Room was smallish, but decorated well and very comfortable. The hotel is very old, so one elevator on one side, and small halls, etc. Halls need a bit of maintenance (new paint, new carpet), but the room was lovely.
The pool looked great, (too cold for my visit), and this is a great location to park your car and not leave for a weekend.
Had a kitchen and fireplace! Two views of the ocean and a big bathroom. I was really pleased as I didn't expect anything but a nice room. It was clean and the staff was very accommodating. The restaurant was very good, also. I was very happy and would stay again. Right by the ocean and convenient to everything.
The hotel was great. The rooms were a little outdated and didn't have a microwave. However, the pool and hot tub were wonderful. The best part of this hotel was that it was right on the beach and next to a park. We took many walks on the beach and spent a great deal of time on the balcony listening to the waves. Staff was accommodating and resolved any issues we had.
We wanted a hotel close to UCSD to visit our daughter and the Estancia worked perfectly. The hotel is very nice with lovely grounds. From the moment you enter the driveway off of the very busy Torrey Pines Road, you immediately feel the tranquility of the hotel. We enjoyed drinks and appetizers at the Mustangs cafe which also had a lovely patio with a fireplace. Most important was the close proximity to UCSD.
We really enjoyed our stay at The Empress. We were pleasantly surprised how big the was and how nicely appointed it was. The location is fantastic and you can walk all around La Jolla. There are great restaurants, shops and fitness centers within 2 blocks along with a great supermarket and CVS. I would highly recommend this hotel
Spanish for “The Jewel,” La Jolla is 13 miles north of downtown San Diego. One of the country’s most affluent communities, La Jolla is known for its fine homes, wonderful beaches, wonderful restaurants, and stunning natural scenery. It is home to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Stephen Birch Aquarium and Museum.