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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Empress hotel of La Jolla It is a nice hotel in a very pretty area. They offer parking at a fee. Breakfast is complimentary and the options are okay. They have a restaurant on the first floor but there are plenty of restaurants nearby in case you want to go out. It close to la Jolla Cove’s sandstone cliffs. May... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am so happy that we chose the Empress for our short three night stay in La Holla! Every member of the staff were very pleasant and helpful. The room was comfortable and quiet. The location is within walking distance of good restaurants and the beach.

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Thank DrSCalvin
Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DrSCalvin, We thank you for choosing the Empress Hotel for your three night stay with us! I appreciate you mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. I am glad that you liked your room and the amenities that we provide. Come back and see us again soon! Kind Regards and... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted to get away for Thanksgiving weekend and chose the Empress Hotel based on Trip Advisor reviews. We had never been to La Jolla before so we didn't know what to expect. The hotel is very nice and quiet, a short walk to the beach and right in the middle of town, so we were able to walk everywhere.... More 

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Thank Toni B
Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Toni B, Thanks for staying with us during the Thanksgiving Holiday based on other Trip Advisor reviews. I appreciate your mention of our staff as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. Please let us know about the Wi-Fi next time as there may have been something that we could have done. Come back and... More 

Brighton, Michigan
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice hotel located in the center of La Jolla Village. It is only a block from one of the more beautiful viewing points of the Pacific shoreline. This hotel is very quiet with comfy rooms and bedding. The staff is wonderful, always ready to assist in anyway to make your stay a good one. If you... More 

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Thank Yatch1
Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Yatch1, Thank you for your recent stay with us! I am glad that you liked our location which is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. We are happy that you enjoyed your room and the amenities that we provide. I appreciate your mention of our staff as it is our goal for all guests to experience... More 

Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel with good amenities and great location near all of the La Jolla sites. The staff is extremely hospitable and helpful, and they did everything to make our stay amazing. Special kudos to Ryan, who made sure we saw all the sites we were interested in and more.

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Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear mjkrup, We are glad that you enjoyed our hotel and the amenities that we provide. I appreciate your mention of our associate Ryan as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. Thanks for staying with us! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager More 

Joondalup, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location, lovely rooms, clean, gorgeous bathroom products, and extremely polite and helpful staff. Enjoyed our 2 days immensely and would certainly rebook if visiting again. Thank you to the staff.

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Thank Leonie P
Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Leonie P, Thank you for your recent two day stay with us! I am glad that you liked our location which is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. In addition, I am happy that you enjoyed your room and the amenities that we provide. Our associates enjoy the day to day interaction with our guests as... More 

Mount Juliet, Tennessee, United States
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77 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful boutique hotel in downtown La Jolla blocks from seal park and the cliffs/beach. This is a wired hotel with personal tablets for guests. Clean rooms, nice bathrooms, high tech, and breakfast room included. Quiet and comfy and great prices

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Thank Scott F
Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Scott F, Thanks you for your recent stay with us! I am glad that you liked our newly renovated rooms and the amenities that we provide. Our location is one that cannot be beat. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit. Come back and see us again soon! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager More 

Middleton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for 5 nights & have no criticism to give. . I really enjoyed my stay here . Very easily within walking distance of shopping , restaurants & the ocean . I had no problem using street parking . I was gone most of the day & street parking overnight is fine after 6 . I was here... More 

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Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear wengengirl, Thank you for your recent five night stay with us! Our location is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. I am glad that you liked our morning expanded continental breakfast and the amenities that we provide. Come back and see us anytime. Thanks again. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager More 

Fremont, CA
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had gone to La Jolla for a business trip and stayed at this hotel. Very comfortable, the staff was very helpful. Loved the modern amenities in the room. And location was a great plus. Close to the shopping, dining areas as well as the ocean.

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Thank sanjanapc
Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sanjanapc, Thank you for choosing the Empress Hotel as your hotel of choice for your business trip. I appreciate your mention of our associates and the amenities that we provide in our newly renovated guest rooms. I am glad that you enjoyed our location as it is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. Come back and... More 

Carpinteria, California
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I see why this hotel was rated number one in La Jolla. The rooms were clean, modern and the beds comfortable. Our room was on the top floor and it was quiet. Breakfast was fine. Staff friendly and gave us tips on restaurants. I would absolutely return to this hotel.

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Thank travel169
Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear travel169, We appreciate your recent stay with us! I am glad that you enjoyed our newly renovated guest rooms and the amenities that we provide. I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. Come back and see us again soon! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Empress Hotel

Address: 7766 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Formerly Empress Hotel of La Jolla)
Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: $187 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Empress Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Empress Hotel La Jolla
Empress La Jolla
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#2 Spa Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Green Hotel in La Jolla
#4 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#5 Family Hotel in La Jolla
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Top floor. Room 517 was tucked away and real quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles travel169, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“My tip is definitely stay at Empress!!”
 of 5 bubbles davidsO6866JR, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“I don't think there are any oceanview rooms, but vending machines are in the basement and breakfast is on the 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles S3653AEjeffj, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have an ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles , Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
“Top floors would be best.”
 of 5 bubbles ifeduniw, Sep 20, 2016 | Read review
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