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St.Paul, MN
Reviewed 8 April 2015

My family and I spent five dreamy days and nights at La Valencia in gorgeous La Jolla. We love almost everything about La. Valencia. The deco was beautiful and inviting, the service was extraordinary especially from Kevin the bartender by the pool. He made amazing cocktails and give us excellent information about where to surf and what to do, eat...

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

Dear Dream Guest - We're so pleased you had a great stay - thank you for the extra praise on our team members; Kevin is awesome. Thanks also for the compliments on our restaurant THE MED. Warm regards, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

California
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Where to begin.. La Valencia is this extremely quaint and charming hotel nestled in the heart of La Jolla, CA. From the moment you walk in the door you are immediately romanced by the fresh ocean air, gorgeous Spanish style decor, and extremely friendly staff. For my husband and I (fiance at the time, of course) it gave us both...

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

Dear Dream Wedding - We are in awe of your exceptional review and very detailed comments; thank you so much for taking the time to share so many details of your wedding experience including the gracious accolades for Bobby - he is truly a gem. Bobby and our entire catering team genuinely love the opportunity and responsibility of hosting weddings...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Although I have visited the charming hotel build in the 20's many times it was the first experience staying the night with a few local girlfriends. I have to say it was one of the best hotel experiences in a long time. The service, friendliness of staff was outstanding. Everyone one from Housekeeping to Valet were so nice and greeted...

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

Dear Happy Guest - We're delighted that you and your girlfriends had a 5 Star experience at La V - thank you so much for sharing your comments. We work hard to ensure that our vintage legacy has an equal mix of current and modern experience and services - La V was hot in 1926 and we're still hot today!...

Saint Charles, Illinois
Reviewed 5 April 2015

After a busy few days sightseeing in San Diego, La Valencia proved to be a quiet haven where we could relax for a couple days. The views were lovely, spectacular even. However our room (909) did not face the water. No matter - we were rarely in our room anyway. The rooms were very nice, certainly not anything exceptional for...

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

Dear Old Hollywood Haven - THANK YOU so much for the enchanting review. I especially loved your description of our "crazy" stairs as I was tactfully trying to respond to a less favorable description of these vintage features - I agree with you it's all part of the charm. We truly value our guests decision to stay at La V...

Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 1 April 2015

A very "nice" property. This is an 80 year old hotel that was built in the hacienda style, well maintained and in a great location in The Cove. The problem we had was that there are a ton of stairs, so if you want to navigate the entire property be ready to do some climbing. The staff were very professional...

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

Dear Important Guest - We do appreciate your honest comments and review; each guest perception is important to us. Room 622 is an ocean front Vintage category, our smaller more intimate rooms clearly described on our website. Please know that our team does indeed recommend our many stairs as access options as our circa 1926 property traverses 3 acres and...

Geneva
Reviewed 1 April 2015

I have to give this hotel a five star rating. We had a family vacation in La Jolla for Spring Break. First of all the hotel is absolutely beautiful inside and out. Mother staff was very attentive. The setting is incredible. Highly recommend.

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

Dear Awesome Guest - Thank you for the 5 Star rating and more importantly for spending Spring Break at La V - we do hope it becomes and annual escape. Best regards from a grateful hotel team! Mark Dibella Managing Director

Birmingham, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 30 March 2015

I stayed here way, way many years ago and have fond memories. I was worried that a revisit would ultimately have to disappoint. Wrong. LaV is even better now. It is perfectly located, all the villas around the pool help add to the old hollywood vibe, and for such a smallish hotel, they have a number of bar/restaurant options. A...

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

Dear LOVE Guest - Our team is over the top pleased that your return stays get better and better as does your impression of La V. We invest continually in our property ambiance, services and experiences and it means a great deal to us to hear from our loyal guests that the La V magic continues to work. Cheers, Mark...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We stayed here for a few nights whilst on our honeymoon. The hotel is quaint and the European style worked well. We had requested an ocean room but I was slightly disappointed by the view (could only see part of ocean out of window and looked out on another hotel) and the room was fairly small, although clean and had...

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

Dear Honeymoon Guest - Congratulations . . . and thank you for spending your honeymoon with La Valencia. We also appreciate the mention of the stand out service of Robin - he is a wonderful representation of our genuine service and I'm glad it made a difference. Our hotel does offer a variety of room types as noted on our...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 28 March 2015

La Valencia is a beautiful property with a majestic older building, which still retains all of its historica character despite the modern amenities. The location is spectacular, right on the heart of La Jolla, next to the ocean and seal cove. Rooms were decently sized and comfortable. Pillows were fantastic, a pet pieve of mine. The hotel was relatively quiet...

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

Dear Great Guest - Thank you very much for sharing your comments - I am pleased that our Wine Director Teddy was a great stand out as well as the good breakfast service out but I do indeed apologize for your experience in slow service during a couple other dining times - that won't work for us either. Our restaurants...

Gardner, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Loved the property, right in the village walkable to everything and in the back yard is park, ocean and sea lions!! The staff was perfect cannot think of 1 thing we didn't like. Loved the happy hour also, half price off amazing glasses of wine which ordinarily would feel pricey

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Dear March Guest, Bingo! Hour Happy Hour in Café la Rue is the best in La Jolla and we're glad you took advantage of the specials - 7 days a week from 4 - 7 PM. We thank you also for taking the time for share your comments and for the 5 Star rating - this means a great deal...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: ₹ 18,262 - ₹ 38,945 (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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“try and stay in the older part of the hotel, bungalow style rooms. All ocean side rooms have excellent views.”
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“ask for a ocean view room. we stayed in 804 a corner room and it was awesome”
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