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Empress Hotel of La Jolla

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Gilbert, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this hotel. the room was comfortable, as well as the bed. Location was convenient, close to shops and restaurants. The staff was great! loved coming back to my room and my bed was turned down with a little treat on my pillow.. I will definitely be back to the empress. :-)

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Thank nich0leb567
Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel of La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear nich0leb567, We are so happy that you loved the Empress Hotel! I am glad that you found the room to be comfortable. I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service! I am happy that you liked our turn-down service with the small chocolates on the bed. Come back... More 

La Habra, California
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently stayed at the Empress Hotel in La Jolla and we were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed our trip thanks to the Empress. This hotel is in a great location, close to the beach ( a ten minute walk to La Jolla Cove), many restaurants and shops. There's even a Von's within walking distance. The rooms are... More 

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Thank Mai D
Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel of La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear Mai D, Thank you for your recent stay with us! It is always nice to read that our guests are pleasantly surprised regarding their trip to La Jolla and their stay at the Empress Hotel. i am glad that you liked our rooms and the amenities that we provide! Our location is great as it is central to everything... More 

St. Pete Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed for a week. Rooms are redecorated and very clean. All employees are friendly and helpful Best location to all sites in the village. We will return. Close to all restaurants and shops. Visit the cove and the seals and birds. Great park and perfect views

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Thank rothdan
Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel of La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear rothdan, We appreciate your recent one week stay at the Empress Hotel! I am glad that you liked our newly renovated rooms! Thanks for mentioning our friendly and helpful associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. Our location is one that cannot be beat as we are central to everything that La Jolla... More 

Santa Monica, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wife, I and dog had three marvelous nights at The Empress. From making a reservation (with Seamus), to check out, staff and accommodations were first class. So friendly and accommodating. Room was nicely decored. Bright and fresh. Ocean and beach themes. And very clean and quiet. Fantastic neighborhood, easy walking distance to food, beach and shopping. Felt well taken care... More 

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Thank carneyd0g
Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel of La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear carneyd0g, Thank you for your recent stay with us! We are happy that you had a good time! I appreciate your mention of our associate Seamus! It is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service! I am glad that you enjoyed our newly renovated rooms and that you found our location to be central to your needs.... More 

Los Altos, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Can't say enough about this hotel. The rooms were extremely comfortable and equipped with everything you need away from home. The bed and linens were top notch. The restaurant was beyond wonderful and the bread is to die for. I can't say enough about all the staff. They were all so helpful and friendly. They treated us like guests in... More 

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Thank ireneisero
Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel of La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear ireneisero, Thank you for your recent stay with us! I am happy that you enjoyed our comfortable rooms and the amenities that we provide! I am especially glad that you enjoyed our beds and the luxury linen. I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service! Our location is... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous place. A few blocks away from the cliffs and ocean. The hotel was beautiful. The linens and towels were very nice. The room was extremely clean and quiet. Free bottled water was provided daily and chocolates with turn down service nightly. Free wifi. Room had microwave and fridge. Starbucks coffee was provided. An ample breakfast was provided on a... More 

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

Dear Vacationer5719, Thank you for your recent stay with us! We are happy that you feel we are a fabulous hotel! We are located central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. I am glad that you enjoyed our location! A appreciate your mention of our clean and comfortable rooms and all of the amenities that we provide! Thanks... More 

La Jolla, California
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in La Jolla but always recommend our friends and family who wish to stay in a hotel to stay at the Empress. I have stayed there as well when I want a fun girls' holiday sleepover. The front desk staff is very friendly and helpful. The lobby and all rooms have been recently renovated with a fresh, coastal... More 

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Thank cangirl44
Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel of La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear cangirl44, We appreciate your recommendation of the Empress Hotel as we are a good value for the dollar especially when one considers our complimentary continental breakfast and Wi-Fi are included in the price of the room. I am glad that you liked our newly renovated rooms and the amenities that we provide. Come back and see us again real... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When my husband and I travel to San Diego we always stay at the Westward Look, and ride up to LaJolla for a day. This time we decided to book a hotel in La Jolla. In the past we had stayed at La Valencia and also at the Grand Colonial. This time we wanted something new so we tried The... More 

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Thank Judith W
Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel of La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear Judith W, I would like to wish you a happy belated birthday and thank you for staying at the Empress Hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed the service that your received from our associates. I am glad that you liked our newly decorated rooms as well as the amenities that we provide. Our location is central to everything... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The standard room is very small for a family of four, but we loved the neighborhood with wonderful restaurants, shopping and beach within walking distance. The room decor is fresh, modern, and elegant.

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Thank Cbrenny4
Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel of La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear Cbrenny4, Thank you for your recent stay with us! We have several room types that can easily accommodate a family of four or more. I am glad that your liked our newly remodeled rooms and the amenities that we provide. Our location is central to everything that La Jolla Has to offer. Come back and see us again! Kind... More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't often stay at 3 star hotels but this is much much better than I recall a hotel of this class to be. Room was updated, comfortable and spacious. The bathroom was clean with everything you would need and water pressure was excellent. They provide fruit fruit in the lobby, free wifi and a very nice free breakfast. The... More 

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

Dear travelspeedster, Thank you for your recent stay with us! I am glad that you liked our newly decorated rooms and the amenities that we provide including our morning expanded continental breakfast. Come back and see us again soon! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager 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
GreenLeadersSilver level
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
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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 of La Jolla

Address: 7766 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: $198 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Empress Hotel of La Jolla 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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