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Empress Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a super stay two weeks ago at the Empress. Room : spacious well appointed clean and neat Location : a street or two away from the main area of San Jose, one block from the farmers market, a few hundred metres from 'the Lot" amazing cinema with super bed type plush seats where you can order a gourmet...

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Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear michaelms, We are happy that you had a super stay with us! I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. Our morning breakfast has something for everyone. Our freshly made hot waffles are a big favorite! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future....

Stow, Massachusetts
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had out third stay in this hotel, I absolutely love it here. The hotel is clean, convenient to everything, spacious and comfortable. We enjoy the breakfast on the patio each morning, lots of options for my family. Mostly though I can't say enough about the staff at this hotel. The housecleaning staff is wonderful, they greeted us and...

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Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SueJKK, We appreciate your third visit to the Empress Hotel! I am glad that your enjoy our rooms and the amenities that we provide. I appreciate your mention of our associates Jon, Seamus, and Ryan as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. In addition I appreciate your mention of our Housekeeping associates as well....

Mesa, Arizona, Usa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Let me just start by saying we had a piano in our suite is that cool or what....The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room itself was clean and comfortable. They have a continental breakfast that is pretty good and fulfills your hunger. The hotel is in a great location within walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants....

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Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Clyde A, We are happy that you enjoyed our Spa Suite and the baby grand piano! I appreciate your mention of our friendly helpful associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. We are happy that you enjoyed our morning expanded continental breakfast as it is a great way to start ones day. Our...

Martinez, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Empress bailed me out! The hotel I had originally booked cancelled my reservation unbeknownst to me. The Empress had 1 room left; the front desk receptionist even gave me a bottle of wine. Will be staying here from now on.

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Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth H, We are happy that we were able to help you and are happy that we met you! In addition, we all look forward to your return in the near future. I am happy that the Empress Hotel will be your hotel of choice when visiting the La Jolla area. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General...

San Jacinto, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved everything about our stay at the Empress. The hotel had lovely photographs everywhere including the rooms. The beds were comfortable, the room was very clean and large. We will come back again.

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Ancaster ON
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms were great, clean updated and very reasonably priced and the hotel was central to everything we wanted Manhattan Restaurant in the hotel was excellent. The best part of the hotel, was the staff, Ryan was excellent. He was very friendly and set us up with a set of maps to tour the sites and was always there to offer...

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Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BM64, We appreciate your recent stay with us! Thanks for your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. I am glad that you enjoyed the Manhattan Restaurant. Come back and see us again soon! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

Georgetown, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our fifth time to stay at the Empress in the last five years, and we're never disappointed! The hotel is clean, comfortable, within walking distance of the beach, and is located in the heart of shops and restaurants in downtown La Jolla. And the staff is amazingly friendly and helpful! When we encountered a very minor maintenance issue,...

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Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andy W, Thank you for your recent stay with us! We appreciate you return visits over the years! I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. I am glad that you enjoy our rooms and the amenities that we provide. We look forward to your return visit. Kind...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you find yourself looking for a place to stay in LA Jolla, this is a hidden gem. Rooms are clean, roomy and the beds are comfortable. Breakfast is better than most other places and is included in your stay. Valet parking is $28 a day but is safe and secure. Plenty of places to eat within walking distance.

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Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rocky T, Thank you for your recent stay with us! I am glad that you liked our rooms and the service that we provide. Our expanded continental breakfast is a great way to start ones day! Thanks for your review. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

Boston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. This hotel is in amazing location. After dropping off our luggage, we walked down to the water which was a short 10 min walk away. There were so many shops and restaurants along the our walk. The view of the Pacific Ocean is stunning. We had a nice time letting our kids run...

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Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KanCal, Our location is one that cannot be beat as we are central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. I am glad that you liked your room and the amenities that we provide to our guests. Our morning expanded continental breakfast is a great way to start ones day as there is something for everyone. Thanks so...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed as a family for 3 nights at The Empress. The hotel and the staff exceeded our expectations in so many ways. We requested room w/ 2 queen beds on high floor w/ view but when we arrived, only lower floor rooms were available. Saemus offered an upgrade to a King Suite but we declined as we wanted our...

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Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear I-gotham, We have happy to read that we exceeded your expectations! I appreciate your mention of Seamus as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. I am glad that you enjoyed your room and the amenities that we provide. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind Regards and Safe Travels,...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Empress Hotel is a traditionally elegant European-style boutique hotel, known for its warm hospitality, superior accommodations and attentive service. Located right in the heart of La Jolla Village. Within walking distance to shops, restaurants, beach, and wedding sites. All guestrooms include complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and wireless internet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Empress Hotel

Address: 7766 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309 (Formerly Empress Hotel of La Jolla)
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: $267 - $423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Empress Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Empress Hotel La Jolla
Empress La Jolla
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in La Jolla
#2 Spa Hotel in La Jolla
#2 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Green Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#5 Family Hotel in La Jolla
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Have a special need or request, just ask, they'll do their best for you. Rooms are soooo spacious.”
  • Spa Suite living area day after wedding
  • Welcome bags for wedding capture how Empress makes you feel every day
843charlenes, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The breakfast room is on the 2nd floor, so rooms off that hallway may have more hallway noise than others.”
eileeninseattle, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Higher is better. We were on the third floor overlooking some ugly roofs of the nearby apartments.”
mikeeA5157CW, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Fifth floor has a view of the water in the distance”
barbarabL4810BQ, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we liked our top/5th floor room. No one above - partial view of ocean.”
Rateyjane, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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