$110 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 14, 2014 Check-out: Dec 17, 2014

BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn by the Sea

3 stars
7830 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037-4240
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
95 reviews
great stay

Pleasantly surprised that the inn was so convenient to restaurants and beach. Really enjoyed... See full review

  • flyawayd
  • Oct 16, 2014
great vacation

The staff was super attentive. We got fresh towels every day automatically. The bar staff knew us... See full review

  • Greg airline pilot
  • Jun 9, 2014
Stay at this recently renovated hotel in the picturesque village of La Jolla in southern California. Escape to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn by the Sea. A 100% non-smoking facility! Located two blocks from the beautiful beaches of La Jolla, California, the inn offers guests the best in comfort and convenience at a great value. Hotel guests will enjoy strolling down Prospect Street, the Rodeo Drive of San Diego, where they will find great shopping, art galleries and fine dining. Choose a deluxe room with either an ocean view or a view of the village. All hotel guest rooms have interior corridors and are non-smoking. Guests may take advantage of the La Jolla Sports Club fitness center located across the street for a discounted daily fee. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor heated pool, meeting facility, free Wi-Fi, and a complimentary extended continental breakfast. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn by the Sea is conveniently located near the Birch Aquarium and the Museum of Contemporary Art. And only about five miles from Torrey Pines Golf Course, home to the 2008 U.S. Open Golf Championships. Wedding parties will appreciate the close proximity to seven beautiful churches. Corporate, senior and group rates are available. Make an online reservation today at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn by the Sea.

Hotel Map

32.8456 -117.2758
Nearby airports
(SAN), 12.00, MI, S;
Area description
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn by the Sea Rooms

2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,OCEAN VW,BALCNY,HISPD,DELUX BEDDING,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,NSMK,OVERLOOKS POOL,HISPD,DELUXE BEDDING,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBILITY ACC,COMMASSIST,BATH,MINSTE,NSM,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,MOBILITY ACC,COMMASSIST,BATHTB,VIEW,NSM,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,MOBILITY ACC,COMMASSIST,BATH,MINSTE,NSM,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,PART OCEANVW,BALCNY,HISPD,DELUX BED,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,UPPER FLR,BALCNY,HISPD,DELUX BEDDNG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,1ST FLR,PATIO,HISPD,DELUXE BEDDING,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,OCEAN VW,BALCNY,HISPD,DELUX BEDDING,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,PART OCEANVW,BALCNY,HISPD,DELUX BED,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,UPPER FLR,BALCNY,HISPD,DELUX BEDDNG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,1ST FLR,PATIO,HISPD,DELUXE BEDDING,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,OVERSZD TERRACE,HISPD,DELUX BEDDING,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Live entertainment
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Electronic door locks
Ironing board

Dining

Sammy's Woodfire Pizza
6.00 mile(s) from Sammy's Woodfire Pizza, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
Jose's Courtroom
4.00 mile(s) from Jose's Courtroom, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner,
Roppongis
Adjacent to Roppongis, full service, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner,
Extreme Pizza
4.00 mile(s) from Extreme Pizza, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner,
Burgundy Grill
3.00 mile(s) from Burgundy Grill, full service, French, open for: lunch, dinner,
Trattoria Aqua
6.00 mile(s) from Trattoria Aqua, bar/lounge, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner,
Amici's East Coast Pizza
Adjacent to Amici's East Coast Pizza, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner,
The Steakhouse at AZUL
8.00 mile(s) from The Steakhouse at AZUL, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
Tapenade French Cuisine
6.00 mile(s) from Tapenade French Cuisine, full service, French, open for: lunch, dinner,
The Crab Catcher
6.00 mile(s) from The Crab Catcher, full service, Seafood, open for: lunch, dinner,

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (95)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn by the Sea

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
95 out of 95
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FBW
Business
Naples FL
Sep 28, 2010

Great, convenient place in LaJolla

We like this hotel because of its location and we are prepared to pay their premium rate for a Pacific view room. Staff is friendly and effecient, but still didn't get the air conditioning right. It kept shutting off and going back to 85 at night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mom plus teenage kids
Business
Gaithersburg, MD
Aug 31, 2010

Beautiful hotel and conveniently located

Just a one night stay but fabulous ocean view for a great price! Wonderful location and walking distance to the cove and caves, plus all shopping and dining. Parking was "a little" difficult b/c limited spaces out front, with more in the back, and when all full, there is the street. We were there on a weekday but I imagine weekends could be more difficult.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Artmeister
Business
Santa Monica, CA
Jul 21, 2010

Lost In La Jolla

I took advantage of a what looked like a good rate on the website thinking that the room might face the alley or the rear of another building. What I received was a small room in the corner over the pool next to a fire escape door. This was one of, maybe, six rooms without a balcony and a kind of wedged-in layout. The pool closes at 10 PM but the noise continued until well after 11:30. The room would be in the luxury catagory in, say, Barstow but it was well below average for the La Jolla area. If you don't want the same type of room, you have pay a $70 or $80 upgrade charge apparently. On the positive, the hotel is serviceable and nicely decorated, serving iced coffee in the afternoon and a nice breakfast bar in the morning. The staff was not only helpful but Very attentive. They addressed the problems with the hot water regulator (kids were getting mildly burned when the cold water abruptly disappeared) quickly and efficiently. Pay for the balcony...at the other end of the building away from the pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is no in-hotel food service beyond the breakfast bar. Walk west half a block and turn right for a wide variety of food selections.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dallas, Texas
Jul 15, 2010

Best Western Inn by the Sea

Our son was getting married in LaJolla. Rooms were set aside for the wedding party. [...] we couldn't be more impressed with the hotel and the service. Staff were professional and knowledgeable about areas to visit. The hotel housekeeping staff are wonderful. The breakfast room was well managed. We had a wonderful time. We definitely will return. One thing that we would love to have is a copy of the photograph on the third floor showing LaJolla.There are postcards available in town, but this photo is the best. The wedding was on Scripps near the Contemporary Art Museum which we could see on the photo. We would love to have a photo like this for rememberance of the wedding.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The restaurants are close to the hotel. The beach is close. Maps are available at the hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
arkansas
Jul 5, 2010

Great location

Like the close beaches and shops and places to eat

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
phoenix, az
Jul 2, 2010

the truth about the hotel

when this hotel states it is recently renovated, they didnt say it was just the lobby. The rooms were not up to date. The rooms were very small and didnt appear to be remodeled. The shower had mold in the corners. The bath towels were worn out like they had been used in the hotel for quite some time. That being said, the beach was literally a block away and the customer service at the hotel was great. We wanted to do laundry the night before we left and the front desk unlocked the laundry room for us as it was after hours for the laundry room. We requested a refrigerator in our room so guest service brought one to our room and plugged it in for us. I wouldnt recommend getting a room on the first floor near the pool. It was noisy until late at night and then the continental breakfast was served pool side staring early in the morning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

A great family friendly restaurant is "The Spot". It is a very short walk from the hotel and reasonably priced.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Las Vegas, NV
Jun 30, 2010

Clean, convenient, comfortable.

Better than the usual Best Western. Excellent continental breakfast. La Jolla is an expensive place to visit, but the free breakfast helps. Shopping, restaurants, and ocean withing walking distance. Stayed here to visit beach and San Diego Zoo...only took about 20-30 minutes to get to the Zoo from here. Weather was great, but remember sweaters for the cool nights. Hotel staff accommodated request for refrigerator within just a few hours, but they do not offer microwaves. Furniture was outdated, but functional. Beds were very comfortable. Linens weren't just clean, but actually very soft. Biggest complaint...the shower. The head was nonadjustable, the water pressure was constantly changing as was the temperature, but worst of all was the drainage. After a typical 10 minute shower, I was standing in water well past my ankles.Overall, very satisfied with this hotel and would stay there again. [...]

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

No in house dining available except for continental breakfast. Dining and other accommodations in area close early around 9 or 10 o'clock. Plan your time wisely and carefully.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
paula persistent traveler
Business
masontown, pa
Jun 27, 2010

great place to stay

did a lot of sightseeing. went to the beach had a great time

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

public shuttle available for one low all day ride price. great way to see the sights

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
tallahassee fl
Jun 22, 2010

great time

good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

hawaiian grill - wonderful !!!

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Seabird
Business
Hong Kong
Jun 9, 2010

best stay ever

We went to San Diego for the first time, and this is our best hotel stay ever. The location of this hotel is excellent, given its reasonable price compared to other expensive hotels nearby. It's just a 5-minute walk to the beautiful sea shore of La Jolla. It's very close to the sea lion beach. Room is clean, quiet and of good decor. The breakfast is very good, far beyond our expectation. We will definitely stay here again when we visit San Diego in the future. We will also look for Best Western Inn when we travel elsewhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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