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La Valencia Hotel

4.0 of 5 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our recent 39th wedding anniversary will always be most special because of the caring, enthusiastic efforts of the staff at La V., the Grand Dame of La Jolla. From booking to departure we were treated like family (in a good way). Employees were genuinely caring and helpful from LJ the bellman, to desk staff, concierge (Nancy), director of restaurants and... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location, nice hotel, great room, comfy beds. We were in the older part of the hotel in a 2 queen with partial ocean view. It was nicely updated, could probably use more updating but was good enough for the rate that we paid. We were considering Pantai Inn and Grande Colonial but La Valencia was more upscale so we... More

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

Dear Ideal Guest - I'm so sorry about the internet! Your stay likely occurred during our recent new HSIA installation and we unfortunately encountered a few days where some areas had a weak signal. I am happy to report that after a 9 day top to bottom installation we are now running Wi-Fi fast, clear and with great coverage so... More

New Britain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location in downtown La Jolla, overlooking the water, in the middle of everything. Completely accommodating staff, especially Seth at the front desk, who found a way for us to check in early after taking a red eye from Maui. Thank you, too, for the excellent bar service at poolside, and the great tips on where to eat from the... More

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

Dear Love! We're in love with you too - thank you! Our team is continually inspired by our wonderful guests so it is our goal to try and deliver above and beyond. I am pleased that Seth made a difference in your arrival experience and that La V delivered a relaxing stay. See you soon - Mark Dibella, Managing Director More

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stayed at la valencia and I must say I wasn't sure what to expect with some the reviews. We stayed in 2 of the ocean front villas. At check in everyone was so nice we had our 2 children and our puppy with us. We did get a bit lost getting to our rooms since the property is... More

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

Dear Awesome Guest - You're fabulous for taking the time to write such a great review and share your impressions; thank you. We greatly value our guests feedback and will always strive to make the experience better each day. I do apologize for the glitch in your villa stay - annoying to say the least and you are very kind... More

Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our wedding reception at the La Valencia Hotel in October and we could not have been more pleased with how it turned out! Bobby Fader, the sales and marketing manager, was an absolute delight to work with. We had several meetings with him throughout the year and he was always willing to make time for us. We also... More

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

Dear Perfect Wedding Couple - Congratulations and THANK YOU - we are indeed honored and delighted that you selected our intimate coastal destination for this important day. Bobby Fader is a big part of our special wedding planning magic - we thank you for mentioning his positive impact on your big day and all the planning. We wish you great... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful setting, a lovely hotel and everyone was so attentive to our requests for recommendations on restaurants and activities. It was a quick weekend getaway which worked out perfectly. If you like to walk, this is definitely the place to be. We walked by the beach, by the shops, everywhere.

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

Dear Charming - We're please you made La V you stop for a quick get away; thank you for the 5 star review. We know there are many hotel opens in Southern California but there is only enchanting vintage icon - La V! Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director More

Port Aransas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband had a seminar in San Diego at UCSD. He was going to be busy all day, so I booked La Valencia. I reserved a standard room with an ocean view since he was going to be gone most of the day. We didn't need anything larger. The room was perfect and had an excellent view. The mini bar... More

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

Dear Splendor Guest, I am delighted that you took advantage of just about everything La V has to offer while at your seminar. Thank you also for the great comments on our restaurants. THE MED serves up the freshest of seasonal ingredients in a spectacular ocean view setting and Café la Rue offers a more casual bistro atmosphere with savory... More

Calabasas, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed one night (not enough!) by myself to finally experience the "Pink Lady," a most charming Hotel. The reservation was made two days before my stay and was done in the most receptive manner by the reservation staff. La Valencia is a beautiful hotel with very comfortable amenities. I was welcomed as soon as I arrived by first the... More

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

My Dearest Joan - You are so kind and amazing; we loved meeting you and having the opportunity to welcome you to our home - now your home. Your review and comments on our many staff are greatly appreciated and inspire us to greater heights. As I mentioned, Jack was with you the entire time looking down with a big... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in a "Vintage King Ocean" room. It was very small but comfortable. The bed/bedding is wonderful. The bathroom had one sink, no counter space and no hooks so I had to hang my toiletry bag in the hall closet. Housekeeping kept the room spotless. There was no balcony but an ocean view from the window. I kept thinking... More

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

Dear Walk on the Beach - Thank you very much for joining our family at La V and sharing your comments. I am especially pleased that our spotless and clean rooms were appreciated and recognized. Our Classic rooms or Villas do allow more space for families with children and some include a balcony or terrace. We'll take a closer look... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend lunch on this lovely terrace and will definitely plan to stay there on our next visit. We stayed there 56 years ago, on our honeymoon. At that time, we were the youngest ones there. The hotel has been beautifully up-dated and now seems to attract people of all ages.

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

Dear Wonderful 56 Year Anniversary Guest! WOW - we are so honored that you spent your first night under our roof over 5 decades ago and have continued to return; thank you. We are also so pleased so see that La V has continued to inspire you both and grow in beauty and ambiance - it is our guests that... 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*
Number of rooms: 112
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Also Known As:
La Valencia Jolla
Hotel La Valencia
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