Empress Hotel of La Jolla

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Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
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Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Empress Hotel of La Jolla

Empress Hotel of La Jolla

3 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

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
  • Personal protective equipment
7766 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA, 92037

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMuseum of Contemporary Art San Diego3 min walk
  • Popular LocationLa Jolla Cove15 min walk
  • Popular LocationWindansea Beach17 min walk
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)17 min drive

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About this area

La Jolla

Empress Hotel of La Jolla is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. Children's Cove and Cuvier Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Birch Aquarium and Belmont Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Del Mar Racetrack or Petco Park. Kayaking and snorkeling offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and mountain biking nearby.

What's nearby

  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - 3 min walk
  • Cuvier Park - 7 min walk
  • La Jolla Tide Pools - 11 min walk
  • La Jolla Cove - 15 min walk
  • Windansea Beach - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • VA Medical Center Station - 8 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 10 min drive
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 17 min drive

Restaurants

  • Manhattan of La Jolla — 1 min walk
  • The Cottage — 2 min walk
  • Bubba's Smokehouse BBQ — 2 min walk
  • Girard Gourmet — 3 min walk
  • Herringbone La Jolla — 4 min walk

About this property

Empress Hotel of La Jolla

3-star La Jolla hotel in Village of La Jolla with restaurant
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.

Guests can surf the web using the 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 on site (USD 28 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • 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
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (450 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 2

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 (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Phone accessibility kit
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Vibrating pillow alarm
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

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

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime

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 July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

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
Service animals are exempt from fees
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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Union Pay, and Carte Blanche; 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

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Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 640 out of 980 reviews
5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 271 out of 980 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 52 out of 980 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 980 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 980 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner, Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I liked that the rooms were a nice size, that I could bring my dogs and it was so close to walking to shops and restaurants. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Priced right and right in village...no need for a car.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel was located in a great area. Close walking distance from great shops and restaurants. It’s also dog friendly which is one of the main reasons we choose to stay here. Staff was welcoming and friendly and I would definitely stay here again soon.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The location is good yet it’s an outdated hotel . Not worth the money in my opinion.
Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff was great and very friendly.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021