Romantic coastal escape at La Valencia Hotel

A romantic getaway without the kids at the Mediterranean-style La Valencia Hotel is the perfect way to rekindle the spark with your spouse. Located in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, this luxury seaside retreat is steeped in La Jolla history with touches old Hollywood glamour. Relax by the ocean-view pool, dine on the terrace of THE MED, or take a stroll through the village, where there’s plenty of shopping and souvenirs. The “Pink Lady” is sure to create memories that you’ll cherish.


Hotel Amenities at La Valencia Hotel:

  • Signature architecture, hand-painted murals and rotating artwork
  • Ocean view pool and hot tub
  • In-suite spa treatments (signature spa opening in December 2018)
  • Les Clefs d’Or Concierge and services 
  • Valet Laundry Service & Dry Cleaning
  • Transportation Arrangements
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Valet Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Complimentary Shoe Shine

Guest room at La Valencia hotel

Charming Rooms at La Valencia Hotel

The 114 guest rooms range from Vintage rooms (250 square feet) to Villas (up to 1,200 square feet). The ICON Collection includes the penthouse Sky Suite boasting panoramic ocean views with retractable windows for an unobstructed vista. The rooms are decorated with elegant earth tones and crisp white linens. Some rooms include patio, balcony, ocean view or fireplace.


Room Amenities at La Valencia Hotel (depending on room type):

  • LCD/HD televisions
  • Keurig coffee makers
  • iron and ironing board
  • honor-bar
  • spa robes
  • imported bathroom toiletries
  • Safe
  • Imported Linens
  • Luxurious European Bath Amenities
  • HD Televisions with Complimentary Premium Cable
  • Complimentary High Speed and Wireless Internet
  • Complimentary Daily Newspaper

La Sala Lounge at La Valencia Hotel

On-Property Dining at La Valencia Hotel

Whether you’re in the mood for an end-of-day signature cocktail, a casual lunch on the patio or by the pool, or a romantic gourmet dinner overlooking the Pacific Ocean, La Valencia has the following dining options available to fit every need, with impeccable service and impressive cuisine by Chef Alex Emery:

  • THE MED Ocean View Restaurant
  • Cafe la Rue – European Bistro + Bar (Summer Series includes theme nights, such as Paella Monday, Supper Club Thursday)
  • “La Sala” Lounge – Live music, libations and tapas 
  • 24 Hour in-room dining available

La Jolla Cove

Activities Near La Valencia

The hotel is conveniently located within the La Jolla Village, with museums, shops and art galleries just steps away. Just across the street is La Jolla Cove, where you’ll find some of the best snorkeling and where sea lions and seals lounge on the rocks. Be sure to stop by the Cave Store for a walk down stairs carved through the rock that lead down to Sunny Jim Cave. Don’t forget that the following major San Diego attractions are just a short drive away:

  • San Diego Zoo
  • SeaWorld
  • USS Midway
  • Old Town San Diego
  • San Diego Natural History Museum
  • Legoland


Disclosure: Accommodation provided by La Valencia in order to do research for my review, but all opinions are my own. I did not receive any monetary compensation from La Valencia, nor will I receive any additional payment from rooms booked as a result of this review.