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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Our family stayed here for a summer vacation. The accommodations were phenomenal. The restaurants had the BEST food...we never wanted to eat any where else! The location is breathtaking. I highly recommend this resort, it was one of our best vacations ever!

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

Dear Best Guest - I LOVE your review - right to the point! Thank you back and we hope you join us again very soon. Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We have just spent have 5 nights at this great hotel in La Jolla. The first night was terrible, we were put in a very poor room, over the kitchens, which meant we had a strange smell in the room and the noise of fans in the kitchen kept us a wake most of the first night. However the hotel...

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

Dear Brilliant Guest - I am very pleased that our team worked to ensure that your 5 night stay was comfortable. Perception is reality and we do appreciate your thoughts on the first room (over the kitchen as described). We do have 2 ocean facing rooms above the MED kitchen that are favorites for some of our regulars! But most...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I stayed at this hotel for a weekend with my husband and two kids (1 yo and 3 yo) in May 2015. We had a one bedroom suite in the annex - not the main building. The view was amazing and the room was large and clean but defintely dated and due for an update. That being said, the price...

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

Dear Charmer Guest - Thank you for sharing your review and comments - we appreciate the feedback and so pleased that your overall stay was great. At 9 decades and with our ocean facing location, La V is a constantly in being up-dated, maintained and renovated - it is an on going process. Our current projects include the addition of...

Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Head chef James makes La Valencia an amazing experience. The food is art and delicious!!! There is even babysitting available for your kids so you can have a few hours off. The decor is amazing and the view is priceless! It's my regular getaway spot!

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

Dear Romance - A true love of cooking comes from the heart - that is why the food at La V is so savory, memorizing and truly delicious. James Montejano and his team love to cook and it shows! Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

We spent 2 days here and really didn't leave the hotel other than to visit the cute shop next door. We loved the pool and staff, the food, room service, ambience, valet....it was every bit the quick relaxing get away we wanted. I highly recommend this hotel. It's not too busy but just enough to be interesting without the rush....

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

Dear Gem Guest - We thank you for taking time to share your comments and the team is pleased that our "no rush" atmosphere was inviting. We do pride ourselves on intimacy and detail and we're pleased it resonated with you. Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

San Diego, California
Reviewed 11 August 2015

La Valencia hotel is not only a beautiful and romantic hotel with amazing views, but the service and food is top notch. Our favorite part of our visit to Cafe La Rue and The Med was speaking to Chef Montejano, who is so incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about the culinary industry. We absolutely loved the charcuterie board that we ordered...

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

Dear Happy Hour Guest - La V is the heart of La Jolla and yes indeed, Café la Rue is the locals favorite for the best happy hour - thanks for making our slice of heaven part of your regular routine! Happy hour, seven days a week from 4 - 7 pm! Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

A beautiful gem of a property. Perfect ambiance, service, and oceanfront location. La V is in a class of its own. We enjoyed the most incredible wine dinner experience at La Valencia last month. Every course from Chef James Montejano was perfectly paired and exceptional!

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

Dear Wine Dinner Fan - Get ready . . . we're putting the finishing touches on our 2015-2016 wine dinner series with perfect pairings from James Montejano so your appetite is in store for more delectable delights very soon. Ciao - Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Santee, California
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

I often take staycations, to catch up on my writing, and La Valencia Hotel is a place I frequent often. I can not say enough about the service and the restaurants. The daring creations by ex chef James Montejano are delectable! You must have their mojitos!!!

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

Dear Staycation Jewel - Thank you for making La V a local get away - it really is like traveling 1000's of miles to a far away place - we feel that same way. La V looks forward to having you back for many more escapes. Mark Dibella, Managing Director

San Diego, California
Reviewed 7 August 2015

La Valencia is by far the most beautiful place to stay, eat and drink in La Jolla California. The patio area has views to die for, cocktails and food are are by far the BEST. Walking distance to shops and the Beach.

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

Dear Awesome Guest - Ah yes, sipping U4RIK tequilia while gazing at the view is a perfect way to spend the day - the bar is open! See you soon - Mark Dibella, Managing Director

La Jolla, California
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Spanish style hotel originally built in 1926 is elegant but not pretentious. The cuisine, thanks to Chef James Montejano, is wonderful and the service is outstanding. I think what I enjoy most is its authenticity... it is worth reading up on the history.

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Dear Hollywood Fan - We are indeed a slice of Hollywood Glam meets Coastal Cool - thanks of making La V part of your dining and hospitality plans - we love our guests! 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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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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: €282 - €477 (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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