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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 September 2015

My stay was just amazing, I had drinks at the bar overlooking the beach and then moved to the main restaurant for a 10 course pairing dinner prepared by chef James Montejano. Every dish was better than the previous while I watched the sunset

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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Heavenly Guest - I love the way you travel - a dining journey is indeed a sumptuous way to enjoy La V and Chef James Montejano and team have been delivering award winning recognition for cuisine in THE MED restaurant and Café la Rue - thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. Fall menus...

Reviewed 31 August 2015

My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary by staying at the La Valencia Hotel in July. The hotel was amazing. The staff took exceptional care of us, the accommodations were fantastic and the location could not be beat. When I first booked our trip, the lady who booked our reservation took the time to ask if we were...

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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Top Shelf Guest - Congratulations in the milestone anniversary - that is awesome - and thank you for spending it at La Valencia. Team La V genuinely loves to help celebrate family events from anniversaries to birthdays to just TGIF - we're a great place to kick back and relax. Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope...

White Plains, New York
Reviewed 31 August 2015

The service staff at the hotel all were prompt and very accommodating. The food at both restaurants was excellent. Location is fab being both on the water and right in the middle of downtown with all its restaurants and shops. Very nice pool. super nice bar. rooms were good, not great. need some rehab such as new carpets and more...

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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cool Guest - La V is pleased that you had a great stay and really happy that our two restaurants, THE MED and Café la Rue were a hit. Please know that our team has a continual guest room maintenance program - our apologies if your room was not in 100% order - but I can assure you that...

Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We returned after a number of years and found the same charm but nicely updated. Our suite was large and functional with exceptional views of the cove. Housekeeping did a wonderful job as did the staff. We had two minor plumbing items which were fixed immediately. We enjoyed the privacy and service. Baths are nicely updated and beds comfortable. Front...

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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Great Guest - Thank you for returning - we're so pleased our continued renovations and up-grades made a difference and stay tuned - we have more great plans ahead. My apology on the hostess encounter - that doesn't work for us either and I promise it will be addressed. See you back soon. Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Pittsburgh,Pa
Reviewed 26 August 2015

The staff at La Valencia is beyond wonderful. Upon checking in, Bob was kind,professional and extended himself in every way. The staff was courteous . The breakfasts were great. We have traveled around the world and La Valencia certainly measures up to a charming family getaway.

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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Family - YES - we love hearing these kind of comments as our team strives to ensure that our hotel is our guests home - you are our family. Thanks for making La V your second family - you're room is always ready but we'll make the bed! Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 25 August 2015

The hotel and service were truly exceptional at La Valencia. My husband and I travel often, and we were incredibly impressed with this wonderful place. The location is perfect - centered right in La Jolla and walking distance to restaurants, shopping, coffee and juice bars, and of course the beach! We were deciding between The Lodge at Torrey Pines and...

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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Incredible Guest - We're thrilled that you selected La V over some other local options and we're even more thrilled that your stay experience was so special - thank you. It sounds like you took advance of our location and we applaud you use of Uber to get around - no need to rent a car! Team La V...

Augusta, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

This hotels hit on most cylinders. The staff is professional and courteous. The location supreme. Food service is top notch. The rooms are OK, smallish but great views of La Jolla Cove. The Fitness Room needs complete make over. Equipment is shoddy and old, missing weights, little AC, bit I still got a good workout. Pool is perfect with great...

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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paradise - So sorry the fitness room didn't meet your expectations but thank you for noting so many other great things including our great restaurants. We hope to have you back very soon. Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Reviewed 20 August 2015

Having made my career in the hotel industry, and traveled to 5 continents, I must say this is my favorite hotel I have ever stayed in. It is the perfect combination of old world charm, modern convenience, and first class luxury. Without question the best views in Southern California, and as my wife put it "the best dinner I've ever...

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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hospitality Professional - We are most grateful for your review - especially your comments on our service; thank you. Personal and engaging service is so important to us and we appreciate the time you took to mention your experience. Many thanks for a very appreciative La Valencia! Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 19 August 2015

My Husband and I were in town for just a weekend visiting friends and popped in to La Valencia late Friday night. We sat in the Oceanview Terrace and was served just a glass of Dom Perignon by the wine Director, Teddy Panos. I ordered this amazing honey lavender Maple Leaf Duck with a fig reduction, mushroom risotto and farmers...

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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Vino! My mouth is watering with all your great descriptions - thank you. It sounds like Teddy and team made your experience over the top including sipping some Dom - not to shabby! Thanks for sharing and see you back soon. Cheers - Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I met friends at the La Valencia for the weekend. Our first meal was at the Oceanview Terrace. The food and service were terrific! (I had the Sea Bass) Teddy, their Wine Director, is such a charming and personable person, the wine he chose for us could not have been more perfect! We ended up enjoying our experience so much...

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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Weekend Guest - Thank you - Teddy our wine director is not only knowledgeable but indeed a charmer. From our Tower wine vault to our Café la Rue wine vault, we offer over $250,000 in amazing inventory to pair with our exceptional menus. See you back soon - Mark Dibella, Managing Director

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Med
The Med
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Valencia Hotel is more than a La Jolla landmark, it's an icon. La V continues to host celebrities, politicians, special celebrations,and romantic getaways since 1926. Located steps from the regions most scenic and stunning coastline, world-class museums, indulgent shopping and galleries, La V is the perfect blend of location and recreation. The hotel's Mediterranean influenced architecture and decor, including beautiful courtyards, hand painted murals and exquisite Spanish mosaics, evoke old-world charm with contemporary services and amenities in this one of a kind coastal destination. Choose from 114 coastal-inspired luxury guest rooms, suites and Villas featuring stunning views of La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean, lush tropical landscaping, or picturesque La Jolla village. Offering two distinctive restaurants: Cafe la Rue Bistro & Bar with casual Modern European Cuisine or THE MED Ocean View Restaurant featuring New American Cuisine. Enjoy premium libations in La Sala Lounge or plan a special event in unique indoor and outdoor ocean view event locations. La Valencia is the premier location to escape, relax and unwind. Experience the beauty of Southern California in San Diego's most elegant and classic luxury hotel and become a part of La Valencia's exceptional legacy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Valencia Hotel

Address: 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: ₹ 20,431 - ₹ 41,871 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Valencia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 114
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Also Known As:
La Valencia Jolla
Hotel La Valencia
La Valencia La Jolla
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Family Hotel in La Jolla
#6 Business Hotel in La Jolla
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