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
Our group of ten high school friends who gather every two years loved these accommodations. Large and well appointed rooms, fantastic views, lovely pool area and a friendly and attentive staff. Special thanks to the concierge,Nancy who did an outstanding job of making arrangements for our tours and restaurants. A true professional who immediately understood the needs of grey hair travelers.
My husband and I stayed here for our 8th Anniversary. We stayed in a vintage king and it was absolutely perfect. We had an amazing ocean view and the room was very cozy with a balcony. We were provided a complimentary bottle of champagne as well! We ate at The Med on our anniversary- it was delicious! The pool was wonderful and the spa was very hot and private. We loved being able to walk right down to La Jolla cove from the hotel. The staff was very hospitable and friendly. The bathroom door was odd though- it was a sliding door and not very private. Otherwise, it was an absolute dream trip. It was great to have valet parking too!
Attentive service, breathtaking views from the room and great valet with parking included in resort fee. Loved all the historic touches of the property coupled with modern amenities. Have been going to La Jolla for years and La Valencia is by fa, heads and shoulders aboce the rest of the properties in the area. Don't miss having a signature cocktail on the terrace with the best view on to the ocean.