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    Empress Hotel

    7766 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
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    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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          Free Wifi
          Breakfast included
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          Non-Smoking Hotel
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          Pets Allowed
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          3.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviews (820)
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          1 - 5 of 820 reviews

          Reviewed 2 days ago

          Let me just start by saying we had a piano in our suite is that cool or what....The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room itself was clean and comfortable. They have a continental breakfast that is pretty good and fulfills your hunger. The...More

          Thank Clyde A
          Hotel's Favourite
          Reviewed 3 weeks ago

          We just had out third stay in this hotel, I absolutely love it here. The hotel is clean, convenient to everything, spacious and comfortable. We enjoy the breakfast on the patio each morning, lots of options for my family. Mostly though I can't say enough...More

          Thank SueJKK
          Response from Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel

          Dear SueJKK, We appreciate your third visit to the Empress Hotel! I am glad that your enjoy our rooms and the amenities that we provide. I appreciate your mention of our associates Jon, Seamus, and Ryan as it is our goal for all guests to...More

          Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

          The Empress bailed me out! The hotel I had originally booked cancelled my reservation unbeknownst to me. The Empress had 1 room left; the front desk receptionist even gave me a bottle of wine. Will be staying here from now on.

          Thank Elizabeth H
          Reviewed 1 week ago

          We loved everything about our stay at the Empress. The hotel had lovely photographs everywhere including the rooms. The beds were comfortable, the room was very clean and large. We will come back again.

          Thank Howey91
          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          Rooms were great, clean updated and very reasonably priced and the hotel was central to everything we wanted Manhattan Restaurant in the hotel was excellent. The best part of the hotel, was the staff, Ryan was excellent. He was very friendly and set us up...More

          Thank BM64
          Response from Joel M, General Manager at Empress Hotel

          Dear BM64, We appreciate your recent stay with us! Thanks for your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. I am glad that you enjoyed the Manhattan Restaurant. Come back and see us again soon! Kind...More

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          Awards & Recognition
          GreenLeadersSilver level
          Certificate of Excellence
          • Top amenities
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Breakfast included
          • Room Service
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Breakfast included
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Laundry Service
          • Room Service
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Concierge
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Conference Facilities
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Microwave
          • Things to do
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Price range
          • US$ 199 - US$ 313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #2 Business Hotel in La Jolla
          • #2 Spa Hotel in La Jolla
          • #2 Best Value Hotel in La Jolla
          • #3 Green Hotel in La Jolla
          • #4 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
          • #5 Family Hotel in La Jolla
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 73
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          • California >
          • San Diego >
          • La Jolla
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          • Empress La Jolla
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Wendi L
          Does the hotel have any rooms with balconies?
          26 March 2017|
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          Response from LarryFOM | Property representative |
          Hi, Our hotel does not have balconies, however we are a short walk to the coastline and some fantastic views. Larry FOM
          Elisabeth H
          Are there any rooms with 2 queen beds on the highest floor that is facing the ocean that are adjoining rooms?
          15 January 2017|
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          Response from Joel M | Property representative |
          Hello, Unfortunately, we do not have adjoining rooms. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. Thanks you. Joel Majors General manager
          How far is the hotel to San Diego town. Do u run a shuttle?
          14 January 2017|
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          Response from LarryFOM | Property representative |
          The hotel is about 10 miles from the downtown San Diego area. We don't have a shuttle here at the hotel, public transportation is available close by. Best Regards,
          Room Tips
          "Have a special need or request, just ask, they'll do their best for you. Rooms are soooo spacious."
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          "The breakfast room is on the 2nd floor, so rooms off that hallway may have more hallway noise than others."
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          "Higher is better. We were on the third floor overlooking some ugly roofs of the nearby apartments."
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          "Fifth floor has a view of the water in the distance"
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