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Empress Hotel

  • 7766 Fay Ave. Map It
  • La Jolla
  • Practical Base


  • Well-trained staff
  • Near shops and restaurants
  • Quiet street


  • Not exciting for kids
  • Some travelers report that noise carries between the thin walls

Updated 10/17/2014

Fodor's 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.

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Hotel Information


7766 Fay Ave., San Diego, California, 92037, United States

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858-454–3001; 888-369–9900

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 69 rooms, 4 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 10/17/2014

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