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“Grand and Comfortable Style”
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La Valencia Hotel
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Southern California
2 reviews
“Grand and Comfortable Style”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

We stayed at La Valencia while attending a family wedding. From arrival in our car with our labrador in tow, through check out, we experienced friendly and accomodating service from all staff. The beautifully renovated architecture and manicured grounds mirrored the finest hotels in Europe. Great beds and down linens completed our quiet and private room. Dining with excellent food and the Pacific beyond added to a wonderful weekend. We particularly enjoyed walking along the "cove" where entertaining sea lions barked for us to return soon !

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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

Outstanding view from lobby of ocean and La Jolla destination ranks among best I've seen in North American and Europe. Staff is efficient and well-trained to handle guests from all walks of life. Food and beverage also in elite class. If six stars were available, I'd give that rating.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

I just recently stayed at La Valencia with my sister and 15 month old daughter. We were in town for a wedding and had a great time. The staff was attentive, the location of the hotel is unbeatable, and the view...wow. The hotel has a charm that comes with years of service. Many new hotels would kill to "buy" the kind of soul that comes naturally at La Valencia.
It make me want to move back to Southern California!!!
As a side-note, the wedding was wonderful. Local people should definitely consider this venue.

Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Mount Vernon, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2012

I spent one night at La Valencia in connection with business meetings. It was a pleasure. The style of the hotel is historic and comfortable, not overly luxurious and a bit quirky but still nice. The location cannot be beat. Views from upper floors of the main wing are gorgeous. The service was very good. I would recommend this for a brief getaway or a romantic weekend.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2012

My boyfriend, son and I stayed at La Valencia over Christmas 2011. From beginning to end it was a wonderful stay. Despite construction, the hotel was quiet and lovely, and very welcoming. It's a nice blend of old world comfort with contemporary ease and a relaxed feel. My 20 year old son was comfortable walking around barefoot and playing ping pong near the pool, my boyfriend and I enjoyed the view of the sea from the balcony and sipping wine in the room. The staff are friendly and engaging, and the mood of Christmas came through with kind words and greetings from all, and beautiful decorations to add to the festivity.
The location is unbeatable...right in the center of La Jolla, walkable to anything in town. In just a few minutes we were in downtown San Diego, or equally convenient to Carlsbad to visit my other son. No traffic issues, no stress.
Parking is expensive but the valet service was top notch...fast, friendly, and courteous.
Can't comment on the food as we didn't eat at the hotel (pricey) but overall it was a fantastic stay, and we would return.

Room Tip: Our room had a sea-view balcony -- definitely try for one like that....sitting on the balcony in the...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Dana Point, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2012

The hotel is beautiful - and the service AMAZING! The room was spotless, cream carpets are spotless, little balcony, really nice linens, a tiny little bathroom, very cute though! We used every bit of the property, jacuzzi, pool, dining room, front patio for breakfast. The service was impeccable, wine menu comprehensive and food GREAT! We will go again....the only bummer is they held a deposit on my credit card and then didn't use it when we checked out so double paid for about 6 days until the "hold" was released. Oh well, All in All.....a 5 star retreat! They even clean the planter beds daily!

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

The hotel is beautiful and historical. It is perfectly located in the heart of La Jolla. The service was excellent and we enjoyed the restaurants. However, the photos on-line of the rooms must be the only rooms that have been up-dated. The moment we walked into our room I was less than enchanted. The carpet was very worn and the furniture could use a boost as well. The bathroom was up-dated but smaller than any bathroom I experienced in Europe. All of this is would maybe acceptable but what is not acceptable is the fact that I was lead to believe I was walking into one of the well photographed rooms I saw on the web. Clearly not the case. I quickly got over the worn carpet and had a fabulous trip and enjoyed the hotel very much. Just know if yhou are booking this hotel that the rooms are small and need new carpet.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Property: La Valencia Hotel
Address: 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4577
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Valencia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 114
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 
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Hotel La Valencia
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