La Valencia Hotel
What We Love
- Elegant Old World style
- La Jolla’s beaches, shops and galleries are steps away
- Lush landscaping bursts with bougainvillea and palm trees
- Sweeping Pacific views
What To Know
- Attracts a mix of leisure and business guests, as well as families
- The public areas can become busy with tourists
- There is no spa, but in-room treatments are available
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With its eclectic Mediterranean-style architecture and an unforgettable pink hue, La V (as the loyal staff calls it) has long been a beacon of sunny luxury. Strolling across the cool tile beneath intricately painted wooden beam ceilings, it’s easy to forget that you’re just steps away from La Jolla instead of tucked away at a hidden estate along Spain’s balmy shores. They say that frequent visits from the Hollywood elite are what cemented the hotel’s reputation as a quintessential California getaway, but the real stars of this show are the views. In the airy lobby bar, an attractive crowd takes the hotel’s Mediterranean style to heart, leisurely sipping cocktails at tables and sofas scattered among nooks affording long looks out over the green lawn to the crashing breakers below.
Bed & Bath
The hotel’s 112 rooms and suites uphold the Mediterranean vibe but have their own style with antique furnishings playing off of Spanish mosaics, plantation shutters and exposed white fir beams. Views in Traditional Rooms extend out over the lush gardens or La Jolla, while Deluxe Ocean-Facing Room do just that, making the waves of La Jolla Cove and the Pacific the focal point. Come sunset, the Ocean-Facing Rooms’ neutral tones are bathed in more vibrant orange and pink glow, gradually matching the dusky pink exterior. Ocean Villas magnify the resort’s airy aesthetic with oceanfront patios, brightly upholstered furnishings and a fireplace for heating things up after dark.
Executive Chef Daniel Barron whips up delicious dishes such as wild king salmon with butterball potatoes, dill creme, blue lake beans. The restaurant’s two separate dining areas, a sun-splashed patio and a more elegant dining room, all offer the stunning views the resort is known for, making for a delightful dinner. Also on site? A pool and full-service gym.
How to Get There
location is great. bar is fantastic with live music and view. room smelled old, bathroom was tine, beds were awful... wont recommend the rooms. staff excellent...breakfast wonderful on terrace...menu casual bar could have better variety.
Very, very pricey with a view of the street, very disappointing. Great deal of noise from upper rooms. Bathroom could have used a good cleaning. Hallways, elevators & some common areas were very tired looking. Valet service was excellent and the best thing about this establishment.
We spent 3 wonderful nights in a villa room by the pool. We got a great deal so do some research ahead of time. The room was huge and lovely and the cleaning staff were wonderful. We had an exit in the back of the hotel right to the promenade area which was great. It is at the bottom of a hill so if you have trouble walking, then not an ideal location. We did let them know it was our anniversary and were surprised when it was not acknowledged.I finally called on our last night and they apologized and sent us a bottle of sparkling wine. WE tried to sit at the bar one night to have a drink and watch the sunset but it was too crowded and then we tried to get a nightcap after dinner in the other bar. It was 9:45 and they called last call! So we went to a local bar and had drinks instead. This is a lovely hotel and wonderful for a special occasion. You can walk to so many wonderful restaurants and the valets make it very easy to go in and out. I hope that we will be able to find another great deal one day so we can return.
It's many years since I stayed at La Valencia, and it was a great pleasure to return, albeit only for lunch. But lunch at The Med on a perfect day, looking over the Pacific and the wonderful beach was enough to make me forget what I had there for lunch! It was very good, and if there is any carping to be done it's in the fact that my companion couldn't get a Grasshopper to drink - hardly a difficult cocktail. But still, it was a thrill to be back.
The hotel is beautiful with great facilities and excellent service. Everyting was perfect from the beautiful room with ocean view to the live entertainment, the awesome location and great food. Big thanks to Michelle de la Espriella who made this a weekend to remember! I would highly recommend this hotel and look forward coming back soon!