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1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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#10 of 23 hotels in La Jolla
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4.5
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Discover the luxury of La Valencia Hotel, an unforgettable destination that has welcomed guests, including the Hollywood elite, for more than 90 years. With her signature pink exterior and iconic tower, the elegant "Pink Lady" remains a renowned landmark on La Jolla's distinctive Prospect Street commanding the village bluffs with panoramic views of the Pacific coastline and beautiful La Jolla Cove. 114 rooms, suites and villas offer a cast of options from cozy boudoirs to a captivating penthouse or exclusive villas. Culinary indulgence takes center stage at The Med, the hotel’s ocean facing restaurant and terrace featuring seasonal California coastal cuisine. The supporting cast features La Sala, a sumptuous and dazzling Spanish-Mediterranean style lounge cast in the tradition of grand hotel bars.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Highchairs available
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Evening entertainment
Patio
Walking tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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U2916BSmike wrote a review Aug 16
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Was such a turnoff when they told me book your cleaning in advance for 700 per night? I had to check on my car as they didn't park it many hours. It was a stressful start but such a good loaation and restaurant service was real nice
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Date of stay: August 2022
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JohnR053 wrote a review Aug 11
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This is THE best location in La Jolla. It is an elegant old-world hotel in a prime location overlooking La Jolla cove. If you are looking for a romantic getaway, this is the place. The location is all the more important when you realize that driving and parking a car anywhere in La Jolla is impossible. Being in the middle of things and able to stroll about town is key to enjoying the ambiance of this town. Tip: cocktails on the veranda enjoying the ocean breeze watching a classic California sunset - priceless!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Ocean view rooms are spectacular.
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear John, Thank you for your five-star review of La Valencia Hotel. We're delighted to hear you had a wonderful stay and are especially pleased to hear you enjoyed our central location. On behalf of our team, we look forward to welcoming you back soon to the Pink Lady.
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Audreyjoon wrote a review Aug 16
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Let me put it this way - I wrote a google review complaining about how hard it was to connect with them over the phone. They replied by asking me to call them. Terrible service and it’s just simply not beautiful or comfortable enough to justify the price. They don’t even have nice towels 😫
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Date of stay: August 2022
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vb8ukm345j wrote a review Aug 16
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
We were greeted in our room by dead bugs, mold in the shower, previously opened water bottles and a used shower cap hanging on the bathroom door. The only redeeming quality was the historical value of the property.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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TravelBugLA wrote a review Aug 13
Los Angeles, California64 contributions79 helpful votes
La Valencia hails from the heyday of the pink palace hotels – the late 1920s. In the same vein as the Don Cesar at St. Pete Beach, or the old Waldorf Astoria in Boca Raton, the hotel has a similar energy of classic elegance and the architectural details that go with it. Beautiful tilework in the lobby and the dining areas that are situated to catch the ocean breezes from all sides greets you at check-in. We spent two nights at the hotel celebrating my birthday, and to take in the Niki de Saint Phalle exhibition at the La Jolla branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, which is within walking distance of the hotel. We opted for the “Summer in Style” package, which comes with a gift of a tote bag and two Turkish towels\beach wraps embossed with the hotel’s name, and our tote included a birthday greeting with 2 boxes of sweets that kept the celebration going long after we returned home. We took the Pacific Surfliner down from LA and avoided the stress of driving, and called an Uber from the Solana Beach station, about a 20-minute ride in heavy traffic. We had reserved at Classic King Ocean Balcony, which was not ready upon arrival, so we grabbed a bite at La Sala, the café just off the lobby, and enjoyed a sea view, a precursor to the one we would have in our room. My husband chatted with the concierge, who was very friendly and ready with recommendations for dinner; as it happened, we had already booked a French restaurant up the street, but it made us feel welcome nonetheless. When our room was ready we discovered it was just above the café, so we asked to be switched to a higher floor, a request that was quickly and graciously accommodated. The new room, on the 10th floor, was smaller, but also quieter, despite being located near the elevator. As is the case with hotels in the era of COVID, housekeeping was by request, which was fine with us, as were easily able to procure fresh towels as needed. I think in the future we will look back upon the practice of daily sheet changing and laundering as anti-environmental and water wasteful, but judging from some of the other comments I guess we’re not quite there yet. Our only complaint during our stay was the rather noisy air conditioning unit, and a stuck bathroom door which required attention from the maintenance department. Otherwise, it was a tranquil couple of days, and we look forward to returning for another art staycation.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: The 10th floor is very quiet.
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davidl0ren wrote a review Aug 12
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Hotel location is great. Overall staff was not up to par with a four star resort experience although concierge was very knowledgeable and had great recommendations. Room was clean but was surprised that hotel is still not cleaning rooms due to Covid which seems outdated based on current situation
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Response from Annalise Dewhurst, Marketing at La Valencia Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear David, Thank you for choosing to stay with us in the heart of La Jolla. While we're pleased to hear our concierge Mark provided great recommendations, we regret that the remainder of your stay did not exceed your expectations. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon to experience the elevated service we're known for.
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2udncnjvum wrote a review Aug 12
Houston, Texas1 contribution
Room was not available until 8:30pm. They initially tried to put us in a room without windows while charging $800 a night. Not enough housekeepers so room cleaning is not daily. The AC in the room is so loud that we couldn’t sleep. Restaurant didn’t have enough staff so service was very slow. Not worth the $800 a night! Go elsewhere!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for staying with us during your visit to La Jolla. We value your feedback and regret that your stay did not exceed your expectations. We'd love to speak with you further about your experience. At your convenience, please contact Arturo, our rooms director, at abaylon@lavalencia.com so we can make this right.
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Dmoneyinthehouse wrote a review Aug 12
La Jolla, California1 contribution
The price to value of this hotel is drastically off. I have no problem paying 700 to 1k for a quality hotel. This hotel was 750.00 and pair to a 3 star room quality. Location is excellent …. This is what you have here but room quality is poor, staff quality good (not great), and overall value is 2.5 of a 5.0
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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at our hotel. We appreciate your review and regret that your room did not exceed your expectations. We would like to speak with you further about your stay and encourage you to contact Arturo, our rooms director, at abaylon@lavalencia.com.
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JaclynnBrennan wrote a review Aug 8
New York City, New York6 contributions4 helpful votes
I had the pleasure of staying at Hotel Valencia this weekend and was completely blown away by the old school Hollywood glamour, and the delicious food. Best brunch in town, privacy by the pool, and fabulous location. The best part about my stay was the incredible concierge Mark who took care of so many details for my group and made sure everything was seamless. Can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear Jaclynn, On behalf of our team, it was our pleasure to welcome you to La Valencia Hotel. From our weekend brunch to Mark's attention to detail, we're thrilled to hear your stay exceeded expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable visit.
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natars2022 wrote a review Aug 7
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While returning from the beach there were some food dropped by a waiter down the stairs and it was not clean properly one of my dogs got a hold of hamburger patty With Cheese on it by the time I was able to take it away from him he has ingested 50% of the party. We ended up leaving the hotel early in the morning the day after arrival since the dog was badly sick and throwing up! I left three messages by phone and in person for the manager to contact me with no success obviously he’s afraid of dealing with an unhappy customer! Our anniversary with our dogs turn into a nightmare and left early in the morning for Vetrenerian to treat and make sure our dogs are okay. I would not have asked for anything but cancellation of the second day but in reality this is a different issue now!
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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for staying with us during your trip to La Jolla. We apologize that your anniversary stay with us ended early but are pleased to know you've since spoken with our front office team to make this right. If you have any follow-up items for our team, please do not hesitate to contact our rooms director, Arturo, at abaylon@lavalencia.com.
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$629 - $883 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Valencia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to La Valencia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include La Jolla Cove (0.1 miles), Ellen Browning Scripps Park (0.04 miles), and Children's Pool (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Valencia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at La Valencia Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Valencia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at La Valencia Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Valencia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bobboi Natural Gelato, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, and NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Valencia Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does La Valencia Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, La Valencia Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is La Valencia Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of La Jolla.
Are any cleaning services offered at La Valencia Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at La Valencia Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.