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Empress Hotel La Jolla

7766 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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#3 of 24 hotels in La Jolla
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Experience the Jewel of Southern California at the Empress Hotel, a Boutique hotel in the heart of La Jolla Village. Stroll to La Jolla Cove and take in stunning sunsets and breathtaking coastline views. La Jolla Village is home to fabulous restaurants, galleries and shops all steps from the Lobby of this Upscale Boutique Hotel. The Empress La Jolla is a short drive away from popular San Diego attractions such as The Gaslamp, Old Town and Seaport Village. Family travel to San Diego Zoo, Sea World and Legoland can begin here in large rooms with two beds, a short drive to attractions and a block from the Sea Lions at Children's Beach. Business Travel is also made easy at Empress Hotel with Complimentary WiFi and a Business Center just minutes from UCSD, Scripps Medical, Bio-Med Companies and UTC Westfield Center. The Empress Hotel La Jolla is the perfect location to embark on an unforgettable vacation or business trip.Check our website for special packages.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Laptop safe
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Maria and Josh wrote a review Nov 22
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico29 contributions
We have stayed at this little gem of a hotel in La Jolla several times and each visit has been enjoyable. The location is walking distance to many restaurants and cafes and of course, the beach. The rooms are spacious and clean and nicely decorated and even the restaurant was yummy. We especially adore Larry and Seamus at the front desk who are wonderful!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
VerityGrace wrote a review Nov 19
Birmingham, Alabama4 contributions
I stayed at the Empress in early November. The staff is handling COVID procedures very well, and they were extraordinarily kind and patient. The hotel is in an excellent central location--walkable to the cove and to shops and restaurants.
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Date of stay: November 2020
TJCN wrote a review Oct 2020
New York City, New York44 contributions4 helpful votes
I was pleasantly surprised with this lovely, old fashioned hotel. Everything was very clean in times of Covid. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. My room was large, clean and very comfortable. There are plenty of restaurants in area and you could walk to beach. It is very centrally located. The lobby and rooms decor are a bit out of fashion, but everything is clean and in good working order. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: some rooms have water views
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Response from Larry Loy, General Manager at Empress Hotel La Jolla
Responded 1 week ago
Dear RD740, We are happy that you enjoyed your room and the amenities and service we can safely provide. I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal to exceed our guests expectations. Thanks for staying with us! We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Larry Loy General Manager
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TheFunFoodie wrote a review Oct 2020
United States2,693 contributions5,116 helpful votes
To start with, the valet here is so amazing! Also the lady who works at 10pm on Sat night. Just lovely human beings. My room was very clean and quiet. The bed was extremely comfortable. The hotel is in a perfect location for everything. You can walk a block to all the shops and restaurants in La Jolla, also the Cove. I will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
11 Helpful votes
Response from Larry Loy, General Manager at Empress Hotel La Jolla
Responded 1 week ago
Dear tjeatsworld, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us, and appreciate the mention of our valet and front desk staff we work hard so our guests can experience exceptional service. We hope you can stay with us again! Warm Regards & Safe Travels
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Tarun K wrote a review Aug 2020
San Marino, California3 contributions
We got there on Sunday, the staff was very welcoming and gracious, the room spacious with elegant amenities. The hotel has a charming restaurant and is in the heart of La Jolla’s shopping. I cant wait to return soon.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
$133 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Empress Hotel La Jolla
Which popular attractions are close to Empress Hotel La Jolla?
Nearby attractions include Children's Pool (0.2 miles), Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church (0.2 miles), and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Empress Hotel La Jolla?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Empress Hotel La Jolla?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Empress Hotel La Jolla?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Empress Hotel La Jolla?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Empress Hotel La Jolla?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bobboi Natural Gelato, NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, and Girard Gourmet.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Empress Hotel La Jolla?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Empress Hotel La Jolla located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of La Jolla.
Are any cleaning services offered at Empress Hotel La Jolla?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Empress Hotel La Jolla?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Empress Hotel La Jolla offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.