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La Valencia Hotel

3.2 km from La Jolla centre
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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
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1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2015

We booked a last minute 1 night stay in 2 rooms. The hotel way exceeded our expectations. From the minute of our arrival the staff were fantastic. We were travelling with our teenage daughter and had requested adjacent rooms if possible. We were given rooms 11 and 12. Just Lovely! Ocean views, balcony, great bathrooms, comfortably furnished and well equipped....

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

Dear London Charmer - We're thrilled to know that your 2 day stay was lovely and charming - thank you very much for the 5 STAR review. It is always great to know that our pretty in pink boutique hotel is so well received by our guests. See you back soon in beautiful La Jolla. Mark Dibella, Managing Director

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 14 June 2015

My fiance and I stayed here for two nights (May 18th & 19th) to celebrate our recent engagement. Rented a car from the airport, and upon arrival, was promptly greeted by the valet staff -- easy transition to check-in. We booked a room with a partial view of the ocean and were more than satisfied with the amenities of the...

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

Dear Simplicity - Thank you for the 5 stars and gracious understanding - we apologize for the work noise intrusion. I am very happy to know that our staff moved quickly to make things right and that the end result was a great stay. We look forward to having you return soon. Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Reviewed 11 June 2015

This old hotel (formerly an apartment/hotel when built) is located right in the middle of La Jolla and all of the shopping and dining adventures. It sits on a steep hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We were originally put in to a Junior King Suite and I was excited until we entered the room. It was a very decent size...

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

Dear Fabulous La V Guest - I am delighted that our team readily assisted you to find a room to your expectations. Our website does note the many variety of rooms types available along with potential views. 70% of the guest rooms do have an ocean view with the balance facing village, garden or non view. We're pleased to know...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 10 June 2015

We hosted an internal coprorate event at La Valencia and received rave reviews from participants that it was the best event that they had ever been to. Leo Lopez and the La Valencia staff were a joy to work with and the venue was nothing short of charming. Our event was held on May 4, 2015 and Leo went above...

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

Dear Corporate Planner - Bravo and thank you for the 5 STAR review and for the extra recognition on our great sales manager Leo. We also appreciate the added comments on the caliber of our meeting and event cuisine as we believe that dining in a banquet room at La V should be as exceptional as dining in our restaurants....

london
Reviewed 7 June 2015

I loved the history of this hotel. The service was mixed with some staff being really lovely and others indifferent or just snotty - breakfast server. Our room was small but comfortable with a view of the pool. I think if it had been sunny throughout the say I would have enjoyed it more but I still think it is...

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

Dear La V Guest - You are very gracious to include many positive comments - thank you. I do apologize that your breakfast server let a disappointing impression; we have shared your review with our entire restaurant dining team so they truly understand the impact they impart. Thank you for the 4 Stars and we'll work harder to earn that...

La Jolla, California, United States
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Like a fine wine, she is still amazing after all her many years of being in operation and is even evolving for those of us who have been visiting for many years. The staff is always attentive and makes you feel welcome even when they are swamped (which is always)! A true pleasure to visit!

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

Dear Grande Guest - We adore your wonderful review and fine wine reference. For La V it would be a rose to match our blushing pink demeanor! Thank you very much for allowing us to welcome you to our coastal front doors - we hope to see you back soon. Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Hillsborough, California, United States
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Very good location across the street from the beach park, with lovely views of the Pacific from the pool and restaurant and some of the rooms. Celebrated our mother's 75th birthday here and despite the grey skies of late May, we immensely enjoyed our stay. The hotel thoughtfully sent us a bottle of champagne and a chocolate cake to help...

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

Dear Pretty In Pink! Many thanks for selecting La V to celebrate the 75th milestone birthday - 75 is the new 55 we hear! Our team loves being part of any festive occasion and La V's elegant coastal setting is the ideal backdrop to have fun and relax. We'll look forward to celebrating 76 next year! Ciao - Mark Dibella,...

Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 29 May 2015

La Valencia is perfection. The location is magnificent, as is the hotel. We loved the historic architecture. It had so much character and our view was spectacular. The service was also amazing. We were celebrating our anniversary and they sent the most beautiful chocolate strawberries and a bottle of champagne to the room. I highly recommend this La Jolla and...

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

Dear Beautiful Anniversary Guest - Thank you so much for allowing La V to be part of your special celebration. With generations of special occasion celebrations under our belt - we value the opportunity to continue making magic for generations ahead. Happy anniversary for a grateful team! Mark Dibella, Managing Director

New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Enjoyed my stay. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. I requested a hairdryer and it came in a matter of minutes. The room (I had a junior suite) was nice but not luxurious. Must remember to ask for ocean facing room. Otherwise you face the street. The pool and gardens were lovely and very relaxing. All you need is...

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

Dear Beautiful Beach Guest - Many thanks for sharing your wonderful thoughts and review on your stay at La V. We're pleased that our excellent location met with your expectations and I'm especially pleased to see your great comments on our friendly staff - they are the best around. We look forward to your return soon. Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I' have stayed at La V every year for the past four years yet no effort was made to acknowledge my patronage. When we checked in the HVAC system was broken and the room was ice cold. The hotel was hosting a special event and the valet service was impossible the whole weekend. However, the service staff was pleasant and...

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

Dear Valued Guest - I apologize that your return was not met with a welcome back - that is not typical of our La V experience. The HVAC issue is not acceptable but likely part of a 2 day incident involving the City and our main circuits. It is our primary goal to ensure that each and ever guests feels...

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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
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $397 - $793 (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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