La Valencia Hotel and Spa

1132 Prospect St. | La Jolla, CA 92037  [SEE MAP]La Jolla, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Stunning views from property's restaurant
Not all rooms afford ocean views

Towering atop La Jolla Cove and staring down at the bright blue of the Pacific Ocean, La Valencia Hotel and Spa is all about location. And yet, the Mediterranean-style hotel also receives praise from recent guests for the cuisine served in its two main restaurants  Café La Rue and THE MED  and the friendly service provided by hotel staff. Known as "The Pink Lady of La Jolla" because of its rosy exterior, this hotel houses uniquely styled guest rooms. No matter which room you end up in, you'll find amenities like plasma TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access, Keurig coffee makers and minibars. For an ocean view, be prepared to shell out a pretty penny. But if you're willing to look out onto La Jolla's little city, you'll save some bucks.

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Location
La Jolla, CA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 114 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Ocean
Style
Historic, Opulent
Best For
Business travelers, Couples

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Frommer's

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A Mediterranean-style beauty framed by lush bougainvillea and palm trees, 'The Pink Lady' enchants visitors with its old-world elegance and stunning ocean vistas.

Frommer's Exceptional

Fodor's

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Rose-hued and luxurious, the Spanish Mediterranean-style La Valencia has been a La Jolla icon for more than 90 years. Once a hideaway for Hollywood legends like Gregory Peck and Ginger Rogers, “The Pink Lady” now caters mostly to tourists and business travelers, along with the occasional celeb.

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Two on-site restaurants, a lively bar, and Spanish-inspired saltwater swimming pool facing the ocean are just part of this unique property's charm.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1340 have reviewed the La Valencia Hotel and Spa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1340 reviews 4.5 (based on 1340 reviews)

Guest Rooms

La Valencia's Spanish-style rooms feature flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access, Keurig coffee makers and views of the garden or La Jolla Cove. Room variations include bathrooms with separate tubs and showers, balconies and sitting areas with sleeper sofas.
  • $30 daily resort fee includes Wi-Fi access

Standard room size250 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

La Valenica is located near the ocean's edge in the relaxed, upscale neighborhood of La Jolla just north of San Diego. The hotel is situated right in front of La Jolla Cove and is within walking distance of the Village of La Jolla, which features numerous shops and restaurants.
  • The hotel is located 14 miles north of San Diego International Airport
  • About 3 miles south of Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • 24-hour valet parking ($30)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

La Valencia has two full-service restaurants: THE MED has a terrace overlooking the ocean and serves Mediterranean fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while Café la Rue captures the feel of a French brasserie.
  • Alfresco dining available
  • La Sala serves as the living room of the hotel and offers craft cocktails, appetizers and live entertainment

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesAmerican, French, Spanish

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

With the ocean practically banging on La Valencia's back door, it's fitting that the heated swimming pool is filled with salt water. Surrounding the pool, a large terrace is dotted with lounge chairs, palm trees and Spanish tiles.
  • Seasonal poolside service available
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

While the hotel has no spa currently, it does offer in-room massages.

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Fitness

    The hotel fitness center has cardio equipment and weights, and features a view of La Valencia's gardens.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles
      • Tennis
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats
      • Motor boats

      Business

      La Valencia has four meeting rooms, including a ballroom with a terrace, a boardroom and The Galeria, which can hold up to 40 participants. THE MED & Patio Sol can be booked for many types of meetings.
      • Audiovisual equipment available on-site
      • Team building activities can be arranged

      Number of meeting rooms3

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available

      Pets

      Pets are accepted for $50 per pet per day.
        • Pets allowed (with fee)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting

        Wedding

        With an enviable seaside location, distinctive architecture and nearly a century of history, La Valencia is a popular wedding venue. The hotel has outdoor patios and larger indoor spaces, and can provide full wedding planning services.
        • Verandah Ballroom, Salon & Terraza can hold up to 250 guests for receptions

        Maximum wedding guest capacity250

        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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