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La Valencia Hotel

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1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Fort Worth, Texas
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306 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location is wonderful, the staff is crisp, but the hotel rooms are seriously dated. If you like antiques you will love the elevator. And if you think the 70's were the apex of design, you will love being transported back 50 years. Here is a specific tip. Do not book room 105. Starting before 7 a.m. there was a... More 

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Huntington Woods, MI
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an amazing stay at the classic La Valencia Hotel. The service was outstanding and everyone who works in the hotel went out of their way to be friendly, offer assistance, and do everything they possible could to make our stay comfortable. We stayed in a roomy suite overlooking the ocean and enjoyed out room service meals on the... More 

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

Dear Stunning Guest - Thank you so much for the 5 STAR review and special comments on our outstanding service. The team is delighted that your enjoyed La V and our relaxing environment and hope you will come back soon. Warm regards, Mark Dibella, Managing Director More 

Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful classic hotel in great location without working heating unit in my room. Requested extra blankets and they were sent. Spoke with front desk and was offered portable heater and/or change of room. I stated I would be happy to move after a room with heat was found and now am waiting to be informed that such a room is... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, We are so sorry about your multiple hotel heat issues which included La V. I will say with all honesty that the changes in weather patterns this year have played into our operations at La Valencia. The most recent storm brought 55 mph sustained winds and overnight lows under 40 which is unprecedented for the region. Simply... More 

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'll start out by saying this is probably the best customer service I have ever received at a hotel in my life. Talk about 5 star service and being treated like the King I am not. Nancy the concierge goes out of her way to make you feel more than welcomed from the minute you arrive. All of the employees... More 

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

Dear Amazing Guest - Thank you for the generous comments on our service - this means a great deal to our team, after all without great service we're just bricks and mortar. Thank you also for your understanding regarding our recent pool renovation which was planned several months in advance. This project began on 1/31 and was completed on 2/6... More 

Bellevue, Washington
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102 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very clean room with a large firm comfortable bed but a little small, as is typical of an older hotel, but very well appointed with all modern amenities. One indication of the class of a hotel these days is the hanger bar and hangers. Hotels like this are making a statement that the kind of clientele they expect to... More 

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

Dear Fabulous Guest! WOW - what a wonderful and engaging review - thank you. Your time and investment in relating so many details of your stay and room are exceptional and greatly appreciated. Your description is of our Vintage Room category - our smaller, cozy accommodations. La V also offers our more residential Classic Rooms & Suites as well as... More 

London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice hotel in La Jolla. Great BBQ buffet in the evening when we arrived and also ate at the restaurant some days later - also very good. Very comfortable room with a mix of art deco and colonial furnishings. Don't recall anything bad, just a relaxing experience in a great setting.

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

Dear Stunning Guest - Thank you for sharing your La V experience - we appreciate the loyalty of our guests and value you decision to stay with us. La Jolla is the jewel of San Diego and La V its most valued gem! Ciao, Mark Dibella, Managing Director More 

San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm probably biased about this hotel, because each time I step through elegant entrance, I suddenly feel fancy-regal, while at the same time feeling comfortable and right at home. I treated my boyfriend to a one-night stay for his Birthday celebration this year. Little did I know when I booked the reservation that 40-50 mile winds per hour would be... More 

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

Dear El Nino Birthday Guest! Wow - that was quite a storm wasn't it . . . we're so pleased to know that La V ensured felt safe and secure with us - thank you. Thank you also for the wonderful compliments on our 2 restaurants, Café la Rue and THE MED - both offer the best of San Diego... More 

Laguna Beach, California
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44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charm and beauty oozes from this circa 1920s hotel that has been updated to the splendor we look for at a great hotel. The ocean views from the hotel are some of the best in California. This is a great secret get away site.

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SoCalSunsoul, Public Relations Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Step Back - What a lovely description of your stay - thank you. There is a certain magic that comes with a La Valencia stay and we're so pleased that our vintage hotel and classic character resonated. Please make our secret site your annual retreat! Ciao- Mark Dibella, Managing Director More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay could not have been more perfect from the wonderful view from 2 different Windows of both tThe ocean and the pool: ) breathtaking!! The hotel was just a delight as was all the staff who could not be more helpful, including our initial contact with Elena when she helped us find the perfect room and "book" our stay.... More 

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

Dear Anniversary Guest - La V is thrilled that you finally made it here - now you can plan to come back every year to celebrate! Our team is delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and especially pleased that all of your dining experiences we also top shelf. Café la Rue and THE MED Ocean View Restaurant are... More 

Los Angeles
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100 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the suites at the 10th floor. The room was great. very nice appointments in this old and very beautiful hotel that has been renovated great. The staff is fantastic, specially Alberto who receives you at the door and Valet. Location is great, you walk to all the shops and restaurants in downtown La Jolla. We... More 

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

Dear Beautiful Guest, Thank you for sharing your great experience and 5 STAR review and special thanks for calling out Alberto, one of our many wonderful team members. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the team is eager to show you more good times. Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director More 

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