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Blue Sea Beach Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was great to be right on the ocean beach but the hotel is very old and needs updating. The walls are paper thin and can hear every noise in the adjoining rooms. Horrible whistle from elevator that we could hear all night long. The staff, however, was very friendly and they did do the best they could. The building...

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BlueSeaGM, Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are delighted the staff was able to provide great service for you despite the concerns you experienced. We do apologize for the disturbances and for not fully satisfying your desires. This feedback will certainly help us to improve in the mentioned areas. We hope to have the opportunity to...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

When pulling into the hotel I did not know what to expect, I was a bit iffy looking at the outside of the hotel, however walking into their lobby I was greeted by all the front desk staff who was standing there waiting for me. The front desk staff was amazing. Martina at the desk checked me in to the...

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BlueSeaGM, Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your 5-star review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay - mentioning the hospitality of the front desk and the clean rooms! We certainly look forward to having you as our guest again! Sincerely, Blake White Assistant GM

Phoenix
Reviewed 1 week ago

The partial view is great because you don't get street noise. It was mostly a view of rooftops and buildings. We were right by the elevators (#352) and I would not recommend that if you plan to sleep in. The "whistle" at every stop got old. The hotel has been renovated and they did a great job. It is situated...

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BlueSeaGM, Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your 5-star review! We are thrilled you had such a pleasant experience - highlighting the great location on the beach! Thank you for all of your feedback as we will use that to continue to improve. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Blake White Assistant GM

Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this hotel because it is on the beach and it was wonderful. Paid extra for beach front and for us worth it! Hubby doesn't get around too easy so this was a great choice. We could walk to several places to eat and we really enjoyed sitting on the patio and just seeing the ocean from our room; so...

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BlueSeaGM, Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your overall stay with us - mentioning the great location and friendly staff! We do apologize for the inconvenience of the pool/Jacuzzi renovations. We hope you can join us again in the near future, renovations will be done very soon. Sincerely, Blake White Assistant GM

Reviewed 1 week ago

7th stay here and love it. Stayed here when it was under Best Western...loved watching the hotels evolution. Will always stay here because the view, location are just what we are looking for. And the World's Famous restaurant across the street is absolutely the best. Thank you Blue Sea Beach Hotel for another wonderful stay. Loved our room. The only...

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BlueSeaGM, Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your 5-star review! We are thrilled you had a blissful stay with us - mentioning the hotel's atmosphere and décor and the great location. We very much look forward to having you join us again! Sincerely, Blake White Assistant GM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently returned form my 3rd trip to San Diego this year. Naturally, there is no where else I would consider staying than the Blue Sea Lodge. The staff is very friendly and polite. The pillow top mattress very comfy. The view can't be beat. You can sit on your balcony and watch the waves and the surfers all day....

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BlueSeaGM, Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us! We very much look forward to you joining us again in the near future - the renovations will be complete by early December! Sincerely, Blake White Assistant GM

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a very pleasant experience at the Blue Sea Beach Hotel. The room was super clean, with a very confortable bed and mattress. With balconies orientated towards the ocean shore, the partial view gives you a real large view on the beach. The pool was under construction this november, but complimentary access to the hotel pool accross the street...

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BlueSeaGM, Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Blue Sea Beach Hotel - mentioning the comfortable beds, clean rooms and the great beach location! Our renovations will be done by early December - we hope you can join us again to experience the newly renovated pool area! Sincerely, Blake White Assistant GM

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wife and I met on the beach and for the last 5 years we've booked an ocean-view room at Blue Sea. This is our 20th Anniversary and the Staff went above and beyond. At check-in we were advised that we had been upgraded to a suite! OMG how does a weekend at the beach get any better? Then when...

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BlueSeaGM, Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your anniversary get away here at the Blue Sea Beach! It was our deepest desire to ensure you had a memorable experience with us - from the upgrade, the complimentary bottle of wine to the service that was provided. We hope you can join us again during your next visit...

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first stop on our way to Mesa, AZ my family and I spent a few days at the Blue Sea. When we arrived we were instantly received with a warm smile and very pleasant desk staff. My wife hinted that it was our anniversary the next day and the staff quickly upgraded our room to one with an ocean...

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BlueSeaGM, Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your review! We are thrilled you had a wonderful anniversary with us at the Blue Sea Beach Hotel; it was truly our pleasure to have been apart of such a memorable experience. We hope to see you again in the near future! Sincerely, Blake White Assistant GM

El Mirage, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I made reservations approximately two months ago for our annual trip here. Nothing was said or printed about pool and jacuzzi renovations. We were told when we checked in neither would be available during our four night stay here. But if we want, we could use the pool at the Surfer next door. No hot tub though. That was bad...

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BlueSeaGM, General Manager at Blue Sea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of the entire management team, I would like to apologize for the issues you encountered during your stay. As we continually strive to provide the best product and service for a more enjoyable experience, at times it is necessary to make improvements to our hotel. I am very sorry for any disturbance and or inconvenience caused as a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: €140 - €325 (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
#64 Family Hotel in San Diego
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