We just got home from a 5 night stay here. We were in San Diego for a family wedding get-together. We had booked a room with a king size bed here directly through the hotel and they had a special at the time that after staying a certain number of nights they gave us one night free. The price with one night free worked out to be less than the Best Western down the street. Like a previous reviewer mentioned, we also asked for the quietest room available and we got one on the third floor about midway down the longer hall, facing towards Silverado Street. The bed was comfortable and the room was a good size, clean and well maintained. The bathroom was very modern and also well maintained. We slept well every night and did not have any noise problems to wake us up. We noticed that due to the proximity of the restaurant/bar on the first floor, and the breakfast room/outdoor patio on the second floor right above it could pose noise problems for rooms located nearby on the second floor, as mentioned by a previous reviewer. We enjoyed the included continental breakfasts every morning out on the patio, especially the waffle-making machines. The breakfast room was well maintained and manned during breakfast hours to replenish low supplies. Just don't leave your food unattended out on the patio, not even for a second. We watched seagulls swoop in a couple of times to gulp down whole hard boiled eggs, waffles, toast, etc. while the guest had gone back to get more food or something from the breakfast room. Lots of little birds also hang out waiting for unattended food but aren't quite as aggressive as the seagulls. The hotel is located conveniently in the village within walking distance of everything, including the ocean. There is an $18 a day charge for valet parking but we felt this was worth it. Just call down 5 minutes ahead of when you need your car and it's there waiting for you at the front door. Dropping it off was just as easy and convenient especially when coming back late to the hotel after a long day out with
family. The staff here is so professional, accommodating, friendlly and helpful. Housekeeping did a great job of taking care of our room every day. We would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Empress Hotel La Jolla
- Empress La Jolla