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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
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newport Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Our 3 nights at the La Valencia were disappointing. The hotel has been undergoing a much needed remodel and I was told that the work on the guest rooms was complete. On the positive side the location is great. If you get a nice room in the newer building I think your experience might be positive, but the original hotel... More

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

Dear Newport Guest I am very sorry that La V did not live up to your expectations. Please know that we take exceptional pride in operating and managing our iconic circa 1926 boutique hotel and with that we also recognize that the unique diversity of our historic property will not always match comparisons to newly built facilities but those I... More

Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We recently stayed at La Valencia with our two children ages 12 and 10. The room we booked was with two Queens and it was rather small for four people. Perhaps we should have booked a villa for more room although I will say that the bathroom was nice and roomy. Positives: The view from the hotel (not our actual... More

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

Dear Portland Family I have read and re-read your review to craft an appropriate response. I greatly appreciate the many positives you mention on areas very important to us such as guest services, location, pool area and our concierges’ recognition of your anniversary. And yes, you are correct, our villas and suites do offer more space for larger families. I... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

We popped in for drinks one Friday in the bar. The waitress was very friendly, there was live Spanish guitar, and fantastic ocean views. Really enjoyable, welcoming atmosphere. The views of the sunset from the balcony were beautiful - wished I had had dinner here!

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

Dear Lux Life – Please pop in more often – La V features live entertainment 7 nights a week (the guitarist is one of my favorites and his music blends so seamlessly with our circa 1926 Mediterranean inspired architecture. Thank you very much for staying your experience and we hope you make time to sample Chef Daniel Barron’s magic in... More

Redmond, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We received outstanding service from every single employee at the hotel. Pool staff was especially helpful and friendly -- food and drink were delicious, too. It was well worth the splurge to stay here! Location can't be beat.

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

Dear Ooh La La! I am thrilled that you splurged on your self and have no doubt it was well deserved; thank you for splurging at La V. I am very pleased that staff, services and a little touch of our up-grade made your stay so enjoyable. Life is short – splurge more! Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director More

London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This restaurant is the perfect place for lunch especially if you want to miss the pretentious crowds at George's. come here for absolutely delicious food and cocktails with a stunning ocean view on the terrace. I didn't stay in the hotel but judging by the surroundings and the bathrooms I'm sure it would be stunning.

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

Dear Lunch Guest – Many thanks for the kudos on your dining experience. Our Executive Chef Daniel Barron has been crafting some exceptional and savory new additions to our MED restaurant menus and yes, there is nothing that compares with our terrace or La Sala lounge for La Jollas finest views, libations and dining; thank you! See you soon for... More

Seattle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

There for one night, a surprisingly small king-bed room for $400. I had to move the desk chair over next to the door to be able to move around. The people were very nice, the service was in some ways great, in some ways so-so. It's an older, very well kept up property, not unlike going to your grandma's house.... More

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

Dear Solo Guest, I very much appreciate the 5 on cleanliness and sleep quality – these are truly the most important items of a hotel stay. Thank you also for recognizing our well kept maintenance of the property – not always an easy task with a venue almost 9 decades old. Our 112 rooms include a diverse selection at a... More

Rancho Mirage, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It had always been my dream to stay here having vacationed in La Jolla as a child. This was the ultimate fantasy for me...to stay in the pink castle! It turned out to be a nightmare! We were confirmed in an ocean villa. When the belllman took us to our room, it was so small you had to go outside... More

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

Dear Rancho Mirage Guest; Thank you first and foremost for recognizing our bellman Bob and also for noting our very nice staff; personable and genuine service is a number one goal. I am sorry that your arrival and expectation for a Villa did not materialize as you were expecting. We hold ourselves full responsibility for any error on availability for... More

Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Stayed at La Valencia for 3 nights in July. As others have stated: Charming property and great location. However, I was unfortunate enough to be completely devoured by bugs in the mattress in our room; most probably fleas (acc. to my doctor). The personnel had the matress deep cleaned the minute I made them aware of the problem. That being... More

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

Dear Oslo Guest; We appreciate your decision to stay at La V and thank you for the kind description of our charming property and ideal location. I understand that our staff did offer to move your room location when your concerns arose and you declined. To address your concerns our housekeeping and management staff did inspect the room immediately and... More

Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

La Valencia is being updated. But you would never know. Very quite clean charming hotel. Best location, walking distance to the shopping & restaurants. The pool is nice and the service excellent. Tastefully decorated rooms, very quite and terrific beds. Highly recommend for all boutique hoteliers. I believe you will be pleased. We will be back.

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

Dear Dallas Guest, I am delighted to read your review – thank you. La V is indeed being up-dated quietly and diligently and we at working hard to ensure that our progress does not interfere with our charm and our guests experience. We are glad you enjoyed our boutique hotel and do hope you will return again soon. Ciao, Mark... More

Santa Monica, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

My wife and I had a great time here. What a perfect location where you can walk everywhere in town. It also had a really nice pool and the workout room had what I needed. The restaurant is very good and has pretty good happy hour specials and delicious food. I thought the staff was excellent and always very helpful.... More

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

Dear Santa Monica Guest, Don’t wait to come back in a few years, come back soon! A big thank you from our staff for the wonderful compliments on the hotel, service and our ideal location. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the property features especially our iconic pool with views of the ocean. Our team looks forward 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*
Number of rooms: 112
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