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Reviewed 1 August 2015

We spent two nights in mid-June 2015 to celebrate anniversary and spouse bday. The room was fantastic. A beautiful seaview room on upper floors. We could open windows and have breeze blow through day or night. The grounds were nice to walk through and we could easily walk to La Jolla's other sights from the hotel. Hotel has history, but...

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

Dear Beautiful Guest - Thank you for the 5 STAR review and wonderful compliments. We take great pride in our vintage property and lush and mature grounds. It was a treat is see you comments on so many details including our chandeliers - they too are amazing and so unique. I'm pleased you located one of our many staircases as...

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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Came for lunch on recommendation from a friend who lives in the US. What a great find. Beautiful views from the restaurant terrace. The food and service were fantastic and if I ever come back to San Diego I def want to stay here, its so pretty. I wished I had visited earlier in my holiday as it was a...

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

Dear Divine, We're pleased that your lunch was fabulous enough to inspire you to return again ... and again and hopefully again! From our casual European Café la Rue to our ocean facing signature MED restaurant, dining at La V is indeed divine! Ciao - Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Peoria, Arizona
Reviewed 28 July 2015

My fiance and I stayed here last week with our two dogs. We had an unbelievable time and couldn't get past how great the staff was. We felt so welcomed and comfortable the moment we walked in to the moment we left. Everyone from the valet to the front desk to the bell boys were just so nice. We met...

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

Dear Amazing - Thank you and THANK YOU - La V is so pleased that our Vintage property and personable staff made for some very special travel memories. There is something very unique about our ingredients from enchanting coastline to iconic architecture to genuine staff - that is La V magic! See you back soon - Mark Dibella, Managing Director

South Venice, Florida
Reviewed 25 July 2015

My son and new daughter-in-law were married at La Valencia on July 11. My husband and I had the Garden Suite next door to the ballroom so that people would have a gathering place during the weekend. The place itself is gorgeous. And the reception was lovely...fabulous food, fabulous service. The staff couldn't have been more helpful..from the guys who...

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

Dear Beautiful Wedding - We are grateful that you made La V a part of this very special occasion - thank you. Our team is pleased to know that the celebration was everything you hoped it would be and we're certainly hoping to help you mark many more anniversaries to come! Cheers and congratulations from your friends at La V...

Glendale, Arizona
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed at La Valencia Hotel. It was a very pleasant stay. The staff was very accommodating and the rooms were nice too. The hotel is right in the middle of town, so you can walk to everything! We brought our two toy poodles and they were welcomed as well! 🐾. We would stay at La Valencia Hotel again if...

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

Dear SF Guest - WOW and thank you for the great 5 Star review. Your comments on your experience are very much appreciated and our team was thrilled to know that La V was a hit. Let us know when you're ready to return! Ciao - Mark Dibella, Managing Director

St. Johns, Florida
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Stayed at the La Valencia while visiting family. A wonderful old hotel with lots of charm. Unbelievable location and right in the heart of downtown La Jolla. Walking distance to everything and a staff that is great. Valet parking a must as La Jolla parking sucks.

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

Dear Gem Guest - Many thanks for making La V a stop on your travels - we're happy our Vintage charm resonated with your experience and we greatly appreciate your 5 Star review. La V hopes to see you back very soon. Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 11 July 2015

My husband and I stayed at the La V for three nights with our toddler. The service was good. The maintenance people and housekeeping staff were very friendly as were the servers and bartenders. Our check-in went well and the concierge was available and helpful. Our welcome was warm enough--if I were a needier guest I might have felt like...

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

Dear Family Getaway - Our apologies on the water main issue - this was a City of San Diego water break which also impacted and affected the hotel. The break occurred on Coast Blvd. directly adjacent to our Villas - we are so sorry that this became part of your stay. Thank you for the overall very nice comments on...

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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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...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • 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 )
Services
  • 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 tidepools and sandstone cliffs of the Pacific Ocean, La V is the perfect blend of location and luxury. The hotel's historical Mediterranean influenced architecture and decor, including beautiful courtyards, hand painted murals and exquisite Spanish mosaics, evoke old-world charm in this one of a kind coastal destination. Choose from 114 luxury guest rooms, suites and Villas, some with fireplaces, stunning ocean views, tropical California landscaping, or picturesque La Jolla village. Offering two distinctive restaurants: Cafe la Rue Bistro & Bar or THE MED Ocean View Restaurant. 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: €264 - €646 (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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