8.9
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Highly rated by guests – 85% would recommend
Highly rated by guests – 85% would recommend
Housekeeping10
View5
Beach3
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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 320 meters to the beach
Popular landmarks
La Jolla Sports Club 50 m
Warwick's 90 m
Alcala Gallery 100 m
La Jolla Walking Tours 120 m
St James by-The-Sea Episcopal Church 150 m
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library 170 m
Images of Nature Gallery 170 m
Gallery Alexander 180 m
Muttropolis 180 m
Cosmopolitan Fine Art 190 m
Nearby landmarks
La Jolla Cove 620 m
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve 10.05 km
SeaWorld 10.07 km
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park 12.41 km
San Diego Zoo 17.02 km
Balboa Park 17.22 km
USS Midway Museum 17.38 km
Seaport Village 18.03 km
Petco Park 19.01 km
Coronado Bridge 33.6 km
Inn By The Sea Hotel

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Inn By The Sea Hotel

7830 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego (CA), United States, 92037 - See map
Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to La Jolla Cove
Within 620 m of property
Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Eco & Adventure
Hiking
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Airport transfer

  • 320 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Balcony/terrace

Cheaper than 91% of all properties in San Diego (CA) in the last 24 hoursCompared to 821 San Diego (CA) properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.8
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportSan Diego International Airport (SAN)
Distance to airport14.6 km

Rooms available at Inn By The Sea Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
9.0
Premier Queen Room with Two Queen Beds with Ocean View and Balcony
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Deluxe Queen Room with Two Queen Beds with Partial Ocean View and Balcony
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Premier King Room with Ocean View and Balcony
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe King Room with Partial Ocean View and Balcony
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Queen Room with Two Queen Beds and Balcony
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Standard King Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Room Selected at Check In
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Partial Ocean View 2 Queen
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  • Partial ocean view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Deluxe King Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Two Queen Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Inn By The Sea Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Inn By The Sea Hotel?

Inn By The Sea Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Inn By The Sea Hotel has a car park available for guests. Parking is available for an additional charge.

What is the smoking policy at Inn By The Sea Hotel?

Inn By The Sea Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about Inn By The Sea Hotel

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location near La Jolla cove and restaurants."

    Alison

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    October 24, 2019

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Location

    "Pros: Excellent location, nice size rooms."

    Tatjana

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    June 20, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location in the center of La Jolla."

    Jeff

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    January 12, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 821 San Diego (CA) properties
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Location score
9.5/10
Room comfort score
9.0/10
Value for money score
8.7/10
Service score
9.1/10
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Overall rating:
8.9
Excellent
142 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.4
Location
9.5
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What travelers say they love:
Loved how the bathrooms were decorated with towel art!
Laurie from United States
Business traveler
More about Inn By The Sea Hotel

More about Inn By The Sea Hotel

Nestled in the heart of La Jolla, Inn By The Sea Hotel is an ideal spot from which to discover San Diego (CA). From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Also within easy reach are Children's Pool, Ellen Browning Scripps Park, Windansea Beach.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Inn By The Sea Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. A selection of top-class facilities such as 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park can be enjoyed at the hotel.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating, wake-up service, balcony/terrace to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as outdoor pool. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Inn By The Sea Hotel hits the spot in many ways.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
5 mentions
Swimming Pool
3 mentions
Beach
2 mentions
Internet
2 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Cleanliness

"Very comfy room, beds very nice, clean, just great!"

Suzette

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July 24, 2018

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Reviews of Inn By The Sea Hotel from real guests

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Agoda Reviews (142)Booking.com Reviews (818)
8.9
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Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.4
Location9.5
Room comfort and quality9.0
Service9.0
Value for money8.8
High score for San Diego (CA)
Rating
9+ Exceptional (36)
8-9 Excellent (4)
7-8 Very Good (10)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (7)
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Mar - May (8)
Jun - Aug (27)
Sep - Nov (14)
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8.0
Excellent
David from United States
Couple
1 King Bed Upper Floor Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Good Value for Mid-Priced Hotel”

The Inn by the Seal is in a great location in La Jolla, within easy walking distance of great restaurants, bars, galleries, and some beaches. It was our first time in La Jolla and we were impressed. The hotel is clean and well-organized. It is a mid-priced hotel, so keeping your expectations at that level for finishes and such, it is very good. The only thing I'd note is that it can be a bit noisier than other places as you can easily hear people in other rooms nearby and even outside. (If you are a light sleeper, take that into account.) Overall, I would stay there again and I thought it was a very good value for the price as compared to other options nearby.

Reviewed July 19, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
mika from United States
Family with young children
2 Queen Beds Upper Floor Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Anniversary weekend”

This was the second time my husband and I have stayed here but this time we brought our two kids along. This hotel is in the perfect location to see all that La Jolla has to offer. The staff was great and when I acidently left my phone in the room hours after check out someone at the front had it waiting for me. I also love the nice coffee options they offer. Just a short drive to sea world as well.

Reviewed November 12, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Michelle
Couple
Ocean View 2 Queen Beds
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

Beautiful Hotel”

We stayed at the Inn by the Sea for three nights and wished we could have stayed longer. We had an ocean view room, totally worth the extra money!! All of the rooms have balconies. The views were amazing. The pool area was very nice, although we did not use it during our stay. This is a great location close to shopping and restaurants. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Reviewed January 10, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Suzette from United States
Group
2 Queen Beds First Floor
Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

This is a great hotel, and a good value!”

We were very pleasantly surprised at how nice this hotel is, with the pool, the service, and the coffees and teas always available. Very comfy room, beds very nice, clean, just great! Loved it! And the price beat all the rest in La Jolla.

Reviewed July 24, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
ashley from United States
Family with young children
Ocean View 2 Queen Beds
Stayed 2 nights in June 2020

Great location, Great view”

This was our first time staying in La Jolla and we couldn’t have picked a better place. We were walking distance to all shops, restaurants and even the coves. The only disclaimer is there was an extra $15 charge for parking per night that I wasn’t aware at booking but the ocean view from our room made me forget all about that. Very happy about our choice! We even left behind a cellphone and they called to let us know and mailed it out to us the same day.

Reviewed June 24, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Alison from United States
Couple
2 Queen Beds Upper Floor Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Great stay!”

Beautiful view. Great location near La Jolla cove and restaurants. Room was very comfortable and hotel very well decorated. Balcony was a good size.

Reviewed October 25, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Randall from United States
Couple
Ocean View King
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Great location”

Right in downtown, walk to everything. Not a beach hotel, but perfect for walking La Jolla

Reviewed July 19, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Jeff from United States
Solo traveler
First Floor King
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Exceptional”

Great location in the center of La Jolla. Very comfortable stay. 5 stars all the way!

Reviewed January 13, 2020
9.6
Exceptional
Malin
Business traveler
Partial Ocean View King
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Pleasantly surprised”

From the online descriptions, I expected this to be simple accommodation in the low range of 3 stars (or upper 2 stars, and I wasn't even sure it had its own shower), but it turned out to be much better. The room was spacious and clean, with a very nice bathroom and a big balcony. The whole hotel seemed well maintained, with a nice lounge/pool area, and the staff were very helpful. I brought a bike and the hotel had a hidden bike rack where I could park it safely.

Reviewed May 29, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Karen from United States
Family with teens
2 Queen Beds Upper Floor Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Great place to stay, more affordable than neighboring hotels”

This hotel was very well-priced, perfectly-located in LaJolla, and was a quick walk to many places around it. Staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. We will definitely stay here again, anytime we're in LaJolla.

Reviewed June 16, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Merle from Canada
Couple
Ocean View 2 Queen Beds
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Good hotel good location ”

Lovely hotel in good location (close to restaurants and the seals with beautiful coastal walks). Clean hotel, quiet, comfortable beds, good blackout curtains, coffee in lobby and at pool guest lounge. Friendly helpful staff. Lovely swimming pool with comfortable loungers. We had a nice ocean view with balcony on 3rd floor. Plenty parking on site for $15/night. Will definitely stay here again if in area and would highly recommend this hotel.

Reviewed February 24, 2020
9.6
Exceptional
Daniel from United States
Solo traveler
First Floor King
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Exceptional”

Great location, nice hotel, friendly staff, good value. Good room, a little dated in the bath. My only complaint was maintenance-related; a clogged shower head that only emitted a drizzle... (but I forgot to report that at checkout, so they could correct it for the next guest.)

Reviewed November 04, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Christopher
Couple
2 Queen Beds Upper Floor Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

The hotel was nice”

The downside was we paid for $15 for parking in hotel parking lot, this did not guarantee us a space when we returned. So basically we paid for an hour worth of parking. Upside is there was plenty of parking on street

Reviewed July 09, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Thomas from United States
Couple
Partial Ocean View King
Stayed 4 nights in June 2020

Clean, Good Location”

this hotel took great care with cleanliness and social distancing -- and it was in easy walking distance from the beach, shops, restaurants and grocery/drug stores.

Reviewed July 03, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Laurie from United States
Business traveler
Partial Ocean View 2 Queen
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Centrally located and room rates were decent and in my budget! Will definitely come back! ”

Loved how the bathrooms were decorated with towel art! It’s the little things sometimes! The only con would be parking lot is small and if you come back late you may not get a spot!

Reviewed September 26, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Hank from United States
Couple
2 Queen Beds Upper Floor Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Convenient location ”

Nice location close to restaurants and beaches. Hotel rooms dated but clean would stay here again.

Reviewed November 08, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Michael from United States
Family with teens
2 Queen Beds Upper Floor Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

👍🏻”

Close to beach, restaurants. Friendly staff. Very clean. Comfortable bed. Appreciate the complimentary Iced coffee at the lobby and Water refills on each floor.

Reviewed September 03, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Jia from China
Solo traveler
First Floor King
Stayed 5 nights in May 2019

Exceptional”

Excellent price for the location. Staff are friendly and gym (cross the street) is good.

Reviewed May 26, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Patrick from United States
Business traveler
2 Queen Beds Upper Floor Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

Inn by the Sea”

Very nice clean hotel, pool closed due to covid19 restrictions. Friendly staff and excellent location.

Reviewed July 21, 2020
8.0
Excellent
XIANGJUN from United States
Family with young children
Ocean View King
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Very good”

The parking is really crowded. There is no bar nor restaurant in this hotel. Other than those, the staff was friendly.

Reviewed July 16, 2019
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