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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing stay at La Valencia. The building itself is simply beautiful and the service is very attentive, friendly faces everywhere. The room was very comfortable and nice. Feels like being in California's golden age. Can't wait to go back.

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

Dear Lovely! Golden age is a wonderful way to describe our vintage hotel and service experience - we love it - and we love you. Each season brings its own special ambiance so we will be eager to welcome you back throughout the year. Cheers, Mark Dibella Managing Director

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at La Valencia Hotel for our 22nd anniversary weekend and all I can say is "amazing" in terms of service and luxurious accommodations. From the moment we pulled our car up to the valet stand JAVIER and ALBERTO immediately greeted us and they remembered our names for our entire stay. They acted as ambassadors to the hotel giving...

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

Dear Service! Wow- thank you for the 6 STAR review, we're blushing! The team is thrilled to receive such glowing comments and I know our valets will be very proud to know how much of a positive impact they had on your experience. Thank you again! Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just put on a three-day conference at La Valencia, and can't say enough about about the hotel, its history, its incredible staff (top to bottom, true professionals!), amazing food and beautiful location. I snuck in an extra day of R&R, and that was pretty great, too! Super comfy beds! If you get the chance ... GO! STAY! ENJOY!

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

Hello Gorgeous! Wow, thank you so much for the amazing review ... but even more, thank you for allowing team La Valencia to partner with you on the success of your conference. We are so pleased that everyone enjoyed our hotel and services. And smart move on your part to toss in the extra day of relaxation! Ciao, Mark Dibella...

Melbourne Beach, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held a 2 day conference at this intimate and charming hotel! Our attendees loved it! The staff was friendly and accommodating! They made sure all the details were covered. Mark is extremely knowledgeable about the area and extremely entertaining! He gave us a really great tour of the coastline and downtown area! Definitely have your conference here if you...

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

Dear Wonderful Conference Planner! We adored you and your fabulous guests - thank you so much for entrusting your conference to La Valencia and the care of our personable staff. We are a bit in love with our stunning vintage hotel and our team is even more in love with our exceptional guests - thank you! See you back soon....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our stay. Great facility, housekeeping staff did awesome job. Beach, restaurants and shops are all within couple blocks. Excellent staff. Rooms were super clean. Hotel has historic charm with everything nearby. Bellman LJ was amazing.

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

Dear Suite Guest, Many thanks for making La V part of your vacation and for the 5 star review. Our intimate hotel nestled in the Village of La Jolla has welcomed guests for 9 decades and is poised to provide even better enriching experiences each year! Cheers, Mark Dibella Managing Director

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have enjoyed multiple visits to this gem of a hotel in one of the prettiest places in the United States. The location is ideal, a car is not necessary, as the entire village is within walking distance. The staff is exceptionally attentive and solicitous. The accommodations and amenities are all excellent. We always look forward to a return visit.

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

Dear Jewel - Thank you, thank you & thank you! We are beyond thrilled that our vintage slice of heaven on the coast of La Jolla sparkles like a gem and entices your continued visits. We are grateful for you loyalty and look forward to seeing you back soon. Warm regards, Mark Dibella Managing Director

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via 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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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lovely Villa Guest, Those villa showers are something aren't they - we're glad you enjoyed the indulgence and we appreciate your thoughtful review. See you back soon. Mark Dibella Managing Director

Kansas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 16 February 2017 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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  • 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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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: €258 - €549 (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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“try and stay in the older part of the hotel, bungalow style rooms. All ocean side rooms have excellent views.”
 of 5 bubbles granddergis, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for a ocean view room. we stayed in 804 a corner room and it was awesome”
 of 5 bubbles 987jimmyf, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Splurge for a room with a view!”
 of 5 bubbles harrisink, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room with a view of the ocean. If you want a truly special experience book a villa.”
 of 5 bubbles jeffw20036, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the newly renovated suites/villas are quite nice”
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