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Empress Hotel of La Jolla

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7766 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Ranked #12 of 24 hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
dcnoble Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel had many excellent points. One, it has a great location in La Jolla with restaurants, shops and the beach in walking distance. The valet parking was fast. The front desk staff was very helpful and friendly. However, the rooms are looking quite worn and dated. The property does not have a pool. The breakfast was just so-so, and... More

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

Dear dcnoble, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with our potential customers. We would like to thank you for choosing to stay at the Empress Hotel and we are very glad to see that overall you enjoyed your stay with us including the amenities we offer and our convenient location. I am pleased to see... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All staff was great, from the valet to maid to the breakfast host. We stayed in a 2 queen bed room with our teenagers. It was spacious, clean, and comfortable. We loved the large walk in shower. I was extremely happy with the breakfast choices and patio breakfast area. The room could be a little more accommodating for technology. It... More

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

Dear Dora T, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience online. Looking at your comments, we are very excited to see that your stay with us in La Jolla was extremely delightful, and that our staff was both helpful and courteous in meeting all of your needs quickly and efficiently. We would also like to thank... More

Madeira Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location is excellent for a time of relaxation. You can walk or drive to many locations in the town of La Jolla. Quite time for your enjoyment of the area. I will tell all my friends, when in the area too stay at this hotel. For years my family and other friends have been enjoying the greatly held secret of... More

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Boulder City, Nevada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently had a mini family reunion in La Jolla, California and stayed at the Empress Hotel on Fay Avenue. It is a charming little hotel just a couple of short blocks off Prospect and Girard. It is walking distance from many good restaurants as well as walking distance from La Jolla Cove. A curious situation arose when we discovered... More

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

Dear Patty1123, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us as well as the online community and our potential customers. We are all very excited that you were able to enjoy your entire stay with us from our quiet, central location to all of the complimentary amenities we offer to our guests. We also would... More

Fountain Hills
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here one night this week. Found it on HotelTonight for a very reasonable amount, most of San Diego was sold out by this time. This fit the bill for a quick nights sleep. Not a great hotel, but adequate, and they had clean sheets & towels. I did peek behind the headboard and wish I hadn't, but I still... More

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San Diego, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice little hotel with excellent staff and service, and a great restaurant. It's location is also very good, right in the heart of La Jolla in walking distance to beautiful beaches, shops and restaurants. Also there are two great museums really close. The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art and the small but fabulous Map Museum... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More

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Empresss_GM, General Manager at Empress Hotel of La Jolla, 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... More

New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 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... More

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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... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 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... More

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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... More

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Empresss_GM, General Manager at Empress Hotel of La Jolla, 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... More

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Address: 7766 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Empress Hotel of La Jolla 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
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#1 Green Hotel in La Jolla #5 Spa Hotel in La Jolla #5 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla #11 Business Hotel in La Jolla #12 Family Hotel in La Jolla
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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 
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