We toured southern California this holiday season and stayed at several historic hotels (Mission Inn in Riverside, Queen Marry in Long Beach, and La Valencia in La Jolla). All three had their best deals at their hotel Web sites. So, we booked directly online. La Valencia was the most luxurious and the most charming of the three. We stayed at Villa 12, with a separate patio and balcony overlooking the ocean. From what I’ve seen, this could have been their best Villa: upper floor, high ceilings, large wall mirrors, king bed, fire place (with a remote control), great coffee machine, etc. Bathroom was spacious and had a large Jacuzzi tab (with an ocean view). A shower room had two power showers and… a real on-demand steam, which turned the shower into a mini steam room. Nice. I wish they had 4.1 surround speakers mounted into the ceiling to listen to your favorite itunes :) The hotel grounds were beautiful and well maintained. Parts of the hotel were under renovation though, but we didn’t mind. The hotel décor was fine with Spanish motif. I really enjoyed reading the in-room booklet on the hotel history. Just grabbed that booklet and a glass of wine, and enjoy reading it buy the hotel pool. It would be great if the hotel offered some guided tours, like the other hotels we visited. The hotel staff was nice. Overall, great experience.
- 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 114 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: Cafe la Rue Bistro & Bar with casual Modern European Cuisine or THE MED Ocean View Restaurant featuring New American Cuisine. 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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- Also Known As:
- La Valencia Jolla
- Hotel La Valencia
- La Valencia La Jolla