Best Western Inn by the Sea is located in the beautiful and ultra-trendy neighborhood of La Jolla Village. Situated in the heart of the Village, guests can enjoy being near the action, but away from the noise. It is a short walk to the sandy beaches of La Jolla Cove, and the fine dining, art galleries, and eclectic shops of Prospect Street. The recently renovated boutique-style hotel uses warm tones with splashes of deep navy to create an inviting and relaxing nautical environment for guests. The hotel design emphasizes functionality and simplicity.
The 129 deluxe guest rooms at the Best Western Inn by the Sea are clean and simple, providing the amenities vacationers need. Visitors can choose a room with one California King or two Queen Pillowtop beds. All rooms have either a patio or balcony, and guests can choose either ocean or village views. In-room amenities include a flat-screen television with basic cable, small dining table with two chairs, plush reading chair, coffeemaker with Seattle’s Best Coffee, mini-fridge, microwave, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests also receive two complimentary bottled waters and starfish shaped chocolates daily – a nice touch.
Note: For those who are traveling with small children, you can request a complimentary crib at check-in.
A free deluxe continental breakfast is provided every morning with breads, cereal, fruit, yogurt, eggs, hot items, juice, and coffee. This delectable breakfast is served on the first floor in the Cove Room adjacent to the heated pool. Best Western Inn by the Sea is the only hotel in La Jolla that offers on-site coin laundry services; they also provide same-day dry-cleaning. Garage and underground parking are available for a small daily fee, a valuable perk during high season. The lobby is equipped with a computer and printer guests can freely use, and the front desk offers fax and copy services for a small fee. Guests can take advantage of daily outgoing mail service and the front desk safety deposit boxes. Front desk staff are available 24 hours a day.
There is no fitness center at the Inn, but the La Jolla Sports Club is directly across the street, and guests are allowed complimentary use of the equipment. For those who don’t want to miss a yoga class or massage, guests of the Inn also recieve reduced rates for classes and spa services at the sports club.
Business travelers wanting to plan an affordable retreat in the tony neighborhood, or host a meeting will find what they’re looking for here. The Best Western Plus Inn by the Sea has two convenient on-site meeting rooms. The Sand Dollar is located on the first floor and is the smaller of the two meeting rooms; it has an adjoining patio. The meeting room is 600 square feet and seats up to 35 people. The larger room, Wind and Sea, is the newest addition to the hotel, and at 900 square feet seats up to 80 people. It has an adjoining balcony. Catering can be arranged for your meeting, banquet, wedding, or special event.
Note: If you’re looking for a wedding reception venue in La Jolla, Best Western Plus Inn by the Sea is in close proximity to seven churches.
For a fine dining experience that won’t break the bank, head a block down Fay Avenue to Manhattan of La Jolla, located in the Empress Hotel. They have some of the best Italian food in the Village, and offer Happy Hour daily prior to the dinner hour. Dine on delicious pastas, seafood, and steaks Thursday through Saturday evenings when the restaurant also features live music.
You will enjoy easy access to over 30 restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries within walking distance of Inn by the Sea. Don’t miss the Museum of Contemporary Art on Propect Street. La Jolla Village also has an excellent nightlife with live music venues, theaters, dance troupes, and other arts performances.
La Jolla Cove beaches are just an eight-minute walk away. Check out the observation deck at the the Children’s Pool to watch the seals in La Jolla Cove, or relax in Scripp’s Park is across the street. Explore Sunny Jim’s Cave, the only one of La Jolla’s seven caves that can be accessed by land, and learn about its storied past. Rent snorkel equipment and swim with the fish in La Jolla Cove, or explore it by kayak.
La Jolla Shores Beach, the neighborhood’s best beach, is a five-minute drive from the Village. The family-friendly beach is adjacent to Kellog Park, which offers expansive grassy picnic areas, a children’s playground, and free parking. This beach is also a favorite for scuba divers and surfers. The Birch Aquarium is up the hill from La Jolla Shores Beach and is a family favorite. Torrey Pines Golf Course is at the north end of La Jolla next to Torrey Pines State Reserve. The the PGA championship golf course offers tee times on two 18-hole public courses.
Note: Inn by the Sea is conveniently located five blocks from a grocery store.
Best Western Plus Inn by the Sea offers AAA, AARP, government, corporate, senior, and group rate discounts; alert the staff of any that apply to you before you book your room. The hotel offers a few small promotions like the Just for Fun package, which includes a pass for two to the Comedy Store and a coupon for a free large pizza at the Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria. Best Western Plus Inn by the Sea is known for having some of the most affordable rates in La Jolla, so you’re sure to enjoy a great deal.