Ratings based on 526 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

My favorite hotel!

Posted Jul 23, 2014
I love this place! Wish I could afford to stay every time I visit my daughter at Sdsu. Will defiantly stay for all special occasions! Restaurants and shops out front and ocean in back! Perfect !
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful hotel but don't you dar check in early!

Posted Jul 20, 2014
Very lovely! But after a long drive and with two dogs in l asked about an early check in. No way! They directed us to their "dog friendly" terrace which was not, in fact, dog friendly. We wandered around town for 4 hours and then attempted to check in 10 minutes early...nope! The room was not ready at check in either!!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Vancouver, B.C.

Had a wonderful time

Posted Jul 18, 2014
Pros: Very beautiful hotel, with the perfect style for La Jolla.
Cons: Price of room was very high.
Location: Excellent location right next to the ocean, restaurants and shopping.
We stayed at La Valencia for three nights and had a wonderful time. This was our second stay at the hotel. The pool area and views are lovely. The staff were all great and very helpful. The room was quite expensive though.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 15, 2014
Pros: People working there
Cons: Very slow bell men. No one came for my bags so it took two trips to carry my bags downstairs
Room needs painting and new bathroom door. Sliding door didn't close.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

I can't imagine a place more lovely.

Posted Jul 8, 2014
Pros: Everything.
Cons: Nothing.
This hotel is always beyond perfect. The room, the staff, the restaurant and cafe, the sumptuous lobby - all just perfect. It overlooks La Jolla Cove and is within walking distance of anything needed or desired. La Valencia exceeds expectations whether one is traveling for romance/pleasure or business.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 11, 2014 by Michele, Hotel Management
Hi, and thanks for the Great comments. I am so happy to hear you had a fabulous stay.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Verr rude abnoxius person at front desk

Posted Jun 30, 2014
Pros: Terrible experience, old smelly room above kitchen shaking and ratteling ror 257 puls tax. We left after 15 min no accomodation.
Cons: higher better staff.
Location: beach, sea world, ...
Terrible experience, old smelly room above kitchen shaking and ratteling ror 257 puls tax. We left after 15 min no accomodation.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 4, 2014 by Nikki, Hotel Management
Hi, I am so sorry that you have a terrible impression of La V. We now know that a belt for the exhaust fan in the restaurant broke (has not ever happened), which caused the shaking and rattling in your room. It apparently had just happened and our staff was unaware at the time, and I do apologize for their behavior. I wish that we would have had a little more time to correct the situation as we have limited number of rooms that could accommodate your family. Again, my sincere apologies. Michele
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from North Carolina

Nice hotel in a good location

Posted Jun 25, 2014
Pros: Overall feel, location, bar
La V was a great hotel. Central to everything we wanted to do in La Jolla. Would stay here again, but would get a room with ocean front vs. ocean view. The only thing that would have made our stay better was a balcony on the room, but we knew it didn't have one when booking.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 4, 2014 by Nikki, Hotel Management
So happy that you had a great experience.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from ventura county

Posted Jun 24, 2014
Pros: Staff goes out of their way to help you.nice pool Hotel is right across the street from great snorkeling Paid parking with in and out privileges.
Location: Snorkeling, farmers market on Sunday, beach, caves,kayaking. Great restaurants. Nice pool
It's all in what I like about the hotel. If you need something from your car they will go get it. Nice pool with attentive attendants.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 4, 2014 by Nikki, Hotel Management
Thanks for the 5 Stars-- You rock.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Santa Monica, CA

Beautiful location in the heart of La Jolla.

Posted Jun 23, 2014
Pros: Friendly service, extremely comfortable bed and pillows, brunch.
Location: Classic California beach town with upscale shops, beachy shops, lots of restaurants and bars. Near the Birch Aquarium, right by the beach.
We didn't ask for anything special, only staying one night for a family event nearby. We were given a great room, in the bell tower. There are only 4 rooms there with an outdoor area with great ocean views. Our room had a very nice ocean view overlooking the pool area as well. It was so quiet up there - it felt like we were completely alone! The room was well appointed, the bed very comfortable. When I travel by car, I always bring my favorite down pillow and I didn't need it here; the bed had 4 big fluffy ones. The downside, for some, will be the very small bathroom, but the bath products might make you happier, they were very nice. Excellent, friendly service throughout. The valet parking, while pricey, was so well organized and you do have in-and-out priviledges, too. The valet guys were some of the friendliest I've ever met. We had a great brunch on Sunday morning. The patio is beautiful, the view delightful, service was good and the food was excellent. I'm so glad we stayed at La Valencia and would return again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 4, 2014 by Nikki, Hotel Management
Hi PlumeriaD, Thanks for the great review, so happy that you had a great visit and we will look forward to your next visit to La Jolla.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Kim from Kansas City

A bit of heaven

Posted Jun 19, 2014
Pros: The old Charm but very well kept. It was clean and beautiful.
Cons: The food was excellent but perhaps a larger variety of menu items for dinner choices.
Location: We ate at several restaurants in the area, went to Fletcher's Cove, a day at the beach. We had massages at Massage Envy (walking distance)
We went for a getaway and this hotel exceeded our expectations from the beginning to the end. The parking staff was always so friendly and helpful. The front desk was wonderful. Our room had an ocean view and was beautiful and clean. The waiters were awesome, as we had breakfast on the terrace every morning to enjoy the ocean view. The pool was clean and comfortable and the staff was very attentive. They all were fun and made the whole trip enjoyable. We will DEFINATELY be back. LaJolla was a beautiful, clean, and friendly place to visit. The only complaint- it wasn't long enough. Thank you La Valencia
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 4, 2014 by Nikki, Hotel Management
Hi Kim, Thank you for your great comments, we too love our staff.