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“Solid hotel, good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Empress Hotel

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Empress Hotel
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Solid hotel, good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

I'd say the reviews are on the mark. We had a glitch-free stay and a quiet room, even just by the elevators. The valet parking ($15 a day) was probably worth it, even though that's not a service I use much normally. Parking is tight in La Jolla. The breakfast is very average, but was always stocked and spotless.

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

got a great nights sleep,comfy beds, clean room and nice staff

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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living in Seoul
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

My wife and I made a last minute rez via Trip Advisor and got a very good rate. The staff, room quality, price and location add up to make it the best hotel in the city.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Thank Detroiters
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Vancouver, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

This is a great location to all the restaurants and shops. Hotel is nice and Alan, Ben and Jason were great!

Enjoyed the stay everytime I visit La Jolla!

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Minneapolis
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

I had written a glowing review for this hotel over 2 years ago while working with some amazing staff at the hotel. I reached out to a general customer service email address last Monday (since my contact is no longer with the hotel), not even a response despite a 2nd attempt on my end. Where is the customer service??

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Godfrey, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2011

We chose this hotel from Trip Advisor and were delighted with it. The rooms were large, immaculate and comfortable. Easy walking distance to the lovely town of La Jolla. Breakfast helped us start our leisurely days. Will stay again for sure. The staff, front desk Ben and Jason, were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Downtown PHX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

This hotel is close to everything, clean and not worn out... continental breakfast that had waffles nice:)), room that had plush bedding and tastefully decorated...Whats not to like ? Desk staff was super friendly ..... So for my finicky wife this was a must stay here again!!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Additional Information about Empress Hotel

Property: Empress Hotel
Address: 7766 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Formerly Empress Hotel of La Jolla)
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Empress Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 73
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 
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