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7766 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92057 – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 78 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.
Free! 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.
Free! 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
Empress Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
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 78 reviews
Value for money
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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 407 reviews Very good
This hotel is 4 miles from La Jolla and within a 20-minute drive of the San Diego Zoo. The hotel features an indoor pool and suites with full kitchens. A free breakfast is provided daily.
Score from 44 reviews Very good
Only 5 miles from the San Diego Zoo, this Mission Valley hotel features an outdoor pool and hot tub and a 24/7state-of-the-art fitness center. All guest rooms have free Wi-Fi.
Score from 56 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 771 reviews Good
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
Fantastic location to walk all around La Jolla. We parked at the hotel on Friday and didn't need our car until Sunday.
Super friendly front desk staff...especially Don who connected us with a local driver, Frank. Frank couldn't have been nicer. He took us up to the Torrey Pines reserve and dropped us off so that we could hike around for a couple of hours, beautiful! When we called , he was back in 10 minutes. Another day he dropped us off down in San Diego for a whale watch and was right there at the agreed upon pick up time. Back at the Empress, the room was nice (maybe a bit dated) and very clean! Breakfast on the second floor was a great way to start the day! Hotel is in a fantastic location everything is within a short walk! Would definitely go back! Afternoon cookies at the front desk and a basket of fresh fruit added bonuses!
Our stay at the hotel was great! We enjoyed the handy location to the beach and shops. Rooms were clean and service was excellent. On the day of our departure we forgot out money and passports in the safe. We panicked and rang the hotel on our way to the airport. The hotel manager offered to jump into her car immediately and deliver our passports to us. She even refused to take money for her kindness. We were more than grateful since we nearly missed our flight due to our forgetfulness. Thank you, Empress Hotel, we will be back!
Perfect location super friendly front desk personnel and a beautiful spacious room with very nice large shower and all with a breakfast included. Very impressed.
The hotel is well located, right in the middle of La Jolla village, close to shops and restaurants, and a short walk to the ocean. Room was quiet and clean; bathroom quite spacious. Decent continental breakfast. Can't beat it for the price!
Only street parking, with the necessity of moving the car now and then (this is if you don't opt for the $18/day valet service). It worked out for us, as we were out and about frequently anyway.
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