La Valencia

  • 1132 Prospect Street, San Diego / La Jolla, USA
  • La Jolla
  • 112 Rooms

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La Valencia

  • 1132 Prospect Street, San Diego / La Jolla, USA
  • La Jolla
  • 112 Rooms

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Perched on a cliffside in La Jolla, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, La Valencia has been the grand dame of the San Diego area since 1926, its pink stucco walls and mediterranean-style terraces playing host to Hollywood's biggest stars from the silent era to the present. There are more modern hotels in La Jolla, but there are no others with the history an elegance of La Valencia.

Besides the striking Spanish villa look of the place, La Valencia is notable for its exclusive feel — the location, though easily accessible from San Diego, feels secluded, like a private resort. The hotel is known for its high standard of service, balancing attention and privacy — the new Ocean Villas offer full butler service, a rarity in laid-back Southern California.

The rooms and suites in the main hotel building are a bit old-fashioned, but stylish, all with opening windows to let in the sea breeze, overlooking the village, the gardens, or the ocean. The brand-new Ocean Villas are more modern in style, and have high beamed ceilings, marble bathrooms, and jacuzzi tubs. Some have fireplaces; all have king beds and wet bars.

On the 10th floor of the hotel is the Sky Room, a tiny restaurant (12 tables) with a 180-degree view of the picturesque La Jolla Cove. Downstairs is the Whaling Bar and Grill, which attracts the locals with its private-club feel. Of course the restaurants and cafes of La Jolla lie just outside the hotel, as well as a number of museums and galleries, and the Prospect Street shopping district, San Diego's answer to Rodeo Drive. If you feel like communing with the tourists, there's always Sea World — but most of La Valencia's guests will keep to the village of La Jolla, if not to the hotel's grounds.

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Facilities & services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Business center
  • Bikes available
  • Golf nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool

Location

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