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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Very quaint and very good customer service. Close to the beach, shopping and restaurants. Older section has very big rooms nicely decorated while the newer section is just as nice but the rooms are small.

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

Dear Wonderful Service Guest - Many thanks for sharing your comments about our service - service is everything to us! La V offers 3 room types among our 4 unique building wings. Vintage (smaller) mostly in the Tower, Classic rooms and suites (mostly in the Sevilla & Cabrillo) and our Villas. The ICON collection debuted this year with 3 very...

California
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

We had our perfect wedding reception at La V a year ago, and as part of our wedding package we had a one night stay in an ocean front room. We absolutely loved our wedding so we could not wait to come back. The shining star at the hotel is Bobby Fader - he made our wedding amazing and elegant!...

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

Dear La V Anniversary Couple - Congratulations on your celebration - we love to celebrate our guests milestones and we're so pleased that La V delivered the right experience. Thank you for recognizing Bobby Fader as well, his personable service and witty sense of humor are a great ingredient to our service culture. Team La V hopes to help you...

San Marcos, California
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I planned an Executive Meeting at La Valencia, and this was my first meeting with my new company. Leo and Nikki really held my hand through the whole experience. They accommodated my every wish, question or concern. The view from the meeting rooms and hotel rooms was just breathtaking, the food was amazing, the rooms were outstanding, but honestly the...

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

Dear Corporate Planner - THANK YOU - and don't you love that having a corporate meeting at La V is uniquely "un-corporate"! The ambiance of our elegant event rooms with ocean views combined with our 5 star restaurant caliber food makes for an enriching meeting venue. Thank you very much for entrusting this event to La V - we hope...

Switzerland, Fla.
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Beautiful, elegant "old school" lobby bar. Quiet, great service, awesome views of the ocean, fantastic craft cocktails. A perfect place to drink, snack, and talk in an historical hotel. We sat next to a white baby grand piano, but no one was playing the night we visited.

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

Dear La Sala Guest - Many thanks for stopping by our signature ocean view lounge. From the soaring hand painted ceilings to the memorizing views of the ocean, La Sala is a one of a kind experience. So sorry no one was the keys the night you arrived but La V does offer live entertainment 5 days a week (dark...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

From the early emails with Nancy the concierge, about playing golf at Torrey Pines to the time I arrived I already felt welcomed Checking in with Bob was fun and welcoming The room 918 not only has a beautiful view of the park down below but of the ocean. Patrick the bellhop in the overnight front desk manager was great...

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

Dear Amazing Guest, You are the bomb - thank you!. Your recognition of so many of our great team means a great deal to the La V staff family as we strive to provide a welcoming and personable service experience. I'm delighted that from top to bottom La V delivered - we are ready to see you back soon for...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 September 2015

The first night was not great as they put us in a very small noisy room and they could not move us until the second night. What upset me the most is I was there for my brother's wedding which started at 4:30 on a Friday evening and I had asked for an early check in. Only after much fuss...

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

Dear Family Friend of our Wedding Couple! Thank you - your kind words are much appreciated in spite of a rocky start. We try our very best to accommodate early arrivals and recognize that 4 PM ceremonies at La V can be daunting to accommodate a 4 PM check-in. Never-the-less. we are grateful that your overall stay was a hit...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 September 2015

It is an old hotel in the heart of downtown LaJolla, LaJolla is a bustling little quaint beach town and very crowded. We stayed in a King Villa room with a full ocean view and paid $619 with taxes per day. The hotel has been through many renovations and is in need of many more. The hotel is built on...

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

Dear Important Guest - Thank you for your thoughtful review and comments. You have accurately described the route to our Villas and we can appreciate that every guests perception is different. For many, the privacy of the Villas is ideal and their location at the lower portion of our bluff side property and proximity to our large pool, Scripps Park...

Heraklion, Greece
Reviewed 4 September 2015

The hotel is very nice, the staff is very professional. We had a very nice experience and we enjoyed the pool. The rooms are clean and nice, The only con is the breakfast. Too expensive and not that good

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

Dear Great Guest - Thank you for taking time to share your impressions of La V - we appreciate the positive recognition - and yes, the pool is pretty spectacular. Our apologies that your breakfast was not satisfactory - we are obligated to have our guests start the day right so we will continue working on providing consistently great dining...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Day 1 - Bell Hop was super nice along with Valet. Guy at front desk had a slight attitude and then we were on our way to our FIRST room. King Room with Ocean View which in reality meant - King Room with a Full View of the waiters station of the restaurant and the room next door! Seriously? I...

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

Dear NY Guest - We truly appreciate the comments and concerns of all our guests - thank you. Your comments on your original room are fairly direct and we can empathize with your impression - I am pleased to see that our staff make immediate efforts to make you comfortable in another location; that was the right thing to do...

Sour Lake, Texas
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

The hotel is historic and quaintly beautiful but a bit worn. The room we had was quite small and the carpet needed replacing. We had 3 meals at the hotel and 3 times the service was poor with long waits and nonchalant waiters. The pool was nice but lounge chairs were dirty and again service was lacking. The location is...

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

Dear Texas Guest - We are very sorry to see that the team and experience did not deliver - that is not acceptable. Service is extremely important to us and we take our guests feedback very seriously in order to make a change and a difference. The hotel offers 4 rooms types for a wide range of sizes and prices...

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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
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • 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: ₹ 17,848 - ₹ 39,474 (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 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Family Hotel in La Jolla
#6 Business Hotel in La Jolla
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“try and stay in the older part of the hotel, bungalow style rooms. All ocean side rooms have excellent views.”
 of 5 bubbles granddergis, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for a ocean view room. we stayed in 804 a corner room and it was awesome”
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“Splurge for a room with a view!”
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“Try to get a room with a view of the ocean. If you want a truly special experience book a villa.”
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“the newly renovated suites/villas are quite nice”
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