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La Valencia Hotel Review: The seaside favorite of celebrities and world-travelers, La V (as locals call it) has been the place to be relax since the early 1920s when silent film stars flocked to this tranquil pink palace. Although it's old-fashioned in comparison with the city’s more modern accommodations, nothing can beat the charm La Valencia with its terraced gardens, hand-painted murals and fountains, Spanish mosaics and Mediterranean architecture. Situated cliffside above the La Jolla Cove, most rooms, if a tad on the small side, have magnificent ocean views. In early 2013, with the hotel under new management, all guest rooms were remodeled. We suggest taking in the mesmerizing view of the Pacific and coastline from the rear lobby’s expansive window while sipping an aperitif. The Mediterranean Room with its open air patio, chic dining room and ocean view terrace is the hotel’s signature restaurant that features three dining areas and flavors from Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Morocco and Turkey. Guests can enjoy a selection of gourmet eats from wood-fired meats to “Tour of Mediterranean” tasting menus. Guests also love the cabana-lined pool area overlooking La Jolla Cove. The romantic ambience, old-school attentive service and seaside location in the heart of La Jolla also make the Pink Palace a favorite wedding venue. Daily live music and craft cocktails in the La Salsa lounge add to the hotel’s festive appeal.