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Empress Hotel of La Jolla

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7766 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Empress Hotel of La Jolla
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Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well located - it is within easy walking distance of the beach and downtown. It's not right by the seafront and there is no ocean view, but that didn't matter to us because we just walk to the sea instead of staring at it from the hotel room. (Had the hotel been right at the beach, it would probably... More 

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Empresss_GM, General Manager at Empress Hotel of La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear Suyinmak - Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences from your recent stay at the Empress Hotel La Jolla. We are very happy to hear that you greatly enjoyed your time with us and appreciate your five star review. Thank you once again, and we look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, John S Haerr General... More 

Rochester, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Empress is ideally located in La Jolla, a few steps from downtown and a few steps from the beach. The staff are amazingly friendly and helpful, always a smile. The room was huge and well appointed. Starbucks coffee in the room, microwave,Meriden, a lock-box, all the amenities. The bed was comfortable, and the room had awesome blackout shades. The... More 

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Dear Phillip L - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience as our guest on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to the next time your travels return you to our hotel. It is our goal that every guest enjoy the most remarkable customer... More 

Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the bedding in terms of comfort and cleanliness, also the towels in the bathroom and the spaciousness of the bathroom. The carpets are all new and lovely. The hallways smell really nice, not too overpowering, just right. The art work is beautiful and local. Some rooms have windows that open a bit which is always what i... More 

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Dear SalOZ - Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent experience as our guest on TripAdvisor. I am very happy to see that you were able to enjoy many of the complimentary amenities that we offer, while we are sad to see that you did not get to enjoy our continental breakfast served on... More 

Borrego Springs, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In La Jolla for son's wedding. Spent two nights at the Empress. Extremely courteous staff, clean and comfortable rooms and great service from everyone. A special thanks to Ryan, Breanne, Kyle and Spencer. Would definitely stay there again and will recommend to others.

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Dear Susan M - On behalf or our staff we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience as our guest on TripAdvisor. I am absolutely thrilled to see that our staff was one of the main highlights of your stay with us. The individuals that you highlighted above, are truly superstars and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here is very friendly and accommodating. I always enjoy my stay as its clean, intimate and they still offer nice perks like warm cookies, apples, turn-down service and breakfast! It's also in a great location as you can easily walk to the water, restaurants, gyms, cafes, etc. I highly recommend this place as you'll feel very well taken... More 

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Dear Caroline Y - Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience as our guest on TripAdvisor. I would also like to take the time to thank you for being a very loyal customer to our hotel, and being a repeat customer. I am very happy to see that we continue to provide you with a... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We researched and researched where to stay on our short San Diego trip, and based on reviews and price, we chose to stay at the Empress in La Jolla. Now, having experienced it on our own, we can definitely recommend it to anyone! First, if you're thinking that La Jolla might be too far from the action of San Diego,... More 

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Dear Carmen C - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience as our guest on TripAdvisor. I am very happy to see that you greatly enjoyed your time with us, and that you were able to take advantage of our low package rates booking direct on our website. Additionally it is great to see that our... More 

Norwich, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in La Jolla on business. Found this hotel online and was very pleasantly surprised. Rooms are quite large and very quiet. Walking distance to everything in downtown La Jolla. My colleague and I didn't try the restaurant in the hotel but it certainly was busy if that's an indication! Definitely will plan to return to the Empress if business... More 

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Dear Stu C - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience as our guest on TripAdivsor. I am very pleased to see that you found our hotel online, and enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to the next time your travels return you to our hotel. Sincerely, John S Haerr General Manager More 

Esparto, California, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love to stay in hotels like the Empress. Unique, friendly and within walking distance to many downtown restaurants and shops. It is also within walking distance to a lovely stretch of the coast, with great bike and running paths. Breakfast could be better - it is the same selection of cereals and white breads, hard boiled eggs and fruit.... More 

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Dear CMH695 - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience as our guest on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to see that we were able to provide you with a great hotel experience, from our location, to our friendly and helpful staff. I would also like to thank you for your candid feedback concerning the breakfast, which... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location - within walking distance of everything in La Jolla - lots of amenities including valet parking, fresh-baked cookies every afternoon, free coffee and continental breakfast in the mornings, wi-fi and an excellent restaurant - but what made this stay so great was the staff. Ryan at the front desk is the epitome of hospitality - he was so... More 

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Dear Heidi K - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with our hotel on TripAdvisor. I am very happy to see that both you and your dog were able to greatly enjoy your stay with us. I am absolutely thrilled to see that our staff was one of the main highlights of your stay with... More 

Billings, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Empress for our 25th anniversary. The hotel is extremely quiet, comfortably furnished, and has well-trained staff from the valet to the desk staff to housekeeping. The location is perfect for walking around La Jolla to the shops, restaurants, and beaches. On-street parking is very limited; the valet service is worth the convenience. And speaking of the... More 

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Dear Amy S - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at our hotel on TripAdvisor. It is great to see that we were able to provide you with an amazing hotel experience to enjoy the beautiful La Jolla sunshine! Our staff prides iteself on providing remarkable customer service and we appreciate your comments. Hopefully you... More 

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