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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
82 reviews
Very relaxing getaway!

Everything was fantastic! Enjoyed the hotel, staff, and amenities onsite. Everything you need is... See full review

  • Texas in Cali
  • Sep 7, 2014
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
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.

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.

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.

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 (82)

Ratings and reviews for La Valencia Hotel

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 82
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
5
Value:
4.3

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of La Valencia Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Farrell
Business
Flathead Valley, Montana 59911, USA
Mar 5, 2012

Great weekend stay in a Great town

Could not have asked for more from the valet to the front desk to the restaurant staff. Rooms are a bit old as with all hotels this age and a bit small. The location is ideal for all excursions in and around San Diego. Great happy hour on the deck overlooking the Pacific. Valet will add 29.00 to your daily charges. If you are looking for an upscale hotel in the center of La Jolla i would highly recomend

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

Business

Review of La Valencia Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
IrisLisa
Business
La Jolla
Jul 30, 2013

Great ending to a business trip

La Valencia Hotel is beautiful with so much charm. My husband and I loved the amenities; the sheets and towels were top quality. The restaurant was amazing! We ate their signature crabcake as an appetizer every day!!! The hotel is located in the best spot on La Jolla. There's so much to do. Can't wait to go back again and again. Very sad to leave!

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

Business

Review of La Valencia Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Henderson
Jun 19, 2008

Great Hotel

Wonderful hotel and hotel staff. The hotel is located on the ocean and the view from the room was fabulous. The room and the hotel were very clean and have a tuscany atmosphere. The resturant food for breakfast was tasty and priced well. Everyone - hotel staff- were extremely friendly and helpful. The neighbor is very artsy and lots of resturants and specialty shops. I plan to stay at this hotel again when in the La Jolla area.

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

Business

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

5
5.01.0
Texas in Cali
Business
Houston
Sep 7, 2014

Very relaxing getaway!

Everything was fantastic! Enjoyed the hotel, staff, and amenities onsite. Everything you need is within walking distance.

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

Business

Review of La Valencia Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PacificCy
Business
Omaha, NE, USA
Oct 31, 2011

Great historic hotel

If you like historic hotels, and I do, the La Valencia is a real gem. Stacked against a hillside overlooking La Jolla Cove and adjacent to dozens of shops and restaurants, the hotel is perfect for a weekend get away. The rooms are small, as you would expect in a historic hotel, but well appointed and clean. The staff is attentive and helpful and the views from various locations in the hotel are wonderful.

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

Business

Review of La Valencia Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sdmeush
Business
Baltimore, MD
Dec 13, 2012

Promotions?

The hotel was great, but when I signed up to stay there, the promotion items included, "free valet service and a bottle of wine". The valet service was free, but the bottle of wine was not included. I questioned the staff about this and they were completely stunned by the claim. I allowed it to be dismissed because the price was so low, and the value of the stay was so high. This is a must pick hotel to stay in if you can get the room price for $185/night or less.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Living Room Coffee Shop is a staple of San Diego and there is one located about 200 yds from the hotel. They have great service, food, drinks, and as important as anything in La Jolla, a water view of the ocean from on top of the cove.

Review of La Valencia Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Apr 20, 2008

You get what you pay for

This stay was an extension of a business trip to San Diego. We stayed for 2 days at the Del Coronado and then traveled to LaJolla for 2 days. The rooms are very nice and very small. Our bell hop was able to move us to a room over looking the garden but it was across from the ice machine and the door to the elevator. This is an old place and try as they may, unless you are into quaint don't stay here. The staff was helpful and the hotel was clean but, unless you pay the higher room rate, you will get no view and a postage stamp size room. This place was probably the place to stay 25 years ago.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Lot's of wonderful restaurants in La Jolla.

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