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Inn by the Sea

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Reviewed 3 April 2015

When making arrangements for a one night stay in La Jolla, I was told that the closest vacancy would be roughly ten miles away. The Best Western in La Jolla did have ''two rooms'' left so we stayed. For $224/night, the room was roughly $100 or more overpriced. Next time, we will drive the additional 10 miles

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Canton, Ohio
Reviewed 1 April 2015

First time to La Jolla, CA. This hotel was nice, staff was very friendly and helpful. By far the best vacation. Sunsets were breath taking. The hotel is walking distance to fun little shops and yummy restaurants. Barfly restaurant is highly recommended. The hotel has an outside pool, very quiet and relaxing. The hotel is walking distance to La Jolla...

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2Thank Emily D
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 1 April 2015

The location of this hotel in downtown La Jolla is its top draw as far as I'm concerned. It is at the end of one of the main shopping streets in downtown La Jolla which means not much traffic to disturb it's already quiet surroundings. From our balcony, we could see a bit of the ocean and the sunsets. The...

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Atlanta States, United States
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Been staying at this hotel for years when I visit La Jolla. They have upgraded and have full time air conditioning. There is breakfast included, TV is good and internet when present is good but off at times. Parking is still tight and two nights we had a lot of trouble and Saturday parked offsite and Fay Avenue.

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1Thank John A. G
Reviewed 29 March 2015

The hotel offers parking for a small fee which beats trying to find a spot on the street. Get a room on the fifth floor in the front for a view of the ocean from the balcony. The breakfast served poolside is delighful. Rooms are clean, with good air and are in the process of being updated.

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Frisco, United States
Reviewed 29 March 2015

This hotel's location along with it just being remodeled is the place to stay when you are visiting La Jolla. My room had a view of the ocean and when you consider the free breakfast and WiFi all part of a great room rate, what better place to stay!

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RSM, United States
Reviewed 26 March 2015

When I stay at the Best Western Inn by the Sea in La Jolla, I am as comfortable as when I am at home.The staff are great and go out of their way to make sure I have what I need. The rooms are clean and the beds are very comfortable.

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Reviewed 25 March 2015

Stayed here for a wedding event at the La Jolla Women's Club. This hotel was a 3 minute walk from this venue. It was also within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, beach, seal watching, and parks. Rooms are very nice and comfortable. We had a balcony overlooking the pool and some rooms on other side had ocean views. Loved having...

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Reviewed 25 March 2015

The hotel was very located close to shopping and the ocean. We stayed on a Monday night and several of the restuarants were closed that were in walking distance. The room was very clean and the decor was nice. As always the beds were comfortable. This hotel charges for parking but does not publish it on their site...so the cost...

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portland, United States
Reviewed 20 March 2015

It definitely needs some upgrade and remodeling and to remove the mold from the bathroom. It also needs the personnel able to cope with the traffic during the breakfast time. To much money for less than average performance. Location is the plus.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

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: $205 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 132
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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
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#2 Best Value Hotel in La Jolla
#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
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