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Empress Hotel of La Jolla

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7766 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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La Jolla, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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 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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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second stay at Empress and will be our go-to hotel on our next visit to La Jolla! Excellent service, love the beachy themed hotel & rooms, free continental breakfast and you can bring your doggie! We stick to street parking and walk to the shopping, restaurants and Ocean. To spend a day at La Jolla Shores, we... More 

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

Dear T T, We are happy to read that we are your go-to hotel when visiting La Jolla! I appreciate your mention of the customer service that you received during your stay with us! I am happy that you like our newly renovated rooms and the morning expanded continental breakfast that we provide. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long International flight, we checked in late and were pleasantly surprised by the Asian-like smoothness of welcome and service from Ryan, the Night Manager. Throughout our stay, Ryan continued to delight us with his utmost professionalism and humanity. Empress was not our first choice, but after this initial stay we decided to make this hotel our San Diego... More 

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

Dear Malika H, Thank you for your recent stay with us! I appreciate your mention of our associates Ryan and Jon as it is out goal to all guests to experience exceptional service. We do enjoy being your hotel of choice while traveling to La Jolla. Thanks for your review. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager More 

New Jersey
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32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 1 night on the 4th of July. Walking distance to the beach. Nice rooms. Comfortable beds. Really nice staff. Free breakfast in these morning. Walking distance to restaurants and stores. Parking is $28 a night. But I booked a special and threw Valet parking was included in my room charge

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

Dear Gmonty, Thanks for spending the 4th of July with us! I am glad that you like our newly renovated rooms and our comfortable beds! I am glad that you took advantage of our Parking Package. Come back again soon! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager More 

pasadena, ca
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel in the summer of 2014 and liked it but at the time the rooms were a bit tired. After the renovations the rooms are great! The staff is still very nice and accommodating and the location is very convenient for everything in La Jolla Village.

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

Dear oi_23, Thank you for your recent stay with us! We are glad that you like our newly renovated rooms! Our location is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. Come back and see us again soon! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager More 

los angeles
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50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our short stay here was so pleasant from the welcoming valet (we lucked out and found a spot right in front of the hotel) to the friendly staff at checkin. Our favorable impressions actually began with Audrey who helped us change our reservations over the phone before we arrived. We were upgraded to a king room which was spacious and... More 

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

Dear beemerguy, Thank you for your recent stay with us! I appreciate your mention of our staff as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. 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 )
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  • 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
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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: $199 - $338 (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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