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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...

Litchfield, Connecticut
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Enjoyed our stay at La Valencia Hotel, old world charm, beautiful views, helpful staff. Walk to anywhere in this lovely town, plenty of restaurants and good hiking trails nearby. Well worth the price.

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

Dear Wonderful Guest - Thank you for the short and sweet review - we do appreciate the extra time you took to share your positive comments and do hope that we will be able to welcome you back to La V very soon. Best regards, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Portland, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Greta Garbo stayed here, and so should you. My stay here was nothing short of perfect, and I long to return. The staff was helpful, polite and sweet. My room, with its balcony, french doors and soaking tub, allowed some of the best sleep I've ever enjoyed. Waking up with my doors flung...

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

Dear Cravable Guest - We LOVE your review and your comments - thank you. Your stay added yet another lovely celebrity to our legendary registration books as you see everyone at La V is a luminary in our books. There is some wonderful enchantment that happens with ocean breezes, captivating views and our attentive staff and I am delighted it...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights of our honeymoon. The hotel upgraded us to a villa, which was amazing. Very spacious with lots of windows, a fireplace, large bathroom, and a great balcony overlooking the ocean. The hotel was very quiet and relaxing. The hotel restaurant was great for brunch. The housekeeping staff was very thorough and attentive. I could...

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

Dear Perfect Stay Guest - Bravo and thank you - our team is thrilled that we made a great impression and we are always honored when our guest take the time to share their comments. We truly look forward to your return very soon. Warm regards, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

London, UK
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a weekend and the location is great. The carpet was frayed, the pocket door to the bathroom badly scratched, the air conditioning/ fan unit noisy and only available full blast and the concrete staircases unattractive and frequently in view with old food trays or champagne buckets on the landings and he door to he hall propped...

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

Dear London Guest - We sincerely appreciate your review and comments. We're delighted that your dining experience were great - thank you. Your room description of a shower only would be our Vintage category which is not the most expensive as you mention - these cozy rooms (most located in the Tower wing with great ocean views) are clearly described...

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 26 April 2015

We spent four nights at this hotel while on vacation in March. Upon arrival, we were impressed with the location, lobby, and staff. It was easy to walk to the beach, restaurants, and shopping. The valet and bellman were excellent. Check-in was easy, and we were able to get into our room a few hours early. Our room was nice...

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

Dear Important Guest, We sincerely thank you for your comments and review. Most importantly we're happy to know you will consider a return but we hear you - and we will need to ensure we are completely on point to provide you consistent great service - this is our main priority and we apologize that we missed the mark. Thank...

Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I was treated like a queen. For I am a queen. My room was not ready, but the concierge Nancy Hirsch and staff on that morning met every expectation I could've ever wanted. I could not believe that a hotel with old charm was still top-notch. The location, of the hotel could...

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

Dear Special Guest, We're tickled (pink) to see so many of our staff mentioned in your review; thank you. Attentive and personable service is so special to our team and we are very grateful to read comments like yours. We agree that our old world charm is a big part of our ambiance - thank you. We look forward to...

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  • 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
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • 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 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
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: $380 - $940 (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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