Exploring La Jolla and wandered without a reservation into this classical Mediterranean style hotel that felt like a scene from Casablanca, but in brilliant vibrant color. So comfortable and relaxing from the moment we entered. We knew we were in the right place. Professionally greeted and welcomed by the gentleman at the Front Desk who was most informative and helpful and provided with a most comfortable chaarming accommodation that was impeccablly appointed and clean. Evening turn down provided complimentary waters which was appreciated. Cleaned up now and back downstairs, the inviting lobby and lounging area draws you in with a lovely outdoor dining balcony overlooking the lushly multi-level landscaped courtyard and pool; and then to the end of the extended lobby and lounge with a spectactular view of La Jolla Cove, towering palms and the Pacific Ocean. Spent the next day totally relaxing at the wonderful pool surrounded by tropical flora and basking in the SoCal sunshine and tempered by the fresh ocean air. Well taken care of by attentive pool staff, had a "to die for" lobster BLT with a glass of Chardonnay. Up the street, take your pick form a bunch of great restaurants for dinner from top notch upscale to just plain relaxed good food. OK, that's just one day. Enough already. If in town, you really should experience this place if even for just one day!
- Also Known As:
- La Valencia Jolla
- Hotel La Valencia
- La Valencia La Jolla
- 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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