Continuing from my Tuesday post on La Jolla, just up the street from the Brockton Villa and the La Jolla Cave shop was our next stop, La Valencia hotel. Also known as the Pink Lady, La Valencia has always been one of my favorite places to visit for lunch, and this time, we actually got to stay here for two nights!
La Valencia was opened in 1926 and has the most amazing location overlooking the beach in the area known as La Jolla Cove. It even became a great getaway for Hollywood stars during the 1940’s and 50’s.
As you walk into the lobby, your eye is drawn to the gorgeous view straight back out of the shapely picture window of the “living room”. The living room is the coziest space ever and the vintage 1920’s details are spectacular.
Here’s a shot of the ceiling, looking straight up.
And right outside the living room is the luxurious dining patio. Look at the views! It sits right above the pool area too.
It’s so fun to explore all the nooks and crannies of La Valencia. Hand-painted tiles and cheery pink geraniums are around every corner of the outdoor spaces!
The restaurants are really good too. We had breakfast each morning at The Med, where the ambiance is calm, the views are breathtaking and the food is soooo good!
They serve the best cappuccinos and blueberry muffins! I loved sipping my coffee while watching the waves break on the shore and all sea gulls and pelicans drifting about. This is a view of the patio adjacent to the street, and the other side, of the great room has the amazing views of the pool and ocean.
The rooms are quite comfortable.
Here’s where we spent quite a bit of time, poolside.