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La Valencia, La Jolla 

1132 Prospect Street
La Jolla
San Diego , California
Tel: 858 454 0771
Tel: 800 451 0772
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When it comes to location, it doesn't get much better than the venerable La Valencia. Opened in 1926, this pale-pink stucco and Spanish-tile-roofed hotel is perched just above the Pacific at famous La Jolla Cove. Meanwhile, its front door opens right onto the boutiques and art galleries of Prospect Street, San Diego's version of Rodeo Drive. Several towering palms stand guard as you enter the lobby, which is appointed with wrought iron, hand-painted ceilings, intricate Spanish tiling, and a stunning postcard view of the crashing waves below from a floor-to-ceiling picture window. The guest rooms are comfortable though the decor is a bit dated: Think grandmotherly printed upholstery with brass accents. The hotel is doing renovations here and there and recently unveiled 15 new terraced Ocean Villas with grade-A ocean views done up in subtle shades of brown with marble floors. La Valencia also has three restaurants and a pair of bars, all of which attract a mix of tourists and hip locals. It's extremely family- and pet-friendly, yet the hotel manages to maintain an air of casual grace.

Appeared in the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, a directory of the world's best hotels and resorts, in 2007, 2005

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