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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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Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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32 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at the Empress for several nights. The staff were outstanding but unfortunately I can't recall names for kudos. The valet during the day was very outgoing and efficient. Front desk staff could not have been more helpful with our questions. We had a lamp issue in our room - barely waited five minutes for the hotel service... More 

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

Dear MnDaisy, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Empress Hotel La Jolla. We are all very excited to hear your stay with us was enjoyable. We strive to provide excellent customer service and hope to leave a lasting good impression, from our quiet and central location in the village of La Jolla to all... More 

St. Louis, MO
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From location to the room, our stay at the Empress was excellent. We were upgraded to a newly remodeled suite which was spacious and included a small kitchen area and a jacuzzi tub. Hotel is within easy walking distance of some great restaurants (Loved Bernini's and The Cottage) and the beach! We only had one night so I want easy... More 

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

Dear KellyK60, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your recent stay. We are very delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience at our hotel. We appreciate your kind comments regarding our renovated rooms and our close proximity to nearby restaurants and the beach. Hopefully you will have the opportunity to enjoy our hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location !! Charming hotel very clean and staff was outstanding !! Ryan went out of his way to make our stay do very very special . The Manhattan Room for dinner was a perfect suggestion .. We enjoyed the piano bar immensely .. We will Be back

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

Dear DSRENARD, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community and our potential customers. We are very excited to see that you greatly enjoyed all that our hotel has to offer for each of our guests from our clean facilities and outstanding staff to our great location in the heart of La Jolla.... More 

Seattle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The hotel is a lovely refurbishment of an older property, in a great part of La Jolla, close to many amenities and the beach. The room was clean and just fine. The service though was POOR: 1. My son had to wait at the curb for over then minutes for a valet to come. 2. He had to then put... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations or the level of customer service that we strive to provide to every guest. Our staff will certainly use this as an opportunity for growth and improvement. I assure you, we will... More 

Alpine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Great location in La Jolla, easy to walk to shopping, restaurants, and the beach. Comfy room, hotel lobby was quaint and nice staff. Liked the coffee station in the lobby - nice touch. We would stay here again.

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

Dear 245Karin, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent experience at the Empress Hotel in La Jolla. I am excited to see your comments about our quiet and convenient location just minutes from shops, restaurants and the beach. I am also pleased you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast and coffee in the lobby to start the day... More 

Staten Island, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My husband and I stayed there on Oct 7-9th. Our room comfortable. We just wanted to say that they have the best towels, soft soft soft mmmmm. Valet was wonderful. Front desk was helpful with restaurants. Everyone was friendly and I would stay here again. Great location within walking distance to the shore and to some great restaurants. Thank you... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience on TripAdvisor! We are very delighted to see that you enjoyed your time at the Empress Hotel La Jolla and it is great to see that you were very pleased with your choice in our hotel. Thank you for all the kind comments regarding our comfortable... More 

Lincoln, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This Hotel has a great location, wonderful, courteous and helpful staff. The valet parking worked well. It is within walking distance to downtown, many wonderful restaurants and the beach. The beds were extremely comfortable too. The in Hotel restaurant had delicious food and was convenient too. Sally G. was particularly helpful and went out of her way to assist!

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

Dear Jeanne R, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience! We are very excited to see that you greatly enjoyed all that our hotel has to offer for each of our guests, including our convenient location, comfortable beds and our helpful staff, especially Sally G. We thank you for the very kind comments. We look forward... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My boyfriend, my dog Max and I spent 2 nights at The Empress Hotel. The staff was extremely helpful, friendly and accommodating for our every need. The room was very clean, modern and surprisingly had soft towels. The shower was great, strong pressure and also very clean. The room rate was very reasonable, expanded continental breakfast daily, and dog friendly.... More 

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

Dear Farrell, Bruce & Max, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! I am so pleased that you found our staff to be friendly, helpful and accommodating. It is also great to see that you were able to enjoy everything that our convenient location has to offer as well as our many complimentary amenities from... More 

Victoria, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I will have to say on my return to La Jolla I will stay here. It has such a great location, great ambiance, attentive to your needs, great little breakfast area and classy restaurant with a lot of ambiance. All fit together to make you feel right at home. And the good news was they had free wifi in the... More 

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

Dear DrBudLee, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and we appreciate your kind comments. We are very happy to see that you greatly enjoyed your stay with us including our convenient location, attentive staff, and our boutique ambiance. We feel our guests should receive the highest level service at a great value and we're pleased to... 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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