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Blue Sea Beach Hotel

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We were three adults, one handicapped, a 1 yr old and a car. This was our third hotel in as many nights and this was by far the best (others were name brand i.e. Embassy, Sheraton. Great remodeled and clean room. Bedding was lovely, even the crib. Pool area is nice and I think there is a "view" from every...

2Thank Pelligrino
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 3 August 2014

My husband was attending a Conference in Downtown San Diego, and I took our 2 girls (5 & 10) to go surfing. Easy cab ride, great room, great for kids, walking distance to CVS, grocery store, many eateries. Having the microwave & fridge in the room was a huge plus. Surf lessons are right in front of the hotel and...

3Thank Kelly W
SLC, United States
Reviewed 2 August 2014

If you are looking for a hotel right on the Beach, this is the place. Not only are you right on the beach, you are within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. This is not a large chain hotel, the staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms have been recently remodeled, they have a modern, bright décor including a...

2Thank Randy C
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 August 2014

This was a family weekend trip. The hotel has a small cramped feel, from the parking lot to the lobby, and into the room. The location was the best part about it - right on the beach and very close to everything you could want for a beach weekend. I dont know that I would stay here again. I'm not...

1Thank W P
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

I'm so disappointed this place has changed, no longer friendly nice place to stay, run by complete idiots. Air conditioning sounds like a train in the night by your bed, the unit is right beside your head in the bed my friend got a chest infection. Absolute rip off for a less than average place. Every bit of charm is...

2Thank eils_dublin
Ruben G, General Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent stay with us. I would also like to apologize for the misunderstanding at check-in with regards to the $1200 authorization on your friend’s card. It is a common hotel industry practice to authorize (hold funds) for the total amount of one’s stay on a credit card at...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 30 July 2014

But then, I'm easy to please. All I want is a beach hotel next to the surf and sand, a view of the sea, the sound of the waves and no alarm clock! I have taken my 2 granddaughters here 5 times in the past year and am scheduled to return for one last summer "hurrah" in 2 weeks. The...

1Thank Auntfannie
Ruben G, General Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for those wonderful comments! I am so happy to hear that you and your granddaughters enjoy staying at the Blue Sea Beach Hotel and we most definitely look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Thank you for staying with us ! Regards, Ruben Garza General Manager

Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Do not be deceived by the exterior. Nicely appointed hotel with great attention to detail like modern decor with water and free fruit in lobby, philosophy toiletries and a friendly staff. Lots of parking ($18 per day) and easy beach access. Right next door to world famous. Patios could be better and if only we had an ocean view. Will...

1Thank Mary M
Hoboken, New Jersey
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Upon approaching the Blue Sea Beach Hotel my girlfriend and I were worried we had overpaid for a hotel that looked like it needed a lick of paint. When we got inside, we realized that's exactly what they've done. Honestly, this is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. We stayed on the top floor facing the...

1Thank Alex L
Ruben G, General Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! I am so happy to hear that our hotel is one of the best hotels you have every stayed in! Thank you for those wonderful comments and we look forward, Alex, to your next visit to the Blue Sea Beach Hotel. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Regard, Ruben Garza General Manager

Cave Creek, Arizona
Reviewed 26 July 2014

I took my daughter and her friend to the beach and we loved our stay at the Blue Sea Beach Hotel. It was great to just walk out and be on the beach. We stayed in a deluxe king suite with a partial ocean view and the view was excellent! Enjoyed the balcony and watching the ocean, sunset, and people...

1Thank Juliawalls2014
Ruben G, General Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Julia, So happy to hear that you had a great stay! Glad you enjoyed some of the new amenities we offer such as our Keurig coffee maker. Thank you so much for staying at the Blue Sea Beach hotel and we look forward to having you , your daughter and her friend come back for some great ocean front accommodations!...

Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 24 July 2014

The location is simply perfect if you love the beach and ocean. The tranquil sounds of the waves add to the true beach feel. This is not the Ritz Carlton by any means but it is a well designed beach front destination hotel. Without hesitation I can definitively say I will return!

4Thank Samuel W
Ruben G, General Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Samuel, for those great comments! We look forward to your return visit to the Blue Sea Beach Hotel and thank you for staying with us! Sincerely, Ruben Garza

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Blue Sea Beach Hotel

Address: 707 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, CA 92109-5028
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Beach , Pacific Beach
Price Range: $270 - $745 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Sea Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 126
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Blue Sea Hotel San Diego
Best Western San Diego
San Diego Best Western
Hotel Style:
#7 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
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“Pick second or third floor ocean front!”
 of 5 bubbles coppercak, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for larger room if available. King rooms are small”
 of 5 bubbles 703rpflynn, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Definitely pay the extra charge for partial ocean view - it's worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles bill32016, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose top floor so you don't have the sound of footsteps over you. Choose bottom floor if you want easy access to the pool, courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles kenneths557, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room around the pool. Best choice would be ground floor around the pool. They have these neat pool side furniture at these rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Tiner721, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
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