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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Our room was private and faced the ocean with two balconies. Some of them face inside the courtyard so it is important to request your view. This is a dog friendly hotel and we brought our dogs - the park across the street is giant and active, perfect for a stroll, dogs and/or kids. A walking 3 minutes away is...

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

Dear Wonderful Villa Guests - Thank you for the great 5 STAR Review. And yes indeed, our villas are a great experience and offer a wonderfully private location in our circa 1920's vintage property. I am pleased that our dog friendly hotel was a perfect location for all your La Jolla exploring - thank you for choosing La V for...

Princeton, New Jersey
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We have stayed here a number of times, pre- and post-renovation. Our old room by the old Sky Room has been renovated out of existence. But there are a few rooms that look straight out over the pool that you should work with the desk to obtain. While an opulent hotel with several bars, it is the "Cheers" of La...

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

Dear Elegance Guest - What a marvelous review and such wonderful comments - thank you. We are indeed the "Cheers" of La Jolla and we're delighted that the friendly ambiance we strive for was well received. The old Skyroom restaurant is now the new ICON Sky Suite and Junior Suite. We actually did not eliminate any other rooms on that...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Our group of five chose two rooms for our 3 night stay. One king oceanfront water view junior suite in attached building and one town view junior suite in main building. Both were generously sized with updated, well appointed bathrooms. Selected this hotel specifically for its location in La Jolla so we could easily walk around town. Really enjoyed La...

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

Dear Location Guest, We're so please that our fabulous location was a hit for you and your guests - thank you for entrusting a La Jolla vacation to our care. You comments and accolades on staff and services make us brim with pride and push us to deliver even more every day. We welcome the opportunity to welcome you back...

Boulder, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 8 July 2015

La V is an older, charming hotel. It is not a slick brand new place, but we loved this aspect of the hotel actually. The service was outstanding from all staff including valet, pool F & B, housekeeping, and concierge. We were there when the hotel was 100% full and hosting a wedding, and still this hotel knows how to...

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

Dear Fun & Charm, We're most grateful for the lovely comments on our service - we work daily to ensure that every guest is attended to and that La V feels comfortable to them and that they feel at home. Our circa 1920's legacy does ensure that we're unique and we love the fact that our property is unlike anything...

Lake Placid, New York
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Stayed two nights and wished I could have stayed longer. Easy check in and check out. Room was beautiful and had a Juliet balcony with an ocean view. Every employee was pleasant and friendly from valet to housekeeping. Nice pool area. A few steps to the ocean.

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

Dear Perfection - Next time stay longer! But . . . thank you for making the recent decision to stay with us and for taking the time to share your review. We appreciate the 5 STARS and hope to entice you back again and again. Ciao - Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Sedona, Arizona
Reviewed 7 July 2015

You would be very hard pressed to find a more elegant, classic , and historic hotel with fabulous views of the Pacific Ocean. The charm and ambiance are world class and reminded me of a Grand Old Hotel of times past in the European tradition.

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

Dear Anniversary Guest, I love your comments on our European character - for many local guests a stay at La V is like traveling thousands of miles away to another country (without the expense). From vintage architecture to stunning coastal views - we're a bit of a dreamy escape. Our team is delighted that you spent your anniversary with us...

Huntersville, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Beautifully appointed and tastefully renovated hotel in the center of all the action in La Jolla. We had a suite that was well appointed and spacious. Great restaurants in the hotel and in close proximity.

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

Dear 5 STAR Guest - Many thanks for sharing your impression; short and sweet and much appreciated. I'm please to know that along with La V you also enjoyed our 2 restaurants, Café la Rue (casual bistro) and THE MED, ocean view New American cuisine. We hope to see you back soon. Mark Dibella, Managing Director

New Mexico
Reviewed 4 July 2015

My husband and I recently stayed at La Valencia in one of their Villas. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel is beautiful and the staff/service are exceptional! Special thanks to Nancy, the concierge, and Bill in the bar for going above and beyond to make our stay amazing. The location is very convenient to not only the ocean but...

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

Dear Wonderful - We are delighted that you enjoyed your Villa stay and La Valencia. Our 16 Villas offer a unique and private haven in our circa 1920's vintage property - something special. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Business center was out of order as was the hot tub, much of the hotel was in disrepair. Went to the pool around 5pm and was informed the bar was closed, even though the pool is open until 10pm-really, no happy hour cocktail by the pool to watch the sunset? Only one elevator which seemed to take forever to arrive...

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

Dear Sin City Guest - Ouch - we're sad to see that La V was not to your liking. By design we do not keep the pool bar open past 5 pm due to proximity to guest rooms and villas - privacy and calm is important to our boutique coastal hotel ambiance. I wish I knew more about your experience...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Booked a private room for a half day business meeting. The view and breeze off the water was lovely, lunch was delicious and it was private enough for an uninterrupted business meeting. My salad came out wrong the first time and was corrected in minutes! Will definitely use the facilities again and next time stay overnight at the hotel. It...

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

Dear NY Business Meeting Guest - Thank you for selecting La V for your half day meeting - we hope our coastal ambiance was a contributing factor to a successful meeting. The only complaint we consistently hear is that its hard to concentrate on a meeting with the enchanting ocean views in the distance! Let us know when your ready...

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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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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • 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 92037-4577
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: €277 - €472 (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 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Family Hotel in La Jolla
#6 Business Hotel in La Jolla
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“Upgrade to a villa and have private balcony and view of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles dianat621, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The wing facing the ocean, overlooking the pool has a wonderful view.”
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“Ask for interior courtyard view. My room was over the public beach access and another hotel and was very loud.”
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