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Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

We had a great time at this hotel. Service was always impeccable and they accommodated us in everyway from allowing an early check in to a surprise amenity of champagne and strawberries for our anniversary. The rooms are beautiful and the pool is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a cocktail with a gorgeous view. My only complaint is...

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

Dear Amazing! Many thanks for the awesome review and happy anniversary. I love your complaint - so next time just stay longer. We love celebrating special occasions so make sure you plan on joining us every year! Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

We have stayed at this beautiful hotel a number of times. It is perfectly located in La Jolla for the numerous shops, bars, restaurants and of course the beach, all of which you can walk to. The hotel is a very pretty Spanish style building with courtyard dining and a lovely pool. But the downside is this.. Each time we...

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

Dear Important Guest - We're so sorry that your husband is inclined to go elsewhere; we will need to change that. Booking direct is indeed our best suggestion so that our reservations agents can clearly describe the many room types and locations available. 3rd party booking agencies do not always offer a clear picture of the type of accommodation available...

San Antonio
Reviewed 22 May 2015

We stayed 2 weekday nights in April 2015 for a getaway, first time here and it was highly recommended by our travel agent. It is an older property so the low water pressure, stale air HVAC, and tight common areas can be understood; also some overly friendly seagulls are always around and somewhat of a nuisance standing beside your breakfast...

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

Dear Nice Guest - Many thanks for sharing your review. The Pink Lady never tells her age but, I will share that she works very hard on keeping up her elegance and her grace. What makes our vintage classic boutique so unique and charming is the fact that we are not a corporate cookie cutter building so intimate foyers that...

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2015

This is one of the most charming hotels in the USA. Magnificent site over the Pacific Ocean just north of San Diego. Lovely bedrooms; excellent food and simply the best staff - at every level - you will find anywhere in the world. Special mention to the bar - a wonderful " Cheers " type bar, with simply the best...

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

Dear Five Star Guest - Your review is brilliant and we can't thank you enough your exceptional praise. Thank you very much for taking time to put us in a ranking at the top in world wide hotel experiences and also for including some kudos on Ty our bartender who serves up some great hospitality. Ciao - Mark Dibella, Managing...

Lakebay, Washington
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Great location by shopping and the ocean. Rooms and hotel have great views! Free computer and printer access. The beds are comfortable. The restayrant and drinks in the hotel are good. Pool and hot tub are nice. The staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are quaint. The air conditioners in the rooms are a little loud.

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

Dear Location - I am pleased you enjoyed our views, pool and more - it sounds like overall a great stay but we will work to earn those 2 extra stars when you return. Our apologies on the A/C sound level. Many thanks, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Sacramento, California, United States
Reviewed 14 May 2015

I truly enjoyed this short getaway and most of it is due to the La Valencia. I needed to attend a work event and my husband and two boys used the opportunity to relax and visit some of their favorite places. The villa was one of the best decisions we could have made; the rooms were comfortable, clean, quiet, and...

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

Dear Great Family - I am so happy to know that La V delivered the right mix for your 2 boys and their great parents! Our slice of paradise is a welcome escape to rest and relax for a week, a weekend or even a day and we hope to welcome you back soon for some well deserved RnR. Cheers,...

Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Wife flying back home and wanted to surprise her on her birthday. Just an overnight visit. It was great. Room was perfect and the people were friendly and very helpful. Just a perfect overnight getaway. Our favorite restaurant was just across the street.

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

Dear One Night - Thank you for making La V part of the birthday plans - we're happy that your stay experience earned us a 5 star review. Next time please try our signature restaurant THE MED where executive chef James Montejano recently received the 2014 San Diego Food & Wine Festivals People Choice award - his cuisine is amazing...

Cos Cob, Connecticut
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

My husband and I spent 2 nights and had a fabulous time. The hotel had a perfect location for both relaxation and activity. Just walk across the street and you are on the Ocean or a few steps the other way and you are surrounded by shops and restaurants. The room was small but well appointed and had a great...

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

Dear Beautiful Guest - Thanks much for the 5 STAR review and for sharing such great information about your stay. Your room was a Vintage King Ocean - our smaller rooms but all with exceptional ocean views. 70% of our 114 rooms have views of the Pacific and the remainder are garden or village facing. We're delighted that you found...

Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

The hotel surpassed our hopes for it. Charming, full of character but clean and new. Impeccable staff helping quickly and efficiently with all our requests. And the food at the hotel was excellent. Overall it was a total delight and we will be back soon.

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

Dear Perfect Getaway Guest - We're so pleased that your escape to La V including great dining was a hit and we thank you for sharing your comments. The team works to ensure that each guest experience is special and it is enhanced by our wonderful travelers. See you back soon we hope. Mark Dibella, Managing Director

London
Reviewed 1 May 2015

We spent 3 x nights at the Valencia with my wife and Daughter. We had requested a rollaway bed for my teenage daughter , but this hadn't been arranged. The first room we were allocated was just too small for the extra bed. We were subsequently moved to a much larger room , but it overlooked the main road. Traffic...

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

Dear La V Guest - Thank you for the great comments on our Restaurant Dining for THE MED and Café la Rue - we appreciate the kudos. It sounds like you originally booked a Vintage Room which notes on the website that it is for a maximum of 2 guests as roll-away bed requests cannot be accommodated due to room...

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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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  • 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: $370 - $701 (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 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Family Hotel in La Jolla
#6 Business Hotel in La Jolla
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“Ask for interior courtyard view. My room was over the public beach access and another hotel and was very loud.”
 of 5 bubbles chawk1872, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelhappy3085, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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.”
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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
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