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“Wonderful business experience!”
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La Valencia Hotel
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 March 2014

Our Executive team recently stayed for a two-day leadership meeting and it went perfectly. Everyone at La Valencia was delightful, attentive and friendly. Service was superb and made the entire stay very pleasurable. They coordinated everything from room setup, catering and even a group outing. They were extremely easy to work with and accommodating, which only made my job easier. Their attention to detail helped make the meeting a great success. We will definitely consider using La Valencia again in the future for our corporate events.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

Dear Energy Ninja -
We love any opportunity to showcase meetings, retreats and conferences - I am thrilled that our team made your event a success. Thank you so much for entrusting this event to our care; we hope to assist again soon.
Best regards,
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Room location: Corner of tower. Two large windows offer an almost panoramic view of Scripps park and the ocean. Daylight is excellent with the sun streaming in. Furnishings are comfortable. Desk is a little cramped for work but has the electrical plug in the right location.

Service: Professional and friendly in the manner of a boutique hotel. Courteous staff from top to bottom. Concierge desk is excellent. Request for special needs is met without a beat.

Food: Room service available. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are all available for those unwilling to venture outside. Bar is also on premises.

Wi-fi: Free. Solid connection with no dodgy drops during live streaming. Maximum download speed of 1.7mb/sec, average of 850-950 kb/sec during weekday evening.

Experience: Quiet. Pleasant. Far from luxurious but has the small and efficient charm of a well-run boutique hotel. Just right for business or pleasure travelers.

Room Tip: Corner room has 180 degree view of ocean.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Lapster2011
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

Dear Great Guest -
Your detailed review is lovely and much appreciated; thank you for sharing your feedback on your stay. The tower wing houses our Vintage (smaller) rooms but you hit it on the head in the view descriptions; pretty exceptional. I am most pleased to ready your comments about the staff and our service; personable and friendly are #1.
We hope to see you back soon and again; thank you.
Cheers,
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

My husband and I were treated to a wonderful stay at La Valencia. We were treated to champagne and strawberries dipped in delicious chocolate for our special anniversary! The room was nice and the bed was soooo comfortable! Thanks Nancy for bring so caring and all the staff for treating us wonderfully! We will be back next year!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Fizzeek
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

Dear Anniversary Guest -
So glad the extra attention helped make your anniversary celebration special - thank you also for recognizing our great concierge; Nancy is exceptional. Our entire team is here to ensure our guests have a remarkable time.
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Mark Dibella,
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Brought my BF to La Jolla to celebrate his birthday and found this hotel online to stay for the weekend. The pictures online looked fabulous and read some reviews about LV. I'm so glad we stayed here. Our experience was truly wonderful! We were received at check-in by 2 hotel staff that genuinely seemed happy to see us. We found out that our room was going to be renovated the following day so they upgraded us to a garden suite. I was looking forward to the ocean view room, but the garden suite had an amazing view as well, and you can't beat an upgrade! Thank you LV and your staff for making our stay so memorable. The BF loved it so much he has made LV "our" hotel and we will stay here every time we visit La Jolla from now on.

Room Tip: Try to spulrge for a suite, so roomy
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

Dear Veronica -
I am thrilled that you and the BF had a grand time, we are so pleased that La V set the tone for a lovely stay. Our team works hard to ensure that you don't have to - thank you for taking the time to share your comments and please be sure to let us know when you plan to return.
Warm regards,
Mark Dibella,
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Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

Breakfast in the hotel restaurant was wonderful! We did not stay in the hotel so we cannot comment on that. Poached eggs were perfect. Portions were ideal. Fresh orange juice was great! Nice view over the shore. Nice children's menu as well.

Stayed: March 2014
Thank Kyle B
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

Dear Breakfast Guest -
Come for the breakfast - stay for the week! Thank you for taking time to share your dining experience, we appreciate the accolades and hope to see you back for lunch and dinner too.
Ciao -
Mark Dibella,
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

We came to La Jolla for a girls trip/my birthday. We wanted an area where the weather would be nice for February, we would be near the ocean, great shopping, spas, dining and we would not need a car once we got because of ideal location to everything. This is the hotel. We had a double / Queen room for 3 of us. Plenty of room and big bathroom. The beds were soooo comfortable I did not want to come home. Also the concierge service was amazing! Love the Keurig machines in the room for coffee too. We ate dinner at Herringbones, Eddie V's and Georges all outstanding ambiance and food! Would highly recommend. Book ahead though because not inexpensive to stay here.

Room Tip: King rooms have balconies I believe that was the only thing we wish we could have gotten.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank shelbel04
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

Dear Girls Get Away Group -
Thank you for planning to celebrate a birthday at La V - we love special occasions! I am happy to hear our spacious double queen rooms were the right ticket for your groups comfort and relaxation. We hope you'll plan to spend more birthdays, anniversaries and just any fun occasion at La V -
Cheers,
Mark Dibella,
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We booked this hotel as a trip down memory lane we have not been to La Jolla for over 20 years so this was supposed to be a real treat
As Brits we like to sit in the Lounge and read -No lounge under renovation we were not told
We returned to our room having explored Torrie Pine National Park to rest our room was not cleaned and despite 2 phone calls I am still waiting
Late check out tomorrow unhelpful
The only saving grace is the bar staff are wonderful
Our memory lane trip was disappointing

Room Tip: Ocean view but at a price
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Dear Special Brit Guest -
I am sorry La Sala was not available during your stay - alas this lovely room is undergoing a much needed restoration and will return in mid April even more glorious. Although La Sala is out of service our property still has numerous patios, courtyards and our pool deck for lounging along with our two restaurants, Cafe laRue and THE MED.
I am sorry the your room refresh was delayed - I am wondering if you may have inadvertently left your Do Not Disturb sign posted while out for the day......
Late check outs are considered based upon occupancy and room type. With so many specialty room types we are also obligated to met expected guest check-in times - sometimes a difficult balancing act.
I am sorry that memory lane was not more positive - we do hope that you return to see La Sala when travel finds you back in La Jolla.
Sincerely,
Mark Diballa
Managing Director

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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: £218 - £388 (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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