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Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well another amazing round spent at La V! This time was to celebrate a milestone B-Day which happen to fall on the heels of the La V turning 90 and let me say she is as pretty as ever! I feel like I repeat myself but it can't go without saying how attentive and wonderful the staff at the La...

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

Dear birthday celebration guest, Thank you for celebrating your milestone birthday along side our 90th anniversary - we love parties! Thank you also for the extra shout out to Michelle our reservations manager who helps make La V magic every day. See you again soon - Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Glencoe, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The La Valencia is one of the most charming and distinguished hotels any discerning traveler could find. Service is at the highest standard. During our recent six-day visit, the concierge, Nancy, took care of numerous details and several last minute changes we made...all done flawlessly and with a smile. We occupied two rooms and two villas, and she made sure...

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

Dear Discerning Guest, We are honored and thrilled to receive your wonderful 5 STAR review - thank you. Your exceptionally gracious list of hotel features and services that prompt your continued return visits inspire us to work even harder to ensure each stay is more remarkable than the last. Thank you also for the special praise of Nancy our concierge...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was perfect! The location couldn't have been better, as the cove and downtown are adjacent to the property, and the service my family and I was provided was excellent! The employees were very kind and made sure our stay was great. Again, this hotel provided my family and I with a great holiday experience and I would not...

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

Dear Holiday Guests, Thank you from team La V for choosing to stay with us for the holidays! We're delighted that our enchanting hotel, personable staff and superior location fit your plans and we hope you can make this an annual tradition. Happy New Year, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Villa 8 was stunning but was still in need of a refurb beautiful property and the views were stunning bar was lively with great music Staff were extremely helpful and the food was good could be magnificent

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited in feb of 2014. It was the perfect San Diego experience. Great service. Great food. Amazing view! The room was perfect and the location was super convenient. Brunch was out of this world!!!!!!

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Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently had a company event at La Valencia, and the professional and courteous staff at the Hotel made the occasion one to remember for all 90 of our guests. From start to finish, they ensured that the food, drinks, and decorations were on-time and prepared according to request--they even made a custom dinner menu using our company logo! While...

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

Dear Event Planner, Thank you very much for allowing La V to host your event and for the added praise for our team - especially Bobby. It is our goal to deliver personable and authentic service that makes for great memories in our classic vintage hotel - we hope to welcome you and you guests back soon. Happy New Year,...

San Marcos, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful "second honeymoon" spent at this hotel. Beautiful Old California style with all the amenities. Well worth the price. The clear blue Pacific Ocean at your door, friendly staff, and a 4 star restaurant on premises. . Loved the experience!

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

Dear 50th - WOW and congratulations on a huge milestone. Our team thanks you for choosing to spend the special Occassion at our iconic hotel. La V just celebrated her 90th on December 15th - we love parties! See you on your 51st - Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We celebrated a family birthday with kids. We had been at the La Valencia many times, but not in the recent past, actually after some discussion, probably before 2000. We had fond memories of stays with family, so decided to give it another try. Upon arrival, we felt that we were stepping back in time and that nothing has changed....

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

Dear Celebration, Many thanks for your return visit and great review - you first return since 2000. We're very pleased that La V delivered the vintage memories you have held. Please know that we work daily to maintain our hotels iconic character and to add more relevance to our amenities and offerings. On December 15th La V celebrated her 90th...

Jackson Wy
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Beautiful property and view but property is old, stinky, tired and very much in need of a renovation and, given the room rate, in need of a step up in staffing quality. The property looks largely held together by layers of paint and caulking.

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

Dear Ready, We always value the perception of each guest and take feedback constructively. Our staff of 210 team members including a tenured engineering and landscape team take great pride in the daily detailed maintenance and on going renovations of our iconic vintage property. We will continue to work tirelessly in the delivery of an exceptional coastal hotel experience. Sincerely,...

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 9 December 2016

A beautiful property on the seafront, the La Valencia excelled in the quality of its service. The staff, especially mgr Michael Allen, went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and address the minor issues we encountered. We'd definitely return.

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Dear Excellent, Thank you for staying at La V and for the extra accolades on Michael - one of our many service super stars. We love our guests! Happy Holidays, 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
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The Med
The Med
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • 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: $433 - $750 (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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