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Inn by the Sea

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#13 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Torrance, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Disappointed with customer service. The hotel is under new management and it was obvious. The older gentlemen that checked us in gave us a dark room on the first floor of rooms, facing the street. He completely ignored my request on my reservation for a quite room on a upper floor. He was adament there were no rooms available. I...

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Sheldon J, General Manager at Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Hello, I am certainly disappointed to hear about your recent experience while staying with us. I have been General Manager here for over eleven years, so please do not blame "New Management", I'll take the blame and attempt to win you back as a satisfied customer. We as a policy upgrade guests to a better view when we have it...

Spanish Fork, Utah
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very nice hotel...with a great staff. It is very conveniently located and is kept spotless! We will certainly be back!! You are within 2 blocks of the beach and close to all of the downtown shopping. Great pool area too.

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Odessa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a good location near the ocean beach. Not a quick step you can get to the coast for 5-7 minutes. There are many cafes and restaurants around the hotel. The hotel has a small swimming pool. Pesornal is polite, always ready to help. Every day in the lobby at 16:00, coffee is served with various fillers....

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is located in the downtown area, which means that it's an easy walk to quite a few restaurants. It's also a short walk to La Jolla Cove, Seal Rock and other attractions on the shore. The rooms and beds are comfortable with a good AC system that is quiet and effective. The decor is a bit dreary in...

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Management response:

Thank you for your review. The hotel's excellent location and friendly staff make for a perfect stay. Our newly renovated hotel is peaceful and tranquil. We have a brand new restaurant adjacent to the property offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We want to give our new restaurant a go serving Fried Chicken, waffles, and yummy donuts. Hence we serve coffee,...

Rochester, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, extremely slow wifi, parking $12 per day. I thought I paid for upgraded ocean view (2nd floor) but balcony view was of a building... you would need a 5th floor room for a view of ocean.

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Thank you for your review. Actually you can get a view from the third floor not the fifth. We have added more Wifi to keep up with the Smart Phone and Watches that can drain Wifi. We hope you come back and enjoy our wonderful hotel.

Vancouver, BC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very nice hotel especially location. It is very close to the village and the ocean. Lots of eateries near by. The hotel is clean. Even though there is no breakfast served but they have a guest room and have free coffee and drinks. We loved it.

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Management response:

Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. We do offer free coffee, hot chocolate and Iced Coffee in the afternoons and fresh fruit. The hotel is happy to say we have a new restaurant adjacent to hotel. We want to give them a go as they serve Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Streetcar Merchants of Fried Chicken, waffles, and...

St-Germain-en-Laye, France
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great value hotel! Nice location close to all amenities and the cove. No view but the price is way below other hotels in the area. Could improve on a few minor issue related to maintenance or guest services.

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Thank you for your review. The hotel is in a wonderful location and close to all with the coast a short walk away. All our rooms have balconies and some sort of view. Come back and give us a go again!

Charlotte
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Good quality hotel. Clean rooms. Clean bathroom. Comfortable beds. Decent view. Definitely recommend getting a room with a balcony. Pool is nice. No breakfast available but coffee, tea and hot chocolate are available by the pool.

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Thank you for your review. We want to make your stay as comfortable as we can. We have a new hotel restaurant called Streetcar Merchants Luxe of Fried Chicken, waffles and donuts. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner the hotel wants to see them do well. Next time you come to La Jolla give then a go for a great...

Stirling, Scotland
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Comfortable bed and reasonable facilities in this town centre hotel. Overall appearance is however dated and a little tired. A slightly disappointing start to our California tour, especially considering the room rates.

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We are sorry to hear that your trip started off disappointingly. We trust our reviews but feel that yours is somewhat negative. We at the hotel want to make our guests happy and hope that you will give us a try again in the near future.

Oahu, Hawaii
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I was here for work and was recommended this hotel by colleagues. At first I was a little leery that this was part of the Best Western chain but I was pleasantly surprised. I arrived very late at night and was worried that there would be no parking. There's lots of stalls in the back and even a parking garage....

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Thank you for your review and we look forward to having you return for a repeat trip!

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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 

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)
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: $220 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 130
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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
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
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“They charge more for an "ocean view" but the hotel is several blocks from the hotel and so there is no unobstructed view.”
R6Man, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for 5th floor room so you have ocean view”
traveler1747, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you want an ocean view, they are available on the 4th and 5th floors. Suggest the 5th.”
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“Ground floor is very noisy.”
Mikesalter, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Top floor ocean view is best and price is not that much more.”
PaulSimiValley, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
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