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La Valencia Hotel

1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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  • La Jolla Cove
    0.2 km
  • 4 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 14 February 2015
So Cal First Class!
Beautiful grounds , Classy rooms, Super Service . Nice place for... more
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Del Mar, California
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Beautiful grounds , Classy rooms, Super Service . Nice place for a quiet getaway. Close to everything but has the feel of being Away! ... Lobby always has beautiful fresh flowers and something yummy to drink

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

Dear 1st Class Guest - Love it - your review - short and sweet and we can't thank you enough for sharing your thoughts. We recognize that there are many hotels to choose from and greatly value our guests selection of La V - Bravo and see you soon. Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Minnesota
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Welcome to the La Valencia!!! The staff here are amazing (a big thank you to Michelle), attention to details are exceptional and service, service, service! We have stayed at the La V a few times and I'm guilty of not sharing the experience. Simply put you will not be disappointed!

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

Dear Shining Guest - Service, service, service is what we concentrate on the most and we are thrilled that it made such an impact - thank you. Each day our team strives to out do ourselves and we are so fortunate to have so many wonderful guests to serve. Thank you again and see you back very soon. Mark Dibella,...

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Just enjoyed another amazing meal at La Valencia last night. After spending the day at Tijon Fragrance lab I treated 8 people to Cafe La Rue for their fabulous happy hour! We spent 3 delicious hours enjoying every appetizer on their menu: don't miss these: Brussel sprouts Duck confit flatbread Truffle fries And then came time for dessert: Their Lavender...

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

Dear Foodie - Bravo and thank you - you picked out all my favorites at Café la Rue, especially the duck confit flatbread - yum. Our signature restaurants deliver exceptional food made from the heart from our executive chef James Montejano who recently won the Peoples Choice Award at the 2014 San Diego Food & Wine Festival - the people...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Have stayed multiple times over the years and you can never go wrong with the Pink Palace. Tremendous views, great location, and always very attentive staff. Great sunset viewing location with outside terrace seating connected to main bar. The oceanside view rooms are fantastic but most village view rooms are good although you will have extra traffic noise on that...

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

Dear Classic Guest - Big THANKS from the Pink Palace - we love it! I'm pleased we are one of your wife's favorites and hope we retain that honor for a long time. La V does grow more lovely each year and we continue to add to her intrigue and charm with restorations and additions. This year we will unveil...

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 February 2015

This is another really tough review for me to write because I had fully anticipated coming home and writing about one of the most magical hotel stays ever, and I have had many very very good ones at 4 and 5 star properties. Regardless of the personal disappointment on this specific stay, let me start by saying I absolutely positively...

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

Dear anniversary guest - I am not sure where to begin except with a giant apology. Celebrating special occasions is something we do best and the fact that we missed the mark on acknowledging your anniversary is not acceptable. I have asked my reservations manager to research past guest history in our ocean front 9th floor rooms so we can...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 February 2015

La Valencia is a classic charming hotel. My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights in Villa Ocean Suite, great room, view etc, room has nice balcony overlooking pool and ocean. Pool area was nice, small but well appointed. The main bar is very full of classic charm, bar tenders couldn't have been more friendly. We ate breakfast at...

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

Dear Great Stay Guest - We're over the top happy that you enjoyed your escape to La V - thank you. I am especially pleased to read your comments on our great bartenders - friendly staff abound at La V and an important part of our hotel experience. Thank you for joining us in beautiful La Jolla - we hope...

Toronto
Reviewed 31 January 2015

La Valencia Hotel was home for my wife and I for two nights while we visited the area for the first time from Toronto. The hotel's location between Scripps Park and the Pacific Ocean on one side and Prospect Street on the other at the heart of La Jolla's restaurant and commerical area, couldn't be better. The valets promptly took...

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

Dear Sophisticated Guest - WOW - what a marvelous review - thank you so much. You noted a great many of our features and we appreciate the positive comments. Guests do love our oversized honor bar selections (what is the point of those tiny airline bottles?) as we feel value and convenience should be the first order of business in...

Wyoming
Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

I'm staying at LaV for four nights in a Villa Ocean Suite. Check in was easy and the gentlemen were very nice and one even walked us to the villa. The villa is outstanding with beautiful and very comfortable decor. The sofa could be more plush but it's a sleeper sofa so I'm sure that limits choices. Their website photos...

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

Dear Stunning Guest - Thank you for the 5 star review - we appreciate the great accolades. The villas are a great way to indulge yourself at our iconic hotel - the setting is so relaxing. I do apologize for the Sky Suite noise - we hit some unexpected demolition issues which indeed caused a couple days of louder than...

Reviewed 27 January 2015

Stayed here for a 2 day vacation with my wife. Chose the location primarily for its proximity to the beach. We were not disappointed. We enjoyed walks on the paths overlooking the beach, which is quite rocky. there is a lot of wildlife in the area seals: seals with their pups, a wide array of birds, supposedly much more in...

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

Dear Beachside Buff- La V thanks you very much for spending a couple of days with us in sunny La Jolla. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the hotel - it sounds like you booked a Vintage room, the smaller of our 3 types. The Classic Rooms are more residential and our Villas are indulgent. We look forward to your return...

Northern Illinois
Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

I "had" to attend a few meetings here so my wife and I took the opportunity to spend a long weekend as well. Based on other reviews we booked a garden view villa.. And were very pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to an ocean view villa.. Room #10. First, the hotel is built on a slope so there is a...

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

Dear Business & Pleasure - We are pleased that you took time to enjoy the hotel and our surroundings while tacking some work. The villas are indeed an indulgent way to relax and unwind. Yes .... a few stairs along the way but they are part of our enchanting charm along with the terraced gardens along the bluff which gently...

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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
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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: $408 - $784 (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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“front ocean”
 of 5 bubbles carlo769, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Higher floor for better view. Rooms in newer building are supposed to be a bit nicer.”
 of 5 bubbles dm0128, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Hotel Rooms or Villas with Ocean View are very nice”
  • View of grounds & pool area from Villa
 of 5 bubbles rpd11, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“seafront facing rooms”
 of 5 bubbles LaurenceD499, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Upgrade to a villa and have private balcony and view of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles dianat621, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
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