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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I paid about $450 (with tax) for a one night stay in an ocean view room. My view was lovely and the room was clean and well appointed with nice robes, good bedding, tasteful room interior etc. The hotel is an old icon in La Jolla with loads of charm. Charm however comes at a price. The air conditioning unit...

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

Dear Valued Guest - I am sorry that your La V experience was not 100% - we will continue to work on earning our guests business. Our fitness room includes 2 treadmills, 2 recumbent bikes, an elliptical and free weights - all purchased in 2013 so less than 2 years old. As for the uninvited garden guest - we have...

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I visited California with my wife last September and we spent a night in this hotel. - The location is wonderful - The service is great and totally justify the prices - The restaurant was good and the food tested fresh - The room was clean and well decorated Definitely recommended!

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

Dear Italian Traveler - Bravo and thank you - we're delighted that La V meet with your approval and expectations and we thank you for the 5 STAR review. Ciao Bella! Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Charming 1920s hotel, intimate yet breeze-washed and open. We've stayed several times and marvel at the consistent well-maintained beauty of the place, friendliness of staff, and comfort of rooms (stayed in doubles, kings, junior suites and villas). Service, food, views, attention to detail are all exemplary. La Jolla Village is just outside with lovely shops to browse and places to...

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

Dear Favorite Guest - WOW - we love that La V is your "go to" escape - thank you. There is something magical about our stunning location, vintage charm and engaging staff that makes the hotel a special retreat time and time again. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Ciao - Mark Dibella,...

Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 22 October 2015

La Valencia is a fine hotel in the prime location, walking distance to the beach, snorkling destination part of a historic marine sanctuary and a block from the famed George's restaurant and bar. La V has been a legendary luxury hotel since the 1920s and has always been known for fine service and the best accomodations in San Diego.

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

Dear Charmed Guest - We appreciate your lovely review - thank you. Indeed La Valencia has held court as the jewel of La Jolla for almost 90 years and we think the glitter and shine keeps getting better with age! We look forward to seeing you back for many more great years ahead. Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Reviewed 16 October 2015

We received a great upgrade to a king junior suite; beautiful view from the bar and restaurant; great service and personnel. The only downside, they were having a fashion show by the pool one evening which meant the pool and spa was closed for the entire day.

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

Dear Beautiful Guest - Thank you for taking time to share your review and for the 5 Stars - we do appreciate the accolades. I apologize that our pool was out of service for the fashion show. This was a first time charity event for a special cause and certainly not the norm. Our website events calendar posted this show...

Plainsboro, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I just planned another meeting at La Valencia and once again, I was given rave reviews. A manager of mine said he would be happy if we had every meeting here. Of course, that is not possible but for my manager to say that, it had to be good. I have planned meetings all over the country, in various types...

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

Dear Meetings Guest - We agree, you should indeed have all your meetings at La Valencia! Thank you so much for entrusting this important event to our care - we value your decision to select La V as your event headquarters. Thank you also for the special recognition of Leo Lopez who truly embodies the best of our amazing staff...

California
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Old hotel that has been totally updated but retained all of its charm. King room with a wonderful view of the pool and ocean was large and well-equipped. Bathroom had large shower/tub, but only one sink. Service was terrific and location is perfect for exploring La Jolla without having to move your car. Only issue is very slow WiFi. Great...

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

Dear Perfect Guest - So pleased that you loved your stay - almost perfectly! We're actually coordinating an up-grade to our Wi-Fi as a few areas of our property appear to be occasionally challenged with slower service so . . . next time we'll earn a perfect 10. Many Thanks! Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Maryville, Tennessee
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We stayed in a king suite. The bedroom had a king bed which was very comfortable. The bathroom had a large tub and a separate shower. For whatever reason, the shower worked perfectly but the water to the tub would not get hot. I realize that there is a drought but I needed to soak my knee and wasted more...

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

Dear Beautiful Guest - We're so pleased that your overall stay was enjoyable - thank you. Our apologies that the hot water to the tub took so long - our tub and showers are all connected to the same boiler so this is unusual. You're very kind and patient in your descriptions of the wedding party during your stay; thank...

New York, NY
Reviewed 12 October 2015

While the overall atmosphere of the hotel still exudes old California and has historical charm, the property is severely dated and needs better care and renovation. The rates are comparable to a new or newly renovated hotel, but the fixtures are worn and dated. First and most distressingly, the entire property smelled terribly like mildew, especially the room. When informed...

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

Dear Prime Guest - Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions but I assure you that La V is definitely not past her prime! We are enjoying record breaking occupancy and thrilled and honored to have such a busy hotel which offers 2 unique restaurants, live entertainment 5 days a week and ocean views from 70% of...

Paris, France
Reviewed 8 October 2015

We love this hotel and always stay here when we visit our family in San Diego. Very quaint and lovely despite that the old Whaling Bar is gone. (the new space is too orange and red and too bright to eat in) but the rest of the hotel is fantastique! Merci!

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

Dear Lovely Guest - We so pleased that you continue to return to our iconic hotel - we love our guests. We appreciate and your respect your impressions on our bar venue change; thank you. For many now, Café la Rue has quickly become a hot new locals spot with a great appreciation for the open and airy atmosphere, great...

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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
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • 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: $400 - $977 (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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