A visit to La Jolla wouldn’t be complete without discovering La Valencia Hotel. It has been a La Jolla landmark since 1926. With its Spanish architecture and tradition, La Valencia was a hide away for movie stars Greta Garbo, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks during an era when the trip from Hollywood to La Jolla was an arduous all-day affair. Still a favorite of the cognoscente, its charm is enhanced by delightful, cozy rooms and by spectacular ocean views from its balconies and the central lobby. Fifteen beautiful villas, complete with fireplaces, balconies and butler service are available. Plus, La Valencia is on the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2005 and Travel + Leisure 500, January 2007.
La Valencia has three impressive restaurants: the newly remodeled Sky Room, recipient of the Four Diamond Awards, features intimate dining with the highest and most beautiful view of the La Jolla shoreline; The Whaling Bar and Grill, which offers intimate dining for both lunch and dinner: and the Mediterranean Room featuring a spectacular patio and ocean view. Look no further for unsurpassed ocean-view accommodations and superb dining.