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Empress Hotel of La Jolla

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7766 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a few days in La Jolla for the first time and found the Empress Hotel through Trip Advisor. We found the rooms clean and comfortable and the restaurants, the ocean and the seals and sea lions only a short waking distance away. The staff was courteous and pleasant. If we ever are back in that neighborhood, we will... More 

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Plano
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed staying at the Empress Hotel of LaJolla. It is a lovely hotel! Nice decor; knowledgable, friendly and pleasant employees; great restaurant; perfect location. Just a wonderful experience. I would definitely stay again.

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Georgetown, Texas
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been fortunate, for four consecutive years now, to make an annual pilgrimage to La Jolla, and each time we've stayed at the Empress Hotel. Located in the heart of La Jolla, the Empress is just a five-minute walk to the Pacific. But more than the location, we always return to the Empress because of the friendly staff, the lovely... More 

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

Dear Andy W, We are happy that we have been staying with us annually for 4 years straight and appreciate your continued patronage. I am glad that you like our rooms and the amenities that we provide. We look forward to welcoming you back again in 2016. Thanks for your review. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at The Empress of La Jolla. All of the staff are so friendly and helpful and really seem to enjoy helping people (this is not always our experience while we travel). The location is really good, in close walking to restaurants and the beach and the hotel is lovely and clean. The beds were very... More 

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

Dear Alison S, Thank you for your recent stay with us! I appreciate your mention of our friendly and helpful staff. I am glad that you found our location to be central to everything that you needed. We are a great value for the dollar especially when one considers the expanded continental breakfast and Wi-Fi are complimentary and included in... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just spent 4 nights at the Empress of La Jolla and really enjoyed our stay. The hotel is very clean, the bed was comfortable, the bathroom was modern and pristine, the rates are reasonable and the staff is accommodating and friendly (big thumbs up for Seamus at the front desk). Also the location cannot be beat, affording easy access... More 

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

Dear KP D, Thank you for your recent four night stay with us! I am glad that you enjoyed your room and the amenities that we provide. I appreciate your mention of our associate Seamus at the Front Desk! It is our goal for all guest to experience exceptional service! Our morning continental breakfast is a great way to stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No complaints at all. Very well maintained and managed. For value, quality and just a quiet time this hotel is it. You are walking distance to everything although a bit of a joke to La Jolla Shores. We truly loved our stay and would stay here again.

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

Dear H.DanielK, We appreciate your recent stay with us! We are a great value for the dollar especially when one considers the complimentary expanded breakfast and Wi-Fi are all included in the cost of the room. In addition, we are central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. We can't wait to welcome you back again in the near... More 

San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a quiet relaxing weekend and figured a hotel in La Jolla would do the trick. What we didn't expect was loud music from 9pm until 11.30/Midnight on the Friday and Saturday nights we were here ! It was so loud we could name each and every song that was played and even with earplugs you could... More 

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

Dear WoogirlCA, Thank you for your recent stay with us! We are sorry to read that noise in the area disturbed your stay with us. We would have been happy to move you to another location in the hotel if we had known. I am glad that you liked our rooms and hope that you will try our hotel again... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for three nights in mid January. It is downtown a few blocks off the main drag so it's pretty easy to walk anywhere you'd want to go but there are hotels closer to the action. The hotel is in the middle of construction which was a bummer because it was loud, distracting and I always felt like... More 

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

Dear BigScotty1, We appreciate your three night stay with us this month! Our location is one that cannot be beat as we are central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. Our lobby has just been remodeled with new wall vinyl and four new television monitors which will display scenes of la Jolla, local artists, and so much more.... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Lovely rooms, comfortable bed, great location within walking distance of anything you'd want to do. The restaurant evoked a nostalgic feel, and though we didn't eat there, we stopped in after returning to the hotel for the evening and nabbed a seat at the piano bar. We were thoroughly entertained by the talented keyboardist. The... More 

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

Dear Lydia S, We appreciate your recent stay with us! I am glad that you enjoyed our rooms and our comfortable beds. Our morning expanded continental breakfast is a great way to start one's day! Next time try the Manhattan restaurant for dinner. It is a very nice dining experience. Thanks for your review. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel... More 

Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Empress hotel is a very lovely hotel within walking distance of everything in La Jolla. The rooms are very up to date, and very tastefully done. One thing I really appreciate is that every lamp on the desk and nightstands has two USB ports for charging your personal electronics. In today's world of personal electronics, this is really a... More 

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

Dear Donald K, Our location is one that cannot be beat as we are central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. I am glad that you like our newly decorated rooms and the amenities that we provide. In addition to street parking we offer Valet Parking 24-Hours a day. Thanks for staying with us. We look forward to... More 

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