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7766 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92057, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 95 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Empress Hotel.
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Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Golf Course (within 2 miles), Fitness Center
Food & Drink
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 18 per day.
Room Service, Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Concierge Service, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Daily Housekeeping, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 3:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One additional older child or adult is charged USD 10 per night in an extra bed.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
The maximum number of total guests in a room is 3.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Cards accepted at this property
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 95 reviews
Value for money
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Located 5 miles from La Jolla town center, this hotel features an outdoor heated pool and hot tub. All rooms include iHome docking stations. Guest can enjoy several on-site dining options.
Score from 79 reviews Very good
Located 2 blocks from the beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches of La Jolla, this inn offers guests the best in comfort and convenience, with great shopping, art galleries and fine-dining located nearby.
Score from 464 reviews Very good
Overlooking San Diego Bay, this waterfront hotel is next to the San Diego Convention Center and PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres professional baseball team. It features a full-service spa.
Score from 1122 reviews Excellent
This La Jolla hotel features an outdoor saltwater pool and panoramic views of the California coast. It serves a daily deluxe breakfast on an oceanfront rooftop. The San Diego Zoo is 15 miles away.
Score from 912 reviews Good
Staff were very helpful, location is good (5 minute walk to coast) with plenty of very good restaurants within walking distance (and a good one in the hotel itself). I had a king room which was quite big, and the bed was very good. There is also a cool "brick and belt" coffee shop just up Silverado street 1 minute away. Look for the free cookies when you come in of an afternoon.
Breakfast was ordinary, quality of muffins and croissants was just appalling. Waffles ok.
Upon arrival, staff was VERY helpful & accommodating.
Located within walking distance to many restaurants and close to the ocean.
Included breakfast was a disappointment. The only hot dish you could get was a Belgium waffle that you make yourself. Extra charge for valet parking (should be included in room price), because there is no free public parking anywhere.
parking was limited. 1 to 2 hour street parking
Dinner in the restaurant was good, live entertainment was a nice touch. Best of all was the price of our stay compared to the many more expensive/overpriced hotels nearby.
Breakfast was poor
Great staff. Great location. Very clean hotel.
Excellent staff !
Cosy comfortable bed after jet lagged travel. Friendly staff.
The congestion in the breakfast room! Lots of confusion even with the staff member present. Children milling around.... back and forward undecided.
You need to pay much attention to every item in the credit card bill after leaving this hotel.....
Location and convenience.
Lobby and breakfast patio especially need and upgrade. Patio furniture was very basic and not very comfortable. Cement floors looked dirty, but mainly because they were unfinished. A little decor would make this room much more inviting.
Personnel were exceptional
Getting locked out of my room twice during a 9 day stay
it's quite and close to the beach very nice place
Everything. Excellent staff, the ambiance at the Manhattan bar is wonderful.
Noise. Hotel staff was very noisy in the mornings.
Friendly and accomodating staff; great location; comfortable beds
The breakfast is not on a par with Holiday Inn and Best Western. Also, it gets very crowded in the breakfast room because the coffee and food are all on one wall, and people are having trouble getting in. I saw a young boy accidentally bump into a man causing his hot coffee to spill. This has to be changed by moving the breakfast room to a larger area or separating the food and beverage into two or more separate sections. Also, the internet connection is poor on the higher floors. The staff was very accomodating to me to move me from the 5th floor to the 2nd when I complained about it
Location, walking distance to beach, restaurants and shopping
Great location, walking distance to the cove, short driving distance to all the theme parks. Lots of good restaurants and shops around. Quiet area, almost guaranteed a good night's sleep.
Parking only by valet, and they automatically charge $18/day to your bill. Wasn't notified when valet took my car. Saw some cheaper day parking nearby after that.
Everything. We will stay there again.
Leaky shower stall.
very nice, friendly and clean hotel. very good location.
Very nice location, lots to see and do.
Cost too much
Very nice rooms. The restaurant in the hotel is fabulous.you can walk everywhere. Will be back.
Close to everything
Hotel room could of been cleaner
The Staff, the room and the location
Breakfast was a bit uninteresting
Staff and location
Room was above the front door and was noisy. The bed was too small for a queen.
We got to the hotel for our honeymoon, spent there two nights and we wish we could've stayed more! Great room, welcoming staff in a quiet environment in the beautiful la jolla
That we had to leave so soon
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