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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 #5 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Bas303 Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    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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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quite a few years ago I stayed at the Empress Hotel. When I had to be back in La Jolla I was booked a night at this place and I instantly remembered it. After all these years it had left a positive mark. Already happy I was going to stay here I was a bit afraid it would disappoint. I... More 

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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Outstanding. Very simply the staff were superb. Ryan scored the best, but the whole gang there made a real difference to my visit. I don't normally name individuals. Everything about the place worked. It's pretty low key and makes no pretensions to mega facilities etc, but really delivers the basics I wanted and they offered. I stayed for a week.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Anyone who has visited La Jolla knows how incredibly expensive the hotels can be, particularly in the summer and on weekends. The Empress Hotel has managed to keep a weekend in La Jolla affordable while still offering a lovely boutique hotel experience. The welcoming staff goes above and beyond to ensure a memorable stay. Rooms are spacious and have been... More 

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

Dear Cheryl K - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. It is great to see that you greatly enjoyed your time with us and I would like to thank you for such a detailed review of our hotel. I am thrilled to see that you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast served on... More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The staff at the Empress made our stay wonderful. Although the hotel was lovely and immaculate, it was Ryan, Spencer, and Seamus, who were the gems. Ryan was welcoming , extremely helpful, pleasant, and a plethora of valuable information. They made the stay extra enjoyable. The room was a good size, extremely clean, and well maintained. My daughter loved the... More 

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

Dear Tony C - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. I am happy to see that numerous staff at both at the Front Desk and our Valet, were able to play a small part in making your stay with us as enjoyable as possible for your family. Thank you again for... More 

Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel with a business partner during the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival, and I can say I really adored this hotel for so many reasons. Firstly, the staff was so helpful and friendly. Secondly it was classic and clean. Free wifi and breakfasts were amazing. The location of this hotel was fantastic! Especially for us... More 

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

Dear katrinamottahed - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we thank you for the nice review of our property. We will share these comments with our staff and we sincerely hope to see you and your business... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At the Enpress restaurant, Manhatten you may enjoy a romantic evening or dinner and dancing with good service and food, a great hotspot for live music in La Jolla. We had just left a 4 star hotel when my husband commented how much better the towels are at the Empress. You can tell they have newly redecorated rooms, they are... More 

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

Dear Martha W - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. It is great to see that you greatly enjoyed your time with us and I would like to thank you for such a detailed review of our hotel. I am thrilled to see that you enjoyed the live music at the... More 

Fresno, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel was nice and fancy. Wish there was a hotel. Good location and close to SD. Comfortable rooms. Had to request more body soap. Need valet parking each night if you don't want to park far away on the side of the street. All in all the hotel was good.

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

Dear E G - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. I am very happy to see that you were able to enjoy your honeymoon in La Jolla and that we were able to play a small part in making your visit a great sucess. Thank you for your comments and we... More 

Lake Forest, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel had so many great reviews that I chose it specifically based on that! We were in town to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary. We love La Jolla and wanted somewhere to say that wasn't overly expensive, and was near all of the great fun that is La Jolla! The staff was awesome from when we first checked in... More 

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

Dear Lisa H - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. It is great to see that we were able to "WOW" you with our great service and welcoming atmosphere which contributed to the sucess celebrating your 7th wedding anniversary. We thank you again for your nice comments about the shower and... More 

Spokane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I called to book a night for a very special occasion. My parents 70th wedding anniversary. La Jolla was were they spent their honeymoon years. Ryan was so helpful and friendly. He went over the top with booking a spa room and giving them the best possible accommodations for their anniversary. I can't thank him and the hotel enough for... More 

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

Dear tbertsch - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. I am very happy to see that your special occasion for your parents 70th wedding anniversary was a success, and that we were able to play a small part in making your experience as enjoyable as possible. Thank you very much for... More 

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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

altho pricey by any other standards, tho perhaps not those of la jolla, you do get your moneys worth. for starters, the staff is incredibly enthusiastic and helpful. as to the rooms, they are light, bright and airy, as are the hallways, done in aquamarine. the rooms are large with comfortable beds and pillows and plenty of towels. the restaurant... More 

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

Dear Michael C - Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. I am thrilled to see that your time with us was a very positive experience and that you had the opportunity to enjoy the many complimentary amenities we have to offer, and our incredibly enthusiastic staff. I would like to apologize for... More 

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