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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Roxanne P San Diego, California, United States
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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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 1 week 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 1 week 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
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Empress (our second stay) reminds us a bit of a European hotel with a smaller but very attractive club-style lobby where coffee and tea are available. The guest rooms are quite spacious and have fluffy duvets and large modern bathrooms. Its location is perfect, within easy walking distance of the most popular restaurants and stores. Every staff member was... More 

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

Dear PWMW, Thank you for taking the time to review the Empress Hotel La Jolla. We are pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay as we strive to provide excellent customer service and hope to leave a lasting good impression with every visit. We appreciate your kind comments regarding our spacious guestrooms, modern bathrooms, friendly and helpful staff and... More 

Pasadena, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to The Empress and found it even more delightful than our first visit. Why? First the location. The Empress is ideally located close enough to the cove, the beach, restaurants, and shopping that you can leave your car with the valet and walk everywhere. (Speaking of parking, valet parking is free at the Empress. When... More 

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

Dear PapaT0ny, Thank you for taking the time to share your great experience at the Empress Hotel in La Jolla. We are very delighted to see that you enjoyed your recent stay at our hotel even more so on your second visit with us. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our friendly staff, well appointed rooms and central location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked on Hotels.com and what a lovely surprise. We stayed in one of the newly renovated rooms on the 5th floor- unfortunately did not take any pictures but certainly lovely decor. Staff was friendly and especially Ryan at the front desk had some good suggestions for restaurants . Location is very convenient and easy to walk to shops and... More 

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

Dear Mvw09, Thank you for reviewing the Empress Hotel La Jolla on Tripadvisor. We are so happy to see that you enjoyed the central location of our hotel and found our recently renovated rooms to be of such lovely decor. We appreciate your kind comments about Ryan and our friendly staff. We are thrilled to see that you would share... More 

Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We recently stayed at the Empress Hotel Absolutely wonderful. From the location of the Hotel to the outstanding service Front desk was open and friendly and always available to help, very nice touch with fresh apples and cookies for guests. The breakfast area was clean and served fresh hot food. The setting was relaxing and welcoming. Rooms were spotless and... More 

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

Dear skibum13, Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience as our guest. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our hotel and central location near the beach and that would stay with us again. It is also nice to see that you were pleased with our complimentary breakfast served on our... 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*
Number of rooms: 73
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