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La Valencia Hotel
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 April 2014

La Valencia is in a wonderful location within walking distance of almost anything you would like to see in La Jolla. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room had a wonderful window in the bathroom that looked out onto the town. This is an older hotel, but our room had every amenity I needed and more. I really liked the hotel and would not hesitate to stay again. Walked to Whisk n Ladle for dinner and it was delicious! Ate breakfast at the hotel restaurant. The breakfast was delicious and the view (looking over the pool to the ocean) was unbeatable.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Dear Kentucky Guest -
Thank you for taking the time to share your compliments and comments - we are so pleased you enjoyed La V and our great location - we work hard to ensure our vintage hotel has all the expected luxury amenities.
We hope to have you back soon.
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We were met by friendly helpful staff and to our delight given an upgrade on our room. Spectacular views of the ocean, nice big bed, clean and comfortable room.

No need to pay for valet parking, there is road parking in local roads some of which have no restrictions (next to Cody's). At $30 dollars a day it is expensive when there is an easy alternative.

Highly recommended.

Room Tip: rooms at back of hotel overlook the ocean.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank DaibachLondon
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Dear Great Stay Guest -
Many thanks for sharing your review and the 5 stars - we are very appreciative of this and your comments on our friendly staff. Please be careful on attempts to self park overnight on local streets - there are restrictions on times and days of week!
Warm regards,
Mark Dibella,
Managing Director

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Fabulous property-friendly,professional,welcoming staff. We always travel with our schnauzer and rarely felt as comfortable as at La Valencia. The hotel is elegant, comfortable and a true gem. We give the highest rating and thank them for welcoming dogs and us to their most luxurious hotel! And, unlike so many hotels that are "dog friendly" and charge $100 or more per stay, La Valencia is truly dog friendly with your very reasonable rate-We thank you again! PK

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank paula k
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Dear "Right" Guest -
I am so delighted to read your comments on our professional staff - thank you. We pride ourselves on being both professional and personable. I also am happy our dog friendly programs resonated with you and your four footed friend - we aim to please.
Cheers,
Mark Dibella
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Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Beautiful hotel right on the ocean. We stayed in a vintage room with an ocean view. The staff is very friendly and nice. You can walk right down to see the seals swimming and basking in the sun. Lots of restaurants and shopping all within walking distance. We loved it!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank beachy2206
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Dear Getaway Guest -
We're so happy that you loved our Vintage rooms - thank you! These are our smaller cozy rooms mostly located in the Tower wing. Our upper floor Vintage rooms have some of the most stunning views of the ocean and coastline from the property. You're comments are most appreciated and please know that we celebrate our guest praise daily!
Cheers -
Mark Dibella,
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

We just stayed at La Valencia. The location is wonderful, the staff friendly and very attentive, but...our "new" towels were soiled and there was only 1 set per person, not so good to mop up the shower sprays (the 1/2 glass wall did not do the trick). We also had to search for a working outlet to charge our cellphones and IPads. I would also suggest that the pool music be a little more middle of the road, but I am a little picky.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank bgqt
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Dear Buffalo Grove Guest -
Many thanks for the great comments on our staff - the team is our most important asset. I do apologize for the towel situation - our team takes every guest concern very seriously; we're reviewing our pool music selections based on your comments. You may not have noticed but the night stand lamps in our rooms have 2 plugs at the base of each unit for easy guest access.
Thank you again and please plan to return soon.
Mark Dibella,
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

This stately old hotel is undergoing some refurbishment and is in need of some hallway carpeting touch ups but, overall, it retains a great deal of charm. Our room with ocean view was in the tower and, as stated, was small but nicely furnished and quite comfortable. And the view is stunning.
We stayed for four evenings and found the service, at all levels, to be outstanding.
Breakfasts in the dining room were excellent and the many stops for lunch, drinks or coffee in the cafe were most enjoyable.
My only complaint is that the door of the bathroom in our room contains opaque glass which at night allows light from the bathroom to enter the room.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank joesChicago
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Dear Chicago Joe -
I love the pictures you shared of La V - thank you. You captured some wonderful images of the many beautiful locations at our hotel. Our La Sala lounge restoration is almost finished and we are excited to unveil the results of this much needed project in mid April - thank you for your patience.
Sincerely,
Mark Dibella,
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Our stay was amazing. The hotel itself stands out in the town of La Jolla and was easy to find. The staff was very attentive from the moment we pulled up to the time we left, especially the front desk. The hotel is in very close proximity to the coast, the park, Children's Beach, La Jolla Cove and George's on the cove. We were in Villa #1 that had a nice view of the pool and the coast. The hotel wasn't easy to navigate but it didn't really bother us. Renovations were being made to a small part of the hotel at the time but that didn't effect our stay at all. We will certainly come back to La Valencia if we are ever in town again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at La Valencia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Dear Houston Guest -
Thank you for sharing your great review. Our team is genuinely thrilled to know that La Valencia continues to make magic moments for our guests. Our location is indeed unbeatable!
Our current project is the restoration of our grand La Sala lounge - we'll be finish in 2 weeks. I am pleased that this did not impact your stay - we have been very mindful of this project and the expectations of our guests.
Warm regards,
Mark Dibella,
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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: £240 - £569 (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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