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Empress Hotel

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • well-trained staff
  • near shops and restaurants
  • quiet street

    Cons

  • not exciting for kids
  • some travelers report that noise carries between the thin walls

Empress Hotel Review

Less glitzy than neighboring lodging options in La Jolla, the five-story Empress attracts business travelers and couples looking for a basic but comfortable place to stay. A few blocks from the ocean and Girard Avenue's upscale shops, the hotel has decent-size rooms that come with white comforters, bathrobes, and coffeemakers. Each of the four suites has a sofa bed and a spa tub; one has a grand piano. Every morning, a Continental breakfast is served on the secluded second-floor sundeck. The experienced and polite staff members are quick to assist.

    Hotel Details

  • 69 rooms, 4 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 12-03-2012

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