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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 23 hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
mirilarry Vancouver, Canada
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

How refreshing to find a lovely, quiet, centrally located hotel. From the comfortable spacious rooms to the warm, friendly Staff, we were very pleased. A huge plus was having a fridge (with ample freezer to store our ice packs) in the room. From the moment we arrived, we received excellent service.

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

Dear mirilarry, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your recent stay at the Empress Hotel in La Jolla. I am happy to read that our quiet guestrooms, central location, and exceptional service contributed to your excellent stay with us. It is our top priority to provide each guest with a personalized and friendly customer... More

Winter Park, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Empress came to me by chance through a new trendy travel app on the iPad, and thankfully made my California work trip a little easier and more pleasant on the restricted travel budget that I currently find myself on (start-ups are, well, cheap). But this gem was perfect and a great value. I would put it a notch above... More

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

Dear CFRHallett, Thank you for your kind comments and for being our guest at the Empress Hotel in La Jolla. We're so pleased to read that you appreciated the value we offer and that our amenities, comfortable and spacious rooms, onsite restaurant, and convenient location near local restaurants and the beach helped enhance your stay for your business trip. As... More

Norman, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a charming, 73 room boutique hotel with a fantastic restaurant. I stayed here several years ago and was pleased when the event I was attending chose to use this hotel again. Breakfast is included and could even be enjoyed out on the deck. The staff is accommodating and anxious to please. I understand they are to begin remodeling... More

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

Dear Dorothy T., Thank you for your kind comments regarding your return visit to attend your recent event in La Jolla. We’re so thrilled to read that you enjoyed our charming, boutique hotel including our complimentary breakfast and our accommodating and friendly staff. We’re also happy you were pleased with your experience at our onsite restaurant, the Manhattan of La... More

Plano TX
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Empress is a great value and is an affordable hotel with great personal touch and location. The rooms are clean and up-to-date. The location is 5 minute walk to the La Jolla Cove and is central to all shops and restaurants. The staff is friendly, responsive and courteous. All in all it was a great choice for our long... More

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

Dear jimlenox, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Empress Hotel in La Jolla. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us for your long weekend holiday. Thank you for mentioning our great value, friendly and courteous staff, and our central location near La Jolla Cove for shopping... More

San Diego, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Hotel in La Jolla when on a budget. My husband and I stayed here while celebrating our anniversary, The staff was helpful and they upgraded us to a King size bed on a higher floor for free. This hotel is clean and close to the beach, shops and restaurants. The only drawback is the parking. Most of the street... More

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

Dear Cecilla P - Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback regarding your recent stay as our guest. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and were able to take advantage of our excellent location in the downtown village of La Jolla, walking distance to the beach, shops... More

La Jolla, California
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
75 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I live in the area, and when I have guests in from out of town I put them up at this hotel. Most recently my cousin stayed here and loved it. The rooms are quite large with large bathrooms and a fridge in the room. My cousin told me the bed was very, very comfortable. The bathroom only has a... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing the Empress Hotel La Jolla. We are so happy you've made our boutique hotel your top choice for hosting your friends and loved ones in La Jolla, what a compliment! Thank you for your comments regarding our central location, comfortable and clean guestrooms, and the exceptional service provided by our staff. We are happy... More

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
55 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at the Empress for 4 nights during our first-time visit to the San Diego area. Friends had suggested that we stay in La Jolla. We are so glad we did, as it is a truly lovely area. Service in the hotel was very good. We didn't have a chance to eat in the hotel... More

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thanks so much for taking time to write a review. I'm so happy to read that you enjoyed our clean and spacious rooms, amenities, nearby attractions and most importantly, our friendly and helpful staff. We believe our team is truly the best in La Jolla! We value your business, please come back again soon with your next... More

Portland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Location is amazing! About a block away from the beach, the Museum of Contemporary Art and is nestled in with shopping and restaurants. Amazing Italian restaurant on property and it was always hopping and full of locals, that's when you know its good! Great continental breakfast and lovely sundeck with lounge chairs and sun shades. Comfy beds and updated features... More

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

Dear Traveler, Thank you for the nice 5 star review! I am glad you were able to enjoy so many of our amenities while you were our guest, including our complimentary breakfast and onsite restaurant. I am also pleased to read that you found our rooms to be comfortable and our location to be ideal for walking to the beach... More

Fort Collins, Colorado
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184 reviews 184 reviews
67 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Charming interior, comfy bed, clean rooms. Pretty standard hotel breakfast is on the second floor, with a nice outdoor patio. I didn't get in until 7pm and headed out first thing in the morning. The location was fab, I slept well, I'd come again. FYI-There is no parking, so you need to valet ($18- low for CA prices)

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Libertyville, IL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We spent our last 1/2 day in SoCal in La Jolla. Unfortunately (or fortunately, for us!) our flight was cancelled due to the major snow storm in Chicago. Thankfully we found out prior to heading to the airport. We started to search for a place to stay (first thought was to use our Marriott points…) but someone in one of... More

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

Dear Traveler, Thank you for posting your kind comments and valuable feedback, which helps ensure continued improvement to our guest experience. I am pleased you enjoyed your spacious and affordable Double Queen room as well as our fantastic location in the heart of La Jolla. We just finished our elevator modernization and are moving forward with room upgrades that include... More

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Additional Information about Empress Hotel of La Jolla

Also Known As:
Empress Hotel La Jolla
Empress La Jolla
Address: 7766 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in La Jolla
#10 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#12 Family Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Empress Hotel of La Jolla 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Empress Hotel is a traditionally elegant European-style boutique hotel, known for its warm hospitality, superior accommodations and attentive service. Located right in the heart of La Jolla Village. Within walking distance to shops, restaurants, beach, and wedding sites. All guestrooms include complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and wireless internet. ... more   less 
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