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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 #11 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Empress Hotel in La Jolla for four nights in January 2015. Staff at front desk, valet service, housekeeping, and maintenance were all friendly and took wonderful care of us. Continental breakfast each morning on second floor is served on fresh air, covered patio. Includes hard boiled eggs, cereals, pastries, oatmeal, and waffles, with juice and coffee.... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After staying at other places over the years during our trips to La Jolla, we found the Empress, and have stayed there three times in the last 18 months. And we'll be back! It's a great location. You can be watching a sunset over the Pacific with a five-minute walk. In fact, you walk to just about any restaurant, shop,... More 

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Wimberley, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've used TripAdvisor as a guest for years, but this stay prompted me to create an account so I could post this review. The Empress has a good location, and our room on the newly renovated fifth floor was comfortable and very tastefully decorated. But the biggest impression was how helpful the people at the desk were. Ryan and John... More 

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

Dear Robert S, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience on TripAdvisor. I am extremely delighted to see that we were able to make your stay in La Jolla enjoyable. We appreciate your very kind comments about our central location and the excellent service provided by both Ryan and John. We are so pleased you enjoyed... More 

West Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perfectly located small hotel in La Jolla Village, San Diego. I have stayed here several times and probably will again. This stay was in a recently renovated room. The changes are all positive. Staff helpful and accommodating.

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

Dear Ginny V., Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for being a loyal guest of the Empress Hotel. As a repeat guest, we are delighted to see that you continue to greatly enjoy your stays at our hotel and that you were pleased with our recent renovations. Thank you for mentioning our perfect location and... More 

San Diego, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the weekend, I was apart of a wedding party who was staying at the Empress Hotel. While I was at the Empress Hotel, the staff were very nice, sweet, and accommodating. The valet helped me bring things to my room. When I lost my valet ticket, they remembered who I was. They even accommodated us when we needed one... More 

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

Dear Roxanne P, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Empress Hotel in La Jolla. I am extremely delighted to see that our friendly and helpful staff, and the valet in particular, were able to make your stay in La Jolla both memorable and enjoyable. It is our absolute pleasure to do what we... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A decent price considering the location of La Jolla but I think this was reflected in the room we were given at the back of the hotel overlooking the car park and above the kitchens. Staff were all helpful and friendly. Its unfortunate there is only valet parking though. Room was fine but VERY noisy, especially noises from the kitchen... More 

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

Dear 11Goldnuggets, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience on TripAdvisor. While we are delighted to read your comments regarding our great location and friendly, helpful staff, we are disappointed to see that you experienced a few issues that negatively impacted your overall experience and we sincerely apologize for these issues. Our hotel is currently under... More 

London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
97 hotel reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is well overdue but I wanted to still get it posted. We spent a couple of nights in May last year. We got a great deal online and although we felt the valet charge was high, it was really useful using this service as we did not have to think about our car when we went out. The... More 

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

Dear geronimoturtle, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are very excited to see that not only did you greatly enjoy your stay, but that our valet parking service, great value, convenient location and spacious rooms enhanced your trip to La Jolla. We look forward to the next time you return to the Empress... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 5th floor is all renovated so we enjoyed a beautifully decorated room (love the colours) with spacious bathroom. Room 507 is at the end so very quiet except when workmen start work in the morning. We appreciated the comfy sofas, fridge and coffee making facilities. ( Note to management - the leatherette bench is useless because everything slips straight... More 

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

Dear foodie16, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay. We are very happy to see that we exceeded your expectations, during your stay with us and that you are loving our newly renovated rooms. Thank you for your feedback regarding the bench. We're glad you appreciated our complimentary breakfast and we hope when... More 

Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before we even arrived, we knew the service would be fantastic. We must have called at least 3 times with various questions and Ryan was always helpful and patient. When we arrived, everyone was friendly. The location is lovely, close to the beach and within walking distance of an outdoor mall and multiple restaurants. The room was clean. There was... More 

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

Dear Kellie B., Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at our hotel. All that we offer is targeted to provide our guests with a quiet and comfortable "home away from home" experience and I am very delighted to see that we were able to accomplish this goal with your stay. We're glad you enjoyed our... More 

Mohegan Lake, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 3-day stay at the Empress Hotel was much too brief! No slick, cookie-cutter service but genuine warmth and friendliness from all of the staff who made us feel extremely welcome every moment we were there. From the Empress, we transferred to another hotel for the second part of our trip and though it was fine in many ways, we... More 

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

Dear H A, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We are very pleased to read your wonderful comments regarding all of the amenities our hotel offers, from the quiet, relaxing, and central location and our friendly staff to our complimentary breakfast in the morning. It's our goal to provide personalized and... More 

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Address: 7766 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Empress Hotel of La Jolla 3*
Number of rooms: 73
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