It's truly a fantastic experience to sit back and enjoy the Pink Lady's history while eating breakfast (gazing out to the sea) or watching the sun set dining on the outdoor balcony. La Valencia also has a spectacular and unique pool area. This hotel is a choice location for special occasion ambience, however I would not recommend it for families. It is awkward guiding children around the labyrinth of stairs, and the atmosphere is quietly and expensively adult. We stayed in a recently renovated room in the West Wing, and while I was skeptical of that area (other reviews), the room was beautiful. Unfortunately the renos were occurring after the 7am-6pm hours promised. We had to request that construction be stopped (including loud music and carpet installation pounding) at 9:30 pm. Street noise on Friday and Saturday is also a problem if you are located near the road. There are a few creepy walkways that you can stumble into, ending in submarine-like metal staircases, but we found exploration was part of the historical experience.
Service is outstanding and consistent throughout the hotel. Parking within a 5 block radius is a living nightmare, unless you spend extra $$ per day for valet service. Otherwise, you must orbit the hotel for 1/2 an hour or plan to take in the stores and restaurants on your way to and from your vehicle every day.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- La Valencia Jolla
- Hotel La Valencia
- La Valencia La Jolla