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Yucaipa, California
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

There are many lovely hotels in beautiful places in the world, but the La Valencia while being a exquisite hotel in an absolutely gorgeous setting (if you doubt me you can walk into the lobby, continue straight through the La Sala Lounge to the gorgeous picture window at the far end of the room and gaze out onto the grounds... More 

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

Dear PERFECT 48 Year Guest - We are in awe of your wonderful loyalty and grateful for such amazing guests - thank you. Your description of our staff services is heartwarming as we strive to ensure that friendliness and personality mix well with professionalism and efficiency - we do not want to be stuffy. A BIG thank you goes out... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Perfect location in a really lovely property. Unique building with great views everywhere. Restaurants are first class. Pool area is fantastic. Great valua and we will be back for sure. Hotel guests are all very friendly and seem to be very happy

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1 Thank Tumbler G
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Awesome - Thank you very much for the short, sweet and to the point 5 Star review - we love it and we love our guests. See you soon - Mark Dibella, Managing Director More 

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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

My fiancé took me here as a surprise so that he could propose to me :) It was a great stay! He called before hand to let them kno it would be a special time. They set us up with a room that had a balcony and view of the ocean. On the night of our engagement they sent up... More 

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

Dear Engagement Couple - Congratulations on the great plans - we are delighted that this special moment was spend with La V. It is our pleasure making magic for our guests and we are always appreciative and respectful in our role of family celebrations. Let us know when you pick a wedding date and we can help with the party!... More 

Scarsdale, New York
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42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This hotel hearkens back to an earlier time when La Jolla was a little hamlet and on the cusp of becoming a wealthy suburb of San Diego. It seems to have been built in stages so the layout is a bit of a hodgepodge, but this only adds to its charm. The rooms are large and at least mine came... More 

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1 Thank Stewart L
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Throwback - On behalf of a delighted team at La V we thank you for the wonderful review. Our vintage hotel is full of ambiance and we are very happy to know that our unique charm and friendly service made for a great experience in La Jolla. Your 5 STARS mean everything to us and we appreciate your vote... More 

texas
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

What was done right was truly fabulous!!! The staff was very pleasant and attentive with the exception of the bartender that seemed overly worked and stressed about fixing drinks and getting our bill so we could make our dinner reservations. The valets were great every time we needed the car during our week there as was everyone else we encountered.... More 

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

Dear Great Guest - WOW, thank you for so many wonderful comments on our staff and their attentiveness - we do appreciate this. As for our double queen rooms you are correct, we only have a handful and they do not have ocean views - they are noted on our website as non-view rooms. I do apologize for any mold... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

When we first pulled up I wasn't impressed by the hotel. It's very old, the elevator is very old and slow. I wondered why they hadn't painted the hallways and updated the carpet throughout the hotel. We stayed in a Villa room. I loved the size of the room and the balcony. We got to see the sun set every... More 

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Thank legends2013
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sunset - Thank you for the compliments although we're a but puzzled on the math since you have us 4 and 5 stars services but only 3 overall - we need to work harder to earn your 5 rating. The corridors and painted annually, the vintage walls are heavily textured and the give some guests the impression of age... More 

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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

The location of this hotel is excellent. Close to the water. The garden and grounds of this hotel are meticulously maintained. The food in the restaurant is incredible. They cater to my nephews wedding and gave us first-class service. When I checked in my room was not ready. They told me check in was at 4 o'clock which seemed later... More 

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

Dear Family Wedding Guest - Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and experience - each guest experience is important to us. I am sorry that we missed the mark in making your stay a home run. We strive to achieve a 4 pm check-in guarantee and it pains us when we miss this goal. Details on... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

My husband and I came to San Diego for business and the best part of our trip was the brief overnight we stayed at the La Valencia in La Jolla, which offered a perfect base to explore this beautiful area. In 24 hours we had great fun exploring the length of the costal walk, taking in the cove and the... More 

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

Dear Exploration Guest - Thank you for making La V the perfect base camp for your La Jolla adventure - we are truly in the heart of everything and exploration is at our doorstep. Our apologies on the loud AC; in the future please let us know about any concerns so our team can make a difference. Many thanks from... More 

Oakville, ON
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82 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We spent one night here in the middle of June. We were a walk in, but managed to get a lovely room. Hotel is amazing, just very pink and pretty, lovely flowers, furnishing and art. Outside patio/bar overlooks the water and the pool. Would definitely return. We did not have chance to use the restaurant.

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

Hello Back Gorgeous! A BIG thank you from our team to you for sharing your review - thank you. Next time we hope you join us in Café la Rue and THE MED for La Jolla finest and freshest cuisine. Bravo! Mark Dibella, Managing Director More 

carlsbad, california
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

My daughter and I booked this hotel to stay for a couple days last week while she recovered from a surgery. We had a few minor problems checking in that were resolved so quickly that they were not even a problem anymore!! such incredible service from this wonderful staff. Starting from valet, front desk, bellman, dinner service, housekeeping and back... More 

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

Dear Sunny Guest - Many thanks from team La V for the great review. I'm glad that any early opportunities were immediately resolved and that the team took great care of you. Your praise of Wanda in housekeeping is especially appreciated - she always lights up a room. Thank you again from La Jolla and her iconic gem, La V... More 

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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
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • 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: $368 - $685 (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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“go for the ocean view!”
 of 5 bubbles Myopinions2, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay in a villa room, they are larger and more modern. Close to the pool and beach.”
  • View from outdoor dining.
 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
“Ocean View Villa rooms are pricey but absolutely beautiful.”
  • Beautiful bedroom
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