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Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very relaxing and quaint hotel with lots of style. Bring an eye mask and noise machine to sleep late. Service is fantastic and very warm and welcoming. A unique experience which is very rare these days.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

Great place to stay in the heart of La Jolla with easy access to the shops, restaurants and seal cove. Wonderful boutique hotel for couples looking for nice place to stay. The bars and restaurants are also first class. They have various room options available, certainly pays to check out the various options they offer. Hotel has there on reservation...

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

Dear Fabulous Guest, A big thank you from Team La V for the 5 stars -,we really appreciate your loyalty, comments and great guest advice (yes, book direct)! Cheers, Mark Dibella Managing Director

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I've been coming to La Valencia for years..it's a perfect place to relax and enjoy great service along with scenic views of the area.. throughout all of my visits I have always been very impressed with the staff and all of the amenities this hotel offers.. from servers to bartenders to hosts and even housekeeping... beginning with the front desk...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel itself is showing its age. A single elevator is slow, and you often have to wait a while for it. The rooms are small. Plumbing was a bit slow. Walls a bit thin. However, you cannot possibly find a hotel in a better location. You walk out of the back of this hotel, cross a small park, and...

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Rita M, Director of Sales at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your wonderful reviews f our staff, valet, location and of course our dramatic sea views! After 90 years, we do constantly work to refresh and monitor - like a lady - "not showing our age" so I hope that you enjoyed the new restaurant atmosphere, La Sala Lounge and our pool and amenities. I really...

Westlake Village, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, clean and nice environment and the staff was very kind. The lobby, rooms, pool, and amenities are pleasant and the hotel is pretty accessible if you'd like to go out for a stroll. You can always walk across the street to one of the restaurants, beach park or the coast.

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Rita M, Director of Sales at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, on your next visit we will have to learn how to win that 5th star! We take pride in our staff and ambience, always welcome and friendly. We have wonderful amenities as menioned and extraordinary La Jolla Village access, and let's not forget the dramtic coastal splendor. Return soon, let us continue to...

Reviewed 1 week ago

La Valencia, or Hotel V as many people refer to it, is lovely but in dire need of a renovation. The average level rooms are small and fairly dark. The larger rooms with balconies are nice and have beautiful views but you can really tell that they need to do a major update. I thoroughly enjoyed the pool. It's a...

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

Dear Guest, We appreciate your thoughts but respectfully, we are challenged by your perceptions. Our exceptional La Sala lobby lounge with soaring hand painted ceiling and windows which open to the pacific breeze has never been described as stuffy - the grand room was restored in 2014 to include new contemporary furnishings and an expansive bar. Our guest rooms (in...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is excellent and the pool area is amazing. We were in room 1126 and had a deck all to ourselves overlooking the ocean. I'm not sure what the other rooms were like but ours was very comfortable and luxurious. I definitely recommend this hotel.

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Rita M, Director of Sales at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Meggan, Thank you so much for your 5 out of 5 Stars! I agree, our ocean view pool is amazing - I would spend every day there if I could. As well, I am so glad that you enjoyed the room on the 11th floor, we have some varied selections of Vintage, Classic, Villas and Suites - and 70%...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love to come back every year! Most elegant place ever stayed. Eating breakfast on deck was very good! Waffle breakfast with strawberries. Wedding going on. Wow! Superb place to experience Lajolla .....Bravo!

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Rita M, Director of Sales at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Liz Thank you very much for sharing your great review- we love our 5 out of 5 Stars! The terrace is also my favorite, although I always dive into our yogurt and granola - all made here - topped with berries. Oh and with a waffle on the side! Thank you for your comments that you see how hard...

Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location, room, views and the best of La Jolla at your fingertips. It is worth paying a premium for a premium experience. We have been often -- a perfect place for a special occasion as well as excellent food and beverage!!!!

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Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a room with a nice sea and pool view. But windows wouldn't close properly. Room and bathroom were spacious and had good amenities. But our room 904 had a generator? nearby which seemed to be on all the time. As we checker out we attempted to give a feedback on these points to the front desk. But they...

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Rita M, Director of Sales at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. We strive to make every guest encounter a positive and memorable one. We regret that we missed the mark on your most recent stay with us. I understand that you were dissatisfied with windows and noise, and typically our front office would really really...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Med
The Med
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
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 tidepools and sandstone cliffs of the Pacific Ocean, La V is the perfect blend of location and luxury. The hotel's historical Mediterranean influenced architecture and decor, including beautiful courtyards, hand painted murals and exquisite Spanish mosaics, evoke old-world charm in this one of a kind coastal destination. Choose from 114 luxury guest rooms, suites and Villas, some with fireplaces, stunning ocean views, tropical California landscaping, or picturesque La Jolla village. Offering two distinctive restaurants: Cafe la Rue Bistro & Bar or THE MED Ocean View Restaurant. 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 

Additional Information about La Valencia Hotel

Address: 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: $287 - $703 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Valencia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 114
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Also Known As:
La Valencia Jolla
Hotel La Valencia
La Valencia La Jolla
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Family Hotel in La Jolla
#6 Business Hotel in La Jolla
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“The villas had a lot of foot traffic around them. I would avoid them.”
SuperFlyTNT2011, 1 week ago | Read review
“Bigger rooms with private balconies”
602jens, 1 week ago | Read review
“Not 904. Chekc the windows first.”
mgluschke, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Higher floors have great views of the ocean”
dianeh370, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for higher elevation rooms, overlooking the bay or at least the pool area.”
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