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Dearborn, Michigan
Reviewed 10 March 2015

My first impression of this hotel was that it was so cute and charming with it's European decor. I couldn't have asked for a better location either. The hotel was situated in a little shopping district with boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, and other fun little shops. We were able to walk to dinner or lunch whenever we wanted. The room...

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

Dear Perfect Guest - Thank you so much for the exceptional review - we're delighted that our ambiance reminded you Europe (without the hassle of the long distance travel)! You pointed out so many of the wonderful traits that make La Jolla and La V a sought after destination we have nothing else to add other than see you back...

Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewed 7 March 2015

I surprised my hubby with a 2 night stay at the La Valencia Hotel for his birthday. This was our second visit and we were not disappointed, the same charm and excellent customer service. When I made reservations I asked for champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to be delivered when we arrived, 5 minutes after check in the champagne and...

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

Dear Laguna Birthday Celebration - Love that your get-away to La V made the birthday celebration a success - we too love to celebrate special events! Thanks also for the extra praises on Café la Rue - happy hour there is fast becoming a favorite locals hang out. Great food and great people watching at our quaint sidewalk bistro and...

Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
Reviewed 7 March 2015

La Valencia is a classic hotel, filled with character but also with the modern amenities you'd expect in a five star experience. I especially enjoyed the outdoor dining spaces, whether for morning coffee, meeting breaks or a full meal. There's a wide variety of locations to enjoy fresh air, and in many cases, a great view of the ocean. I...

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

Dear Fab Guest - Many thanks for the truly wonderful review. I couldn't possibly add anything more to your wonderful descriptions of local leisure activities and things to do. Your very kind comments on our personable staff are the most inspiring for our team and we greatly appreciate the recognition. We'll look forward to seeing you back soon. Mark Dibella,...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 March 2015

I stayed here with my husband for my birthday. We live in Los Angeles and wanted a close get-away. This place delivered! We felt a million miles away from the hustle of LA life, and were able to truly relax for a couple of days. The views from the hotel of the coastline were incredible, and our suite allowed us...

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

Dear Amazing LA Birthday Guest - I love your description about feeling like you're a million miles away from LA - bingo! A huge part of the La V appeal is our enchanting coastal location along with our awesome service team - it's a very special combination and I am so pleased that it resonated with you both. Hopefully you...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

Little disappointed. Beautiful views but do not stay in the older part of hotel (facing street). Felt like cars were in the room. Street noise horrible. Not very accommodating. Was here on business and they couldn't give me early check in so lost my ocean view room. Horrible internet service! For the $ not worth it.

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

Dear Okay $$, We are so sorry to see that your stay was not a hit. I am very concerned about your comments on losing your ocean view room and you also mention an early check in request and staying in an older part of the hotel - I would like to learn more. With the exception of our Villas,...

Dayton
Reviewed 2 March 2015

What a beautiful, wonderful hotel. You will not be disappointed. From the historic architecture, wonderful food & truly amazing service, your stay will be enjoyable. Kudos to thoughtful, kind, attentive staff.

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

Dear Guest Treat! You're the best - thanks for the concise and direct review and the special kudos for our staffs kind attention. We wouldn't be the hotel we are today if it were not for our amazing guests. See you again soon. Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

I stayed here with my husband, toddler son and dog right befire Christmas 2014. Here's the lowdown: Pros: - beautiful, classic hotel. I love Spanish architecture so this was my top choice in SD. - location can't be beat. Walking distance to all the restaurants and sights in La Jolla. - pet-friendly - reasonable rates - decebt in-house dining options...

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

Dear Landmark Guest - Thank you very much for sharing your reviews and comments on La Valencia. We value every guests opinion and their decision to stay with us. I appreciate your reference to our smaller rooms - your picture clearly depicts our Vintage Room category, cozy and intimate with a Euro-style bathroom (shower only). The Vintage rooms are one...

Reviewed 21 February 2015

In many trips to California we have never stayed in LA Jolla. Kathy, our travel agent at POSH suggested this gorgeous hotel. She was right on once again. The resort sits between a bustling downtown LaJolla and the lovely Pacific Ocean. We had a marvelous suite (#3) overlooking the cove. Drinks on the veranda at sunset while the whales are...

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

Dear Hollywood Guest - We adore your review - you truly captured so much of what makes La V so special in your comments and descriptions. Our thanks to you and the team at POSH Travel for recommending our iconic hotel for your get away. There are but a handful of truly genuinely captivating hotels left and La V proudly...

Arkansas
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Let me start by saying that this is our kind of hotel and we loved it. We stayed in a gorgeous villa with lovely views of the ocean. The villa rooms are large and include a gas fireplace and a balcony with a cafe table and two chairs. Outstanding bed and bedding, Big bonus points for being a luxury hotel...

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

Dear Lovely & Gracious Villa Guest - Thank you VERY much for the many kind comments on your recent stay at La Valencia - we are so pleased that you enjoyed our Villas and do plan to return. We were indeed blind sided by the City in their plans to redo Coast Blvd with a complete re-construction of the street....

La Verne, California
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I started arranging our gift of a bridal suite for a beautiful couple at least 6 months ago. Michelle, the reservations manager, spoke to me several times and also arranged for a wonderful room for my husband and myself. The original room for the bridal couple was still under construction when the day finally came, so Michelle arranged an even...

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

Dear Start to Finish Guest - WOW - you're really the best ever for helping to plan such a romantic event for the newlyweds and we're delighted to have been part of the festivities. La Valencia did not invent romance but I proudly say we do master it. Special thanks for calling out so many of our team that helped...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • 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 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 a sea view.”
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“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.”
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“Certainly rooms with a sea view are desirable.”
 of 5 bubbles Visitor_from_Athens, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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