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
Hotel is good.. beautiful views and great restaurants and lots of fun walking in La Jolla.
We would definitely stay here again.
Rooms were good nights great.. but did not spend much time in the room.!!
We have wanted to stay at La Valencia Hotel for years. First the good news and that starts with location just up the hill from the public park in La Jolla. Now the rest of the story: The room with its rather spartan feel was an oceanfront king with a view along the side of the building to the ocean. For the pricepoint of this room which was more than $500 a night we honestly expected much more. The bathroom is very small with a tub/shower combination that is almost impossible to get into. The lobby and bar area have a nice feel but the outdoor dining is in desperate need of an upgrade. We did see workers starting to do some painting. We ate one dinner at the property and the food was good. Breakfast was also outstanding. Rating 3.5 with lots of room for improvement.
Get a good room. The first we were shown was on the street with no view.
This is a older hotel with lots of character. The room and bed were comfortable and good sized. The service was excellent. The pool and food were great and the location cannot be beat -- right in the center of La Jolla close to shopping, restaurants and walks along the shore.