August 12, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, California

Capturing a classic, whimsical charm with modern style and grace, La Valencia Hotel – part of the LVX collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts – is an iconic destination in sunny La Jolla, California. This well-loved SoCal city lies just north of San Diego on the glittering Pacific coast, and for more than two centuries, travelers and locals alike have been flocking to "The Pink Lady" of La Jolla for a sophisticated and relaxing experience by the shore. The hotel's 112 guest rooms are split into three types - Vintage, Classic, and Villas - and all embrace European-inspired elegance and delightful character. Amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, high definition televisions, honor bars, posh toiletries, and luxurious Italian linens. Views range from the lovely hotel gardens to the expansive blue ocean, and larger rooms feature private balconies from which to enjoy the vistas. Seasonal pool service is an excellent way to soak up the rays and begin your mornings, and those looking to keep up with a workout routine can take advantage of the hotel's well-equipped fitness center.


Cuisine is a definitive highlight of La Valencia Hotel, and you are privy to a pair of distinctive on-site restaurants, plus a beautiful lounge offering commanding views over the Pacific. Café la Rue is a European-style bistro with a signature happy hour, and all-day dining beginning at 11AM. But for an even more legendary experience, THE MED is a must. With three separate dining areas, including a casual patio, main dining rooms, and 7th-floor ocean view terrace, and gourmet cuisine coupled with exceptional service, La Valencia Hotel does not disappoint with this destination for dining. Savor a nightcap over live music at La Sala, which offers panoramic views through its massive windows, or choose to savor the highlights of the hotel's fare with private in-room dining. All the sites and attractions of La Jolla, San Diego, and Southern California are right outside your door, and your time at La Valencia Hotel promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.

Location of La Valencia Hotel

La Valencia Hotel
1132 Prospect Street
La Jolla, California

Nearest Airport: SAN

Amenities for La Valencia Hotel

  • General Information
  • 112 Guest Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Lounge
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Spa Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Live Entertainment
  • Valet Parking
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Outdoor Pool
  • In-Room Spa Services
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Marble Bathrooms
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Work Desks
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Catering Services
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Zoo
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Golf
  • Nightlife
  • Beaches
  • Amusement Parks
  • Interests
  • Summer Getaways
  • Theme Parks

Reviews for La Valencia Hotel

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

The location- great. Near the ocean. Pool - has nice comfy cushions and a beautiful view of the ocean. The bad- poorly kept. Pool is always dirty. I haven't seen anyone clean it in the morning and I wake up early to go for runs or workout. One bartender is annoyed with his job and heard him complaining about other staff. However, 1 bartender was super friendly and nice. The room- classic. Nothing special. Bathrooms need to be remodeled. Marble looked old and stained. Carpet looks so old and dirty. Staff- front desk and concierge was very friendly. Outdoor restaurant was nice. They play music there some days. The indoor restaurant has a great view and food was great when we had breakfast. Just don't get the Acai bowl- it was soupy. Exterior of the hotel needs help too. It looks like they are just letting this place go or operating on a really tight budget. Not sure I would recommend this place to others as there is much to be fixed here cosmetically speaking.

wrldtrvlr25 - Philadelphia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited June 2017 as a couple (mid-twenties), Vintage Ocean room #1115, booked through budget online travel-agency. The room: clean, compact but big enough to move around. It really does have a vintage feel to it, without feeling old. Our room was on a corner and had two walls with windows. Listed as an ocean view online, but much more city view than ocean. The east facing wall was 100% city-view, and the south facing wall allowed a peek of ocean, but a lot of city. We didn't spend a ton of time in the room, but it wasn't a huge problem. We would've liked a balcony, but didn't want to spend the money. Conveniently, there was a sort of shared balcony at the end of the hall that had a table and a couple chairs. Got our ocean view fix there for no extra cost. It would have been nice to take breakfast out there one day, but I'll get to that below. Housekeeping and turn-down service were perfect. The Pool: Get there sort of early to guarantee a chair, maybe by 10 or so. It can be a little tricky to get two chairs together if you wait too late in the day. The chairs themselves are very comfortable. Apparently the pool is heated, but it didn't seem all that warm. Clean water, certainly no complaints. There is a hot tub, didn't try it out but it's in kind of a secluded area of the pool area which seemed nice. Towels provided, plenty of umbrellas, and nearby restrooms. There's also a full bar at the pool. I cannot stress this enough: the pool staff was awesome. Very attentive, friendly, helpful moving chairs or umbrellas if asked, and overall very personable. The staff in general was good, the pool guy was downright perfect. We dedicated most of a day just to relaxing at the pool and drinking. Got sunburned. Worth it. Kevin was the freaking man, and I got a little disappointed that he had the day off our last day there. Staff: Valets were great, front desk was courteous and quick, housekeeping worked like ninjas. Nothing negative to say about anyone we dealt with at any point. When the concierge is away, the front desk takes over. My wife got a late night cheesecake craving, so I approached him with that. He knew right off the bat which places were still open and within walking distance, then started pulling up their menus online to make sure. We got a delicious dessert at a nearby restaurant thanks to his quick work. Value: Room itself was a good value. You could probably find a cheaper AirBnB or maybe a cheaper hotel closer to San Diego, but you're not going to get the same level of service and comfort that you'll get at La V. We are not rich people and we've never stayed at a luxury 5-star resort. We fly coach, take one vacation every few years because that's how long it takes to save up for it. La V was perfect for making us feel luxurious, accommodated, and serviced while still being within our budget. Restaurant: We only had one meal at the hotel restaurant: breakfast on our last day. We had a more enjoyable meal at another nearby place, and we had a much worse meal somewhere else. Price was all similar. The service was good, ticket time was nothing unbearable, and the view is pretty fantastic if you're out on the balcony seating. We did not order any room service due to the automatic gratuity and the extra service/delivery charge. Looking back, I'd probably try dinner there one night. I'm sure it would be good. There was live music several of the nights we were there. Good crown turnout even during the week. We were never disturbed by (or even noticed) the noise. On arrival to San Diego, I called to see if an early check in was possible. They said "maybe" so we drove up there. Once we got to the desk (around noon), I was told that they could get me in a lower level room around one, or a top-floor room (as I requested) by four. I opted to wait for the top floor room. They were very accommodating, took our luggage, and provided pool keys so we could go get some sun. They took until almost exactly four to have the room ready. I DO NOT hold that against them. That's their listed check-in time and I was aware of that before we got there. They even offered the lower level room early. All good. Complaints: I try not to let this type of stuff get to me and let it affect my visit. I think I succeeded in that, but I feel that it's fair that people are aware of the issues I experienced. --When we got to our room, I found that the safe was present but completely missing the keypad. A phone call to the desk, maintenance was up and had it swapped out in less than an hour from the time of the call. A quick response was appreciated, but I seriously doubt that the last guest to check out of that room just happened to be the one to take the panel. --The fire alarm began sounding at around 8am our first morning for between twenty and thirty minutes. It was an extremely unpleasant way to start the day, and the only compensation offered from the hotel was a free beer at the pool (which only happened because I mentioned the alarm to one of the pool guys). I can understand the alarm going off. But it shouldn't take thirty minutes to determine if there is or is not a fire and silence an alarm system in 2017. --Valet parking is $30/day. That seemed crazier to me before I got to La Jolla. Turns out, they can charge that because parking is EXTREMELY limited in the city, and even if you find it, you won't be able to stay overnight. La Jolla is a mix of 2 minute, 3 minute, 20 minute, 1 and 2 hour parking zones. There is (what appears to be) a city-owned parking garage nearby, but it did not appear that they allowed overnight parking. Basically, if you have a absolutely need to plan for $30/day. That said, the valets were friendly, the car was always ready to go if I called down in advance, and you can come and go as many times as you like. That said, I am not tipping a valet when I'm paying $30 to park. I'd happily park it myself across the street (where the valet parking lot is) and walk, but that isn't an option. --Honor bar with ludicrously priced snacks and alcohol. Small fridge in in the dresser (which I did not discover until the last day, to my own shame). --The elevator is just godawful. It's really bad. Possibly it is original to the building? A single elevator services eleven floors, including the lobby level, so it gets a lot of use. It is very small, very slow, and perhaps is one of the "dumbest" elevators I've ever used. It had a tendency to either skip your destination in order to pick up a different floor, or not come to your floor before going all the way back down. It was almost like the elevator would forget about you for several minutes, or just come whenever it got a chance. Also, after the first day's fire alarm, the elevator was out of commission until the late evening, possibly into the next morning. We made numerous trips up and down from the eleventh floor because the elevator took ages to arrive or was continuously packed full of other guests. I realize it would be costly and extremely inconvenient to improve, but at least make the stairway seem like you're not walking down a bare concrete maintenance corridor. --WiFi SUCKED. Unfortunately, my wife had some work she had to do (on vacation, sadly) and we were expecting usable WiFi. In the room and at the pool, the connection was slow, unreliable, and extremely frustrating. It seems that it's time for an equipment upgrade; usable WiFi should absolutely be a standard feature in a $350/night hotel. Doing work on vacation sucks, but not being able to get it done efficiently sucks more. Overall: I was really happy with the stay. The rest of the reviews here demonstrate that there is absolutely a good reason to stay at La V. If I were to visit La Jolla again, I would likely stay at La V and I'd recommend it to a friend. It can be pricey, but it's the California coast in a gorgeous city, everything is pricey. I highly recommend it and thoroughly enjoyed my stay.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

My Fiance and I spent 3 days here during our 7 day California vacation and La Valencia Hotel was hands down the best part of our trip! The staff was superb and provided us with the best service we've ever experienced. Our room, the view, and the pool area was absolutely gorgeous and I guarantee you'll not be disappointed during your stay.

Ishmac32 - New York City, New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The La Valencia is a magical place. Pure paradise. It's looking over the cove of La Jolla so the view is spectacular. We woke up to the sounds of birds chirping and seals barking every morning. Our room was very roomy and comfortable. The restaurants and pool area are beautiful. The staff was all very accommodating and lovely. Can't go wrong with the convenience of the hotel being right in the middle of the beautiful town as well.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was very impressive on arrival. We had paid for a room with a balcony but were given one which did not have one. We both felt very uncomfortable in that room, difficult to describe. We changed the following day and moved into a bungalow which was stunning. No real gripes, front desk got the bill wrong at the end, repeatedly , which was a touch embarrassing, but a nice hotel in a classy town. If back in la jolla may go somewhere that doesn't take itself so seriously but not quite pull it off.

Jaxx8373 - Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

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