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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff outstanding (especially Christine on reception, Jessica in restaurant, Rob at poolside, and all the valet staff). Room was small, but nicely appointed with good ocean view. Pool area excellent and on-site restaurants both great - especially enjoyed live music on Saturday evening. Overall, had a wonderful five-night stay!

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

Dear Wonderful Guest, You are so fabulous to call out by name so many of our wonderful staff - thank you. We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to stay your experience and thank you for selecting La V. Ciao, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

West Creek, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed two nights in a junior suite. The room and bed were comfortable, bathroom had some modern updates, a great separate shower. The hotel is old but well maintained. Valet parking only, pricey, but the guys were very pleasant and efficient. In walking distance to the Cove, shopping and plenty of dining options.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great compliments on our vintage hotel especially on our tenacious efforts to maintain our 90 year old gem. We are honored you stayed with us and do hope you will return often. Warm regards. Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful hotel. Always love to go there when we are in La Jolla. This is a historic hotel that you need to see. Great place for lunch. Great views of the Pacific Ocean. We have stayed there several times and it is wonderful.

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

Dear Loyal Guest, As La Valencia celebrates her 90th anniversary this December we count our blessings for having so many loyal repeat guests - thank you so much for being part of our family. Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently stayed at the property with my wife and children, and was blown away. Staying at the This hotel was like like going through a porthole in time. Saturated in Old charm. This hotel is a must when staying in La Jolla.

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

Dear Charm,, Thank you and THANK YOU - the ability to transport our guests experience during a stay is icing on the cake for our service goals. La Valencia is celebrating her 90th magical year in 2016 and we're eager to keep delivering journeys of timeless relaxation. Cheers, Mark Fibella, Managing Director

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is truly the most luxurious place to stay. The King Vintage Ocean View room is now my favorite. Being able to crack the balcony door open and breath in the fresh ocean air while enjoying the views is beyond a treat. The hotel does have a European feel. The rooms are clean, the service stellar and I believe...

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

Dear Best Place, Your gracious and kind review is most appreciated - thank you. There is an aire of European ambiance at our California coastal hotel - we're happy you caught it - and no need to travel thousands of miles! Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Athens, Greece
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

... a classic built in the 1920s. Ocean views and superb service, all with a smile. (I note that several recent guests claimed service was indifferent; we had just the opposite experience.). The room was fashionably designed and comfortable. I slept superbly. We only spent one night but were impressed and would certainly return. Lunch or breakfast (or both) on...

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

Dear WOW- Thank you so much for the great review - it is our guests who WOW us and we love the opportunity to deliver warm and personable service to everyone! Many thanks from a grateful team. Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Glastonbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at La Valencia and loved it! beautiful grounds Everyone of the staff is friendly and helpful, Great pol and the hipster bartender poolside makes fun cool drinks. They had great music in the Hotel bar lounge that brought me back in time. A cross between the Rat Pack and Great Gatsby. Rooms are vintage cool

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

Dear Vintage! You nailed our vibe - thank you! And that Gatsby thing goes full on party on December when we throw a big bash 90th anniversary Great Gatsby Gala - come join us! Caio- Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Tinley Park, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot begin to describe the wonderful experience we had at the La Valencia hotel. This was a special weekend trip from Chicago to San Diego for my daughter and I and La Valencia exceeded all my expectations. The location is outstanding with access to La Jolla Cove and the sea lions as well as great restaurants and shops. The...

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

Dear Chicago Traveler! Many thanks for the 5 star review and spectacular comments - especially those about our service. I'm happy to see you indulged in a villa, they are pretty special. See you soon for a "second" once in a lifetime vacation! Mark Dibella Managing Director

U.S.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really don't know where to start! Having seen this hotel for years when day-tripping in La Jolla, we decided to stay overnight and experience it firsthand. From the super nice front desk gal, to the waitresses, to the maids, to the cafe girl, to the greeters/bellmen, every person was happy and nice. Hotel people can "make" or "break" your...

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

Dear Amazing, We adore your marvelous review and comments - what can we say... you said it all. Let us know when you're coming back - the team is ready! Cheers, Mark Dibella Managing Director

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This hotel has a great atmosphere, very friendly service at a top location! The room was very comfortable with great ocean and pool views. Everything at walking distance, shops, beach , restaurants . Highly recommended!

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

Dear Feel Good, We love the recognition as a top notch destination - thank you! See you back 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
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $399 - $768 (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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“Ask for a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelhappy3085, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“go for the ocean view!”
 of 5 bubbles Myopinions2, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay in a villa room, they are larger and more modern. Close to the pool and beach.”
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 of 5 bubbles littleturk, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The King Vintage Ocean which was a treat. The Villas are AWESOME, but the smaller room was more in my budget this time.”
 of 5 bubbles 608janel, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Certainly rooms with a sea view are desirable.”
 of 5 bubbles Visitor_from_Athens, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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