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Gulf Shores, Alabama
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Terrific location, within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants and the "boardwalk " overlooking the coast. The hotel staff was friendly and most helpful. Our room had a large king-sized bed with sitting area and a sea view. The Manhattan restaurant, located in the hotel, had live entertainment , a piano bar , a varied menu and a very efficient...

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Middleton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This is my 3rd stay at the Empress, & it is my choice when lucky enough to visit La Jolla. I have stayed at other hotels , but this is the best deal & without compromises . Location within 5 minute walk from La Jolla Cove , Prospect St & great restaurants . Immaculate rooms , friendly staff. Thanks again...

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

Dear wengengirl, We are happy to read that this was your third stay with us! We are a good value for the dollar especially when one considers our Wi-Fi and our expanded continental breakfast are included in the price of the room. I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional...

Reviewed yesterday NEW

OK this place is a gem. My husband and I stayed for 4 wonderful nights here (extra discount on their website when you stay that long!) and I can't say enough great things about it. Found it through reviews on Tripadvisor. For starters, Seamus at reception should get a bonus -- he was thoughtful, helpful with restaurant choices, running routes...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent option to stay in La Jolla! We had a great experience, large room, lovely staff, continental breakfast included and fabulous location. Next time in San Diego I'll stay there again , for sure!!

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

Dear Ana Lila D, Thank you for your recent stay with us! We are happy that you liked your room and the amenities that we provide. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

Pasadena, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 5 story, 75 room hotel, is well located, just 1 block off Prospect, the main shopping/restaurant avenue in downtown La Jolla. The staff are uniformly helpful and extremely helpful, our 2 queen bed room, while not overly large, was excellently laid out, making efficient use of every square foot. Towels galore in the somewhat small in the bathroom, with...

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

Dear mlwFortLee_NJ, Thank you for your recent stay with us! Our location is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. I am glad that you like your room and the amenities that we provide. I am glad that you...

Salem, Missouri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about our stay was lovely-the room, the willingness of the staff, the weather! We stayed on the 5 th floor and had a nice view. There is no pool, so this hotel is best suited for couples, business people, or other adults. There is a pretty restaurant with a fun piano bar. Continental breakfast is included and had nice...

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

Dear jcsachs, Thank you for your recent stay with us! We are happy that you enjoyed your room and the amenities that we provide. We are especially happy that you enjoyed our expanded continental breakfast. Thanks for recommending us to your friends and family. Come back and see us again soon! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

Trabuco Canyon, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this for a one night starvation based on all the great reviews from others. We were not disappointed. The rooms were cozy, and the staff was excellent. When we pulled up to the front/valet area, the guys told us we could park for free in the regular spaces until 9:00 the next morning. That saved us $28. Everyone...

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

Dear Guests, We are happy that you booked our hotel for a one night staycation based on our reviews on Trip Advisor. I am glad that you liked your room and the amenities that we provide. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

london
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A genuine find of a hotel in an otherwise expensive but exquisite location. From the moment we arrived to our leaving after 3 perfect nights, the staff were genuinely helpful and encouraging. Spacious and well appointed room especially the comfy bed, microwave, mini fridge and coffee making in the room. We had one brilliant day of renting and riding bikes...

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

Dear californian1inlondon, We are happy to read that we exceeded your expectations! We are happy that you enjoyed your three nights with us! I am glad that you liked your room and the amenities that we provide to our guests. Thank you for staying with us! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights here before my husband's business conference in San Diego. What a treat! Room was spacious and spotless. Everyone from the front desk person to the cleaning person was lovely to deal with and helpful. Gave us great parking tips to avoid paying for parking for our visit. Thank you! Location was central to everything. Lovely walk to...

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

Dear Chrisno64, We appreciate your recent three night stay with us! I am glad that you liked our spacious rooms and the amenities that we provide. I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. Thanks for staying with us! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location. A block away from Children's Pool at La Jolla Cove-the habitat of the seals. Boutique hotel. Staff felt like part of friendly village. They knew all the local restaurants. Check out beautiful indoor/outdoor space where breakfast is served. Recommend this hotel!

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

Dear hlenson, Thank you for your recent stay with us! I am glad that you enjoyed your stay! Our associates are here to ensure that all guests enjoy an exceptional stay. We are happy that you enjoyed our morning expanded continental breakfast. Thanks for recommending our hotel. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors general Manager

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre 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

Address: 7766 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Formerly Empress Hotel of La Jolla)
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: ₹ 14,189 - ₹ 20,214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Empress Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Empress Hotel La Jolla
Empress La Jolla
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in La Jolla
#2 Business 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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Higher is better. We were on the third floor overlooking some ugly roofs of the nearby apartments.”
mikeeA5157CW, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Fifth floor has a view of the water in the distance”
barbarabL4810BQ, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we liked our top/5th floor room. No one above - partial view of ocean.”
Rateyjane, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Spa suite was a real treat.”
AKREdinburgh, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“5th floor affords some views from either side of the hallway.”
  • Windows have adjustable shutters.
  • The blue ceiling is very cheery.
  • Very beach color scheme which is lively & appropriate.
  • You can see the ocean here and there between the buildings.
  • peek-a-boo ocean
  • Rainbow after 36 hours of rain and wind.
X-NYr, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
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