4.9 out of 5

"Excellent service would return in a minute. Loved everything about hotel. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 26 Jun 2016

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in La Jolla awaits you at La Valencia Hotel. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find La Jolla Cove and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and an outdoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy plasma TVs with cable channels, and all 112 rooms feature free WiFi, DVD players, and coffee/tea makers. Dining in is an option with 24-hour room service, and minibars provide refreshments. Premium linens invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and designer toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and in-room massages are also available.

The restaurant, THE MED, is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. La Sala is the hotel's own piano bar. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite fitness center and spa tub. Business amenities include conference space, meeting rooms, and a business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. Each morning full breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute drive of this 4-star La Jolla hotel include University of California-San Diego and SeaWorld.

Vintage King Ocean

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$263 per night

Classic Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Classic Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room (Selected at Check In)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

La Valencia Hotel ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Gorgeous old world feeling beautiful views

Excellent service would return in a minute. Loved everything about hotel.

Posted by on Jun 26, 2016

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5 out of 5

Awesome Service

Pros: Staff and location
Cons: None
The staff was amazing and location, location, location. I was impressed with the pool staff. My cell phone ran out of batteries and I did not have a charger. The pool staff took it to the front desk for me for charging and picked it when it was fully charged.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Aug 6, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 11, 2015 by Michele

Hello Marcelo, Thanks for your comments, we too think our staff is amazing. We want you to always have a great time. Michele

5 out of 5

Great vacation!

Our family had a great vacation in this place! The inviting environment also allow our friends to come join us at the pool, bar and restaurants. It's also a pet friendly!

Posted by , from Bay area Ca on Aug 5, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 11, 2015 by Michele

Hello Suz, Thanks for the 5 Stars. So happy to hear you had a Great Vacation. We will look forward to your next visit.

5 out of 5


We had a great time celebrating our 25TH anniversary in San Diego. Beautiful hotel, great staff, great view of Pacific Ocean in the heart of La Jolla, you won't be disappointed with a stay here!

Posted by , from Green, Ohio on Oct 8, 2013

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5 out of 5

Love La Jolla!!

We found a last minute deal on Travelocity and it worked out great. The La Valencia is in the perfect spot right in the heart of La Jolla. Just out the door is the beach, shopping, food. It was so much fun to stay here. You can walk everywhere. And the hotel itself is very nice. Rooms are comfortable and spacious. We were upgraded to a partial ocean view room which had a beautiful view! We were in a room with a queen bed, which was comfortable for two adults and two two-year olds. We had some confusion about being able to order food at the bar and were a bit frustrated. The manager, Jeff West, was able to resolve the situation for us and made it a fantastic night!! I'm sending my parents here for a vacation and we will definitely be back!

Posted by , from Irvine, CA on Oct 7, 2013

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5 out of 5


WOW, this is the BEST hotel in LA JOLLA. If i could give them 6 stars i would! I will be back here very soon!

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA on Sep 6, 2013

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5 out of 5

I definitely plan on returning in the future!

Pros: Close restaurants, friendly staff, live entertainment
Cons: Noisy
This hotel is absolutely amazing! The staff is very friendly and helpful, the location is ideal and the dining (with a breath taking view) is unbelievable! My only regret is not staying longer- I can't wait to go back!

Posted by , from Fountain, CO, USA on Nov 10, 2012

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4 out of 5

This hotel really makes you feel like you are on vacation.

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
The only downside to this hotel was that the elevator is being replaced, so stairs had to be used all the time. We knew that ahead of time, and the staff was helpful with bags. Great place to stay!

Posted by , from Geneva, IL on Feb 3, 2012

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5 out of 5

The Pink Lady is a Winner

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
Stayed at the La Valencia for 5 days with hubby. The staff was amazing, the hotel is perfect in every way, and we would absolutely stay here again. The only 2 negatives - 1_ we were able to hear the street traffic from our room 2- the fan starts and stops according to the thermostat, and it's quite annoying (especially when trying to sleep) because it's not too quiet.

Posted by on Dec 18, 2011

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5 out of 5

Gracious and Professional

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
How do you say excellent host? La Valencia. The hotel, the staff, the location, all perfect. We were a bit hesitant to stay at a five star hotel. We have before but not a lot.... just not always into that level of elegance... and price. But it was my birthday and we decided to have a treat. I am so glad we did. La Valencia is perfect. The staff was very professional......without being professional.

Posted by on May 9, 2011

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Property Features

La Valencia Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly La Valencia Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star La Jolla hotel is smoke free.

  • 112 guestrooms or units
  • 11 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 3 conference rooms
  • Built in 1926
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Towels for the beach
  • Business facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (21 km / 13 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

La Valencia Hotel offers 112 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Beds feature premium bedding. Plasma televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This La Jolla hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include safes and coffee/tea makers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily.

THE MED - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered.

Cafe la Rue - This bistro specializes in Modern European cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

La Sala - Onsite piano bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

The hotel's outdoor pool and tiled spa tub are located on a fourth-floor patio with tropical flowers and a Spanish-tiled fountain. A 24-hour fitness center offers treadmills, stair machines, stationary bikes, free weights, and a massage room where spa services can be arranged (surcharge for spa services).

La Valencia Hotel is one block from La Jolla Cove, part of the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park, which encompasses 6,000 acres of tide and submerged lands. The beach is popular with scuba divers and snorkelers. Torrey Pines Golf Course, 6.5 miles from the hotel, offers two 18-hole courses, a golf shop, driving ranges, and pro instruction.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: USD 30 per pet, per night
  • Weight limit: 75 lb


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 30 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Valencia Hotel
  • Valencia Hotel La Jolla
  • Valencia La Jolla
  • Hotel La Valencia
  • La Valencia Jolla
  • La Valencia La Jolla

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

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