La Valencia is built in a traditional style, quirky and full of character. At the back the hotel overlooks the ocean with magnificent views from the dining room and terrace. At the front the street level lobby turns out to be on the 7th level but the lift only goes down to level 4 (it's quirky).
As you might expect in a building this old the plumbing is .. well quirky. Don't expect to get really cold water in your overhead fixed shower, the preset dial produces a range of temperatures from tepid to hot, but what you feel is what you get.
The hotel does a roaring trade as a wedding and conference venue, with at least 2 weddings on our Saturday, so don't expect too much quiet time.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 17, 2017 by Rita, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for taking the time to offer us your experience feedback - so valuable and so appreciated. Thank you for mentioning our service culture - we strive to make everyone feel special and at home. Thanks for the printer and computer note, I have already passed that on to our IT department - top priority.
La Jolla and the Iconic La V are individualists, as beloved for our amazing setting and panoramic ocean views, we are a bit unique and yes - the lobby is street level, but actually our 7th floor as we are literally cut into the cliffs overlooking the La Jolla Cove. In a boutique setting, there is sometimes quite a bit o activity - for relaxation and quiet I find our sunsets to be such a dramatic moment - that I stop in my tracks and everything fades away to the background.
I do so hope that you will retun again, allow us to earn that 5th star! I love the title of your review - and I will admit, I am going to use that as it does describe the Hotel so well - Character hotel in the centre of the resort.......visit us again soon!
Rita ~ Director of Sales