The outstanding aspect of this hotel was the staff...from the front desk to the Head of Housekeeping. They were very friendly, helpful, and happy! Other positives included fresh, warm cookies in the afternoons and a small fitness room.
Overall, we liked the Empress, however, the room was dated and dark and some of the upholstery was stained. We stayed in a roomy Empress Room and enjoyed its spaciousness. However, it is located immediately adjacent to the elevators (as are all the Empress Rooms on each floor). For the first 2 days, the elevators were not working so we didn't realize that we could hear them traveling up and down. While this didn't interfere with our sleep (since they're not in use much late at night), during the afternoons, while reading, the sound was intrusive.
- 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