by Morgan Agesen
Located right on the sand in Pacific Beach, beach-loving families should be sure to consider a stay at the Blue Sea Beach Hotel. Amenities include an outdoor heated pool, free Wi-Fi, guest laundry facilities, and bike rentals. Rooms have furnished private balconies, upscale bath amenities, 37 inch flat screen TVs, coffeemakers, and mini-fridges.
Our Editor Loves
- Beachfront location
- Laundry facilities
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free Wi-Fi
There were both pros and cons to this hotel.
Starting with the pros:
The hotel has been renovated, with updates made to the guest rooms. There was a little bar area with a Keurig (+ coffee pods), sink, and small refrigerator, which was a nice touch. The bathroom was clean - although quite small - and had an updated shower and fixtures. The bed was very comfortable and there is a nice little private balcony attached to the room. The hotel is located right on the beach and close to many bars and restaurants that PB has to offer. The pool area was well-appointed with chairs/loungers and enclosed with a glass wall that allowed for excellent views of the ocean. The staff were friendly and there is a parking lot dedicated to guests.
As for the cons:
Although the bed was comfortable, it was fairly small IMO for two people (full size) and for being the only bed in the room. The only larger bed options available when we booked were for the more expensive rooms facing the ocean or pool. However, I will say this may have been due to booking fairly close to our trip date and thus limiting our options.
Perhaps my biggest complaint was in regard to the climate control in the room. It was fairly humid during my trip to San Diego and the room felt muggy despite good output of air conditioning. The hotel is not fully enclosed and the guest rooms are located off of corridors that are open to the outside. In addition, there is not central air and the rooms have an external air conditioning unit mounted on the wall. The unit pushed out a lot of cold air, however, the room still ended up feeling muggy even with continuous use of the AC. I think this had to do with the fact the hotel was not fully enclosed, although I’m not entirely sure. In fairness, I become particularly uncomfortable with humidity so this may not bother others as much.
I personally would not return because of the cons listed — but if those are not dealbreakers for you — this hotel does offer a prime location with newly renovated rooms!
by Lucy N
We love staying at blue sea! The property is clean, beds are comfortable, staff is friendly, and they have a great pool/jucuzzi!! Never disappointed. It is right on the beach. We always take advantage of the fun arcade games in the lobby. They offer bikes to rent and other beach items as well. Everything you need! Will return again.