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La Valencia Hotel

La Valencia HotelUS$263*
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Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

We loved the hotel and all the people that work there. Everyone was so nice and helpful. They made sure we had the best room and view for our honeymoon. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to my friends and family. Make sure to ask about any potential upgrades. Thanks!!

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

Dear Honeymoon Couple, Congratulations on your recent celebration and thank you for marking the occasion at La Valencia. Our team is especially thrilled to see you great compliments on service - we love what we do and we especially love our guests. Warm regards, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Poipu, Hawaii
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The front desk clerk give me an option of three rooms to choose from (with a tour of each). I chose the room with a water view, though smaller (it still was a comfortable size). Breakfast here is great with beautiful views of the water. Very professional staff throughout the hotel. The La Valencia has an enviable location in La...

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

Dear Wonderful Repeat Guest, We're so thrilled that La V remains a favorite for you and your family - thank you. I am especially pleased to see you glowing comments on the staff. We'll keep on pushing for great and personable service and Team La V will look forward to welcoming you back for many more years, Cheers, Mark Dibella,...

Glendale, California
Reviewed 12 January 2016

perfect location, friendly staff, clean rooms good service, nice lounge and bar, wonderful jazz in the evening.Valet parking expensive $30.00 per night. Convenient location of restaurant, cafeteria and lounge , easy access to the prospect, everything in walking distance.

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

Dear Great Guest, Thank you for the 5 STAR review - we're pleased you enjoyed La V and glad you enjoyed the weekly jazz (we have live entertainment 5 nights a week). Cheers from your friends at La Valencia! Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

I don't like writing bad reviews about places where the staff is exceptionally nice, but here it goes. We were guests of the hotel for 3 nights. La Valencia is a historic property located in the center of La Jolla--this offered you the city at your doorstep. Many great food options and walking activities, including shopping, are minutes away without...

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

Dear Valued Guest - We thank you for the acknowledgements on service and we sincerely apologize for the shortfalls on the bathroom conditions; un acceptable to our team as well. Vintage hotels require additional maintenance and we should have done a better job of managing the drain issues you encountered - again we apologize. It is our hope to re-gain...

Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

The hotel is vintage in some cases too vintage; like no heat in the room, very drafty, no insulation in the walls...we had a corner room and all windows were right in front of a stairway.. Our room was on the forth floor and if I didn't know It, I would think we were under ground! The hallway was like...

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

Dear Vintage Guest - Our apologies for your chilly stay during our stormy week - La Valencia did indeed loose heat in about 15 rooms as a result of the big storm and unseasonably cold weather (it was warmer in NYC than La Jolla). Overnight temperatures in the 40's added to the chill inside and we are sorry that we...

Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 31 December 2015

I've been staying at this hotel for the last 10 days to escape the European weather over Christmas and new year. It has been a really great time and is a very nice hotel. I thought hard about whether to give it 4 or 5 stars. I can make clear arguments for both. On the one hand, it is not...

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

Dear Wonderful Guest - Thank you immensely for your thoughtful and engaging 5 STAR review. We are delighted to see how many staff you mentioned by name - that makes our day. Your travel experiences and destinations are impressive and to see that La Valencia made such a positive impact with you truly humbles us - thank you from the...

Newark, Delaware
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We have had the great fortune of staying at this magnificent hotel on several occasions.... each one as spectacular as the next !!! Superior accommodations, spectacular views, attention to detail, fabulous food and atmosphere and 1st class service. Yes, it is a bit pricey but worth every penny.... considering the location its to be expected. It you want quality in...

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

Dear Superior Guest, We're thrilled that The Pink Lady remains a favorite for you and your family and we're honored to know that you continue to return to our iconic property often - thank you. We eager to ensure that each new stay enhances your impressions of La V and the team looks forward to seeing you again in 2016....

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2015

A very well maintained historic hotel in a great location. A very good service overall that will make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. I would go back in a heartbeat. Rooms are on the smaller side, but the location cannot be beaten.

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

Dear Special Guest, Thank you for the 5 STAR review - we appreciate the accolades. Keep in mind that La Valencia has 4 room categories with a range of prices; Vintage are smaller, Classics are medium, Villas are larger and our ICON collection are . . . . to die for . . . something for everyone we hope! Happy...

Redlands, California
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Just stayed at this hotel last night for 25th anniversary. The concierge was helpful prior to the stay arranging dinner reservations. It is a luxurious hotel that is set up a little weird since it is built into a hillside. We stayed in one of the villa's and it took a bit to get to the room. You either had...

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

Dear Anniversary Guest, Congratulations and thank you for celebrating your 25th anniversary with La Valencia. Our circa 1926 property does indeed scale a bluff top location that makes our 4 wings very unique and enchanting. The Villas are privately located adjacent to our ocean view pool and across from Scripps park and the Pacific ocean. I prefer the walk along...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Beautiful old hotel with views of the water if you're lucky. Room at a discount rate for an event still cost $300/night which included the $30 valet parking fee. Room was small, no refrig or microwave, worn carpeting, slight ocean view (which was requested) if you stood at the window and looked out. Excellent service from all employees. Did not...

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

Dear Nice Guest - Thank you for taking the time to share your review - we greatly appreciate your comments on our excellent service team - that means a great deal to us. You are correct, La V rooms and suites do not come with microwaves or refrigerators but ambiance, service and a stunning location are our main ingredients for...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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 tidepools and sandstone cliffs of the Pacific Ocean, La V is the perfect blend of location and luxury. The hotel's historical Mediterranean influenced architecture and decor, including beautiful courtyards, hand painted murals and exquisite Spanish mosaics, evoke old-world charm in this one of a kind coastal destination. Choose from 114 luxury guest rooms, suites and Villas, some with fireplaces, stunning ocean views, tropical California landscaping, or picturesque La Jolla village. Offering two distinctive restaurants: Cafe la Rue Bistro & Bar or THE MED Ocean View Restaurant. 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: $393 - $901 (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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“Room 303 is the best! Unfortunately there were no ocean view rooms with 2 queen beds which we would have preferred for our big group.”
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