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La Valencia Hotel

4 stars
1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
83 reviews
the place to stay in La Jolla

Great location, great views, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Everything you would... See full review

  • Ronjim
  • Jul 17, 2014
Best in La Jolla

Staying at the La Valencia is like a trip back in time to a more relaxed and kinder world. The... See full review

  • Travel all over
  • Apr 21, 2014
Old-fashioned hotel with modern seaside elegance
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean since 1926, the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla deftly mixes old and new.  With its pink stucco hue, the property is known as the pink lady of La Jolla. The Mediterranean-style boutique hotel offers luxurious accommodations and amenities and enjoys walking distance to La Jolla village for some of the best shopping in Southern California. Three on-site restaurants, including the Art Deco Sky Room, provide guests with ample dining options.
Highlights
  • Historic buildings hearken back to another era
  • Marvel at views of the Pacific Ocean
  • Enjoy live music several nights a week in La Sala Lounge
Rooms

La Valencia Hotel offers 112 rooms, including nine suites, richly appointed with custom furnishings and luxury textiles. Each room comes standard with a plasma TV, Egyptian cotton linens and in-room safe, with many including a patio or balcony. Guests receive complimentary high-speed Internet access. Wi-Fi Internet access is also available (fees apply).

Features

The La Valencia Hotel has received AAA's four diamond award and was selected to the 2010 Best in the World Top 100 list by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Today, the hotel retains many of the same design elements and characteristics that became trademarks of the hotel in the 1920s. The hotel developed a sustainability program in late 2009.

All guests enjoy complimentary access to a heated outdoor pool and an on-site fitness facility with cardiovascular equipment and free weights. Guests also receive a complimentary shoe shine every night. The hotel offers in-room spa treatments (fees apply) and 24-hour laundry service (fees apply).

Three on-site restaurants provide multiple options for dining. The Sky Room, an Art Deco masterpiece, is by far the swankiest of the bunch, offering exotic spins on Californian fresh cuisine. The Whaling Bar & Grill is more casual with a bar and TVs and The Mediterranean Room provides fantastic ocean views as well as outdoor dining.

Transportation
  • San Diego International Airport (15 mi/21 km)
Attractions
  • Qualcomm Stadium (8 mi/12 km)
  • Sea World (10 mi/15 km)
  • San Diego Zoo (12 mi/18 km)
  • Old Town (12 mi/18 km)
  • Petco Park (16 mi/23 km)
  • Point Loma (16 mi/23 km)
Business
  • Three main banquet rooms
  • 24-hour business center
  • Ability to accommodate up to 500 guests
Policies and fees
  • Valet and self parking are available (fees apply)

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

La Valencia Hotel Rooms

Classic King Suite Ocean
Relax in residentially inspired spacious accommodations, our Classic King Suite Ocean offers views of the ocean/California coastline. Ocean Suite, approximately 800 square feet, features living room with sleeper sofa and separate king bedroom. These rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi, legendary Italian Frette linens, down comforters, plasma TVs, Keurig coffee makers, extensive mini-bar, luxurious La Valencia Hotel robes and chic Molton Brown toiletries. Oversized bathrooms include bathtub/shower combination with large vanity.
Classic King Ocean
Relax in residentially inspired spacious accommodations, our Classic King Ocean room offers views of the spectacular ocean/California coastline. Approximately 425 square feet, King bed and oversized bathrooms featuring bathtub/shower combination with large vanity. These rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi, legendary Italian Frette linens, down comforters, plasma TVs, Keurig coffee makers, extensive mini-bar, luxurious La Valencia Hotel robes and chic Molton Brown toiletries.
Classic Queen Queen Garden
Relax in residentially inspired spacious accommodations, our Classic Queen Queen Garden room offers picturesque garden and village views. Approximately 425 square feet, two Queen beds command the room and oversized bathrooms feature bathtub/shower combinations with large vanity. These rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi, legendary Italian Frette linens, down comforters, plasma TVs, Keurig coffee makers, extensive mini-bar, luxurious La Valencia Hotel robes and chic Molton Brown toiletries.
Vintage King Ocean
Enjoy elegant chic comfort in cozy and efficient surroundings, our vintage rooms offer spectacular views of the ocean/ California coastline. Approximately 250 square feet, King beds command the room which includes work desk, dresser and club chair. Euro-style intimate bathrooms feature standing showers with dual shower heads. These rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi, legendary Italian Frette linens, down comforters, plasma TVs, Keurig coffee makers, extensive mini-bar, luxurious La Valencia Hotel robes and chic Molton Brown toiletries.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

32.8486 -117.2738
Area served
The Pacific Ocean is our backyard, and the world-class museums, shopping and galleries of La Jolla are just steps from our front door. Award-winning tennis facilities and golf courses are just minutes from the hotel.
Nearby airports
SAN - San Diego Lindbergh
Area description
From the San Diego Airport: Interstate 5 north to La Jolla Parkway (used to be Ardath Road) exit. (Be careful, do not get on 52 East). Follow La Jolla Parkway west. It will become Torrey Pines Road. Turn right on Prospect Street. La Valencia Hotel is about 1/2 mile on the right. Pull in front of the Hotel for valet parking.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The La Valencia Hotel is a unique destination for executive conferences and corporate retreats. With thousands of feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and banquet space, we can accommodate groups and parties from 10 to 500 guests. The Board Room is ideal for smaller meetings of up to 20 people. At 1657 and 1440 square feet, the Verandah Room and Terrace accommodates groups of up to 200 (Reception) or 150 (Sit-Down). The Galeria is the perfect size for medium groups of between 50 and 75. A staff of professional conference coordinators ensures that every aspect of your meeting is handled smoothly and efficiently.

Dining

Mediterranean Room
Welcoming vistors and local residents alike for over 50 years. Mediterranean Room and Patio offers Mediterranean inspired cuisine served with ocean views or in a tropical patio setting. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily from 6:30am to 10:00pm. Sunday Champagne Brunch from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
The Sky Room
Open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner, the romantic Sky Room transports one back to an era of fine service and distinctive California Fresh cuisine. Located on the 10th floor of the hotel and offering the ultimate in privacy, The Sky Room features only 10 booths and tables, each with a 180-degree view of the Pacific.
Whaling Bar
A favorite with locals, The Whaling Bar and Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with many dishes prepared tableside. San Diego Magazine's 2001 Annual Reader's Poll voted the Whaling Bar the "Best Business Lunch."
La Sala and OceanTerrace
Comfortable lounge overlooking the ocean. Floor-to-ceiling windows. Piano music several nights a week. Appetizers and cocktails.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (83)

Ratings and reviews for La Valencia Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
83 out of 83
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.8

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of La Valencia Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
E Crary
Dallas, Texas
Aug 8, 2014

Weekend Getaway

Hotel was in a great location within easy walking distance to restaurants, bars and beach. Staff was very courteous and food was good. There was an Awesome bartender at the pool bar (Robert) who whipped up some great drinks. Classic King Room was pretty small but it had an excellent ocean view and had all of the amenities. Relaxing vacation in a beautiful location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Stella's Italian Restaurant on Fridays when the acoustic guitar player is there. Great food, views and music.

Review of La Valencia Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ronjim
Business
Dallas
Jul 17, 2014

the place to stay in La Jolla

Great location, great views, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Everything you would expect at a first class hotel. Quite a few steps to maneuver in getting around to different functional parts of the hotel, but after all it is built on the side of a very steep hill overlooking the ocean :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

lots of good dining choices very close

Review of La Valencia Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Philboy 19
San Ramon, Ca.
Jun 28, 2014

Want peace and quiet? Then this is not the place for you.

There were many pro's and con's about this hotel. First, the location is wonderful, although not as close to the beach as it would seem. We still had to drive, it is not within walking distance. The pool is salt water, which is weird. I know they said it is good for the skin, but try to open your eyes without goggles and it doesn't work. It was very loud. We were in Cabrillo wing which was old. Lots of construction noise, and you could hear every sound from above. People let their kids run in the hallways. The cleaning staff began vacuuming at 8 a. everyday. Not quiet. Not great spa amenities, parking was SUPER expensive $30 a day plus tips. Food was not great, and expensive. The room was clean, nice robes, and great bedding. Comfortable beds. But our phone was busted and we reported it 5 times. I think there is a reason no one wears name badges. So you can't say who you spoke to previously. Just bad customer service all around. For the price, I expected so much more. I wouldn't stay here again. Refrigerator is accessible to put your own items in, which was nice. Cable TV, but no special movies or options. Keurig coffee maker only. No microwave. Really expensive food options (dean and delucca) in the room. 8 dollars for a candy bar. Seriously? I understand we were in La Jolla, but it just wasn't worth it. I think for me, I have high expectations when it comes to customer service and this just didn't meet my expectations for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Crab Catchers is close and good for a meal splurge. The Spot is great for daily dining and lots of food options.

Review of La Valencia Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Flato traveller
San Antonio
Jun 8, 2014

Step back in time

The La V is like a turn of the century California coast vacation in a stately intimate hotel. The valet staff is exceptional! The staff at the La Rue Cafe was both fantastic and passable. The king rooms in the old tower can be a bit small ( especially the bath) but are nice nonetheless. The breakfast area, lobby bar and ding room are fantastic, as is the location within a quaint shopping district of La Joya and across from the Oceanside park with sea lions and seals. It us also convenient to San Diego.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Go see the sea lions and seals

Review of La Valencia Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Travel all over
Los Angeles, California
Apr 21, 2014

Best in La Jolla

Staying at the La Valencia is like a trip back in time to a more relaxed and kinder world. The architecture is fabulous -- an exquisite example of the kind of vintage 1920s to 1930s Mediterranean revival draped in flowering Bougainvillea. The restoration project they just finished in the lobby is just wonderful. The staff is amazing and could not be more helpful. It is an old hotel, so the elevator is slow and the baths can be a bit small, but we had a lovely room with a wonderful and huge outdoor patio looking over the sea. The whole experience was an A+. We go to La Jolla a few times a year and there is no other place like La Valencia.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eddie Vs is wonderful for seafood. Nice location and ambiance for dinner. If you're a burger fan the Burger Lounge about 3 blocks away makes a great lunch stop. Best breakfast is the Cottage on Faye and Kline -- lots of choices and quick attentive service.

Review of La Valencia Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joshua L.
Bentonville, AR
Mar 29, 2014

Overall, good

Overall, I thought the hotel was good. The staff was really nice and friendly, maid service was good (twice a day), had a fitness center and a business center, a pool with service, and access to the beach (about a half a mile walk fro the hotel). The only complaints are the rooms are the size of sardine cans, the expense of room service (literally 50 dollars for 4 shrimp and some cheese---- 20 bucks for each + 5 dollar room delivery fee and 20 percent service charge) and parking. It is 29 dollars a night to park, plus you cannot park yourself you have to get a valet to do it (meaning a tip each time you want to use your car). Simple things like ice or silverware you have to call room service, have them bring it to you plus another tip. All surrounding areas in La Jolla are overpriced so be prepared to spend a small fortune. But other than these things it was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of La Valencia Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
xoxoxox
San Diego, CA
Mar 13, 2014

More to Come

La Valencia continues to explore new renovations, which is done quite well. Cafe Rue is good, although we missed the ambiance of the Whaling bar. Look forward to experiencing the new lounge area under construction, now.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of La Valencia Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
VikHik
La Jolla, California
Feb 12, 2014

Great romantic weekend

Lovely!! Staff was great and view was even better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of La Valencia Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Basketball love
Atlanta Ga.
Jan 5, 2014

Great Escape

The staff was friendly and very helpful. The food was delicous. I highly recommend this beautiful place.. They will get our repeat business! We enjoyed Geroge's resturant that was down the street. Enjoyed the sunsets everynight and surnises.. and breakfast at Cody's down the street also.. Beautiful place and wonderful hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of La Valencia Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Big 66
simi valley.ca
Jan 5, 2014

historic charmer

great locaction , great history and very accomidating staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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