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Empress Hotel - A Greystone Hotel

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Experience California comfort at our charming boutique hotel in the scenic village of La Jolla, California. Situated just steps from the San Diego Area's famous sandy beaches and downtown La Jolla, while also being only minutes from popular attractions like SeaWorld and Torrey Pines golf course, our hotel is the perfect location to embark on an unforgettable vacation or business trip.
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Property amenities
Restaurant
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Microwave
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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Grade: 100 out of 100
78Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
31Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Really nice. Quiet room. Very nice bathroom and shower. Towels were better quality than most you'd find. Nice room furniture and layout. Attentive personnel at front desk. Will definitely return. Convenient to a number of wonderful restaurants and shops in La Jolla village, and
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We were in La Jolla for a family wedding earlier this month, and the bridal party had selected Empress Hotel for their out-of-town guests. We loved our stay at the Empress. Great front desk personnel and CS. Clean and neat facility. Breakfast fare could have been a little
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Response from Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel - A Greystone Hotel
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Dear lavy123, We are happy that the bridal party had chosen the Empress Hotel for your stay to attend a family wedding. I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. Our location is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. I am glad that you enjoyed it! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager
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Very clean and quiet hotel, with impeccable customer service! Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. We chose to use their valet service, which worked out great. Always there when needed. Will definitely stay here again when visiting San Diego!
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Response from Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel - A Greystone Hotel
Responded yesterday
Dear Debbie J, We are happy that you chose the Empress hotel for your mini-vacation! I am happy that you liked our hotel and the amenities that we provide. I appreciate your mention of the customer service that you received as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager
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I spent four nights in great comfort. Location close to center. Excellent valet parking and reception service. Coffee for the machine in the room constantly topped up. Excellent wifi. It gets close to 5 stars!
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Response from Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel - A Greystone Hotel
Responded yesterday
Dear dolfin2016, We appreciate your recent four night stay with us! Our location is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. I am glad that you enjoyed it! We are happy that you liked your room and the amenities that we provide. Thanks for staying with us! We hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager
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I stayed here with my child for 2 nights in April 2019. A very clean hotel. All of the staff we interacted with were very helpful and kind. The location is within walking distance to the cove and beaches, many great restaurants, and lots of shopping. I will definitely look
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Response from Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel - A Greystone Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Shopez13, We are happy that you chose the Empress Hotel for your recent stay. I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. Our location is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. We look forward to seeing you and your child on your return to La Jolla. Thanks for your review. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager
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I did notice some noise as we were getting settled mid-afternoon, but nothing after that. We found it to be very comfortable.
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We always stay in King rooms and they are (to the best of our recollection) showers only.
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I checked the website - “Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay” Best to call the hotel directly to inquire about weight/ size limits.
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Does this hotel have a pool? How close is it to the beach?
No. It's about 5-10 min walk to the beach. Great hotel!
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"Streetside rooms with a view are fine as the insulation is excellent"
"Some rooms have a view of ocean"
"Accessible rooms are all on the first floor. Very convenient."
"We had our adult daughter stay with us in the common room in sleeper-sofa. She found it acceptable but not very comfortable."
"the 2nd floor was very quiet"
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PRICE RANGE
$211 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
empress hotel la jollaempress la jolla
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Empress Hotel of La Jolla
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoLa Jolla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
73
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