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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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Ranked #7 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
jorge r Arlington, Virginia
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the time that we walked in, to the time that we left, we were always greeted with a smile. We loved this quaint little spot that was in a perfect location, about 5 minutes from the coves and right in the heart of the city. We had an issue with construction noises and without any faces or attitudes, were... More 

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

Dear jorge r - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience as our guest on TripAdvisor. We are absolutely delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, as well as the great comments you provided for our entire staff. Service is key in this industry, and it is absolutely crucial to receive guest feedback... More 

Akron, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our stay here was wonderful. The room was large and comfortable for me, my wife, and our daughter. Complementary breakfast was an added bonus. The girls at the front desk were very helpful and friendly. Spencer, the valet/bellman, helped us throughout our entire stay. Another of the bellman went out of his way to get us a reservation at the... More 

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

Dear Ken H - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with your family as a guest of our hotel on 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 make your experience as enjoyable as possible. Thank you... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay was fantastic from the minute we checked in and were told that we were upgraded to a suite in a renovated room (without us even asking). The room was so comfortable with a really great bed. The staff were so helpful with their suggestions for dinner and where to walk to get the best views of the sea... More 

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

Dear harkov8 - thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience as a guest of our hotel. We especially love to hear good feedback about our staff and it is absolutely a pleasure to see we continue to provide the highest level of service possible to our guests. We are delighted that you enjoyed our newly renovated... More 

Seneca, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at this hotel when we came for a wedding. The hotel is about 15 minutes outside of San Diego. It is in walking distance of the shore, shops, and restaurants. It is clean and quiet. The breakfast is wonderful.

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

Dear HeatherMGray - Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences from your recent stay as our guest. We are very happy to hear that you greatly enjoyed your time with us in our newly renovated rooms, and take advantage of our central location in the village area of La Jolla within walking distance of the beach and... More 

Northville, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience at this hotel was wonderful! They gave us a fantastic room upgrade because we were on our honeymoon. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to answering any questions about the area, or making our stay easier! Very nice, clean hotel!

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

Dear Kelly B - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience as our guest on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your visit to the Empress Hotel La Jolla and we are delighted to see that we were able to help in making your experience as enjoyable as possible on your honeymoon.... More 

Katy, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Empress as part of a week-long trip in LA and San Diego for our anniversary and we could not have been happier. It is relatively small - I'd guess less than 50 rooms - so it has a very relaxed and personal feel. We were there during spring break and it was very quiet - there... More 

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

Dear Teresa S - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to see that you were able to take advantage of our convenient location in the heart of the La Jolla village area on your recent trip, and our close proximity to the San Diego Zoo and the... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hotel for business or vacation. I stayed here on the recommendation from some local co-workers and was very pleased. It is a relatively small hotel with renovated rooms that are well appointed. The bathroom was very nice, the beds were comfortable and the room had all the amenities you needed. It just has that boutique hotel... More 

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

Dear Jim B - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience as a guest of our hotel. As a repeat guest, we greatly appreciate your feedback, which highlights the consistency of both the service and product we offer. We take your comments very seriously and are adding some additional healthy choices to our breakfast. Please contact... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family (3 of us total) and I had an excellent stay of 3 nights at the Empress Hotel. The Empress provided lots of conveniences not provided by other luxury hotels like free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free bottles of water(2), microwave and mini fridge in every room, nightly turn down service with free chocolates and complimentary cookies at the reception... More 

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

Dear Lynn P - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience as our guest. We are very happy to see that you and your family greatly enjoyed your time with us! Our staff prides itself on providing the highest guest service possible and we appreciate your comments. We are also delighted to see that you were... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this hotel was top draw. It had been renovated and they did a beautiful job. The bathroom was beautiful, the room was lovely. They offer a continental breakfast which as not skimpy in a lovely room. Totally satisfied. All inall not one complaint.

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

Dear Ruthlin - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience as our guest. We are very pleased to see such great comments about our recently renovated rooms, and the breakfast served on the newly renovated patio. We are absolutely delighted to know that we were able to provide you with such a great experience. We look... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travel a lot for business and I love to find small hotels that I want to come back to. The Empress makes the cut. In fact, on my last trip to San Diego I chose to stay in charming La Jolla and drove into town in 15 minutes. I plan to do that next time as well. Empress is... More 

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

Dear CarolineH - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience as our guest in our newly renovated rooms. We are very happy to see that you were able to enjoy our quiet location walking distance away from the beach, local shops and restaurants in the village area of La Jolla and the Manhattan located in our... More 

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