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La Valencia Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Ranked #4 of 23 hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great 5 night stay here. The rooms weren't huge but big enough and perfectly comfortable. All staff at the hotel, be it housekeeping, restaurants, valet or reception were very helpful and hospitable. Ate in both the cafe and main restaurant based at the hotel - both were delicious; the latter offering gorgeous views of the sunset from the... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My mom, sister and I visited La Jolla to celebrate by sister's 30th birthday. La Valencia was amazing! LaV is the gorgeous, prime location, unbeatable amenities and super friendly, knowledgeable and energetic staff. We are all looking forward to our next stay at LaV

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La Jolla, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A landmark to La Jolla and to the incalculable scale of an ocean view hotel imagined for the very lucky and the privileged. Called The Pink Lady in celebration of its hue and iconoclastic airs, comfort is everywhere from the outdoor gardens to the balcony bar. Old money built La Valencia but money shouldn't be a barrier to anyone wishing... More

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel and staff are top notch. Great rooms and view, wonderful concierge, and many restaurants withing walking distance. Pool area was beautiful and a perfect home base for exploring La Jolla and SD. Old school charm with modern amenities and class.

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Phoenix, AZ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gorgeous views, wonderful room! I know the bathroom was a bit teeny but we loved the room! We had just come from a meeting at a hotel in Mission Beach that was full of screaming children and this was a relaxing treat! Excellent restaurant and room service. Friendly staff!

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Bronxville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at La Valencia 20 years ago, and it was a magical time for me and my then boyfriend, now husband. Fast forward to yesterday...my Goddaughter is on vacation in SoCal and she took my advice and booked a night at LaV. This trip for her is poignant in that 1 month ago, her mother, my best friend. passed... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were guests at La Valencia from July 14-16, 2014. Our reservations were booked over the phone, not on the internet. WE stayed in an oceanfront villa (#12) which has a fireplace, balcony, jacuzzi tub, and the best shower we've ever experienced. There is a rain head as well as a forceful adjustable shower head. The location can't be beat.... More

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

Dear Happiness ++++ We love you and love your friends for believing that La V is #1 - that is a honor we respect and are humbled by - thank you.I am happy that your villa experience was enjoyable and yes, agree that seagulls and children in Scripps Park can sometimes be part of package but I am glad the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it's a bit pricey, the quality of the rooms and how beautiful the hotel was made us feel it was really worth it. The location is superb-easy access to the beach and to the shops/restaurants, valet parking (although it's quite pricey), beautiful pool with spectacular views of the sea. Loved it here and would definitely go back in the... More

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

Dear Beautiful Guest - BRAVO and thank you from a grateful and gracious team; we are so pleased that your stay and hotel experience earned us a 5 star review. We hope to see you back again and we will continue to work hard to earn your loyalty. Best regards, Mark Dibella, Managing Director More

3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here last weekend for a little getaway. Rooms still dated the new bar area looks nice and what they have done with the outside balcony is cool. Unfortunately that is where the changes for the good stop. The fine dining restaurant... cheaply done poor lighting, really mediocre food. We were here earlier this year the room was just... More

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

Dear Guest - Naturally we strive for excellent reviews so your comments are indeed disappointing. Our team strives to ensure that our guests received attentive service throughout there stay which includes making any necessary efforts to address concerns or needs when we have the opportunity. I apologize if our restaurant staff were not attentive - that is not acceptable to... More

La Habra, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was lovely! It included an attractive sitting area with sofa ,coffee table etc. The bed was extremely comfortable and the linens were really nice. The bathtub was large, spa like, and jetted for ultimate relaxation. The view from our room overlooked the beautiful pool area and behind that the ocean. It was truly breathtaking!. The staff were always... More

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

Dear Anniversary Guest - Many thanks for the great kudos and for sharing your experience with others. We recognize that San Diego has many hotel options to select from and honored that La V continues to be the first choice for many over and over and over again. Anniversaries celebrations come every year and La V will be here to... More

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Address: 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Valencia Hotel 4*
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Hotel La Valencia
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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 112 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, including the sassy and casual Cafe la Rue the signature restaurant, THE MED with patio, dining room and terrace dining is it's own experience. 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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