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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Been a few years since staying rather than visiting and lunch @ La V....but the memories linger! You just might
sight a celebrity or two if lucky! I remember Bob Crosby sitting at the bar
and Timothy Hutton there with his then "wife" Debra Winger!
But celebs or not, it's truly an experience not to be missed.
Great location, within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants and beach. Great location for sightseeing seals and sea lions. Staff was friendly and hotel was clean. Only down side was that they do not have a spa on site.
La V has always been our favorite. The restoration of the public areas and the painting of the original ceiling decoration is wonderful. Look up as you go to the lobby bar. If possible get a room looking over the pool and the ocean. Best view of the restaurant with your own champagne in town.
Had lunch with friends at the bar overlooking the ocean. Nice spot, good view, service reasonable. However the food menu was very limited for a lunch spot. Had huge drinks menu but very few options for a health lunch. Also not great value for money.
Great location, nice hotel gorgeous pool but room was musty, old carpet
Needs an update for the price. The “Resort” fee is basically for valet parking and WiFi.
Valet parking was nice - town busy a must on the weekend!