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Empress Hotel of La Jolla

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7766 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Empress Hotel of La Jolla
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Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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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 1 week 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location in La Jolla Village with everything you want in walking distance. It was so clean and recently updated. The breakfast had a variety of good choices. The bed was comfy with superb linens. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and went out of their way to help. Ryan did a great job recommending terrific restaurants. I can't... More 

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Dear EOarizona - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to see that you expereinced most, if not all, of the complimentary amentities that our hotel has to offer, including our complimentary breakfast served on the outside patio. Additionally I am happy to see that our convenient location to... More 

Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is clean and luxurious inside and out. The rooms are huge, bed and linens are soft and cozy. Bathrooms are large and spotless. The staff is friendly and helpful. They do not have a parking lot, but do have valet parking.......however, i had no problem at all finding free parking on the street the whole time i was... More 

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Dear SophieAtlanta - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. We greatly appreciate your very kind comments and are very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. See you next time your travels return you to La Jolla! Sincerely, John Haerr General Manager More 

San Francisco, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancé and I stayed in this hotel over Fourth of July weekend and enjoyed every aspect of this hotel. Location-wise it is great; downtown La Jolla, only a few blocks from beach entrance and close to a lot of great restaurants, bars and shops. Our room was very clean, larger than we expected, very well furnished and we had... More 

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Dear Philip A - Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to see that you and your fiance enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us and a very relaxing quiet stay. Thank you for the great comments for our complimentary continental breakfast in the mornings and we look... More 

San Diego, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancé and I reserved the Spa Suite for one night, and it was a lovely stay. The room was HUGE, it had a separate living area with a TV, mini fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. The bedroom itself had a large jacuzzi tub, and everything about the room was cozy, clean, and comfortable. The staff was very nice too.... More 

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Dear Elamnop216 - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. It is truly amazing to see your great comments for our wonderful staff and I am very happy to see that you enjoyed all facets of your stay with us. Hopefully your travels will bring you back to La Jolla and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very friendly staff. we had reserved a room on the top floor with an ocean view but upon check in we were told it was not available and were given a suite on the 3rd floor. unfortunately, it only had a peak of the ocean, but the suite was lovely. definitely nice to have the extra space. the rooms are... More 

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Dear nancy m - Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. I am very happy to see that you greatly enjoyed your stay with us, and had the opportunity to enjoy many of the complimentary items our hotel has to offer. I would like to apologize for the issues you experienced with... More 

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