Ratings based on 689 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
92% 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 Couples
by A verified travelerfrom CT

Dream Location in La Jolla down-town

Posted Apr 20, 2015
Pros: Downtown location, intimate charm and aesthetics. Great for couples. Spectacular views. Great entertainment in stylish lounge area
Cons: Hallways could use some sprucing up.
Location: Prime La Jolla location in the middle of restaurants, Scripps Park, shopping, Downtown San Diego is a $25 Uber ride
Beautiful older building with charm and intimacy. Staff is wonderfully warm and happy to help. You can get a full ocean view room on the higher floors (keep in mind the lobby is on the 7th floor because the hotel is located on a terrace). We happen to stay there during the Concourse D'Elegance so there was a lot of activity in and around the hotel. Great location to enjoy village shops and coastline walks. Can be noisy depending on what events are scheduled during your stay. (Weddings, parties etc). Everything quiets down by 10pm though. Food was great at La Rue (not too bad cost-wise considering typical La Jolla prices) and love Daniel and Jason. Nancy, the wonderful concierge, is a wealth of information and can help guide your stay.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 13, 2015
Pros: Location
Cons: Maintenance of facility, staff training and standards,
Hotel is very run down. Valets and other staff appear a bit disreputable. Wont stay here again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel , great location

Posted Apr 2, 2015
Bathroom not super clean and whirlpool tub in suite didn't work. When staff notified about this they didn't do anything to make up for it. They said since I booked through Expedia they couldn't offer me anything. Hotel overall nice and great view from suite though
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 16, 2015 by Michele, Hotel Management
Hello Anonymous, I am glad you like the hotel and location, I am very sorry to hear that our staff was not able to have the whirlpool tub working for you, or that they gave you the impression that we do not care about Expedia guest. We strive to have the best staff of any hotel and treat all with the respect and pleasant caring manner.
4 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom La uinta, CA

No Bang for the Buck

Posted Apr 1, 2015
Pros: Location, friendly staff
Cons: A/C units should be upgraded to a more quiet system. The pricing for value is not right.
Location: Great location on Prospect. A could dozen excellent restaurants within easy walk. Beautiful coastline with wildlife just down the hill.
A very "nice" property. This is an 80 year old hotel that was built in the hacienda style, well maintained and in a great location in The Cove. The problem we had was that there are a ton of stairs, so if you want to navigate the entire property be ready to do some climbing. The staff were very professional and inviting. The room we had (622) was a corner room so lots of natural light. The closet was larger than the bathroom which is a problem. You could not take a shower without knocking your elbows a every turn, and the rest of the bathroom was as tiny as I have seen.. The A/C unit was very loud. There was no toilet paper in the lobby restroom, had to ask for it. There is only one elevator for the entire property, so be patient. In La Rue Restaurant we ordered a bowl of fries, the bowl was hot but the fries were old and cold. A lot of little things that irritate. We travel quite a bit and for a hotel that charges over $350/nt they should get more things right. There are several other accommodations in La Jolla Cove that are better value.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 16, 2015 by Michele, Hotel Management
Hello Brittan, We are very proud our our unique rooms, great views and wonderful staff. We hope you will stay with us again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom San Francisco, CA

Absolutely wonderful!

Posted Mar 30, 2015
My mother and I flew down for a night from San francisco. La Valencia was absolutely the best! The check in staff was very friendly, our room was spectacular with an ocean view and the bed was so comfortable! We walked down to George's for a drink and dinner. The location is perfect in downtown La Jolla. I will definitely be back!
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 16, 2015 by Michele, Hotel Management
Hi Emm, Thanks for your great comments, we are so glad you had a wonderful time. Those ocean views can truly take your breath away. We are looking forward to your next visit.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Houston

Nice but had higher expectations

Posted Mar 25, 2015
Pros: It is very conviniently located and staff are very nice.
Cons: I thought our room was over furnished for its size. Maybe smaller size or less furnitures.
Location: Location is great. Nice dining. Our main vacation purpose was just to relax so we didn't do much.
The location and staff are great. The only disappointment was the view. I paid for a king size room with water view. However, the main view from my room was parking and roofs. I had partial view of the pacific. The room size was also small with no tub just small standing shower. I had higher expecations based on the daily room rate.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 16, 2015 by Michele, Hotel Management
Hello Delara, Sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. Being a Vintage property we do have some small rooms without tubs. Happy to hear you did enjoy the Hotel and our staff. We hope you will stay with us again.
1 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom San Diego Ca

They gave my prepaid room away to someone else.

Posted Mar 24, 2015
Pros: Location
Cons: They could be ethical. You do not give away a prepaid room to someone else.
When I arrived at the hotel I was informed that they had given away my ocean view room to someone else and would I accept an inferior room with a peak at the ocean. The room they offered me was half as big as a motel 6 room. Since they did not have the room we ordered and no other comparable rooms available, we left and booked a motel 6 room that was twice as big. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom SA, TX

Posted Mar 13, 2015
Exceeded expectations and kiddos had a great time
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Upland, CA

Great location!

Posted Mar 9, 2015
Pros: Beautiful hotel close to the beach and downtown. Lovely outdoor bar.
Cons: Service at the outdoor bar is slow but really not a problem since it is such a nice place to relax.
Great place for a weekend getaway. Clean rooms, quiet, and great location.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Los Angeles

Classic La Jolla

Posted Feb 25, 2015
Pros: Location was great, service good.
Room was tiny, bathroom even smaller. Service was good, setting very nice