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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really appreciate the hospitality of Empress. The staff was very nice, rooms were clean, and we enjoyed nice walks around La Jolla. The location made it easy to go to the beach, local shops, and local restaurants. Plenty of street parking was a plus. Only downsides were the less than expected breakfast (continental really means continental and they didn't change... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location can't be beat. Clean basic room, very friendly staff. We arrived for the weekend and were very pleased with this boutique hotel. There is live music in the bar, which was cool. The bed was very comfortable and there were robes in the room. I would stay here again.

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

Dear TheJimmyco, Our location is one that cannot be beat! We are central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. I am glad that you liked our rooms and the amenities that we provide. The Manhattan Restaurant is a great place for a steak and a glass of wine! I am glad that you enjoyed it! We look forward... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were treated like family by the entire staff. The Front Desk, Valets and housekeeping went out of their way to ensure we had the best stay. Our myriad of questions regarding the area attractions were answered enthusiastically and in great detail by staff, which led to a particularly enjoyable... More 

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

Dear Guests, We are very happy to read that you had an outstanding stay with us and that you felt that you were treated like family. Our goal is for all guests to experience exceptional service. Our location is one that cannot be beat as we are central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. I am glad that... More 

Livermore, California
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was very nice. The rooms were a good size. The decor was nice. The front desk staff was nice and accommodating. The Valets were very quick to bring us our car. the breakfast area was comfortable and they had a simple serve yourself breakfast with a decent amount of choices. The location was great. Little to no view... More 

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

Dear ifeduniw, Thank you for your recent stay with us! I am glad that you enjoyed your room 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. Our expanded continental breakfast is a great way to start ones day. I hope our tried our... More 

Roswell, Georgia
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sweet boutique hotel! Great location, we could walk a few blocks and be in the heart of La Jolla and the beaches. Very helpful staff. I especially liked the continental breakfast, the standard that you would expect, food wise, but served on real plates and real silverware. The location was perfect for breakfast, a pretty outdoor courtyard one story up.... More 

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

Dear dlitton, Thanks for staying with us! We are happy that you found our location to be central to all of your needs. I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. I am glad that you enjoyed our expanded continental breakfast. Its a great way to start ones day!... More 

Indio, California
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52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If only we had one more night to experience the ease and friendliness of this beautiful boutique hotel.Located in the village, shopping and attractions are at the doorstep. The beaches are nearby and visible from parts of the hotel. No amenity was missed. The staff are so clearly happy in their positions and confident that we would be happy with... More 

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

Dear landscapeartist, Thank you for your recent stay with us! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We would have loved to extend you an additional night! Our location is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. We... More 

Anthem, Arizona
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41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove from Phoenix to begin our PCH road trip. Valet parking was kind enough to show us where the cars were parked in the underground parking so we could get things out of the car as we needed them. Easy registration. Clean and large room. Second floor near the breakfast room. Breakfast served from 6:30 or 7:30 weekends--nice patio dining.... More 

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

Dear Leon G, Thank you for your recent stay with us! We are happy to read that you included the Empress Hotel on your road trip! I am happy that you liked your room and the amenities that we provide. Our location is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. Come back and see us again soon! Kind... More 

london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived late after a long trans-Atlantic flight. Check-in was friendly and easy. Luggage porter was very friendly and helpful. The shower was fine, the bed comfortable. The hallways look a bit tired and old-fashioned ... Not too important. The only thing they fell down on was the quality of the breakfast. I know it is a three star hotel... More 

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

Dear abkLondon, Thank you for your recent stay with us! I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. I am glad that you like your room and the amenities that we provide. Our expanded continental breakfast is much more than a continental breakfast. We offer freshly made hot waffles,... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our rooms here have been cleaner and more comfortable than that of a similarly-priced, major hotel chain across the street (though their breakfast was better) that had balconies and ocean views. We didn't spend that much time in the room so we were content to trade the balcony at the nearby chain for the hotel room here that felt far... More 

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

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for staying with us! I appreciate your review and the detail for your stay at the Empress Hotel. I am glad that your enjoyed your newly decorated room and the amenities that we provide! We are happy that you felt very comfortable and that we made you feel just like you were at home!... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location in La Jolla! Close enough to walk to the beach but fortunately far enough away from the crowds. Hotel is beautiful and our double queen was spacious and immaculate. Very nice towels, bedding and toiletries. Very safe area - we walked back to the hotel from El Pescador Seafood Market (GREAT place to eat) late at night with... More 

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

Dear Sharon B, Thank you for your recent stay with us! Our location is one that cannot be beat as we are central to everything that La Jolla has to offer! I am glad that you liked your room and the amenities that we provide! I am happy to read the the Empress Hotel was one of the best hotels... 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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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • 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 Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309 (Formerly Empress Hotel of La Jolla)
Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: $198 - $278 (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
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#2 Business Hotel in La Jolla
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#4 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#5 Family Hotel in La Jolla
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