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
Rather dated hotel with its pulse on the present a hotel steeped in history is still a great place to stay. Lots of places to eat and drink including the pool, the bar and a formal dining room. Excellent cocktails at $14 each.
The rooms are pricey but well appointed the stay starts with valet parking, great suggestions for restaurants and bars . I would happily have stayed longer
History, memories, old and new friends, tradition, elegance, all is part and parcel of the experience here. It’s one of the must dos in life that will remain with you a life long. We do not miss an occasion for celebration at this wonderful venue.
My wife and I stayed at La Valencia last weekend, Management needs to seriously figure out what’s happening in this hotel. We asked the Concierge Nancy to make us a reservation in the main restaurant but she recommended another restaurant instead, Eddie V’s down the street ?? My wife and where shocked by this woman, especially when she had to remind us that she was the Chef Concierge, we walked away in disbileaf and tried to sneak in and out of the hotel just to avoid her. Otherwise it’s an ok hotel !
Whilst we didn’t stay here and only popped in for a morning coffee (which we took on the lovely terrace) I was so impressed by the hotel doormen who were so friendly.
They went out of their way to be helpful to us (non residents with 2 kids in tow) and encouraged us to have a look inside this gorgeous hotel.
We did and ended up having coffee and juice on the terrace and only wished we were in La Jolla for more than a quick visit so we could stay in this beautiful place.
Top marks to the guys on the front door/street. They’re a credit to the hotel.
My wife and I had the privilege of being married at the La Valencia Hotel on November 21, 2018. This venue for our marriage was perfect!
The hotel is beautiful with gorgeous views of the picturesque La Jolla Cove as well as plush landscaping everywhere.
The food was outstanding from the freshly prepared green salad to the flavorful carne asada and delicious churros.
All the staff from the valet attendants to the bartender (no one ever waited for a drink) treated us like VIP’s and were polished and professional but most importantly very friendly and helpful!
All of our guests were “ooohing and ahhhing” nonstop from the moment they entered the hotel lobby, throughout the ceremony in the Jardin and the cocktail hour and reception in the Veranda Ballroom.
Our wedding coordinator Cathy handled everything perfectly, paying attention to every little detail and saw to it that our ceremony and reception were flawless. Our wedding was completely stress free because of her and we could not thank her more!
La Valencia was the perfect place for our very special day and I see us celebrating many more milestones here!