Ratings based on 553 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Dallas Tx

Comfortable, clean & centrally located!

Posted Jul 30, 2015
My wife and I loved our stay! It's a short walk to the ocean and very close to some great restaurants! The staff was kind and friendly! Comfortable beds. The continental breakfast was a nice plus!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from manitoba, winnipeg

Great hotel

Posted Jul 15, 2015
Great hotel, staff was very polite and helpful. They offer valet parking for 20$ a day I believe but if you'll be out for majority of the day just park on the street just be aware of the signs!!! Walking distances to stores, beach isn't too far either!! They have complimentary breakfast which was good. I really enjoyed my stay!!! I would stay here again!!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from CA

Nice hotel staff

Posted Jul 12, 2015
Room we stayed in seemed a little outdated and small for a party of 2 adults and 2 kids- but good enough. we didn't come to hang out in the hotel, anyway. free breakfast was nice. Approximately 3 blocks away from beach. within 10 minutes walk to shops and restaurants.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Scottsdale, AZ

Nice in town hoel

Posted Jul 7, 2015
Pros: The whole experience.
Cons: Nothing
Location: We can to see the fireworks for the 4th of July which we could see clearly from our top floor room.
This is probably our 4th stay at the hotel. We have 2 small dogs and they cater to dogs. We had a 5th floor room with a king bed that was comfortable and there was plenty of room for all of us. We love the location and Manhattan, the 5 star Italian restaurant on the 1st floor.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Phoenix

Great hotel in great location

Posted Jul 7, 2015
La jolla is an expensive destination..but,the Empress Hotel made made my week long stay reasonable. The room was well appointed , the bed and pillows were comfortable and the staff was exceptional. A nice continental breakfast was served every morning. I would definitely stay here again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from southeastern desert of california

Nice weekend getaway with adult daughter

Posted Jul 6, 2015
Pros: very comfortable beds, rain shower, turn down service with chocolates. Like staying at someone's bed and breakfast. The small details count
Cons: valet parking or take your chances parking on the street. Once you understand this, it works out OK
Location: small beach, a secluded cove with seals, shopping, museums, great restaurants
Stayed overnight and did a girl's night out. The check in was smooth and the staff were very friendly. Made us feel comfortable. Great dinner and breakfast suggestions at El Pescador and Cody's restaurants ! Slightly off the beach area about two blocks away but priced right and everything is in walking distance. Small hotel, Would recommend and would stay again next time in La Jolla
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Toowoomba

Great location and staff

Posted Jul 5, 2015
Staff were really helpful and friendly; room was clean and the bed was comfortable.Excellent location in La Jolla. The continental breakfast (included in room fee) was very good and so was the selection of complimentary teas and coffees in the lobby. Downsides: no bath tub, a view of the road, some furnishings a bit dated.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Gig Harbor, WA

Responsive Staff: Even drove to the Hospital!

Posted Jul 2, 2015
Pros: Staff, breakfast, updated room. Charging stations on the bedside tables
Cons: New carpets. Especially in the elevators
Location: Lots of restaurants to walk to nearby.
The staff at Empress were very responsive. When I asked for water bottles for the workout room. They quickly brought several. The breakfast staff kept the items stocked and fresh. And when I cut my hand one staff member drove me to the nearest hospital!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Springfield, IL

Perfect in every way.

Posted Jun 30, 2015
Pros: Location and staff.
Cons: Nothing comes to mind.
Was in LaJolla for a family reunion. Location of hotel was great. Shopping in spare time, restaurants in abundance, best staff ever!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Pasadena, CA

Posted Jun 29, 2015
Excellent service and very convenient location. Would highly recommend this hotel to others.