Two of three nights complete! Made reservations weeks ago, planning to spend three nights celebrating special anniversary, booked a partial ocean view room. Called a day ahead of arrival to confirm and note the trip was for special anniversary.
Arrived at 2':00PM Friday 8/23, room not ready, no big deal, check in was at 4. Was reminded of 4 check in but they would see what they could do. Headed out to explore La Jolla. Came back at 3:45, room not ready, room not ready at 4, room finally ready at 4:20PM.........hmmmmm
Oh, and while we were waiting for our room in the lobby bar, which is nice, the staff conducted a job interview with between three staff and the person interviewing. you got to be kidding me! At one point they asked how she would handle a rough situation which a client. I could hear the whole interview. I almost went over to the table and led what so would do to get a room ready on time for someone on a special trip.
Finally got to room, yikes full view of parking and roofs, not what we had expected from such a hotel. Spoke to front desk and was governing better room on 6th floor.
Second day: Hotel location is great, you can walk down to cliffs, beach and the hotel is built on hill so you can enter the hotel grounds at bottom of hill with room key rather than hike back up the hill. That is if your room key still works!!!! We thought the problem was with the entrance but when we got to our room we couldn't get in our room,so we walk back down to the lobby to get the keys fixed.
Stayed in many fine hotels with great service, the valets here are great. Staff smiles and are pleasant. Bottom line thought this would be great place to celebrate anniversary, wrong, so far special, if anything lots of issues. See what happens on our last day (And its Sunday now at 2:30 and the room hasn't been cleaned yet!)
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- La Valencia Jolla
- Hotel La Valencia
- La Valencia La Jolla