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Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 1 July 2015

When we first pulled up I wasn't impressed by the hotel. It's very old, the elevator is very old and slow. I wondered why they hadn't painted the hallways and updated the carpet throughout the hotel. We stayed in a Villa room. I loved the size of the room and the balcony. We got to see the sun set every...

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

Dear Sunset - Thank you for the compliments although we're a but puzzled on the math since you have us 4 and 5 stars services but only 3 overall - we need to work harder to earn your 5 rating. The corridors and painted annually, the vintage walls are heavily textured and the give some guests the impression of age...

Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

The location of this hotel is excellent. Close to the water. The garden and grounds of this hotel are meticulously maintained. The food in the restaurant is incredible. They cater to my nephews wedding and gave us first-class service. When I checked in my room was not ready. They told me check in was at 4 o'clock which seemed later...

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

Dear Family Wedding Guest - Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and experience - each guest experience is important to us. I am sorry that we missed the mark in making your stay a home run. We strive to achieve a 4 pm check-in guarantee and it pains us when we miss this goal. Details on...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 26 June 2015

My husband and I came to San Diego for business and the best part of our trip was the brief overnight we stayed at the La Valencia in La Jolla, which offered a perfect base to explore this beautiful area. In 24 hours we had great fun exploring the length of the costal walk, taking in the cove and the...

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

Dear Exploration Guest - Thank you for making La V the perfect base camp for your La Jolla adventure - we are truly in the heart of everything and exploration is at our doorstep. Our apologies on the loud AC; in the future please let us know about any concerns so our team can make a difference. Many thanks from...

Oakville, ON
Reviewed 26 June 2015

We spent one night here in the middle of June. We were a walk in, but managed to get a lovely room. Hotel is amazing, just very pink and pretty, lovely flowers, furnishing and art. Outside patio/bar overlooks the water and the pool. Would definitely return. We did not have chance to use the restaurant.

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

Hello Back Gorgeous! A BIG thank you from our team to you for sharing your review - thank you. Next time we hope you join us in Café la Rue and THE MED for La Jolla finest and freshest cuisine. Bravo! Mark Dibella, Managing Director

carlsbad, california
Reviewed 23 June 2015

My daughter and I booked this hotel to stay for a couple days last week while she recovered from a surgery. We had a few minor problems checking in that were resolved so quickly that they were not even a problem anymore!! such incredible service from this wonderful staff. Starting from valet, front desk, bellman, dinner service, housekeeping and back...

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

Dear Sunny Guest - Many thanks from team La V for the great review. I'm glad that any early opportunities were immediately resolved and that the team took great care of you. Your praise of Wanda in housekeeping is especially appreciated - she always lights up a room. Thank you again from La Jolla and her iconic gem, La V...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely place. A relaxing spot, so if you are not looking for a crazy nightlife scene, then you will not be disappointed. You can hear the seals barking at night and it's just an overall great naturesq location. Walking distance to the beach but the hotel pool is great too. The place itself is beautiful and very...

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

Dear Relaxing Guest - Your review truly captures the essence of a La V stay - relaxation. I am very pleased that our iconic hotel was an ideal haven for your escape and we thank you for taking the time to share your comments. See you back soon! Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Pacifica, California
Reviewed 21 June 2015

We had such a wonderful time here. It's the most beautiful hotel I've ever stayed at. Great staff who were very accommodating and made us feel welcome. Micheal at the front desk was very nice. We are coming here again! Love it!

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

Dear Wonderful Guest - BRAVO and thank you - we appreciate the 5 STARS and special recognition of our staff and most especially Michelle our reservations manager - she is awesome. Our wonderful staff are only equaled by our marvelous guests - thanks for being a loyal La V fan. Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

I loved this hotel. Not only have they kept the historic beauty if it, it is modern, clean, with a very friendly staff. It was our first trip with our puppy and she was welcomed with open arms. Our villa was super cozy and one flight of stairs away from beautiful Scripps Park where we watched the sunset. In the...

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

Dear Love It Guest, Thanks for your recognition of our continued efforts to not only maintain but enhance our historic and vintage atmosphere. With almost 90 years under her belt, La V is a wonderful study in evolution and change while still ensuring that a sense of time and place resonates with every generation. Our team is delighted that your...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 21 June 2015

We stayed at the La Valencia Hotel (The Pink Lady) in La Jolla this week and I cannot say enough good things about it. The staff is one of the best I have seen, and this is coming from someone that lives and works in Las Vegas in the hospitality industry. All of the staff was very quick at assisting...

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

Dear Great Las Vegas Guest - We are so thrilled to receive you 5 STAR review and comments - thank you. I am pleased that our staff ensured that all 4 of you were comfortable and that any need was satisfied. Knowing that you hail from a city bountiful in hotels, your feedback means a great deal to our team....

Calfiornia
Reviewed 20 June 2015

My wife and I stayed at La Valencia Hotel and found that the hotel is lacking in many ways unfortunately. The room was small, view ok if you worked your head out of the window. La Valencia is old, and not maintained well. The bathroom lacked amenities usually found in a upscale hotel. The staff was the only bright spot...

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

Dear Important Guest - We apologize that our boiler was in flux during your stay - this has no bearing however on our diligent and detailed maintenance of the property. Our boiler issue was prompted by a city of San Diego water value failure that prompted a pressure surge to our units causing one to leak. I do note the...

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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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • 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: RM1,219 - RM2,628 (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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