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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Empress Hotel in La Jolla for two nights in December. The Empress Hotel is a charming, boutique hotel with a modern feel. Our room was modern, upscale, and comfortable. We were very pleased with the beds, which were soft and comfortable just as we like them. The service provided by the hotel staff...

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

Dear Samyukta S, Thank you for your Five-Star review. We appreciate your comments! I am glad that you liked your room and the amenities that we provide. Our associates are here to ensure that all guests receive exceptional service and a memorable stay with us. Our morning expanded continental breakfast has something for everyone. I am glad that you enjoyed...

Middleton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...

Sun Valley, Idaho
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location in the village of La Jolla. Very clean. Walk to the village and walk to the beach. A better beach for kids is a short drive (La Jolla Shores). Breakfast is included but there is a great breakfast/lunch place in the same block (The Cottage). Another Breakfast/lunch place is Harry's (locals). Valet parking but parking is not a...

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

Dear Guests, Thank you for your resent stay with us! We are glad that you liked our location which is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. I am glad that you liked our morning expanded continental breakfast, We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed with a friend from Paris. She only likes hotels that include a breakfast (European) so we selected the Empress Hotel. The breakfast was great, hotel so clean and very close walk to the ocean. Oh, you can't leave without at least going to the bar on the first floor. A blast from the past...flaming dishes served at your...

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

Dear Elan H, We are happy that you chose the Empress Hotel because we offer a complimentary expanded continental breakfast to our guests. I am glad that you enjoyed it! We are located in an area that in central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. The Manhattan Restaurant is a great place for a glass of wine and...

New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel was clean and walk in shower for those that need handicap. Best was Michael and Ryan and Seamus that attended to my car and anywhere I needed to be. A big thank you to them. And the cleaning staff. Greatly appreciated

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

Dear Lickerishtheclown, Thank you for your recent stay with us! We are happy that you liked our hotel 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. Come back and see us again soon! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

Toronto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quiet hotel with everything: best location, sharp & professional fully human men at front desk, comfortable rooms with every convenience, all hassle free. Hotel is just a few blocks from the ocean. Near good restaurants

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

Dear xxxMaugham, We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked our newly renovated 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. Our location cannot be beat as we are central to everything that La Jolla has...

La Habra, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice quaint hotel or rather, Inn. It's a decent location and was about a quarter mile from the bluffs and ocean view. We had a spa suite which was large and had a separate bedroom with a large jacuzzi tub in it that could easily fit two people. The hotel has 5 floors. If you download the KEYPR app,...

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

Dear sansan009, Thank you for your recent stay with us! Our location is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer and I am glad that you enjoyed it. Our Spa Suite is very popular and I am glad that you enjoyed it a well as the amenities that we provide. I am glad the you liked the baby...

Glen Rose, Texas
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best hotel I have ever stayed at wonderful service love love love it. Can't wait to go again I love everything about it. Everyone in my party love it. Had some beer and great times I want to go back highly recommend

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

Dear Shaquitta2507, I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Thanks for recommending us to your friends and family. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Empress Hotel staff is very attentive and do their job well. Willing to handle special requests. The free breakfast is sufficient. Hotel is very comfortable. Good location. Close to good restaurants, movie theater and shopping. Good in hotel restaurant. Great benefit if you have friends that come visit they only charge $5.00 for their valet parking.

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

Dear sbmw531, I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. I am glad that you liked your room and the amenities that we provide. Our location is one that cannot be beat as we are in a location which is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer....

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A great location, great and very friendly staff, great clean rooms. Continental breakfast offers a good variety and good quantities. This is the best hotel in La Jolla Cove! Will stay there again when we return.

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

Dear WombatBen, I appreciate your mention of our location as it is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. I am glad that you liked your room and the amenities that we provide. Thanks for mentioning our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. We love your comment about being the best...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $278 - $405 (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 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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“we liked our top/5th floor room. No one above - partial view of ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles Rateyjane, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Spa suite was a real treat.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.
 of 5 bubbles X-NYr, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The street isn't that busy, so it probably doesn't matter which room you have.”
 of 5 bubbles gusb2013, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Above the 3rd floor, Manhattan's Restaurant on the main floor is a piano bar.”
 of 5 bubbles ChristineLA, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
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