La Valencia

One of my favorite landmarks in La Jolla is La Valencia Hotel on Prospect Street. It reminds me of old hotels in movies from the forties.



The hotel opened in 1926 and is nicknamed the “Pink Lady.”




Standing in the lobby, you can see a plate glass window at the other end. It overlooks La Jolla Cove with this view:


At the front of the hotel, there’s a patio with lots of plants and tables. A great place for Sunday brunch. . . .





One of my Flickr contacts commented that her parents honeymooned at the hotel during World War II. So romantic.


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15 Responses to La Valencia

  1. Great hotel. I have passed by the hotel on many Friday and Saturday nights and it seems that there is always a huge party with people having fun out on the patio facing Prospect. I have also heard that they serve some really great paella. My wife and I have been meaning to check this place out and your photographs give me inspiration for dinner here on one of the the coming weekends.

  2. Caroline says:

    This certainly has a movie feel. Wonderful. Thanks for letting us visit such a lovely place.
    Didn’t you have any winter at all?

    • As a matter of fact, we had a doozy of a storm last night, Caroline. Lashing rain with high winds and snow at lower elevations than usual. The rain and wind woke us up last night. Winter in California means slightly lower temps and some rain. We are really spoiled.

  3. TBM says:

    What a great place for a honeymoon. I’m envious. I could sit outside for days and never get bored with the view.

  4. Cheryl says:

    Your photos present this landmark hotel beautifully, Carole!

  5. I love the nickname “The Pink Lady.” It conjures up images of a bygone era.
    The tiles in the 3rd photo remind me of a Southern California style. Do you call them terra-cotta?

  6. These photos are SO beautiful. A huge part of what I love about LA/CA is that b/w Hollywood era. There’s something so special about knowing that you share the same space as the glam stars of the Golden era.

  7. servilia1 says:

    Gorgeous hotel in a gorgeous town! I have never been in, thank you for sharing the pics.

  8. Lady Jennie says:

    It’s really well-kept inside.

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