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Empress Hotel - A Greystone Hotel

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Experience California comfort at our charming boutique hotel in the scenic village of La Jolla, California. Situated just steps from the San Diego Area's famous sandy beaches and downtown La Jolla, while also being only minutes from popular attractions like SeaWorld and Torrey Pines golf course, our hotel is the perfect location to embark on an unforgettable vacation or business trip.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Breakfast included
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Special Offer:90 minutes with Zinfandel
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
183Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
54Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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All reviews manhattan restaurant valet parking piano bar spa suite continental breakfast within walking distance boiled eggs street parking small hotel yogurt shops and restaurants heart of la jolla perfect location front desk staff starbucks coffee short walk to the beach nice room
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Comfortable relatively large room, even without the ocean views: queen bed, the usual bureau and tv and desk, but a small round table with two chairs, which is great for both work and conversation. Microwave and fridge and—a nice touch—complementary bottled water “please enjoy with...More

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Response from Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel - A Greystone HotelResponded today

Dear reprof, We are happy that you noticed the welcoming touches such as our in-room tablet and our complimentary bottled water. I am glad that you liked your room and the amenities that we provide. I appreciate your mention of our service as it is...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

If your cup of tea is La Jolla cove area and you are looking for a place under $250 per night just to lay your head down this may be good for you. Upon entry the place smelled musty and old, rightly so because it...More

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Response from Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel - A Greystone HotelResponded today

Dear Imwaiting, Thank you for your recent stay with us! I would like to speak to you regarding some of the comments that you have made regarding the Empress Hotel as I have not heard some of them before. Our morning expanded continental breakfast has...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked the "Spa Suite" for our wedding weekend. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The Empress is located in the heart of The Village; it's walking distance to everything! We had our wedding reception at Catania La Jolla; Our friends, my husband, and...More

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Response from Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel - A Greystone HotelResponded 3 days ago

Dear Culture44255913988, We are happy that you enjoyed our Spa Suite for your wedding weekend. I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. Our location is central to everything that La Jolla has to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Hotel is clean, rooms spacious and beds comfortable.location convenient to restaurants and stores. Continental breakfast is fresh, plentiful, and offers proteins in addition to breads and cakes. Staff is friendly and accommodating. My only complaint is that our room, 311, was located above the breakfast...More

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Response from Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel - A Greystone HotelResponded 3 days ago

Dear pupychaarlie, I am glad that you enjoyed your room at the Empress Hotel. Our expanded continental breakfast is a great way to start one's day! I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We were very pleased with our stay at the Empress. At check-in, Ryan was so kind and patient explaining our parking and dining options in great detail. Our room was clean, quiet and comfortable. The hotel is quite nice - not fancy - with a...More

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Response from Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel - A Greystone HotelResponded 3 days ago

Dear Curious39317124000, We are happy that you were very pleased with your stay at the Empress Hotel. I appreciate your mention of Ryan as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. I am glad that you liked your room and the...More

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March 26, 2018|
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Response from Dennis K | Reviewed this property |
We always stay in King rooms and they are (to the best of our recollection) showers only.
December 9, 2017|
Response from Tarkingtons | Reviewed this property |
I checked the website - “Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay” Best to call the hotel directly to inquire about weight/ size limits.
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"4th or 5th floor west facing rooms towards the ocean"
3 days ago
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"Rooms 211 and 311 are beside and above the breakfast area which can become VERY noisy beginning at 6:30 am"
4 days ago
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"The view for amt paid is horrible, we stared at an alley for 200plus a night"
1 week ago
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"If you do not need wheelchair access make sure you notice when booking the room."
2 weeks ago
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US$210 - US$290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Empress Hotel of La Jolla
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