La Valencia Hotel

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

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Top rated on-site restaurants
Not all rooms provide 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, guests also praise the Mediterranean-style hotel for the cuisine served in its three restaurants – Café La Rue, La Sala and THE MED – and the friendly 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. I Prefer rewards members can also save by earning perks at this Preferred Hotels and Resorts outpost.
La Jolla, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 114 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Ocean
Opulent, Historic



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



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.



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.


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.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1433 have reviewed the La Valencia Hotel, 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 1433 reviews 4.5 (based on 1433 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.
  • $33.81 daily resort fee includes Wi-Fi access
Nightly resort fee$30

Standard room size250 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

La Valencia Hotel and Spa 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 overlooking the sea, and it's within walking distance of the Village of La Jolla, which features numerous shops and restaurants.
  • The hotel is located 13 miles north of San Diego International Airport
  • About 3 miles south of Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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


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. The lobby's Spanish-influenced La Sala bar is a great place to relax, sip unique cocktails and nibble on small bites.
  • Alfresco dining available
  • La Sala serves as the living room of the hotel and offers craft cocktails, appetizers and live entertainment
  • 24-hour room service available

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


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
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The hotel has a 24-hour fitness center.
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    La Valencia has three traditional meeting rooms, including the 20-person Ballenero Boardroom, 40-person Galeria, and the 80-250 person ballroom with outdoor terrace. There is audiovisual equipment available as well as automatic projector screens and flat-screen TVs. THE MED & Patio Sol can also be booked for many types of meetings, recptions or cocktail hours.
    • Rooms have conference call capabilities
    • Team building activities can be arranged
    • Conference coordinators are available

    Number of meeting rooms3

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


    The hotel prides itself on treating pets like true guests and offers a VIP pet experience complete with healthy dog treats and trendy leashes. If you don't want to sign up for the package, you can still bring your dog or cat along for a $50 fee per pet per day. Pets must weigh less than 40 pounds.
    • Nearby parks are perfect for walking dogs
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting


    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 large indoor ballroom spaces as well as wedding planning services. Hotel restaurants like THE MED and Vendimia Salon can be reserved for rehearsal dinners or post-wedding brunches.
    • Veranda 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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