La Valencia

1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, California, 92037, United States

This pink Spanish-Mediterranean confection drew Hollywood film stars in the 1930s and '40s with its setting and views of La Jolla Cove; now it draws the Kardashians. Rooms are small but handsome; most suites have balconies and Frette linens. The personal attention provided by the staff, as well as the plush robes and grand bathrooms, guarantee a pleasurable stay. In 2014, the hotel refurbished its restaurant, THE MED, which offers patio and dining room seating. Other La Jolla establishments are steps away, but be sure to have a cocktail while gazing at the ocean in Le Sala Lobby Lounge, an elegant space with live music Wednesday through Sunday.

PROS

  • upscale rooms
  • views
  • near beach

CONS

  • standard rooms are tiny
  • lots of traffic outside

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 858-454–0771 | 800-451–0772

HOTEL DETAILS

82 rooms, 15 villas, 15 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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