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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We stayed in a villa. Comfy bed, great linens, and the best shower head EVER. Staff was helpful and friendly. Restaurants were just good, although the waitstaff were excellent. Relaxing stay and within walking distance to many dining and site-seeing options.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to stay in the heart of La Jolla with easy access to the shops, restaurants and seal cove. Wonderful boutique hotel for couples looking for nice place to stay. The bars and restaurants are also first class. They have various room options available, certainly pays to check out the various options they offer. Hotel has there on reservation...

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Kansas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful old property that has been well kept. We were very thrilled with our ocean view room, charming, elegant, and perfect for a 35th anniversary trip. There was even a surprise bottle of champagne!

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

Dear Anniversary Guest, Happy 35th anniversary on our 90th birthday - milestones are meant to be celebrated and we are honored to have been part of yours. We look forward to seeing you back for 36 and beyond. Warm regards, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of those rare hotels that is being operated perfectly. Every staff member we encountered was friendly and seemed to have an aura of happiness which in turn reflected on the guests. The room was very small but it wasn't a problem. The pool area was excellent with the comfiest sun beds I have ever been on. It was an...

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

Dear Fantastic, We are honored and delighted that The Pink Lady was a hit and it will be our pleasure to welcome you back soon. Thank you for the 5 Stars! Cheers, Mark Dibella Managing Director

Rigi Kaltbad, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view of the ocean from the dining terrace, looking over the pool, lined with tropical vegetation and elegant palms, is perfect. Looks like something out of a Hollywood movie from the 1930s. Indeed, this is where moviemakers come today to re-create the charm and elegance of that era.

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

Dear Movie Magic! We LOVE your review and description of La Valencia - thank you. Past, present and future, we are here to make dreams. See you for another sequel soon! Mark Dibella Managing Director

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit to La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla. I was traveling with my husband and two other couples for a weekend away. The location can't be beat. Not only are you right on the water, but you're walking distance to many shops and restaurants. The staff was cooperative and accommodating from the first phone call to...

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

Dear Vintage Fan, We are thrilled that your escape to La V was so enjoyable - thank you. Guests like you make us work even harder to make hospitality special. Cheers, Mark Dibella Managing Director

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location was great (near the park, beach, restaurants, shopping, etc. Staff were great -- very nice and tried to be helpful. The rooms were terrible. We had to change rooms 2 times in 3 nights. All we wanted was a clean and quiet room. The first room change was due to a terrible musty smell. I'm not sure what it...

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

Dear Valued Guest, We are truly disheartened by your review. The rooms concerns - although not acceptable were remedied. You are correct in that carpet was the culprit which was affected by water intrusion by our record breaking winter rains. As you clearly note, our staff quickly remedied the room issue to ensure satisfaction. We appreciate that you called out...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel about 20 times over 10 years and it is time I share how wonderful it is. It you crave an authentic experience that somehow combines old Hollywood glamour with the benefits of beautiful La Jolla CA then this is the place to be! Yes - you want a room facing the Ocean. Some rooms...

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

Dear Better! Wow, 20 recent stays - that says a lot and thank you. We are so honored to have your repeat loyalty and even more thrilled to know our place gets better! Yes, Chris recently joined our team and is helping move dining at THE MED and Cafe la Rue to even higher levels. See you very soon! Ciao,...

NewJersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't beat the location of this charming and historic pink hotel. In the heart of downtown La Jolla it is walking distance to La Jolla Cove sea lions and downtown shops and restaurants. Well cared for and loved this pink Spanish colonial feels like La Jolla California, as opposed to a chain hotel in anywhere USA. The staff is...

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

Dear Charming! Thanks for calling out our 5 star staff service - that means a great deal to us. We do hope La V will be welcoming you back soon in 2017. Cheers, Mark Dibella Managing Director

New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Valencia is my favorite hotel in La Jolla. I visit often from NYC, and I love the old school style, the laid-back 1920's resort vibe, and the sharp, friendly service, which seems so hard to find. I wanted to hire Michael at the front desk for being a friendly, proactive problem solver. The views are predictably amazing - our...

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

Dear Serene, What a lovely review, thank you. We do hope you're able to tear away from the big apple often in 2017 and let La V wash your cares away .... Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

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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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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • 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: $393 - $788 (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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“the newly renovated suites/villas are quite nice”
 of 5 bubbles tracyf104, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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”
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 of 5 bubbles rpd11, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“seafront facing rooms”
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