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La Valencia Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Lovely ocean view room super nice and courteous staff. Every request looked after promptly

Fabulous hotel on Prospect Ave with great view of the ocean from dining areas and pool. Great food (but very expensive) and service in the restaurants. Comfortable, large bedrooms. The hotel concierge, Nancy, was so helpful and worked with me weeks before our arrival. Pool attendants were super friendly and courteous, as was valet staff. A few suggestions - the hotel has no place to congregate/meet friends (without paying for dinner, drinks, snacks). There is no lobby area to speak of. Also, the front desk staff could be friendlier and should be trained on communication and customer service. The hotel was building a spa during a stay and construction was right outside our windows, so we were awaken each day at 7:30am. Nancy was nice to comp one morning's breakfast. Wish the hotel had told us before purchasing the room that we'd be disturbed each morning. Once the spa is completed, it'll be great.

Hotel was within walking distance of ocean and restaurants, shopping, etc. Unfortunately, the hotel was in serious need of renovation. Also, some hard hat areas were roped off because of current renovations.

Very nice old school hotel with beautiful views of the ocean and very nice accommodations. Staff were always nice and friendly. A little on the expensive side, but nice.

I can't say enough about the staff. each one was so friendly and so excited to help. Our luggage didn't arrive but they were able to get us into a room right away which was great since we were traveling with an infant.

Too awesome to describe in 50 characters! A Spanish Villa off the coast of Naples, or Iperhaps the resemblance of the movie stars mansion with perfect landscaping and comfort at every turn!

An amazing corener room on the 9th floor with beach front/LaJolla Cove views. Right at the park for the coastal walk. Staff was incredible and friendly. Come prepared for tipping and valet parking expense, burn WELL worth it! Restaurant was an added bonus. Pictures don't do this place justice. Especially once you are inside.

stayed a week. hotel was great, la jolla nice, quaint. lots to do in area

This hotel is well maintained and has a Spanish style to the design. This hotel is located on a hillside and has multiple levels which include dining, bars, pool and villas. There are many local shopping areas by the hotel and excellent restaurants. This hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.

I have stayed in some of the best hotels in the world but this one is my favorite. It is a beautiful, classy hotel. The staff is very friendly, the room was very clean and comfortable with an ocean view. I am looking forward to my next visit!!

We have stayed here many times. This time myself and wife and two kids stayed in ocean view suite (305) The room was very comfortable with a killer view. Staff is always friendly. Parts of the hotel are worn (elevators) and the gym is terrible BUT so great to be able to walk everywhere in the village and food at the med was great

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel, and hoping to return some day. The hotel is centrally located close to everything in La Jolla. Staff/service is beyond great, I would rate it a 6 if I could. Everyone we interacted with were extremely helpful and attentive.

My first impression of the hotel was that it was so cute and I loved the old European feel to the decor. It was beautiful inside and had a great pool area as well. The hotel was situated within a little shopping district with boutiques and restaurants and other fun little shops. The whole little town was within walking distance so we didn't use our car unless we were leaving town. Seal Rock was also right outside our back door. There was a little shortcut outside of the back door of the hotel that led to a park and beach. The rocks around this area is where the seals hang out and even some sea lions. The beach was pretty crowded but there was some great snorkeling here! The only thing bad about the location was the lack of parking. We were forced to use valet parking for a resort fee. The maid also broke a bottle of very expensive hair conditioner and tried to hide it, which made me pretty upset at the time, but I guess that could happen anywhere. The housekeeping staff was also on a strict schedule so if you caused them to miss your room on the first time around, they wouldn't come back. That was also just another small complaint that didn't really make a difference in the great time we had. We visited the zoo, the aquarium, the beach and frequented the downtown area (lots of food and shopping here) with the car we rented. It was really a great experience and stress free.

The hotel is so beautiful and historic and elegant. The staff were so polite and helpful. Anything we needed they made sure we were taken care off. The food in the restaurants was fabulous. I cannot wait to go back. It was a dream and the area is breathtaking. The park across the street is so relaxing with several beaches and coves to lay out and read or stay in the park on the grass and still enjoy the ocean breeze and sunshine. I highly recommend this hotel!

Beautiful hotel with modest rooms but nice views; nice staff and aside from a few minor annoyances like a broken table light and coffee machine it was a pleasant stay.

Hmm. This place is expensive, but for a splurge it might be just right. Great view of the ocean, and close to all of La Jolla's good things. Had a hard time getting lounge chairs by the pool. Seems like people would put stuff on them to reserve them for the day and then go away for hours and hours. The clientele act very rich, so be sure you can stand that attitude before you go. There are also weddings on weekends that swamp the bar area with obnoxious people.

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

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.

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 :)

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.

1132 Prospect St La Jolla CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to La Jolla Cove
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located within a 5-minute walk of La Jolla Cove, La Valencia Hotel is within a 15-minute stroll of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. This 112-room, 4-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with a fitness center and a spa tub. On the beach, the hotel is also close to University of California-San Diego and Windansea Beach.


Dining

Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: THE MED offers relaxing ocean views; Cafe la Rue specializes in Modern European cuisine. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find a plasma TV with cable channels and a DVD player. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a minibar, a coffee maker, and free newspapers.


Property features

Guests of La Valencia Hotel have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Valet parking is available for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Room options

Classic Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Classic Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Classic Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed (Vintage Ocean)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for La Valencia Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (56) Business (8) Family (14) Other (2) Friends (4)
5
Everyone

Lovely ocean view room super nice and courteous staff. Every request looked after promptly

By , from Rancho Mirage on Jul 19, 2018

4
Everyone

Fabulous hotel on Prospect Ave with great view of the ocean from dining areas and pool. Great food (but very expensive) and service in the restaurants. Comfortable, large bedrooms. The hotel concierge, Nancy, was so helpful and worked with me weeks before our arrival. Pool attendants were super friendly and courteous, as was valet staff. A few suggestions - the hotel has no place to congregate/meet friends (without paying for dinner, drinks, snacks). There is no lobby area to speak of. Also, the front desk staff could be friendlier and should be trained on communication and customer service. The hotel was building a spa during a stay and construction was right outside our windows, so we were awaken each day at 7:30am. Nancy was nice to comp one morning's breakfast. Wish the hotel had told us before purchasing the room that we'd be disturbed each morning. Once the spa is completed, it'll be great.

By , from Southlake, Tx on Mar 28, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 30, 2018

Dear Cathy. We thank you for your thoughtful and honest review, and two beautiful photos you posted. Thank you for your many kind comments on our charming property located in the heart of the Village of La Jolla, our delicious food, and our staff from the pool to the valet's and our amazing concierge, Nancy. I'm sorry to hear you didn't receive the same personable service from our front desk staff, and please know that we will use this as a training tool. In regards to your suggestions, we have our take on the grand hotel lobby bar, La Sala Lounge, that extends from the main entry and serves as the ideal location for meeting and chatting with friends with its comfortable arrangement of couches, and chairs while allowing guests to still soak in the cinematic view of the Pacific Ocean. We are indeed building a highly-anticipated spa, and I'm so sorry that the construction noise was a disturbance for your stay, but I'm happy to hear that Nancy once again was able to show incredible service and offer you breakfast. We hope to welcome you back soon, and we promise Spa La V will be everything you want and more once complete! Cheers! Melissa King, Marketing Manager

3

excellent location

Families

Hotel was within walking distance of ocean and restaurants, shopping, etc. Unfortunately, the hotel was in serious need of renovation. Also, some hard hat areas were roped off because of current renovations.

By on Dec 22, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 22, 2017

We're glad you enjoyed our location in the amazing La Jolla community. We hope you join us again once our spa and rooms renovations are complete, and allow us to exceed your expectations. Cheers! Melissa King, Marketing Manager

5

working in la jolla

Everyone

Very nice old school hotel with beautiful views of the ocean and very nice accommodations. Staff were always nice and friendly. A little on the expensive side, but nice.

By , from Los Gatos on May 19, 2017

Review comment responded on May 26, 2017

J, Thank you for your 5 out of 5 stars! I am so happy you were pleased, and I hope that we can lure you back to La V to experience the leisure amenities - not just the business stay. Thank you again,

5

great location.

Everyone

I can't say enough about the staff. each one was so friendly and so excited to help. Our luggage didn't arrive but they were able to get us into a room right away which was great since we were traveling with an infant.

By on Apr 30, 2017

Review comment responded on May 3, 2017

Thank you so much for your great review, we love when our staff is mentioned above our beautiful ocean views - we work to create unique experiences with all of our guests. I hope that you will visit again soon!

5

most beautiful and accommodating in every way

Everyone

Too awesome to describe in 50 characters! A Spanish Villa off the coast of Naples, or Iperhaps the resemblance of the movie stars mansion with perfect landscaping and comfort at every turn!

By , from G on Apr 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 9, 2017

Dear Happy Guest, Thank you so much for the great review , and the 5 out of 5 stars! You could not have described us better, our vision of the hotel as Hollywood glamour on the California Riviera - I am so glad that you felt what we try to communicate and wrap around each guest. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we can't wait to welcome you back on your next visit to the area. Thank you,

5

incredible beachfront views

Everyone

An amazing corener room on the 9th floor with beach front/LaJolla Cove views. Right at the park for the coastal walk. Staff was incredible and friendly. Come prepared for tipping and valet parking expense, burn WELL worth it! Restaurant was an added bonus. Pictures don't do this place justice. Especially once you are inside.

By , from colorado on Mar 22, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 26, 2017

Dear Heather, Thank you for your review - as well as sharing the pro and the cons. We do love the 5 out of 5 Stars - as we work to insure that the pros always outweigh the cons! All of your mentions bring a smile to our face, our restaurant, the beauty of the hotel, amazing location and especially our staff being commented upon for their friendliness and service. All of your comments are reviewed by our teams, so thank you for taking the time to offer real time feedback - it is key to our success. Thank you again,

5

great view of ocean from our suite #806

Couples

stayed a week. hotel was great, la jolla nice, quaint. lots to do in area

By on Jan 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 17, 2017

Thankyou so much for the 5 stars - and yes, 806 is one of my favorite suites! Ocean views, heated pool, great restaurants as well as steps away from the Village where there is definitly a lot to do! I hope to welcome you back soon, and thank you again!

5

luxury hotel with a spectacular ocean view

Everyone

This hotel is well maintained and has a Spanish style to the design. This hotel is located on a hillside and has multiple levels which include dining, bars, pool and villas. There are many local shopping areas by the hotel and excellent restaurants. This hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.

By on Apr 22, 2016

5

beautiful hotel overlooking the pacific ocean

Everyone

I have stayed in some of the best hotels in the world but this one is my favorite. It is a beautiful, classy hotel. The staff is very friendly, the room was very clean and comfortable with an ocean view. I am looking forward to my next visit!!

By , from Palm Springs, CA on Mar 2, 2016