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“Wonderful hotel with amazing staff”
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La Valencia Hotel
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 July 2012

La Valencia is an absolutely wonderful hotel. We were quite late in booking for the 4th of July week so weren't sure what to expect given that the hotel was completely full. Although smaller than we would have liked (simply due to lack of availability), everything was lovely - linens, toiletries. Most important, however, was the helpfulness of the staff. I would like to commend Maureen, in particular. We didn't get to meet her as she is in the back office handling the phones. We had medical issue that required immediate attention (though not 911). Maureen provided the basic info (nearby clinics, ER, etc.), but then on her own made a few inquires in La Jolla and called us back with the name of a doctor a few blocks away who was willing to see us. (Mind you, this was Saturday on a holiday weekend.) We so appreciated the unsolicited extra effort which no doubt saved us hours in an emergency room. That level of service really makes a hotel. We will definitely be back (and book earlier for a preferred room!).

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2012

Dear New York Guest –
Bravo for choosing La V for your July 4th holiday plans; we sincerely thank you for making our home yours for the summer holiday and we are especially thrilled that our staffs attentive service stood out. The extra comments you shared about Maureen are most appreciated. She like many of our staff are why the hotel is so special and of course when you add in our spectacular seaside setting and coastal charm it makes for a great combination.
We have many plans in store for the future so please ensure that you make time to return.
Cheers!
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director

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Reviewed 20 July 2012

Stayed 7/16-7/19/12 for business trip. Was given a Villa room over looking the ocean. The bed was heavenly and I had no problems sleeping. Bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower with three different sprays was wonderful to relax by after sailing or walks on the beach. Food was arranged as part of group meetings and was excellent - definitely 5 star (although pricy). Convenient to ocean, shops and other restaurants (all with killer views of the ocean).
Staff was polite and accommodating. Little confusing with the amount of steps and different restaurants, but staff went out of their way to walk me to where I was supposed to be.
Loved the early morning/ late evening walks along the beach, seeing the seals and gorgeous sunrise/ sunset.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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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 reviewResponded 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!

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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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,
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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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Thank Collin L
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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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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Additional Information about La Valencia Hotel

Address: 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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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: £219 - £403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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