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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

San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 17 August 2015

The location is great, close to the beach, and the public areas of the hotel are charming with Spanish tiles and beamed ceilings. The rooms, however, are musty, rundown and desperately in need of renovation. My room was very large with an enormous bathroom and balcony overlooking the water but the carpeting was old and stained and the bathroom had...

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

Dear Important Traveler - Thank you for taking time to share your comments. Please know that we are continually in our guest rooms for regular maintenance and up-dates. We'll continue to diligently review each of our 114 guest rooms and suites to ensure that meet the important expectations of our guests. Recently La V unveiled our newest room category with...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Came for dinner at THE MED on a weeknight and got to meet Chef James who walked us through the menu and made some great recommendations. We had a variety of sea food dishes. All were exceptional. The scallops were perfect, miso sea bass was incredible. Menu was simple yet fresh and down right delicious. We ended the night with...

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

Dear Chip Shot, Well you mentioned just about all my favorites - YUM. We're delighted to know that our exceptional menu and food is a hit - thank you. Our fall menus are already being drafted so stay tuned for more luscious dining. Ciao - Mark Dibella, Managing Director

New York
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We were very disappointed in the Med restaurant. Such a hype but aside from the lovely view the food was really just okay! Also upon arriving we were sat and then they sent a no show to open table. When I called to let them know we were there they said sorry .. They know we lose points but can't...

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

Dear MED diner - I'm sorry to see your review - Open Table is important to us as well and I can assure you that what you describe most likely was a glitch on their end. Had you advised our management we could easily have addressed it. Unfortunately your review has no information on what is important, the food and...

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We spent our anniversary here and from the moment we stepped onto the grounds we were treated like royalty. We arrived well before the scheduled check-in time and the hotel graciously allowed us into our room early. The room had been recently redone and was absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful views of the ocean and very comfortable accommodations. Nancy at the concierge...

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

Dear Celebration Couple - Thank you for the great 5 STAR review and gracious compliments on our hotel and our service. We're delighted that the team made your special weekend even more special. Next time join us for the best dining in La Jolla at our ocean facing MED restaurant or casual Café la Rue - no need to wander...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Our family stayed here for a summer vacation. The accommodations were phenomenal. The restaurants had the BEST food...we never wanted to eat any where else! The location is breathtaking. I highly recommend this resort, it was one of our best vacations ever!

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

Dear Best Guest - I LOVE your review - right to the point! Thank you back and we hope you join us again very soon. Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

We have just spent have 5 nights at this great hotel in La Jolla. The first night was terrible, we were put in a very poor room, over the kitchens, which meant we had a strange smell in the room and the noise of fans in the kitchen kept us a wake most of the first night. However the hotel...

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

Dear Brilliant Guest - I am very pleased that our team worked to ensure that your 5 night stay was comfortable. Perception is reality and we do appreciate your thoughts on the first room (over the kitchen as described). We do have 2 ocean facing rooms above the MED kitchen that are favorites for some of our regulars! But most...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I stayed at this hotel for a weekend with my husband and two kids (1 yo and 3 yo) in May 2015. We had a one bedroom suite in the annex - not the main building. The view was amazing and the room was large and clean but defintely dated and due for an update. That being said, the price...

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

Dear Charmer Guest - Thank you for sharing your review and comments - we appreciate the feedback and so pleased that your overall stay was great. At 9 decades and with our ocean facing location, La V is a constantly in being up-dated, maintained and renovated - it is an on going process. Our current projects include the addition of...

Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Head chef James makes La Valencia an amazing experience. The food is art and delicious!!! There is even babysitting available for your kids so you can have a few hours off. The decor is amazing and the view is priceless! It's my regular getaway spot!

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

Dear Romance - A true love of cooking comes from the heart - that is why the food at La V is so savory, memorizing and truly delicious. James Montejano and his team love to cook and it shows! Cheers, 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
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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: ₹ 17,984 - ₹ 38,781 (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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