...which was a huge savings!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stayed here after moving out of a very bad experience hotel. This one restored our faith after they found the wheelchair accessible room we had booked. It had been given out to someone else. The rooms were clean, staff helpful, and location was great. Walking distance to beach, restaurants, and lots of shopping. Truly enjoyed our stay with our families. Would stay here again.

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Arcadia, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Our Bridge group had a wonderful three day stay. The hotel was very accommodating to our requests of extra chairs and a second table for Bridge in a guest suite. It was nice to have the breakfast in the AM and special coffees available in the afternoon. Inn was within walking distance to many restaurants and shops.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Cohoes, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Gave hotel a second chance after a lackluster stay last year. We had a fantastic experience this time around. The rooms now had functioning air conditioning for the "winter" months and with the warm weather we appreciated it. Coming from the northeast it was wonderful to be able to stay there and enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery La Jolla has to offer. Great room, attentive staff and a really terrific value. We are looking forward to our next trip out.

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Property: 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 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#13 Family 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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Best Western Plus Inn By The Sea Hotel La Jolla
Best Western La Jolla
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