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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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New York, NY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family recently stayed at La Valencia for three nights and had a wonderful time. We had two rooms - a one bedroom villa and a smaller room in the main hotel. The hotel was wonderful in every way - the concierge, room service, pool and spa were all fantastic. I have only two complaints. First, the room in the... More

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel exemplifies old world elegance. The staff is very well trained and guests feel pampered. The location is perfect for walking to shops & restaurants. I check in every April with a close friend. I enjoy using the beautiful pool.

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

Dear Recommended Guest - Thank you so much for sharing your comments and review and more importantly for returning each year. We a grateful for our many many repeat guests and will continue to earn your loyalty. Cheers - Mark Dibella Managing Director More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had our wedding at La Valencia this month and one word comes to mind: WOW! From the moment we met with the Sales and Catering Manager, Bobby Fader, to the day we checked out, we (and our guests) were amazed with the fabulous service we received. The hotel itself is vintage yet classy. The ocean views... More

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

Dear WOW Wedding Couple - We thank you immensely for allowing La V to be part of your very special day. Bobby loves his job and that makes a difference in planning and coordinating events - our team is thrilled to know that we made your wedding extra special. We look forward to helping you celebrate decades of anniversaries. Ciao... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and i spend 5 nights at LaV to celebrate my 50th birthday the first week of August. the Hotel itself is in the center of LaJolla, so easy to walk around to shop, explore, sample nearby restaurants, etc.. the views from LaV of the ocean and cove are fabulous. Our room was spacious and comfortable. More importantly the... More

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

Dear Best Royal Guest - We're thrilled that La V made the dip into 50 a delight - thank you for spending 5 days with us. I especially appreciate the staff kudos - Nancy is tops. See you next your for anther celebration. Mark Dibella Managing Director More

Salt Lake City, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed there for 2 nights. The fitness center is very small, the hotel is very quaint and luxurious, the restaurant and ocean views are beautiful, although service is marginal. The pool and hot tub are great, and the cantina near the pool is accommodating. It's a lovely property in the middle of downtown la jolla. Even surrounded by a... More

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

Dear Beautiful Guest - Thank you for the 5 star rating and review! We are pleased to know La V will be in your future plans and we promise to ensure that "marginal" restaurant service is erased from your memory! Best regards, Mark Dibella Managing Director More

Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a charming hotel in the heart of La Jolla. Comfortable beds, though rooms are a bit on the small side. Literally steps away from good restaurants and shopping. We'd definitely stay here again, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel.

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

Dear Las Vegas Guest- Thank you for the thumbs up and for taking the time to share your approval. Keep in mind that La V offers 3 room types by size and price; Vintage, Classic & Villa - variety for all tastes! See you soon, Mark Dibella Managing Director More

Albuquerque, NM
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to La Valencia, although we had driven by it many times on previous trips to San Diego. We absolutely loved the hotel and would stay again. I would have given it 5 stars, except our guest room was pretty small. When they say 200 sq. ft., they mean it, so no room service in this... More

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

Dear Location Guest - I am especially pleased to read your accolades on several of our great staff. - thank you. And I do agree that Cafe la Rue serves up an awesome Bloody Mary! Our Vintage rooms are intimate - actually 250 sq. ft. with all the right amenities. We also offer larger accommodation choices in our Classic or... More

Glenview, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the La Valencia for two nights with some family friends. When we checked in we got upgraded to a suite! We got there early so they stored our luggage while we enjoyed the pool, which was family friendly. The hotel was within walking distance of many restaurants, so we walked to a place which was recommended by... More

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

Dear Wonderful Guest- Big thanks to you for the lovely review and comments. I am glad you enjoyed the hotel and services and pleased to know our team made it easy for your family to enjoy themselves. We would be honored to know that La V becomes a family favorite! Cheers- Mark Dibella Managing Director More

Tampa Bay, FL
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an absolutely beautiful, quaint hotel! The rooms are somehow spacious while the overall building remains cozy. Love the decor, the beds are comfortable with five (5!) pillows on each, the location & view are amazing...THIS is the place to stay in La Jolla! Love it!

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

Dear Beautiful Tampa Guest- We are thrilled to see a 5 star rating that even includes our pillows - thank you! We recognize that there our thousands of hotels to choose from and grateful when guests entrust their stay to us - we hope to earn your future loyal business for many years. Best regards, Mark Dibella Managing Director More

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved everything about La Valencia and La Jolla. We visited San Diego 2 summers ago with our kids and stayed in the Pacific Beach area. We rode our bikes to La Jolla during that visit and loved the area, so when we planned to come back we looked into staying in La Jolla. We loved the charm of La... More

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

Dear Wonderful Guest - I don't know where to start in our thanks for your amazing and generous review. You mentioned so many wonderful things I can sincerely only add: THANK YOU from a grateful team - we adore our guests and reviews like this inspire us to a higher level! Cheers! Mark Dibella Managing Director 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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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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