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“La V remains top drawer La Jolla hotel” 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
Surfside, Calif., USA
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“La V remains top drawer La Jolla hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

This was our third stay at La Valencia and the place continues to impress. Location is five star in beautiful La Jolla, smack in the center of restaurants, shops and galleries. The staff provides impeccable service with a friendly, helpful and welcoming approach to their guests. A new brasserie has been opened in the hotel for casual dining while the main restaurant continues to provides wonderful meals while guests view the Pacific ocean below from their tables. The La V, as it is called by locals, is a little bit pricey but worth the expense. Occasionally they do run special deals which are worth looking for. Great place.

Room Tip: Ask for ocean front or ocean view.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bentley
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Dear Top Drawer Guest -
We are thrilled and humbled at your gracious review: thank you. La V understands the importance of delivering a special experience and we appreciate your comments and accolades. Just this week we launched a new and much more robust website where we feature some great specials - we hope there is something for everyone!
See you soon -
Mark Dibella
Managing Director
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Chicago
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

La Valencia is a beautiful hotel in a beautiful setting. The hotel staff each and everyone are efficient - so sincere and really skilled at their position. The hotel is clean - and everything in the facility is in working order. We could not have asked for a better stay! and will be returning.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lulu123Chicago
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Dear Chicago Guest -
Team La V thanks you for the wonderful review and we're delighted that your stay was great. The weather in La Jolla offers year round comfort so we hope you head back soon.
Cheers,
Mark Dibella
Managing Director
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Had a wonderful time here -- the service is absolutely top notch, and while the rooms are small, they are very comfortable and well renovated. Had an ocean view with a balcony, which was terrific as well. Definitely a great stay in an amazing location that combines natural beauty with the restaurants and bars of La Jolla Village.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BAS603
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Dear DC Guest -
Thank you for making La V your recent weekend get away - our team is pleased that your experience warranted such a favorable review. We hope you can make La V a get away often!
Ciao -
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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285 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

We came as a group of 14- we were having a business offsite and it was a treat for a very good 2013. Firstly the hotel staff are incredibly good- helpful, naturally friendly (nothing felt fake) and unobtrusive and accomodating. The Boardroom was a perfect size for our meeting and very comfortable, all equipment worked flawlessly. The hotel rooms are all impeccable with great attention to detail. The rooms might be a bit small for Americans but I thought they were fine with nice views over the ocean. Breakfast and lunch were also really good and very abundant. And not to forget, the views are magnificent and just a short walk from the wildlife reserve. Loved it!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kaz P
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Dear Netherlands Guest -
Our team at La V is thrilled to know that you and your guests enjoyed our hotel. Thank you for letting our team be of service to your group. Our smaller rooms are the Vintage category and yes as you mention, most of these have the best views of the ocean. For more space demands the Classic rooms or Villa can fill the need.
Thank you again!
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

My wife and I are local San Diegans and decided to slip away to La Valencia to celebrate her birthday, our wedding anniversary, and Velntines Day. What a great choice for our hotel . A perfect location, excellent view, incredibly comfortable accomodations and extremely friendly and service oriented staff. We travel often and to be treated this well at a local hotel made our weekend wonderful. I can't say enough about La Valencia and would reccomend anyone considering staying in La Jolla, choose La Valencia and enjoy.

We'll be back. Thank you.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean or west facing balcony room. 10th floor was perfect.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James N
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Dear Valentines Guest -
THANK YOU and thank you! We are so pleased that our romantic, enchanting and very pink hotel was the right setting for your Valentines weekend. The best part about La V's ability to set a romantic tone is that we don't have to wait until February 14th - it simply happens 365 days a year so when your ready for more; just let us know!
Cheers,
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

The location and grounds are fantastic. The rooms in the main building are very small but the villas are outstanding. The bell staff is great. Unfortunately, the front desk staff appears to believe that any inquiry is a bother and their time is much to valuable to be spent on issues such as getting exhausted travelers to a room. We had several hour waits for a room on 2 occasions, once when we arrived and once when our villa opened up. The front desk staff should learn that good communications and proper attitude go a long way toward pleasing their customers. Given the prices they charge for a villa, they should already know this but, apparently, they don't.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank JoePrimeTime
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Dear Important Guest -
We appreciate your comments on the property as being "outstanding"; thank you. It is equally important that our service mirrors the facility and I am sorry that we missed the mark for your experience. I appreciate your impressions on having more timely availability upon arrival especially for a Villa. With a 4 PM check in time and the demand for Villas we simply cannot always have these accommodations ready for check in prior to our published time. Regardless of this our staff must be respectable and actively partnered with our guests during any delay - again I am sorry that this did not happen to your satisfaction.
We do hope that La V can regain your business in the future.
Thank you,
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director
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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

My husband and I stayed 2 nights in February 2014. When we planned our trip to the San Diego area, we were torn between staying in the Hotel Del Coronado and La Valencia. We decided on two nights each which allowed us to compare these two great hotels side by side. While the prices were almost the same for ocean view rooms, La V went above and beyond! The staff was very courteous, but it was the room that was the knockout. We stayed in Villa #9 that while a little awkward to access, had a great view of the ocean. There was also a jet tub, shower with rain head (that also doubled as a steam room), and a fireplace. Nice extras were left including a loufa scrubber, kleenex, cotton balls and qtips. The cleaning service also came twice a day and replaced any used supplies both times. Overall, we were extremely pleased with the extras that made the price tag of this hotel easier to bear. I highly recommend considering La V in your travel plans!

Room Tip: The villas are great, but stairs can be an issue.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank christa d
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Dear Exceptional Guest -
I am thrilled to read your wonderful review and generous comments regarding La V - thank you. The villas are a special setting and offer great privacy - Although they are at the lower part of the property you can access them via the Tower elevator; it is a long route we know!
Thank you again and we hope to see 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 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 regions most scenic and stunning coastline, world-class museums, indulgent shopping and galleries, La V is the perfect blend of location and recreation. The hotel's Mediterranean influenced architecture and decor, including beautiful courtyards, hand painted murals and exquisite Spanish mosaics, evoke old-world charm with contemporary services and amenities in this one of a kind coastal destination. Choose from 114 coastal-inspired luxury guest rooms, suites and Villas featuring stunning views of La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean, lush tropical landscaping, or picturesque La Jolla village. Offering two distinctive restaurants: Cafe la Rue Bistro & Bar with casual Modern European Cuisine or THE MED Ocean View Restaurant featuring New American Cuisine. 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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Hotel La Valencia
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