La Valencia Hotel is located on the beach in La Jolla, close to Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla Cove, and Children's Cove. Other points of interest near this historic hotel include Cuvier Park and University of California San Diego.
La Valencia Hotel features a restaurant, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This 4 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, audiovisual equipment, and business services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This La Jolla property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. The property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge). Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and currency exchange. This is a smoke free property.
112 air conditioned guestrooms at La Valencia Hotel feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. Beds come with premium bedding. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail, as well as free local calls (restrictions may apply). Plasma televisions have premium cable channels and DVD players. Rooms also include safes, windows that open, and slippers. Guests may request refrigerators, microwaves, and in room massages. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily.
Notifications and Fees:
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
- Valet parking fee: USD 29 per night (in/out privileges)
- Pet fee: USD 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.In The Center of the Action Nestled in the center of La Jolla Village, we had no problem finding the “The Pink Lady” as she is affectionately called. Yep, it’s pink. We drove right up to valet hotel parking at La V avoiding the stop and go of tourist traffic, mayhem of vacationing pedestrians and summer road construction! A few of our favorite things…. - Amazing ocean views from the pool - Architecture and Family “Wing” - Location, location, location Challenges… - Hotel restaurants were a little fancy for kids - Not much for kids at the actual hotel FAMILY WING The architecture is spectacular. We saw early 1900’s Spanish style with palatial ceilings and a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean through the giant picture window in the lobby area. The hotel was acquired in stages resulting in a combination of large buildings and villas. Our building housed rooms with 2 queen beds. As this is also a romantic destination, I was happy to be in a section with other families and we soon heard the pitter-patter of little feet running down the halls. A welcome sound for a mom of three life-loving energetic gems. Our bellman was fantastic, even joining in an impromptu dance party with my kids. The room was spacious with a desk, console, two queen beds and a huge TV and my kids quickly found the cartoon channel. I absolutely loved the bathroom with big mirrors, deep tub and real cabinets and drawers. This gave a homey feel that I don’t often experience in hotels as well as a place to put our stuff off the counter. MAGESTIC OCEAN VIEWS FROM THE POOL The pool has a glass wall with fabulous views out over the ocean. Breathtaking. Large comfy pool lounges and lots of towels made this area truly inviting with food and drink service also available. At first it was only vacationing couples and I was a little worried about disturbing the calm with frolicking youngsters, but we were soon joined by lots of families and kids ranging from toddlers to teenagers. My kids quickly made friends while the parents exchanged great restaurants and vacationing tips. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Other than the pool there is not much for kids at the actual hotel. However, when we took a walk around to get our bearings we quickly discovered that La V is located smack dab in the middle of everything great you would want to do in La Jolla. We walked out the front doors through the shops of downtown and around the hotel to the park with the famous tree that inspired Dr. Seuss. La Jolla Cove was to one side, Shell Beach and Children’s beach to the other, tide pools galore, and seals. Lots of seals. This area is known for all the seals. With the seals came birds and the smell in the air was “unique”, but the animals up close were magnificent. We spent hours looking at the tide pools, getting sprayed by the waves and investigating a sea cave. Next time we will bring snorkels to see what is going on underneath. As we headed back to the hotel we discovered a secret door to La V. Covered partially in vines, entry was permitted only with a hotel key. Once through the door a small passage way leads you to some spanish stairs. Once up the stairs you are standing right at the pool! A short-cut from the beach and a secret adventure for the kids. DINING The options for dining in the actual hotel were a little upscale for kids. But, being in the hub of La Jolla Village the dining options outside of the hotel were endless. Any price range, take-out or sit down. We choose Smash Burger followed up by Hagen Daz for dinner and The Brockton Villa for breakfast. La V also has a workout room and in-room spa services from a local spa for moments when one is not playing in the pool or looking at the tide pools. Note: The hotel is currently undergoing a renovation of the traditional lobby and courtyard so we did experience some construction noise. Call ahead and make sure it’s complete for a more serene experience. Disclaimer: My stay was courtesy of La Valencia. All experiences and reviews are my own.