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|Distance to city centre||18.3 km|
|Nearest airport||San Diego|
|Distance to airport||14.7 km|
|"Great restaurant, love these historic hotels!."||(in 42 reviews)|
|"Lovely experience and wonderful staff"||(in 50 reviews)|
|"Great location, decor was beautiful."||(in 55 reviews)|
|"Room was very small but that’s the style."||(in 3 reviews)|
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|beautiful hotel||in 65 reviews|
|carpet floors||in 3 reviews|
|excellent hotel||in 61 reviews|
|excellent value for money||in 5 reviews|
|good restaurants||in 25 reviews|
|good selection||in 5 reviews|
|great location||in 65 reviews|
|great pool||in 47 reviews|
|great pool area||in 19 reviews|
|la jolla||in 11 reviews|
|ocean view||in 80 reviews|
|old fashioned charm||in 8 reviews|
|room service||in 39 reviews|
|small room||in 17 reviews|
|valet parking||in 31 reviews|
|wedding anniversary||in 5 reviews|
|wonderful staff||in 72 reviews|
We stayed in a Villa with an ocean view. It was amazing. Hotel employees went out of their way to accommodate us from the moment we arrived, from the Valet, Front Desk and the bellman that brought our bags to our room. We enjoyed breakfast at the hotel restaurant and room service for a late night snack. Everyone was so nice.
Shabby suite - needs upgrading Stale dessert
The pool was lovely, along with the service.
The room was terrible. Slightly better than a very dated closet. Bathroom needs upgrades.
Classic San Diego
I loved the fresh flowers in the lobby.
If the pool were few degrees warmer I would have used it.
Escape the ordinary at San Diego Hotels’ La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla. The Mediterranean retreat overlooks La Jolla Cove and wears its dramatic history that dates back to its opening in 1926. The Pink Lady of La Jolla survived through the Depression and World War II before being acquired by La Valencia and becoming a hideaway for names like Gregory Peck and Charlton Heston.
The lavish lifestyle of the hotel’s early years is captured in the Vintage, Classic, Villa, and ICON Collection accommodations. From chic comforts that embody the spirit of La Valencia’s history to the panoramic views of La Jolla Cove and lush gardens, there is something for all travelers at this Southern California retreat.
The glamour of Hollywood is captured in each room through deluxe amenities including a flatscreen TV, imported linens, Euro-style bathrooms, branded robes, dual shower heads, mini-bar, and complimentary WiFi. The extravagance continues with the hotel’s signature spa and Mediterranean essential oils, mineral-inspired treatments, and calming lounge with fireplace. Just outside the spa are the hotel’s freshwater pool and saltwater spa that look out onto the Pacific.
La Valencia hotel is conveniently located 20 minutes from San Diego International Airport and is a short drive away from Torrey Pines Golf Course, Del Mar Racetrack, and Fairgrounds and the heart of the city. Along with getting a taste of the high life, guests can enjoy a relaxing walk along the shore with nearby access to beaches.
La Valencia immerses its guests in an opulent lifestyle on the outskirts of San Diego along the sandy shores of Southern California.
based on 1,204 reviews
Things to know
- Stylish hotel
- Friendly atmosphere
- Great view
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at La Valencia Hotel
What are the services available for pets at the La Valencia Hotel?
Both pet dogs and pet cats are welcome at the hotel and you are allowed to have up to two pets per guestroom, with a maximum weight limit of 40 lb per pet. If you are planning on bringing your furry friend on vacation with you, they will receive the VIP treatment as they get treats and bottled water on arrival, as well as some useful accessories for their stay, such as a water bowl, a collar, a VIP tag and a stylish leash. A pet fee of $50 pet night per pet applies for this service.
What are my options for dining when staying at the La Valencia Hotel?
If you are looking at having one or more of your meals at the hotel, you have a few dining options to choose from. The Med offers Californian cuisine and has a wonderful terrace with ocean view seating option. It is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch from 6:30 am to 2:30 pm every day, and for dinner from 5:30 pm. Café La Rue offers a modern bistro style menu and is open from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm from Mondays to Thursdays, and from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm on Fridays to Sundays. For a nice cocktail drink, head to La Sala, which is a bar located in the lobby of the hotel. If you happen to be there in summer season, you will be able to order some quick bites and drinks to enjoy by the swimming pool.
How can I organize my wedding at the La Valencia Hotel?
The hotel has 5 different spaces that can be used to organize a wedding reception, with sizes varying from 14 to 175 guests. No matter the size of your wedding party, the hotel’s wedding planning team will help you put together the event, starting from the wedding ceremony in the garden, to taking care of the decoration, entertainment, and catering that can be chosen from a list of set menus. Group activities can also be organized, such as a game of golf or excursions to nearby attractions.
How do I get from the San Diego International Airport to the La Valencia Hotel using public transport?
If you wish to get to your accommodation using public transport, get on board bus line 992 from the airport heading Downtown, and get off 10 stops later at the Broadway & Front St bus stop. From there, walk over to the Broadway/1st Av bus stop, which will be a 2min walk away, and get on board bus line 30 heading to UTC/VA Med Ctr. It will take about 50min to get to your next destination, which is the Silverado St & Herschel Av bus stop, and the hotel will be a 5min walk from there. The total trip will take around 1h 20min and will cost $5 for a one-way fare.
How early can I check in and how late can I check out when staying at the La Valencia Hotel?
If the hotel is not at full capacity and the room is available, the hotel will allow early check-ins starting from 2:00 pm and late check-outs until 1:00 pm at no extra charge. (Prices checked 06/08/19).
Where is La Valencia Hotel located?
La Valencia Hotel is located at 1132 Prospect Street in La Jolla, 18.3 km from the centre of San Diego. La Jolla Cove is the closest landmark to La Valencia Hotel.
When is check-in time and check-out time at La Valencia Hotel?
Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at La Valencia Hotel.
Does La Valencia Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?
No, La Valencia Hotel does not offer free Wi-Fi.
Does La Valencia Hotel offer free parking?
No, La Valencia Hotel does not offer free parking.
Does La Valencia Hotel offer free airport shuttle service?
No, La Valencia Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is La Valencia Hotel from the airport?
La Valencia Hotel is 14.7 km from San Diego. La Valencia Hotel is 31.1 km from San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar.
Can you bring pets to La Valencia Hotel?
Yes, La Valencia Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel.
Does La Valencia Hotel have a pool?
Yes, La Valencia Hotel has a pool on-site.
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Most popular landmarks
- La Jolla Cove 222 m
- La Jolla Shores 1.9 km
- Windansea Beach 2.1 km
- Mount Soledad 2.2 km
- Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve 8.2 km
- Mission Beach 8.6 km
|San Diego||14.7 km|
|San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar||31.1 km|
|San Diego - La Jolla||6.5 km|
|San Diego (Sorrento Valley)||7.5 km|