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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Stayed two nights in June. Reception/valet was friendly and efficient with a hello every time we walked through the lobby. Terrific location; left the car with the hotel and didn't use it for the time there. Close to the beach, shopping, museums, restaurants, etc. Room was clean and spacious. The breakfast buffet was nice, though it could have used some...

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Empresss_GM, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DrDee2014, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We realize that choosing a new hotel is a very tough decision and we are very excited to see that your choice in our hotel exceeded your expectations! Every amenity that we offer, from our fresh baked cookies upon check in, valet parking, and elegant...

New York, United States
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This hotel is just perfection. The room was beautiful, clean and spacious. What the room lacked in a view, the hotel makes up for in its location. It is so central to the main shopping and restaurant area in Lo Jolla, that we did not need to use a car to avail ourselves of the experience. That meant we could...

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Empresss_GM, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear James R, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. I am very excited to see that you enjoyed your stay at our property, especially our beautiful, spacious and clean guestrooms and our central location. I would also like to thank you for leaving such kind comments for our staff. We always take pride in providing...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2014

I spent 5 nights here during June and enjoyed the experience. The reception was friendly, and fast and I was on my way to my room (509) in moments. We arrived about 7PM and just needed a beer and light bite after a long, long day of travel. The restaurant is mood lit, the bar man is friendly, beer cold...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We have stayed here a number of times over the past ten years and have found it a good value for its location. Not as "glossy" as some higher priced nearby hotels, its pricing fairly reflected that. Staff has always been friendly and responsive; rooms (the "deluxe" category) are spacious and comfortable; continental breakfast satisfactory. For some time now, the...

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Empresss_GM, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear IkeB37, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and we appreciate your loyalty to the Empress Hotel of La Jolla. It's always a pleasure hosting return guests such as yourselves. Thank you for mentioning our comfortable and spacious guestrooms, friendly and helpful staff, great value, and our excellent location. As you mentioned, the...

Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We rented 5 rooms with guests staying 1-4 nights. It is an older hotel but well maintained and quite comfortable. It is well located and employees a very helpful staff. The restaurant was a nice plus. We would all stay there again.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 June 2014

The Empress Hotel is quite a little gem. We appreciated the thoughtful attention to details at this hotel. It made us feel welcome. At the entrance, a valet greeted us. We also noticed a dog bowl filled with water right by (definitely dog-friendly, too bad we're cat owners). Front desk personnel was cordial and professional. Complimentary cookies, coffee and tea...

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Empresss_GM, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sunnydays4579, Thank you for a wonderful review! It was our pleasure having you as our guests and we're so pleased to read that you enjoyed the attention to detail and the "little extras" we offer as a boutique hotel. It's our top priority to ensure we provide exceptional service and a personal experience for each and every guest and...

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is an older hotel, but in good shape and with a great location. Easy walking distance to various restaurants. Fairly basic accommodations, but well maintained and clean. Staff were cheerful and helpful.

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Empresss_GM, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing the Empress Hotel in La Jolla and we appreciate your kind feedback. We're glad you enjoyed our clean and well-maintained accommodations, our helpful and friendly staff and our close proximity to a number of great restaurants. We look forward to having you as our guest on your next visit to La Jolla. Sincerely, John...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We found Empress by one of the search engines and read reviews on Tripadvisor and decided why not give it a chance, especially for the price. We didn't have any expectations, by most reviews it seem to be a pretty solid place to stay. At check in, the staff was very friendly. They were very accomodating. After we checked into...

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Empresss_GM, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kim K, Thank you so much for your detailed review of the Empress Hotel in La Jolla. I'm glad to hear you found our hotel through Tripadvisor and that you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your kind comments and your mention of our friendly and accommodating staff, clean and quiet rooms, complimentary breakfast and convenient location within walking distance...

Hillsborough, New Jersey
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

We booked through hotel tonight and got it for like 1/2 on a Saturday night. The staff was very very nice and accommodating. Rooms really clean and all around very happy with our stay. I would stay again in a heartbeat

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Empresss_GM, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Senk C., Thank you for an excellent 5-star review! We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your last-minute stay at the Empress Hotel in La Jolla including our clean rooms and our accommodating staff. Thank you for mentioning our great value and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to La Jolla. Sincerely,...

Thornton, Colorado
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We booked the Empress Hotel by using one of the discount search engines. I can't really say we chose this hotel but it was a sweet surprise. The rooms are a bit small but very clean and had enough room for the 2 of us. The bathroom is very large and nice but is a shower only. The bed frames...

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Empresss_GM, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review the Empress Hotel of La Jolla and we appreciate your feedback. I'm glad you were pleased with our clean rooms and spacious bathrooms and that you found our staff to be efficient and attentive from our valet staff to our housekeepers. Providing our guests with an excellent stay is...

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Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Formerly Empress Hotel of La Jolla)
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: $274 - $384 (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 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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“we liked our top/5th floor room. No one above - partial view of ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles Rateyjane, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Spa suite was a real treat.”
 of 5 bubbles AKREdinburgh, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“5th floor affords some views from either side of the hallway.”
  • Windows have adjustable shutters.
  • The blue ceiling is very cheery.
  • Very beach color scheme which is lively & appropriate.
  • You can see the ocean here and there between the buildings.
  • peek-a-boo ocean
  • Rainbow after 36 hours of rain and wind.
 of 5 bubbles X-NYr, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The street isn't that busy, so it probably doesn't matter which room you have.”
 of 5 bubbles gusb2013, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Above the 3rd floor, Manhattan's Restaurant on the main floor is a piano bar.”
 of 5 bubbles ChristineLA, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
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