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La Valencia Hotel
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
1 review
““awesome stunning Hotel ””
Reviewed 20 July 2012

As a Wedding coordinator in San Diego had the amazing opportunity to personally plan, on June 23rd a very Posh Wedding.
The Hotel staff was very supportive, professional, and friendly.
Every time I looked around someone was there to help me, and give me an hand in any possible ways.
I would highly recommend this Venue to all my clients. As one of the most luxury timeless Hotel.

Best Regards,

BiancaWeddings.
www.biancaweddings.com
International Destination Wedding planner and coordinator.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 26 July 2012
Dear Wedding Guru –

It is absolutely our pleasure to be of service to you and your very special guests in planning their wedding. La V has had the honor of being the first chapter in the lives of thousands of newlyweds over the past 8 decades and we love the tradition. There is something magical about the combination of our diligent staff, cascading coastal gardens and magnificent ocean view that makes a wedding here even more special – we thank you for your comments.

Cheers!
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

The associates are extremely polite and helpful. The location is simply great but there is room for improvement. The carpets in the halls are dirty and have spots; the carpets in my room was dirty and simply needed some cleaning. The daily room cleaning needs some standardization: sometimes more towels sometimes less; sometimes early sometimes late in the day. Pull down in the evening had the same issues. The bathrooms are extremely small.

All in all good but should be great!

  • Stayed July 2012
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 24 July 2012
Dear Zurich Traveler –
Many thanks for your gracious comments on our staff – we believe they are the most important part of our La V experience. Please know that your feedback on improvement do not go unrecognized. We can assure you that cleanliness is a top priority and the hall carpets are more a product of age which is on our radar for renovations this year which will also include many new and exciting improvements throughout the property. Our 112 rooms and suites offer exceptional diversity of choice from ocean view villas to more cozy courtyard accommodations so when you consider a return and larger bathrooms are a priority I assure you we have options.
Thank you for joining us and we hope to have you return soon.
Best regards -
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

Just go take a look at the La Valencias website and check out how many famous people have stayed there. This place has to be the best view in La Jolla. Just down the street seals hang out on the beach and on the big rocks. At night when you are sleeping leave your door open if you have a balcony and you can hear them all night. Food is great at all meals. Also the beds are some of the most comfortable beds I have slept on in a hotel.

Room Tip: Get a room looking at the beach
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 26 July 2012
Dear Texas Traveler –
No need to check the website for famous people since all of our guests are famous in our eyes and we appreciate each ones decision to rest their heads at La V – thank you!
If it’s not the sound of seals it’s the gulls and of course the waves from the Pacific; that is our everyday music and it is all wrapped up with our awesome ocean view. We’re delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back soon.
Best regards,
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

I bought a hotel package through Luxury Link. My package include 3 nights with an ocean front suite, with dinner, valet parking and so forth.

It's simply one of the best hotels in a beautiful location in the world (and I've traveled the world)

It has an incredible history and story. But waking up and going to sleep with the ocean front is absolutely amazing. My room has a sitting area, a beautiful bathroom, and a good sized bathroom, while overlooking the entire ocean.

I have to say the dinner in the restaurant was absolutely amazing. The filet mignon was like butter ... I mean the cut was so smooth and so tender, I can't wait to go back for more.

If you're in the San Diego area, La Valencia Hotel is a luxury hotel that may be worth it for you!

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view room, high up.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mark D, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 6 August 2012
Dear Toronto Traveler -

I have to agree, we do have one of the best hotel locations in the world and I am very happy to see that you took full advantage of our stunning location, personable services, comfortable accommodations and great dining. There is something very enchanting about the sounds of the ocean that simply makes the stress melt away – thank you for choosing La V and we hope to see you back with us very soon.

Best regards,

Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

I have been going to La Jolla for 20 years. After many parties at La Valencia, I finally stayed there.
Great comfort, great class. The linens are perfect, the AC is right on. I love the place.
Room service is perfect. Pricy but worth it.

Room Tip: The Villa rooms are real nice, Ask for Villa number 9
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

Just stayed for two nights at La V; wish we could have stayed longer! If we go back to La Jolla we would definitely stay there. Wonderful hotel with great character. We got a real surprise when we walked into our rooms - light and airy with a great view. Hotel doesn't look like anything really special when you arrive at the entrance; it is. The fact that it is on so many levels also makes it interesting but either prepare for a wait or use the steps as the lift is a little slow.

Beds were a little soft for us but that's just personal preference.

Nice pool and jacuzzi, really good pool loungers but maximum number of users was only 53 and I'm sure the hotel will hold more guests than this - but we had no problem getting a place.

Staff were very friendly. My daughter couldn't find her room, one of the staff spotted she looked a little lost, asked her for her name and the. Went downstairs to find out her room number for her.

Wifi Internet was reasonably good although it did keep dropping off and then reconnecting; it was better round the pool.

Valet parking is available but at $30 this was expensive, I'd recommend you find separate parking.

Don't bother with breakfast in the hotel, go across to Cody's (out of the main door, turn right, go down the hill towards the sea and it's on the left - brilliant little place).

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

From the moment we arrived at la Valencia we knew we were in for an amazing stay in an extraordinary location! We felt right at home when Eljae greeted us and told us all of the fun things to do around the area. This was just the beginning of the best service we ever experienced in all of our travels. All of the staff could not be more friendly, helpful, and kind as they personally accommodated our needs (including a last minute snorkeling trip an hour before we had to leave to catch our flight)- thank you, thank you, thank you! You have truly made our vacation to la jolla an unforgettable journey and we look forward to returning next year! Even though la Valencia is physically GORGEOUS, it is the people that work there who truly make it stand out! Love, the Connecticut girls

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Property: La Valencia Hotel
Address: 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4577
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — La Valencia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 114
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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