Escape to La Valencia Hotel
- March 28, 2018
- Sophie Maarek
Hospitality at La Valencia, La Jolla.
Perched above the sun-drenched beaches of La Jolla, La Valencia Hotel has been a neighborhood institution for nearly a century. Known as the “Pink Lady” for its distinctively rosy stucco facade and red roof tiles, the hotel holds a soft spot in the hearts of locals and vacationers alike. The rooms, available in four varieties—the Vintage, Classic, Villa, and ICON collections—celebrate the history of the space while offering the best of modern conveniences: sumptuous Frette linens, down comforters, and luxe imported bath amenities. Not to mention the ocean views.
Out and about on the grounds, visitors revel in the social spaces, from the perfect-for-people-watching Cafe la Rue to the sophisticated grandeur of La Sala Lounge and its tinkling piano, to the resort’s crown jewel eatery, the Med, where Chef Alex Emery serves a rotating menu of fresh seasonal fare. Dine inside the grand hall with painted ceilings and art deco details, or take it outside on an effortlessly casual terrace above the sea. In all, La Valencia feels cohesive yet diverse—there’s a space for every mood. Spend sunny days lounging on the Mediterranean-inspired pool deck, and in the evenings, check out the surrounding resort town with its many entertainment options. Casual yet sophisticated, La Valencia exemplifies a storied elegance in the most romantic of settings.
La Valencia Hotel
132 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037