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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 #5 of 24 hotels in La Jolla
Irvine, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice location and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Can't beat this location on la jolla cove. The service is excellent. I even had champagne and dessert sent to my room by the head chef for my birthday. It was complimentary!! My husband must have said we were celebrating my birthday at time of reservation. My only complaint is that we paid for the larger king room since we had a baby with us but we got the smaller king and there was no space to move around. They were booked so they couldn't move us.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear Irvine Family -
I apologize that you did not received the correct room type - this is not typical of our services and I will speak with my reservations manager to see if we can determine where the glitch occurred. You are most kind to send a favorable review and we are most grateful for your comments - thank you. If you plan to return, please do not hesitate to contact me directly as I will ensure that your accommodations are in order for everyone.
Best regards,
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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Rating summary
  • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The location is perfection. The service, restaurant and rooms are second to none. I love the Art Deco feel touched with Spanish flair. Gardens are beautiful and relaxing to have an evening cocktail listening to the fabulous band. Recommended to anyone wanting luxury and romance.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Romantic -
Second to none is a lofty honor; thank you so much. We appreciate our guests decision to stay at La V and are so proud to know that our service and atmosphere works right!
Come see us soon -
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Location is central La Jolla just about at the main intersection of Girard and Prospect. Suggest you get an upper floor with an ocean view. It is worth it. The balcony is a spot reminiscent of those in Sorrento, Italy. It has a view of the hotel grounds and the ocean. I do not recommend the villas. Large, but pricey and I cannot see how the view could be better than a high floor ocean view regular room.

Everything was great EXCEPT the TV. I'm an engineer and it was a puzzle to me. The set may have been on the wrong setting, but the channels are indicated by two numbers not one. For instance 53-35. There was a guide in the room having only single numbers. When entered into the remote the TV set switched to an analog mode.

Room Tip: A high floor. Ocean view
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Engineer Guest -
I am so sorry the TV acted up during your stay. I had my chief engineer sleuth out our upper floor rooms for some spot checks and to double check working order - our staff are always ready to address any need and most importantly, any shortfall, as they may happen.
Thanks for the great review and enchanting description matching Sorrento Italy - fabulous!
We're much closer so please escape to La V again soon.
Thank you!
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We cannot say enough about our stay at the La Valencia last week! This hotel is old world charm with current luxury! We absolutely fell is love with this beautiful historic hotel and with lovely La Jolla! We were there for a romantic getaway and we found this hotel to be elegant and very relaxing! The architecture is incredible and the grounds are full of tropical palms and flowers. This hotel has an Al Fresco atmosphere with influences from Spain. The hotel has incredible panoramic views of the pacific ocean & La Jolla Cove and it is surrounded by fantastic and unique restaurants! The bed linens, down comforters and spa robes were crazy soft and a little piece of heaven! Last but not least...this hotel has impeccable personal service!! This hotel was a huge part of our unforgettable trip to La Jolla and we can't wait to stay again soon!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Perfection,
Your comments are so wonderful I don't know where to start in thanks and appreciation. The property descriptions are spot on but I am especially pleased to see your glowing comments on the level of service from our team. We love our hotel and our great guests and we're so glad it shows!
Many thanks and see you soon!
Warm regards,
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

I was at this hotel for a family wedding and I could not have had a better experience. The service, ambience, and care I experienced was exceptional. I would highly recommend this venue for its magnificent scenery as well as its professionalism and high end service.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Wedding Guest,
THANK YOU - we appreciate the opportunity and the honor to be part of so many weddings every year and the magic of each moment just gets better. Congratulations to the newlyweds - we hope to see you all back soon.
Cheers,
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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Calabasas, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

On short notice the hotel was able to find availability for us. From the moment we arrived at the Valet until our departure, our stay was a wonderful experience. The staff were all so professional and did such a wonderful job to make our stay perfect. The room was clean, bed was so comfortable and the food was incredible! This was our first time at the hotel and we will definately be back!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Excellent Short Notice -
We are delighted that you quick plans resulted in a great hotel stay. I am especially grateful to read your comments about our service staff; thank you. When you have time to get away again please call us direct and we'll make some magic!
Ciao,
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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Los Gatos, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We had a misunderstanding regarding room type but the management made an effort to fix things and succeeded. The pool is one of the most beautiful we've seen and the ocean views are very nice. Nice paths to walk on. Room service was very prompt. Beds were comfortable. Lobby is beautiful. Live music during the week was enjoyable. Beautiful landscaping. Helpful bellmen.

Room Tip: Some rooms may be small and only have a shower. Ask for a bath tub if it is important.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
Dear Los Gatos Guest -
You are most kind to add your follow-up review; thank you. Again, our apologies for the room type challenge - we thank you very much for your patience while we found a solution. I am happy to know that your overall stay was enjoyable and we do hope that La V remains on your list of get away favorites.
Best regards,
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in La Jolla
#3 On the Beach Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Valencia Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Valencia Hotel is more than a La Jolla landmark, it's an icon. La V continues to host celebrities, politicians, special celebrations,and romantic getaways since 1926. Located steps from the regions most scenic and stunning coastline, world-class museums, indulgent shopping and galleries, La V is the perfect blend of location and recreation. The hotel's Mediterranean influenced architecture and decor, including beautiful courtyards, hand painted murals and exquisite Spanish mosaics, evoke old-world charm with contemporary services and amenities in this one of a kind coastal destination. Choose from 112 coastal-inspired luxury guest rooms, suites and Villas featuring stunning views of La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean, lush tropical landscaping, or picturesque La Jolla village. Offering two distinctive restaurants, including the sassy and casual Cafe la Rue the signature restaurant, THE MED with patio, dining room and terrace dining is it's own experience. Enjoy premium libations in La Sala Lounge or plan a special event in unique indoor and outdoor ocean view event locations. La Valencia is the premier location to escape, relax and unwind. Experience the beauty of Southern California in San Diego's most elegant and classic luxury hotel and become a part of La Valencia's exceptional legacy. ... more   less 
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La Valencia Jolla
Hotel La Valencia
La Valencia La Jolla

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