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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 #9 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Orange County, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent last weekend at the Empress. Having never been to La Jolla before and not knowing the village/community, we went strictly off of TripAdvisor reviews & recommendations. As always, TripAdvisor didn't let us down. The Empress is on a great corner close enough to the village to be convenient yet not right in the center, thereby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I actually found this place on trip advisor when looking for a place for me and my bf to stay in for our weekend gateaway and this place did not disappoint ! The staff is very friendly and efficient. We got to stay in the spa suit , it was so relaxing! Very nice and clean . The bed was... More 

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

Dear Ana R - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience as our guest with TripAdvisor. We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your visit to La Jolla and we are delighted to see that we were able to help in making your experience as enjoyable as possible. We look forward to the next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at the Empress started well when, upon checkin, we were told that our room had already been rented....so we were upgraded to the suite for no additional up-charge! Not too bad, huh? The staff were all cheerful, helpful and knowledgable about amenities in the area. The valet parking was quick and responsive. All in all, this was a... More 

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

Dear Mark S, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience as our guest on TripAdvisor. It is very important to receive guest feedback in order for us ensure that we continually meet and exceed the expectations of our guests. We are absolutely thrilled to see that we have accomplished our goal with your recent stay. We're... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading other reviews, I payed a little extra to stay in one of the newly renovated rooms. Valet parking costs an additional $18 per day. Parking on the street is free but timed until 6pm. Still, if you do not want to pay extra for the valet, it is not difficult to park on the street. The room was... More 

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

Dear Vielledame, Thank you for taking the time provide us with feedback on your recent stay. We absolutely love to hear feedback from our guests, which provides us with key information to evaluate our hotel property and the service we provide. We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your experience at our hotel in our newly renovated rooms,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2014. The hotel is very nice and the location is great!!! Highly recommend to anyone coming into the San Diego area. We walked to the downtown area and lots of great shopping and restaurants. The beach nearby was very nice. Driving to Sea World, San Diego Zoo, and Mission Beach are short and easy drives.... More 

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

Dear Chad R - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience as our guest with TripAdvisor. We were glad to see that you enjoyed our excellent central location in the village area of La Jolla, which is walking distance from the beach, shops and local restaurants. We appreciate your comments regarding our staff and our excellent... More 

West Hills, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All in all a clean well run hotel. We were upgraded on arrival but found later it was one of the rooms that back onto the Elevator system so if you were a light sleeper then the noise of the elevators would cause possible problems. Room was clean and spacious will all necessary amenities. There was a turn down service... More 

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

Dear Nigel F, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience as our guest! While overall it is great to see that you greatly enjoyed your stay with us, I would like to apologize for the elevator noise you experienced. I have alerted our Facilities and Maintenance staff to your comments, so that we may address these... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Empress most of January 2015 and had a fantastic experience. The rooms are getting remodeled and the new decor is great. However, the most impressive thing about this hotel is the staff. From Spencer, Jon, and Kyle at the valet desk to Sally, Ryan, and Breanne at the front desk the arrival is smooth and welcoming.... More 

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Dear JSD659, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience on TripAdvisor! We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your visit here at the Empress Hotel La Jolla and we are delighted to know that we made your experience as enjoyable as possible. Thank you for your kind comments about our cheerful and welcoming staff,... More 

LOS ANGELES
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were a few things I could have complained about during my stay. However, the one thing that stands out is the comfy bed. So much so that I am sad I did not bring it home. The breakfast was more than I have gotten at other hotels in La Jolla. The setting is cute, too. The free Wi-fi is... More 

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

Dear Asicsbaby, Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! We appreciate your kind comments about our comfortable beds, soft towels, free WiFi and our complimentary breakfast served on our new patio. Once again, thank you for the review and we look forward to being your hotel of choice... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear CvilleTrav33, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience as a guest of our hotel. We are very pleased to read that you were able to take advantage of all the complimentary amenities we offer, such as our daily continental breakfast and WiFi, to assist in making your stay with us as enjoyable as possible. Please accept... More 

Georgetown, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear Andy W., Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Empress Hotel La Jolla. Our goal is to provide all of our guests with the most comfortable experience possible. As a repeat customer, we are very happy to see that you greatly enjoyed all that our hotel has to offer, including 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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