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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 11 October 2016

You can't beat the location of this historic hotel, right off the beach. It was wonderful to prop open our balcony door and listen to the waves of the ocean while we were in bed and the view was just amazing! Yes, the hotel is old, that means the rooms are small and the bathrooms are not luxurious, so if...

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

Dear Lovely - Many thanks for the 5 STAR review and your wonderful comments - especially those about our cleanliness and service - both are critical elements to a well run hotel. Keep in mind that La Valencia does offer several room type categories; our cozy/smaller Vintage rooms, our larger residential Classic rooms and our generous Villas & Suites. And...

Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

LaValencia has the perfect location. Other than that, it is marginal at best. Our room was tiny with a bathroom that was barely functional. The common areas are tired looking and in need of a major remodel. While the pool area is lovely, it doesn't make up for the terrible rooms. There is no spa although you can get a...

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

Dear Valued Guest - #1 - La V is absolutely not past her prime - this Pink Lady gets better with age! #2 - We are sorry that your experience was not as you expected. We are very proud of our clear and transparent website content and information which notes all room type categories and size - we offer 3...

Folsom, California
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This hotel is WONDERFUL! Clean and attentive to their guest. The rooms are large and very comfortable, from the bedding to the bathrooms. Updated old hotel that is very classy Watch the extra charges they can creep up on you.

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

Dear Beautiful - Special thanks for the 5 Stars and your special call out to the cleanliness of our circa 1926 property - we work hard to keep this icon looking good. Our hope is to earn your repeat loyalty - let us know when we can welcome you back. Best regards, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Lampasas, Texas
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Elegant and relaxing in the heart of La Jolla. Beautiful views overlooking the Pacific, great staff, nice rooms (although the bathroom is small), perfect location. A wonderful place to enjoy a few days.

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

Dear Wonderful, Our team delights in knowing that a La Valencia experience makes for a memorable stay - it is our great guests who inspire us! Ciao, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

California
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had several meals here out on the patio looking over the ocean. Service was helpful and professional, and food was quite good. Our room was outstanding, large well designed bathroom with big shower, two sinks to keep both of us happy, quiet at night, and very comfortable bed. The location is perfect for a visit to La Jolla. Compared...

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

Dear La Jolla Getaway, The team at La Valencia is very happy to see that your stay and accommodations were a hit and that La Valencia was perfect for your La Jolla escape. La V is celebrating our 90th anniversary in 2016 and we geared up to get even better with age! See you back again - soon. Mark Dibella,...

san diego
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Its a landmark hotel in San Diego and worth a visit even if you do not spend the night. We did spend the night and the rooms are ok. A little dated but you can live with that knowing you are in a stunning location. The pool area is wonderful to relax by and having breakfast lunch or dinner on...

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

Dear Europe Guest, I just returned from 2 weeks in Spain and completely agree, La V is "spot on" like a European experience. Please keep in mind that our circa 1926 hotel has 3 distinct room categories; large-medium-small, so something for everyone. The Whaling Bar had a marvelous legacy but alas time and new tastes saw a diminishing customer draw...

Temecula, California
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Stayed here to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Everything was perfect! Very impressive hotel. You won't be disappointed choosing this hotel. One of the nicest I've experienced. First class all the way. The view's are unbeatable. Any of the restaurants are also very good.

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

Dear Grand - Thank you for celebrating your 20th anniversary at La Valencia as we are celebrating our 90th in 2016 - lots of fun. We hope you come back every year and congratulations on the 2 decade milestone! Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The location of this hotel in La Jolla can't be beat. It is situated in the middle of all of the shops and restaurants, but overlooks the ocean. The view of palm trees and ocean from the terrace restaurant is amazing. The room we had was very large and beautifully furnished. Marble bathroom with separate deep tub and large shower....

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

Dear Beautiful, THANK YOU so much for the lovely and detailed review - you captured some many great things about the hotel and our experiences. Keep on eye on our website entertainment calendar for your next trip! Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

London
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We spent three nights in La Valencia recently to complete our California road trip. The hotel was stunning throughout and the staff made us very welcome. We had spent most of the last two weeks on the road and it was nice just to chill round the pool with the excellent bar staff readily available to help. Rooms were spacious...

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

Dear Wonderful Guest, I am so pleased to know that La Valencia was a hit but I do apologize that your Paella was not done correctly - in the future please do not hesitate to let our service team know as they and our chefs are driven to ensure that our guests dining experience is superior. The MED recently debuted...

Woodland, California
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We enjoyed our stay very much. Hotel is spotless and inviting. Very relaxing. We did have dinner at the restaurant in the hotel, La Med. I must say, it was disappointing . My husband had the ribeye. It came out dry, tough and difficult to chew. He ate very little of it. I had a pasta dish with the world's...

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

Dear Lovely Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences - we really value all feedback and do apologize that the rib eye was not great - we should have done a better job of ensuring that you left fully satisfied. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and especially appreciate the comments on our spotless...

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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
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid 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 92037-4577
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: $373 - $700 (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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“Ask for a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelhappy3085, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“go for the ocean view!”
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“Stay in a villa room, they are larger and more modern. Close to the pool and beach.”
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 of 5 bubbles littleturk, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The King Vintage Ocean which was a treat. The Villas are AWESOME, but the smaller room was more in my budget this time.”
 of 5 bubbles 608janel, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Certainly rooms with a sea view are desirable.”
 of 5 bubbles Visitor_from_Athens, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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