Beautiful old hotel, well maintained. Lobby, bar, restaurants, pool area are all superb. Rooms are clean, well decorated, great beds, excellent air conditioning, free wi-fi. It's expensive, especially in high summer season, but worth it.More
Beautiful old hotel, well maintained. Lobby, bar, restaurants, pool area are all superb. Rooms are clean, well decorated, great beds, excellent air conditioning, free wi-fi. It's expensive, especially in high summer season, but worth it.MoreShow less
Dear Grande Guest -
THANK YOU very much for the great review - it is sincerely appreciated. The team at La V works hard every day to ensure our vintage hotel experience is special and we're pleased it resonated for your stay.
We hosted a small corporate event for 2 days in The Galeria room. It was great to have an intimate meeting space that also offered beautiful views and lots of natural daylight. The staff was incredibly friendly and professional, especially Nikki, our Event Sales Manager, who helped me plan the event details, and David, our banquet server, who was courteous and totally on the ball.
Dear Meeting Planner -
Thank you very much for making note of our banquet team member David and our sales manager Nikki. Our team strives to ensure that the expectations of our guests meetings are all in order and that extra attention to details are on point. We do hope that La V remains a first choice for your future meetings and events - thank you.
My husband, 22 yr. old daughter and I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights last week in a King jr. suite.
I had researched all sorts of hotels and condos for our first visit to La Jolla and I am so glad I chose La Valencia. It is hands down the best location and has the best views in town. The pool area is great and it was so nice to enjoy it, have the bar/food service there and have the views at the same time. I checked out the other hotel just down the street and the pool area and views there do not compete.
The staff members we came across could not have been nicer. The guys at the pool cabana were exceptional.
I do wish that there were rooms at the property that would accommodate three adults with ocean views. (we had a town view). Also would have liked a private toilet area in the bathroom and a magnifying/makeup mirror.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and definitely will return.
Dear Fantastic Guest -
Your marvelous review and comments are greatly appreciated - thank you. I am especially pleased to hear that our pool/cabana staff delivered some great services.
Please know that we do offer suites and villas with ocean views that can accommodate 3 guests via the king bedroom and sleeper sofa in the living room. Call direct when your ready to ready and our team will give you some more options.
See you soon and again, thank you.
We extended a business trip and stayed at the Grand Del Mar prior to moving down to the La Valencia for a couple of days. We arrived early and the front desk checked us in and wrote my cell on the credit card form to call us when the room was ready...six hours later no call and we got tired of walking around so we went to check on it and they said "We don't have your number to call you". The reason that I am conflicted about this hotel is you have some great staff members and you have equally as many staff that seem to care less. The room was nice but you can see the wear of the hotel, the room, and the pool. On Friday the 25th about 6 PM we stopped at the lounge bar and the bartender was just plain rude to us and also to another gentleman that was there and we just looked at each other and shrugged our shoulders thinking he was having a bad day but then the night bartender came in and was the greatest guy with a great sense of humor. The guys out at the pool bar were great but then the café waitress was juts absent. Can you see why I am conflicted? If you check my reviews, I really don't give bad reviews because I tend to stay in nice properties.
Dear Important Guest -
Our apologies on the poor start to your La V stay. We reviewed our registration cards and indeed found that the desk agent had folded your phone number over and the next agent missed the information - a terrible and avoidable mistake. I do appreciate your comments on encountering many other great staff - that was very fair of you and most appreciated. We work towards excellence daily and improvement come from shared opportunities like yours.
Thank you also for posting some great shots from your room - we do hope that the tranquil ocean views are a welcome part of your La Jolla stay.
We'll work harder - thank you for sharing.
I picked this hotel based on its gorgeous pictures and excellent reviews. My 19yo daughter and I were planning a mother daughter trip to celebrate her high school graduation (which was awhile ago, but we hadn't celebrated). I mentioned this when booking a vintage king room, one of the smaller rooms on the property. Upon check in, we learned we had been upgraded to suite 25. Upon entering the room, we gasped, because this was a gorgeous, full ocean view room with a giant picture window! It also had a big bathroom with a deep granite soaker tub, and a huge glass shower (with the best rain head ever). As a new empty nester, I so appreciate the hotel's thoughtfulness in upgrading us for this important trip together. This is day 3, and right now I am soaking in the luxurious tub while my daughter reads on a sunny balcony overlooking the water. It doesn't get much better than this! We will definitely be coming back, again and again.
Dear Mother Daughter Guests -
Home Run and thank you. I am so happy to know that our teams extra efforts and attention made this special occasion more special. Thank you very much for taking time to share your experience while you were still here - that means a great deal to us.
Please plan to escape to La V for more family bonding - we're ready.
Had a great 5 night stay here. The rooms weren't huge but big enough and perfectly comfortable. All staff at the hotel, be it housekeeping, restaurants, valet or reception were very helpful and hospitable.
Ate in both the cafe and main restaurant based at the hotel - both were delicious; the latter offering gorgeous views of the sunset from the outside dining terrace!
Just be prepared for noisy seagulls if you're a light sleeper :)
Dear UK Guest -
Thank you for spending 5 days at our enchanting hotel. I am particularly pleased to see your favorable comments on our staff services as well as our dining - Café la Rue and THE MED do offer a nice choice of casual vs. more traditional dining options. We hope to see you again when you travel across the pond.