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out of 126 reviews
We had really good experience here. Everything was good.
My husband and I stayed at the Empress for three nights during out first trip to La Jolla. I spent a lot of time narrowing down my choice before booking and am very happy we went with the Empress. The hotel is perfectly located--right in the village, just a few blocks from the water and walking distance to many great shops and restaurants. The new breakfast room was very nice and the free breakfast was just enough for us (which made it easy to just get out and explore). Everyone at the hotel was very friendly and although we didn't end up really needing any significant service (had no problems and made our own itinerary) I got the impression that had we needed anything they would have been very helpful. I really liked the lay out of the room. There was enough space that we could spend the time we were in the room on the couch or at the table instead of having to sit on the bed. Also, the windows opened, which was a nice touch. I would certainly stay at this hotel again. I doubt there is a better value in La Jolla.
Very nice hotel, pleasant stuff, very good location. Next time in La Jolla, only this hotel...
“Would definitely stay here again”
I had an amazing time in La Jolla and the location of this hotel was key. I had the best runs of my life down by La Jolla Cove each morning and really enjoyed the continental breakfast afterward! The staff was friendly and they give you home baked cookies when you check in. :D
“great lajolla location”
The staff was friendly and very helpful. The breakfast had many healthy choices with great coffee. The location was perfect for walking to everything especially along the oceanfront. We lived in La Jolla years ago and it was like coming home again. A wonderful trip. The only drawback was that the pillows were cheap foam and not comfortable. Next time I'll bring my down pillow.
“will go back”
Nice,Clean,very friendly,location location
“quick trip to La Jolla”
I loved staying here and will do so in my next trip. walking distance to the water and everything in the village of La Jolla.
“Lovely European-style hotel”
Can't wait to go back to this lovely little hotel. Excellent location close to the beach, restaurants and shopping. Reasonable for such a pricey tourist town. Very comfortable room and helpful staff saw to our every need.
Officially a 3.5* hotel, but more like 5* in my opinion. Services fantastic(incl. valet parking and free internet access), staff polite and knowledgeable, location ideal (near the famous coves)and decoration lovely. A big thumbs up!
“Enjoyed the Empress”
This was a great place to stay because you could walk to everything in La Jolla. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Their recommendations of restaurants, bars, and activities were perfect. Free valet parking was a plus. A continental breakfast was included and - we ate there and also The Cottage down the street which was amazing.