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Inn by the Sea

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Just stayed for one night and am so pleased with this little gem. From the location (walking distance to the cove, restaurants, shops, and yoga) to the service, this place can't be beat. Newly renovated and elegant lobby with quiet rooms. I will be back!

Thank Sambachica
Randolph, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a delightful hotel. The rooms were clean, up to date, and were furnished with very comfortable beds. Parking was easy (daily fee) and there were always spaces in front or in the back. If you did park in the back there was a convenient entrance to the hotel available. Lobby was well furnished too. I enjoyed looking at...

1Thank Marc S
New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Very adjacent to the beach and down town. The room was moderate size, wifi service and 4 different tea bags and Seattle's best coffee pack were available in room. Honestly, not bad at all in comparison with other hotels in other cities. Free coffee is self served at the lobby area. Heated swimming pool and little lounge were open for...

Thank nyay
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Amazing Hotel just a short walk To the beach where you can swim with sea lions. Short walk to restaurants and bars and driving distance to downtown San Diego. Hotel is spotless and rooms modern and comfortable. Very big comfy beds. Pool is great and breakfast very generous.

Thank Natasha1234567
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This hotel is not Ocean side, but it is super close and very conveniently located to much of what the village of La Jolla and the La Jolla Cove area has to offer. The building is somewhat elderly, but it has been maintained with evident care and pride: it is clean, relatively large, comfortable, and welcoming. The desk staff are...

1Thank Hazeliis
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were in San Diego in the summer and we had a great trip! the hotel is close to the beach and La Jolla cove. The pool was clean and the breakfast was good. The rooms were clean and had a little balcony which was quite nice.

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I am on a short business trip and have only 24 hours to spare, and have booked the Inn. It is delightful with everything I'd expect in a modern room. The location is spot on perfect. My only error is that i only have 24 hours here due to meetings. I'll be back, this place is great

Thank Steve W
Monterey, California
Reviewed 28 December 2016

It was our first time to La Jolla. We stayed at the Inn by the Sea. The Inn is conveniently located in La Jolla Village and is a very short walk to the major oceanfront "spots" of La Jolla. There are lots of good eateries in the area and of course the shopping in the Village. The Inn is a...

Thank RRSek
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 25 December 2016

I stayed in rooms 515 and 507 and loved the views and cleanliness of this hotel. The front desk staff were friendly and competent. I really liked the snack/lounge room next to the pool. The decor was not modern, but it also wasn't cheesy - hard to pull off. I also liked how comfy the mattresses were. Good job, staff...

Thank msluxuryonshoestring
Provo, Utah
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The hotel itself is refreshingly decorated and the staff is exceptional. Rooms overlook the village and offer a view of the water. On site parking, an afternoon coffee bar, complimentary breakfast, apples at the desk, and newspaper add to your comfort. I will stay at Best Western Hotel again. it was clean the water view was great as well, Thank...

Thank jasminmair

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn by the Sea)
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: ₹ 10,761 - ₹ 17,827 (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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“If you want an ocean view, they are available on the 4th and 5th floors. Suggest the 5th.”
  • Sunset from Room 511
, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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
“I asked for a quiet room and they moved me to a non-connecting room so I really appreciated that.”
  • From my balcony, nice palm trees.
  • You can almost see the ocean from balcony.
Sunzhine, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The higher floor, the better chance of having a ocean view of some sort.”
Lulubee66, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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