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4.6 out of 5

"We had a wonderful stay at The Empress Hotel. The location was perfect for walking around La Jolla and the staff was very helpful. The rooms were larg ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 16 Jun 2018

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near La Jolla Cove

Oceanside stay

Your stay at this Village of La Jolla hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of La Jolla Cove and Windansea Beach. La Jolla Shores Park and Birch Aquarium are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Business services

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 2 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and valet parking. WiFi in public areas is free.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 73 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while refrigerators and microwaves offer the conveniences of home. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include free WiFi and room service.

Superior Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$136* Per night/room Mar 8 - Mar 9

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Empress Hotel of La Jolla ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Empress Hotel of La Jolla

Everyone (5)
5 out of 5

Great boutique hotel steps from beach

We had a wonderful stay at The Empress Hotel. The location was perfect for walking around La Jolla and the staff was very helpful. The rooms were large, nicely decorated and very clean. I’d highly recommend this hotel.

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 18, 2018 by Joel Majors

Dear Guest, We are happy that you had a wonderful stay with us at the Empress Hotel! Our location is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer! I am glad that you enjoyed your room and the amenities that we provide! Thanks for recommending us to your friends and family! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

4 out of 5

Nice hotel with a friendly staff and easy access

The staff was very friendly and provided good recommendations for places to eat and activities. The hotel is perfectly located to be close to everything but still quiet at night.

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 3, 2017 by Joel Majors

Dear Traveler, I appreciate your mention of out associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. Our location is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. I am glad that you enjoyed it! Thanks for your review. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

5 out of 5

Honeymoon in San Diego-LaJolla

Pros: Friendly staff, great room, very quiet. Continental breakfast each morning with a variety for everyone.
Location: Beaches around LaJolla. Chance to see the Sea Lions and Seals. Boutique shopping and good restaurants.
this was a three night honeymoon for me and my husband.

Posted by , from Dallas,Tx on Jun 25, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 26, 2017 by Joel Majors

Dear Michael, Congratulation on your honeymoon! I appreciate your comments of about our friendly helpful staff! We are happy that you enjoyed our morning continental breakfast as you mention there is something for everyone! Come back and see us again soon! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

5 out of 5

Great staff/location

Staff went out of way to be very professional and provided great services.

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 18, 2017 by jmajors@empress-hotel.com

Dear Guest, Thank you for you recent stay with us. I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is out goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

4 out of 5

California experience

Pros: Location, price and comfort.
Great location, very comfortable hotel, clean and very nice staff.

Posted by , from Alabama on Sep 26, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 2, 2015 by jmajors@empress-hotel.com

Dear Guests, I appreciate your mention of our staff and great location. Thanks for staying with us! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

About the Empress Hotel of La Jolla

Location 7766 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and limo/town car service. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 450 square feet (42 square meters) and includes conference space. A terrace, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Empress Hotel of La Jolla. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star La Jolla hotel is smoke free.

  • 73 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 450 sq ft of conference space
  • 42 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Towels for the beach
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) (21.2 km / 13.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Empress Hotel of La Jolla offers 73 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This La Jolla hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in December 2015.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Manhattan of La Jolla - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per accommodation, per day
  • Weight limit: 50 lbs
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 28 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Empress Hotel
  • Empress Hotel La Jolla
  • Empress La Jolla
  • Hotel Empress
  • Empress Hotel Jolla
  • Empress Jolla
  • Empress Of La Jolla La Jolla
  • Empress Hotel of La Jolla Hotel
  • Empress Hotel of La Jolla La Jolla
  • Empress Hotel of La Jolla Hotel La Jolla
  • Empress Hotel of La Jolla A Greystone Hotel

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.