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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 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an old time hotel. I love it. The room was very spacious, the service is top notch, there's no shortage of help. LaJolla is a great, albeit very pricey little town, and this hotel is right in the heart of it. The concierge is very helpful. And I was there in early April, maybe this isn't the season... More

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel full of history and tradition is under full renovation. A local Company that knows exactly what the 5 star World traveler wants has redone the past in to a fantastic New hotel. New restaurant, new atmosphere and the best ocean view from every room!

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Atlanta, Georgia
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I just spent a week at La Valencia Hotel and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our Vintage King Ocean View room and bath were on the small side (it is an historic building after all!), but very well appointed and comfortable. All members of the staff were attentive and welcoming. After a few days, they were even calling... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at this beautiful old hotel, still undergoing renovations. We stayed in one of the villas which is a splurge that must be taken as these have been redone and are large and have views of the Pacific Ocean. Not as private as we imagined. A lot of details have not been taken care off, like a very heavy... More

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Oakland, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Discovering La Valencia's house cured bacon with dipping sauces - as an appetizer - was just one of many pleasant surprises. The shopping is fabulous. It took less than an hour for me to find the kind of deal women post on their Facebook page -- a floral spring sweater with an orange flowing skirt. The thing about La Jolla... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

La Valencia is in a wonderful location within walking distance of almost anything you would like to see in La Jolla. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room had a wonderful window in the bathroom that looked out onto the town. This is an older hotel, but our room had every amenity I needed and more. I really... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were met by friendly helpful staff and to our delight given an upgrade on our room. Spectacular views of the ocean, nice big bed, clean and comfortable room. No need to pay for valet parking, there is road parking in local roads some of which have no restrictions (next to Cody's). At $30 dollars a day it is expensive... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous property-friendly,professional,welcoming staff. We always travel with our schnauzer and rarely felt as comfortable as at La Valencia. The hotel is elegant, comfortable and a true gem. We give the highest rating and thank them for welcoming dogs and us to their most luxurious hotel! And, unlike so many hotels that are "dog friendly" and charge $100 or more per... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel right on the ocean. We stayed in a vintage room with an ocean view. The staff is very friendly and nice. You can walk right down to see the seals swimming and basking in the sun. Lots of restaurants and shopping all within walking distance. We loved it!

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

Dear Getaway Guest - We're so happy that you loved our Vintage rooms - thank you! These are our smaller cozy rooms mostly located in the Tower wing. Our upper floor Vintage rooms have some of the most stunning views of the ocean and coastline from the property. You're comments are most appreciated and please know that we celebrate our... More

Buffalo Grove, IL
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stayed at La Valencia. The location is wonderful, the staff friendly and very attentive, but...our "new" towels were soiled and there was only 1 set per person, not so good to mop up the shower sprays (the 1/2 glass wall did not do the trick). We also had to search for a working outlet to charge our cellphones... More

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

Dear Buffalo Grove Guest - Many thanks for the great comments on our staff - the team is our most important asset. I do apologize for the towel situation - our team takes every guest concern very seriously; we're reviewing our pool music selections based on your comments. You may not have noticed but the night stand lamps in our... More

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Additional Information about La Valencia Hotel

Also Known As:
La Valencia Jolla
Hotel La Valencia
La Valencia La Jolla
Address: 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#2 On the Beach Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#6 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#8 Family Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Valencia Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The La Valencia Hotel is more than a La Jolla hotel, it’s an icon, having hosted celebrities, celebrations, reunions and romantic getaways since 1926. Just steps from miles of stunning coastline, world-class museums, shopping and galleries, it’s the perfect blend of location and recreation. The hotel’s Mediterranean influenced architecture and décor, including beautiful courtyards, hand painted murals and exquisite Spanish mosaics, evoke old-world charm in this one of a kind La Jolla hotel. Choose from 112 coastal-inspired luxury guest rooms, suites and Ocean Villas featuring stunning views of La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean, lush tropical landscaping, or picturesque La Jolla village. And, with three distinctive restaurants, including the award winning Sky Room and Whaling Bar & Grill, as well as indoor and outdoor conference, catering and wedding facilities, La Valencia is the ideal location to vacation, meet and celebrate. Experience the beauty of Southern California in one of San Diego’s most elegant and historic hotels, and become a part of La Valencia’s history. ... more   less 
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