My husband and I celebrated our 21st Anniversary and are so happy we chose this Historical hotel for our special day. We typically stay at branded hotels where the service standard is boring and rehearsed. We chose this hotel because we heard and saw first hand the many great reviews. I felt compelled to add another great one!
We arrived on a busy Friday afternoon only to be greeted by two valet parking attendants who acknowledged us with the utmost professionalism while making us feel most welcome and comfortable at the same time. They directed us to the amazing front desk staff that awaited us. Michael and two lovely girls at the desk checked us in and explained the many things happening at the hotel that evening as well as the surrounding area. We were excited to share with them that it was our anniversary. Without requesting it they gave us an oceanview room with stunning views of the ocean.
Our first stop of the evening was at the Waling Bar. What a great start to a perfect evening! It's such a rustic, intimate and charming place. It has a great happy hour. The Tapas are to die for!
The bartender was so friendly and helpful and shared with us what La Jolla has to offer. After enjoying some great wine we took advantage of a walk around beautiful La Jolla and took advantage of some great shops and in particular this great Olive store with the most unique gifts and the best olives I've ever eaten. I managed to leave with half the store!
When we returned we went to the room to store our purchases only to find a great bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries with a beautifully written "happy anniversary" note from the friendly folks at La Valencia. WOW! What a class act!
After a romantic glass of champagne and strawberries we decided to take advantage of the oceanview lounge where a guitar band was playing Spanish music. I never wanted to leave! They were so good I managed to get my husband on the dance floor......That never happens! I just had to take one of their CDs home with us!
After a comfortable sleep on a perfect mattress breakfast the next morning was so enjoyable and relaxing and some of the best food I've ever eaten. Next time I may have to pack the pastry chef and take them home with us!
Anyway, I could go on forever talking about our wonderful our experience was. All I can say is that we wasted the last 20 years in other hotels and will spend our next 20 years staying at this great place EVERY year. My hats off to the management and most accommodating and friendly staff that we have ever experienced. This hotel is a class act from the time you arrive to the time you leave. Thank you for that! We hope to return soon.
- 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