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“We had a wonderful time at the Blue Sea Lodge in San Diego!!”

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Blue Sea Beach Hotel
Ranked #21 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Desert Edge, CA
1 review
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“We had a wonderful time at the Blue Sea Lodge in San Diego!!”
Reviewed February 4, 2009

We enjoyed a two room suite overlooking the pools and the beach. The sound of the ocean was marvelous. The room was spacious and clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. We had plenty of sights and shopping within walking distance.

I feel blessed to have found such a wonderful place! Thank you, Kimberly, for everything!

  • Liked — Sitting in the hot tub listening to the ocean.
  • Disliked — That I couldn't stay longer.
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2009

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Our group travels to San Diego many times every year for business. We always stay at the Best Western Blue Sea Lodge.
The staff are very nice. Rooms are always very clean. The location by the board walk is great. Access to bars and good restaurants within walking distance. I give this hotel a 5 start rating. I firmly believe it is well diserved.
Should you be travelling to San Diego, I highly recommend the Blue Sea Lodge.

  • Liked — Location and super clean
  • Disliked — nil
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
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Aspen, CO
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2009

The Blue Sea Lodge is one of those special hotels that you never hear about. Located on the Pacific Beach area of San Diego right on the ocean and within walking distance to local shops and restaurants. Rooms are larger than expected and if you are lucky enough to get one facing the beach expect incredible sunsets!

Customer service at this hotel remind me of the levels I have received at 4 and 5 star properties! The front desk was knowledgeable about local attractions and even offered discount coupons for several local restaurants. The Assistant Manager, Kimberly was extremely friendly and truely emulates customer service as she went out of her way to assure that we were comfortable and that everything exceeded our expectations for our stay.

If you are looking for a great hotel on the beach in San Diego and don't want all the "fluff" and cost that comes with those higher tiered properties, then this small local beach hotel is for you!

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — The parking
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Debbi S
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HIGHLAND PARK
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2009

We spent a few days at the Best Western Blue Sea Lodge. After a long flight we just wanted to get to our room and relax as fast as we could. We were immediately greeted by incredible service and a smile. It was so welcoming that the stress of traveling just melted away. We were seamlessly checked into our rooms which were just as incredible. We didn't think it could get much better until we saw the amazing view.

Overall I would say this is probably one of the best hotels we have ever stayed

  • Liked — The View
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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4 Thank akastephens
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lacey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2009

On a whim I decided to go to San Diego for the weekend drove into San Diego without a hotel! I walked into this hotel and found that this was a great area just steps from the beach. I was more than pleased by the location and the service. Everyone was friendly and kind and most of all generous. The rooms for a single person or couple are small but just enough with all the amenities as far as hairdryer, soaps and lotions, Plasma TV, fridge, coffee pot and microwave. 3rd floor had the best view! I order from a vendor menu that was in the room and had breakfast on my balcony.
My stay was great!! With the complimentary internet offered in my room, i was able to get some work done and watched the waves crash on the beach. With local restaurants close in walking distance from the hotel i did not have to drive anymore for the weekend.
Overall my time was amazing! The beach is literally across the boardwalk from my room and the staff was helpful and informing, especially the housekeeping staff, they went out of the way to offer any help that i might of needed! You can see that everyone that works at Blue Sea Lodge loves their jobs, GOOD WORK MANAGERS!

  • Liked — Overall View from the room
  • Disliked — Nothing, my stay was perfect
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank electriquecamera
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florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2009

The Best Western Blue Sea Lodge was a wonderful experience. We were looking for a comfortable hotel with a view of the ocean. Ocean view was spectacular to wake up to, so close you can fall asleep listening to the waves.
We are a small family and enjoyed our stay here. The staff, facilities and location were very good, just to mention a few name Gabriel, Luis, Viri. The hotel is older......All the room was very clean, the housekeeping staff work very hard to maintain the rooms....The continental breakfast was very good although most Best Western offer free breakfast this was a small cost. The location was perfect. For a family with young children we were very pleased and would recommend this hotel to others. What we experienced was a fabulous location with staff that was very friendly!!!

  • Liked — It was a great room
  • Disliked — dont have free continental breakfast
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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4 Thank floridashark
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Victoria, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2008

This hotel was a huge disappointment from start to finish.

We found it hard to believe this was the same hotel which had such good reviews.
In fact, I find it difficult to say anything positive at all about this place and that is very unusual for me. The location is about the only single thing worth mentioning.

Upon arrival, the lobby looked untidy and the staff were disinterested. We were refused an upgrade, although there were plenty of rooms available. The biggest disappointment was that the hotel swimming pool, which was supposedly one of the main features of this place, was being rebuilt. There was no advance notification of this and no apology offered.

The room cleaning was dubious since our bathroom floor was never properly cleaned. The only vacuum in the hotel must have been out of service because the hallways were never cleaned once during our entire stay and there were objects permanently lying around. The service in the café and the front desk, except for check-out, was minimal and unattentive. The lobby and café area was untidy, bins overflowing, etc.

Whoever manages this hotel was obviously not paying proper attention to the overall state of the property. First impressions are lasting impressions. Based on our experience, I cannot recommend this hotel and I would not stay here again.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Service
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank thrifty
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Property: Blue Sea Beach Hotel
Address: 707 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, CA 92109-5028
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Beach , Pacific Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#27 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#28 Business Hotel in San Diego
#63 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Sea Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pairing a beachfront location with newly renovated deluxe accommodations, the Blue Sea Beach Hotel knows a thing or two about vacationing. Whether you are traveling with family or flying solo, you'll appreciate our easy access to the Strand surfing and sunbathing and an assortment of iconic attractions and activities like the San Diego Zoo and the Gaslamp Quarter. ... more   less 
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Best Western Plus Blue Sea Hotel San Diego
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