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5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Valencia Hotel

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La Valencia Hotel
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
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“Can't wait to return!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

We chose La Valencia based on trip advisor reviews so figured it is our duty to share our wonderful experience to help other travelers. We could not have been more pleased! The setting and location can not be beat. There is a back door that you can walk out and be right at the park and cove where the sea lions swim. Everything was extremely clean and well maintained. The food and drinks were fabulous, and how fun to have the option of live music every night right at your hotel. Every single staff member was beyond helpful. My husband and I agree that this hotel provided the best all around service we have ever received at a hotel. Although we chose an escape weekend without kids, we were pleased to see families and that such a nice place also had the balance of being open to kids.
We stayed in a standard room. The room and bathroom were very nice but very small. One suggestion we have is to add hooks in the bathroom and in the closet because there was no where to hang towels or wet clothing. We toured a villa and would definitely choose that or a larger room if we were to return with our family. We were also amazed by the "blackout" shades, great for allowing us to get some rest!
Overall, it was a wonderful stay!!

Room Tip: Our room was right off the pool which was great for a partial ocean view and access to the pool but...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 28 June 2013
Dear Special Guest –
Don’t wait – please return! Many thanks for your wonderful complements with extra special thanks for the kudos on our staff. I am so proud of the team and they work hard to create a great environment. I’ll look into your suggestion for more hooks . . . and yes, please consider a Villa stay next time!
Cheers,
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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Agoura Hills, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013 via mobile

La Valencia is a character filled
gem in the heart of this beautiful
seaside town. The bellman are very kind and helpful. Front Desk staff was as well. The lobby like the entire building is architecturally beautiful as they decorated like an elegant old Hollywood hotel. Our room was located in a poolside/garden area, nice. Recommend A+

  • Stayed May 2013
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 28 June 2013
Dear A+ Guest
I especially love your description of La V as a gem; we are very proud of our special jewel and will continue to keep her polished for many generations.
Thank you and see you again soon.
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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Mahwah, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

The hotel was gorgeous. I worked with Leo Lopez, who was awesome, he was a pleasure to work with. Our meeting room was perfect along with breakfast and lunch in the garden. Eva was great she was always a text away when I needed anything! I had great feedback from the attendees, and all agreed to come back next June! They are a hard bunch to please so I'm grateful for all your hard work to make our meeting a success.

Room Tip: All accommodations were great. The food was also very good and they gave us a variety each day. Th...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 16 June 2013
Dear Stryker Meeting Planner –
Ding, Ding, Ding and thank you – you are our 400th review and more 5 star ratings for La V. I am delighted that your sales and banquet team delivered a great experience and very happy to know that you and your attendees were pleased. Hopefully we’ll make this an annual affair!
Cheers,
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

Really nice old school hotel. OK there was some remodelling of the lobby and street cafe going on, but it did not spoil the charm of the place.
Really helpful guys on valet parking. Friendly and efficient check in. Nice large room, with a large seating area, two big flat screen TVs, wet bar and large bathroom. Room very clean and comfortable. Coffee maker in the room, but there was fresh coffee in the bar downstairs.
Nice pool, plenty of loungers, although not much shade. Good gym, with modern up to date equipment.
Like the way the hotel tumbles down the hill to the park below. Great location in the heart of La Jolla for walking out in the evening.
We didn't eat in the hotel as there was too much choice outside, but it looked really nice.
Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Obviously overlookinghe ocean is nice
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 16 June 2013
Dear UK Guest –
I am so pleased to know that a return decision is a heartbeat away – thank you. Your comments are wonderful and it looks like you took advantage of a stay in one of our premium suites or villas – both great retreats. La Jolla does offer lots of dining options but next time try our Mediterranean Room and Terrace with savory cuisine from Chef Daniel Barron. And yes, we’re busy on crafting the return of Café LaRue so stay tuned!
Cheers,
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

The Room was small but clean and bed was very comfortable.
We had Wine in the Lobby where there was live Music. It was very nice and we even stayed past our dinner plans . Patrick played the Guitar and had a wonderful voice . The view from the Lobby while watching the Pelicans fly by in formation was
stunning . We have stayed here before and will be back again.
Note: They do have Construction going on for the new Restaurant .

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Larry S
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 16 June 2013
Dear PS Guest –
Love that you have stayed before and love even more that you continue to return; we are so honored to have so many loyal regulars and will continue to work hard to earn your business. I am glad our nightly La Sala entertainment was a hit and yes, we’re busy working on Café LaRue which will debut in a couple months complete with large bar, signature wine vault and sidewalk seating.
We look forward to your return.
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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Plam Springs, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

A wonderful Old Hotel with lots of History , but well maintained . They are doing some construction work for a new Restaurant , so there was noise , however only in the daytime . Friendly Staff and the room was very clean and the Bed was perfect . We sat in the Lobby one evening and they
have live music (Patrick) who was very talented and kept us there beyond our dinner plans .We
have stayed here before and we will return .

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 16 June 2013
Dear Great Guest,
Many thanks for the thumbs up – I am happy to know our La Sala live entertainment (7 nights a week) enticed you to stay longer . . . that’s the idea!
See you back soon.
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

Walk across the street for breakfast and enjoy the pool among the lush garden area. Small cozy bar area inside with live entertainment that was excellent. Very good place for a romantic weekend with your spouse. This is an historic site and is vintage.

Room Tip: The rooms do vary so ask what is available and pick the one you want.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jeffmain
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 18 June 2013
Dear Hideaway –
I am so pleased that La V was the ideal escape and hideaway for your romantic weekend. Fresh Vintage and Cool Classic; La V offers some very special ambiance that simply cannot be replicated. You are right, we do have a great variety of room and suite types – there is something for everyone so please let our reservations specialists know what your plans are and they will ensure you have the right room from our intimate traditional rooms with spectacular ocean views to our village view studios with room to stretch to our private villas with balcony to the Pacific.
We’re ready to welcome you back soon.
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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Property: 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 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Luxury 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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