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Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Flat-screen TV
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.
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Excellent stay, felt very safe with their COVID precautions. Fantastic location in the middle of beautiful La Jolla. Very friendly staff. Highly recommend

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business Services
  • Parking Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLa Jolla Cove15 min walk
    Popular LocationWindansea Beach17 min walk
    Popular LocationUniversity of California-San Diego7 min drive
    AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)23 min drive
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  • Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsSuperior Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

About this area

La Jolla

Empress Hotel of La Jolla is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at La Jolla Cove and Windansea Beach, while Birch Aquarium and Belmont Park are popular area attractions. Hotel Circle and SeaWorld are not to be missed. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and snorkeling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and mountain biking.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • La Jolla Cove - 15 min walk
  • Windansea Beach - 17 min walk
  • Pacific Beach Park - 6 min drive
  • University of California-San Diego - 7 min drive
  • Black's Beach - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • VA Medical Center Station - 8 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 10 min drive
  • AirportSan Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 23 min drive

Restaurants

  • Manhattan of La Jolla — 1 min walk
  • Herringbone La Jolla — 4 min walk
  • Living Room — 5 min walk
  • Puesto — 5 min walk
  • Bernini's Bistro — 5 min walk

About this property

Empress Hotel of La Jolla

3-star La Jolla hotel in Village of La Jolla, near La Jolla Cove
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a 24-hour business center. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, valet parking, conference space, and concierge services are onsite. All 73 rooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. Free WiFi and room service are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with cable channels.
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.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking: USD 28 per night
  • Electric car charging station
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (450 square feet)

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Renovated guestrooms - December 2015
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

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

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per accommodation, per day
Up to 50 lbs
Food and water bowls are available
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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

We should mention

This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Empress Hotel of La Jolla and receive a full refund?
Yes, Empress Hotel of La Jolla offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Empress Hotel of La Jolla cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?
As of Nov 28, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Empress Hotel of La Jolla on Nov 30, 2020 start from $126, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Empress Hotel of La Jolla pet-friendly?
Yes, Empress Hotel of La Jolla allows pets with a maximum weight of up to 50 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 25 per accommodation, per day.
How much is parking at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?
Valet parking is available for USD 28 per night.
What time is check-in at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM - anytime.
What time is check-out at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Empress Hotel of La Jolla located?
Located in Village of La Jolla, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla Cove, and Windansea Beach. La Jolla Shores Park and Birch Aquarium are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great stay
Excellent stay, felt very safe with their COVID precautions. Fantastic location in the middle of beautiful La Jolla. Very friendly staff. Highly recommend
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing
Oh my god! I recommend this hotel 100%! It wasn’t only an amazing location but the front desk staff was absolutely amazing! Jon and the morning colleague were professional and provide amazing customer service. They gave us amazing recommendations of restaurants and beaches to visit. I will definitely be back and stay here again! Really close to restaurants/shopping/beach. Be aware that places close early in La Jolla!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

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La Jolla getaway
Always a great time in La Jolla at the Empress. Manhatten restaurant is fantastic as well.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Clean, very updated hotel. Walking distance to downtown La Jolla and the beach. I highly recommend the Empress
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Impressed with Empress
We have never stayed in La Jolla before and thought it might be nice to change it up. Upon arrival the staff was extremely friendly and attentive...I believe their names were Larry and Carl? They were awesome. The room was very clean and the hotel location was wonderful. Surrounded by a lot of good places to eat and also walking distance to the beach!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

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