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Inn by the Sea
Ranked #13 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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“GREAT STAY”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Great location. Easy access to stores and restaurants. Loved the view from our room however did not like alley noise and wish there was a fridge in room. Staff was professional not real friendly. Breakfast was very good. Loved La Jolla Cove and all the sea lions. Would stay again if traveling to La Jolla.

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Jacksonville, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

The location of this hotel is great, it's only a couple blocks from the beach in La Jolla and within easy walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. The rooms do now, however, have good views. The hotel itself is just ok. The decor is dated and the beds aren't very comfortable. The room was clean, but all of the towels were faded to different shades and it seemed a bit shabby. Overall though, the room was fairly quiet and wasn't too bad given the reasonable price.

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Flagstaff, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

Hotel is in a great location. Was clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. There was constant noise from the elevators and apparently from the stairway. Our hot water would come and go for no apparent reason. The free breakfast was above average with nice variety.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed at this hotel last weekend for a wedding. The hotel is in a great location. You can walk to almost anything. The staff was very friendly. Check in and check out were very easy. They had 3 separate wedding groups that they were working with. So the Hotel was full. The pool is nice and the water was warm. The hotel lobby was nice, and the fresh Apples, Pizza and Coffee bar was a nice bonus. But the Hallway, The Rooms & Bathrooms seemed a little run down and outdated. The Showers would be the perfect temperature one minute and then either become scolding hot or extremely cold. We had to give our kids baths… for fear they would get burnt with the hot water.

The Free Hot Breakfast was ok. The fresh cut up fruit was great and the ladies who oversee the breakfast buffet were very helpful and were quick to clean a table after the guests were done.

One thing we did miss is Refrigerator in our room. This is pretty standard in most hotels now and would a great Bonus if they were to add them...

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Florham Park, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Great location to everything. The closeness of the beach, and shopping was wonderful. The hotel was very very clean, and the staff and service was excellent. Would definitely recommend this hotel. This was my first experience with Best Western and it will now be my hotel of choice

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

This hotel was well located in La Jolla village within walking distance of shops, restaurants and waterfront. The lobby & grounds were inviting and our room was spacious and comfortable but did not have a fridge or microwave..surprised a BW+ was lacking something most hotels include these days. View from ground floor room not as nice as upper floors with balconies.

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Boston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

We enjoy it here. Breakfast great. Rooms always clean Great public recognition. Even apples out during the day This hotel is right around the corner from "everything". Walk to everything. So picturesque. Less than a five minute walk to wonderful shopping and also to ocean.

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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 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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